Kathleen Kennedy Hopes Star Wars’ Genuinely Female Heroines Change Film Industry

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy: “I think the character of Rey, the character of Jyn, these are empowered women that are not necessarily just taking on male characteristics. These are genuinely female heroines. I think that’s really important, and I think it will make a difference.” – Lucas Siegel, comicbook.com.   Read more:


White supremacists want to boycott Rogue One over its “anti-white agenda”

The Force Awakens was also met with prejudiced backlash for having female and black leads in Daisy Ridley and John Boyega in spam bots and a boycott only Jar Jar Binks would consider successful.” – Danette Chavez, A.V. Club.

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Lynette Wallworth: Trailblazer in the world of virtual reality

Nyarri tries virtual reality for the first time.

Virtual Reality filmmaker Lynette Wallworth takes the stage at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards next week as winner of the $10,000 Byron Kennedy Award for “outstanding creative enterprise” in film and television.

Her film, Collisions, invites audiences on a virtual reality journey to the land of indigenous elder, Nyarri Nyarri Morgan and the Martu tribe in the remote Western Australian desert.

Wallworth’s previous virtual reality film, Coral: Rekindling Venus, about the vibrant undersea life of coral reefs, was made for the domes of planetariums.