Lamar also spoke about Abloh during a recent visit to Freedom Skatepark in Accra, Ghana, as captured in a video posted by Spotify. Lamar rapped "Long live Virgil" and ended the song by repeating the designer's last name. The outro of "Count Me Out" found Lamar offering the tribute to Abloh, who died last November from cardiac angiosarcoma. Lamar had previously paid tribute to Abloh earlier this year by wearing a custom outfit from Abloh's final Louis Vuitton collection during his performance at the Super Bowl halftime show.
Kendrick Lamar made an appearance during Paris Fashion Week Thursday, performing songs from his new album at the Louis Vuitton showcase and paying special tribute to Virgil Abloh, the late fashion designer and artistic director of Louis Vuitton's menswear collection.” />
Songs he performs from the album include "Savior," "Rich Spirit," "Count Me Out" and, finally, the single "N95." In a video posted by the luxury fashion brand on its official YouTube page as part of its spring-summer 2023 launch, Lamar begins rapping around the 13-minute mark. Morales & the Big Steppers" album, wearing the crown of thorns featured on the album's cover. Lamar appeared at the event seated in the crowd next to Naomi Campbell and his manager Dave Free, before going into performance mode. While the models walked the catwalk, Lamar rapped songs from his recent "Mr.
Lamar is currently in Europe promoting "Mr. Watch the video from Louis Vuitton below. Next month will see him begin his tour supporting the album in the United States. Morale & the Big Steppers." Thursday night will see him play the Milano Summer Festival in Milan, and he will headline Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage on Sunday.

How does LaBella approach those scenes?
While the show typically shoots on weekdays, weekends aren’t always out of the question, King says: “If the family had something coming up where they want to shoot, then we had a crew that could rally and get those spontaneous moments.”
That means the camera crew for the new Hulu series simply titled “The Kardashians,” headed by cinematographer Travis LaBella, had to be “ready for anything at any moment if a storyline should present itself,” says the DP.
LaBella worked with showrunner Danielle King to elevate the freshly formatted series for its new home at Hulu. “Our overall approach was to make the show look a lot more cinematic — to upgrade and elevate the cameras, the lenses and the interview look,” says King.
In another episode, LaBella is in a car with Khloé and Kris. Kris fields a call from Travis Barker explaining how he is going to propose to Kourtney Kardashian. “We had no idea what was going to happen, and one of the biggest stories of the season was about to happen,” LaBella says. It was a little rougher — we didn’t have many cameras [given] what the scene would bring — but at least we had one rolling.” “It was huge, and you feel the weight of the moment.
One example is a phone call in Episode 1, with Kim packing for her “Saturday Night Live” appearance. When her son Saint reveals that the Roblox video game mentions a “new” sex tape of her featuring unreleased footage from her original 2007 tape, she fields calls to her legal team and can’t hide how upsetting she finds the situation.
“We started the day with an interview with Kris. “Today is a great example,” King says. But we have producer cams — and a producer that can shoot, mic and produce when needed.”” /> As we were wrapping up, I got a call from Kourtney, saying that she was about to go do a podcast, and that was not on our schedule. But when LaBella is in one place and something else is happening with another family member, that’s when other members of the team step in.
The key to keeping up with the family is access — unprecedented access. For the past 15 years, the Kardashians have been one of the most famous families on camera and off.
“There are a few moments when I’m tighter on her to get in her emotional space, but when the family [sister Khloé and mom Kris Jenner] leave, I went wide to show the full room. I also try to emphasize some of those moments, showing the subject in the spaces — and you let the camera breathe a bit.” It’s just her sitting there, alone, and there are clothes on the floor.
LaBella’s guidelines about which family members he would have access to and where provided a loose framework, but that, too, could all change dramatically at a moment’s notice.
“We didn’t want to over-light the scenes. It was about embracing the natural style.” It was only during sit-down interviews that he could more easily compose the frame and reflect the styles of the individuals. Often, LaBella didn’t know what would be happening and didn’t have time to stage scenes. Making use of tools including drone cams, he approached the filming style as “more fly on the wall,” he says.

The short-form comedy video virtuoso now has 142.8 million followers on TikTok, which puts him above previous top TikTok creator Charli D'Amelio (who currently has 142.3 million).
I love all of my videos and all of them have made me proud." According to Lame, the inspirations for his videos have included "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and Will Smith, Eddie Murphy, French actor Omar Sy — and cartoons. Asked which video he's most proud of creating, Lame, in a Q&A with TikTok last summer, replied, "I don't have one in particular.
"I will continue to work towards my dreams, knowing I can count on a beautiful community ready to cheer me on. "I am passionate about entertaining and making people laugh since childhood, and I am thankful to TikTok for offering me a global stage to share my passion with the rest of the world," Lame said in a statement in August 2021, when he surpassed 100 million followers. Thank you and I love you all!"
and he wordlessly demonstrates that she could extricate herself simply by removing the backpack. Lame's first video to go viral was from November 2020. In the video, which has been viewed more than 17 million times, he reacts to a video of a girl who is immobilized after some punk locks the backpack she's wearing to a post…
Lame was born in Senegal and his family moved when he was a year old to Chivasso, Italy. He launched his TikTok channel and shared his first comic video in March 2020, after he was laid off from a job in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.″ />
Khaby Lame is now the official king of TikTok.
The 22-year-old's comedy bits have gained a massive following, and he's become one of the most-recognized and loved TikTok creators globally. Lame's iconic facial expressions and body language (his videos typically do not include dialog) have allowed his content to have worldwide appeal, and he's developed a specialty for reaction videos and spoofing absurd lifehacks.

The center also announced together with De Niro that it will be hosting a gala entitled “A Celebration of Film” to celebrate the center’s 65 year anniversary. The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin has announced it will be creating a new endowment to honor Robert De Niro called the De Niro Curator Film.
Danny Bilson, SCA professor, chair of IMGD and director of USC Games, will be installed as the John Riccitiello chair in Games and Interactive Media. The donation provides a permanent source of financial support to help the school continue to be a creative incubator for future professional interactive media creators.
“I strongly believe in and support what the Harry Ransom Center does to open the creative process of filmmaking to students and the community,” De Niro said. “The Center has done a remarkable job curating a breadth of collections underscoring the history of the art form and the business.”
John Riccitiello Donates $14 Million to USC School of Cinematic Arts
Harry Ransom Center Creates Endowment Honoring Robert De Niro, Announces Anniversary Gala
In 2006, the acclaimed actor donated his archive documenting his cinematic career, and he has continually made additional contributions of materials through the present, adding to the Center’s vast collection of records and objects related to landmark films in American culture. For over 16 years, De Niro has shown a continued dedication to the center and its mission.
“This endowment will support the ongoing work to preserve film history and inspire the next generation of filmmakers.”” /> “It is a privilege to welcome Robert De Niro, a great friend of the Ransom Center and ardent supporter of the arts, to Austin as we celebrate 65 years of archiving important American cultural history,” Harry Ransom Center director Stephen Enniss said.
Eric Brevig and Greg Butler have been hired as visual effect supervisors at VFX and animation studio DNEG, the studio announced Thursday.
The “Celebration of Film” gala, which is set to take place September 24 at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center in Austin, will highlight the impact and legacy of film archival history and will benefit the Center's film collection and research mission. The Ransom Center’s film archive tells the stories of significant producers, directors, writers and actors from Hollywood’s long history.
Adding professionals with track records, talent, and expertise such as theirs further solidifies DNEG as the VFX and animation studio leader in the category.” “I am proud to have both Eric and Greg, two highly accomplished industry veterans each with their own incredible legacy of breathtaking work, join DNEG’s creative ranks,” Namit Malhotra, DNEG Chairman and CEO, said in a statement. “Eric and Greg will certainly help us continue to push the creative boundaries of what is possible during this period of technological advancement in our industry and unprecedented demand for our services.
Muslim Public Affair Council Announces Honorees for 30th Annual Media Awards
Muslim Public Affairs Council's annual Media Awards will honor series "We Are Lady Parts," "Mira, Royal Detective," "United States of Al"; feature "I'll Meet You There" and "Americanish"; as well as journalist Amna Nawaz and actor-activist Hisham Nawfiq. The 30th anniversary of the awards will also pay tribute to the 78 past honorees. The virtual awards ceremony takes place June 26.
The games industry is the fastest growing sector of the entertainment industry, and this endowment will ensure our students have the long-lasting support necessary to continue to break barriers and find new ways to create impactful games, interactive experiences and innovative research.” SCA Dean Elizabeth Daley said, “We are incredibly grateful to John Riccitiello for this generous and meaningful gift.
John Riccitiello, the CEO of San Francisco-based Unity Technologies, has donated $14 million to USC's School of Cinematic Arts Interactive Media & Games Division to establish the John Riccitiello Fund.
Brevig won for "Total Recall" in 1991, while Butler won and Oscar and a BAFTA for "1917" in 2020. Both Brevig and Butler come to the studio as winners of the Academy Award winners for best visual effects. In addition, Brevig received Oscar nomination for "Hook" and "Pearl Harbor" along with a BAFTA nomination for "Men in Black," while Butler received a BAFTA for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" and a Visual Effects Society Award for best character animation for his work on the character of Gollum on "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King."

Astin was most recently seen in the historical drama "Changing the Hearts of Men," alongside Kelsey Grammar. McDonough played a recurring role on the second season of "Yellowstone," the hit western series on Paramount Network, and also appeared on "Justified." Reinhart is best known for placing third on Season 10 of "American Idol," while Tosta has appeared on all four seasons of "Mayans M.C." and Smith has been recently seen in a recurring role on "United States of Al."
Per ETM: "The story centers on Stables’ character, a Grinchy workaholic CEO whose whole world comes crashing down, before, with help from a Supermarket Santa and a little holiday magic, she realizes the key to letting go of her painful past is to become the twinkling light that both her town and her family needs."
The cast also includes Alison Eastwood ("The Mule"), Melody Thornton of the Pussycat Dolls, Montana Tucker, Sadie Stratton, Caylee Cowan and Blake Leeper. "Holiday Twist" is being produced by veteran "Home Alone" producer Scott Rosenfelt, alongside Garvin, Amanda Archer, Nick Theurer and Joe Dadic. The film is written by Stephanie Garvin ("The Trial of the Chicago 7") of ETM Pictures, who also directs the film.
"Holiday Twist," an upcoming feature from ETM Pictures, announced on Thursday that a group of cast members added to the film, with production up and running in Los Angeles.
"Holiday Twist" is, fittingly, set to be released this holiday season.” />
Sean Astin ("Lord of the Rings"), Neal McDonough ("Yellowstone"), Haley Reinhart ("F is for Family"), Emily Tosta ("Mayans M.C.") and Brian Thomas Smith ("Big Bang Theory") will join the film, which is led by Kelly Stables ("Superstore"), and features James Maslow and Hugh Sheridan.

Jaffer added: “Disney Branded Television is the force behind some of the most beloved characters and stories of all time, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to join Ayo and the team as they develop a truly ambitious new slate of content to resonate with audiences across platforms and around the globe.”” />
Prior to Anonymous, Jaffer was senior vice president of business affairs for Disney+, overseeing business affairs for global scripted and unscripted series content, partnering closely with Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Television, Marvel, Pixar, National Geographic and Lucasfilm. Most recently, Jaffer was president of business affairs and operations at Anonymous Content, overseeing human resources, facilities and IT, in addition to BA.
“I’m delighted to welcome Tehmina back home to Disney and to the Disney Branded Television team,” Davis said. “Her strong leadership and vast experience across a variety of content and streaming businesses will be incredibly valuable as we continue to scale our best-in-class kids and family output.”
Savin announced her departure in a memo to staff in early May, citing a desire to focus on personal pursuits. Savin stayed on at Disney Branded TV for several weeks to assist in the transition. Jaffer, a former business affairs Disney+ exec, succeeds Adina Savin, who has served as executive vice president of Disney Branded TV's BA department for 23 years.
She will be based in Burbank, Calif., and report to Disney Branded Television President Ayo Davis.
Anonymous Content's Tehmina Jaffer has returned to the Disney fold, joining Disney Branded Television as head of business affairs.
In her new role, Jaffer will lead all aspects of business affairs, negotiations and contract administration for Disney Television Animation and Disney Branded Television live-action content created for Disney+, Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior.
She has also held roles in business affairs at Netflix and NBCUniversal, as well as the ABC Studios legal affairs team.

Robert Melnik negotiated the deal on behalf of Lionsgate.” />
Meredith Wieck and Jon Humphrey will oversee for Lionsgate. Wyck Godfrey, Isaac Klausner and Annika Patton will oversee the film for Temple Hill.
"Kayvion Lewis is a tremendous new talent, and we’re confident that Steven and our friends at Temple Hill and Hodson Exports will shepherd it into an electrifying movie.” “Thieves’ Gambit is a thrilling, wish-fulfilling, globetrotting adventure that will introduce the world to an iconic new heroine," Erin Westerman, Lionsgate’s president of production, said.
and Commonwealth rights. is joined by Christina Hodson and Morgan Howell to produce the upcoming adaptation. The series translation rights have already sold in 14 territories to date, and the first book is set to publish in fall 2023. Lewis will serve as executive producer. Simon & Schuster Children’s Books have acquired U.K. Lewis, a 23-year-old librarian, recently sold the book at auction in a seven-figure, three-book deal for North American rights to Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House. Caple Jr.
Following a bidding war, Lionsgate has acquired the motion picture adaptation rights to "Thieves’ Gambit," the upcoming young adult thriller by Kayvion Lewis. Steven Caple Jr. is attached to direct for Temple Hill Entertainment.
has previously directed "Creed II" and 2016's "The Land." The director is also behind the upcoming film "Transformers: Rise of the Beasts." The seventh installment to the "Transformers" series is currently in post-production and is set for a June 2023 release. Caple Jr.
Now, she must enter a dangerous, cutthroat competition that pits her against other young, talented thieves where winner takes all. The film is set to follow a young woman who was raised by her parents to be an expert thief.
"'Thieves’ Gambit' is such a unique perspective on the beloved heist genre and I am thrilled to be partnering up with Lionsgate and Kayvion to bring audiences a franchise that they can emotionally connect with and grow alongside," Caple Jr. said in a statement.

“And we look forward to all of the creative ingenuity ahead with both Josh and CrossCheck Studios."” /> “Josh is the perfect personality and creative to partner with as we launch 'Thursday Night Football on Prime Video,'” said Nick Pepper, head of studio creative content for Amazon Studios.
He has amassed over 41 million followers across his social media channels to date. Richards is social media influencer, entrepreneur, musician, writer, actor, and host. He is the CEO and co-founder of CrossCheck Studios, which last year brought Chris Sawtelle on to run the day-to-day business as president and co-founder.
Josh Richards has entered into a first-look deal with Amazon, Variety has learned exclusively.
"Collectively we will continue to push the boundaries surrounding the creator economy and content creation.” “As the media landscape continues to evolve, we’re excited for this new collaboration between CrossCheck Studios and Prime Video," Richards and Sawtelle said.
Under the terms of the deal, he will act as a brand ambassador for the streamer and will develop custom social media for its content, including the NFL's "Thursday Night Football." The pro football league signed an 11-year deal with Amazon in 2021 for the rights to the Thursday night games, with this fall's season being the first under the deal.
In addition to his work with CrossCheck Studios, Richards' other ventures include the venture fund Animal Capital, co-founding the talent collective Sway House, and formerly co-founding TikTok management and production company TalentX. His song, "Still Softish,” garnered over 100 million streams in 2020.
We cannot wait to get started building social content formats with Josh that will excite our customers all over the world.” “Josh has an amazing track record of creating engaging content that resonates with his millions of fans. “We are extremely excited to welcome Josh and his incredible team into the Amazon Studios and Prime Video fold,” said Lee Stimmel, head of influencer marketing for Amazon's Prime Video.
The deal will also see Richards work to create first-to-market creator marketing campaigns, next seen at VidCon, where he will attend and create custom content around the company's Creators Lounge, Creators Party, and multi-title activation. Additionally, Richards will create and produce television content for Amazon Studios.

Page and Diane Paulus-directed production is set to premiere on Broadway in September, before going on a 16-city National tour. From April 5 to May 7, the Ahmanson will host American Repertory Theater's revival of Sherman Edwards' Tony-winning "1776," which will feature an all-female cast in the roles of the founding fathers during the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The Jeffrey L.
Baker and associate artistic directors Luis Alfaro, Lindsay Allbaugh, Tyrone Davis, Neel Keller and Kelley Kirkpatrick. The initial programming lineup for the next season of the theater group, which operates the Ahmanson and the Mark Taper Forum, was announced on Thursday by managing director and CEO Meghan Pressman, producing director Douglas C.
Tickets to Taper productions are now on sale for subscribers at the Center Theater Group's website.” />
"A Soldier's Play" will run at the Ahmanson from May 23 to June 25. Additional programming for the Ahmanson, as well as programming for the Center Theater Group's Kirk Douglas Theater, will be announced at a later date. The Kenny Leon-directed revival of the Charles Fuller play, which won a Tony after playing on Broadway in 2020, will feature Norm Lewis in the central role.
“As we emerge from the pandemic and continue the leadership search to replace artistic sirector Michael Ritchie who retired at the end of 2021, I am proud of our artistic team and the bold collection of new work and modern classics we have assembled for the upcoming season,” Pressman said in a statement. “It is an impressive slate of powerful, poignant, funny and endlessly entertaining works that are both timeless and timely.”
22 to Jan. tour, will run from Dec. 1. premiere of "2:22 A Ghost Story," a West End play written by Danny Robins and directed by Matthew Dunster. 4, the Ahmanson will host three Broadway productions: "Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations," "1776" and "A Soldier’s Play." "Ain't Too Proud," a jukebox musical featuring the music of the Motown group now in its U.S. After "2:22 A Ghost Story" runs from Oct. The Ahmanson's season will kick off with the U.S. 29 to Dec.
3, 2023. It will end the season with two world premieres: "A Transparent Musical," a theatrical adaptation of the Amazon Prime series "Transparent," and "Fake It Until You Make It," a comedy from Indigenous playwright Larissa FastHorse. 15 to Dec. The Taper will also feature the West Coast premiere of "Clyde's," the Tony-nominated play from Pulitzer-winner Lynn Nottage that premiered on Broadway last November. "A Transparent Musical" runs from May 20 to June 25 next year, while "Fake It Until You Make It" runs from Aug. It will run from Nov. 2 to Sept. From March 8 to April 9, the theater will feature a 30th anniversary production of "Twilight: Los Angeles," Anna Deavere Smith's one-woman play about the Los Angeles Riots that originally premiered at the Taper. 18.
It will run at the Taper from Sept. The new production, which ran at the Shed in New York earlier this year, stars Cecily Strong and is directed by Leigh Silverman. 23. The Taper's season will open with "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe," a one-woman play written by Jane Wagner that originally starred Lily Tomlin in 1991. 21 to Oct.
Los Angeles' Center Theater Group will host two world premieres, a West Coast bow, a U.S. launch and several classics and modern hits for its 2022-23 season.

In another statement posted to Holder's Twitter account on Thursday, he said, "I have provided the committee with all requested materials and am fully cooperating with the investigation. I have no further comment at this time other than to say that our conversation today was thorough and I appreciated the opportunity to share more context about my project.”
"Can I move the table, as well?" a man asks while removing the glass of water. "I don't think you want to have the water in the picture, right? "Yeah, might as well take the table, as well," Trump responds, before asking him to return both to their original place because "it's missing something." Put it over there, Nick," Trump says in the clip. You can take it off.
6 documentary "Insurrection," the British filmmaker released two statements — via his legal counsel Russell Smith — saying that "the Trumps did not request, and were not granted, any editorial control over the series." In response to a CNN report that "Trump's allies" were promised editorial control over Alex Holder's Jan.
"Featuring never-before-seen footage of the Trump family on the campaign trail and their reactions to the outcome of the election, the docuseries will offer intimate and unprecedented interviews with Trump, his family and others who were in the White House," a spokesperson for the streamer told Variety. As Variety reported on Wednesday, the three-part docuseries will premiere on Discovery+ this summer.

Speaking to Variety, Smith said he hadn't spoken to Holder since the congressional deposition, and did not know the exact reasoning for releasing that clip. He also said that the statement about editorial control "did not relate" to the deposition Holder took part in earlier on Thursday.” />
He asks the filmmakers to move the table, then return it to its position with various changes as the filmmakers comply with his requests. Holder also posted a short clip from the documentary on his Twitter account, with a caption that read "The Trumps did not have editorial control. 5, 2020 and making directorial requests regarding a small table beside him with a glass of water on it. Full stop." The clip shows Trump preparing to be interviewed on Dec.
The New York Times reported that the subpoenaed footage comes out to about 11 hours of material, the contents of which are still unclear, though it includes interviews with Trump before and after the attack on the Capitol — meaning it could potentially aid investigators in understanding Trump's state of mind during that time.
In a social media post Wednesday, Holder said he "complied with a congressional subpoena to turn over footage captured during his work on a documentary series surrounding the final six weeks of President Trump’s re-election campaign, as well as never-before-seen footage of the Jan. 6 attack at the U.S. The statement was released shortly after Holder completed a closed-door deposition in front of the Jan. Capitol.” 6 House committee, which subpoenaed footage from the documentary as part of the ongoing investigation into the events surrounding that day.
"To the contrary, Alex Holder said at the outset that he would have full editorial control," the statement reads. "The Trumps also did not request any contractual right of control, or even review, so there is none.”