"The representation of Muslims on screen — that feeds the policies that get enacted, the people that get killed, the countries that get invaded." "I think lives are quite literally at stake here," he said.
And actor-producer-director Eva Longoria, at times speaking with her 1-year-old son Santiago on her lap, said that "if you are a woman in this room, and you have a chance to hire a woman, hire her."
Art can provoke feeling, but its impact has limitations in the face of legal and systemic oppression, said Riz Ahmed, the activist and actor known for "The OA," "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" and "The Night Of," onstage at the CAA Amplify conference in Ojai on Tuesday, calling for the high-powered industry execs, talent, Wall Streeters and politicos in the room to act on reducing Islamophobic sentiment in the media.
"I'm not waiting for Hollywood," "Baby Driver" actor and Sign World Media founder CJ Jones, who is deaf, told the crowd. "The goal of my company is to serve and innovate and create and produce and hire deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals to become skilled in post-production."
and Uighur Muslims being held in detention camps in China. "With all my privilege and profile, I often wonder if this is going to be the year they round us up, if this is the year they're going to put Trump's Muslim registry into action, if this is going to be the year they ship us all off," he continued, citing international incidences of Islamophobia, including Brexit-based nationalism in the U.K.
His call to action for the Hollywood heavy hitters in the room, then, was to research how Muslims are represented on television and in movies in a data-driven, targeted, systemic way, so that ultimately Muslims aren't only portrayed as terrorists or bogeymen.
At times, he said, the airport guards swabbing him for explosives would ask for selfies or quote his raps back at him. Ahmed said he has learned hard lessons from fifteen years of getting secondarily searched at airports around the world, even as his work has earned him fans and acclaim.
Jordan and Jamie Foxx. "The efforts of individual artists or storytellers may be bold, they may be progressive, they may act as beacons of hope for other people, but in the face of institutional prejudice and institutionalized obstacles, systemic obstacles, our efforts can sometime still fall flat," he told the audience, a group that included Obama-era senior advisor Valerie Jarrett, "Patriot Act" creator Hasan Minhaj, playwright Young Jean Lee, Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson, and "Just Mercy" stars Michael B.
"Because we have to build the pipeline of talent, and we can't get that experience if we're never given the opportunity… "If you're a person of color, and you have a chance to hire a person of color, you hire them," she said. Be loud about it."” />
Ahmed, whose presentation won him a standing ovation, wasn't the only one who took the stage to promote inclusion.
I'm basically here to ask for your help. Super scary." "We need your help. "(Hasan Minhaj) could win a Peabody, I could win an Emmy, Ibtihaj Muhammad could win the Olympics, but some of these obstacles are systemic, and we can't really face them alone," he said. Because it's really scary to be a Muslim right now.

Nov. 20
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
10 Nov.
Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween
Nov. 9
Fugitiva
Little Odessa
Hoosiers
Species: the Awakening
Cape Fear
Stink!
My Santa
Little Odessa
The World Is Yours
Green Room
5 Nov.
The Bisexual: Season 1
Little Big Awesome: Season 1B
Sick Note: Season 2
Nov. 6
Bring It On: In It to Win It
Christmas with the Andersons
Leaving Las Vegas
Pete the Cat: A Very Groovy Christmas
1 Katt Williams: The Pimp Chronicles: Pt.
F is for Family: Season 3
The Big Lebowski
12 Nov.
Wicker Park
Q: A Conspiracy of Faith Dept.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Bachelor Party
De-Lovely
The Adventures of Tintin
Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow
The Break-Up
Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia
Killer Bees
Children of Men
Netflix
1 Nov.
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Gauntlet
November is also seeing the premiere of several platform originals, including the final season of Netflix's "House of Cards" and Julia Roberts' Amazon Prime debut, "Homecoming." The documentary "McQueen" is also joining Amazon's slate while Netflix will launch "Doctor Strange," "Sixteen Candles," and "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End." Hulu will see a similarly large influx of new films, including "Goldeneye," "Amelie," and "Kick-Ass."
Follow This: Part 3
Undrafted
Homecoming: Season 1
Made
Nov. 29
1983
Luis & The Aliens
Sabrina
Tiny Christmas
Death Wish 3
Jacob’s Ladder
Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
Damascus Cover
Westside
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
Nov. 3
Mighty Magiswords: Season 1B
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: Best Gift Ever
Homecoming: Season 1
Into The Dark: Flesh & Blood
Spirit Riding Free: Season 7
Holly Hobbie: Season 1
Happy as Lazzaro
Angela’s Christmas
Like Water
Nov. 12
Nov. 24
Aliens and Agenda 21
Ponysitters Club: Season 2
An Ordinary Man
Existenz
21
Tomorrow Never Dies
Downsizing
My Girl
The Great British Baking Show: Collection 6
The Pixar Story
The Final Table
Inside Jokes: Season 1
Nov. 30
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
10 to Midnight
May The Devil Take You
Cam
Guns of the Magnificent Seven
Nov. 7
Four Rooms
Nov. 9
Hip-hop Houdini: Season 1
Hollywood Game Night: Season 6
The Princess Switch
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Thursday Night Football: Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks
Goldeneye
Beat Bugs: Season 3
Searching for Bobby Fischer
Box of Moon Light
Nov. 24
Monster’s Ball
The Durrells in Corfu: Season 3
Guns of the Magnificent Seven
Sixteen Candles
Angels in the Snow
McQueen
Lord of War
Diamonds are Forever
Wonder
Amelie
Joey
Candyman: Day of the Dead
Dysfunktional Family
Scary Movie 2
The Accused
The English Patient
Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams
Supercop
Ocean’s Eleven
Big Hero 6
Duck, You Sucker (A Fistful of Dynamite)
Thunderball
Christmas Belle
Nov. 30
Back to Christmas
John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons
Alice
K, Season 2
Larger Than Life
The Little Death
The World is Not Enough
The Bank Job
Mulholland Falls
Gloria
Doctor Strange
The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin
Scenic Route
Nov. 3
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 4
Kulipari: Dream Walker
The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep
The World Is Not Enough
Nov. 8
Bigfoot
Brainchild
Blue Chips
Box of Moonlight
K2
A Puppy for Christmas
Nov. 17
Cloverfield
Planet Hulk
The Mexican
Outlaw King
Medal of Honor
Gotti
28 Days Later
Hero (“Ying Xiong”)
A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding
The Children Act
A Cinderella Christmas
Dietland: Season 1
Spy Kids: Mission Critical: Season 2
Under the Tree
A View to Kill
Super Drags
Nov. 7
15 Nov.
27 Nov.
Amazon Prime
Rajma Chawal
Ninja III: The Domination
A Fairly Odd Christmas
Johnny Reno
Nov. 4
Hostel
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
Sex and the City: The Movie
Best of Enemies
A Fistful of Dynamite
Nov. 16
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Carnage Park
The Magnificent Seven Ride!
Pocoyo: Season 4
De-Lovely
9 Nov.
Into the Forest
Assault on Precinct 13
Michael Clayton
Die Another Day
The Mod Squad
Loving Pablo
The Spy Who Loved Me
Gymkhana Files: Season 1
15 Nov.
Death Wish
Dept. Q: The Keeper of Lost Causes
16 Nov.
Married With Children: Seasons 1-11
Nov. 20
Cartel Land
Nov. 22
Happy Christmas
The Mighty
Soufra
Desperate Hours
16 Nov.
My Dad is Scrooge
Making Contact (Joey)
Ocean’s Twelve
Hostel 2
Hostel: Part II
Beginning with the animated film "Angela's Christmas" on Nov. 1, Netflix is adding several holiday movies to its streaming slate, including "The Holiday Calendar," "The Princess Switch," and "A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding." Hulu and Amazon Prime are also following suit with "A Cinderella Christmas" on Nov. 1, respectively. 15 and "Christmas With the Kranks" on Nov.
See the full list of upcoming titles below:
Loudon Wainwright III: Surviving Twin
Invasion U.S.A.
The Christmas Calendar
Bumping Mics with Jeff Ross & Dave Attell
The Expanse: Season 3
The Holiday Calendar
The Tribe
ReMastered: Tricky Dick & The Man in Black
La Reina del Flow
The Birdcage
Narcos: Mexico
Broken Star
Dust 2 Glory
Keepers of the Magic
Warrior: Season 1
Death Wish IV: The Crackdown
Little Man Tate
Little Black Book
License to Kill
23 Nov.
Alice
Nina’s World:Season 2
Hoodwinked Too! Evil Hood vs.
Siberia
Pleasantville
Wild Kratts: Creatures of the Deep Sea
2 Nov.
The Man with the Golden Gun
Kick-Ass
The Birdcage
Rob Roy
Radio Days
Mulholland Falls
The Wolfpack
Fair Game – Director’s Cut
Nov. 21
Downsizing
Patriot: Season 2
Soapdish
Vaya
Little Women: Season 1
Nov. 30
Santa Hunters
The Faculty
Transcendence
Benny & Joon
Kick-Ass
The Living Daylights
2 Nov.
The Crew
Terms of Endearment
Desperate Hours
Naughty & Nice
Dallas Cowboys Thursday Night Football: New Orleans Saints vs.
Hostel
3 Nov.
The Living Daylights
Moonraker
A Christmas Kiss II
Holly’s Holiday
Hulu
Nov. 6
Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny
Girlfriends of Christmas Past
Julie & Julia
Oh My Ghost
Dept Q: The Absent One
XXX
Nov. 1
Baby
21 Nov.
You Only Live Twice
19 Nov.
Prince of Peoria
Sailor Moon: Season 3
Thursday Night Football: Carolina Panthers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Nov. 22
Leaving Las Vegas
Creative Galaxy: Arty’s Holiday Masterpiece
Child’s Play
Map of the Human Heart
2 Nov.
Never Say Never Again
Nov. 18
The Red Violin (Le violon rouge)
Bean’s Holiday Mr.
They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead
Die Another Day
The Motorcycle Diaries (Diarios de motocicleta)
Scary Movie 3
Treehouse Detectives: Season 2
Made
8 Nov.
From Russia with Love
Baskets: Season 3
20 Nov.
12 Dog Days Till Christmas
The Magnificent Seven Ride
Candyman 3: Day of the Dead
Rescue Dawn
The Judgement
Good Will Hunting
Jet Li’s Fearless
The Secret of the Nutcracker
Condemned
House of Cards: Season 6
Phantoms
The Last Kingdom: Season 3
2001 Maniacs
XXX: State of the Union
Albert
National Lampoon’s Animal House
Excalibur
The Condemned
A Medea Halloween Boo 2!
For Your Eyes Only
Jane Eyre
Sleepless” />
Dr. No
A Dogwalker’s Christmas Tale
To Build or Not to Build: Season 2
Weird Science
Live and Let Die
Hellraiser IV: Bloodline
Europa Report
Tiempo compartido
18 Nov.
The Sea of Trees
Italian for Beginners
Barbie The Pearl Princess
The Red Violin
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
The Other Side of the Wind
Like Water
Nov. 18
Top Chef: Season 15
Nov. 8
Little Man Tate
Daylight’s End
Christmas With the Kranks
Nov. 29
Missing in Action II: The Beginning
Wonder
Lord of War
Nov. 21
Barbie Mariposa and Her Butterfly Fairy Friends
Nov. 1
Rodeo & Juliet
Married by Christmas
The March Sisters at Christmas
The Kominsky Method
Harry Brown
Christmas may be more than a month away, but that isn't stopping streaming platforms from adding some holiday cheer to their November lineups.
13 Nov.
10 Nov.
Ocean’s Thirteen
Cruel Intentions
Goldfinger
Six: Season 2
Nov. 23
25 Nov.
11 Nov.
Mirzapur: Season 1
The Interpreter
29 Nov.
Death by Magic
The Remains
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Motown Magic
2001 Maniacs
The Christmas Chronicles
Nov. 22
15 Nov.
Harry Brown
Never Back Down
Vanderpump Rules: Season 6
Nov. 13
Frontier: Season 3
Revenge of the Ninja
Beat: Season 1
28 Nov.
From Dusk Till Dawn

That opening would be a head start on Kate McKinnon's previous comedy, "Rough Night," which launched with $8 million. Meanwhile, Lionsgate and Imagine's "The Spy Who Dumped Me" is shooting for a release between $10 million and $15 million. It went on to earn $47 million worldwide on a $20 million budget.
"Christoper Robin," Disney's live-action adaptation based on the characters from Winnie the Pooh, hopes to tap into nostalgia when it opens on 3,500 screens. He reunites with his stuffed friends — including Tigger, Eeyore, and Piglet — who help him find his way. Ewan McGregor plays an adult version of Winnie the Pooh's old pal Christopher Robin, who is now a businessman who has lost his sense of imagination. The cast also includes Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael, and Mark Gatiss. Jim Cummings, the original voice behind Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, returns, and Brad Garrett voices Eeyore. Marc Forster directed from a screenplay by Alex Ross Perry and Allison Schroeder.
In "The Spy Who Dumped Me," Mila Kunis and McKinnon portray two best friends who get chased through Europe by assassins after they unwittingly get caught up in an international conspiracy when one finds out the boyfriend who dumped her works for the CIA. (You know, that old story.) Susanna Fogel directed and co-wrote with David Iserson, while Justin Theroux, Gillian Anderson, Hasan Minhaj, and Sam Heughan round out the cast.
1. Should the latest chapter have a similar hold, the spy thriller could surpass "Christopher Robin" and take the No. slot. "Fallout's" predecessor, "Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation" only dropped 48% in its second weekend. Last weekend, the sixth installment of the "Mission: Impossible" franchise opened with a series-best $61.2 million.
The stoner comedy, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, stars Mia Mitchell, Camila Morrone and "Saturday Night Live's" Kyle Mooney.” /> Another A24 title, "Never Goin' Back," is also opening at the specialty box office.
Finally, Dinesh D'Souza's controversial documentary "Death of a Nation" is aiming for $3 million. In his review for Variety, Owen Gleiberman says, "Dinesh D'Souza goes over the top — of hate, and of truth — in his latest documentary, a radical-right screed that equates liberalism with Nazism." It's been a strong summer at the box office for documentaries, though acclaimed titles "Won't You Be My Neighbor," "RBG," and "Three Identical Strangers" have opted for themes of encouragement and sincerity.
After a supercharged few months, the end of popcorn season is approaching.
Prior to that, "Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party" made $13 million. D'Souza's last movie was "2016 Obama's America," which topped out with $33 million.
It will need to pick up steam in its theatrical run to justify its $34 million price tag. Fox's young adult sci-fi thriller "The Darkest Minds" is hoping to collect around $8 million when it opens on 3,127 screens. Jennifer Yuh Nelson, who had a hand in "Kung Fu Panda" and helmed its two sequels, is making her live-action directorial debut. Chad Hodge penned the script, based on Alexandra Bracken's novel. "The Darkest Minds,"  starring Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore and Gwendoline Christie, follows a group of teenagers who are on the run from the government after mysteriously getting superpowers.
The final wide releases are each aiming for single digit debuts.
Elsie Fisher stars in the coming-of-age comedy about a middle schooler navigating her last week of eighth grade. It began its limited run with the best-per-screen average of the year and has since picked up $3.1 million. Elsewhere at the box office, Bo Burnham's "Eighth Grade" is expanding nationwide.
The domestic box office weekend looks to be a battle between Disney's "Christoper Robin" and the sophomore frame of Tom Cruise's "Mission: Impossible – Fallout" as both titles head for three-day totals around $30 million. Newcomer "The Spy Who Dumped Me" is targeting low double-digits.