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Ava DuVernay has officially launched ARRAY Crew, a personnel database created to highlight women, people of color, and other underrepresented below-the-line crew members in Hollywood.

Changing the narrative is one of DuVernay’s goals as a creative, and her latest movement in that mission is the launch of ARRAY Crew. ARRAY Crew is an online platform managed by an all-women executive team, and it consists of more than 3,000 below-the-line members, according to a press release obtained by Baller Alert. As a part of WarnerMedia’s promise to promote inclusive hiring, the mass media company helped found ARRAY Crew alongside DuVernay.

ARRAY Crew will be supported by several major studios and streaming services, including Amazon Studios, Apple TV+, FOX Entertainment, NBCUniversal, Netflix, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, ViacomCBS, and Walt Disney Studios. Production companies A24, Bad Robot, John Wells Productions, and Shondaland will also be working alongside ARRAY Crew as partners. There are already more than 70 productions currently using the database, according to the press release.

The database includes a wide array of creatives working in the film and television industry. Hiring managers and line producers will be able to choose candidates who possess a variety of skills and talents, including sound technicians, costume designers, VFX designers, grips, lighting directors, and more.

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To create an ARRAY Crew profile, a film or television professional must be a least 18 years old and have to have one verifiable production credit. Once a professional’s profile is created, they will be able to upload their photos, videos, industry credits, and any other content that would help them obtain a position in their specific field. Adding content will come at no cost to the professional. While ARRAY Crew is still growing, U.S.-based profiles and productions are now accessible in seven cities, including Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, New Orleans, Miami, Washington, D.C., and Chicago. ARRAY Crew plans to go international by 2022.

DuVernay says she wants ARRAY Crew to help put an end to the longtime hiring disparities in Hollywood eventually. “We’ve ideated, incubated, and excited the ideas of ARRAY Crew over two years with one mission in mind: to help productions hire qualified crew candidates too often underrepresented, overlooked, and unknown. Our goal is simply to amplify more professionals in an effort to build inclusive film and television crews,” said DuVernay. “The overwhelming support of the studios and streamers has bolstered our belief that our industry can become a more balanced place to work for more kinds and cultures of people, resulting in stronger and more dynamic content for viewers and moviegoers.”

ARRAY Crew is an extension of DuVernay’s change non-profit ARRAY Alliance, an organization that works toward highlighting and providing opportunities to women and people of color filmmakers and creatives to promote more diversity in Hollywood. To learn more, visit ARRAYCrew.com.




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Open Post: Tyrese Gibson is off the market (Again)

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Sorry ladies, Tyrese Gibson is off the market again. The 42-year-old R&B singer recently kicked his estranged wife, Samantha, and their toddler daughter out of their Atlanta home when she filed for divorce.

Tyrese took to social media to beg God for forgiveness and to complain about the single life. That was last month.

It didn’t take long for Tyrese to find an Instagram model to keep his bed warm at night. According to Rhymeswithsnitch, her name is Zellie Timothy.

The newly minted couple was spotted sitting in a luxury box at the NBA All-Star Game in State Farm Arena in Atlanta on Sunday.

He captioned one Instagram post:

“sometimes you just gotta get out of the house stressing over shit you can’t change does nothing…….. Shout to those who ain’t got nothing figured out but just out here trying……….. Zzzzzzzzzz thank you for the laughs and good vibes I know I needed….. #AntiSocial no one knows what the future holds but I know who hold the future…. God! [ there is no greater WEALTH in the world than having a peace of mind ] say what you say if your not a. flat out evil and enjoy seeing people go though challenging times just keep me and my family in your prayers… Appreciate you…”

According to Tyrese, Zellie is of Dominican and Asian descent.

Tyrese has a history of failed relationships with women. He’s not getting any younger and his movie roles are drying up. He’s paying child support for two children plus maintaining at least three households.

Miss Zellie may have to get the bag as quickly she can before he dumps her for the next IG model.
 

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LeBron James 2004 Signed Logoman Card Sells For $1.29M

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An exclusive Logoman patch card signed by LeBron James in his rookie year has sold for $1.29 million in an auction.

Goldin Auctions handled the sale of the autographed 2004 Logoman game-used patch card. In total, the card sold for USD 1,291,500, which is an all-time record for any LeBron card created between the years 2004 and 2021. The autograph of the 2004 1/1 card was graded a ten by PSA.

The card includes LeBron seen in his former Cleveland Cavaliers jersey and features his blue ink signature and the bright Logoman jersey patch. Goldin Auctions describes the card as “abundantly appealing.”

The record for a LeBron rookie 2003-2004 patch card currently sits at USD 1.8 million. It is the ninth-most expensive sports trading card of all-time, according to Hypebeast.

LeBron James has come a long way from his impressive rookie year. Now playing his 18th NBA season, the 36-years-old is a four-time NBA MVP, a four-time NBA champion, Finals MVP, and 17-time All-Star.




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CDC Releases New COVID-19 Guidelines For Fully Vaccinated Adults

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has unveiled new guidelines for Americans who have received the COVID-19 vaccine.

According to the new guidelines, citizens who have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine may gather in small groups inside their homes with others who have been fully vaccinated. Masks nor social distancing are required during these gatherings. They may also spend time with unvaccinated citizens from one other household as long as they are at low risk for any severe illness.

Additionally, the guidelines state that fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to quarantine or get tested for COVID-19 test if they’ve been exposed to the virus unless they show symptoms. However, paying close attention for at least 14 days for arising symptoms is suggested.

During Monday’s White House briefing, CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky confirmed these new guidelines.

“You can visit your grandparents if you’ve been vaccinated and they have been, too. If grandparents have been vaccinated, they can visit their daughter and her family even if they have not been vaccinated, so long as the daughter and her family are not at risk for severe disease.”

Those who have received the vaccine should still wear a mask and practice social distancing in public. They should also avoid large gatherings.

These updated guidelines come as several states have voted to pull back mask mandates, a move that President Joe Biden has called a “big mistake.” So far, Texas, Alabama, Montana, Mississippi, and Iowa are lifting COVID-19 mask restrictions.

On Tuesday, the President also said that there would be enough vaccines for every American adult by the end of May.




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