Hollywood’s Depiction Of Nuns A Case Of ‘veiled Desires’

Identity is an issue.” Below: Sharon Klein These are women who know that branding yourself is truly where branding begins, whether you’re at the top, almost at the top or just starting a career in the entertainment industry. “I am corporate in my title,” says Sue Fleishman, executive vp worldwide corporate communications and public affairs for Warner Bros. Entertainment, “but I dress for myself. Coming up, I dressed for success: bow ties, manly suits. Now, wearing dresses and great boots is what makes me comfortable, which equals confident.” Adds Sharon Klein, 20th Century Fox TV’s executive vp casting and talent: “We may work in a corporation, but it’s a creative corporation. We’re working with filmmakers. We can’t walk in like ‘suits.’ We’ll shut them down. We have to blend in to a degree — and stand out to a degree, too.” And how is this feat accomplished? For one thing, none of the women here works with a stylist. “I hired one once,” admits Kroll. “I hated everything she sent me. I like to shop for myself. You get to think about something other than work.” Says UTA partner and motion picture agent Blair Kohan (Mindy Kaling, Lena Dunham): “Fashion is an expression of emotion and creativity. The moment you dress for ‘power,’ it stops being fun. It’s not about power anymore — it’s about confidence.” Below: Stephanie Herman For Hollywood women, confidence is in the heel height.

Coldplay to receive Hollywood song award for ‘Atlas’


A rare few were genuinely holy people, and there is nothing more attractive. Q: Have social media and the digital era made nuns more approachable rather than mysterious? A: Whether they are nuns in active ministries, visible all over the world, such as the Maryknoll Sisters, or nuns who remain in enclosed, contemplative communities like some Benedictines, nuns are more accessible. Nuns run websites and blogs that not only give ordinary people insight into their work, but allow them to request the prayers of help, comfort and spiritual strength that lie at the heart of religious life. With professional backgrounds in media and communication arts, nuns have become prominent as film reviewers. They have increasingly become the subject of documentary films. Q: What kind of impact does it have on an actress to portray a nun? A: Ingrid Bergman began to feel trapped in the role of religious icon and became intensely irritated when women stopped her to say they hoped their daughters would follow her example as Sister Benedict (in The Bells of St. Marys) and become a nun. Today female stars do not have their film persona carefully groomed by the studio system, so Susan Sarandon and Meryl Streep need not fear being saddled with the nun image, though Sarandon came to admire and become close to the real-life Sister Helen Prejean when they worked together on Dead Man Walking. Q: Were there other films that you would have included if you had the time and space? Was there anything you were disappointed that you couldnt include?

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2013-10-17 01:02:20 http://images.mid-day.com/2013/oct/Coldplay.jpg Coldplay to receive Hollywood song award for ‘Atlas’ British rock band Coldplay will be honoured at the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards with the Hollywood song Award for their hit number “Atlas” from the sci-fi film “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”. http://www.mid-day.com/entertainment/2013/oct/171013-coldplay-to-receive-hollywood-song-award-for-atlas.htm http://images.mid-day.com/2013/oct/Coldplay.jpg British rock band Coldplay will be honoured at the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards with the Hollywood song Award for their hit number “Atlas” from the sci-fi film “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”. Lead singer Chris Martin will accept the award on his band’s behalf at the ceremony to be held Oct 21 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. “Atlas” is the first song the band has ever written and performed for a motion picture. Coldplay. Pic/Santa Banta “The Hollywood Film Awards is thrilled to present the Hollywood song award to a band as globally respected and prolific as Coldplay,” Carlos de Abreu, founder and executive producer Hollywood Film Awards, said in a statement. “They continue to build their legacy and, with ‘Atlas’ marking the first time they have recorded for a motion picture, we cannot think of an artist better deserving of this honour,” Abreu added. The 2013 Hollywood Film Awards has also announced that it will be honouring producer Jerry Weintraub with the Hollywood legend award and actor Harrison Ford with this year’s Hollywood career achievement award. In addition, actor Matthew McConaughey will get Hollywood actor award, while Sandra Bullock will receive Hollywood actress award. Jake Gyllenhaal will get Hollywood supporting actor award and Julia Roberts with Hollywood supporting actress award, and the cast of “August: Osage County” with Hollywood ensemble award. The Hollywood Film Awards honours actors, filmmakers, musicians, and upcoming talent.