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diversity Archives - ShowBizCafe.com

diversity Archives - ShowBizCafe.com

Jack Rico

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2017/06/30 at 8:58am

The Highly Relevant Podcast: ‘Premios Juventud’ Preview, Interview With Director Miguel Arteta, ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ And Diversity

06.30.2017 | By |


Thank you for listening to episode 38 of the Highly Relevant podcast. This week we’re focusing on Spider-Man: Homecoming and how everyone has been raving about how diverse it is. We’ll talk to our intern Andrea Huswan, who attended the press conference in NYC on our behalf and set off a chain of diversity questions that ultimately got us covered by NewYorkMagazine.com! Read More

Andrea Huswan

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2017/06/29 at 8:45am

Spider-Man: Homecoming (Movie Review)

06.29.2017 | By |

The 1-4-0:  #SpiderManHomecoming is hands down the best Spider-Man reboot to date. Read More

Jack Rico

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2017/04/08 at 8:42pm

‘The Highly Relevant Podcast’: Diversity in Comic Books, Megan Grassell On Starting A Business at 17, “Amelie” Review

04.8.2017 | By |

Thank you for listening to episode 27 of the Highly Relevant podcast. io9/Gizmodo’s Beth Elderkin talks diversity in comic books, plus, a chat on the three key problems affecting its industry. Also, we welcome one of the youngest business owners in America, Megan Grassell, to talk to us about how at 17 she came up with an idea that changed the course of her life. Read More

Jack Rico

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2017/03/05 at 11:56am

Episode 22 – Jose Diaz-Balart on Trump, Hispanic Media and Immigration, Singer Tommy Torres on Latino Crossovers, ‘Logan’ Movie Review

03.5.2017 | By |

Thank you for downloading episode 22 of the Highly Relevant Podcast! This week, I interview Tommy Torres, a former Ricky Martin producer turned singer, who for the first-time ever, revealed to me why he and other Latin musicians fear crossing-over into the English-language mainstream. We also chat with the premiere Hispanic news anchor in our country – Telemundo and NBC’s Jose Diaz-Balart – who was invited to the private Donald Trump meeting with network anchors and reveals to us never-before heard details on the meeting and what he said to Trump himself. That plus my film review of Marvel’s new Wolverine film…LOGAN. Read More

Jack Rico

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2016/12/31 at 4:16pm

Episode 15 – A Discussion on the 3 Best Movies of 2016

12.31.2016 | By |



Christmas is here and instead of repeating a show, why not give you an original episode based upon 3 marvelous films. Joining me to discuss them is Mike Sargeant from WBAI and seen on FOX News and Lisa Rosman from NY1. The movies are La La Land (3:14), Moonlight (7:15) and Arrival (17:55). We also chat a bit about Martin Scorsese’s Silence, Birth of a Nation and diversity in Hollywood. Read More

Jack Rico

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2016/09/23 at 1:57pm

‘Highly Relevant’ Podcast Ep. 7 – Mark Consuelos On Breaking Hispanic Stereotypes, Anthony Mendez On Emmy Love, Tanzina Vega On Media Diversity

09.23.2016 | By |



In this seventh episode, actor Mark Consuelos, whose new show PITCH premiered this week on FOX, talks to me about what it’s like to co-host with his wife, “Live with Kelly Ripa,” the most coveted seat in morning television right now, plus, his opinion on whether he feels more Hispanic or American, and his answer on what his favorite album is… will leave you crying.  Read More

Jack Rico

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2016/08/15 at 5:22pm

Hidden Figures: The Film That Might Change Hollywood

08.15.2016 | By |

I’m watching the Olympics last night as Usain Bolt bolted by all his so-called competitors, including Justin Gatling, and right after his win, NBC aired a TV trailer spot for the film Hidden Figures. The movie stars Taraji P. Henson and tells the incredible untold true story of three brilliant African-American women working at NASA in the 1960s where they served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. What most stood out to me was my reaction… it was bizarre to see a prestige period Hollywood movie about accomplished black women at the highest levels. And you know why…? Read More

Jack Rico

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2016/02/24 at 12:22pm

This John OIiver Video Nails EXACTLY Hollywood’s Whitewashing

02.24.2016 | By |

With the academy awards coming up, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver tackles Hollywood whitewashing in a humorous yet unflinching way. The focus of the video is self-explanatory, but this whole idea that there aren’t enough good roles for people of color is utter balderdash. Even when roles do exist, they still can be played by white actors. Just ask Emma Stone. Her portrayal of a half-Asian woman in Aloha is perhaps the most egregious act of whitewashing in the modern era. Read More

Jack Rico

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2015/08/20 at 10:36pm

Hitman’s Zachary Quinto Talks Video Games, Diversity & Speaking Spanish

08.20.2015 | By |

After an unsavory press conference in New York City this past weekend, Zachary Quinto, known for his roles in NBC’s Heroes, Star Trek and now ‘Hitman: Agent 47,’ sat down with us to discuss the popularity and emergence of video games such as Hitman, the reason television is edging out movies in quality content and the reason he is not speaking Spanish fluently right now. Read More

Jack Rico

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2015/01/30 at 5:23pm

About Time… Disney Finally Creates First Latina Princess

01.30.2015 | By |

Disney this week announced that they created their first ever Latina Princess and her name will be Princess Elena of Avalor. Here’s the catch, she will only exist as part of the Disney Junior cable TV world and not in film which is where the mainstream masses could really have felt her presence. To keep her ensconced from broad platforms such as the movie arena, unlike the African-American Princess in 2009’s The Princess and the Frog, is something that should have all Hispanics pondering on why the decision of relegating her to the whims of 2-7 year olds? Did things not work out with the diverse Princesses concept in film? Read More

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