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Rebecca Keegan

Senior Editor, Film

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How ‘Yellowjackets’ Stars Survived Hollywood

Sure, they may have eaten a person back in the day. But there are some things the grown women of Yellowjackets just wouldn’t do. On this, the actresses who play them — Tawny Cypress, Juliette Lewis, Melanie Lynskey and Christina Ricci — agree, as they gather in a backyard in L.A.’s Topanga Canyon in late […]

John Lasseter’s Second Act

In early 2020 while preparing to direct Luck, Skydance Animation’s first feature film, Peggy Holmes met with some unlikely consultants on the story. The lead character in Luck, an unlucky yet indomitable young woman named Sam, has grown up in foster care, and so Holmes interviewed kids with similar experiences in Ventura County, California, to […]

Walkouts, Weekly Meetings, Script Notes: The Next Stage of Hollywood’s Abortion Activism

Today in Hollywood, an out-of-office email message might not be for a vacation — but instead a subtle form of protest. Some industry workplaces, including most of the major talent agencies, will participate in a nationwide virtual walkout organized by Planned Parenthood to show support for abortion rights Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m. PT. Some […]

As Roe v. Wade Is Overturned, Netflix, Disney, Comcast and Other Hollywood Companies Vow to Cover Travel for Abortions

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade on Friday, most major Hollywood companies are informing employees they will cover travel costs for those journeying out of state for abortions. The decision, which is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half of U.S. states, has sparked companies including […]

Colin Kaepernick on Joining Forces With EIF for His Social Justice Program

When Colin Kaepernick’s charity, Know Your Rights Camp, began to grow quickly, he partnered with the Entertainment Industry Foundation, an organization many athletes and entertainers have come to rely on to help run their philanthropies. Upon EIF’s 80th anniversary, the former NFL quarterback spoke with The Outne Reporter about that partnership, and the event that […]

Why George Clooney, Charlize Theron and Colin Kaepernick Turn to the Entertainment Industry Foundation for Their Charity Work

Colin Kaepernick. Cher. George Clooney. Charlize Theron. Sherry Lansing. Dwyane Wade. Barbara Broccoli. Jennifer Hudson. This may seem like a disparate group of powerful people in the fields of entertainment and sports. But what they have in common is a deep sense of philanthropic commitment — a desire to do something beyond a photo op […]

‘Atypical’ Actress Tal Anderson on Partnering With EIF for Delivering Jobs Campaign to Employ Neurodivergent People

In 2020, the Entertainment Industry Foundation launched Delivering Jobs, a campaign to create employment opportunities for people with autism, intellectual and/or developmental differences. Upon EIF’s 80th anniversary, actress and filmmaker Tal Anderson, who has autism, spoke to THR about the initiative. What motivated you to get involved with Delivering Jobs? I was originally asked as […]

Activists React to Hollywood’s Silence During Johnny Depp Trial: “Where Are You and Why Are You Not Supporting Amber Heard?”

It may seem that every TikTokker, cable news commentator and chatterbox neighbor has an opinion about the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard defamation trial that concluded Wednesday in Virginia. But for many sexual violence survivors, there has been a noteworthy absence from the conversation: Hollywood. While major stars and the industry activist group Time’s Up […]

From Casino to Studio: A Native American Tribe Bets Big on Hollywood

In 2018, the Tesuque Pueblo, a small Native American tribe based outside Santa Fe, New Mexico, was trying to decide what to do with their old casino. The tribe had built a new, updated gaming facility, and their economic development board was considering converting their 1950s-era casino lot into a water park, a ropes course […]

The 30-Year Journey to AMC’s Groundbreaking Native American Drama ‘Dark Winds’

Nine miles outside Santa Fe, New Mexico, in the red-brown foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, is an old casino surrounded by curious artifacts. A crashed helicopter, a couple of 1970s-era police cars and some dome-shaped dwellings dot the landscape of sandstone bluffs and savannah grasslands. This land belongs to the Tesuque Pueblo people, […]

The War in Ukraine Presents a Tale of Two Cannes

Brasserie Le Casanova, a restaurant steps from the Palais in Cannes, was brimming with an international crowd settling in for their dinners Wednesday night when a thunderous roar sounded over the Croisette. The ground began to shake and the sky filled with orange smoke. Many diners gasped and some — including industry visitors from Ukraine […]

Cannes Diary: The Content Creators Have Conquered the Croisette

On a sun-drenched patio along the Croisette, a TV crew is interviewing Khaby Lame while more reporters wait for his time in an adjoining suite. After an appearance two nights before on the Top Gun: Maverick red carpet, Lame has just been named one of the best dressed men of the festival by GQ France while wearing a suit made […]