There’s a reason why the Star Wars universe is slowly, but surely, becoming a more inclusive one. The Star Wars story group. There’s an awesome article about them in The New York Times which points out one of the keys to its success:
“Today, the Lucasfilm story group is a diverse outlier in Hollywood: five of its members are people of color, and the team includes four women and seven men. This is a rarity in 2017, where women account for 13 percent, and minorities represent 5 percent, of all writers working on the top-grossing films.”
The future of Star Wars is looking bright … and more like the world in which we live.
- In case you were curious, here’s the story behind the story of the film All the Money in the World: the Getty kidnapping. (via Vanity Fair)
- It’s been a year since George Michael’s death. CNN celebrates the life of a musical icon.
- Did Queen Elizabeth’s annual Christmas address contain a nod to Netflix’s The Crown? (via The Daily Dot)
- Legendary Twilight Zone creator, Rod Serling, was born on Christmas Day in 1924. SyFy Wire looks back at his storied career and the show that made him famous.
- DC Comics has removed alleged sex offender Max Landis‘ Superman story from its annual holiday special. Aww, poor baby. (via Bleeding Cool)
That’s it from us! What have you seen out there this holiday?
(via The New York Times, image: Vanity Fair )
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