Day: February 7, 2021

Oscar-winning production designer to visit Washburn film class

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Academy award-winning production designer Rick Carter will be speaking to Washburn University film students on Tuesday.

Rick Carter is best known for his work with James Cameron and Steven Spielberg. He has worked on films such as Forrest Gump, The Post, Lincoln, Jurassic Park, Avatar, the Star Wars franchise, plus many more.

He won an Oscar in 2010 for Avatar and added a second in 2013 for Lincoln. He has a total of 11 other Academy nominations for art direction.

Carter will speak to the Film II class at Washburn, but the event is open to the public.

Carter will be introduced by Allan Holzman, an Emmy and Peabody award winner, who previously spoke at Washburn at the WIFI film festival in 2019.

Matt Nyquist, a film professor at Washburn University said he’s very

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Ricky Powell, Photographer and Downtown Manhattan Mainstay, Dies at 59

Ricky Powell, the portrait and street photographer best known for his work with Beastie Boys, has died, Complex reports and his management confirmed to Pitchfork. He was 59.

In his heyday in the in the late ’80s and early ’90s, Powell was a mainstay in the downtown Manhattan art and music scene. His portraits and candids of musicians like Eric B and Rakim, LL Cool J, Run-D.M.C., and Madonna, as well as downtown NYC denizens like Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Sofia Coppola, and Laurence Fishburne, have been shown in art galleries and published in several photo books.

Powell was born in Brooklyn and spent time on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, but came of age in Greenwich Village. He held degrees from LaGuardia Community College and Hunter College, but transitioned into photography out of spite, finding a camera left behind by an old girlfriend and deciding to make

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WallStreetBets Founder Sells Life Rights to RatPac Entertainment

Rival projects are already in the works from MGM and Netflix.

Jaime Rogozinski, founder of the Reddit r/wallstreetbets investor forum that sparked a recent Wall Street stock frenzy by ragtag traders, has along with Joel Rogozinski sold their life story rights to Brett Ratner and RatPac Entertainment.

RatPac also acquired the rights to Jaime Rogozinski’s recent book, WallStreetBets: How Boomers Made the World Biggest Casino for Millennials. A movie is in the works, with Ratner to produce.

Michael Smith Liss and Ignacio Figueras, who brought the project to RatPac, will executive produce, and Kasia Nabialczyk will oversee production for Ratner as an executive producer. The Wall Street Journal first reported the sale.

The recent retail market chaos around shares in GameStop Corp. and AMC Entertainment Holdings prompted a flurry of interest by Hollywood producers in Rogozinski’s story. Having long moderated the r/wallstreetbets

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Morgan Wallen Apologizes After Video Captured Him Using A Racial Slur

Morgan Wallen‘s sophomore effort Dangerous: The Double Album recently earned its third consecutive week atop the Billboard album charts. Now, the country singer finds himself in controversy after a video surfaced showing him using a racial slur as he walked home with friends on Sunday night. According to TMZ, the singer and his friends had arrived at Wallen’s home around midnight after spending the night out. Between talking loudly and honking horns, the group was loud enough to disturb their neighbors, causing one to exit their home to record them.

The video captures Wallen telling one of his friends to watch over one of the members of the group. “Take care of this p*ssy ass motherf*cker,” he says in the video before adding, “Take care of this p*ssy ass n*****.” In a statement to TMZ, Wallen apologized for his use of the n-word. “I’m embarrassed and sorry. I

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