Constance Wu Candidly Describes The Burden Children Of Immigrants Carry

Constance Wu Candidly Describes The Burden Children Of Immigrants Carry

The actress, who’s in the upcoming movie “Hustlers,” sat down with “The Off Camera Show” and recounted a childhood memory in which a teacher wrongly accused her of plagiarism while she was in middle school. Though the experience deeply affected her, she explained that she never told her parents for a reason that may sound familiar to many from immigrant families.

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FROM HUNGARY TO HOLLYWOOD The Story of a Revolutionary Film

FROM HUNGARY TO HOLLYWOOD

Klaudia Kovacs is a multi-award winning, Hungarian-American Film and Theater Director who works in Hollywood. At the age of 19, she arrived in the United States alone, not speaking English, and with only $200 in her pocket. Today—after directing Oscar “Best Documentary” competitor and eight-time award winner Torn from the Flag, accepting an invitation to present her film to the United States Congress, and being declared “the most successful Hungarian documentary” by the press—she has 35 awards to show for her hard work.

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“MY FATHER BELIZE” FILM TO PREMIERE AT HOLLYSHORTS

“MY FATHER BELIZE” FILM TO PREMIERE AT HOLLYSHORTS

HOLLYWOOD – Son of Oakland Productions, 68th & Star Productions, and Luna Ray Films are set to world premiere a new short film, My Father Belize, at the HollyShorts Film Festival in Hollywood California. Leon Lozano (Something Is Killing Tate) directed the film, which shot on location in Belize Central America, featuring a majority Belizean cast and crew.

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BILLIE HOLIDAY:FRONT AND CENTER BEGINS JULY 26 AT WACO THEATER CENTER IN NORTH HOLLYWOOD

BILLIE HOLIDAY:FRONT AND CENTER BEGINS JULY 26 AT WACO THEATER CENTER IN NORTH HOLLYWOOD

Writer-performer Sybil D. Jatta brings Holiday’s story to vibrant life in the new show Billie Holiday: Front and Center. Ms. Jatta portrays multiple characters and sings a selection of songs that comprise an array of Holiday’s greatest hits, among them God Bless the Child, Strange Fruit, What a Little Moonlight Can Do, All of Me, Don’t Explain, My Man, Good Morning Heartache, many more.

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CHARLOTTE MAKALA REIGNS AS MISS AFRICA AMERICA

TANZANIAN-BORN CHARLOTTE MAKALA REIGNS AS MISS AFRICA AMERICA

On November 10th 2018 on a chilly North Hollywood night, I stood in front of a panel of beauty pageant judges, a moment later found myself almost choking on my tears and partially blinded by stage lights, I was in the top three! My heart pounded heavily in my plus size frame. I took a quick shallow breath and sucked in my stomach and stood up a little taller, the mic was passed to me like a baton in a marathon, or at least that is what it felt like as I raced to compose thoughts quickly enough in my head to answer the judges questions, my lips parted and I exhaled- today I reign as MISS AFRICA AMERICA 2018 for the Miss Africa America Pageant.

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The Immeasurable Value of Immigrants

The history of U.S. immigration goes back almost as far as the country itself, beginning with the very first legislation, the Naturalization Act of 1790, and extending to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (daca) in 2012. But through it all—the surges in immigration and the declines, the welcoming of immigrants with open arms and the attempts to keep them at bay—one thing has remained the same: Immigrants have made their mark on the restaurant industry, be it as chefs, dishwashers, waiters, managers, franchisees, concept creators, or anything in between.

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