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Rebecca Keegan

Senior Editor, Film

How Dwayne Johnson Wooed Emily Blunt for ‘Jungle Cruise’ — and Why She Ghosted Him

At about 4 a.m. in the fall of 2017, after a tiring night shoot on Universal’s Skyscraper, Dwayne Johnson, arguably the busiest person in Hollywood, set aside some time to film a video for…

Shailene Woodley on Why She Doesn’t “Live and Breathe Acting” and New Romances On and Off Screen: “I Love Love So Much!”

A few years ago, Shailene Woodley found a journal she had kept while working as a child actor. “The day I’m on the cover of a magazine,” Woodley wrote when she was 7, “is the day I’m going…

Why Charlotte Gainsbourg Created a “Selfish” Portrait of Mother Jane Birkin in New Documentary

After 37 years as an actress and singer, Charlotte Gainsbourg’s motivation for making her directorial debut was not professional ambition or artistic longing — she wanted to spend more time with…

‘Roadrunner’ Director Morgan Neville Says Anthony Bourdain Doc Is “Therapy for the Public”

The 2021 AFI Docs Film Festival, with a mix of virtual events and in-person screenings at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, includes a centerpiece screening…

Telluride Film Festival 2021: Barry Jenkins to Serve as Guest Director (Exclusive)

Barry Jenkins will be the guest director of the 2021 Telluride Film Festival, marking a coming home of sorts for the filmmaker, who swept up popcorn while working as a production apprentice at…

Director Dee Rees on the Importance of Debut ‘Pariah’ Becoming a Criterion Release: “We Have to Widen the Canon”

In 1995, while trying to buy a movie ticket, Dee Rees got an early lesson in the bias of film industry economics. Then a freshman at Florida A&M University, Rees went to the local multiplex…

What It Was Like to Be the First Woman Running a Network TV Show

Back when Hollywood's glass ceiling was nearly shatterproof, Charlotte Brown cracked it,

becoming the first woman to run a network TV show with Rhoda: "Producers started dipping their toes into the wat…

How Rage Coaches Are Helping Hollywood Take on Powerful Jerks

Executive Coach Lacey Leone McLaughlin was advising a leader in the entertainment industry recently who had come up in the business working exhausting hours for relentless bosses. It had been an

Martin Short Revisits His Cult Hits and “Elegance” of Older Films

The 2021 TCM Classic Film Festival will unfold virtually on the Turner Classic Movies Channel and HBO Max, with more than 100 films and a tribute to comedian Martin Short — featuring an…

Zendaya, Whoopi Goldberg and Michaela Coel Honored at Essence’s Black Women in Hollywood Awards

In her acceptance speech, Coel detailed one disastrous meeting with Hollywood studio executives and a celebratory night with Janelle Monáe: "I am just eager to be here and I’m grateful for the…

Ex-Staff Decry “Heartbreaking” Treatment at Abigail Disney’s Level Forward

The company, co-founded with Adrienne Becker to back inclusive projects and promote an equitable workplace, now finds itself reckoning with internal missteps. Says…

ArcLight Employees Mourn Theater Closure: “No One Was Expecting This”

Former ArcLight staffers speak out about working at one of the last great jobs for a Hollywood newcomer: "Everybody viewed this chapter in their life as their Tarantino moment working in the video…