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Kelly Marie Tran, ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Director Carlos López Estrada Launch Antigravity Academy Banner (Exclusive)

Kelly Marie Tran and her Raya and the Last Dragon director Carlos López Estrada (who helmed the Oscar-winning animated feature alongside Don Hall) are officially coming together professionally. The pair have launched production company Antigravity Academy, which will develop and produce movies, television, theater and short-form content from and about people from historically excluded communities. […]

Kelly Marie Tran to Star in, Produce Biopic on Activist Amanda Nguyen (Exclusive)

Kelly Marie Tran is developing a biopic about one of her close friends, the civil rights activist Amanda Nguyen, alongside Significant Productions and Madica Productions. The Star Wars and Raya and the Last Dragon actor is attached to star as Nguyen in a feature that would depict her transformation from a survivor of college sexual […]

Elizabeth Olsen and Rege-Jean Page Top IMDb Annual Star Rankings

It was a good year for Elizabeth Olsen and Regé-Jean Page. The actors, buoyed by small-screen performances in WandaVision and Bridgerton, respectively, rocketed to the top of annual star charts on IMDb. Olsen, whose multifaceted work ranges from blockbusters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to low-budget indies, topped IMDb’s Top 10 Stars of 2021. Page […]

Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards Honor ‘Spencer,’ ‘The Harder They Fall’ and ‘The Lost Daughter’

Kristen Stewart, Regina King, Maggie Gyllenhaal and more kicked off award season Saturday night by honoring those who work behind the camera during the 11th annual Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards, presented by Los Angeles Confidential magazine. Sponsored by Hamilton watches and Los Angeles Confidential magazine, the event, held at the Avalon Hollywood, honors those who […]

How Stars Like Simu Liu Are Driving Global Inclusion on the Red Carpet

The provenance of the Hollywood red carpet traces back to ancient Greek royalty, when Clytemnestra rolled out a carpet for her husband, Agamemnon, in Aeschylus’ Oresteia. This mise-en-scene sounds about right, considering that today’s high-profile style parade also serves as a kingmaker for stars and fashion brands. While legacy houses in New York, Paris and […]

Kelly Marie Tran, David Harbour Among All-Star Cast for Gemma Chan-Produced Vincent Chin Murder Podcast

Hold Still, Vincent, the Gemma Chan-produced podcast about the 1982 murder of Vincent Chin, has released all five of its episodes today. The series from podcast studio QCODE, announced in early April, gets its title from a feature screenplay by Johnny Ngo (CAA, Writ Large) that explores the Asian American civil rights movement that sprang […]

Box Office: ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ No. 1 With Soft $8.6M Debut

Several large theater chains refused to play the animated film after Disney declined to provide more generous terms since in exchange for a day and day debut on Disney+ Premier Access.

How Disney’s ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Found Inspiration From Southeast Asia

The film's Southeast Asian influences came courtesy of research trips and a cultural story trust.

The Resurrection of Kelly Marie Tran: On Surviving ‘Star Wars’ Bullying, the Pressures of Representation, and ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’

After intense racist and sexist online trolls caused the actress to "close up shop," Tran has emerged stronger and surer of who she is: "I feel like a totally different human." 

‘Raya and the Last Dragon’: What the Critics Are Saying

The first reviews are quick to praise Kelly Marie Tran and Awkwafina’s dynamic, as well as Disney’s first Southeast Asian heroine for having "more than romance or even self-actualization on her mind."

‘Raya and the Last Dragon’: Film Review

Kelly Marie Tran and Awkwafina lead a predominantly Asian American voice cast in Disney's action-packed, Southeast Asian-inspired quest adventure.

Kelly Marie Tran Signs With M88 Management (Exclusive)

The 'Star Wars' actress next voice stars in Disney's 'Raya and the Last Dragon.'