Emancipation producer Joey McFarland apologizes for bringing photo of enslaved man to premiere

Emancipation producer Joey McFarland may have intended to “honor” the man portrays in his latest film, but his attempt at doing so has led him to issue a public apology. McFarland that to the film’s premiere, which almost immediately sparked controversy and criticism. McFarland, who brought the original photo his own private collection, took to … Read more

‘Emancipation’ Producer Joey McFarland Apologizes for Bringing Photo of Enslaved Man to Premiere

“” producer has apologized for bringing a photograph of the enslaved man known as “Whipped Peter,” which served as an inspiration for the film, to the Los Angeles premiere. “I wholeheartedly apologize to everyone I have offended by bringing a photograph of Peter to the ‘Emancipation’ premiere,” McFarland wrote in a statement on his Instagram … Read more

‘Emancipation’ Producer Criticized for Bringing Photo of Enslaved Man to Premiere

“” producer Joey McFarland has been criticized for bringing a photograph of the former slave known as “Whipped Peter,” whose fight for freedom and his family is chronicled in the film, to the premiere. Will Smith plays Peter, a character inspired by the man who sat for the photograph — whose name was actually Gordon, … Read more

Jules Bass, Producer and Director Known for ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,’ ‘Frosty the Snowman,’ Dies at 87

, an animator, producer, director and composer whose work included stop-motion holiday television specials like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Frosty the Snowman” and “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town,” died at the age of 87 on Tuesday at an assisted living facility in Rye, New York, publicist Jennifer Fisherman-Ruff confirmed. The three prominent holiday specials, … Read more

Fact check: US was world’s top oil producer in 2018, followed by Russia, Saudi Arabia

The claim: Texas was the largest oil producer in the world in 2018, surpassing Saudi Arabia Texas churned out , by far the But a widely viewed Facebook post claims Texas was at one point in time the world’s largest oil producer, outperforming even oil-rich Saudi Arabia. “On this day, in 2018 Texas was the … Read more

Tata Power, a top power producer in India, confirms cyberattack

Tata Power, a leading power generation company in India, has confirmed it was hit by a cyberattack. In a brief statement released on Friday, the Mumbai-based company said that the attack impacted some of its I.T. systems. “The company has taken steps to retrieve and restore the systems. All critical operational systems are functioning; however, … Read more

‘The world should be worried’: Saudi Aramco — the world’s largest oil producer — just issued a dire warning over ‘extrem

The global oil market remains tight according to Saudi Aramco, the largest oil producer in the world. And that does not bode well for a world that still relies heavily on fossil fuels. “Today there is spare capacity that is extremely low,” Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser says at a conference in London. “If China … Read more

‘The world should be worried’: Saudi Aramco — the world’s largest oil producer — just issued a dire warning over ‘extrem

The global oil market remains tight according to Saudi Aramco, the largest oil producer in the world. And that does not bode well for a world that still relies heavily on fossil fuels. “Today there is spare capacity that is extremely low,” Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser says at a conference in London. “If China … Read more

‘Avatar 4’: Most of First Act Complete, Reveals Producer Jon Landau

Most of the first act of “Avatar 4” has been completed and most of the film has been designed, producer revealed at a press conference during the on Thursday. “We’ve completed most of the first act of ‘Avatar 4’ and there were logistical reasons why we needed to do that,” Landau said in response to … Read more