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Jeremy Lin says he cried, was ‘blown away’ after watching new doc on ‘Linsanity'
‘The Last Airbender’ Franchise to Expand With 3 New Animated ‘Avatar’ Movies
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🏆 The Headlines
’38 at the Garden’: Jeremy Lin says he cried, was ‘blown away’ after watching new doc on ‘Linsanity’ — The documentary, which was directed by Frank Chi and produced by Travon Free and Samir Hernandez, revisits Lin’s cultural impact following the 2011-2012 NBA season.
Directed by Frank Chi, “38 at the Garden” revisits Lin’s cultural impact after he kicked off the “Linsanity” phenomenon. During the 2011-2012 NBA season, the former Taiwanese American athlete turned the New York Knicks’ score around during a game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Madison Square Garden, scoring a total of 38 points.
Following the documentary’s premiere, Lin, 33, admitted that he got emotional while watching the film. “Yesterday was my first time [watching the film] and I cried, and I don’t cry,” Lin said during the Q&A session after the premiere.
‘The Last Airbender’ Franchise to Expand With 3 New Animated ‘Avatar’ Movies in the Works at Paramount and Nickelodeon — Lauren Montgomery (”Avatar: The Last Airbender“) will direct the first, untitled movie in the series.
The last airbender is coming to the big screen. Three animated movies are currently in development about “Avatar” at Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation that will be based on the worlds of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” and “The Legend of Korra.”
The first of the three movies, which is still untitled, will be directed by Lauren Montgomery, who worked on “The Last Airbender” and “Voltron: Legendary Defender.” No plot details were unveiled for the movies, but the films will be intended for theatrical release.
The movies will be produced under the Avatar Studios banner, which was announced in February 2021 from Paramount and Nickelodeon. Producing the movies are Bryan Konietzko (“Avatar: The Last Airbender,” “The Legend of Korra”), Michael DiMartino (“Avatar: The Last Airbender,” “The Legend of Korra”), and Eric Coleman (“Avatar: The Last Airbender,” “SpongeBob SquarePants”).
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“The Summer I Turned Pretty” Star Lola Tung On Self-Love, Asian Representation, and Taylor Swift — Meet Lola Tung, aka Isabel “Belly” Conklin.
Pack your swimsuits. This summer, we're taking an unforgettable trip into the world of The Summer I Turned Pretty, heading straight to the sunny shores of Cousins Beach — home to breathtaking sunsets, debutante balls, and beautiful boys.
Prime Video's new coming-of-age series The Summer I Turned Pretty is based on Jenny Han’s 2009 book trilogy. The show centers on Isabel “Belly” Conklin, a 16-year-old Asian-American girl who lives for summers spent at the beach house of her family friends, the Fishers. But this summer is different. When Belly “turns pretty,” abruptly exiting her awkward stage, everything seems to change. This summer, she'll experience new love as she navigates her intertwining relationships with Conrad and Jeremiah Fisher — brothers and her best friends for as long as she can remember — and learn lessons about her family, heartbreak, and friendship. This summer, she'll experience magic.
“I think it's really special to have stories about love and about family [and see] different families. It's not just the same thing over and over again. To be working with other Asian-American actors — Sean Kaufman, who plays my brother, Jackie Chung, who plays my mom, and Minnie Mills who's also in the show — and to have an Asian-American creator, writer, and showrunner who has that voice and that understanding is so incredible. We had an Asian-American director, too, Jeff Chan, who was amazing. [I was] constantly being surrounded by incredible Asian-American artists. To have that also be my first experience on a set was really, really cool. It's a story about love and family, and the family happens to be Asian-American, which is so cool, because it's just family, it's just love.”
🎬 Industry Insider
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It’s summer! ☀️ Go enjoy it,
Lea @ Crushing the Myth