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What Matters in Hollywood Today - Hollywood Reporter

July 27, 2017, 2:11 pm

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What Matters in Hollywood Today
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Plus: China has ordered theaters to give heavy play to a propaganda film, Quincy Jones gets awarded $9.4M over a Michael Jackson royalty dispute and activists speak out against HBO's planned modern day slavery drama Confederate. — Matthew Belloni ...

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HBO's Slavery Drama 'Confederate' Faces Minefield of "Fundamentally Problematic" Issues - Hollywood Reporter

July 27, 2017, 1:50 pm

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HBO's Slavery Drama 'Confederate' Faces Minefield of "Fundamentally Problematic" Issues
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The swift and sustained backlash surrounding HBO's Confederate, the upcoming drama from Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss that imagines a modern-day Confederate nation with legal slavery, illustrates the profound — and to ...
HBO Defends 'Game of Thrones' Creators' Slavery Alt-History Drama 'Confederate'Daily Beast
Slavery Drama 'Confederate' Controversy Addressed by HBO Programming PresidentCollider.com
HBO Boss Defends Game of Thrones Creators' Controversial Slave Drama Amid BacklashE! Online
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HBO Sets 2 Jon Stewart Specials and Defends Its Controversial Modern-Day Slavery Drama - Adweek

July 26, 2017, 11:26 pm

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HBO Sets 2 Jon Stewart Specials and Defends Its Controversial Modern-Day Slavery Drama
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... defended last week's controversial announcement that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the white showrunners of Game of Thrones, will next be tackling Confederate, a new drama set in an alternate America, where slavery continues in the modern-day South.
Jon Stewart Sets Stand-Up Special at HBOVariety
Jon Stewart Sets HBO Stand-Up SpecialsHollywood Reporter
Lesley Goldberg on Twitter: "HBO's Bloys says he wants to get back into stand-up “when the prices make sense ...Twitter

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Modern-day slavery in focus: 'If you are old enough to carry a gun, you are old enough to be a soldier' - ReliefWeb

July 24, 2017, 6:42 pm

Modern-day slavery in focus: 'If you are old enough to carry a gun, you are old enough to be a soldier'
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South Sudan has the largest number of child soldiers in Africa. Most are still fighting, but efforts are being made to disarm and reintegrate them into society. David Zelu, not yet 16 years old, looks up, smiles, and stretches his arms to the sky where ...

A survivor of modern-day slavery relives her harrowing ordeal as she starts a new life in Wales - WalesOnline

July 22, 2017, 2:39 pm

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A survivor of modern-day slavery relives her harrowing ordeal as she starts a new life in Wales
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“He put me to slavery and made me a working girl. He sold me to a gang for $3,500 so they said I have to work for them. “They told me I was to work for seven days a week with little sleep. I used to have £5 a day – £2.50 for food and £2.50 for ...