Barbie Ferreira to Star in the Drag Comedy Feature “The Young King”

Barbie Ferreira has landed a royally exciting role…

The 25-year-old Brazilian American actress will star in the drag comedy feature The Young King.

Barbie FerrieraFerreira will star opposite Michael Shannon and Kiersey Clemons in the film.

Set in the 1990s drag king scene of 1990s Las Vegas, the feature from Mister Smith Entertainment is the directorial debut of Larin Sullivan.

Clemons stars as Jules, an aspiring drag king who comes to Las Vegas to reconnect with her estranged dad Mick (Shannon), a legendary gambler and part-time children’s party clown, and to make her debut performance in the U.S.’s biggest drag king revue. Mick is less than excited to see his daughter ‘Julia’ presenting as masculine, wearing suits and chasing after Ronnie (Ferreira), a no-nonsense dancer.

Sullivan wrote the script for the film, which Corporate Witchcraft’s Kim Bailey and Isabel Marden are producing alongside Clemons. Songwriter Justin Tranter, who has worked with Britney Spears, Lady Gaga and others, serves as Executive Music Producer and is creating original music for the film.

Production begins in Vegas in the first quarter of 2023.

The project has received support from GLAAD, Sundance Institute, IFP’s Project Forum, Tribeca Film Institute, and Inside Out Toronto.

Mister Smith Entertainment’s CEO David Garrett stated: “We are delighted to present Larin’s fresh twist on a classic Vegas story by shining a light on the drag king scene, which has rarely, if ever, been explored on the big screen. Led by our stellar cast, this is an incredibly emotional father-daughter story that will resonate with buyers and audiences.

Ferreira most recently appeared in the Jordan Peele thriller Nope. She’s best known for HBO’s Euphoria and previously appeared on the network in Sarah Jessica Parker-starring HBO series Divorce. She’s currently filming psychological drama House of Spoils, opposite Ariana DeBose.  She also starred in HBO Max’s film adaptation of Unpregnant.

Michaela Jaé Rodriguez to Receive Stephen F. Kolzak Award at GLAAD Media Awards

Michaela Jaé Rodriguez has something special to be GLAAD about…

The 31-year-old half-Afro-Puerto Rican actress, singer and activist, also known as Mj Rodriguez, will receive the Stephen F. Kolzak Award from GLAAD, the queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, at the 33rd annual GLAAD Media Awards.

MJ RodriguezThe Stephen F. Kolzak Award is presented to a LGBTQ media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting LGBTQ acceptance.

The award is named after a legendary casting director, who devoted his life to raising awareness in the entertainment industry about the discrimination faced by LGBTQ people as well as people living with HIV. Previous Stephen F. Kolzak honorees include Laverne Cox, Jim Parsons, Wanda Sykes, Troye Sivan, Ruby Rose, Chaz Bono, Stephen Warren, Melissa Etheridge, and Sir Ian McKellen.

“Michaela Jaé Rodriguez is an undeniable talent who is changing the way audiences understand trans people while breaking down barriers for the trans community and LGBTQ people of color within the entertainment industry,” said GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “Her performance as Blanca on Pose was one of the most important and impactful roles in the history of LGBTQ representation on television, and she continues to spearhead the future of trans visibility and inclusion in entertainment through her talent on screen, in music, and as a passionate activist.”

The GLAAD Media Awards honor media for fair, accurate and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues. Since its inception in 1990, the GLAAD Media Awards have grown to be the most visible annual LGBTQ awards show in the world, sending powerful messages of acceptance to audiences globally.

The ceremony is set for Saturday, April 2 at the Beverly Hilton.

A New York ceremony will be held at the Hilton Midtown on Friday, May 6, 2022.

Demi Lovato Earns GLAAD Media Awards Nomination & Special Recognition

Demi Lovato has something special to be GLAAD about…

GLAAD has announced the nominees for its 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards, with the 29-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actor earning a nod and special recognition.

Demi Lovato

Lovato is nominated in the Outstanding Music Artist category for their latest album Dancing with the Devil… the Art of Starting Over.

Lovato will also receive a special recognition for their 4D with Demi Lovato episode featuring author and performer Alok Vaid-Menon. In the episode, Lovato officially announced that they identify as non-binary and that they’d be officially changing their pronouns to They/Them

Lauren Jauregui is also nominated in the Outstanding Music Artist category.

The 25-year-old Cuban American singer/songwriter and former Fifth Harmony member, who identifies as bisexual, is nominated for her debut solo album Prelude.

Lin-Manuel Miranda earned a nod in the Outstanding Film – Wide Release category for his acclaimed film tick, tick… BOOM!, while Pedro Almodovar is nominated in the Outstanding Film – Limited Release category for Parallel Mothers.

The GLAAD Media Awards honor media for fair, accurate and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues.

After going virtual for the past two years, the 33rd GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will take place in person at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on April 2 and at the Hilton Midtown in New York City on May 6.

Here are the nominees for the 33rd annual GLAAD Media Awards:

ENGLISH-LANGUAGE CATEGORIES

Outstanding Film – Wide Release

  • Eternals (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
  • Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Amazon Studios)
  • The Mitchells vs. the Machines (Netflix)
  • tick, tick… BOOM! (Netflix)
  • West Side Story (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Outstanding Film – Limited Release

  • Breaking Fast (Vertical Entertainment)
  • Gossamer Folds (Indican Pictures)
  • The Obituary of Tunde Johnson (Wolfe Video)
  • Parallel Mothers (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • Plan B (Hulu)
  • Port Authority (Momentum Pictures)
  • Shiva Baby (Utopia)
  • Swan Song (Magnolia Pictures)
  • Tu Me Manques (Dark Star Pictures)
  • Twilight’s Kiss (Strand Releasing)

Outstanding Documentary

  • Changing the Game (Hulu)
  • “Cured” Independent Lens (PBS)
  • Flee (NEON)
  • The Lady and The Dale (HBO)
  • The Legend of the Underground (HBO)
  • No Ordinary Man (Oscilloscope Laboratories)
  • Nuclear Family (HBO)
  • “Pier Kids” POV (PBS)
  • Pray Away (Netflix)
  • Pride (FX)

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • Dickinson (Apple TV+)
  • Gentefied (Netflix)
  • Love, Victor (Hulu)
  • The Other Two (HBO Max)
  • Saved by the Bell (Peacock)
  • Sex Education (Netflix)
  • Shrill (Hulu)
  • Special (Netflix)
  • Twenties (BET)
  • Work in Progress (Showtime)

Outstanding Drama Series

  • 9-1-1: Lone Star (FOX)
  • Batwoman (The CW)
  • The Chi (Showtime)
  • Doom Patrol (HBO Max)
  • Good Trouble (Freeform)
  • Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
  • The L Word: Generation Q (Showtime)
  • Pose (FX)
  • Star Trek: Discovery (Paramount+)
  • Supergirl (The CW)

Outstanding New TV Series

  • 4400 (The CW)
  • Chucky (Syfy/USA Network)
  • Hacks (HBO Max)
  • Harlem (Prime Video)
  • The Long Call (BritBox)
  • The Sex Lives of College Girls (HBO Max)
  • Sort Of (HBO Max)
  • With Love (Prime Video)
  • Y: The Last Man (FX)
  • Yellowjackets (Showtime)

Outstanding TV Movie

  • The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls (Hallmark Channel)
  • The Fear Street Trilogy (Netflix)
  • Nash Bridges (USA Network)
  • Single All the Way (Netflix)
  • Under the Christmas Tree (Lifetime)

Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series

  • Dopesick (Hulu)
  • Halston (Netflix)
  • It’s a Sin (HBO Max)
  • Little Birds (Starz)
  • Love Life (HBO Max)
  • Master of None Presents: Moments in Love (Netflix)
  • Rurangi (Hulu)
  • Station Eleven (HBO Max)
  • Vigil (Peacock)
  • The White Lotus (HBO)

Outstanding Reality Program

  • 12 Dates of Christmas (HBO Max)
  • Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
  • Family Karma (Bravo)
  • I Am Jazz (TLC)
  • Legendary (HBO Max)
  • MTV’s Following: Bretman Rock (MTV)
  • Queer Eye (Netflix)
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
  • The Voice (NBC)
  • We’re Here (HBO)

Outstanding Children’s Programming

  • “Berry Bounty Banquet” Strawberry Shortcake: Berry in the Big City (YouTube Kids)
  • City of Ghosts (Netflix)
  • “Family Day” Sesame Street (HBO Max)
  • “Gonzo-rella” Muppet Babies (Disney Junior)
  • “Joie de Jonathan” Fancy Nancy (Disney Junior)
  • Ridley Jones (Netflix)
  • Rugrats (Paramount+)
  • Summer Camp Island (Cartoon Network/HBO Max)
  • We The People (Netflix)
  • “Whatever Floats Your Float” Madagascar: A Little Wild (Hulu/Peacock)

Outstanding Kids & Family Programming

  • Amphibia (Disney Channel)
  • Centaurworld (Netflix)
  • “Claudia and the Sad Goodbye” The Baby-Sitters Club (Netflix)
  • Diary of a Future President (Disney+)
  • Doogie Kamealoha, MD (Disney+)
  • High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (Disney+)
  • The Loud House (Nickelodeon)
  • “Manlee Men” Danger Force (Nickelodeon)
  • The Owl House (Disney Channel)
  • Power Rangers: Dino Fury (Nickelodeon/Netflix)

Outstanding Music Artist

  • Brandi Carlile, In These Silent Days (Low Country Sound/Elektra Records)
  • Brockhampton, Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine (RCA Records/Question Everything)
  • Demi Lovato, Dancing with the Devil… the Art of Starting Over (Island Records)
  • Elton John, The Lockdown Sessions (Interscope Records)
  • Halsey, If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power (Capitol Records)
  • Kaytranada, Intimidated (RCA Records)
  • Lil Nas X, MONTERO (Columbia Records)
  • Melissa Etheridge, One Way Out (BMG)
  • Mykki Blanco, Broken Hearts and Beauty Sleep (Transgressive Records)
  • St. Vincent, Daddy’s Home (Loma Vista Recordings) Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist
  • Arlo Parks, Collapsed in Sunbeams (Transgressive Records)
  • Asiahn, The Interlude (SinceThe80s/Motown Records)
  • girl in red, if i could make it go quiet (AWAL)
  • Jake Wesley Rogers, Pluto (Facet/Warner Records)
  • Japanese Breakfast, Jubilee (Dead Oceans)
  • Joy Oladokun, in defense of my own happiness (Amigo Records/Verve Forecast/Republic Records)
  • Lauren Jauregui, Prelude (Attunement Records/AWAL)
  • Lily Rose, Stronger Than I Am (Big Loud Records/Back Blocks Music/Republic Records)
  • Lucy Dacus, Home Video (Matador Records)
  • VINCINT, There Will Be Tears (Vincint Cannady)

Outstanding Broadway Production

  • Chicken & Biscuits
  • Company
  • Thoughts Of A Colored Man Outstanding Video Game
  • Boyfriend Dungeon (Kitfox Games)
  • Far Cry 6 (Ubisoft)
  • The Gardener and the Wild Vines (Finite Reflection Studios)
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits (Ember Lab)
  • Life is Strange: True Colors (Deck Nine Games/Square Enix)
  • Psychonauts 2 (Double Fine/Xbox Game Studios)
  • Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan (ManaVoid Entertainment/Skybound Games)
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft)
  • Unpacking (Witch Beam /Humble Games)
  • Unsighted (Studio Pixel Punk /Humble Games)

Outstanding Comic Book

  • Aquaman: The Becoming, written by Brandon Thomas (DC Comics)
  • Barbalien: Red Planet, written by Tate Brombal, Jeff Lemire (Dark Horse Comics)
  • Crush & Lobo, written by Mariko Tamaki (DC Comics)
  • The Dreaming: Waking Hours, written by G. Willow Wilson (DC Comics)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy, written by Al Ewing (Marvel Comics)
  • Harley Quinn: The Animated Series – The Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour, written by Tee Franklin (DC Comics)
  • Killer Queens, written by David M. Booher (Dark Horse Comics)
  • Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, written by Alyssa Wong (Marvel Comics)
  • Superman: Son of Kal-El, written by Tom Taylor (DC Comics)
  • Wynd, written by James Tynion IV (BOOM! Studios)

Outstanding Original Graphic Novel/Anthology

  • Cheer Up! Love and Pompoms, written by Crystal Frasier (Oni Press)
  • DC Pride [anthology] (DC Comics)
  • Eighty Days, written by A.C. Esguerra (Archaia/BOOM! Studios)
  • The Girl from the Sea, written by Molly Ostertag (Graphix/Scholastic)
  • Girl Haven, written by Lilah Sturges (Oni Press)
  • I Am Not Starfire, written by Mariko Tamaki (DC Comics)
  • Marvel’s Voices: Pride [anthology] (Marvel Comics)
  • Renegade Rule, written by Ben Kahn, Rachel Silverstein (Dark Horse Comics)
  • The Secret to Superhuman Strength, written by Alison Bechdel (Mariner Books/HMH)
  • Shadow Life, written by Hiromi Goto (First Second/Macmillan)

Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode

  • “Bisexual Superman Is Not Ruining Your Childhood, B*tch Please” The Amber Ruffin Show (Peacock)
  • “Culture War! Diverse Pilots and Trans Rights” The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
  • “Elliot Page” The Oprah Conversation (Apple TV+)
  • “Jenny Hagel Investigates Why America’s Lesbian Bars Are Vanishing” Late Night With Seth Meyers (NBC)
  • “Mj Rodriguez on Historic Emmy Nomination and Hopes for Trans Community’s Future” The View (ABC)

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment

  • “Capehart Condemns Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Transphobic Speech Against Equality Act” The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart (MSNBC)
  • “Danica Roem to LGBTQ Americans: You Have to Care About Politics” State of the Union (CNN)
  • “HIV/AIDS: 40 Years Later” TODAY (NBC)
  • “McBride On Anti-Trans Bills: ‘This Is Legislative Bullying Plain & Simple’” Stephanie Ruhle Reports (MSNBC)
  • “Valedictorian Says His Graduation Speech on Mental Health & LGBTQ Identity Was Cut Off” GMA3: What You Need to Know (ABC)

Outstanding TV Journalism – Long-Form

  • “Anderson Speaks to Legendary AIDS and Gay Rights Activist” Anderson Cooper Full Circle (CNNgo)
  • “Gay Panic” This is Life with Lisa Ling (CNN)
  • “Life After Pulse” (WESH)
  • “Mama Gloria” AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange (PBS)
  • “Pride of The White House” (MSNBC)
  • “Pride on ABC News Live: What’s Next for the LGBTQ+ Community” (ABC News Live)
  • “Trans in Texas” United Shades of America (CNN)
  • “Trans in Trumpland” (Topic)
  • “TransAmerica” (NBC News NOW)
  • “The Week in Pride” The Week with Joshua Johnson (MSNBC)

Outstanding Print Article

  • “Billy Porter Breaks a 14-Year Silence: ‘This Is What HIV-Positive Looks Like Now’” by Billy Porter, as told by Lacey Rose (The Hollywood Reporter)
  • “Books Probed by a Texas Lawmaker by Women, People of Color, LGBTQ Writers. They’re Asking: ‘Really?’” by Talia Richman & Corbett Smith (The Dallas Morning News)
  • “Bowen Yang is Defining Funny for a New Generation” by David Canfield (Entertainment Weekly)
  • “Diary of an ICE Detainee” by Yariel Valdes Gonzalez (Washington Blade)
  • “Elliot Page is Ready for This Moment” by Katy Steinmetz (TIME)
  • “The Hearts of Venezuela” by Taylor Hirschberg (Out)
  • “Inside the Sparkling, Rainbow-Filled World of JoJo Siwa” by Jason Sheeler (People)
  • “Keeping Trans Kids From Medicine Doesn’t Make Them Disappear” by Jennifer Finney Boylan (The New York Times)
  • “Lawmakers Can’t Cite Local Examples of Trans Girls in Sports” by David Crary & Lindsay Whitehurst (The Associated Press)
  • “The Year of the Black Queer Revolution” by Ernest Owens (Rolling Stone)

Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage

  • The Advocate
  • Entertainment Weekly
  • People
  • POZ
  • Variety

Outstanding Online Journalism Article

  • “Across the South, a Trans Housing Movement Grows” by Raquel Willis (VOGUE.com)
  • “As Anti-Trans Violence Surges, Advocates Demand Policy Reform” by Jo Yurcaba (NBCNews.com)
  • “Let’s Talk About (Queer) Sex: The Importance of LGBTQ-inclusive Sex Education in Schools” by David Oliver (USAToday.com)
  • “LGBT+ Afghans Fear Being Forgotten 100 Days Since Taliban Takeover” by Hugo Greenhalgh (Openlynews.com)
  • “Megan Rohrer, the Evangelical Lutheran Church’s First Trans Bishop, Wants to Get Messy” by Nico Lang (them.us)
  • “No, DaBaby, HIV Will Not ‘Make You Die in 2 to 3 weeks.’ Here’s the Truth.” by David Artavia (Yahoo.com)
  • “‘No Time For Intolerance:’ Dr. Rachel Levine Has A Job To Do” by Dawn Ennis (Forbes.com)
  • “T.J. Osborne is Ready to Tell His Story” by Sam Lansky (TIME.com)
  • “What I’ve Learned After Living with HIV in Secret for Years” by Tony Morrison (GoodMorningAmerica.com)
  • “The Word Missing From the Vast Majority of Anti-Trans Legislation? Transgender” by Orion Rummler & Kate Sosin (19thnews.org)

Outstanding Online Journalism – Video or Multimedia

  • “+Talk: HIV & Faith” by Karl Schmid, Mike Spierer, and Brent Zacky (Plus Life Media)
  • “Caretakers” [series] by Geena Rocero, Jon Mallow, Dan Greenberg, Sheena Alexis Suarez, Erin McIntyre, Chelsea Rugg, Shant Alexander, and Victoria Malabrigo (PBS.com)
  • “Covid Confessions: Drag Performers Share Their Experiences Working During The Pandemic” by Alec Fischer (Fischr Media)
  • “For Ruth Ellis Center Staff, Helping LGBTQ Homeless Youth is Personal” by Scott Gatz, John Halbach, Maria Tridas, and Emily Geraghty (LGBTQ Nation)
  • “How Queer Characters Have Evolved In Children’s Animation” by Chris Snyder, Kyle Desiderio, Jess Chou, A.C. Fowler, and Kuwilileni Hauwanga (Insider)
  • “Legendary” [series] by Peppermint, Matt McDonough, Jennifer Tiexiera, Michael Seligman, Julia Hoff, Ryan Murray, and Ximena Sanchez (NowThis/Discovery+)
  • “Meet the Logo Legends: Brooklyn Trans Liberation” (Logo)
  • “The Power of Layshia Clarendon” by Katie Barnes, Jennifer Karson-Strauss, Andy Sharp, and Jennifer Holt (ESPN.com)
  • “Transnational” [series] by Eva Reign, Alyza Enriquez, Freddy McConnell, Vivek Kemp, Courtney Brooks, Sarah Burke, Hendrik Hinnzel, Alyza Enriquez, Dan Ming, Trey Strange, and Daisy Wardell (VICE News)
  • “Tyra Banks Interview: SI Swimsuit Cover Model Leyna Bloom” (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit)

Outstanding Blog

  • Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters
  • Mombian
  • My Fabulous Disease
  • Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents
  • The Reckoning

Special Recognition

  • All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson [filmed reading + performance]
  • “Alok Vaid-Menon” 4D with Demi Lovato (Candence13/OBB Sound/SB Projects)
  • Coded: The Hidden Love of J.C. Leyendecker (Paramount+)
  • Jeopardy! Champion Amy Schneider
  • The Laverne Cox Show (Shondaland Audio/iHeartMedia)
  • Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson (ABC News) Outsports’ Coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics

SPANISH-LANGUAGE CATEGORIES

Outstanding Spanish-Language Scripted Television Series

  • #Luimelia (Atresplayer Premium)
  • Manual Para Galanes (Pantaya)
  • Maricón Perdido (HBO Max)
  • Pequeñas Victorias (Prime Video)
  • Todo lo otro (HBO Max)

Outstanding Spanish-Language TV Journalism

  • “Grupo Firme en Contra del Acoso” Despierta América (Univision)
  • “El Mes del Orgullo” (CNN en Español)
  • “Impacto Positivo: Bamby Salcedo” Primer Impacto (Univision)
  • “Orgullo LGBTQ: 52 Años de Lucha y Evolución” (Telemundo 47)
  • “Preocupa Exclusión de Niñas Trans en Equipos Femeninos” Hoy Día (Telemundo)

Outstanding Spanish-Language Online Journalism Article

  • “Anacaona Reyes: Visibiliza a la Comunidad Trans y Educa Desde el Capitolio” by Maricarmen Rivera (Elvocero.com)
  • “Ana Macho: Sobre Hacer Música Que Rebasa Límites” by Ronald Avila (ElNuevoDia.com)
  • “Ángel Cruz Aprendió a “Desaprender” los Credos Sociales” by José Karlo Pagán Negrón (PrimeraHora.com)
  • “Así Viven la Menstruación los Hombres Trans” by Miriam Martínez (Vice.com)
  • “Casa Frida Rescata a Pareja Gay de Homofobia en Jamaica” by Edgar Ulises (Homosensual.com)
  • “Claudia: La Enfermera Trans que Lucha Contra el Covid en Ciudad Juárez” by Louisa Reynolds (Nexos.com)
  • “En Casa con Kany García y Jocelyn Trochez” by Carole Joseph (PeopleEnEspanol.com)
  • “Oyuki, la Madre Trans de Seis Hijos que Rompe Prejuicios en México” by Eduard Ribas i Admetlla (EFE.com)
  • “Somos Invisibles”: La Discriminación y los Riesgos se Multiplican para los Indígenas LGBTQ+” by Albinson Linares (Telemundo.com)
  • “Una Vida Transgénero: ‘Es Momento de que nos Dejemos Ver’” by Marcos Billy Guzman (ElNuevoDia.com)

Outstanding Spanish-Language Online Journalism – Video or Multimedia

  • “Alexa: Su Vida y la Justicia que no llega a un Año de su Asesinato” por Marcos Billy Guzmán y Adlín González (El Nuevo Día)
  • “Expulsados México: Cómo la Comunidad Transgénero se Unió para Ayudar a los Migrantes” por Patricia Clarembaux, Anna Clare Spelman, y Celemente Sánchez (Univision Noticias)
  • “Marcha del Orgullo LGBTI: Día de Festejo, Pero También de Protesta” por Jair Cabrera Torres (La Jornada)
  • “Ser Mujer, ser Trans y ser Mapuche” por Natalia Barrera Francis, Paula Daibert, y Claudia Escobar (AJ+ Español)
  • “Vogue en el Paro Nacional y Transmilenio: ¿Qué hay detrás?” by Jahira Quintero, Laura Salomón, y Dani Jara (El Espectador)

Special Recognition (Spanish-Language)

  • “Celebrando el Mes del Orgullo” (Telemundo)

Tanya Saracho to Make Film Directorial Debut with Adaptation of Her Off Broadway Play “Mala Hierba”

Tanya Saracho is in the (bad) weeds…

The Mexican-American actress, playwright, dramaturge, screenwriter and Vida creator is bringing her 2014 Off Broadway play Mala Hierba to the big screen, and she’ll be directing the film adaptation of her acclaimed project.

Tanya Saracho

In her film directorial debut, Saracho has teamed up with Anonymous Content to adapt the Texas border town set drama.

The film version of Mala Hierba  will be produced by AC Studios, with Dawn Olmstead, David Levine, and Whitney Dibo overseeing the project for outfit.

Former Vida EP Stephanie Langhoff, and Christine Davila, head of development and production at Saracho’s Ojala Productions, will serve as producers on Mala Hierba.

Originally opening at Second Stage Uptown nearly six years ago, the play unravels the coiffured life of a Lone Star State trophy wife who begins to see the cracks in her life of wealth and privilege as her first and perhaps true love reappears. The possibility of a renewed life together for the two women forces the Liliana character to make a searing decision about what she wants and who she is.

The stage production of Mala Hierba was directed by Jerry Ruiz and starred Marta Milans, Sandra Marquez, and Ana Nogueira in the primary roles.

The union with Anonymous comes just over a couple of weeks after the active Saracho launched the Ojalá Ignition Lab in conjunction with UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group.

Part of the acclaimed playwright and filmmaker’s 2020 inked development deal with the studio, the incubator program for Latinx voices will provide five writers and their own proposed projects with mentoring from experienced showrunners and EPs, including self-described “den mother” Saracho and an extended network to draw on for the future.

Since Vida, which won a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, finished its three-season stint on Starz in May 2020, Saracho stayed in Britain during the pandemic to work with musician and Lovesick actor Johnny Flynn for an upcoming project.

Harvey Guillén to Star in Amazon’s Original Series “Reacher”

Harvey Guillén is expanding his reach

The 31-year-old Mexican American actor has joined the Season 1 cast of Amazon’s upcoming original series Reacher, based on the Jack Reacher character from Lee Child’s international bestselling books.

Harvey GuillenGuillén joins a roster of new cast additions that includes Kristin Kreuk, Marc Bendavid, Willie C. Carpenter, Currie Graham and Maxwell Jenkins.

Alan Ritchson stars as the title character in the series, produced by Amazon Studios, Skydance Television and Paramount Television Studios.

The first season, written, executive-produced and showrun by Nick Santora, is based on the first Jack Reacher novel, The Killing Floor, which is set in Georgia.

Guillén is Jasper, Margrave’s medical examiner who is suddenly overwhelmed and terrified by multiple murders in his small town.

GLAAD award-winning actor and producer Guillén is currently in production on season 3 of What We Do In The Shadows. He’s coming off a multi-episode arc on Season 2 of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist and will next be seen in the feature Werewolves Within.

Demi Lovato to Take Part in iHeartMedia & P&G’s “Can’t Cancel Pride” Virtual Benefit Concert

Demi Lovato is celebrating Pride in a big way…

The 28-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actor will be taking part in iHeartMedia and P&G’s second annual “Can’t Cancel Pride,” a virtual benefit concert featuring some of the biggest LGBTQ names in music appearing to offer special performances, while also raising funds for nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping LGBTQ people around the world.

Demi Lovato

Hosted by Elvis Duran and Bebe Rexha, the event will take place on June 4, and will feature appearances and performances from Lovato, Lil Nas X, Troye Sivan, Rexha, Brothers Osborne, Busy Phillips, Hayley Kiyoko, Jennifer Hudson, JoJo Siwa, Marshmello, MJ Rodriguez, Nina West, P!nk, Ricky Martin, Regard and Tate McRae.

Along with putting on a good show, iHeartMedia and P&G are also partnering with Greater Cincinatti Foundation to help distribute the funds raised from the event to six organizations supporting the LGBTQ community in 2021, including GLAAD, SAGE, The Trevor Project, the National Black Justice Coalition, CenterLink, and OutRight Action International.

“As the country is returning back to normal and we are slowly starting to gather again, LGBTQ+ communities around the world are still feeling the devastating effects of COVID-19,”  iHeartMedia’s chief  marketing officer Gayle Troberman said in a statement. “We look forward to once again celebrating the incredible voices and allies of the LGBTQ+ community with an amazing night of music that will honor Pride and the communities’ fight for equal rights, all while benefiting six remarkable nonprofits that make an everyday positive impact.”

“Can’t Cancel Pride” will take place on June 4th at 9:00 p.m. ET on iHeartRadio’s TikTok, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram TV pages, PrideRadio.com and Revry, while also being broadcast on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and on the iHeartRadio App.

Learn more about the upcoming event here.

“Glee” Cast to Reunite for Special Tribute to Naya Rivera’s Character Santana Lopez at GLAAD Media Awards

Naya Rivera will be the focus of a special tribute at this year’s GLAAD Media Awards

Glee cast members Jacob ArtistChris ColferDarren Criss, Vanessa LengiesJane LynchKevin McHale, Heather MorrisMatthew Morrison, Alex NewellAmber Riley, Harry Shum Jr., Becca Tobin, and Jenna Ushkowitz will reunite at the virtual edition of the awards show on April 8 for a special tribute to the legacy of the Santana Lopez, the character portrayed by the late half-Puerto Rican actress/singer and Glee star, who drowned last July while on an outing with her son on California’s Lake Piru.

Glee's Naya Rivera

The tribute will honor the 10-year anniversary of Santana’s coming out as lesbian in the musical comedy. Glee is a GLAAD Media Award winning series and the reunion will spotlight Santana’s impact on LGBTQ teens and Latinx LGBTQ representation on television. Demi Lovato, who played Santana’s girlfriend on Glee, will introduce the special tribute.

The GLAAD Media Awards will be hosted by Niecy Nash and stream on YouTube on April 8 at 8:00 pm ET. The event will also stream on Hulu on April 8 starting at 10:00 pm ET, and will be available to stream on-demand on the streamer until the end of June.

Javier Ambrossi & Javier Calvo, aka Los Javis, Sign with Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

Javier Ambrossi and Javier Calvo have new representation…

Creative Artists Agency (CAA) has signed the 36-year-old Spanish actor, stage, film and television director and writer and the 30-year-old Spanish actor, stage, film and television director and writer, the duo known as Los Javis, for representation in all areas.

Javier Ambrossi & Javier Calvo

The LGBTQ+ advocates are known best for writing, producing and directing the critically acclaimed Veneno which was released on HBO Max last year in November during Transgender Awareness Week.

Veneno follows the life of transgender icon of the ’90s, Cristina Ortiz. It features the largest transgender cast in the history of Spanish cinema. The series marked an important milestone for the LGBTQ+ community and is currently nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Scripted Television Series in the Spanish Language category.

Prior to Veneno, Los Javis created the Netflix series, Paquita Salas, the story of one of Spain’s best talent agents in the ’90s, who now finds herself searching desperately for new stars after suddenly losing her biggest client.

The series, which won a Premio Ondas and Premio Feroz, peaked at #1 on the platform in Spain and became a huge hit in Latin America. The series was renewed for two more seasons after its premiere, with a fourth confirmed.

Los Javis are also playwrights who wrote and directed the musical play, La Llamada, which is set at a bible camp and continues to play in Spain almost eight years after its premiere and international run. The duo later wrote and directed the film adaptation of the play, which earned them five Goya Award nominations. It hit No. 1 at the Spanish box office and was acquired by Netflix.

Los Javis often makes appearances on local versions of shows like The Masked Singer, and this month, the duo will join the local version of RuPaul’s Drag Race as regular judges.

Pabllo Vittar Earns GLAAD Media Awards Nomination

Pabllo Vittar has extra reason to be gla(a)d

GLAAD has announced the nominees for the 32d GLAAD Media Awards, with the 26-year-old Brazilian drag queen, singer and songwriter earning a nod.

Pabllo Vittar 

Vittar is nominated in the Outstanding Music Artist for her album 111.

She’ll compete against Ricky Martin, nominated for Pausa, and then Kehlani for her album It Was Good Until It Wasn’t.

Arca has picked up a GLAAD nod…

The 31-year-old Venezuelan record producer, DJ, singer, and songwriter, whose full name is Alejandra Ghersi, is nominated in the Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist category for the album KiCk i.

Gloria Estefan’s daughter Emily Estefan is nominated in the Outstanding Variety or Talk Show episode for “Emily’s Coming Out Story” from Facebook Watch’s Red Table Talk: The Estefans.

Jesse & Joy have earned a special callout…

The Mexican sibling duo will receive special recognition for their hit single “Love (Es Nuestro Idioma).”

Josie Totah , D.J.ShangelaPierce, and Jonathan Bennett took to GLAAD’s TikTok page to unveil the nominees. The winners will be announced during a virtual ceremony scheduled for April 2021.

The GLAAD Media Awards honor media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues.

“During an unprecedented year of crises and isolation, the nominees for the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards reached LGBTQ people with powerful stories and inspired countless others around the world with bold looks at LGBTQ people and issues,” said GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “As GLAAD continues to lead the fight for LGBTQ acceptance, this year’s nominees remind us that even in times of political and cultural division, diverse LGBTQ representation and visibility can enlighten, entertain, and create lasting change.”

Here’s the full list of nominees:

NOMINEES FOR THE ENGLISH-LANGUAGE CATEGORIES

Outstanding Film – Wide Release
The Craft: Legacy (Sony Pictures)
Happiest Season (Hulu)
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix)
The Old Guard (Netflix)
The Prom (Netflix)

Outstanding Film – Limited Release
Ammonite (NEON)
And Then We Danced (Music Box Films)
The Boys in the Band (Netflix)
The Half of It (Netflix)
I Carry You With Me (Sony Pictures Classics)
Kajillionaire (Focus Features)
The Life Ahead (Netflix)
Lingua Franca (ARRAY/Netflix)
Monsoon (Strand Releasing)
The True Adventures of Wolfboy (Vertical Entertainment)

Outstanding Documentary
Circus of Books (Netflix) Disclosure (Netflix)
Equal (HBO Max)
For They Know Not What They Do (First Run Features)
Howard (Disney+)
Mucho Mucho Amor (Netflix)
Scream, Queen: My Nightmare on Elm Street (Virgil FIlms/Shudder)
Visible: Out on Television (Apple TV+)
We Are The Radical Monarchs (PBS POV)
Welcome to Chechnya (HBO) 

Outstanding Comedy Series
Big Mouth (Netflix)
Dead to Me (Netflix)
Everything’s Gonna Be Okay (Freeform)
Harley Quinn (HBO Max)
Love, Victor (Hulu)
Saved by the Bell (Peacock)
Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
Sex Education (Netflix)
Superstore (NBC)
Twenties (BET) 

Outstanding Drama Series
9-1-1: Lone Star (FOX)
Killing Eve (BBC America)
P–Valley (Starz)
Ratched (Netflix)
Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)
Supergirl (The CW)
The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)Vida (Starz)
The Wilds (Amazon)
Wynonna Earp (Syfy) 

Outstanding TV Movie
Alice Júnior (Netflix)
Bad Education (HBO)
The Christmas House (Hallmark Channel)
The Christmas Setup (Lifetime)
Dashing in December (Paramount Network)
The Thing About Harry (Freeform)
Uncle Frank (Amazon Studios)
Unpregnant (HBO Max)
Your Name Engraved Herein (Netflix) 

Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series
Dispatches from Elsewhere (AMC)
The Haunting of Bly Manor (Netflix)
Hollywood (Netflix),
I May Destroy You (HBO)
Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu) 

Outstanding Reality Program
Deaf U (Netflix)
Legendary (HBO Max)
Queer Eye (Netflix)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
We‘re Here (HBO)

Outstanding Children’s Programming
“Challenge of the Senior Junior Woodchucks!” DuckTales (Disney XD)
“Dogbot” Clifford The Big Red Dog (PBS)
“Nancy Plays Dress Up” Fancy Nancy (Disney Junior)
The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo (HBO Max)
Summer Camp Island (HBO Max) 

Outstanding Kids & Family Programming
Craig of the Creek (Cartoon Network)
Diary of a Future President (Disney+)
First Day (Hulu)
Kipo and The Age of the Wonderbeasts (Dreamworks Animation/Netflix)
The Loud House (Nickelodeon)
“Mary Anne Saves the Day” The Baby-Sitters Club (Netflix)
“Obsidian” Adventure Time: Distant Lands (HBO Max)
The Owl House (Disney Channel)
She–Ra & The Princesses of Power (Dreamworks Animation/Netflix)
Steven Universe (Cartoon Network) 

Outstanding Music Artist
Adam Lambert, Velvet (More Is More/Empire)
Brandy Clark, Your Life Is a Record (Warner Records)
Halsey, Manic (Capitol)
Kehlani, It Was Good Until It Wasn’t (Atlantic)
Lady Gaga, Chromatica (Streamline/Interscope)
Miley Cyrus, Plastic Hearts (RCA)
Pabllo Vittar, 111 (BMT/Sony Music Brasil)
Peppermint, A Girl Like Me: Letters to My Lovers (Producer Entertainment Group)Ricky Martin, Pausa (Sony Latin)
Sam Smith, Love Goes (Capitol) 

Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist
Arca, KiCk i (XL)
Chika, Industry Games (Warner Records)
FLETCHER, The (S)ex Tapes (Capitol)
Keiynan Lonsdale, Rainbow Boy (Keiynan Lonsdale)
Kidd Kenn, Child’s Play (Island Records)
Orville Peck, Show Pony (Columbia/Sub Pop)
Phoebe Bridgers, Punisher (Dead Oceans)
Rina Sawayama, Sawayama (Dirty Hit/Avex Trax)
Trixie Mattel, Barbara (Producer Entertainment Group/ATO Records)
Victoria Monét, Jaguar (Tribe Records) 

Outstanding Video Game
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Ubisoft)
Borderlands 3: Guns, Love, and Tentacles (2K Games)
Bugsnax (Young Horses)
Hades (Supergiant Games)
If Found… (Annapurna Interactive)
Ikenfell (Humble Games)
Immortals Fenyx Rising (Ubisoft)
The Last of Us Part II (Sony Interactive Entertainment)
Tell Me Why (Xbox Game Studios)
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands (Blizzard Entertainment)

Outstanding Comic Book
Empyre, Lords of Empyre: Emperor Hulkling, Empyre: Aftermath Avengers, written by Al Ewing, Dan Slott, Chip Zdarsky, Anthony Oliveira (Marvel Comics)
Far Sector, written by N.K. Jemisin (DC Comics)
Guardians of the Galaxy, written by Al Ewing (Marvel Comics) Juliet Takes a Breath, written by Gabby Rivera (BOOM! Studios) Lois Lane, written by Greg Rucka (DC Comics)
The Magic Fish, written by Trung Le Nguyen (Random House Graphic)
Suicide Squad, written by Tom Taylor (DC Comics) Wynd, written by James Tynion IV (BOOM! Studios)
X-Factor, written by Leah Williams (Marvel Comics)
You Brought Me the Ocean, written by Alex Sanchez (DC Comics) 

Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode
“Andy Cohen Calls for Change So He Can Donate His Plasma” Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (Bravo)
“Black Trans Lives Matter” Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)
“Emily’s Coming Out Story” Red Table Talk: The Estefans (Facebook Watch)
“Laverne Cox – Exploring Trans Representation with ‘Disclosure’” The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
“Lilly Responds to Comments About Her Sexuality” A Little Late With Lilly Singh (NBC)

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment
“Black Trans Activists on Being the ‘Blueprint for the Struggle for Black Freedom’” MSNBC Live with Hallie Jackson (MSNBC)
“Dwyane Wade One-On-One: Basketball Legend Opens Up About Supporting Transgender Daughter” Good Morning America (ABC)
“Faith, Foster Care and LGBTQ Rights Collide in Supreme Court” ABC News Prime (ABC News Live)
“One-on-One with Transportation Secretary Nominee Pete Buttigieg” State of the Union (CNN)
“Trans and Non-Binary People Face Voting Barriers Ahead of 2020 Election” (CBSN) 

Outstanding TV Journalism – Long-Form

ABC News Joe Biden Town Hall” (ABC)
“The Deciders” (CBS)
“Pride and Protest: Being Black and Queer in America in 2020” (NBC News NOW)
“Pride on ABC News Live: The Landmark Decision” (ABC News Live)
“Prideland” (PBS) 

Outstanding Print Article
“20 LGBTQ+ People Working to Save Lives on the Frontline” by Diane Anderson-Minshall, David Artavia, Tracy Gilchrist, Desiree Guerrero, Jeffrey Masters, Donald Padgett, and Daniel Reynolds (The Advocate)
“The AIDS Quilt Marches Home” by Jason Sheeler (People)
“As Homeless Shelters Brace for Funding Cuts, LGBTQ Youths Take Desperate Measures to Get By” by Samantha Schmidt (The Washington Post)
“Delaware’s Sarah McBride Makes History as the Nation’s First Openly Transgender State Senator” by Meg Ryan (Delaware Today)
“How a March for Black Trans Lives Became a Huge Event” by Anushka Patil (The New York Times)
“It’s Time for a New Tipping Point for Transgender Folks in Hollywood” by Tre’vell Anderson (Out)
“LGBTQ Americans Are Getting Coronavirus, Losing Jobs. Anti-Gay Bias is Making it Worse for Them.” by Petruce Jean-Charles (USA Today)
“Lutheran High School Athletic Trainer, Coach Says She Was Fired for Being Gay” by Arika Herron (The Indianapolis Star)
“States Won’t Collect LGBTQ Data on COVID-19 — and Advocates Aren’t Happy” by Chris Johnson (Washington Blade)
“Why Billy Porter is a National Treasure” by Tre’vell Anderson (Essence) 

Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage
The Advocate
Billboard
People
Plus
Variety

Outstanding Online Journalism Article
“The Battle Over Title IX and Who Gets to be a Woman in Sports: Inside the Raging National Debate” by Katie Barnes (epsnW.com)
“Gay Men Speak Out After Being Turned Away from Donating Blood During Coronavirus Pandemic: ‘We are Turning Away Perfectly Healthy Donors’” by Tony Morrison and Joel Lyons (GoodMorningAmerica.com)
“Here’s how Reggie Greer Takes on LGBTQ Outreach for Joe Biden in this ‘Very Personal’ Election” by John Gallagher (LGBTQNation.com)
“No Medicine, No Food: Coronavirus Restrictions Amplify Health Risks to LGBT+ People with HIV” by Nita Bhalla and Oscar Lopez (Openlynews.com) “An Oral History of Fashion’s Response to the AIDS Epidemic” [series] by Phillip Picardi (VOGUE.com)
“Queer Spaces Project” [series] by Nico Lang, Samantha Allen, Marke B., Matt Baume, Steven Blum, Alexander Cheves, Devlyn Camp, Michael Cuby, James Factora, KC Hoard, Sophie Hurwitz, Michelle Kim, and Daniel Villareal (them.us)

“Trans Athletes’ Fight for Inclusion in World Rugby” [series] by Dawn Ennis, Alex Reimer, Karleigh Webb, and Cyd Zeigler (Outsports.com)
“Trans Freedom Fighters” [series] by Sam Levin (TheGuardian.com) “Trans, Imprisoned — and Trapped” by Kate Sosin (NBCNews.com)
“‘You Don’t Belong Here’: In Poland’s ‘LGBT-Free Zones’ Existing is an Act of Defiance” by Ivana Kottasová and Rob Picheta (CNN.com) 

Outstanding Online Journalism – Video or Multimedia
“A Closer Look: Transgender in Kashmir” by Robert Leslie (Business Insider)
“I’m an Immigrant Fighting for Queer Rights and Racial Justice” by Abigail E. Disney, Catherine King, Maria Nunez, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Patty Quillin, Julie Parker Benello, Susan Sherrerd, and Lynda Weinman (Refinery29)
“Stop Killing Us: Black Transgender Women’s Lived Experiences” by Talibah Newman Ometu, Thomas Blount, Juliana Schatz Preston, and Mariah Dupont (Complex World)
“They Will See You: LGBTQ+ Visibility in Advertising” by Brent Miller, Otto Bell, and Jordan Shavarebi (Great Big Story)
“Why LGBTQ Rights Hinge on the Definition of ‘Sex’” by Laura Bult, Ranjani Chakraborty, Melissa Hirsch, and Sidnee King (Vox)

Outstanding Blog
Gays With Kids
JoeMyGod
Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents
The Reckoning
TransGriot 

Special Recognition
After Forever (Amazon)
Deadline’s New Hollywood Podcast
Happiest Season Soundtrack (Facet/Warner Records)
Noah’s Arc: The ‘Rona Chronicles (Patrik Ian-Polk Entertainment)
Out (Pixar/Disney+)
Razor Tongue (YouTube)
“The Son” Little America (Apple TV+)

NOMINEES FOR THE SPANISH-LANGUAGE CATEGORIES

Outstanding Spanish-Language Scripted Television Series
Ana (Amazon/Comedy Central/Pantaya)
Élite (Netflix)
#Luimelia (Atresplayer Premium)
Someone Has to Die (Netflix)
Veneno (HBO Max) 

Outstanding Spanish-Language TV Journalism
“Decisión de la Corte Suprema Para Comunidad LGBTQ” Un Nuevo Día (Telemundo)
“La Hermana de Aleyda Ortiz Narra Cómo Salió del Clóset y Cómo se lo Comunicó a su Familia” Despierta América (Univision)
“Proyecto ser Humano: La Terapia del Engaño” Camilo (CNN en Español)
“Refugio para Pacientes de COVID-19 y Comunidad LGBTI en México” Un Nuevo Día (Telemundo)
“Sanación Milagrosa” Despierta América (Univision)

Outstanding Spanish-Language Online Journalism Article
“El Brutal Asesinato de una Mujer Transgénero Conmociona a Puerto Rico y Renueva una Conversación Sobre la Transfobia” por Harmeet Kaur y Rafy Rivera (CNNEspañol.com)
“Desapareció en México, Solo se Hallaron sus Restos: La Historia de la Doctora María Elizabeth Montaño y su Importancia para la Comunidad Trans” por Albinson Linares y Marina E. Franco (Telemundo.com)
“Entrevistas para el mes del Orgullo LGBT+” por Paula Velasco, Aurora Villaseñor, y Sofía Viramontes (Gatopardo.com)
“Elliot Page y el Dilema Social del Género” por Marcos Billy Guzmán (ElNuevoDía.com) “La Historia de un Amor Moderno” por María Torres Clausell (Quién.com)

Outstanding Spanish-Language Online Journalism – Video or Multimedia
“Abril Zamora: Sin Filtros” (Elle España)
“Ciudad de México Prohibe las ‘Terapias’ Contra la Homosexualidad” por Elías Camhaji, Jonás Cortés, y Rodrigo Floriano (El País)
“La Liga Deportiva de la Diversidad” por Lucía Anaya (VICE en Español) “Mujeres LGBT+ en México: Ari Vera” (Homosensual)
“Soy Trans: El Camino a un Nuevo Despertar” por Sarah Moreno, Esther Piccolino, y José Sepúlveda (El Nuevo Herald)

Special Recognition (Spanish-Language)
Jesse & Joy, “Love (Es Nuestro Idioma)”

Flavio Alves’ Debut Film “Garden Left Behind” Lands UK Deal with Bohemia Media

Flavio Alves’ debut project won’t be left behind

The 51-year-old Brazilian LGBTIQ rights activities, writer and filmmaker’s Garden Left Behind has landed a UK deal with Bohemia Media.

Flavio Alves

Alves’ film, the 2019 SXSW Audience Award, tells the story of a young Mexican trans woman and her grandmother who navigate life as undocumented immigrants in New York City.

Carlie Guevara and Miriam Cruz star. It also stars Michael Madsen, Ed Asner, Anthony Abdo, Tamara Williams, Ivana Black, Kristen Lovell, Danny Flaherty and Alex Kruz.

The film’s release is scheduled for Q1, 2021.

It was partially crowd-funded through eBay and received support from organizations like GLAAD, Jerome Foundation, NYSCA, Trans Filmmakers Project, IFP Narrative Lab, NALIP, and Film Society of Lincoln Center, among others.