Yaya DaCosta to Appear on Season Two of Netflix’s “The Lincoln Lawyer”

Yaya DaCosta is preparing to call her next witness…

The 39-year-old half-Brazilian American actress/model has joined the Season 2 cast of Netflix’s The Lincoln Lawyer in a recurring role.

Yaya DaCostaDaCosta will portray Andrea Freemann, a cutthroat prosecutor and Mickey Haller’s (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo) undefeated courtroom rival, who is also a friend of his ex-wife Maggie (Neve Campbell).

Based on the series of bestselling novels by Michael ConnellyThe Lincoln Lawyer follows the redemption of Mickey Haller, a Los Angeles attorney who regains much of what he lost due to addiction with hard work and hustle. His success is also thanks to his devoted supporters: his ex-wives Maggie and Lorna (Becki Newton), his driver and unofficial sponsor Izzy (Jazz Raycole), and the best investigator in town—and Lorna’s newly minted fiancé—Cisco (Angus Sampson).

DaCosta isn’t the latest addition to the show…

Lana Parrilla recently joined Season 2 in the role of Lisa Trammell, a beloved chef and community advocate struggling to keep her restaurant afloat as a predatory real estate developer threatens the neighborhood around her. As the season’s client, Lisa will surely bear witness to Andrea’s fierce courtroom arguments as she goes head-to-head with Mickey.

The 10-episode second season will be based on the fourth book in The Lincoln Lawyer series by ConnellyThe Fifth Witness.

Season 2 will be executive-produced by co-showrunners Ted Humphrey and Dailyn Rodriguez; as well as Connelly, David E. Kelley, Ross Fineman, Barry Jossen and Tana Jamieson. The series is produced by A+E Studios for Netflix.

DaCosta most recently returned to the role of April Sexton in NBC’s Chicago Med following her exit after six seasons in 2021. Additionally, she starred as Angela Vaughn in Fox’s Our Kind of People. Her other television credits include Ugly BettyHouse, and All My Children.

Her big screen credits include The Nice Guys, The ButlerIn TimeTron: Legacy and The Kids Are Alright.

Lana Parrilla to Appear on Season 2 of Netflix’s “The Lincoln Lawyer”

Lana Parrilla is lawyering up…

The 45-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress has joined the cast of Netflix’s hit series The Lincoln Lawyer for Season 2 in a recurring role.

Lana ParrillaShe will play Lisa Trammell, a beloved chef and community advocate struggling to keep her restaurant afloat as a predatory real estate developer threatens the neighborhood around her.

Based on the series of bestselling novels by Michael ConnellyThe Lincoln Lawyer follows the redemption of Mickey Haller (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), a Los Angeles attorney who regains much of what he lost due to addiction with hard work and hustle. His success is also thanks to his devoted supporters: his ex-wives Maggie (Neve Campbell) and Lorna (Becki Newton), his driver and unofficial sponsor Izzy (Jazz Raycole), and the best investigator in town—and Lorna’s newly minted fiancé—Cisco (Angus Sampson).

The 10-episode second season will be based on the fourth book in The Lincoln Lawyer series by Connelly, The Fifth Witness.

Season 2 will be executive-produced by co-showrunners Ted Humphrey and Dailyn Rodriguez; as well as Connelly, David E. Kelley, Ross Fineman, Barry Jossen and Tana Jamieson. The series is produced by A+E Studios for Netflix.

Parrilla is best known for her portrayal of the Evil Queen/Regina Mills in ABC’s Once Upon a Time across the show’s seven seasons. Most recently she starred as Rita Castillo in Marc Cherry’s dark dramedy Why Women Kill. She’s also appeared in various hit shows including Spin CityNYPD BlueSix Feet Under24Lost and The Shield.

Her film credits include 2000’s Very Mean Men alongside Matthew Modine and Ben Gazzara, as well as 2020’s The Tax Collector opposite Jimmy Smits and George Lopez.

Lana Parrilla to Star Opposite J.Lo in Netflix’s AI Drama “Atlas”

Lana Parrilla is heading out of this world…

The 45-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress will star opposite Jennifer Lopez in Netflix’s AI drama Atlas, directed by Brad Peyton.

Lana ParrillaParrilla joins Simu Liu, Sterling K. Brown and Abraham Popoola in the film penned by Aron Eli Coleite and Leo Sardarian.

In Atlas, an intelligence analyst gets stranded on a distant planet and must learn to fight inside a military-grade mech suit in order to survive.

Parrilla played Regina Mills, aka The Evil Queen, for 156 episodes on ABC’s hit series Once Upon a TimeHer work on the show earned her the NHMC Impact Award; an ALMA Award for Outstanding TV Actress; a Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress: Fantasy / Sci-Fi; and, as voted by fans, TV Guide’s Best Villain twice.

She recently starred on Marc Cherry’s Paramount+ series Why Women Kill, a role for which she received a Gracie Award for Best Supporting Actress in Comedy. She also starred alongside Bobby Soto, Shia LaBeouf and George Lopez in David Ayer’s indie thriller The Tax Collector.

Prior to that, Parrilla was a series regular on ABC’s sitcom Spin CityGraham Yost’s Boomtown24, Swingtown, and on Jerry Bruckheimer’s medical drama Miami Medical

In addition to her on-screen work, Parrilla stepped behind the camera and went on to direct one of the final episodes of Once Upon a Time. She also executive produced the documentary Split at the Root, which premiered this year at SXSW.

Jillian Mercado Wins Gracie Award for Breakthrough Work on Showtime’s “The L Word: Generation Q”

Jillian Mercado is living grac(ie)fully…

The 34-year-old Dominican American actress and fashion model has been revealed as a winner for the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation’s Gracie Awards, for her work on The L Word: Generation Q.

Jillian MercadoLana Parrilla, the star of CBS StudiosWhy Women Kill, has won the Actress in a Supporting Role – Comedy or Musical award.

Pati Jinich is also celebrating a big win…

The 50-year old Mexican chef, TV personality, cookbook author, educator, and food writer has been recognized for her work of La Frontera with Pati Jinich.

Other Latinx talents picking up awards include ESPN Deportes and ESPN International’s Pilar Pérez; Skyview Networks, MJ Rodriguez and the fellow cast mates of FX’s Pose, Angie Martinez and Angélica Vale.

The Gracie Awards honor exemplary programming created by, for and about women in radio, television, cable and interactive media.

Holly Robinson Peete will host the 47th annual Gracie Awards at its in-person ceremony May 24 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

Here’s the full list of 2022 winners:

TELEVISION NATIONAL HONOREES

48 Hours: A Promise to Ahmaud (48 Hours & CBS News)
CBS News
Investigative Feature [TV – National]

48 Hours: What Happened to the Perfect Child? (48 Hours)
CBS News
Documentary- News [TV – National]

60 Minutes: Saving the Mountain Gorillas (60 Minutes)
ViacomCBS
Soft News Feature [TV – National]

Baby Roe Speaks (ABC News Prime)
ABC NEWS
Interview Feature [TV – National]

Beverly Chase (VICE on Showtime)
VICE Media (United States of America)
Showrunner Nonfiction- News [TV – National]

Custody Abuse (NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt)
NBC NEWS
News Feature Series [TV – National]

Elle Fanning (The Great)
Hulu
Actress in a Leading Role – Comedy or Musical [TV – National]

Friday Night Vibes
TBS
Special or Variety [TV – National]

Geeta Gandbhir, Samantha Knowles, Nadia Hallgren and Yoruba Richen (Black and Missing)
HBO/HBO Max
Director [TV – National]

Hind Hassan (VICE News)
VICE Media (United States of America)
Reporter/Correspondent [TV – National]

Home Sweet Home
Warner Bros. Unscripted Television & ARRAY Filmworks
Family Series [TV – National]

Honour
BritBox
Made for Television Movie [TV – National]

Jane Ferguson (PBS NewsHour)
PBS NewsHour
Reporter/Correspondent – Public Broadcast [TV – National]

Jen Flanz (The Daily Show with Trevor Noah)
Comedy Central
Showrunner Nonfiction- Latenight [TV – National]

Jillian Mercado (The L Word: Generation Q)
SHOWTIME
Actress in a Breakthrough Role- Drama [TV – National]

Kaitlyn Dever (Dopesick)
Hulu
Actress in a Leading Role – Made for TV Movie or Limited Series [TV – National]

The Kelly Clarkson Show
NBCUniversal Syndication Studios
Talk Show – Entertainment [TV – National]

Lana Parrilla (Why Women Kill)
CBS Studios
Actress in a Supporting Role – Comedy or Musical [TV- National]

Linsey Davis (ABC News)
ABC NEWS
On-Air Talent – News Magazine [TV – National]

Mahlet Girma (Breast Cancer Awareness: The story of Mahlet Girma)
Voice of America
Non-English Program [TV – National]

Maid
Warner Bros. Television
Limited Series  [TV – National]

Maria Taylor (NBC Sports and Olympics)
NBC Sports and Olympics
On-Air Talent – Sports [TV – National]

Marja-Lewis Ryan (The L Word: Generation Q)
SHOWTIME
Showrunner Fiction- Drama [TV – National]

Melanie Lynskey (Yellowjackets)
SHOWTIME
Actress in a Leading Role – Drama [TV – National]

Melissa McCarthy (Nine Perfect Strangers)
Hulu
Actress in a Supporting Role – Made for TV Movie or Limited Series [TV – National]

Michelle King (The Good Fight)
CBS Studios/King Size Productions
Producer- Entertainment [TV – National]

Nasim Pedrad (CHAD)
TBS
Actress in a Breakthrough Role- Comedy [TV – National]

Nida Manzoor (We Are Lady Parts)
Working Title Television, which is a part of Universal International Studios
Writer Scripted- Comedy [TV – National]

On Her Turf
Peacock/NBC Olympics
Sports Program [TV – National]

Pati Jinich (La Frontera with Pati Jinich)
PBS
Producer- Documentary /Unscripted / Non-Fiction [TV-National]

Making History
ESPN (United States of America)
GRAND AWARD Sports Feature [TV – National]

Pilar Pérez (En sus zapatos)
ESPN Deportes & ESPN International
Non English Individual Achievement [TV – National]

Pose
FX
GRAND AWARD Drama [TV – National]

Pose
FX
Ensemble Cast [TV – National]

Savannah Guthrie & Hoda Kotb (TODAY)
TODAY/NBC News
On-Air Talent – News [TV – National]

Stories We Tell: The Fertility Secret
MSNBC Films, Cinemation Studios, NBC News Studios
Non-Fiction Entertainment [TV – National]

Suzan-Lori Parks (Genius: Aretha)
National Geographic
Producer- Entrtainment Limited Series

Tamron Hall (TAMRON HALL SHOW)
ABC News/ Disney
On-Air Talent – Entertainment [TV – National]

The New York Times Presents: Malfunction: The Dressing Down of Janet Jackson
FX
Documentary- Entertainment [TV – National]

The Rescue of Parwana
CNN
Hard News Feature [TV – National]

Tina Lifford (Queen Sugar)
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Actress in a Supporting Role – Drama [TV – National]

Tonya Simpson (ABC News)
ABC NEWS
Producer- News [TV – National]

Trafficked With Mariana van Zeller
National Geographic
News Magazine [TV – National]

U.S. Capitol Insurrection (TODAY)
TODAY/NBC News
News Program [TV – National]

Vanessa Roth (Impact with Gal Gadot)
National Geographic
Writer Unscripted [TV – National]

We Are Lady Parts
Working Title Television, which is a part of Universal International Studios
Comedy [TV – National]

Writing Team (The Walking Dead)
AMC Networks
Writer Scripted- Drama [TV – National]

Yvette Lee Bowser (Run the World)
STARZ
Showrunner Fiction- Comedy [TV – National]

RADIO NATIONAL HONOREES

A Look Back At 1992 LA And America Since Rodney King
WBUR
Documentary [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

ABC Audio’s Front & Center Spotlight: Carly Pearce
ABC News Radio
Special [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

Alison Cook (The Doc Project)
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Producer [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

Allison Keyes (CBS News Weekend Roundup)
CBS News Radio
Weekend Host / Personality- News [ Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial ]

Cheri Preston (ABC News Radio)
ABC News Radio
Outstanding News Anchor [ Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial ]

Child Care Industry In Crisis (Karen Travers)
ABC News Radio
News Feature [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

Dana Cortez (The Dana Cortez Show)
Skyview Networks
Host/Personality [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

Ellen K (The Ellen K Weekend Show)
iHeartMedia
Weekend Host / Personality Entertainment [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

Fall of Afghanistan
CBS News Radio
Crisis Coverage/Breaking News [Radio – National Syndicated Commercial]

Fordham Conversations – Attacks on Asian Americans and The Search for Solidarity
WFUV-FM
Public Affairs [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

Jen Horn, Victoria Keelan, Jai Kershner (The DJV Show)
Doug Stephan Networks; The DJV Show
Co-host- Talk Radio [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

Medha Gandhi (Elvis Duran and the Morning Show)
Premiere Networks/iHeartMedia
Co-host [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

Melissa Harris-Perry (The Takeaway)
NYPR / WNYC Studios
Interview Feature [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

NPR coverage of India’s farmer protests
NPR
Crisis Coverage/Breaking News [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

Rerouting: defying the given path, paving a new one – North Korean female defectors’ journey
Radio Free Asia Korean Service
Non-English Program [Radio – National]

Rund Abdelfatah (Throughline)
NPR
Reporter / Correspondent / Host [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

Smith Sisters Live
SiriusXM
Talk Show [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

The Julia Show
Audacy
Interview Feature [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

The World At Six (Margaret Evans)
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
News Feature [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

Women in China
NPR
Series [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

DIGITAL MEDIA NATIONAL HONOREES

Amber Ferguson (Interabled Caregiving)
The Washington Post
Online Producer- Investigative [DM – National]

Because of Anita
Pineapple Street Studios and The Meteor
Podcast – Educational [DM – National]

Believe Her
Lemonada Media
Podcast – Investigative [ DM – National ]

Brooke Siffrinn and Aricia Skidmore-Williams (Even the Rich)
Wondery
Podcast Co-host/Ensemble [DM – National]

Clarissa Ward (Tug of War)
CNN Audio
Podcast Host – News [ DM – National ]

George Floyd: A Community Leader (Univision News Digital (online))
Univision News Digital
Website – News [DM – National]

History Refocused: Claudette Colvin
CNN Digital
Original Online Programming – Standalone Video [DM – National]

In Giro Con Fra
Lemonada Media
Non-English Program- Podcast [DM – National]

Inaccessible Cities
AJ Contrast, Al Jazeera Digital
Website – Information/Entertainment [DM – National]

Jemele Hill is Unbothered
Spotify
Podcast – Lifestyle Interview [DM – National]

Kim Cornett (NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt: Kids Edition)
NBC News
Online Producer- News [DM – National]

Ladies First: Black Women & Sex in Hip-Hop
MTV Entertainment Group, Paramount
Original Online Programming –  Entertainment [DM – National]

Meredith Goldstein (Love Letters)
Boston Globe
Podcast Host – Entertainment [ DM – National ]

NPR: Teaching in the Pandemic
NPR
Blog [DM – National]

Patty Steele (The Deep 6)
Elvis Duran Group
Podcast – Lifestyle Limited Series [DM – National]

Perseverance with Abby, Lola and Diana Trujillo
Sesame Workshop
Non-English Program- Family Program [DM – National]

Savannah Sellers (NBC News Now)
NBC News Now
Online Video Host / Correspondent / Actress [DM – National]

SEEHER Multiplicity
Dotdash Meredith
Original Online Programming – Video Series [DM – National]

Stéphanie Fillion
La Presse/Radio-Canada (special contribution)
Non-English Individual Achievement [DM – National]

Stephanie McMahon (HEAVEN)
WWE
Online Producer- Sports [DM – National]

Suzie Liu (ABC News: The Dropout)
ABC NEWS
Podcast Producer  [DM – National]

Teens in America
Washington Post
Original Online Programming – Standalone Audio [DM – National]

The Lead
Wondery & The Athletic
Podcast – Sports [DM – National]

The Turning: The Sisters Who Left
Rococo Punch & iHeartRadio
Podcast – Entertainment [DM – National]

Unlocking My Past & Finding A Connection to Slavery
NBC News Digital
Original Online Programming – News [DM – National]

We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle
Cadence13
Podcast – Lifestyle [DM – National]

TELEVISION LOCAL HONOREES

Claudia Orozco (Migración durante la pandemia)
Noticias Univisión San Diego
Non English Individual Achievement [TV – Local]

Deborah Horne (KIRO 7)
Cox Media Group
On-Air Talent [TV – Local]

Dress shopping in Mom’s final days (KBTX News 3 at Ten)
KBTX
Soft News Feature [TV – Local]

Juneteenth: 1865-2021
KHOU 11
Documentary [TV – Local]

KSAT Explains: What You Need To Know About Protective Orders In Bexar County
KSAT
News Magazine [TV – Local]

Mary Fecteau (The 86th Annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards)
Ideastream Public Media
Director [TV – Local]

RACE LISTEN. LEARN. LIVE.
KSDK
News Program [TV – Local]

Senator Lauren Book, Chucha Barber, Claire VanSusteren, Michele Watson (Journey Home)
Chucha Barber Productions, Inc.
Producer – Scripted / Edited / Live [TV – Local]

Susan Moses (The Year of the Tiger Ladies)
WKYC / TEGNA
Sports Feature [TV – Local]

The Next 400: Digging Into The Tangled Roots of Black Hair Culture
WOIO-TV
News Magazine- Special [TV – Local]

The Power of Healing: Address the Mess
WKYC / TEGNA
Hard News Feature [TV – Local]

Bailed Out to Abuse (WAVE News)
Gray Television, Inc.
Investigative Feature [TV – Local]

RADIO LOCAL HONOREES

A Love Supreme
WUNC – North Carolina Public Radio
Special [Radio – Non-Commercial Local]

Allison Sherry (‘I’ll Fight For The Rest Of My Life’: Elijah McClain’s Mother Reflects On Two Years Since His Death)
Colorado Public Radio
Interview Feature [Radio – Non-Commercial Local]

Amanda Orlando (The WARM Morning Show with Jim and Amanda)
Cumulus Media
Co-host (Music DJ/ Personality) Medium [Radio – Local]

Andie Summers (The Andie Summers Show)
Beasley Media Group (United States of America)
Host Morning Drive- Major Market [Radio – Local]

Angélica Vale (Cali 93.9 Mornings)
Cali 93.9, KLLI-FM,  Meruelo Media – Los Angeles
Non-English Individual Achievement [Radio – Local]

Angie Martinez (The Angie Martinez Show)
iHeartRadio
Host Non-Morning Drive (Music DJ/Personality) Major Market [Radio – Local]

Angie Perrin (Press Play with Madeleine Brand)
KCRW
Producer [Radio – Non-Commercial Local]

CBC Cree Radio: Winschgaoug and Eyou Dipajimoon
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Non-English Program [Radio – Local]

Christine Nagy (Cubby and Christine in the Morning)
iHeartMedia (WLTW)
Co-host (Music DJ/Personality) Large/Major [Radio – Local]

Figgy Pudding Choir
KIRO Newsradio
Soft News Feature [Radio – Local]

Gold Star Moms
KIRO Newsradio
Public Service Announcement [Radio – Local]

Heather Hunter (O’Connor and Company)
WMAL
Producer- Talk [Radio – Local]

I Regret Becoming a Parent (Audacious)
Connecticut Public
Talk Show [Radio – Non-Commercial Local]

I’m Listening (KCBS Radio)
KCBS Radio (Audacy)
Public Affairs [Radio – Local]

International Women’s Day (Valentine in the Morning)
iHeartMedia
Special [Radio – Local]

Janet Saidi (The Check-In)
KBIA
Host/Anchor [Radio – Non-Commercial Local]

Jeana Gondek (Jacksonville’s Morning News)
Cox Media Group
Outstanding News Anchor [ Radio – Local]

Judi Franco (Dennis & Judi)
Townsaquare Media
Co-host (Talk/Personality) Small/Medium Market [Radio – Local]

Kelly Dzanaj (Kelly on 100.7 Star)
Audacy Pittsburgh
Host Non-Morning Drive (Music DJ/Personality) Medium Market [Radio – Local]

Lori Barghini & Julia Cobbs (The Lori & Julia Show)
myTalk 107.1 – KTMY-FM
Host Non-Morning Drive (Talk/Personality) Large/Major Market [Radio – Local]

Magic 106.7’s “Exceptional Women” with Kyra Sedgwick
Audacy Boston
Interview Feature- Entertainment [Radio – Local]

MalaniKai (Word on the Street (95.5 WSB / WSB-AM WSBB-FM / Atlanta, GA))
Cox Media Group
Co-host (Talk/Personality) Large/Major [Radio – Local]

Many Troops Are Leaving The Military Prematurely Due To Sexual Harassment, Assault
Texas Public Radio
Hard News Feature- Non-Commercial [Radio – Local]

Mary Walter (Mary Walter WMAL Mornings On The Mall)
Cumulus Media
Interview Feature- News [Radio – Local]

Melissa “Mo” Wagner (“The Mo & StyckMan Show”)
Audacy – WUSY-FM Chattanoonga, TN
Co-host (Music DJ/ Personality) Small [Radio – Local]

Michelle Durham (Family fights for teens in toxic relationships)
KYW Newsradio – Audacy
Hard News Feature [Radio – Local]

Rural Healthcare: The Other Texas Drought
Texas Tech Public Media, The Texas Newsroom, Texas Public Radio, PBS Frontline, American Public Media Research Lab
Documentary [Radio – Non-Commercial Local]

Saraya Wintersmith (Like Other Arab Americans in Politics, Boston’s Essaibi George Faces Questions About Her Identity)
GBH News
Portrait/Biography [Radio – Non-Commercial Local]

Sharon Barnes-Waters (1010 WINS: The Black Experience)
1010 WINS
Producer- News [Radio – Local]

The Rita Cosby Show
WABC Radio
Talk Show [Radio – Local]

Tracy Dixon (KYGO Morning Show)
Bonneville International
Host – Morning Drive – Medium Market [Radio – Local]

Ways & Means Presents: The Arc of Justice – From Here to Equality
Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University / North Carolina Public Radio – WUNC
Series [Radio Non – Commercial Local]

TELEVISION STUDENT HONOREES

A Horse From Heaven
The University of Maryland
Soft News Feature [TV – Student]

Ashley Chase, Lauren Kraudy, Emma Davis, Alexandria Sorensen (Universe Live)
Brigham Young University School of Communications – Newsline
Producer [TV – Student]

Carly Wasserlein (Universe Live)
Brigham Young University School of Communications – Newsline
Director [TV – Student]

Church members respond to urging from the First Presidency to get the COVID-19 vaccine (Universe Live)
Brigham Young University School of Communications – Newsline
Hard News Feature [TV – Student]

Harlee Hunsaker (Universe Live)
Brigham Young University School of Communications – Newsline
On-Air Talent [TV – Student]

RADIO STUDENT HONOREES

Crystal Lucio-Bermudez (WRHU – Abortion Rights Feature)
WRHU FM Radio Hofstra University
Host/Personality [Radio – Student]

Emily White Music Biz Executive Inspires Next Generation of Female Industry Leaders (Music Biz Buzz)
WRHU FM Radio Hofstra University
Talk Show [Radio – Student]

Nassibah Beddredine (Youth Advocate For Inclusive Sex Education)
WUNC – North Carolina Public Radio
Interview Feature [Radio – Student]

Rachel Schnelle (Lavender a Tough Crop for ‘Muggy’ Missouri, But This Couple is Giving it a Go.)
KBIA
News Feature [Radio – Student]

The Rowan Report Election Night Special
Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM
Public Affairs [Radio – Student]

Victoria Bell (Backyard Players & Friends)
WRHU FM Radio Hofstra University
Producer [Radio – Student]

DIGITAL MEDIA STUDENT HONOREES

Amudalat Ajasa (Inside America’s last whites-only church)
Hofstra University
Online Video Host or Correspondent [DM – Student]

ESCAPE TO JUSTICE
Global Girl Media
Original Online Programming [DM – Student]

Linda T. Kennedy (Of A Certain Age)
Harvard University Extension School
Podcast Host [DM – Student]

Looking For Violet
Fordham University
Podcast Entertainment [DM – Student]

Sex Work After Gilgo | Getting to the Root
Hofstra University
Podcast Investigative [DM – Student]

Rosario Dawson to Executive Produce the Border Crisis Documentary “Split At The Root”

Rosario Dawson is laying down roots on an important new project…

The 42-year-old Puerto Rican and Cuban American actress and activist has joined the upcoming SXSW documentary Split At The Root as an executive producer alongside Lana Parrilla.

Rosario Dawson

The Linda Goldstein Knowlton-directed film is scheduled to play in the Austin festival’s Documentary Spotlight section.

Split at the Root follows the emotional journey of mothers separated from their children at the U.S. border and the grassroots initiative that, against all odds, reunites those families. When a Guatemalan mother seeking asylum was separated from her kids under the Zero Tolerance Policy, a Facebook post by a mom in Queens coalesced into a movement as thousands of like-minded women across the U.S. refused to stand by quietly. Immigrant Families Together was born – a rapid response group committed to doing what the government couldn’t – or wouldn’t do: reunite parents with their children separated by the Zero Tolerance Policy.

Producers for Split at the Root include Emmy-nominated writer/producer Marti Noxon of Tiny Pyro Productions, Noxon’s President of Production Maria Grasso, Miranda Bailey of Cold Iron Pictures.

Dawson has produced fiction and nonfiction projects ranging from This Is Not A War Story, nominated for The John Cassavetes Spirit Award, the award-winning documentary The Need To Grow which she also has narrated, and produced two projects for Free Speech TelevisionThe Assembly as well as Telethon for America 2020, both of which she co-hosted.

Behind the cameras, Dawson is highly active in political, social and environmental causes and has been involved with many social justice organizations including Amnesty International, Voto Latino, Save The Children, Doctors Without Borders and RESPECT!

“When it comes to immigration policy in this country, it is more than just a political crisis—we’re suffering a crisis of our very humanity. And one way to change the debate in Washington is by changing the language we use and the stories we produce such as Split the Root, opening the lens wider so people get the full picture. By having those who have come to the US to seek asylum front-and-center in this film and showing how every person can make a true difference to create change is why I wanted to join the producing team of this film” said Dawson.

Noxon added, “From the moment I heard the story of mothers on this side of the border helping mothers and children on the other side, I was compelled to know more. I couldn’t imagine any parent who knows the wrenching pain of being separated from their children who wouldn’t relate. And I had total confidence that Linda Goldstein Knowlton and the whole team would capture the beauty, despair, and hope of these women’s journey. I’m proud to be part of it and am so pleased to have Rosario join the team in amplifying these women’s voices and helping to shine a light on the compassionate Americans who supported them along the way.”

“My intention with this film was to tell an intimate, personal story of families separated by the Zero Tolerance policy, told by powerful women from both sides of the border. I couldn’t be more grateful to Marti and Rosario for helping to make this film a reality and bring the spotlight back onto the ongoing experiences of these families” said Goldstein Knowlton.

Parrilla’s television credits include Once Upon a TimeSpin City, Swingtown, Boomtown, Windfall and 24. For her turn as The Evil Queen/Regina Mills in Once Upon a Time, she won a Teen Choice Award for Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress, an ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series and a nomination for Best Supporting Actress on Television from the 38th Saturn Awards.

Lana Parrilla to Star in the Indie Drama “Scrap”

Lana Parrilla is scrapping her plans…

The 44-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress and Once Upon a Time alum will star alongside Anthony Rapp and writer-director Vivian Kerr in Scrap, an indie drama from producer Rachel Stander and her A Season of Rain banner.

Lana Parrilla

Beth DoverKhleo ThomasBrad Schmidt and Julianna Layne have also joined the cast of the film, which is now shooting.

Kerr plays Beth, who has recently been laid off and struggles to maintain the appearance of a successful middle-class lifestyle as she bounces around Los Angeles. Hoping to land a new job and change her situation before her estranged older brother Ben (Rapp) finds out, Beth must confront her own pride before she can reconnect with him and provide for her young daughter Birdy (Layne).

Parrilla, whose most recent credits include Paramount+’s Why Woman Kill, will play Ben’s wife, a successful attorney who is secretly struggling with IVF and re-evaluating her own conflicted relationship with motherhood. Dover plays the principal at Birdy’s school. Schmidt plays Beth’s troubled ex, and Thomas is her potential love interest.

Kerr’s screenplay was a finalist in Final Draft’s Big Break Screenplay Competition; it later became a short film that starred Kerr and Rapp.

The adaptation is the directorial debut for Kerr.

Paramount+ Releases Trailer for Season Two of Lana Parrilla’s “Why Women Kill”

Lana Parrilla is preparin’ for the kill…

Paramount+ has released the official trailer for the second season of its anthology drama series Why Women Kill, starring the 43-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress and former Once Upon a Time star.

Lana Parrilla

The series hails from Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, Imagine Television Studios and CBS Studios.

Allison Tolman plays Alma in the series, a timid and awkward housewife, who remains optimistic in the face of the world’s cruelty. Alma yearns for a spot in the local garden club and to see her ungainly daughter married, but her life is disrupted once she learns of her husband’s secret hobby.

Season two of Why Women Kill features a new ensemble cast and storylines set in 1949 that will explore what it means to be beautiful, the hidden truth behind the facades people present to the world, the effects of being ignored and overlooked by society and the lengths one woman will go in order to finally belong.

In addition to Parrilla and Tolman, the series also stars B.K. Cannon, Jordane Christie, Matthew Daddario, Veronica Falcón and Nick Frost also star.

Season 2 of Why Women Kill premieres on June 3 on Paramount+.

Eileen Galindo to Appear on Season Two of CBS All Access’ Original Anthology Series “Why Women Kill”

Eileen Galindo is preparing for Killer work…

The Latina actress has landed a recurring role in season 2 of CBS All Access’ original anthology series Why Women Kill.

Eileen Galindo

She joins previously announced series regulars Allison Tolman, Nick Frost, Lana Parrilla, B.K. Cannon, Jordane Christie, Matthew Daddario and Veronica Falcón in the series that hails from Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, Imagine Television Studios and CBS Studios.

This season of the dark comedy features a new ensemble cast and storylines set in 1949 that will explore what it means to be beautiful, the hidden truth behind the facades people present to the world, the effects of being ignored and overlooked by society, and finally, the lengths one woman will go in order to finally belong.

Galindo plays Isabel, Rita’s (Parilla) maid with a bit of an edge, wry and pragmatic. She is well aware that Rita is not only having an affair with a younger man, but had hoped and believed that her elderly husband would be dead by now. On the surface, Isabel is the perfect maid, who helps with the garden party and other chores, but underneath it all she may understand Rita the best.

The series is produced by Imagine Television Studios and CBS Studios.

Galindo’s previous credits include The Binge, All Rise, Chicago Fire and Chicago PD.

Lana Parrilla to Star on CBS All Access’ Anthology Series “Why Women Kill”

Lana Parrilla has landed a kill-er role…

The 43-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress has joined the cast for the second season of CBS All Access’ anthology series Why Women Kill.

Lana Parrilla

Parrilla, who won a Teen Choice Award for her role as The Evil Queen/Regina Mills on ABC’s Once Upon a Time, is part of a roster of new cast additions that includes Queen of the South’s Veronica Falcón, B.K. Cannon, Jordane Christie and Matthew Daddario.

They join previously announced cast members Allison Tolman and Nick Frost in the series that hails from Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, Imagine Television Studios and CBS Studios.

This season of the dark comedy features a new ensemble cast and storylines set in 1949 that will explore what it means to be beautiful, the hidden truth behind the facades people present to the world, the effects of being ignored and overlooked by society, and finally, the lengths one woman will go in order to finally belong.

Parrilla will play Rita, the sardonic wife to the wealthy and evil Carlo Castillo. As she waits for her elderly husband to die, Rita runs the garden club with an iron fist and spends much of her time engaging in an affair with a younger lover.

Falcón will play Catherine, Carlo Castillo’s spinster daughter. Prim and proper, Catherine detests her father’s gorgeous wife, Rita, and returns to town after a mysterious accident, seeking a way to destroy her.

Parrilla can be seen in David Ayer’s indie thriller The Tax Collector. Her previous credits include Prior Boomtown, Windfall, Swingtown, Miami Medical, Spin City and 24.

Falcón’s credits include starring roles in Queen of the South, an episode of the anthology Room 104 and Perpetual Grace LTD. Most recently, she appeared in Perry Mason and can next be seen in Marvel’s Winter Falcon, as well as the upcoming films Jungle Cruise, the next installment of The Purge franchise, Ted Melfi’s The Starling and Neil Burger’s Voyagers.

Lana Parrilla to Direct an Episode of Her ABC Series “Once Upon a Time”

Lana Parrilla is pulling double duty…

The 40-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress and Once Upon a Time star will assume another role on the forthcoming season of the ABC series.

Lana Parrilla

Parrilla, who stars as The Evil Queen/Regina Mills, will step behind the camera and make her directorial debut.

Once Upon a Time co-creator Adam Horowitz took to Twitter to share the news, teasing fans with an image of a script page from season seven’s 17th episode titled “Chosen.”

Under the title it says “Written by Paul Karp & Brian Ridings” and below that it says “Directed by Lana Parrilla.”

Usually seen in front of the camera, this will mark Parrilla’s first time as a director. Horowitz calls the episode a “#titlespoiler.”

ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said last week that although ratings have dropped, she is  “cautiously optimistic.” She added, “It’s always hard at this point in January to know because some of it’s also dependent on your new development and how you feel about some of those things, so that’s part of why it’s really hard at the top of the year to really know what’s going to happen.”

Once Upon a Time is currently on a hiatus and is set to return to resume season seven on March 2.