Selena Gomez’s pawsitive efforts to push animal rights forward are being recognized.
PETA‘s 15th annual Libby Awards have been announced, with the 28-year-old singer, actress and entrepreneur taking home one of the prizes.
Gomez’s cosmetics line Rare Beauty won favorite vegan makeup line for being animal-test-free and cruelty-free as certified by PETA, joining more than 48,000 other companies in the organization’s Global Beauty Without Bunnies database.
Lizzo won favorite vegan cooking videos for whipping up green chile enchiladas with jackfruit with a jackfruit margarita and a Thanksgiving dinner that turned out to be 100% plant-based.
“These compassionate celebrities didn’t let the pandemic stop them from walking the walk when it comes to kindness to animals,” Marta Holmberg, PETA senior director of youth programs, says in a press statement. “PETA is honoring the superstars who are leading by example and proving that helping animals can be as simple as whipping up jackfruit enchiladas or buying a vegan lipstick.”
Lily Collins not only scored her new best friend Redford from an animal shelter during quarantine, but also the honor for most pawsitive quarantine story. And during the early stages of quarantine when every A-lister began binge watching Netflix‘s Tiger King, Riverdalestar Madelaine Petsch spoke up on her Instagram Storyabout how “these animals belong in the wild they aren’t meant to be domesticated and put in cages.” Her declaration took home the award for favorite post for animals.
To find all the winners and more information about the PETA Libby Awards, head to PETA.org.
Marisol Nichols’ important work off camera has inspired a television series…
The 46-year-old half-Mexican American actress, who has starred on the CW’s drama series Riverdale, has spent the last few years working as an undercover agent in the fight against sex trafficking.
And now Sony Pictures Television has optioned the rights to her story for a television series.
Nichols revealed her unusual side hustle in a long-form story in May’s Marie Claire.
In the article, written by Erika Hayasaki, she revealed that for the past six years she’s been hunting child sex predators. She has been working undercover with agents from the FBI, Operation Underground Railroad and local law enforcement to serve as the “bait” for sting operations domestically and internationally.
She has played the part of a parent pimping out a child, or, depending on what the situation calls for, the role of a child being pimped out to a guy who thinks he’s about to have sex with a 12-year-old.
Nichols, who will next star in Lionsgate’s Saw reboot Spiral next year, has taken part in numerous child sex stings around the world over the last few years.
Nichols, who has appeared on shows like 24, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, began to work in the world of human trafficking after her career slowed down around 2012.
The 50-year-old Cuban American actress will lead the cast ofThe Brides,ABC’s supernatural drama pilot from Riverdale andChilling Adventures of Sabrina developer/executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television.
Written by Aguirre-Sacasa and directed by Maggie Kiley, The Brides, a sexy contemporary reimagining of Dracula, is a family drama with a trio of powerful female leads at its heart. With strong horror elements, The Brides is a vampire soap about empowered, immortal women and the things they do to maintain wealth, prestige, legacy — and their nontraditional family.
Torres plays Cleo Phillips. One of the three Brides of Draculaand the leader of this vampire trio, Cleo is an imperious woman with a queenly manner —understandably, as she was a queen in her former life who was turned by Dracula after the death of her husband. Now a maven of New York City real estate, Cleo is challenged professionally by a mysterious newcomer — even as her ties to her sisters are dangerously fraying.
While the focus will be on the women, the character of Dracula is featured in the show.
Torres recently played Jessica Pearson, first on USA Network’s popular original series Suits and then in the network’s Chicago-set spinoff series Pearson, which Torres headlined and executive produced. The role has earned Torres an ALMA Award, an Imagen Awardand the National Hispanic Media Coalition’s Award for Outstanding Performance in a Television Series.
At ABC, Torres co-starred on the Shondalanddrama series The Catch, recurred on Revengeand toplined the 2016 pilot The Death of Eva Sofia Valdez. Angeland Fireflyalumna Torres also did an arc on HBO’s Westwood.
Daphne Rubin-Vega has landed the mother of a role…
The 49-year-old Panamanian actress, singer and dancerwill appear in a major recurring role on the CW’s upcoming Riverdale off-shoot Katy Keene.
Rubin-Vega, the original Mimi in both the Off Broadway and Broadway landmark productions of Rentand coming off the Lin Manuel/Warner Bros. feature In The Heights, will play Luisa, the mother of a central character, Katy’s roomie Jorge/Ginger. She’s described as adoting mother, a former Rockette and now owner, with her husband Luis, of a bodega in Washington Heights. She supports her son Jorge’s ambitions to make it on Broadway, but doesn’t know about his drag alter ego, Ginger.
The Jorge/Ginger character, played by Jonny Beauchamp, is a central figure on the series and one of at least two characters expected to perform musical numbers on every episode.
In the Katy Keeneseries pilot, recently screened at the Tribeca TV Festival, Jorge is a Broadway hopeful by day and, as Ginger, a drag performer by night. When his Broadway dreams begin to fizzle – he is, he says, “too gay for Broadway” – he’s encouraged by Katy to make the audition rounds not as Jorge but as Ginger.
Katy Keeneis expected to debut during the CW’s winter/spring 2020 midseason.
Rubin-Vega was Tony-nominated in 1996 for originating on Broadway the lead female role of Mimi in Jonathan Larson’s Rent, which she’d debuted earlier that year Off Broadway to great acclaim. The actress received another Tony nomination in 2004 as featured actress in a play for Anna In The Tropics.
Her more recent credits include Broadway’s A Streetcar Named Desire opposite Blair Underwood, NBC’s Smash and Netflix’s Tales Of The City. Ruben-Vega was among the original Rentperformers who made an end-of-show appearance on Fox’s Rent: Live last January.
The people have spoken… And, they love Camila Cabello.
E! has revealed the roster of nominees for this year’s E! People’s Choice Awards, with the 22-year-old Cuban/Mexican singer earning three nods, tying her with Cardi B for the most nominations by a Latino/a artist.
Cabello, who’d previously earned three PCA nominations last year, is up for Female Artist of 2019. She’s also nominated for Song of 2019 and Music Video of 2019 for her chart-topping collaboration with Shawn Mendes, “Señorita.”
Cardi B, a three-time nominee last year, will face-off against Cabello in the Female Artist of 2019 category.
The 26-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar is also in the running for Social Celebrity of 2019 and Style Star of 2019.
Bad Bunnyis a first-time nominee…
The 25-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer earned a nod in the cross-genre category of Male Artist of 2019. He’s also up for Latin Artist of 2019.
Jennifer Lopez, a two-time People’s Choice Awards winner, has earned two nods this year.
The 50-year-old Puerto Rican superstar will face-off against her “Dinero” collaborator, Cardi B, in the Style Star of 2019 category. And she’s also up for Concert Tour of 2019 for her hit It’s My Party tour.
Daddy Yankee has earned the first two PCA nods of his career…
The 42-year-old Puerto Rican reggaeton singer & rapper is nominated for Latin Artist of the 2019, while his collaboration with Snow, “Con Calma,” is up for Music Video of 2019.
Other nominees includeMen in Black International actress Tessa Thompson (Female Movie Star of 2019); The Perfect Datestar Noah Centineo (Comedy Movie Star of 2019); How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’s America Ferrera (Animated Movie Star of 2019); Riverdale’s Camila Mendes (Female TV Star of 2019); RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Vanessa Vanjie Mateo (Competition Contestant of 2019); Latin boy band CNCO (Group of 2019); stand up comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias (Comedy Act of 2019); and Anuel AA, Maluma, Karol G, J Balvin, Natti Natasha and Becky G (Latin Artist of 2019).
Fan voting in 43 categories is underway and continues through Friday, October 18 at 11:59pm ET.
E! announced the voting commencement today. The broader nominations took place last month, and now voters can select from the lists of eight finalist nominees in categories covering movies, TV, music, podcasts, social media and assorted other genres.
Fans can vote online at pca.eonline.com, via Twitter or for select categories on Xfinity X1. Fans can vote up to 25 times per method, per category, per day if they vote via online or Twitter. Voting via Xfinity X1 has a limit of 25 times per ballot, per Xfinity X1 device, per candidate for the duration of the official voting window. Additionally, any vote cast on Tuesdays throughout the voting window will count twice.
The E! People’s Choice Awards will be broadcast live from Barker Hanger in Santa Monica on Sunday, November 10 at 9p ET/PT, with E! Live From The Red Carpet: The E! People’s Choice Awards 2019 kicking off at 7p ET/PT.
Here’s the 2019 E! People’s Choice Awards Finalist List:
THE MOVIE OF 2019 Avengers: Endgame Toy Story 4 Captain Marvel Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw The Lion King John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum Us Spider-Man: Far From Home
THE COMEDY MOVIE OF 2019 The Upside Yesterday The Hustle Men in Black: International Long Shot Little Good Boys Murder Mystery
THE ACTION MOVIE OF 2019 Avengers: Endgame Spider-Man: Far From Home Captain Marvel John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum Shazam! Godzilla: King of the Monsters Dark Phoenix Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
THE DRAMA MOVIE OF 2019 Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood Rocketman Five Feet Apart Glass Us Triple Frontier After Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
THE FAMILY MOVIE OF 2019 Toy Story 4 The Lion King Aladdin The Secret Life of Pets 2 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Pokémon Detective Pikachu The Angry Birds Movie 2
THE MALE MOVIE STAR OF 2019 Robert Downey Jr. Avengers: Endgame Chris Hemsworth Avengers: Endgame Tom Holland Spider-Man: Far From Home Will Smith Aladdin Keanu Reeves John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum Samuel L. Jackson Captain Marvel Dwayne Johnson Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw Adam Sandler Murder Mystery
THE FEMALE MOVIE STAR OF 2019 Millie Bobby Brown Godzilla: King of the Monsters Scarlett Johansson Avengers: Endgame Zendaya Spider-Man: Far From Home Sophie Turner Dark Phoenix Jennifer Aniston Murder Mystery Brie Larson Captain Marvel Lupita Nyong’o Us Tessa Thompson Men in Black: International
THE DRAMA MOVIE STAR OF 2019 Taron Egerton Rocketman Cole Sprouse Five Feet Apart Zac Efron Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile Lupita Nyong’o Us Leonardo DiCaprio Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood Brad Pitt Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood Sarah Paulson Glass Samuel L. Jackson Glass
THE COMEDY MOVIE STAR OF 2019 Ali Wong Always Be My Maybe Kevin Hart The Upside Rebel Wilson Isn’t It Romantic Adam Sandler Murder Mystery Liam Hemsworth Isn’t It Romantic Dwayne Johnson Fighting With My Family Mindy Kaling Late Night Noah Centineo The Perfect Date
THE ACTION MOVIE STAR OF 2019 Robert Downey Jr. Avengers: Endgame Chris Evans Avengers: Endgame Tom Holland Spider-Man: Far From Home Halle Berry John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum Keanu Reeves John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum Sophie Turner Dark Phoenix Brie Larson Captain Marvel Dwayne Johnson Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
THE ANIMATED MOVIE STAR OF 2019 America Ferrera How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Tom Hanks Toy Story 4 Kevin Hart The Secret Life of Pets 2 Beyoncé The Lion King Ryan Reynolds Pokémon Detective Pikachu Chris Pratt The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Tiffany Haddish The Secret Life of Pets 2 Awkwafina The Angry Birds Movie 2
THE SHOW OF 2019 Game of Thrones WWE Raw Stranger Things The Walking Dead The Big Bang Theory Riverdale This Is Us Grey’s Anatomy
THE DRAMA SHOW OF 2019 Grey’s Anatomy This Is Us Chicago P.D. Game of Thrones Stranger Things Big Little Lies Riverdale The Walking Dead
THE COMEDY SHOW OF 2019 The Big Bang Theory Saturday Night Live Modern Family The Good Place Grown-ish Veep Orange Is the New Black Schitt’s Creek
THE REALITY SHOW OF 2019 Keeping Up with the Kardashians Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta The Real Housewives of Atlanta The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Queer Eye Bachelor in Paradise Vanderpump Rules Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
THE COMPETITION SHOW OF 2019 American Idol RuPaul’s Drag Race America’s Got Talent The Masked Singer The Bachelor The Voice The Bachelorette The Challenge
THE MALE TV STAR OF 2019 Kit Harington Game of Thrones Cole Sprouse Riverdale Norman Reedus The Walking Dead Finn Wolfhard Stranger Things Jim Parsons The Big Bang Theory Milo Ventimiglia This Is Us Sterling K. Brown This Is Us KJ Apa Riverdale
THE FEMALE TV STAR OF 2019 Mandy Moore This Is Us Millie Bobby Brown Stranger Things Sophie Turner Game of Thrones Danai Gurira The Walking Dead Camila Mendes Riverdale Lili Reinhart Riverdale Maisie Williams Game of Thrones Reese Witherspoon Big Little Lies
THE DRAMA TV STAR OF 2019 Zendaya Euphoria Norman Reedus The Walking Dead Sophie Turner Game of Thrones Millie Bobby Brown Stranger Things Reese Witherspoon Big Little Lies Maisie Williams Game of Thrones Lili Reinhart Riverdale Sterling K. Brown This Is Us
THE COMEDY TV STAR OF 2019 Leslie Jones Saturday Night Live Kristen Bell The Good Place Julia Louis-Dreyfus Veep Tiffany Haddish The Last O.G. Tracee Ellis Ross Black-ish Jameela Jamil The Good Place Yara Shahidi Grown-ish Jim Parsons The Big Bang Theory
THE DAYTIME TALK SHOW OF 2019 The View Red Table Talk The Ellen DeGeneres Show The Wendy Williams Show Live with Kelly and Ryan Today Good Morning America The Real
THE NIGHTTIME TALK SHOW OF 2019 The Late Show With Stephen Colbert The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Jimmy Kimmel Live! The Late Late Show with James Corden Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen
THE COMPETITION CONTESTANT OF 2019 Buddy Valastro Buddy Vs. Duff Hannah Brown The Bachelorette Kodi Lee America’s Got Talent T-Pain The Masked Singer Colton Underwood The Bachelor Tyler Cameron The Bachelorette Tyler Oakley The Amazing Race Vanessa Vanjie Mateo RuPaul’s Drag Race
THE REALITY STAR OF 2019 Khloé Kardashian Keeping Up With the Kardashians Kyle Richards The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Lisa Vanderpump The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills NeNe Leakes The Real Housewives of Atlanta Jonatahn Van Ness Queer Eye Kandi Burruss The Real Housewives of Atlanta Kylie Jenner Keeping Up With the Kardashains Antoni Porowski Queer Eye
THE BINGEWORTHY SHOW OF 2019 Game of Thrones Orange Is the New Black Law & Order: Special Victims Unit The Umbrella Academy Queer Eye Outlander 13 Reasons Why Stranger Things
THE SCI-FI/FANTASY OF 2019 Stranger Things Shadowhunters Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Supernatural The Flash The Umbrella Academy Arrow The 100
THE MALE ARTIST OF 2019 Shawn Mendes Post Malone Ed Sheeran Drake Travis Scott Khalid Lil Nas X Bad Bunny
THE FEMALE ARTIST OF 2019 Ariana Grande Taylor Swift Cardi B Halsey Billie Eilish Miley Cyrus Camila Cabello P!nk
THE GROUP OF 2019 Jonas Brothers BTS 5 Seconds Of Summer Panic! At The Disco CNCO Imagine Dragons The Chainsmokers BLACKPINK
THE SONG OF 2019 Sucker Jonas Brothers 7 Rings Ariana Grande Old Town Road Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus Talk Khalid I Don’t Care Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber Dancing With A Stranger Sam Smith, Normani Bad Guy Billie Eilish Señorita Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello
THE ALBUM OF 2019 Thank U, Next Ariana Grande Free Spirit Khalid WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, Billie Eilish WHERE DO WE GO? Cuz I Love You Lizzo Happiness Begins Jonas Brothers No.6 Collaborations Project Ed Sheeran Death Race for Love Juice WRLD Lover Taylor Swift
THE COUNTRY ARTIST OF 2019 Luke Combs Blake Shelton Carrie Underwood Luke Bryan Thomas Rhett Kane Brown Kelsea Ballerini Maren Morris
THE LATIN ARTIST OF 2019 Daddy Yankee Anuel AA Maluma Karol G Bad Bunny J Balvin Natti Natasha Becky G
THE MUSIC VIDEO OF 2019 Con Calma Daddy Yankee & Snow ME! Taylor Swift feat. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco Kill This Love BLACKPINK 7 Rings Ariana Grande Bad Guy Billie Eilish Boy With Luv BTS feat. Halsey Dancing With A Stranger Sam Smith, Normani Señorita Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello
THE CONCERT TOUR OF 2019 BTS Love Yourself, Speak Yourself Lady Gaga Enigma Ariana Grande Sweetener P!nk Beautiful Trauma Justin Timberlake Man of the Woods Jennifer Lopez It’s My Party Cher Here We Go Again Tour BLACKPINK BLACKPINK 2019 World
THE SOCIAL STAR OF 2019 Emma Chamberlain The Dolan Twins David Dobrik Rickey Thompson The Ace Family Shane Dawson Liza Koshy Tana Mongeau
THE BEAUTY INFLUENCER OF 2019 James Charles Nikita Dragun NikkiTutorials – Nikkie de Jager Jeffree Star RCL Beauty – Rachel Levin Desi Perkins Jackie Aina Bretman Rock
THE SOCIAL CELEBRITY OF 2019 Ariana Grande Taylor Swift Ellen DeGeneres Miley Cyrus Kim Kardashian West Cardi B Shawn Mendes Justin Bieber
THE ANIMAL STAR OF 2019 Jiffpom Doug the Pug Nala Cat Tuna The Chiweenie Juniper The Fox Shinjiro Ono – Marutaro tecuaniventura Lil BUB
THE COMEDY ACT OF 2019 Kevin Hart Kevin Hart: Irresponsible Joe Rogan Joe Rogan Show Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias: one Show Fits All Trevor Noah Trevor Noah Tour Ken Jeong Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho Amy Schumer Amy Schumer: Growing Colleen Ballinger Miranda Sings…Your Welcome Wanda Sykes Wanda Sykes: Not Normal
THE STYLE STAR OF 2019 Kim Kardashian West Rihanna Celine Dion Lady Gaga Gigi Hadid Cardi B Jennifer Lopez Harry Styles
THE GAME CHANGER OF 2019 LeBron James NBA- Charity Megan Rapinoe U.S. Women’s Soccer-Equal Pay Coco Gauff Beat Venus Williams – Amazing Wimbeldon debut Drew Brees Surpassed Peyton Manning’s record Alex Morgan U.S. Women’s Soccer-Equal Pay Stephen Curry NBA- Charity Serena Williams Charity and Female Empowerment Simone Biles Historic and first female Triple Double & 6th all-around title
THE POP PODCAST OF 2019 Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness Armchair Expert Podcast with Dax Shepard Off the Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe Whine Down with Jana Kramer Bitch Sesh: A Real Housewives Breakdown with Casey Wilson and Danielle Schneider Scrubbing In with Becca Tilley and Tanya Rad WTF with Marc Maron The Joe Rogan Experience
The 45-year-old half-Mexican American actress and Riverdale star is set to star in Lionsgate’s untited Saw film.
Nichols will star opposite Nazneen Contractor, Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson and Max Minghella in the film.
The Saw reboot recently moved forward by five months to May 15, 2020, vacating the pre-Halloween date of October 23, 2020.
Lionsgate is keeping details of the plot under wraps. Longtime Sawfilmmakers Mark Burg and Oren Koules returned to produce Saw. Darren Lynn Bousman, who helmed the second, third and fourth Sawmovies, is directing the new movie.
The franchise revolves around the fictional character John Kramer, also called the Jigsaw Killer, who traps victims in situations that test their will to live. Tobin Bellhas portrayed Jigsaw in all eight films. The low-cost titles have been highly profitable for Lionsgate, grossing nearly $1 billion worldwide. The most recent movie was 2017’s Jigsaw, which earned $100 million worldwide.
The 45-year-old half-Mexican American actress and Riverdalestar is seeking a SAG-AFTRA national board seat as an ally of president Gabrielle Carteris through the Unite For Strength faction.
UFS also announced earlier this week that Camryn Manheimis running for SAG-AFTRA secretary-treasurer — the third-highest elected post in the union — as part of the slate for the re-election of union president Carteris.
Election ballots will be mailed to dues-current members on July 29 and will be tabulated on August 28. SAG-AFTRA represents about 160,000 performers.
Carteris, who has been president since 2016, is facing challenges for the post from Matthew Modineand current secretary-treasurer Jane Austin. Unite for Strength and United Screen Actors Nationwide— which have been the ruling factions at the union for the past decade with an emphasis on pragmatic policies — unveiled Manheim’s candidacy on Tuesday.
Unite For Strength also announced that Michelle Hurd, currently serving on the national board, will be running for president of the Los Angeles local; Clyde Kusatsu and Ellen Crawfordwill be running for vice president slots. Rebecca Damonis seeking re-election as New York president. Maureen Donnelly, Jim Kerr,Ezra Knightand Liz Zazziare seeking re-election as New York vice president as USAN, which is allied with Unite for Strength.
Membership First has not yet announced its slate other than Modine. The progressive faction has several high-profile reps on the 80-member national board including Modine, Frances Fisher, Diane Ladd and Martin Sheen.
The 24-year-old Brazilian American actress and Riverdale star has been tapped to topline the Netflix original film, Windfall, which will be directed by Michael Scott.
Mendes stars as Katie, a young woman who abandons her medical profession dreams in order to support her husband’s ambitions.
Written by David Golden, the plot centers around a young couple, Katie and Adam, struggling to make a successful life for themselves. After finally landing in the right place at the right time, the couple find themselves in the middle of a criminal investigation.
Filming is slated to commence this month.
Mendes, who can currently be seen as Veronica Lodge on third season of Riverdale(which was renewed for a Season 4), also stars in another Netflix film, The Perfect Date, alongside Noah Centineo, Laura Marano, and Matt Walsh. It will hit the streaming site this Friday.
The 44-year-old Nicaraguan-American playwright, screenwriter, and comic book writer who is currently the Chief Creative Officer of Archie Comics and the key creative force behind Warner Bros. Television’s growing Archie comics-based TV universe, has signed a massive new multi-year overall deal with the studio.
No details are being disclosed but the pact is said to be for five years, and it’s in the high eight figures.
Under the agreement, Aguirre-Sacasa will develop, write, and produce new series through his banner, Muckle Man Productions, while also continuing as executive producer/showrunner on WBTV series Riverdaleand The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,as well as pilot Katy Keene, co-developed with Michael Grassi.
Shortly after he was named Chief Creative Officer of Archie Comics in 2014, Aguirre-Sacasa teamed with WBTV-based Berlanti Prods. to bring the Archie characters to television. He is the developer/executive producer behind Riverdale, which has been a major hit for the CWand Netflix, and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, which quickly established itself as a breakout for Netflix, and the co-developer/executive producer on the Riverdale spinoff pilot Katy Keene, which has been garnering solid early buzz at the CW.
Before becoming Archie Comics COO, Aguirre-Sacasa wrote two of the company’s best-selling horror series: Afterlife With Archie and Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina. He previously worked for Marvel Comics, scripting the adventures of Spider-Man, Nightcrawler, and the Fantastic Four.
Aguirre-Sacasa’s TV series writing-producing credits include Fox’s Glee, HBO’s Looking and Big Love, as well as a stint on WBTV/Berlanti Prods.’ Supergirl.
Aguirre-Sacasa is an accomplished screenwriter and playwright. He penned the feature remakes of Carrie and The Town That Dreaded Sundown, as well as the musical adaptation of American Psycho, which had runs in London and on Broadway.
Aguirre-Sacasa was part of the team that was brought in to overhaul Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark. This summer, Pasadena Playhouse will produce his prep school thriller, Good Boys and True, and he wrote the book to the Broadway-bound Magic Mike the musical, with Brian Yorkey (lyrics) and Tom Kitt(music).
Gina Rodriguez is representing the represented on The CW…
The network has launched #CWOpenToAll, a new on-air, digital, social and print campaign designed to reinforce the network’s commitment to inclusion and representation, featuring the 34-year-old Puerto Rican actress and Jane the Virgin star.
“We think this campaign really captures the spirit and mission of the CW and why our fans come to us,” said network president Mark Pedowitz. “We are committed to making sure our viewers see themselves represented on screen, and that we also have diverse voices being heard behind the camera.”
Pedowitz points out that 12 out of the CW’s 17 series this season are created and/or executive produced by women or people of color. Additionally, the network sees 47% women series regulars across its shows and 49% people of color series regulars.
“We are proud of the strides we’ve made and are continuing to make, and #CWOpenToAll reflects that, and helps drive the message that we want to be known as a place where all are welcome to be, and all are welcome to watch,” he continued.
#CWOpenToAll will feature a video component, with spots airing during the network’s primetime programming as well as being placed in house ad slots on cwtv.com, the CW and CW Seedapps and on social channels. There will also be a print portion of the campaign, which begins rolling out Monday in major market newspapers and industry trade publications. The message for both is that “the CW is a place for everyone, and all are welcome on-screen and in our audience.”
In addition to Rodriguez and her Jane the Virgincostars Jaime Camiland Justin Baldoni, who kicks off the video, other participating CW talent includes Riverdale’sCamila Mendes, Ashleigh Murrayand Casey Cott; Supernatural’s Jensen Acklesand Jared Padalecki; All American’s Daniel Ezra, Bre-Zand Taye Diggs; Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Rachel Bloom and Vincent Rodriguez III, television’s first transgender superhero, Supergirl’s Nicole Maines, and The Flashhimself, Grant Gustin.