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18 valuable pieces of advice from the best graduation speeches of all time

Issa Rae. Theo Wargo/Getty Images Most commencement speeches tend to follow a similar formula. However, some are so inspiring they are remembered long after graduation. Issa Rae was praised for her Stanford commencement speech that quoted the rap song "Wipe Me Down." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. "Ditch the dream and be a doer, not a dreamer." - Shonda Rhimes' 2014 speech at Dartmouth College Shonda Rhimes at Dartmouth College. Dartmouth/YouTube The...
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Jaboukie Young-White, Issa Rae Team for ‘Gang’s All Queer’ Series at HBO

Jaboukie Young-White is set to develop the book “The Gang’s All Queer: The Lives of Gay Gang Members” by Vanessa R. Panfil at HBO with Issa Rae attached as an executive producer. In the half-hour series, a closeted twenty-something in Chicago, grieving a gang-related death, ditches college to find reckless closure. Young-White will write and […]
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Exclusive The Lovebirds Deleted Scene Starring Issa Rae & Kumail Nanjiani is debuting a fun deleted scene from Paramount Pictures action-comedy The Lovebirds, starring Issa Rae (Insecure) and Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick, Silicon Valley). As of June 8, the movie is now available on DVD, Digital, and On Demand from Paramount Home Entertainment. You can pick up your copy here! RELATED: Samara Weaving, Max Minghella & More Join Damien Chazelle’s Babylon Featuring a never-before-seen, unrated cut of the film, the DVD and Digital releases also include the ...
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Daily Podcast: Indiana Jones 5, Vertigo, The Conjuring, Loki, and More

On the June 7 , 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by writer Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and TV news, including Indiana Jones 5 , The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It , a Vertigo video game, The Munsters movie, and the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel cast. Then weekend editor Brad Oman joins to talk about the Disney+ series Loki . Opening Banter :  In The News : Chris: ‘Indiana Jones 5’ Could F...
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Into the Spider-Verse 2 Recruits Issa Rae as Spider-Woman

We don’t know what the sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is actually going to be called yet, but its first new cast member has just been revealed. It’s Issa Rae, best known for creating and starring in the HBO show Insecure, who’ll be voicing Jessica Drew, aka, Spider-Woman. The Hollywood Reporter broke the…Read more...
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Issa Rae to Voice Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman in Into the Spider-Verse Sequel

(Photo by Lee Vuitton/AM PR Group via Getty Images) The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Emmy nominee Issa Rae (Insecure) will voice Jessica Drew, aka Spider-Woman, in Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel. The script is co-written by Lord, Miller, and David Callaham (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) and has a release date of October 7, 2022. RELATED: Willem Dafoe Is Reportedly Spider-Man: No Way Home’s Main Villain Rae will join Shameik Moore and Ha...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Marvel, Action, Sony, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Emmy, Sony Pictures, Hailee Steinfeld, Comic Book, Miller, Rae, Miles Morales, Issa Rae, Willem Dafoe

Issa Rae Joins ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Sequel as Spider-Woman

Actor, writer, producer, director, and executive Issa Rae can now add superhero to her resume. The “Insecure” star and industry multi-hyphenate has joined the cast of the sequel to 2018’s Oscar-winning animated feature “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” as Jessica Drew, better known as Spider-Woman. Rae joins returning voice actors Shameik Moore (as main hero Miles […]
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Issa Rae Joins ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Sequel (Exclusive)

Issa Rae is entering the Spider-Verse. Rae, the star of HBO’s acclaimed comedy-drama Insecure, has joined the voice cast of Sony...
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‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Sequel Cast Adds Issa Rae as Spider-Woman

The Spider-Verse is starting to take shape again. Issa Rae has joined the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel cast as Jessica Drew, AKA Spider-Woman. Rae is the first new cast member to be announced for the sequel, which will bring back Shameik Moore as Miles Morales and Hailee Steinfeld as Gwen Stacey. Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson are directing the film, with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller returning to produce and contribute to the script. The Hollywood Rep...
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Issa Rae and Eddie Huang Honored at Reel Works’ Virtual 20th Anniversary Gala

Reel Works honored industry leaders who are paving the way in terms of diversity and representation during its virtual 20th anniversary gala on May 26. Hosted by “Hamilton” star Bryan Terrell Clark, “Insecure” star Issa Rae was honored with a Changemaker award along with the inclusion rider trio of Fanshen Cox, Tasmin Plater and Kalpana […]
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Reel Works Celebrates 20 Years of Mentoring Budding Filmmakers

Two decades before diversity in film and TV went from a minor industry concern to a mandate, Reel Works became a pioneering force in teaching underserved youth about filmmaking and bringing them into the business. On May 26, co-founders Stephanie Walter and John C. Williams will celebrate the nonprofit’s many achievements at the Reel Works […]
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Upcoming Issa Rae Movies And TV: What’s Ahead For The Insecure Star And Co-Creator

While Insecure is coming to an end, the show's creator and star, Issa Rae, isn't slowing down anytime soon.
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Upcoming Issa Rae Movies And TV: What’s head For The Insecure Star And Co-Creator

While Insecure is coming to an end, the show's creator and star, Issa Rae, isn't slowing down anytime soon.
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‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ Renewed for Season 3 by HBO

HBO (and Robin Thede) will be serving up more laughs with “A Black Lady Sketch Show,” renewed Monday for a third season. Thede, the creator, showrunner, executive producer, writer and star of the Emmy-nominated narrative comedy show, said making the show has been a dream come true. “I’m honored to continue our incredible series and […]
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HBO’s The Time Traveler’s Wife Begins Production, David Nutter to Direct

The HBO Original drama series The Time Traveler’s Wife, based on the beloved novel by Audrey Niffenegger, is in production in New York. Emmy winner David Nutter (Game of Thrones, Band of Brothers) has joined the production as an executive producer and will direct the six-episode first season. The series stars Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones), Theo James (Divergent), Desmin Borges (You’re the Worst), and Natasha Lopez (Runner Runner). RELATED: Betty: Season 2 of Crystal Moselle’s HBO Series Sets Ju...
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Betty: Season 2 of Crystal Moselle’s HBO Series Sets June Debut

Based on creator Crystal Moselle’s 2018 Sundance hit Skate Kitchen, Betty will return to HBO for a second season Friday, June 11 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT). The series follows five young women on journeys of self-discovery against the backdrop of New York City’s male-dominated skateboarding scene. The six-episode season will air on HBO and be available to stream on HBO Max. In Season 2, our five protagonists are stepping firmly into womanhood and tackling all the challenges it brings. As they nav...
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‘Project Greenlight’ is Getting Resurrected at HBO Max With Issa Rae Calling the Shots

Project Greenlight has received the green light, again. The docuseries originally produced by Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Sean Bailey, and Chris Moore for HBO has been revived by HBO Max with Issa Rae leading the show, which will now focus on the “next generation of talented female filmmakers who are given the chance to direct a feature film.” HBO Max has given an eight-episode order to its Project Greenlight revival, which will reinvent the original HBO docuseries with a new focus on rising fe...
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Issa Rae to Lead ‘Project Greenlight’ Revival for HBO Max

Issa Rae, HBO Max and Miramax are reviving the critically acclaimed docuseries “Project Greenlight,” which originally spotlighted first-time filmmakers on HBO. The new “Project Greenlight” will focus on talented female filmmakers who are given the chance to direct a feature film. Rae will appear in every episode as an executive producer, providing guidance and mentorship […]
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‘Project Greenlight’ Revival From Issa Rae Gets Series Order At HBO Max

Project Greenlight is coming back. HBO Max has given an eight-episode series order to a new installment, from Issa Rae and Miramax...
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Issa Rae’s Project Greenlight Reboot Gets a Series Order at HBO Max

(Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images) After nearly six years since HBO’s Project Greenlight had concluded its four-season run in 2015, HBO Max is officially reviving the docuseries with Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Issa Rae (Insecure) at its helm through her production company HOORAE. The streaming service has given an 8-episode series order to the Project Greenlight reboot which is being described as a reinvention of the acclaimed HBO and Miramax series. In addition, HBO Max has also given o...
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The Righteous Gemstones Season 2 Adds Eric Andre & Eric Roberts

(Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic) According to Deadline, Eric Andre (Bad Trip), Jason Schwartzman (Mozart in the Jungle), and Oscar nominee Eric Roberts (Runaway Train) have officially signed on for recurring roles in the upcoming second season of HBO‘s hit comedy series The Righteous Gemstones. Production on the new 9-episode season is currently underway after more than a year since they had wrapped up its first season in 2019. Andre is set to play the role of Lyle Lissons, described as a me...
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Issa Rae & City Girls’ HBO Max Series Rap Sh*t Gets Trio of Actresses

(Photo by Prince Williams/Getty Images) Aida Osman, KaMillion, and Jonica Booth have all been cast in Issa Rae’s HBO Max comedy Rap Sh*t (working title). MORE: Loki: Marvel Studios Moves Up Disney+ Series Premiere Date Confirmed today by WarnerMedia, the three actors are also joining Sadé Clacken Joseph, who was announced to be the director for the pilot episode of the hour-hour comedy. According to the logline of the series, Rap Sh*t follows two estranged high school friends from Miami, Shawna...
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Aida Osman, KaMillion, Jonica Booth to Lead Issa Rae Comedy ‘Rap Sh*t’ at HBO Max, Sadé Clacken Joseph to Direct

Aida Osman, KaMillion, and Jonica Booth have been cast in Issa Rae’s half-hour comedy “Rap Sh*t” (working title) on HBO Max. The WarnerMedia streaming platform also revealed today that Sadé Clacken Joseph (“Ponyboi,” “Finding Phoebe,” “Knight”) will be directing the pilot episode. Per the logline, the eight-parter follows two estranged high school friends from Miami, Shawna […]
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Issa Rae Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

She brought a singular voice to TV with ‘Insecure.’ Now Hollywood’s queen of comedy is building an empire
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Lifewtr and Issa Rae Announce a New Inclusion Initiative to Boost Life’s Unseen Artists

As Hollywood continues to address the longstanding racial, gender and disability disparities plaguing the entertainment industry, more brands are finding ways to leverage their platforms to make the creative landscape more equitable for all. On Wednesday, premium bottled water company Lifewtr announced its partnership with Insecure creator and star Issa Rae for its new "Life...
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'Insecure' star Issa Rae is helping PepsiCo's LIFEWTR brand find the next Issa Rae

"Insecure" star Jo-Issa Rae Diop, better known as Issa Rae, is a big believer in amplifying creative voices and paying her blessings forward.
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'Insecure' creator Issa Rae just signed a deal to produce new shows and films for WarnerMedia

The hit HBO show "Insecure" is set to premiere its fifth and final season later this year, but the series' end is just the beginning for the relationship between its star, Jo-Issa Rae Diop — aka Issa Rae — and the premium cable channel's parent company WarnerMedia.
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Issa Rae’s Next Chapter: How ‘Insecure’ Creator Is Becoming a Media Mogul With Production Banner Hoorae

On the red carpet at the 2017 Emmys, Issa Rae told Variety, “I’m rooting for everybody Black.” The interview went viral, with memes, GIFs and unauthorized merchandise featuring her one-liner flooding the internet. It was a candid moment for the multi-hyphenate star, but her actions back up the sentiment. From the stories she tells on-screen […]
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Issa Rae Inks Eight-Figure Film and Television Deal With WarnerMedia (EXCLUSIVE)

Issa Rae is sticking with HBO. Rae has reupped her commitment, inking an new five-year overall deal that brings her Hoorae media label in partnership with WarnerMedia. The pact gives HBO, HBO Max and Warner Bros. television exclusive rights to Rae’s work in TV, plus a first-look film deal that spans WarnerMedia brands, including Warner […]
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‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ Season 2 to Debut in April, Guest Stars Include Gabrielle Union and Issa Rae

The ladies of “A Black Lady Sketch” show are back and the second season will be launching even sooner than fans expected. The sketch comedy series from creator Robin Thede will return on April 23, with a six-episode season will air on HBO and be available to stream on HBO Max. “Oh you thought a […]
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