It’s Time to Protect Our Public Media

OCTOBER 19, 2021 BLACK PUBLIC MEDIA WEEKLY DISPATCH   By Leslie Fields-Cruz Once Again, It’s Time to Protect Our Public Media I grew up watching public television. I’ve spent the balance of my professional career helping media makers create content for distribution on public media stations, And I am a public media donor. I cannot

Fighting for Worker Respect in the Film Industry

OCTOBER 12, 2021 BLACK PUBLIC MEDIA WEEKLY DISPATCH   By Leslie Fields-Cruz Photo Courtesy of IATSE, Burbank Fighting for Worker Respect in the Film Industry I’m sure many of you are aware of the contentious negotiations going on between the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) and the film and television industry. IATSE is

Making BIPOC Talent Visible

October 5, 2021 BLACK PUBLIC MEDIA WEEKLY DISPATCH   By Leslie Fields-Cruz The Media Imperative of Making BIPOC Talent Visible Last month, I noted how people of color secured more nominations than ever at the 73rd Emmy Awards. The run up to awards night was promising, but in the end, none of the BIPOC performers nominated