SCHITTS CREEK STARCOCREATOR DANIEL LEVY TO GET GLAAD AWARD

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Emmy-nominated “Schitt’s Creek” co-creator Daniel Levy will receive an award from the LGBTQ advocacy group GLAAD next month.The media watchdog group says it will give the Toronto actor/writer/producer the Davidson/Valentini Award at the GLAAD Gala San Francisco on Sept. 28.The award is named after Craig Davidson, GLAAD’s first executive director, and his partner Michael Valentini. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With:center_img Daniel Levy cast member in the Pop TV series “Schitt’s Creek” poses for a portrait during the 2018 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour at the Langham Huntington hotel on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif. Emmy-nominated “Schitt’s Creek” co-creator Daniel Levy will receive an award from the LGBTQ advocacy group GLAAD next month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP It honours an LGBTQ media professional who has promoted acceptance for the LGBTQ community.Levy is the showrunner on “Schitt’s Creek” and also stars as a character who identifies as pansexual, which means being open to all sexual orientations or gender identities.The openly gay Levy has also done fundraising for GLAAD and, in honour of his recent birthday, his fans raised over $20,000 for Ontario’s LGBT Youth Line.“Schitt’s Creek” airs on CBC and Pop TV and is also on Netflix.The show about a formerly rich family living in a small-town motel is up for four Emmys next month, including best comedy series.Stars Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy are also up for acting trophies.“Through his work on-screen and behind the scenes of ‘Schitt’s Creek,’ Dan Levy moves LGBTQ visibility on television forward in humorous, compelling, and necessary ways,” Sarah Kate Ellis, president and CEO of GLAAD, said in a statement.“By featuring and celebrating a pansexual character, Dan and ‘Schitt’s Creek’ are expanding representation of the spectrum of identities within the LGBTQ community in a way that other content creators should model. Dan has been such a powerful advocate throughout his career, and continues to use his platform to uplift and inspire LGBTQ youth.”The Canadian Press Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Epic victory with a fair twist

first_imgRam Bijoy- Ankia Naat was performed for the art and culture lovers of the city at Mavalankar Hall on 24 May. This is an endeavor by the Assam Tourism Development Corporation, Government of Assam in association with Raginee-a socio-cultural organization of Guwahati  to showcase the rich and glorious cultural legacy of the state Assam.Women performing an Ankia Naat which is considered to be a religious performance is self-explanatory of women empowerment and liberal culture of Assam. Till 1949 these Ankia Naataks were performed only by men. Thus the Capital witnessed this special treat that  had Assam’s best known actors gracing the stage.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Ram Bijoy was designed and directed by Madhurima Choudhury. Ankia Naat Bhaona is a traditional art form of the 15th century – A style of drama conceived by Srimanta Sankardeva (1449-1568) that displayed spiritual music encompassing a combination of dance and dramaturgy.Ustad Amzad Ali Khan and his wife Subhalakshmi, Actor Adil Hussain, Hemoprova Saikia were also present along with other dignitaries.Ram Bijoy – Ankia Naat performed by a group of women who are top actresses of Assam including  Moloya Goswami, Nishita Goswami, Madhurima Chaudhuri, Rasarani Chetana Das and Barsha Rani Bishaya. The play was performed in Brajavali – concoction of Assamese, Hindi, Oriya and Maithili. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix Ankia Naataks were performed only by men, even the female characters were enacted by male actors till 1949.  Women performing an Ankia Naat which is considered to be a religious performance is self-explanatory of women empowerment and liberal culture of Assam.‘I wanted to turn the tables. These are the times of women revolution, this women driven performance aids in empowering us’, said Madhurima Choudhury, designer and director of the play who essayed the role of Lord Ram.‘After my marriage I got the opportunity to explore the music of Sankardev. There is a need to recognize his contributions across the country.’ Choudhury added.last_img read more