Matt Damon emerged from a bedroom in the background after Kimmel announced he was taking a couple months off over the summer.
Producer Effie Brown detailed the “huge” industry backlash she faced five years removed from her on-screen argument about diversity with Matt Damon on the series “Project Greenlight.”In a column published in THR, Brown, who is now CEO of Gamechanger Films and is the chair of the Inclusion Advisory committee for the Academy Museum, said that she did not work for some time and was seen as difficult by her peers.“After I did ‘Project Greenlight’ — and this is no secret — I suffered a huge backlash. I didn’t work for a while,” Brown said. “People didn’t want to work with me because I spoke truth to power. People who speak up are usually marginalized and pushed back, called difficult, confrontational, you name it. I spoke up and got summarily smacked back down. I did not get embraced with open arms, nor did it work in my favor … at first.”Also Read: Gamechanger CEO Effie T Brown on How Financing Fund Will Develop Diverse VoicesBrown said she eventually got a call for a job offer from Lee Daniels, but even the studio at the time was hesitant to offer her a position until Daniels doubled down.“That’s what often needs to happen, you need someone with power and the courage of their convictions to help. That’s what Lee did and so did my allies and Black Twitter — they had my back 1,000 percent,” Brown said. “It took five years to be released from that stigma.”Brown had a viral moment back in 2015 on the reality show “Project Greenlight,” a competition series that showed first time directors fighting to get their films made. When she raised a concern about one of the project’s lack of diversity, Damon responded by saying that diversity is for “the casting of the film, not the casting of the show.”Also Read: 'Project Greenlight's Effie Brown on Matt Damon Diversity Flap: 'We Shut That Bullsh-t Down'Brown said that these microaggressions against people of color happen everywhere and still happen in Hollywood to this day. She said she now feels there is a multicultural “reckoning” about diversity in the industry and giving people of color a voice, and in looking back now she’s grateful that there were cameras there to call attention to the problems we see widely.“Take Matt Damon out of it, this is happening every day. People just saw that one conflict, but there were others,” Brown said. “I was the creative producer in charge and yet, I was still viewed as something less than my title, experience and treated as such. I’m grateful to the producers, Magical Elves, who let that part of the story and the conflict stay in the series. I think they thought people would get it and hear how bad it can be when you’re the “lonely only” one in the room.”Read Brown’s full column here.Read original story Producer Effie Brown on Being ‘Smacked Down’ By Industry After 2015 ‘Project Greenlight’ Incident With Matt Damon At TheWrap
He went on to say 21-year-old Alexia — who’s from his wife Luciana Barroso’s first marriage and whom Damon has raised as his own — is doing OK now.
Earth Day is still very much on! Here are a few ways you can help from home, thanks to Matt Damon, Jameela Jamil and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Locals in Dalkey, Ireland, are delighted to see Matt Damon in their seaside town after he was stuck there.
The "Contagion" cast, including Matt Damon and Laurence Fishburne, are spreading medically accurate information about coronavirus in PSAs.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the globe, Hollywood has been brought to a standstill. TV and movie productions have been put on hold, as the industry -- along with millions in other businesses -- is social distancing. One such project that's been paused is "The Last Duel," Ridley Scott's upcoming drama set […]
Matt Damon was totally cool that his nine-year-old daughter snoozed a bit during the premiere of 'Ford v Ferrari.' It was past bedtime.
Christian Bale and Matt Damon break down their mutual onscreen beatdown and then answer the burning question of whether Jason Bourne could best Batman.
Ben Affleck coming to the aid of Matt Damon in high school may have been what sparked their decades-long friendship.
The new racing movie, starring Bale and Matt Damon, is destined to become an underdog sports classic in the vein of "Hoosiers" and "Rudy."
Kevin Smith talks about landing A-list cameos for his new film "Jay and Silent Bob Reboot."
The trifecta of high-profile film festivals in Venice, Telluride and Toronto have kicked the 2020 Oscar race into full gear. Here are the movies and performances that could be on the fast track to the Academy Awards.
Ridley Scott looks to have his next directing job, as he has signed on to direct "The Last Duel" with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck attached to star. Damon and Affleck co-wrote the script with Oscar-nominated Nicole Holofcener. Scott, Damon and Affleck all producing along with Scott's producing partner Kevin Walsh. Drew Vinton is also […]
Christian Bale and Matt Damon are out to burn rubber in the first full trailer for 20th Century Fox’s upcoming film, “Ford v Ferrari.”Based on the true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Kevin Miles (Bale), the film follows the two as they build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966. On the road to completion, Shelby and Miles battled corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons.Also Read: Christian Bale, Matt Damon Take the Wheel of Classic Cars in 'Ford v Ferrari' First Look (Photos)In the trailer, which was released late Sunday, Shelby is approached by Ford executive Lee Iacocca, who asks what it would take if Henry Ford had wanted to build the greatest race car the world has ever seen… one that could beat Ferrari. Shelby says it’s not about money and it’s not about speed. He says it would take a pure racer behind the wheel of the car — and that’s Ken Miles, a champion racer who is neither trusted nor liked.“We’re lighter, we’re faster, and if that don’t work, we’re nastier,” Shelby says of his creation.Also Read: The Evolution of Matt Damon From 'Mystic Pizza' to 'Downsizing' (Photos)“Ford v Ferrari” also stars Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Noah Rupe, Remo Girone and Ray McKinnon. The film opens in theaters Nov. 15.Check out the trailer above.Read original story Christian Bale and Matt Damon Find the Need for Speed in ‘Ford v Ferrari’ Official Trailer (Video) At TheWrap
Jimmy Kimmel took his years-long fake feud with movie actor Matt Damon to thenext level ― with some help from NFL star Tom Brady
Tom Brady has famously passed up millions of dollars over the years in the interest of winning, and when asked why he's willing to do that, Brady gave the perfect answer.
Close pals Chris Hemsworth and Matt Damon are living their best lives with their wives and kids at their side.
Inspired by the holiday movie “It's a Wonderful Life,” the show's "It's a Wonderful Trump" cold open imagined a world where Donald Trump never scored the keys to the Oval Office. Meanwhile, all eyes were scanning the studio for any sign of Pete Davidson, who had posted a troubling note on his since-deleted Instagram account earlier in the day.