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Jacob Hopkins, 360 MAGAZINE

Jacob Hopkins

The Goldbergs (ABC)

Dragons: Rescue Riders (Netflix)

The Amazing World of Gumball (Cartoon Network)

For Jacob Hopkins, acting is the family business. Born in Los Angeles, Jacob was discovered at the age of five when he accompanied his Dad, who is an actor, to a meeting with his agent. Taken with his blue eyes and easy charm, the agent asked, “Who is this and does he want to act?” Within weeks of this encounter he was cast in his first role, as the charming and curious little boy Brian in the film, The Minis. Soon after, he booked the first of several national commercials including an ad for Kmart opposite the angelic Jaclyn Smith.

Jacob’s big break came when he landed a role on the fifth season of the popular HBO series True Blood. In the critically acclaimed show, Jacob played Alexander Drew, the youngest (looking) member of the Vampire Authority. Having turned at the age of nine, his character was an impetuous vamp who liked to taunt those around him. Jacob shared the screen with fellow Authority chancellors Christopher Meloni, Peter Mensah, and Carolyn Hennesy as well as lead actors Alexander Skarsgard and his Priest co-star Stephen Moyer.

At eighteen, he is making his mark in the voice over world. He can currently be heard on Netflix’s Dragons: Rescue Riders as Axel Finke. The show is a spin off of the fan favorite movie, How to Train Your Dragon. He also honed his comedic chops as the voice of Gumball Watterson in Cartoon Network’s animated hit The Amazing World of Gumball, one of his favorite shows. The BAFTA Award-winning series chronicles the adventures of an amusing twelve-year-old cat with a fair for misadventure, and his extraordinary suburban family, who live in constant conflict with their ordinary town. The second highest-rated cartoon on the network, Gumball has been praised for its “first-rate silliness” and “really clever spin on domestic chaos” by Variety.

Jacob is definitely no stranger to the small screen. Following his success on True Blood, he landed a recurring role on ABC’s The Goldbergs. In this hilarious comedy, Jacob plays Chad Kremp, who is a cool and preppy kid on the surface, but a geek at heart. His character becomes instant friends with Adam Goldberg (Sean Giambrone) as they share a love for all things geeky. The series also stars Jeff Garlin and Wendi McLendon-Covey. Jacob was also seen in the Lifetime Movie Missing at 17, which tells the poignant tale of the struggles a family faces when their teenage daughter goes missing. As the younger brother Andrew, Jacob plays a pivotal role in helping his parents find his missing sister. Other notable television credits include guest roles on CBS’s How I Met Your Mother as well as NBC’s About A Boy and Animal Practice.

Jacob has also ventured on to the big screen. His first feature film was Priest, where he had a small but memorable role opposite Paul Bettany and Stephen Moyer. Jacob also lent his talents to the short film The Boy Who Cried Fish, where he gave a moving performance as an autistic child. Jacob’s performance was praised by fans and critics alike, earning him a “Best Male Performer” award at the Action on Film Festival. In Just a Little Heart Attack he played the very smart son of Elizabeth Banks, who also directed the project. Most recently, he starred as the supporting lead in CBS Films Middle School: Worst Years of My Life as Miller. Jacob further showcased his acting prowess in two web series. He was cast in RCVR, which was honored as Best Drama Web Series at the 2012 International Academy of Web Television Awards and Supermoms, where he co-starred opposite Joey Lauren Adams.

Jacob’s versatility, talent and intelligence allow him to bring such wonderful characters to life. One of his fellow actors proclaims, “Jacob is one amazing and talented kid. A real pro.” He has established himself as a multidimensional actor who is sure to have a bright future in the industry. Jacob resides in Los Angeles with his parents and older brother, Gerad. He is an accomplished martial artist and enjoys Taekwondo. In his spare time, Jacob loves to play sports, read, draw, and spend time with family and friends. 

(Photographer: Tim Schaeffer at Cellar Door Studios @cellardoorstudios.la)

Bad Child x “Candy”

BAD CHILD SHARES THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR LATEST SINGLE, “CANDY” TRACK FEATURED ON THE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK FOR NETFLIX FILM, TO ALL THE BOYS: P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU

Canadian singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist known as BAD CHILD unveils the energetically charged music video for his latest single, “Candy”, released earlier this year via Capitol Records stateside alongside 21 Entertainment and Universal Music Canada and Virgin Records in the UK: WATCH HERE. BAD CHILD’s creativity shines throughout the video with the use of his crafted drawings intertwined with psychedelic overlay effects and bright neon lights. The spirited video expresses his authenticity and bold energy, leaving everyone watching with the urge to dance. On the new music video, BAD CHILD notes: “I wanted to work on something interdisciplinary and I found it was a perfect medium to explore animation. Like the song I wanted to create a truly multimedia experience.” “Candy” was included as part of the tracklisting of the original soundtrack for the Netflix film, To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, the sequel to the most-watched Netflix film of 2018 – To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. BAD CHILD appears on the soundtrack as the only Canadian artist with other songs by Chaz Cardigan, Marina, Sofi Tukker and more. Listen to the original soundtrack HERE. The “Candy” music video arrives as follow up to the latest BAD CHILD project, “I”, released in February. Presented as a couplet of two tracks; “Candy” and “Behave”, “I” is the first installment of a series of new releases over the course of the year. Listen to “I” HERE BAD CHILD’s eccentric music and unique vision landed him on the festival circuit last summer playing some of the world’s most prestigious line ups including; Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds and Osheaga. This year is no different as he gears up to join grandson for four Canadian shows in Toronto Montreal and Kingston then heads out with German recording artist NoMBe for 32 dates across North America. See full list of upcoming shows below.

BAD CHILD is an artist looking to come to terms with his childhood and his upbringing. After losing his mother at a young age and dealing with heartbreak, he sought refuge from the world in music. Since then he’s been breaking new ground with his genre-bending and distinguished sound palette. Last year, he released his debut EP Sign Up and became one of Canada’s most exciting exports; profiled in Wonderland Magazine, Complex, HillyDilly, Sidewalk Hustle, Atwood Magazine and the Toronto Star. BAD CHILD’s first radio single “Breathing Fire” peaked at top five on alternative radio in Canada plus he has been nominated for 2019 SOCAN Songwriting Prize alongside Dilly Dally, grandson and Kaytranda and was recently chosen as one of 33 artists selected for the Music Video Production (MVP) Project sponsored by RBC and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.

BAD CHILD UPCOMING SHOWS
03/28 – Toronto, ON (The Danforth Music Hall+)
03/29 – Toronto, ON (The Danforth Music Hall+)
03/30 – Montreal, QC (Club Soda+)
04/01 – Kingston, ON (The Ale House+)
04/21 – Tucson, AX (191 Toole*)
04/22 – Phoenix, AZ (Valley Bar*)
04/23 Las Vegas, NV (Bunkhouse Saloon*)
04/24 – Salt Lake City, UT (Kilby Court*)
04/25 – Denver, CO (Marquis Theater*)
04/27 – Santa Fe, NM (Meow Wolf*)
04/30 – Dallas, TX (HOB Dallas Cambridge Room*)
05/01 – Austin, TX (Antone’s*)
05/02 – Houston, TX (House of Blues Houston*)
05/03 – New Orleans, LA (House of Blues*)
05/05 – Orlando, FL (The Abbey*)
05/06 – Fort Lauderdale, FL (Culture Room*)
05/08 – Atlanta, GA (Aisle 5*)
05/09 – Nashville, TN (The Basement East*)
05/12 – Philadelphia, PA (The Fillmore Philadelphia*)
05/13 – Washington, DC (Songbyrd Music House*)
05/15 – New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom*)
05/16 – Boston, MA (Brighton Music Hall*)
05/19 – Montreal, QC (Le Belmont*)
05/20 – Toronto, ON (The Velvet Underground*)
05/22 – Detroit, MI (Saint Andrew’s Hall*)
05/23 – Chicago, IL (Lincoln Hall*)
05/24 – Saint Paul, MN (Amsterdam Bar and Hall*)
05/27 – Seattle, WA (The Crocodile*)
05/28 – Vancouver, BC (Venue Nightclub*)
05/29 – Portland, OR (Hawthorne Theatre*)
05/30 – Boise, ID (Neurolux*)
06/01 – Santa Cruz, CA (The Catalyst Atrium*)
06/02 – San Francisco, CA (August Hall*)
06/04 – Santa Barbara, CA (Soho Restaurant & Music Club*)
06/05 – San Diego, CA (Music Box*)
06/06 – Los Angeles, CA (The Belasco Theatre*)
+ Support for grandson *Support for NoMBe

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Jaylen Barron

Jaylen Barron
Free Rein (Netflix)

Growing up in Southern California, Jaylen Barron knew from a young age she wanted to be an actress. As part of a multicultural family, she took great pride in her African American and Latina heritage. She was dismayed to find very few actors that looked like her onscreen. Driven by a desire to make a change, Barron decided that she wanted to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. Noticing her passion to reach her goal, her mom took her to get headshots and she soon landed her first job as a model for the girls clothing brand Justice. While making her mark in the world of modeling, she continued to pursue her dream of acting in hopes of emulating her childhood role models like Halle Berry.

Barron’s first foray on the small screen came when she was cast as Melanie on Disney’s Shake It Up. Shortly after, she recurred on Nickelodeon’s See Dad Run as Emily’s best friend Mary, as well as Good Luck Charlie as Lauren Dabney, the love interest of Gabe Duncan. Other memorable appearances include guest spots on Bones and Those Who Can’t. Though these were some of her very first performances, her talent did not go unnoticed and earned her four Young Artist Awards nominations.

Her big break came when she landed a heavily recurring role on Showtime’s Emmy-winning drama series Shameless. Barron portrayed Dominique, the girlfriend of Ethan Cutkosky’s character, Carl. Dominique is a good girl with bad girl tendencies that goes on a downward spiral. She shared the screen with the all-star cast including William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Allen White, and Steve Howey.

Barron continues to take Hollywood by storm. She can be seen as the lead on the award winning Netflix series Free Rein. She stars as Zoe, a 15-year-old from Los Angeles who spends the summer at her mom’s childhood home on an island off the coast of England. After befriending a mysterious horse during the summer, she finds the strength to deal with issues she faces. Her character is the only black female on the equestrian team, making her the first American person of color to play the lead in a Netflix Children’s original series. The hit series has won two Daytime Emmys, including one for Outstanding Children’s Series, and earned an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Children’s Program.

She is also showcasing her talent behind the camera in the world of voiceover. She can currently be heard in Go90’s animated short series Explosion Jones alongside Danny Trejo, Vivica A. Fox, Michael Madsen, Carl Weathers, and James Hong. In addition, she has another leading voice role that should be announced publicly soon.

Aside from acting, Barron is expanding her repertoire as an entrepreneur. She recently launched her own lash line, Boujaye Lashes, which consists of vegan and cruelty-free lashes.

When she is not busy, Barron enjoys cooking, watching documentaries and most importantly, spending time with her family. She also loves working out by spending time in the gym or outdoors. Barron loves fashion and prides herself on keeping up with the latest styles and trends. She currently resides in the Los Angeles area with her beloved dogs, Bugsy and Powder.

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make-up: @trifectabeautyllc

Lauv, singer, songwriter, producer, 360 MAGAZINE

Lauv – Changes

PLATINUM-certified independent singer, songwriter, producer, and pop visionary Lauv releases new track and video for “Changes.” After teasing a snippet of the song on his socials last week, the track is timely for those reflecting on the past year and resolving new changes in the year ahead. Click HERE to listen!
The song is off Lauv’s 21-track debut album, ~how i’m feeling~, set for release on March 6, 2020. 

Lauv said on the track, “I wrote ‘Changes’ about being at a point in my life where it just wasn’t working for me anymore. I wasn’t happy with myself, with the way I was living, and I felt like I needed to grow and evolve. It’s one of my most personal songs, and a massive favorite from the album.”

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER ~HOW I’M FEELING~  

This fall, Lauv released the collaboration with LANY, “Mean It” (HERE) and announced the March release date for his debut album ~how i’m feeling~.

The video for “Sims” directed by Phillip Lopez (Kygo, Selena Gomez, Liam Payne) serves as the proper visual introduction of the “Little Lauv” characters that adorn his debut album artwork for ~how i’m feeling~and make up Lauv’s “one man boyband.” Click HERE to view!

In October, Lauv was also featured on the remix of BTS’ “Make It Right (feat. Lauv)” which can be heard HERE!
Lauv’s latest radio single “fuck, i’m lonely” with Anne-Marie track has over 250 million streams to date and peaked at #30 at Top 40 US radio. The pair performed the song on Late Night With Seth Meyers (HERE).

In addition, the track was also included on the current 3rdseason of the popular Netflix show 13 Reasons Why, as well as this seasons soundtrack. 

Netflix Kicks Off Breaking Bad Rewatch Campaign

Netflix is kicking off their Breaking Bad re-watch campaign with a video recap featuring anthemic music by the Grammy nominated duo, Chloe X Halle. Using the 1950’s doo-wop tune “Enchanted,” made famous by The Platters, the piece revisits the many painful, soul crushing moments Jesse (Aaron Paul) has gone through over the course of the five seasons of Breaking Bad… all those moments lead up to where we last see him in the final episode. The song choice is particularly special to Jesse since it’s the same music that plays when he tries Heroin for the first time with his now deceased girlfriend Jane (played Krysten Ritter).

Official Logline for El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie: Written and directed by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, the Netflix Television Event follows fugitive Jesse Pinkman (Paul) as he runs from his captors, the law and his past. The movie is produced by Gilligan, Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein, Charles Newirth, Diane Mercer and Paul, in association with Sony Pictures Television.

Kate Walsh, Actress, 360 MAGAZINE, MyDogsAGame.com

Get your dog’s A-Game back

Is your dog’s scratching more than “just an itch?” Actress and life-long dog lover Kate Walsh knows first-hand that dogs can be “off their game” because of allergic itching, leading to more serious problems if not treated by a veterinarian. Kate joins us today to share important info on how you can get your dog’s A-Game back.

As a lifelong dog lover, how did you know that Rosie was off her game?


Kate Walsh: She started scratching her face in sort of a cute way at first with both paws at the same time. And then it turned into a regular thing where it wouldn’t stop, and I realized pretty quickly it was probably allergies. So I took her into my veterinarian, and she prescribed Apoquel for Rosie.

How should we know when and if it’s more than an itch, and when it’s time for our pets to visit their veterinarian?

Kate Walsh: If the itching and scratching starts interrupting their regular daily activities — if they’re on a walk and they have to stop several times to scratch and itch or chew, or if they wake up in the middle of the night to chew, those are signs that there’s a problem. A lot of dog owners think oh, that’s just my dog itching but it’s likely allergies. If you see these signs, it’s a good idea to visit your veterinarian and see if Apoquel might work for you. It certainly worked for Rosie.

How should people with pets avoid allergies for some of their animals?

Kate Walsh: It’s hard to avoid allergens because so many allergies are environmental and are out of our control – just like humans with pollens or grasses, or during certain times of the year. For some dogs it’s seasonal allergies, some are perpetual and year-round. There’s really no way to prevent them so it’s about going to the veterinarian and seeing what they have to say. It’s also important to understand that dog allergies manifest differently than human allergies do. In dogs, allergies show as skin itching, chewing and hotspots – not coughing and sneezing like humans.

And how did you help Rosie get her A game back?

Kate Walsh: Well, I got her on Apoquel right away. Within a couple of days she was back on her A-game, happy, smiling, walking, tail wagging, able to relax and not scratching her face constantly. One of my favorite parts about this partnership is how we’re encouraging everyone out there to go to MyDogsAGame.com or use the hashtag #MyDogsAGame on social media to share a picture of your dog. For every photo uploaded, Zoetis will donate $10 to the K-9 Courage Program, which is an awesome program that provides medical services to retired service dogs, military service dogs, police service dogs. So that’s a really exciting aspect of this partnership as well. We’re not just raising awareness about what dog allergies look like, but really contributing and making sure all dogs are well cared for.

And what inspired you to represent an organization to help Canine Courage?

Kate Walsh: I love dogs. I’ve always loved them. I’ve grown up with them–they’re just so special and intuitive. I’m also a big fan of our service men and women and everything that they do for our country – so the partnership was a perfect fit. Most people don’t think about how retired service dogs are cared for, and the fact that the K9 Courage program helps support the medical care for retired service dogs is really cool.

So you’ve always been an advocate for pets?

Kate Walsh: Oh yeah. I have always been a big pet adoption advocate and an animal lover. I mean if I could, I’d be on a farm somewhere with lots of cats and dogs.

And where can our listeners go for more information?

Kate Walsh: You can go to MyDogsAGame.com If you have any questions, there’s actually a short quiz on there as well to help you determine if your dogs may have allergies, as well as more information about finding the right treatment like Apoquel.

About Kate Walsh

Actress, dog lover and animal rights activist Kate Walsh can be seen on recent and upcoming projects, including Netflix series, THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY, and films, SELL BY and 3022.

Walsh has starred in award-winning series, including the ABC dramas GREY’S ANATOMY and PRIVATE PRACTICE, as well as the Netflix features 13 REASONS WHY. She was seen in Universal’s hit comedy, GIRL’S TRIP, alongside Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, and Regina Hall, the Netflix feature, #REALITYHIGH and Sony’s MARK FELT: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT DOWN THE WHITE HOUSE. She also recently starred in the off-Broadway play IF I FORGET, for which she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award and Drama League award.

Today, Walsh has teamed up with leading animal health company, Zoetis, to educate dog owners about a cause close to her heart – allergic dog itch. Walsh has credited her two rescue dogs for helping her through the most difficult times, but when her dog Rosie was diagnosed with allergic itch, it was time for Walsh to help Rosie get her A-Game back. Like Rosie, some dogs are “off their game” because their allergic itch gets in the way of doing things they love. Kate is encouraging dog owners to recognize when their dog’s scratching can be more than just an itch – and if it’s caused by an underlying condition, like allergies. As part of the program and in honor of Itchy Pet Awareness Month, pet owners can share a photo of their own pet’s “A-Game” on social media using the #MyDogsAGame hashtag, which will trigger a $10 donation (capped at $25K) by Zoetis Petcare to its K-9 Courage Program, which provides healthcare assistance to retired military and police dogs as well as active service dogs that assist veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress. Posts using the hashtag may also be featured on an interactive gallery on the “MyDogsAGame.com” website.

Rhubarb collaboration with Netflix for Alta Mar

Rhubarb collaborated with Netflix to create the marketing assets for the maiden voyage of “Alta Mar” (High Seas), a series filled with mystery, melodrama, and murder. The marketing shoot took place in Madrid, Spain over two days on the spectacular set, and included motion and still photography by Kurt Iswarienko.

The teaser poster was designed to intrigue audiences, giving a sense of the grandeur and scale of this epic drama, and foreshadowing the fatal foul play to come. They created the ship using CGI technology. For the key art, the gorgeous cast was photographed on the deck of the Bárbara de Braganza. 

Jackie Jacobson, 360 MAGAZINE, Netflix, Malibu Rescue

Actress Jackie R Jacobson

Jackie R Jacobson is one of the fastest rising young actresses with an impressive slate on the horizon. Jackie is currently one of the stars of Netflix’s hit teen comedy “Malibu Rescue.” On the show she plays the co-lead role of ‘Dylan;’ a super-cute-but-overwhelmed prefect of the valley pod.  A bit of a dork and an infamous scatterbrain, Dylan has been deliberately assigned to teach lifeguard training skills to “The Valley Pod” consisting of Tyler (Ricardo Hurtado from Nickelodeon’s “School of Rock”), Eric (Alkoya Brunson), Gina (Breanna Yde) and Lizzie (Abby Donnelly) to ensure they would fail. Justifiably angry with this realization, Dylan is determined for her valley pod to succeed.  “Malibu Rescue” the movie premiered May 13th and the series is set to premiere June 3, 2019 on Netflix!

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Jackie knew she wanted to be an actress at a young age. After landing her first acting gig at 11 years old with “Criminal Minds,” from there she went on to shoot a variety of roles showcasing her versatility. Past credits include guest-starring roles on “The Night Shift,” “Bella and the Bulldogs,” and “Game Shakers” just to name a few.

When she isn’t acting, Jackie is an outspoken advocate for American Diabetes Association & The Alzheimer’s Foundation, both causes that have directly affected her family.

Jackie resides in LA with her family and toy Pomeranian named Chicken Wings.

Homecoming

Netflix released Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé, which presents an intimate look at her historic 2018 Coachella performance that paid homage to America’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Interspersed with candid footage and interviews detailing the preparation and powerful intent behind her vision, Homecoming gives a peek into the process and emotional physical sacrifices it took to conceptualize and execute a performance of that magnitude that became a cultural movement. This stand-alone Netflix original is now available globally on Netflix.

As the first black woman to headline Coachella, Homecoming recognizes the African American visionaries who inspired Beyoncé, including HBCU alums Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, activist Marian Wright Edelman, and scholar W.E.B. Du Bois, in addition to cultural luminaries such as Nina Simone, Maya Angelou, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Audre Lorde. Beyoncé’s personal knowledge of the relevance and celebration of HBCUs started with her father, Mathew Knowles, an alumnus of Fisk University.
Shot over eight months, the film follows the global entertainer as she returns to the stage after the birth of her twins, highlighting the comprehensive preparation involved in creating her groundbreaking performance, which included four months of band rehearsals followed by four months of dance rehearsals with over 150 musicians, dancers, and other creatives, — all of whom were hand-picked by the artist herself.
In juggling dual roles as both the director of her live performance and the film that captured the process of making it, Beyoncé says, “It was one of the hardest jobs I have taken on but I knew that I had to push myself and my team to go beyond great to legendary. We knew nothing like this was ever done on a festival level before and it needed to be iconic beyond compare. The performance was an homage to an important part of African American culture. It had to be true to those who know and entertaining and enlightening to those who needed to learn. In making the film and re-telling the story, the purpose remained the same.”
Many in the cast; band, singers, dancers and steppers are former HBCU students, immersed in the HBCU marching band tradition. They joined Beyoncé’s own group of performers, some who have toured with her for years. Viewers not only get to see the intense dance rehearsals and talent of these amazing artists, but hear their personal journey from HBCU student to artist and the lifelong impact that comes with performing alongside Beyoncé in this historic concert.
“So many people who are culturally aware and intellectually sound are graduates from historically black colleges and universities, including my father,” she says in the film. “There is something incredibly important about the HBCU experience that must be celebrated and protected.”
As a treat to her fans, the film also includes, in the end credits, her remake of “Before I Let Go” by Frankie Beverly and Maze, a 1981 R&B classic that’s commonly performed at HBCU games. The single will be available on the film’s soundtrack, Homecoming: The Live Album, available today from Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records. smarturl.it/BH9102
Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé was directed and produced by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. Longtime collaborator Ed Burke served as co-director. Steve Pamon and Erinn Williams are executive producers.
Set List

“Crazy In Love”

“Freedom”

“Lift Ev’ry Voice And Sing”

“Formation”

“Sorry”/”Me, Myself and I”

“Kitty Kat”

“Bow Down”

“I Been On”

“Drunk In Love”

“Diva”

“Flawless” (Remix)

“Feeling Myself”

“Top Off”

“7/11”

“Don’t Hurt Yourself”

“I Care”

“Partition”

“Yoncé”

“Mi Gente (Remix)”

“Mine”

“Baby Boy”

“You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No)”

“Hold Up”

“Countdown”

“Check On It”

“Déjà Vu”(featuring JAY-Z)

“Run the World (Girls)”

“Lose My Breath” (featuring Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams)

“Say My Name” (featuring Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams)

“Soldier” (featuring Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams)

“Get Me Bodied” (With Solange Knowles dancing)

“Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”

“Love On Top”

About Netflix
Netflix is the world’s leading internet entertainment service with over 148 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.
About Parkwood Entertainment
Parkwood Entertainment is an entertainment and management company founded by entertainer and entrepreneur, Beyoncé in 2010. With headquarters in New York City the company houses departments in music and video production, management, marketing, digital, creative, philanthropy, fashion, publicity and a record label. Under its original name, Parkwood Pictures, in 2008, the company released the film Cadillac Records (2008), in which Beyoncé starred and co-produced. The company also released the film, Obsessed (2009), with Beyoncé as star and executive producer. Parkwood Entertainment produced The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour (2013-2014) and The Formation World Tour (2016), and co-produced the ON THE RUN TOUR (2014) and ON THE RUN II (2018).

Beyoncé, netflix, Homecoming

Beyoncé’s Homecoming

Writers: Vaughn Lowery, Tara McDonough, Stella Iman Dugall

Every once in a while pop culture encounters a rip in its continuum. The latest breach comes from one of the most effervescent entertainers of all time, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles Carter, as the first Black female to headline one of the most prolific festivals since the iconic Woodstock. Introspective yet intimate, Homecoming is positioned to be one of the most immersive concert series in the history of music and streaming services. Beyoncé, the Director and Executive Producer of the film, creates a visually captivating story from the beginning to end. The documentary answers a plethora of questions, at which the infamous Beyhive has had about the historical moment.

With intermittent quick cuts of her family before, during and after the epic performance, Beyoncé gives herself permission to exhibit her vulnerability. After all, she planned to take the stage at Coachella in 2017 before she was pregnant with her twins. The tour was postponed and we fast forward to ‘Mrs. Carter’ having to deal with the aftermath of a complicated pregnancy, which ultimately ends in a c-section. Similar to friend, and professional tennis superstar, Serena Williams, Beyoncé bounced back harder than ever after her tough pregnancy. Throughout the piece she digs deep and pummels through some of the most difficult days she has ever encountered. She even speaks to her weighing 218 lbs and how she was only able to zip her costume up after months of hard work alongside of a dedicated clean/raw food diet – no meats, carbs, sugars. The director of photography expertly captured an extremely intimate and vulnerable side to the strong and flawless Queen Bey.

Inspiration

Having family members as graduates of some of the prominent HBCU (historically black colleges and universities), Beyoncé was able to tap into the most celebrated moments of their collegiate life. Her full show not only highlighted the history of these schools but also their social networks and fraternal organizations; transforming the stage into one of the most dynamic Black Southern spaces of cultural legacy and pride. Much of it was enunciated with their boot dancing, a traditional dance style for HBCU called J-Setting, in between transitions. These dance formations visually anchored the performance. Contortionists contributed an urban Cirque du Soleil vibe to the display which can be more accurately described as an infused gumbo of Chicago (the musical), Moulin Rouge! and the Off-Broadway play Stomp. To date, the pyramid stage has been persevered onsite at this year’s Coachella as an art installation.

A group of 200 people shared the stage with Queen Bey including Jay Z, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams and Solange Knowles. The expansive crew that Beyonce worked and practiced with for 8 months is featured in the documentary, as each individual had their own part in making the event a success. The dancing in her set is not technical, but emotional. The crowd, as well as audiences watching the documentary at home, are meant to feel something from just the way Beyoncé and her dancers, who she handpicked herself, move with each other. The concert experience not only exhibits the immense talent of HBCU musicians but works towards using this heightened exposure to aid these institutions that have been struggling with little resources and grants since their establishment.

After the the release of Homecoming, Netflix will more than likely notice a spike in downloads/subscriptions; Beyonce will notice an increase in her fan base and HBCU enrollment rates will most likely skyrocket. Overall, most audience members will be thrashed into a world of black honor, history and preservation. While the Pew Report notes that there is a varying “black/white digital divide” concerning internet usage, (87% whites, 80% blacks), there is little divide when it comes to mobile platforms. The growth of black presence in media, such as on social media, in streaming services and more, will only continue due to the imminent success of Beyoncé’s partnership with Netflix. Her myriad of success as a dominant Black woman breaks down barriers in the same way Jordan Peele has done for young Black filmmakers across the diaspora. This will become one of the most treasured pieces of mass media and should offer encouragement to both women and minorities to bust through the glass ceiling on all fronts especially digitization and technology.

Beyoncé, Netflix, Homecoming

Illustrator: Alejandra Villagra

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