Entertainment Paul Garnes Named President of ARRAY Filmworks
Charles Booker launches another Senate bid in Kentucky
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Charles Booker launched another campaign for the U.S. Senate on Thursday, reprising his “hood to the holler” theme in hopes of forging an urban-rural coalition powerful enough to unseat Republican incumbent Rand Paul next year in Kentucky. Booker, a Black former state lawmaker, rose to prominence in 2020 by touting racial and economic justice themes that coincided with protests that erupted in Louisville and elsewhere nationwide over the deaths of Breonna Taylor and other Black Americans in encounters with police.
head of physical production Paul Garnes is moving to lead the organization’s content company ARRAY Filmworks.
Garnes,’s producing partner since her 2011 Sundance-winning debut feature Middle of Nowhere, is replacing president Sarah Bremner, who was hired from Netflix in May 2020 and is stepping down for a personal hiatus. “Sarah is a thoughtful executive who has built a wonderful creative development team here and is respected by our showrunners and artists,” DuVernay said in a statement. “I’m grateful for her time at ARRAY, look forward to continuing our friendship and wish her good health and happiness always.”
Australian space manufacturers receive AU$1.3b backing from Canberra
The AU$1.3 billion Modern Manufacturing Initiative will be delivered as part of the federal government's AU$1.5 billion Modern Manufacturing strategy, which has identified space as a priority sector.Under round one of the integration and translation streams of the MMI, four space companies will share in nearly AU$14 million in funding.
In his new role, Garnes will oversee the entirety of creative development, physical production and post-production for ARRAY Filmworks’ film and television slate, which includes the upcoming unscripted series(NBC) and (HBO Max), pilot (The CW) and limited series (Netflix) and (HBO Max), as well as continuing series, (OWN), all of which Garnes has worked on since he joined ARRAY in March 2020.
CSIRO to open Earth observation satellite NovaSAR-1 to Australian researchers
Applications to use Australia's share of the NovaSAR-1 will be awarded based on scientific merit and reviewed by an independent committee.CSIRO executive director of digital, national facilities and collections David Williams explained the plan is to operate its share of the satellite as a national facility by giving Australian researchers in industries such as agriculture and natural disaster management the chance to direct the satellite to capture images that support their research.
“Paul has been my true and trusted partner for the past decade, the one who takes my dreams off the page and makes them a reality on the set and beyond,” DuVernay said in a statement. “He’s simply the best at what he does and the way that he does it – with warmth and wisdom, gusto and grace. It brings me great joy to work even more closely with Paul as he leads ARRAY Filmworks into a new era with our stellar team.”
Prior to his partnership with DuVernay, Garnes served as vice president and executive in charge of production for the Tyler Perry Company and also held senior executive roles at Foxx/King Productions and Simmons-Lathan Media Group. The Columbia College Chicago alumnus worked his way up as production manager, line producer and producer on movies and TV series for such companies as Disney, DreamWorks, HBO, ABC, NBC, BET, Sony/Screen Gems, Magnolia and Paramount.
“I first met Ava when she was a film publicist in the ’90s, which led to me producing one of her early features on a shoestring budget,” Garnes, whose other collaborations with DuVernay include Selma and OWN’s Queen Sugar, for which he oversees production and serves as an executive producer, said in a statement. “Since day one, we have had a creative and collaborative partnership that I treasure. I look forward to expanding our work together and continuing to produce stories with meaning and mission under Ava’s incredible vision.”
Founded by DuVernay in 2011, ARRAY encompasses four entities: content company ARRAY Filmworks, film distribution arm ARRAY Releasing, non-profit group ARRAY Alliance and the programming and production center ARRAY Creative Campus.
Rand Paul's awful week (opinion) .
The 'dog ate my disclosure form' excuse for failing to report for 16 months his wife's purchase of stock in a company that makes a Covid treatment is merely a coda to a symphony of simpering coming from Paul and other Republicans, writes Paul Begala. It gets dangerous, however, when the Kentucky Senator peddles misinformation on masking, for which YouTube rightly benched him.Rand Paul is whining, again. The Republican senator from Kentucky is having a bad week.