Joaquin Rafael Phoenix is born on October 28, 1974, and he is a Puerto Rican-born American actor, as well as an activist and a producer, who has received several accolades, including a Golden Globe Award, The Grammy Award and is nominated for three academy awards.
Joaquin Phoenix has been selected as the recipient of the Palm Springs International Film Festival’s chairman’s award for his performance in his film “Joker.”
The award will be presented by the “Joker” co-writer as well as director as well as producer The Todd Phillips on Jan. 2, and the venue is the Palm Springs Convention Center.
“Joaquin Phoenix mesmerizes audiences in ‘Joker’ with a performance that elicits empathy and reminds society on the whole that we can be better,” said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner.
Universal Filmed Entertainment Group has launched the Universal Animation Writers Program, a first-of-its-kind animation writing program for both feature film and television content.
The one-year, paid program will partner with business units and production entities affiliated with UFEG, which will also be including Dream Works Animation, Illumination and Universal 1440 Entertainment. The program is attempting to find an inclusive group of talent who can build upon the studio’s commitment. This will help in telling stories with unique narratives that appeal to and reflect the vast diversity of its audiences.
“Representation in the family entertainment space is so important as all young audiences should be able to see themselves and their families portrayed onscreen. This is said by senior VP of global talent development and inclusion ‘Janine Jones-Clark.’
The application can be found at www.UniversalTalentDevelopment.com and will be available through Dec. 16 with the Program commencing in June.