The popular ABC Television dating competition show, The Bachelor on Friday announced Matt James a native of North Carolina as the show's first black contestant. In a statement, Karey Burke, Walt Disney President said "We know we have a responsibility to make sure the love stories we’re seeing onscreen are representative of the world we live in, and we are proudly in service to our audience."
The Recording Academy, popularly known as Grammys has on Wednesday announced new rules and various changes to the Grammy Awards categories and nomination process in a bid to prevent conflicts of interest. The new changes are expected to take effect at the 63rd Grammy Awards scheduled to air on January 31, 2021.
Film and TV production can resume in California, Los Angeles as early as June 12, 2020, with full adherence to safety guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on production sets, state health officials said. Film production in the state, and around the world was brought to a halt in March in a bid to curb the global pandemic.