The latest on Golden Globes and Sundance film fest


Spike Lee’s children named Golden Globe ambassadors
LOS ANGELES: Spike Lee’s daughter and son, Satchel and Jackson Lee, have been chosen as the Golden Globe ambassadors to assist with the 78th awards ceremony in February.

They are the first siblings of color to hold the position. Jackson is the first Black male ambassador.

Jackson Lee, Tonya Lewis Lee, Spike Lee and Satchel Lee AP PHOTO

Satchel — who was the creative director of DRØME, a queer and intersectional arts and culture magazine — is partnering with Callen-Lorde, an organization that helps with LGBTQIA+ communities with healthcare.

Jackson is partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters, the volunteer-supported mentoring network.

The organizations will each receive a $25,000 grant made on the Lees’ behalf.

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Sundance adds Coogler-produced ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’
The Ryan Coogler-produced Fred Hampton film “Judas and the Black Messiah” will have its virtual premiere at the Sundance Film Festival before heading to HBO Max and theaters.

LaKeith Stanfield, foreground, and Daniel Kaluuya in a scene from ‘Judas and the Black Messiah.’ AP PHOTO

Daniel Kaluuya plays the Black Panther Party chairman and his “Get Out” co-star Lakeith Stanfield plays FBI informant William O’Neill who agrees to infiltrate the group in the late 1960s. Martin Sheen co-stars as J. Edgar Hoover, who headed the FBI during that time.

Coogler, who directed “Black Panther,” has a long history with Sundance. His first film “Fruitvale Station” premiered there in 2013, winning the top audience and jury awards.