Photo: SAG AFTRA Last month, the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists — the labor union better known by its acronym SAG-AFTRA, though it’s my understanding most people just call it SAG — approved an “ influencer agreement ,” setting up a pathway for the now-ubiquitous creative class to gain membership and access protections typically afforded to more traditional forms of creative work. I learned this, of course, the same way I learn about most other economic developments in the influencer space, which is by reading Taylor Lorenz, who wrote an informative piece on the matter for The New York Times. What happens in influencer-land is increasingly pertinent to what happens here in podcast-land, in part because influencers as a talent ecosystem have flowed quite a bit into the podcast business in recent years, as they have just almost everywhere else as part of their search for greater revenue diversification. It’s also just interesting to see SAG-AFTRA, a staple component of the broader mainstream entertainment ecosystem which formed out of a 2012 merger between two unions that originated in the thirties, open its doors to this thoroughly modern creative class. It’s a move that theoretically creates value going both ways: As much as this story amounts to some mainstream recognition of this new influencer economy, it’s also about SAG-AFTRA working to keep up with the times. “Making it easier to cover this type of work has been a top priority for our organization,” said SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris in the press release about the approval . “As new ways of storytelling emerge, it’s imperative that we embrace and lift up these artists.” That’s all well and good, of course. The question, however, is the extent to which the union will adequately do that embracing and lifting for all other kinds of emergent artists and industries as well. Around the time the influencer agreement was approved, I spotted a … [Read more...] about Can the Screen Actors Guild and Podcasters Get Along?
March 02, 2021 - 11:35 GMT Fiona Ward Amanda Holden looked incredible in a flirty floral dress from Melissa Odabash for Tuesday's Heart Radio show! See her incredible outfit Amanda Holden has wowed us again in another spring-like outfit, and now we're dreaming of warmer weather! The star looked incredible in a twirling video shared on her Instagram page on Tuesday - rocking a wrap dress from Melissa Odabash featuring a flirty leg split. MORE: Amanda Holden's royal-inspired accessory obsession is ours, too "#Morning, feeling very #spring like today in this gorgeous floral #dress @melissaodabash," she captioned the post, which saw her spinning in circles, allowing her skirt to float around her. Loading the player... WATCH: Amanda twirls in her leg-split dress Fans were quick to react, with one writing: "This woman cannot honestly be fifty!" while another added: "Loving the floral dress... you look gorgeous." MORE: Amanda Holden's two homes with husband Chris are out of this world Amanda's frilled frock is the 'Macaw' dress from her designer and friend Melissa Odabash, whose swimwear she also swears by. Macaw dress, £450, Melissa Odabash SHOP NOW Costing £450, the wrap dress is still available to buy on the brand's website. Its description reads: "A flattering wrap style dress, the Macaw features an elegant v-neckline before tying tightly at the waist, where a double frill dancing down and along the hemline. Let the 'Bouquet' print take focus and keep accessories simple as you head to a day at the polo or garden party gala." SHOP SIMILAR: Floral dress, £49.99, Mango SHOP NOW On Monday, Amanda looked just as gorgeous in a form-fitting red dress which was rented from sustainable fashion app By Rotation, after enjoying a weekend in the sun with her family. MORE: Amanda Holden's garden could be a luxury holiday resort … [Read more...] about Amanda Holden wows fans in flirty thigh-split dress
February 28, 2021 - 08:16 GMT Sharnaz Shahid GBBO star Nadiya Hussain on why lockdown was special for her children and husband Abdal as she unveils exciting new venture with Next Since winning Great British Bake Off in 2015, Nadiya Hussain 's career has gone from strength to strength with a number of hit TV shows, book deals, and now, a brand new campaign with high-street fashion brand Next. Despite her success, the 36-year-old is first and foremost a doting mum to three children; sons Musa, 14, Dawud, 13, and daughter, Maryam, ten, whom she shares with husband Abdal. READ: Nadiya Hussain's 'no frills' second wedding was so romantic Loading the player... WATCH: Nadiya Hussain plays HELLO!/Goodbye! The couple, who have been married for nearly 16 years, found themselves among the thousands of parents who have had to navigate through the perils of homeschooling during the three nationwide lockdowns. DISCOVER: Here's why Nadiya Hussain rejected Strictly offer MORE: Celebrity bakes giving us lockdown inspiration - from Holly Willoughby to Nadiya Now, in an exclusive chat with HELLO! , the 36-year-old has opened up about how her family made lockdown life a little bit easier. Reflecting on the past 12 months, she shared: "I think we've all learnt lots of lessons. But equally that being said, we all just want to get back to something that's normal. We don't really know what normal is going to be like anymore after all of this. "I think in the last five or six years and certainly since having children, it's been go go go as I had my children in quick succession. And now I have realised how my nest is going to leave as quickly as they came into the world." The celebrity chef has teamed up with Next Having sacrificed so much this past year, Nadiya believes everyone should be kinder to themselves and give themselves a break. "It's about kind of taking stock of what … [Read more...] about Nadiya Hussain on why lockdown was special as she unveils exciting new venture – EXCLUSIVE
March 18, 2013 - 09:29 GMT hellomagazine.com Victoria Beckham has asked her favourite model to appear on the video footage of her new online shopping website Victoria Beckham seems to have a new favourite model. The former Spice Girl chose Polish beauty and model-of-the-moment Kasia Struss to walk down the catwalk last September to showcase her Spring/Summer 2013 collection for New York Fashion Week . David , loved the model so much that she also asked her to appear on the video footage of her new online shopping website, and tweeted her excitement. "Kasia for our new e-commerce site, coming soon! X vb" wrote Victoria . VIEW GALLERY CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE Kasia , 25, who also modelled Victoria's Fall/Winter 2013-2014 collection, is in demand. She has featured almost monthly in American Vogue since 2010 as well as appearing in editions for France, China, Russia, Italy and Germany. Vogue last year. Fellow model Ashika Pratt backed the look, saying, "Let's face it. A girl like Kasia Struss is going to look good in anything." Kasia , who was born Katarzyna Strusinka, was first discovered in 2005 when she sent her photos to a Polish teen magazine. She went on to complete high school in her home town of Ciechanów, before signing with a modelling agency to years later. VIEW GALLERY Victoria clearly feels that Kasia is a perfect fit for her designs. Victoria confident the website will stay true to her own voice. Cara Delevingne , who is dressed as a ballerina and dances on screen, while other models blow kisses at the camera and strut their stuff down a catwalk. … [Read more...] about Victoria Beckhams favourite model Kasia Struss
March 12, 2013 - 16:42 GMT hellomagazine.com British heritage brand Burberry has released behind-the-scenes images of its Spring/Summer 2013 campaign featuring Romeo Beckham British heritage brand Burberry has released behind-the-scenes images of its Spring/Summer 2013 campaign featuring Romeo Beckham . David and Victoria Beckham larking around on the set of his debut fashion campaign. Edie Campbell , Cara Delevingne , Charlie France and Charlotte Wiggins . VIEW GALLERY CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY David and Victoria Beckham 's son would be appearing in campaigns for top British luxury brand Burberry was announced in December. Christopher Bailey described working with the trendsetting youngster as a "joy", adding: ''We had such fun shooting the campaign and I think that comes through in the images, which really reflect the upbeat spirit of the collection." VIEW GALLERY Brooklyn and Cruz have recently changed schools following the family's move from Los Angeles to London, a relocation that allows dad David to play for French football team Paris Saint-Germain. Sandra and Ted , and Victoria's mum and dad Jackie and Tony . The move has also allowed them to spend time with their British friends, including Gordon and Tina Ramsay and their four children. The families were seen out in Mayfair on 3 March celebrating Brooklyn's 14th birthday. VIEW GALLERY … [Read more...] about Behind-the-scenes images of Romeo Beckham’s Burberry campaign