LaLa Anthony continues her rounds at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival where she was tapped to speak on the Daring Women Summit panel. She dropped a few gems on how to use your platform to support special causes. Get the jewels inside, plus big Beyonce & HBO news before tomorrow's big premiere...
Actress/TV personality LaLa Anthony is still hitting up events at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. The 36-year-old starlet was tapped to speak at the Tribeca Daring Women Summit held at Spring Studios in NYC that celebrated the most influential women in media, arts, and technology who’ve broken barriers in an unconventional fashion.
Panelists shared their passion for their craft and how they’re using their positions to promote special causes and interests. Before heading inside, the "Power" star snapped it up with writer Catie Lazarus, actress Mya Taylor, and fil producer Kristi Zea.
Here are a few gems Lala dropped on being a “Daring Woman” (via The Source) below:
Be An Advocate
LaLa and her family have been helping a boy named Anthony who suffered from a traumatic brain injury, and it’s something that doctors and people don’t know a lot about. Carmelo Anthony and LaLa have practically adopted this family and helped them with medical care and research into figuring out what exactly happens to the brain during these brain injuries. It is a cause that has grown near and dear to her heart so much that she’s planning to start a foundation that focuses specifically on the awareness of traumatic brain injuries.
Balance Multiple Causes
Along with the plans to start a foundation for traumatic brain injuries, LaLa is partnering with the producers of Eclipsed for the initiative to bring 10,000 girls to see Broadway for free. Broadway is astronomically expensive and something a lot of girls have never even heard of coming from the backgrounds they come from. The 10,000 girls get to see Eclipsed which is an all Black cast starring Lupita Nyong’o and simply a truly amazing first experience for the young ladies.
Talent Speaks For Itself
LaLa explained how acting and producing have become two of her biggest passions. Yet, people wouldn’t take her serious because they couldn’t get past her original image as a host on MTV. LaLa stated, “I tell my team all of the time, just put me in the room and let me control what happens when I’m in there. I just need the opportunity to be put in front of the right people and put in the room and I’ll shine and do what I have to do.”
The Power of Partnerships
LaLa was asked how she is able to balance all the activities in her life. She stated, “You make time for what’s important to you. I don’t sleep that much. But, I also put myself in the position to partner up with great people to make great projects together so that I can have help with what I’m doing. As much as I would love to do it all, I can’t do it all by myself.”
Check out a few clips below:
On television this weekend...
Right after Beyonce had us getting into formation with our red cups for this HBO “Lemonade” announcement, we noticed many folks chatting online about copping the premium network for the weekend just to see whatever it is Bey has cooked up. Well, no worries. Because HBO will be FREE this weekend!
Yep, if you’re not subscribed to HBO it won’t matter because it’ll be free this weekend, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Matter of fact, Cinemax will also be free this weekend.
We’ll be perched promptly at 9pm EST on April 23rd to see this Lemonade business. If you miss the premiere, it will re-air on Sunday, so set those DVRs!