Mandalit del Barco As an arts correspondent based at NPR West, Mandalit del Barco reports and produces stories about film, television, music, visual arts, dance and other topics.

Bill Cosby And Roman Polanski Expelled From Motion Picture Academy

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This year marks the 10th anniversary of Marvel Studios. Here, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige presents at the 2015 D23 Expo in California. Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney hide caption

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Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige On The Future Of Marvel Movies

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Armando Iannucci at the Los Angeles premiere of The Death of Stalin. Tara Ziemba/Getty Images hide caption

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If It's Awkward, 'My Instinct Is To Make Fun Of It,' Says Armando Iannucci

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With A Wrinkle In Time, Ava DuVernay — seen here instructing Storm Reid on set — became the first African-American woman to direct a movie with a budget exceeding $100 million. Atsushi Nishijima/Disney Enterprises, Inc. hide caption

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The 'Wrinkle In Time' Movie Began As A Fifth-Grader's Dream

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After 2017's Surprising Oscars, 2018's Awards Went Pretty Much As Expected

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Florence Kasumba (left), Angela Bassett and Leititia Wright appear in a scene from Marvel's Black Panther. Sociologist Darnell Hunt says the film's success "demonstrates what's possible beyond standard Hollywood practices." Marvel Studios hide caption

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Hollywood Diversity Study Finds 'Mixed Bag' When It Comes To Representation

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At 60th Annual Grammy Awards, Bruno Mars Dominates Major Categories

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Oscar Nominations Will Be Viewed Through 'MeToo' Lens

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Films At Sundance Reflect Vast Cultural Shifts Across The World

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Mary J. Blige Gets Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star On Her Birthday

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Activism At The 75th Golden Globes Went Beyond Black Dresses

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Christopher Plummer's role in All the Money in the World was originally filled by Kevin Spacey. Giles Keyte/All The Money US, LLC hide caption

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'All The Money' Re-Shoot Was Decided 'In A Heartbeat,' Ridley Scott Says

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Director Rian Johnson says Luke Skywalker was his favorite Star Wars character growing up. He's pictured here at the Dec. 12 London premiere of The Last Jedi. Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP hide caption

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For 'Last Jedi' Director, The Journey To 'Star Wars' Began With Action Figures

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At Design Miami, The Future Isn't So Bright

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