Category: Press

ATB Newsletter: – CNN CALL TODAY »

- CNN CALL TODAY I received a call from CNN News this morning and tomorrow they will do a segment about the Ralph Lauren boycott and how a group of 7700 people on Facebook has the entire fashion industry taking notice. The segment will run during the 10pm news tomorrow night (Saturday) on CNN. That’s […]

EspeciallyMe conference helps teenage girls with self-esteem, dignity »

From Annette Espenoza / The Denver Post Christina Stephens beamed with mama pride when her daughter, Maya, accepted an achievement award Saturday during a conference that aims to instill the importance of self-love, dignity and respect to middle-school-age black girls. “Girls need to have their self-identity recognized at an early age because middle school can […]

One Life To Live’s Melissa Archer Talks About Dealing With Pressure To Be Thin »

From Seventeen Magazine Seventeen chatted with One Life to Live star Melissa Archer, who is working with the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) to promote awareness. See what she has to say about pressures to be thin and staying healthy! She will be participating in the first NYC NEDA walk this Sunday, and it’s not […]

LA Times – Our Bodies Beautiful »

Our bodies beautiful A filmmaker intrigued by fashion ideals meets a child about to confront them. By Elizabeth Kaye McCall, Special to The Times THEIR lives came together as surely as if it had been scripted — a 12-year-old modeling sensation on the verge of a literal “trip to fame” and a documentary filmmaker on […]

Actor’s Corner: Michael Beach Interview »

Sunday, March 25, 2007 Actor’s Corner: Michael Beach, AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL What is pretty? Who looks good? Who are we trying to please when we scrutinize ourselves in the mirror? Darryl Roberts’ documentary AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL (7:15 p.m., March 26 @ Magnolia and again at 10 p.m. on March 28) poses the big and intimate […]

Samantha Urban Review »

AFI documentary ‘America the Beautiful’ enlightens and entertains Samantha Urban, Associate Entertainment Editor, Issue date: 3/30/07 Section: Entertainment “America the Beautiful,” written, directed, narrated and produced by Darryl Roberts, is one of the most important documentary films of this decade. In a society where “celebutantes” like Paris Hilton dominate newsstands and models who weigh […]

America the Beautiful, My Word »

I just went to a film screening at the first AFI Dallas Film Festival, for a documentary film called America the Beautiful by Darryl Roberts. The film centered around the burgeoning culture of beauty in America, it’s influence on world culture, and the dangers it presents to young women, and it’s influence on society at […]

AFI Dallas – He Done Good »

This entry was posted on 3/27/2007 10:28 AM and is filed under Dallas,Events. I went to the screening of the documentary America the Beautiful last night at the Magnolia Theater for the AFI DALLAS International Film Festival. My wonderful friend Steve accompanied me and we had a wonderful time. It was a bit chaotic upon […]

America The Beautiful Forces Look in the Mirror »

Film on America’s Unhealthy Obsession With Beauty Set to Make World Premiere at the AFI Dallas International Film Festival. Chicago, IL ( – From Barbie Dolls to pop stars, America has an unquenchable thirst for physical perfection. It’s this obsession with beauty and glamour that is the focus of America the Beautiful, making its world […]