Quicklinks
Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDeskmessage board
Filmographies
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
Biographical
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDeskmessage board
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

Connect with IMDb



2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011

5 items from 2015


The Empire Writers Are Making a Movie, so Here Are 12 Show Moments They Need to Borrow From

22 October 2015 12:53 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Our prayers have been answered: We're finally getting even more Empire in our lives. Well, sort of. It seems that Warner Brothers has tapped Carlito Rodriguez and Malcolm Spellman, two writers from the mega-successful show, to pen another movie drama—this time in feature length form. The flick will tell the story of the late Sylvia Robinson, co-founder of Sugar Hill Records and widely known as the "mother of hip-hop." She was one of the few female figures in a male-dominated world, and is credited with one of the first songs to hit "mainstream." In other words, it's basically going to be Empire, the movie. At least that's what we're hoping »

Permalink | Report a problem


'Empire' Writers Tapped to Script "Mother of Hip Hop" (Sylvia Robinson) Story for Film

21 October 2015 10:41 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Is the phrase "The 'Empire' Effect" a *thing* yet? If not, in time I'm sure it will be. Today's news helps make it so... A pair of writers on the hit Fox series - Carlito Rodriguez (also once editor-in-chief of The Source, and writer for HBO's "The Leftovers") and Malcolm Spellman (a record label owner and manager of "black roots" singer Fantastic Negrito, who also co-scripted "Our Family Wedding") - have been "borrowed" to script the previously announced biopic on the late Sugar Hill Records co-founder Sylvia Robinson, a singer, songwriter and record producer, who formed the pioneering hip-hop group Sugarhill »

- Tambay A. Obenson

Permalink | Report a problem


'Empire' Writers to Pen Movie About the "Mother of Hip-Hop" (Exclusive)

21 October 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

A version of this story first appeared in the Oct. 30 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. The Empire effect has spread to film. Carlito Rodriguez and Malcolm Spellman, writers on the hit Fox series, have been tapped to tell another music story, this one centered on the late Sugar Hill Records co-founder Sylvia Robinson, an influential rap pioneer and producer known as the "Mother of Hip-Hop." { "nid": 824097, "type": "blog", "title": "'Empire': Meet the Writers Behind Broadcast's Biggest Hit", "path": "http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/empire-meet-writers-behind-

read more

»

- Lacey Rose

Permalink | Report a problem


Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards TV Show Returns Hosted By Roxanne Shante to Celebrate Hip Hop History Month in November

10 September 2015 8:07 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The 2015 Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards Show is set to film for national television broadcast in New York City this fall. Legendary Hip Hop Mc Roxanne Shante returns as hostess of the event. Fans can pre-order tickets directly from the Hhhof at Eventbrite (http://Eventbrite.com/HipHopHallofFameAwards) starting this Friday, September 11th. The annual event now moves permanently to Celebrate Hip Hop History Month in November in conjunction with the Universal Zulu Nation Anniversary. The Hhhof Institutional Inductee Class will be led by Afrika Bambaataa for Lifetime Achievement, Harry Belafonte's classic Hip Hop Film "BeatStreet" now celebrating 30 years, Sal Abitello and his Disco Fever venue in the Bronx where many Hip Hop Stars and Legends were made, Sylvia Robinson and SugarHill Records, Bobby Robinson and Enjoy Records, and Harlem's Mike & Dave Records & Promotions who were all forces in the early...

»

- Tambay A. Obenson

Permalink | Report a problem


What Empire Gets Right About the Music Business

4 March 2015 12:35 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Among its many, many charms, Empire makes us want to play a fun guessing game. Is there a real Lucious Lyon? Is his label supposed to be like Roc-a-Fella? Is Cookie based on Sylvia Robinson? Could Empire Entertainment really go public? Trying to figure out where fact and fiction intersect is almost as entertaining as embracing the show’s over-the-top plotlines, baby-mama drama, and white-collar intrigue. It’s not just us non-music-biz laypeople — industry insiders have also been hooked by the show’s attempts (and feints) at aping actual life. “I love the Cookie Monster,” says L.A. Reid, CEO of Epic Records, who worked with Empire co-creator Lee Daniels on Precious. “I identify with her. She’s funny, she deals with talent well, she has so much game. She’s real to me. She feels like the industry.” Reid says Cookie’s unstoppable hustle reminds him of the “greats of our industry. »

- Lauretta Charlton

Permalink | Report a problem


2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011

5 items from 2015


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners