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

Connect with IMDb



2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010

2 items from 2017


Hot TV Trend: Projects Tackling Race

22 February 2017 8:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

du jour in primetime.

Showtime revealed Feb. 17 that it is developing The Ali Summit, a limited series about the momentous June 4, 1967, gathering of 11 of the nation's top black athletes (plus Ohio state representative Carl Stokes) to vet and ultimately to support Muhammad Ali's conscientious objection to the Vietnam War draft. The drama, from Jeff and Michael Zimbalist (The Two Escobars), is the latest scripted project explicitly to tackle the topic of race relations in the U.S. and, to a lesser degree, »

- Lesley Goldberg

Permalink | Report a problem


Showtime Developing Muhammad Ali Civil-Rights Movement Limited Series

17 February 2017 8:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Showtime is developing “The Ali Summit,” a civil-rights limited series about Muhammad Ali objecting to the Vietnam War draft, Variety has learned.

“The Ali Summit” captures a seminal moment in the civil-rights movement: the gathering of 12 of the nation’s top black intellectuals and athletes to first vet and then ultimately support Ali’s conscientious objection to the Vietnam War draft, 50 years ago in 1967. The series will explore the intersection of civil rights and sports that continues to resonate today, and tracks the FBI’s crusade against Ali, Jim Brown and other black leaders in the lead-up to Ali’s arrest for draft evasion at the peak of his boxing career.

Brown will serve as an executive producer on the project.

Jeff and Michael Zimbalist will serve as writers and directors on the limited series. They will also serve as executive producers, along with Brown, Monique Brown, Jeff Kirschenbaum and Joe Roth.

The »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

Permalink | Report a problem


2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010

2 items from 2017


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