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Two Separate Feature Films on the 1980s Rescue of Ethiopian Jews Are in the Works

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Movement on a project first announced on this blog in late 2015, which was set up at Fox Searchlight at the time after the studio acquired a pitch from Gideon Raff (“Tyrant” executive producer and co-creator), who was to write… Continue Reading → »

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Steve Harvey’s New Celeb-Friendly Talk Show Will Tape in Los Angeles for a September Premiere

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Steve Harvey’s new daytime series “Steve,” which will be taped in Los Angeles for national syndication, will premiere on Tuesday, September 5th, airing on NBC Owned Television Stations along with leading station groups across the country, covering over 95% of… Continue Reading → »

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Netflix Acquires Global Rights to Alfre Woodard Drama ‘Juanita’

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In 2013, just before “12 Years a Slave” opened in USA theaters, we interviewed members of its key cast (as well as director Steve McQueen), including Alfre Woodard, who told us at the time that she was raising money “to do this… Continue Reading → »

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Award-Winning Puerto Rican Drama ‘La Granja’ Acquired by Breaking Glass Pictures (Trailer)

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Winner of the 2016 Urbanworld Film Festival Best Narrative Feature (World Cinema) Award, Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North American rights to “La Granja” (“The Farm”) from first-time Puerto Rican director Angel Manuel Soto. In the film, three stories about… Continue Reading → »

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IFC Unveils New “Slightly Off” Digital Series ‘Frank & Lamar’ on Comedy Crib Online Hub (Watch)

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The IFC channel has launched a new original digital series titled “Frank & Lamar,” which premiered yesterday on the network’s online hub for original, short-form comedy, Comedy Crib (ifc.com/comedy-crib). The show joins the Crib’s current array of acclaimed web series… Continue Reading → »

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National Geographic Announces Companion Pieces to Los Angeles Riots Feature Documentary, ‘La 92’

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On the heels of the recent announcement that National Geographic Documentary Films’ “La 92” will have exclusive theater engagements in NY and La starting this Friday, April 28, and will premiere on the network on Sunday, April 30 at 9/8c,… Continue Reading → »

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Will Smith May Return to What He Does Best in Sci-Fi Actioner ‘Gemini Man’

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Will Smith is in negotiations to star in Skydance Media’s Gemini Man sci-fi actioner “Gemini Man,” which Ang Lee is also in negotiations to direct. The project, which is being produced by Smith’s “Bad Boys” and “Enemy of the State” super-producer… Continue Reading → »

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Viola Davis Expands JuVee Portfolio into True Crime with New TV One Series Co-Produced by Lemuel Plummer

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Viola Davis and Julius Tennon via their JuVee Productions shingle, and Lemuel Plummer of L. Plummer Media, have teamed up for a landmark limited series, “Two Sides of the Truth,” which will focus on four high profile cases that have… Continue Reading → »

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Netflix Honors Poussey Around the Globe with Commissioned Portraits

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Spoilers if you haven’t seen the series… Many fans of Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” weren’t too pleased with the shocking killing off of Poussey Washington (played by Samira Wiley), during the show’s 4th season. Some likened her death… Continue Reading → »

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Warner Bros, DC Announce Standalone Digital Streaming Service to Launch in 2018 with Live-Action ‘Titans’ Series

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Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment today announced a DC-branded direct-to-consumer digital streaming service, Operated by Warner Bros. Digital Networks, that will launch in 2018. In addition, made especially for the new streaming service, executive producers Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns,… Continue Reading → »

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Chris Rock Will Star in Adam Sandler’s 4th Netflix Movie

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After romancing Jennifer Hudson in Netflix’s “Sandy Wexler” (which is now streaming), Adam Sandler is teaming up with Chris Rock in what will be his next Netflix movie, this one titled “The Week Of,” which will see the actors/comedians reunite… Continue Reading → »

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Shadow Moon Is Introduced to Mr. Wednesday and Low Key Lyesmith in 2 ‘American Gods’ Clips

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Starz has released 2 new “American Gods” clips featuring star Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon in both, along with Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday in the first clip and Jonathan Tucker as Low Key Lyesmith in the second. Joining Whittle, McShane and… Continue Reading → »

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Oscar-Nominated ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ Arrives on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital HD on May 2

24 April 2017 7:12 PM, PDT

I have always known what it means to be Black, but being Black in America was something I had to discover. As a middle-class Black girl born and raised on the South Side of Chicago to parents who deeply valued… Continue Reading → »

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Snoop Dogg & Daz Dillinger Are Shopping a Dogg Pound Drama Series

24 April 2017 5:58 PM, PDT

Likely thanks to the immense success of “Straight Outta Compton” in 2015, a number of other hip-hop group biopics were reported to be in the works, whether at the studio level, or independently-produced. Among those announced to be in development… Continue Reading → »

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New Voices 2017 Fest Preview: Stunning British Dramatic Feature, ‘White Colour Black’ (Trailer)

24 April 2017 11:46 AM, PDT

  The British film “White Colour Black” marks the feature film debut of British-Nigerian director Joseph A. Adesunloye, and has been selected to make its New York City premiere at the New Voices in Black Cinema Festival at BAMcinématek in Brooklyn, NYC… Continue Reading → »

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Get Ready for 4 (Four) ‘Avatar’ Sequels to Be Released Over the Next 8 Years

24 April 2017 8:19 AM, PDT

I know, I know; you’re probably asking the question: Why? Well, ask the man behind it all, Mr. James Cameron. Revealed on the franchise’s Facebook page over the weekend, Cameron’s box office blockbuster “Avatar” will get 4 (Four) sequels, to… Continue Reading → »

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TV One Announces New Original Documentary Series ‘Evidence of Innocence,’ Hosted by Attorney Benjamin Crump

24 April 2017 7:00 AM, PDT

TV One has announced that production is underway for the new documentary series, “Evidence of Innocence,” hosted by Attorney Benjamin Crump, which will profile the unbelievable true stories of individuals who were convicted of crimes they didn’t commit, the journey… Continue Reading → »

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Codeblack, TV One, Gentleman Jack, Omari Hardwick Join Forces for $10,000 Real to Reel Contest

24 April 2017 6:49 AM, PDT

Codeblack Entertainment and TVOne are joining forces with Gentleman Jack Whiskey to support and highlight bold, new African American voices in film, with its Real to Reel contest. Participating filmmakers across the country will have a chance to win $10,000… Continue Reading → »

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Call for Artists Living & Working in Cities That Aren’t NYC or L.A. to Share Your Experiences

24 April 2017 6:32 AM, PDT

I first put out this call a couple of years ago, but it didn’t receive much of a response. So I thought I’d try again, given how much movement the film and TV business has seen since then. I was… Continue Reading → »

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An Exciting Look Into the World of Haitian Cinema via the 4th Biennial Haiti Film Fest

24 April 2017 6:27 AM, PDT

The 4th Haiti Film Fest, presented by Haiti Cultural Exchange (Hcx), has announced its dates and lineup for the 2017 edition of what has become an exciting and prolific biennial look into the world of Haitian cinema in New York City.… Continue Reading → »

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