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Rep. Waters Applauds Tyler Perry for Historic Grand Opening of Tyler Perry Studios
October 10, 2019
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) wrote a letter of commendation to Tyler Perry – the first African American to own a major movie studio – following the grand opening of the Tyler Perry Studios, which Congresswoman Waters attended in Atlanta. The 330-acre major motion picture studio is “one of the largest production facilities in the country” and includes “40 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, 12 sound stages, 200 acres of greenspace, and a diverse backlot.” Her letter follows: ... read more »
Diahann Carroll—Black Excellence Personified
October 10, 2019
We remember the woman who broke multiple barriers in Hollywood and did it with class and true beauty. ... read more »
‘Give Me Liberty’ Film Stars Black Disabled Actress
October 3, 2019
Lauren “Lolo” Spencer, a disability lifestyle influencer, creates content showcasing her navigating life as a woman in a wheelchair ... read more »
Terrence Howard Receives Walk of Fame Star
September 27, 2019
Directors Malcolm D. Lee and Dito Montiel preceded Howard in speaking at the 11:30 a.m. ceremony in front of the El Centro Complex on Hollywood Boulevard, near the corner of Hollywood and Vine. Lee directed Howard in the 1999 romantic comedy-drama  "The Best Man'' and its 2013 sequel, "The Best Man Holiday.'' Montiel directed Howard in the 2009 sports action drama "Fighting.'' ... read more »
Governor Newsom Appoints Supervisor Janice Hahn to CA Film Commission
September 20, 2019
California Governor Gavin Newsom appointed Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn to the California Film Commission. ... read more »
VIP JUDGES & ADVISORS ANNOUNCED FOR THE JOHN SINGLETON SHORT FILM COMPETITION
September 12, 2019
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (August 30, 2019) - Colleagues of the late iconic filmmaker, John Singleton, are excited to serve as judges and advisors for the John Singleton embRACE L.A. Short Film Competition. The notable film and entertainment experts include: Stephanie Allain, Robi Reed, Paul Hall, Preston Holmes, Bobbi Banks, Dawn Gilliam, Camile Tucker, Erika Conner, and Pat Prescott. ... read more »
‘Hair Love’ is Now in Theaters
September 12, 2019
Hair Love, a new animated short showing the love between a Black father and daughter, is now in theaters. Premiering right before Angry Birds 2, the animation short gives insight and relatability of Black fatherhood to a broad audience. ... read more »
Comedian Kevin Hart Recovering from Back Surgery After Crash
September 6, 2019
Comedian Kevin Hart is recuperating today from surgery to repair a back injury suffered when his 1970 Plymouth Barracuda rolled down an embankment on Mulholland Highway in Calabasas.  ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: August 24, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
August 24, 2019
On this day, August 24, 1972, film director and producer Ava DuVernay was born in Long Beach, California. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. Find out more at ... ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: August 16, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
August 16, 2019
On this day, August 16, 1958, actress and activist Angela Bassett was born in New York City, New York. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
HBCU in LA Premieres Student Film ‘Uchawi’ with Rep. Maxine Waters in Attendance
August 15, 2019
Last week marked the culmination of the 2019 HBCU in LA program, an 8- to 10-week summer experience during which HBCU students from across the country gain access to coveted opportunities in the entertainment industry through training and internships. As they pursue paid internship positions, they are housed in Los Angeles free of charge, ensuring that they are not barred from participating due to low-income status. HBCU in LA is the signature program of the Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program (EICOP), a recruitment and diversity program that seeks to give students of all backgrounds the tools needed to succeed in the entertainment industry. ... read more »
WATCH: On the Red Carpet at “Hitsville: The Making of Motown” Premiere
August 14, 2019
Los Angeles Sentinel Managing Editor Brandon I. Brooks interviews Motown legends on the red carpet at the premiere of Showtime’s latest documentary, “Hitsville: The Making of Motown.” ... read more / watch video »
FILM REVIEW: Brian Banks
August 8, 2019
The real Brian Banks, the subject of this movie, lived through an ordeal that was tragic, inspiring and often profound, something is lost in this one-dimensional retelling of his life experiences. Something turns his extraordinary story of resilience into a decent but ordinary made-for-TV-like movie. ... read more »
WATCH: HARRIET – Official Trailer of Iconic American Freedom Fighter Harriet Tubman
July 23, 2019
Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, HARRIET tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. ... read more / watch video »
Robert Townsend Inspires Local Artists at Real to Reel Event
July 18, 2019
Before the event, Townsend sat down with the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper to discuss his creative philosophies, inspiration, and how he operates creativity as an artist. ... read more »
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