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Who Ya Gonna Call?
July 13, 2016
Thirty years after “Ghostbusters” became a cult classic, Four of the funniest comediennes in Hollywood: Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon were tasked with rebooting the film for a new generation. ... read more »
Academy President Boone-Isaacs Leads Diversity Push
July 6, 2016
The academy says its invitees are 46 percent female, 41 percent minority and represent 59 countries. ... read more »
Saving the Young from Racism’s Cancer
June 8, 2016
Byrd Documentary Aims to Reach out to Next Gens and Millennials ... read more »
Numa Perrier Stars In The Civil Rights Film, ‘Jerico’
June 4, 2016
Numa Perrier is used to calling the shots and lending her creative input to what content will be produced by her immensely popular online web channel, Black&SexyTV. ... read more »
Entering Hollywood, Kobe Bryant gets advice from Spielberg
May 25, 2016
Former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant, goes from professional basketball to publishing his own production cmpany ... read more »
Dionne Warwick announces biopic, prompting quick denials
May 18, 2016
Dionne Warwick announced plans for a biopic about herself at the Cannes Film Festival ... read more »
American Black Film Festival To Launch ‘ABFF Creators Summit
May 18, 2016
A one-day intensive program for diverse emerging content creators hosted by Creative Artists Agency ... read more »
Chadwick Boseman continues superhero streak as Black Panther
May 12, 2016
Boseman first discovered the Black Panther comic books while a student at Howard University, and he wanted to play the character before any film project was announced ... read more »
Denzel Washington, In A Western?
May 5, 2016
Fifteen years ago, Denzel Washington became an Oscar Award winning actor with the film, “Training Day” directed by Antoine Fuqua. Thirteen years later, the pair reunited for “The Equalizer” and fans have only had to wait two years for the pair to reconnect for the remake of “The Magnificent Seven”. The original film from 1960 starred Yul Brynner. When MGM offered Fuqua the opportunity to remake the project, he wanted Denzel in the lead. ... read more »
The Wizardry of Kimberly
April 28, 2016
Writer/director/author/producer Kimberly Conner is the founder of Predestined Arts & Entertainment. An honors graduate of Eastern Illinois University, Kim has been a finalist in several screenwriting competitions, including the Hollywood Black Film Festival, the Urban Media Makers Film Festival in Atlanta, and the Screenwriting Program at the University of Southern California. ... read more »
Thurgood Marshall movie to be filmed in Buffalo
April 21, 2016
A movie about Thurgood Marshall before he became the first black U.S. Supreme Court justice will be filmed in Buffalo, New York. ... read more »
Barbershop: The Next Cut Film Review
April 14, 2016
There's been a big change at Calvin's Barbershop since our last visit over a decade ago. The once-sacred male sanctuary has been converted to a unisex salon, and some feisty female employees have brought a new flava to the former man cave, including manager Angie (Regina Hall), flamboyant Draya (Nicki Minaj) and cynical Bree (Margot Bingham). ... read more »
Robert Townsend Inspires Miami Youth, Puts Them to Work
February 10, 2016
For years, Robert Townsend has been making television and film for people of color and while his latest film, Playin’ for Love, seems to be no different, Townsend was able to change the lives of several Miami-based high schoolers during the filmmaking process. ... read more »
Graduate student’s short film on female circumcision set to premiere in February
January 27, 2016
The controversy over female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female circumcision, has long been met with cringe-worthy cries of human rights violations, moral degradation and abuse. But there’s another side to the controversial topic, one that burgeoning filmmaker and LMU graduate student Solomon Onita, Jr. chose to illuminate in his short film ‘Joy,’ which will premiere on HBO, HBO GO and Cinemax in February. ... read more »
Spike Lee’s Michael Jackson doc a tribute to his music
January 27, 2016
As a young artist, Michael Jackson knew he wanted to be legendary. "I will be magic," he wrote as a teenager, outlining his plans for his career. "I will be better than every great actor roped in one." ... read more »


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