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Dominic Santana stars as Suge Knight in ‘All Eyez On Me’
June 24, 2017
Santana knew that in landing the role, the pressure to “get it right” would only grow. ... read more »
Rayven Ferrell as Sekyiwa Shakur “All Eyez on Me”
June 22, 2017
Directed by Benny Boom and starring new comer Demetrius Shipp Jr., as Shakur, the film—which opens nation wide on June 16, the late rapper's 46th birthday—is already no stranger to controversy with lengthy legal battles on “who and who does not” have the right to tell the slain rapper/actor/activist story. ... read more »
“Raising Bertie” Filmmaker Margaret Byrne look at rural life for three Black Men
June 22, 2017
This is not entertainment. It should not have that title of entertainment. It’s a wake-up call and despite all of the calls to wake up, community activist Vivian Saunders reminds them of the close proximity of the filled prisons. ... read more »
Karl Kani Talks Life, Fashion, and the late Tupac Shakur Repping His Brand
June 22, 2017
I caught up with Karl Kani on Fathers’ Day having just finished viewing the Netflix documentary “Fresh Dressed” to chat about the new film “All Eyez All Me” in which his clothing is prominently featured. ... read more »
UNESCO And The Pan African Federation Of Filmmakers Sign Agreement To Restore African Films
June 22, 2017
Martin Scorsese, founder and chair of The Film Foundation, Irina Bokova, the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Aboubakar Sanogo, the North American Regional Secretary of the Pan African Federation of Filmmakers (FEPACI) joined together Wednesday, June 7 to sign a letter of agreement formalizing their partnership on the African Film Heritage Project, a new initiative to preserve African cinema. ... read more »
Tupac Shakur Biopic ‘All Eyez on Me’ Receives Mixed Reviews
June 22, 2017
Producer L.T. Hutton says he used the “Holy Trinity” concept to develop the film, including scenes that displayed “who 2Pac was, who he wanted to be, and who he had to be in order to survive the world he was introduced into”, he said. ... read more »
KEVIN HART EXPLORES HIS INNER CHILD IN CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS
June 14, 2017
Kevin Hart provides the voice for George in the movie based off the best selling kids book series. #KevinHart #TheAAFCA ... read more / watch video »
Reel Talk: 6.8.17
June 8, 2017
Among his numerous and distinguished awards, Jones has received the National Medal of Arts, The John F. Kennedy Center Honor and most recently in 2011, The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented him with an honorary Oscar. ... read more / view gallery »
African American Cinema and Diversity Speaks Series for The Los Angeles Film Festival
June 8, 2017
For these extremely tall Haitian teenagers, the stakes involved in coming to the United States for a basketball scholarship are higher than the possibility of a slim shot at the pros. ... read more »
Gina Prince-Bythewood Chosen To Helm Marvel Film
June 1, 2017
Prince-Bythewood recently wrapped up directing duties on the pilot for the Marvel TV project on Freeform, “Cloak & Dagger”. ... read more »
A year after the Los Angeles Film Festival, An Ethiopian filmmaker’s career soars: A Year with Salome Mulugeta
June 1, 2017
It bears repeating that it took seventeen, long years for Salome to get “Woven” completed and the film almost did not make the 2016 LAFF cut. ... read more »
In Harmony with Nefertite!
May 25, 2017
The picture debuted at the Urban World Film Festival in New York City and won the Audience Award for Best Feature Film. ... read more »
Reel Talk (Entertainment Briefs): 5.11.17 – 5.17.17
May 11, 2017
She joins her husband and fellow actor, Julius Tennon of JuVee Productions and CEO and President, Lemuel Plummer of L. Plummer Media (LPM) for the landmark limited series, “Two Sides of the Truth.” ... read more / view gallery »
“The Gate Keeper” Homer Leon Bradford Jr. Remembered by Crenshaw Community
May 11, 2017
He left a legacy of positivity and unerring service for his small biological family and the multitude that makes up the Crenshaw High School community, according to Crenshaw staff members. ... read more »
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