Monday, January 30, 2023
Academy Museum Features Three-Day Summit Saluting ‘Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898–1971’
January 26, 2023
The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures has planned the “Regeneration Summit: A Celebration of Black Cinema,” a three-day summit featuring live entertainment, workshops, screenings, panel discussions, and food vendors, programmed in conjunction with the museum’s groundbreaking exhibition “Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898–1971.” ... read more »
Manny Halley Production Hosts Red Carpet Premiere, “Imani” Now Airing On Paramount/ Viacom’s BET Network
January 12, 2023
Manny Halley Productions kicked off its 2023 release with the red carpet premiere for their original action/thriller IMANI. ... read more »
Q&A: Naomi Ackie, Kasi Lemmons tell Whitney Houston’s Story
December 22, 2022
Naomi Ackie, who plays Whitney Houston in the new biopic “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” is the first to admit that she is not a doppelganger for the pop star. In fact, she’ll go so far as to say she doesn’t look like her at all. ... read more »
BLACK SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2023 — January 24 – 29.
December 7, 2022
There are twenty one filmmakers that identify as “Black” showcasing their newest projects as directors and producers at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. ... read more »
A Little Powerhouse
November 24, 2022
Ridley Bateman is a breakout actress who’s recently put her foot on the bright Hollywood path. ... read more »
Disney Awards $1M in Grants to Support Youth in Honor of ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’
November 17, 2022
In honor of the November 11 theatrical debut of Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” the Walt Disney Company recently hosted a community screening at El Capitan Theater in Hollywood for its nonprofit collaborators serving the next generation of storytellers, innovators, and leaders. ... read more »
‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Director Ryan Coogler
November 10, 2022
Nearly five years after the monumental success of “Black Panther” (2018), the highly anticipated sequel, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” will be released on November 11th. Director Ryan Coogler persevered through an insurmountable challenge of co-writing and directing the film following the passing of star Chadwick Boseman, who was the living embodiment of his character King T'Challa. ... read more »
Actress and Director LisaRaye McCoy Talks Breast Cancer and her BET Film ‘The Pink Fight’
October 13, 2022
This year, the American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that health professionals will diagnose more than 287,850 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 51,400 new cases of ductal carcinoma in situ/stage 0 breast cancer in women in the United States. ... read more »
Michael J. Payton the Filmmaker Behind BET’s The Murder Inc Story
September 22, 2022
Filmmaker Michael J.  Payton, an Oakland, California native, attended San Francisco State University and earned his Bachelor’s degree in radio and television broadcasting.  ... read more »
Review: Michael K. Williams’ Final Film Role in ‘Breaking’
September 8, 2022
“Breaking,” Abi Damaris Corbin’s lean and heartfelt first feature, is a lackluster bank-robbery thriller with noble intentions enlivened by an impassioned performance by John Boyega and an elegiac final appearance by the late Michael K. Williams. ... read more »
A Leader Without Authority: The Jamaa Fanaka Story
September 1, 2022
In a day and age in which up-and-coming filmmakers aspire to be the next Spike Lee, John Singleton, or Ryan Coogler, many are unaware that their forefather was Jamaa Fanaka. Once heralded as “The most famous unknown filmmaker in America” by Turner Movie Classics, Fanaka was a preeminent auteur (writer, director, producer) in the 1970s and ‘80s. ... read more »
‘The Black Beauty Effect’ — on Xfinity Channel This Fall
August 25, 2022
The “The Black Beauty Effect” docu-series, which will premiere this fall exclusively on the Black Experience on Xfinity channel, will closely examine the social change, past and present, within the beauty industry, through the lens of the successful Black women who have led the charge. ... read more »
BHERC Film Festival Features L.A. Premieres Huey P. Newton, Marian Anderson
August 16, 2022
The Black Hollywood Education Resource Center (BHERC) opens the 28th Annual African American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase on Friday, August 19, with “A Great Day in Black Hollywood” ceremony at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center in South Los Angeles. ... read more »
Heartfelt Pictures Debuts Social Justice Anthology Film ‘00:08:46’
August 4, 2022
Heartfelt Pictures and founder Denton Adams, in association with Purpose Work(s), will premiere the social justice anthology film, "00:08:46," on Sunday, August 14, at The Miracle Theater, located at 226 South Market Street in Inglewood. ... read more »
Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope’ Debuts at No. 1 with $44 Million
July 28, 2022
Jordan Peele ’s UFO thriller “Nope” topped the North American charts in its first weekend in theaters with an estimated $44 million in ticket sales, Universal Pictures said Sunday. ... read more »

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