Barry Jenkins

Regina King Places Handprints, Footprints Outside TCL Chinese Theatre

Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress Regina King placed her handprints and footprints in cement in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood today, six days before her latest film, “The Harder They Fall,” begins streaming on Netflix. In “The Harder They Fall,” billed by Netflix as a “New School Western,” King portrays “Treacherous” Trudy Smith, a gangster, thief and killer. This film is the West seen through a Black lens,” co-star Delroy Lindo said. Director Ava DuVernay was among those on hand to watch King be immortalized in cement. King dabbed tears from her eyes during the ceremony.

‘Moonlight’ Filmmaker Barry Jenkins to Direct Film about Choreographer Alvin Ailey

NEW YORK (AP) — Barry Jenkins will direct a film based on the life of choreographer Alvin Ailey. A spokesperson for Fox Searchlight on Monday confirmed that the studio is developing the project, with the “Moonlight” filmmaker directing. Jenkins last helmed the Oscar-nominated James Baldwin adaptation “If Beale Street Could Talk.” Raised in segregated rural Texas, Ailey became a pioneering choreographer, dancer and director who helped popularize modern dance. He died in 1989 at the age of 58 from AIDS-related complications. In 2014, President Barack Obama awarded him a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom. The film will be partly based

Award-Winning Actress Regina King Opens Up About Sleeper Hit “If Beale Street Could Talk”

At 7 p.m. Central time last Wednesday, I was in full-listen mode as King – fresh from her Golden-Globe winning evening – talked about her role in “If Beale Street Could Talk” with more than a thousand faith leaders, community activists, sororities and fraternities and African-American news outlets on the line.

Natalie Paul Discusses Role In “The Sinner”

The highly popular show “The Sinner” continues to receive positive reviews, including a Golden Globe nomination. The anthology series examines how normal people commit brutal crimes. Natalie Paul, who plays Heather in the series, spoke to the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper.   LOS ANGELES SENTINEL NEWSPAPER:  How did you develop a passion for acting?  NATALIE PAUL: I’ve been involved with acting and theater since I was a kid. I used to put on shows for my family. I was constantly in the land of make-believe. It’s just a passion that I love. I went to New York University for drama school doing plays. Eventually I landed