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Michael Quigley Named Jury President of 26th Annual American Black Film Festival
March 17, 2022
Michael Quigley, executive vice president of Content Acquisitions TNT, TBS, truTV, HBO and HBO Max at WarnerMedia, will serve as jury president for the 2022 American Black Film Festival (ABFF). ABFF will be returning to Miami Beach for live events June 15-19, followed by online events June 20-30 on its custom-designed online platform ABFF PLAY. ... read more »
Taylor Starr Named Chief Marketing Officer for Scripps Networks
January 27, 2022
Keisha Taylor Starr is the new chief marketing officer for Scripps Networks and will lead marketing strategies for the nine Scripps national networks. ... read more »
Veteran TV Executive Channing Dungey Named Chairman of Warner Bros. Television Group
October 22, 2020
Veteran TV industry executive Channing Dungey was named chairman of the Warner Bros. Television Group after tenures at ABC and Netflix in which she shepherded hit series including “Scandal.” ... read more »
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The Blackhouse Foundation and Strayer University Name Donald Dankwa Brooks Winner of Scriptwriter Competition to Bring Real Perspectives on Criminal Justice to the Classroom
February 7, 2020
On Friday, after opening with the Inaugural Blackhouse Black Entertainment Critics Kickoff Breakfast, The Blackhouse Foundation joined Strayer Studios for ScriptED: Bring Learning to Life, the culmination of a nationwide competition to discover a talented, up-and-coming scriptwriter who can help bring real perspectives to Strayer’s Criminal Justice program. In an exciting and surprising twist, Karl McDonnell, CEO of Strategic Education, Inc. (SEI), the parent company of Strayer University, increased the prize awarded to scriptwriter contest winner Donald Dankwa Brooks from $10,000 to $25,000 and offered the remaining four finalists $10, 000 each. ... read more »
NAACP Joins NABJ in Criticism of CNN’s Lack of Diversity in Leadership Positions
March 8, 2019
NAACP finds is offensive that CNN President Jeff Zucker refuses to address this issue. We are far beyond the point of accepting simple visibility as an instance of true diversity. For major corporations like CNN and its parent company, WarnerMedia, diversifying the media landscape must become a part of a company’s corporate responsibility rather than always as a response to intolerance and implicit bias. ... read more »
Michael B. Jordan, Now a Hollywood Heavyweight, Punches Up
November 29, 2018
If Michael B. Jordan's path to this moment was condensed and edited, it might look, appropriately, like a training montage. Images of Jordan cutting his teeth on the Baltimore streets of "The Wire'' and the Texas football fields of "Friday Night Lights,'' followed by hints of a soaring talent ("Red Tails,'' "Chronicle''), shattering breakthroughs ("Fruitvale Station'') and setbacks ("Fantastic Four'') before reaching, with a pair of haymakers ("Creed,'' "Black Panther''), heavyweight status. ... read more »
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