The Mogul for This Moment: Ava DuVernay Takes on the Central Park Five, Trump and Her Own Ambition

With her Netflix miniseries ‘When They See Us’ and a newly built downtown L.A. studio, the director is creating a modern Hollywood empire while tackling such complex issues as race, justice and that “rich, bloated, flamboyant guy” in the Oval Office: I’m not going to knock on any closed doors. I’m going to make my own door. Ava DuVernay is speed-walking through her offices at … Continue reading The Mogul for This Moment: Ava DuVernay Takes on the Central Park Five, Trump and Her Own Ambition

Emilia Clarke on Game of Thrones finale’s shock twist: ‘I stand by Daenerys’

EW’s Exclusive: Behind the scenes of the final episode of ‘Game of Thrones’ with Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Peter Dinklage and more. Warning: This story contains major spoilers for the final episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Emilia Clarke read a paragraph in the final script for Game of Thrones. She read it again and again. Seven times, she says, she read the words that … Continue reading Emilia Clarke on Game of Thrones finale’s shock twist: ‘I stand by Daenerys’

Lucifer star, boss talk tackling race in powerful season 4 episode

Because I’m the only African-American cast-mate, you always feel an extraordinary amount of responsibility when dealing with storylines that pertain to race relations in our country, especially since they’re more obvious to more people now. ~ D.B. Woodside Warning: This post contains spoilers from Lucifer S4. n the season’s eighth episode, titled “Super Bad Boyfriend,” the angel Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside), who is expecting a baby … Continue reading Lucifer star, boss talk tackling race in powerful season 4 episode

SZA, The Weeknd, Travis Scott – Power Is Power (Official Video)

This song and video are incredible! Lyrics: I was born of the ice and snow With the winter wolves in the dark, alone The wildest night I became the one And you’ll know you’re mine when the silence comes Heavy is the crown Only for the weak A knife in my heart couldn’t slow me down ‘Cause power is power, my fire never goes out … Continue reading SZA, The Weeknd, Travis Scott – Power Is Power (Official Video)

Octavia Spencer Inks Overall Deal With Disney’s 20th TV

Congrats, Octavia! The Oscar winner has also launched a production company, with WME’s Brian Clisham set to run it alongside her. Octavia Spencer is putting down roots at Disney’s 20th Century Fox Television.The Oscar winner (The Help) has signed a three-year pod deal with the studio and launched a production company, Orit Entertainment, with partner Brian Clisham. Under the pact, Orit will produce television and … Continue reading Octavia Spencer Inks Overall Deal With Disney’s 20th TV

How Michael B. Jordan Pulled Off Hollywood’s First Officially “Inclusive” Production

‘Just Mercy’ was staffed and filmed under WarnerMedia’s company-wide drive for more diverse hiring. In 1988, Patrice Coleman became the first African American makeup artist in her union in Georgia, and she has worked steadily since on Georgia-based film and TV shoots, including Lionsgate’s Insurgent, multiple projects for Tyler Perry and HBO’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Nevertheless, she was surprised last year when … Continue reading How Michael B. Jordan Pulled Off Hollywood’s First Officially “Inclusive” Production

Game of Thrones | Season 8 Episode 3 – Inside the Epi, Game Revealed & Epi4 Preview

OMG, this is another EPIC episode!! If you have not seen the episode, STOP HERE!! Game of Thrones | Season 8 Episode 3 | Inside the Episode ~ Video via  GameofThrones By far, THIS was the BEST part of the episode! Arya Kills Night King – Death Scene! ~ Video via BESTCLIPS Game of Thrones | Season 8 Episode 3 ~ Video via GameofThrones Game … Continue reading Game of Thrones | Season 8 Episode 3 – Inside the Epi, Game Revealed & Epi4 Preview

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay shares her favorite classic films

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To say filmmaker Ava DuVernay is a busy woman is an understatement, but when Turner Classic Movies called and asked her to curate the channel’s “The Essentials” series, she knew she had to make it work. Usually “The Essentials” is filmed across two or three days. But the only way it would fit in with DuVernay’s schedule — which included editing … Continue reading Filmmaker Ava DuVernay shares her favorite classic films

Sterling K. Brown to Star in True-Life Sports Drama ‘Rise’

Kevin Rodney Sullivan will direct the pic, which has been dated for an Easter 2020 release. Sterling K. Brown is in talks to star in the inspirational sports drama Rise. The Emmy winner will play Willie Davis, a janitor at a Louisiana middle school who took over the boys’ basketball program — which was in danger of being canceled due to lack of funds — … Continue reading Sterling K. Brown to Star in True-Life Sports Drama ‘Rise’

Reparations & White Privilege – Between the Scenes | The Daily Show

THIS is the best explanation I have heard in a long time. If people don’t understand after listening to this, they don’t want to understand! Just brilliant! ~ Vida For anyone confused about reparations . . . Disclaimer: We hold no rights to any of the pictures. No copyright infringement intended. Continue reading Reparations & White Privilege – Between the Scenes | The Daily Show