‘Black Mozart’ Biopic Lands at Searchlight – Director Stephen Williams, Writer Stefani Robinson

The true story of [Le] Chevalier de Saint-Georges, known as the “Black Mozart,” is coming to theaters via a hot creative team and Searchlight Pictures, Variety has learned. “Chevalier de Saint-Georges” was an original feature pitch from Stefani Robinson, the Emmy-nominated and WGA Award-winning writer of FX’s “Atlanta” and “What We Do in the Shadows.” Director Stephen Williams, a DGA Award nominee for “Watchmen” and … Continue reading ‘Black Mozart’ Biopic Lands at Searchlight – Director Stephen Williams, Writer Stefani Robinson

Pharrell Williams, Kenya Barris, Ellen DeGeneres Launch Juneteenth Pledge

Along with CNN’s Van Jones, the group met virtually with CEOs from dozens of Fortune 500 companies as it pushes to make Juneteenth a paid holiday in the U.S. On the heels of nationwide racial justice protests, four familiar faces have banded together to ensure history is not forgotten. Pharrell Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, Kenya Barris and CNN’s Van Jones have launched what they are billing … Continue reading Pharrell Williams, Kenya Barris, Ellen DeGeneres Launch Juneteenth Pledge

‘Watchmen’ Cast and Filmmakers on Police, Racism and the Tulsa Massacre

If you haven’t watched the show, you really should. It is sooooo good!! And, Regina King kicks ass and takes names! ~ Vida Spoiler: If you have not seen the show, you might want to stop here. From the first moments in the premiere of HBO’s “Watchmen” last October, the show proved to be the most urgent and prescient series on television today. Rather than … Continue reading ‘Watchmen’ Cast and Filmmakers on Police, Racism and the Tulsa Massacre

Endeavor Impact Sets Summer Education Program With Michael B. Jordan

Endeavor Impact has partnered with Michael B. Jordan and others to launch a virtual summer education program for participants from marginalized communities and those outside of major entertainment markets. The Summer Series program will take the place of Endeavor Impact’s Fellowship Program, which aimed to provide jobs, mentoring and education programs within the company to 42 fellows each year. That program had to be put … Continue reading Endeavor Impact Sets Summer Education Program With Michael B. Jordan

Miss Juneteeth Director Channing Godfrey Peoples On The Timeliness Of Her Movie, Authenticity & Amplifying Stories About Black Women

The Juneteenth holiday celebrates June 19th, 1865, the day enslaved Texans finally received the message of the Emancipation Proclamation — more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the executive order that put an end to slavery in America. It’s a holiday that has been brought to the fore in recent weeks following the gruesome killing of George Floyd and protests and movements that … Continue reading Miss Juneteeth Director Channing Godfrey Peoples On The Timeliness Of Her Movie, Authenticity & Amplifying Stories About Black Women

The Deadline Virtual Screening and Q & A Panel for Outlander

The Deadline Virtual Screening and Q & A Panel for Outlander After a screening of the Season 5 finale “Never My Love”, Caitriona, Sam, and Matt sit down to talk to Antonie Blyth, from Deadline, about the finale, the season, and to Caitriona and Sam about being new producers on the show. Moderated by Antonie Blyth | Outlander Q & A with Caitriona Balfe, Sam … Continue reading The Deadline Virtual Screening and Q & A Panel for Outlander

Amazon Studios Buys Stacey Abrams Voting Rights Documentary

Amazon Studios has acquired worldwide rights to an untitled voting rights documentary for Story Syndicate centering on insights from politician, lawyer and author Stacey Abrams. Following a theatrical run, the film will be released on Amazon Prime Video later this year. It’s directed by Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker Liz Garbus and Lisa Cortés. Abrams is a producer along with Garbus, Cortés and Dan Cogan. Abrams … Continue reading Amazon Studios Buys Stacey Abrams Voting Rights Documentary

HBO, Spike Lee Team for ‘David Byrne’s American Utopia’ Film

The director filmed the acclaimed Broadway show during its run in late 2019 and early 2020. Spike Lee is returning to HBO for his next project.The premium cable outlet will present a filmed version of the acclaimed Broadway show David Byrne’s American Utopia, which Lee, who currently has Da 5 Bloods on Netflix, directed during the show’s run at the Hudson Theater. It’s set to … Continue reading HBO, Spike Lee Team for ‘David Byrne’s American Utopia’ Film

‘Da 5 Bloods’ Composer on Spike Lee’s Vision, Marvin Gaye’s Message and Hollywood’s POC Blindspot

Composer Terence Blanchard has collaborated with Spike Lee for over 30 years, going back to 1991 when the director tapped him to score “Jungle Fever.” Since then, Blanchard’s credits include over 15 Lee films including “BlacKkKlansman,” “Malcolm X” and his latest, “Da 5 Bloods,” now streaming on Netflix. The story of four Vietnam War veterans, played by Isiah Whitlock Jr., Norm Lewis, Clarke Peters and … Continue reading ‘Da 5 Bloods’ Composer on Spike Lee’s Vision, Marvin Gaye’s Message and Hollywood’s POC Blindspot