Venice: Regina King on Why Her Directorial Debut ‘One Night in Miami’ Is a “Story That Needed to Be Told”

The ‘Watchmen’ star discusses how her 1960s civil rights drama could, in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests and the coronavirus pandemic, “be a reminder for some, and a discovery for others.” For more than 30 years, Regina King has been acting’s equivalent of the go-to player. Whatever role directors threw at her — Detective Lydia Adams on the TNT police drama Southland, the … Continue reading Venice: Regina King on Why Her Directorial Debut ‘One Night in Miami’ Is a “Story That Needed to Be Told”

The Good Lord Bird (2020) Official Trailer

I will watch anything with Ethan Hawke and Daveed Diggs in it, especially when Diggs is playing Frederick Douglass!!! ~ V Synopsis via SHOWTIME: Starring and executive produced by Oscar® nominee Ethan Hawke, who plays the controversial abolitionist John Brown, in this Limited Event Series based on the award-winning novel The Good Lord Bird by bestselling author James McBride. [The novel is a fictional narrative … Continue reading The Good Lord Bird (2020) Official Trailer

Netflix Sets ‘The Witcher’ Prequel Series – Blood Origin

The six-episode ‘Blood Origin’ will see Declan de Barra serve as showrunner. Netflix is expanding upon the universe of its Henry Cavill-starrer The Witcher, with the six-part limited series prequel, Blood Origin, the streamer announced today. Blood Origin will be set in an elven world 1,200 years before the world of The Witcher and will tell the origin story of the first Witcher, and the … Continue reading Netflix Sets ‘The Witcher’ Prequel Series – Blood Origin

Pioneering Black Star Josephine Baker Takes Spotlight in Studiocanal English-Language Series

Studiocanal, the leading European production, distribution and international sales powerhouse, is teaming with France’s CPB Films (“Savages”) and Leyland Films (“Murder in Provence”) to develop a high-end English-language drama series about the trailblazing African American entertainer and civil rights activist Josephine Baker, whom the partners describe as the world’s first Black global star performer. Studiocanal, part of Vivendi’s Canal Plus Group, will handle international distribution … Continue reading Pioneering Black Star Josephine Baker Takes Spotlight in Studiocanal English-Language Series

The Hamilton Cast Answers Hamilton Questions & More

The Hamilton Cast Answers Hamilton Questions From Twitter ~ Video via WIRED The cast of ‘Hamilton’ use the power of Twitter to answer the internet’s burning questions about the now-ubiquitous Broadway show, ‘Hamilton.’ What were some of the best backstage moments? Would ‘Hamilton’ be different in 2020? Will there ever be a ‘Hamilton 2’? How did the original cast come together? Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, … Continue reading The Hamilton Cast Answers Hamilton Questions & More

Matthew Cherry’s ‘Hair Love’ Becoming HBO Max Animated Series

Based on the Oscar-winning short, the new show is titled ‘Young Love’ and teams Cherry and Carl Jones as showrunners. HBO Max has ordered a 12-episode animated series based on Oscar-winning animated short Hair Love from its writer-director, Matthew A. Cherry, and Sony Pictures Animation. Cherry will showrun the series with Carl Jones (The Boondocks, Black Dynamite). Cherry and Jones also will be writing with … Continue reading Matthew Cherry’s ‘Hair Love’ Becoming HBO Max Animated Series

In Conversation: Thandie Newton

After decades onscreen, nothing surprises the Westworld actress, though what she’s ready to share will surprise you. As outspoken as Thandie Newton has been throughout her career, there are still stories she’s been holding off on telling. Not because she’s shy, but because she’s waiting for the right moment. “So careful what you do, everybody,” she says. “Because you might find yourself fucking over a … Continue reading In Conversation: Thandie Newton

‘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