Colin Kaepernick on the Impact of His Netflix Biopic Series, Acting and Whether He’d Return to the NFL

The athlete and activist, who is on the cover of ‘Ebony’ next month, also opened up about being adopted by a white family in the rare interview. Colin Kaepernick discussed his upcoming Netflix scripted series and its appeal to different audiences, and if he still wants to play for an NFL team in an interview with Ebony released Wednesday. As the cover star of the magazine’s … Continue reading Colin Kaepernick on the Impact of His Netflix Biopic Series, Acting and Whether He’d Return to the NFL

Colin in Black and White | Official Trailer

I definitely plan to watch this! ~ V What you know isn’t the entire story. Synopsis: From co-creators Ava DuVernay and Colin Kaepernick comes Colin in Black and White, a bold new limited series that chronicles Kaepernick’s story, tackling the obstacles of race, class and culture as the Black adopted child of a white family. Colin in Black and White stars Jaden Michael as Young … Continue reading Colin in Black and White | Official Trailer

Michael K. Williams, ‘The Wire’ Actor, Dies at 54

This is so very,very sad!! ~V Man, I just want people to remember me as one cool-ass dude, you know? Someone who cared. And I would never want anyone to say, ‘Oh, he forget where he came from.’ That would hurt me the most. ~ Michael K. Williams The ‘Lovecraft Country’ star and five-time Emmy nominee was found dead in his Brooklyn home on Monday, … Continue reading Michael K. Williams, ‘The Wire’ Actor, Dies at 54

ARRAY Releasing Presents: COUSINS

Definitely watching this over the weekend! ~ V Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Releasing is proud to announce the release of COUSINS, directed by Ainsley Gardiner and Briar Grace-Smith. Synopsis: COUSINS follows three Māori cousins—Mata, Missy and Makareta—who lead separate lives, yet are bound together forever. Orphaned Mata believes she has no whānau (family) and lives out her lonely childhood in fear and bewilderment. Back home on … Continue reading ARRAY Releasing Presents: COUSINS

“Just Go In and Do Your Thing”: Hollywood’s Most Powerful Women Talk Megadeals, Bullying and Perseverance

Jen was saying how grateful and fortunate she feels and I always like to point out that men never feel grateful or fortunate to be in the positions they are in. Men feel like they earned the right to be in the room. So, I like to say I don’t feel grateful or fortunate to be here. I earned my right to be here. I … Continue reading “Just Go In and Do Your Thing”: Hollywood’s Most Powerful Women Talk Megadeals, Bullying and Perseverance

Ava DuVernay Selected to Receive the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize

With the honor, DuVernay becomes the fourth filmmaker and first female director to receive the Gish honor, which comes with a $250,000 cash prize. Ava DuVernay has been selected to receive the 27th annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize in honor of her ongoing efforts to amplify the voices of women and people of color through her film and TV work. DuVernay becomes the fourth … Continue reading Ava DuVernay Selected to Receive the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize

Ta-Nehisi Coates Guest Edits ‘Vanity Fair’ September Issue

WOW. Fantastic!! ~ V New York (CNN Business) – Award-winning author and writer Ta-Nehisi Coates will guest edit the September issue of Vanity Fair, the magazine’s editor-in-chief Radhika Jones told CNN Business in an exclusive interview. The issue will focus on art, activism and power in 21st century America. Jones said she and Coates had been talking about the opportunity for a while. Vanity Fair … Continue reading Ta-Nehisi Coates Guest Edits ‘Vanity Fair’ September Issue

Ava DuVernay Among Six Elected to Film Academy Board for First Time

This election cycle propelled the 54-person board to new records for women (26) and people of color (12). Ava DuVernay has been elected to represent the directors branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on its board of governors, part of a historic wave that establishes new records for women (26) and people of color (12) on the 54-person board (up from … Continue reading Ava DuVernay Among Six Elected to Film Academy Board for First Time

How Ava DuVernay Made When They See Us, the Year’s Best Miniseries

Ava DuVernay’s miniseries When They See Us, about the wrongful imprisonment of five teenagers accused of assaulting a jogger in Central Park, is up for multiple Emmy awards this Sunday, including miniseries, direction, writing, actor, and (twice!) best actress. After choosing it as the best miniseries on TV earlier this year, we asked DuVernay to talk to us about the direction, writing, and overall conception … Continue reading How Ava DuVernay Made When They See Us, the Year’s Best Miniseries

Netflix Says ‘When They See Us’ Has Been Most-Watched Show in U.S. Since Premiere

Congrats to her and the crew! This is fabulous. ~ Vida “When They See Us,” Ava DuVernay’s dramatization of the wrongful arrest and conviction of five black teenagers in New York City after the rape of a Central Park jogger 20 years ago, has been the most-viewed series on Netflix for the past 13 days. “‘When They See Us’ has been the most-watched series on … Continue reading Netflix Says ‘When They See Us’ Has Been Most-Watched Show in U.S. Since Premiere