‘Pose’ Producer Janet Mock Signs Groundbreaking Overall Deal With Netflix

The agreement makes Mock the first out transgender creator to sign such a pact with a major media company. Netflix has signed Janet Mock to an overall deal, marking the first such pact between an openly transgender creator and a major media company. Mock, a writer, director and producer on FX’s Pose and human rights activist, has inked a three-year deal with Netflix that will … Continue reading ‘Pose’ Producer Janet Mock Signs Groundbreaking Overall Deal With Netflix

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

Regina King Signs First-Look Deal With Netflix

Congrats to her. I’ve loved everything she has done in front of the camera and behind it! Can’t wait to see even more. ~ Vida The Oscar and Emmy winner will develop films and TV series for the streaming giant. Netflix and Regina King are deepening their relationship.The Oscar and Emmy winner has signed a first-look deal with the streaming giant, via her production company … Continue reading Regina King Signs First-Look Deal With Netflix

Ava DuVernay’s “Central Park Five” Netflix Limited Series Gets New Title, Premiere Date

The new title — ‘When They See Us’ — embraces “the humanity of the men and not their politicized moniker,” explains DuVernay. “Our series gives the five men a platform to finally raise their voices and tell their full stories.” Ava DuVernay and Netflix have renamed their limited series centered on the Central Park Five case to When They See Us. The new title “embraces … Continue reading Ava DuVernay’s “Central Park Five” Netflix Limited Series Gets New Title, Premiere Date

Juanita | Official Trailer Netflix

This looks like this might be a good one! And, I love that there will also be some First Nation actors starring in the movie. JUANITA Synopsis: Fed up with her life, Juanita leaves her grown kids behind and hits the road in search of a fresh start. ~ Video via Netflix Setting: Butte, Montana. The state is home to 7 Indian reservations. ~ Source: … Continue reading Juanita | Official Trailer Netflix

Niecy Nash, Courtney B. Vance to Star in ‘Uncorked’ for Netflix

Oh, this sounds like it might be a good one! The father-son story will be the feature directorial debut for ‘Insecure’ showrunner Prentice Penny. Niecy Nash and Courtney B. Vance will star in Netflix’s Uncorked, the feature directorial debut for Insecure showrunner Prentice Penny. Fueled by his love of wine, a young man, played by Mamoudou Athie, strives to become a master sommelier while dealing … Continue reading Niecy Nash, Courtney B. Vance to Star in ‘Uncorked’ for Netflix

Zoë Kravitz, American Woman

Zoë Kravitz grew up a flower child in the canyons of L.A. with her actress mom and a wild child in Miami and beyond with her rock-star dad. But she’s making her own way to the top. Sunday afternoon in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and the neighborhood is being its Williamsburgiest self. Outside a gentrified coffee shop under the grimy elevated J-M-Z tracks, a jaywalking Hasidic man … Continue reading Zoë Kravitz, American Woman

Marvel’s Daredevil: Season 3 | Official Trailer

Synopsis: Missing for months, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) reemerges a broken man, putting into question his future as both vigilante Daredevil and lawyer Matthew Murdock. But when his archenemy Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio) is released from prison, Matt must choose between hiding from the world, or embracing his destiny as a hero. ~ Video via Netflix Marvel’s Daredevil S3 debuts exclusively on Netflix October 19, … Continue reading Marvel’s Daredevil: Season 3 | Official Trailer

Octavia Spencer Limited Series ‘Madam C.J. Walker’ Nabs Netflix Pickup

Congrats, Octavia. Can’t wait to see this one! The Academy Award winner will executive produce and star in this series about the first black, self-made female millionaire. Netflix will tell the story of the first black, self-made female millionaire. The streamer has given a series order to executive producer Octavia Spencer’s Madam C.J. Walker, which stars the Academy Award winner as Sarah Breedlove, a black … Continue reading Octavia Spencer Limited Series ‘Madam C.J. Walker’ Nabs Netflix Pickup

Kenya Barris Officially Exits ABC Studios Pact, Eyes Nine-Figure Netflix Mega-Deal

The ‘Black-ish’ creator and ‘Girls Trip’ writer had grown dissatisfied with the broadcast affiliated studio and, sources say, could join Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy at the streaming giant with a nine-figure overall deal. It’s official: Black-ish showrunner and Girls Trip writer Kenya Barris is leaving his longtime home at ABC Studios as sources say he could become the next mega-producer to ink a nine-figure … Continue reading Kenya Barris Officially Exits ABC Studios Pact, Eyes Nine-Figure Netflix Mega-Deal