Film

It’s Official: Black Panther Has Reached the $1 Billion Mark at the Global Box Office

Black Panther arrived in theaters with its claws out and hasn’t stopped smashing records since. This weekend, the film scored yet another huge feat by surpassing the $1 billion mark and becoming only the 33rd film in movie history to do so.   It’s also the 16th Disney film to ever reach the milestone. Black… Read More

Viola Davis and Lupita Nyong’o to play mother and daughter in The Woman King

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Oscar winners Viola Davis (Fences) and Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave) are set to play mother and daughter in TrisStar Pictures’ upcoming drama The Woman King.   Based on an original idea by Maria Bello, who is producing the film, The Woman King is based on true events… Read More

“Detroit” Will Return to Theaters in a Limited Run for Awards Season

Annapurna seems to be making a push for its Kathryn Bigelow-directed movie Detroit to be considered during awards season.   The film will be back in theaters in 10 cities on December 1.   The film had major buzz prior to release and appeared on many Oscar lists. However, upon release, the film had a… Read More

Jordan Peele Talks About Writing “Get Out”

Jordan Peele started developing the script for his hit Get Out in 2008, during what he refers to as a “post-racial lie.”   “When I was writing this, people were saying, ‘Racism is done,’” said Peele, who began scripting the thriller during the beginning of the Obama administration. He contended: “But at the same time,… Read More

Spike Lee’s ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ is becoming a Netflix series

If you’re anxious with anticipation for the Thanksgiving premiere of the Netflix series adaption of Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It, whet your appetite with these.   Lee is directing and executive producing, along with his producer-wife Tonya Lewis Lee.   In the upcoming series, DeWanda Wise is starring as Nola Darling; Cleo Anthony is… Read More

Discovery Communications And Universal Pictures Join With Producer Will Packer To Form Will Packer Media

Leading Hollywood producer Will Packer has partnered with Discovery Communications and Universal Pictures to form Will Packer Media, a first-of-its-kind production and branded content company.   The venture will focus on the New American Mainstream audience, with an urban millennial core that is defining and driving pop culture at large. Packer, who has had nine… Read More

Ava DuVernay to Bring Central Park Five Story to Netflix

Ava DuVernay is continuing her relationship with Netflix, bringing a limited series about the Central Park Five case to the streaming giant, Variety has learned.   Netflix has greenlit the five-part scripted series for a 2019 debut. DuVernay created the project and will write and direct all five installments.   Participant Media, Tribeca Productions and Harpo Films… Read More

JAMES EARL JONES TO RECEIVE A LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AT THIS YEAR’S TONY AWARDS

Actor James Earl Jones has more than 50 years within the industry, and now he will be honored at this year’s Tony Awards.   According to the New York Times, the award administration announced his award earlier this week. With experience on the stage, film, and television, the 86-year-old has been known to play some… Read More

Paramount Officially Puts ‘Coming to America’ Sequel Into Development

Many of you have probably heard/read the rumor that Eddie Murphy is working on a sequel to “Coming to America.” They began about a month ago when Murphy tweeted the below image of Vanessa Bell Calloway in character with the caption, “Coming to America sequel?”   The tweet and Eddie’s Twitter account were soon deleted, but… Read More

Don Cheadle to Produce/Star in Film About ‘Wall Street’s First Black Millionaire’

Don Cheadle is preparing to bring us the story of Wall Street’s first black millionaire after the acquiring the film and TV rights to Shane White’s novel Prince of Darkness.   Cheadle is re-teaming with actor Steven Baigelman, who worked with him on the Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead. Baigelman will reportedly pen the script… Read More