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Raising Dion
Screens of all sizes were invaded by original scripted series in 2018. That’s 495 original scripted series to be exact. For the first year ever, streaming services — including Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime — brought us more original series than broadcast and cable networks combined, according to IndieWire....
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Black Mirror fans, breathe. Netflix has officially dropped the trailer for the previously under wraps film Black Mirror: Bandersnatch. Bandersnatch filmmakers left a trail of clues, from a mysterious "Be right back" Netflix landing page called Black Mirror: Bandersnatch to a since-deleted tweet of the release date. Now, one...
By Kyla Brinkley @kyla_brinkley There were a lot of amazing milestones in Black TV and film this year, from casting choices and storylines to production teams. We’re seeing greater examples of positive representation in a variety of formats and genres ranging from comedy and action to suspense. As we gear up...
Shocking news today released by Deadline the OWN TV show Love Is_ based on the lives of producers Salim and Mara Brock Akil has been canceled. According to the network, “OWN has decided not to move forward with the second season of Love Is_. The TV memoir was inspired by the real-life...
The 76th annual Golden Globe Award nominations were announced this morning, and we are excited to share with you this year's nominees. Presenters this morning were Danai Gurira, Terry Crews, Leslie Mann, and Christian Slater. 25 categories were announced in both television and film.  Actress Sandra Oh and comedian Andy Samberg...
12-year-old actress Saniyya Sidney has one of the most impressive resumes in Hollywood and her career is just getting started. She's in the Oscar-nominated films Fences and Hidden Figures. She also appeared in an indie film that made its premiere at SXSW called Fast Color. I had the pleasure...
The realities of space can be defined generationally and those realities are reflective in both movies and television.  Flash Gordon took Mark Twain’s a Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court to the planet Mongo and the court of Ming the Merciless. Star Trek launched a five-year mission that still...
The multi-talented Tiffany Haddish aside, comedic acting is one area of showbiz that still needs more black girl nerd representation. A.P. Bio’s Lyric Lewis is doing her part to help fill that need. The actress plays history teach, Stef Duncan in the funny-chaotic NBC series and also has a...
On a recent set visit to Black Lightning, BGN had the pleasure of speaking with Marvin “Krondon” Jones III who plays Tobias Whale, supervillain and archenemy to Black Lightning. Jones candidly talked about why he has such great compassion for his character Tobias Whale, on how he prepared to play...
The Few Season 2
Those who delve cult-deep into sci-fi and superheroes may already know actor/writer Sam Benjamin. He’s had roles in Justice League and in the BBC’s Doctor Who. What they may not know about is his epic UK TV series, The Few. Shot all over London on a super tight budget,...