Howard University students now have the opportunity to work directly with Hollywood executives in a joint venture between the HBCU and Amazon Studios.  Today, Howard University and Amazon Studios announced the launch of Howard Entertainment, a program designed to diversify the entertainment industry by creating a pipeline...
Oprah Winfrey will launch two new interviews from her Super Soul series with two award-winning actors Lupita Nyong’o and Cynthia Erivo. The two will discuss their fast rise to fame and how their leading roles have shaped them personally and professionally, on...
The 2nd annual Janelle James Comedy Festival returns December 5-7, 2019 at The Bell House, Brooklyn, NY. If you haven't heard of the Janelle James Comedy Festival, let's share some background on how it got started. Originally named "The Eugene...
What happens when you pit the two Aunt Vivs against each other in a comedy-horror parody created around the framework of Jordan Peele's Get Out and Us? You get the fan-made horror trailer "Auntie" created by executive producer Bobby Huntley.
It’s exciting that Tyler Perry has launched a multi-million dollar studio in Atlanta creating more opportunities for Black filmmakers, but let’s be clear, he’s not the first. This editorial, by all means, is not meant to rain on Tyler Perry’s parade. In fact,...
Written by: Lebo Malatse If you are anything like me, you have been waiting for Raising Dion to be a full-fledged show for what seems like decades, after the first short film made its run on social media. A Black...
The holidays are approaching and OWN TV is releasing 3 original Christmas movies from their network starring Jackée Harry, Kimberly Elise, and Aloma Wright just to name a few. One Fine Christmas Premieres: ​Friday, November 15 at 9pm ET/PT
Originally published October 2013 Written by: Zena Ever wonder why Black characters in horror movies are never really diverse? At a very early age, I came to terms with the stereotypical Black characters in horror films. That definitely includes an understanding of Black stereotypical characters. What's the point of these characters? Is...
Attendees of New York Comic Con saw the cast of Free Guy and The King's Man with a special panel at the Jacob Javits Center. The panel kicked off with The King's Man director Matthew Vaughn welcoming to the stage Ralph Fiennes (The Duke...
  From October 2013 As a fan of both the book and film version of The Shining, there are a few differences between the two.  Besides Kubrick's more subdued characterization and focus on the psychological horror of the The Shining, the filmmaker also rewrote certain plot elements regarding the hotel's chef, Dick...