BGN Interview: ‘Mars’ TV Showrunners and Cast Discuss Season 2

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 continues decades years later with...

We’re Giving Away Free Swag From The Paramount Film ‘Overlord’!

This weekend is the highly anticipated release of the Paramount film Overlord is now screening in theaters, and we're excited to provide you some free swag from the movie! Overlord is about a paratrooper squadron that drops into German territory the day before the infamous D-Day. Their mission is to take out the transmitter in...

BGN Interview: Filmmaker Chris Butler of LAIKA’s ‘Missing Link’

Chris Butler is a storyboard artist and writer/director most notably known for this work in films such as Kubo and the Two Strings, ParaNorman and next year his latest project is LAIKA's Missing Link.  Starring Zack Galifianakis as Mr. Link. He recruits explorer Sir Lionel Frost to help find his long-lost relatives in the fabled...

BGN TV Interview: The Cast of ‘The Grinch’

BGN had the opportunity to sit down with the cast and crew of the new Illumination/Universal Pictures film The Grinch. The holiday movie due for release on November 9th, stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Cameron Seely, and Kenan Thompson.  BGN journalist Lynnette Nicholas and her lovely daughter Jayla Lavender Nicholas interviewed the cast. Jayla is our newest BGN...

BGN Is Hosting An ‘Overlord’ Movie Screening And You’re Invited!

Paramount's latest film Overlord produced by J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Fringe) will be released in theaters nationwide this Thursday! We're excited to bring to you this story about a team of American paratroopers who drop into Nazi-occupied France to carry out a mission that’s crucial to the invasion's success. Tasked with destroying a...

‘Nobody’s Fool’ Film Throws a Laqué Nail Bar Pamper Party!

Written by: Megan Maher On behalf of Nobody’s Fool I was invited to take part in a pamper party with a special appearance by the film’s star, Tika Sumpter. The practice of self-care and seeking moments of joy are so imperative right now and the pamper party did not disappoint! Nobody’s Fool will be Tyler...

BGN Interview: Investigative Reporter Shawndrea Thomas of Oxygen’s ‘The Disappearance of Phoenix Coldon’

When journalist Shawndrea Thomas joined KTVI-Channel 2 in June 2011 in St. Louis, MO, little did she know, six months later, one story would change her life. On December 18, 2011, 23-year-old Phoenix Coldon, left her parents’ home in Spanish Lake, MO. Three hours later, Coldon’s SUV was found abandoned in East St. Louis,...

BGN Interview: Sanaa Lathan On ‘Nappily Ever After’ ‘Native Son’ and ‘Twilight Zone’

Sanaa Lathan never ceases to amaze us. The last time I spoke with the illustrious actress was during the broadcast run of the Fox series Shots Fired. In the episodic series, Lathan played Ashe Akino — an investigator working to solve the case of an unarmed white teen killed by a Black cop. Lathan came...

BGN Interview: Filmmaker Janine Sherman Barrois

The film industry is slowly evolving into a future that is female. With more women filmmakers and women of color filmmakers coming into the fold, media platforms are giving these incredibly talented artists a voice. TNT is producing in partnership with Refinery29 a platform called Shatterbox. Shatterbox’s mission is simple but essential: to give female...

Marvin Jones III of ‘Black Lightning’ Speaks Candidly About ‘Tobias Whale’

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 such a treacherous person, as...
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