Will Packer’s Newest Film ‘Little’ is All about Black Girl Magic

By Alisha Netis BGN had the honor of visiting the set of Little to spend time with Marsai Martin (Black-ish), award-winning actress Regina Hall, and star/creator of Insecure Issa Rae. In the film, Martin is a young Jordan Sanders — a young lady forced to relive her traumatic childhood. Hall plays an adult Jordan, a...

‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ Provides A First Look of the Characters!

Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal is the legendary classic is about the noble race called the Mystics, the lead protagonist Jen has been told that he is the last survivor of his own race, the Gelflings. He sets out to try to find a shard of the dark crystal, a powerful gem that once...

Filmmaker, Producer, and Writer Joslyn Rose Lyons

When I told filmmaker, director, and producer, Joslyn Rose Lyons that I was calling from Gary, Indiana, she immediately mentioned acting in a play about Gary as a child. I knew she was talking about the classic production, The Music Man and the song, Gary, Indiana. Both Gary and Oakland breed hometown talents. Gary...

Nijla Mu’min Creator of ‘Jinn’ on Her Filmmaking Journey

Written by: Megan Maher BGN had the opportunity to catch up with director Nijla Mu’min again after the successful premiere of her film Jinn at SXSW. Jinn is a coming of age film that centers around Summer (Zoe Renee), a senior in high school trying to find her place in the world. In the film, we follow...

Trey Songz On His New Film ‘Blood Brother’

This isn't Trey Songz' first rodeo at acting.  We've seen him featured in films such as Texas Chainsaw 3D and Baggage Claim. His latest movie — Blood Brother — is his first starring role. Blood Brother is a film about an ex-con who takes murderous revenge against childhood friends whom he believes let him take the...

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Sequel May Feature All Spider-Women

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is set to release in theaters on December 14th. It follows Spider-Man as he mentors Miles Morales, a teen from Brooklyn, NY. He becomes of one the many Spider-Men in Marvel’s Spider-verse. According to Variety, because of the “incredible buzz” around the upcoming film, the animated film will be getting both...

5 ‘Artemis Fowl’ and Kenneth Branagh Facts We Know So Far

Disney’s newest offering may just be the story young people need to capture that Potterverse magic that JK Rowling tapped into in the 90s. Artemis Fowl is the little film based on the wildly popular YA series by Eoin Colfer. Director Kenneth Branagh was tapped to helm this mega project, making it as Irish...

Saniyya Sidney, Star of ‘The Passage’

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 of meeting her and interviewing...

BGN Chats With ‘BlindSpotting’ Director Carlos López Estrada

  Blindspotting is written with such a poetic and rhythmic cadence that the flow of the words is just as important as the visuals within the film. The natural chemistry between Collin (Daveed Diggs) and Miles (Rafael Casal) pours through the screen. At a recent dinner with journalists in New York City, the director Carlos López...

What You Need to Know About ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ From the Movie’s Stars!

There’s nothing like actors discussing their parts in a movie or TV show because there’s always something that veers off of what they are expected to say. These little morsels just give fans more insight. Here’s what we can reveal in the second installment of J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts franchise, from the actors. Cause of...