‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Joi McMillon on Editing Movies and Her Friend Barry

Joi McMillon shattered a record at the Oscars last year as the first Black woman to be nominated for the award in the film editing category. She shared the nomination for the work on the film Moonlight with Nat Sanders. The duo teamed up again for If Beale Street Could Talk, a project that...

Angela Bassett, Voice of Shatter in ‘Bumblebee’

With Paramount Pictures’ Bumblebee, the Transformers saga enters new territory, and so does Angela Bassett. In a departure from her other roles, Bassett plays the villain — and she's undeniably good at it. The film's narrative is emotionally engaging and showcases the power of science and technological advancements as well as the power of bravery and...

Benedict Wong on the Set of SYFY Horror Series ‘Deadly Class’

Benedict Wong is a familiar face on the big screen in films including Doctor Strange, Avengers: Infinity War, and Prometheus. He’s also seen in TV shows Marco Polo and Black Mirror. Soon, he’ll be playing Master Lin, the wise headmaster of a school that trains kids to be assassins in Deadly Class on the...

Rick Remender On SYFY’s New High School Horror Series ‘Deadly Class’

On set in Vancouver, BGN got to sit down with Rick Remender, the creator of SYFY’s new show Deadly Class. The show, based on the graphic novel, follows homeless teen Marcus Lopez as he is recruited into a high school for assassins. Set in the ‘80s, it’s a coming-of-age story with attitude. Creator and executive...

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, ‘Aquaman’ Villain, Talks “Fighting” Jason Momoa and More

Aquaman hits theaters on December 21, introducing the world to DC Comic's favorite underwater hero, played by Jason Momoa. The film also introduces a new villain who is probably the most focused in the entire comic world. He doesn't want to rule the world or destroy it. Black Manta, played by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II,...

Josh Wakely, Creator of Netflix’s ‘Motown Magic’

New animated kids’ Netflix series Motown Magic effortlessly showcases the music of Motown while teaching the next generation. The Motown Sound, a culturally rich style of soul music, is credited with influencing music around the world. Josh Wakely (creator of the Emmy-winning Beat Bugs series) acquired the rights to the Motown music catalog to...

Barry Jenkins Credits A Black Girl Nerd for Leading Him to ‘Beale Street’

If Beale Street Could Talk is an unforgettable adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel of the same name. Director Barry Jenkins admits to being “obsessed with Baldwin” and his work. It’s an obsession that was spawned from a breakup and fueled by a desire to see the writer’s voice captured onscreen. BGN sat down with...

Jason Mitchell on “Blackening” ‘Tyrel’ and Why It’s Not Another ‘Get Out’

Until this year, Jason Mitchell has been that face you’ve seen as the gangster at the box office: Superfly, Straight Out of Compton, Keanu, and more. However, his range is widening and his roles becoming richer and more complex, showing that Mitchell has the chops to lead in a dramatic role. Last year's Mudbound and...

Todd McFarlane Discusses The DVD Release of ‘Venom’

The complex anti-hero Venom, played by actor Tom Hardy, got his first shot at a live-action solo flick in October of this year. This week, Columbia Pictures released the film Venom on Digital. Todd McFarlane, along with David Michelinie, created the character, who made his first appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man #252 in May...

Avia Fields of Netflix Animated Series ‘Motown Magic’

Avia Fields voices the role of Ben Love, the main character for the animated children’s series on Netflix entitled Motown Magic. Fields discovered her love of the arts at an early age when she was cast as the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz in her hometown in Alabama.  Her musical theater experience...