‘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...

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...

Finding Solace: An Interview with Filmmaker Tchaiko Omawale

Written by: Nina Yeboah @gotmyniinaa In talking about her debut feature, Solace, Tchaiko Omawale tells me about the Black women who’ve helped her develop a language around it. Fellow filmmaker, Ja’Tovia Gary is among those women. Omawale tells me about their friendship and the text Gary sent earlier to check in. “She cares for my emotional...

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: Jovan Adepo on ‘Overlord’s’ Black WWII Soldier Private Boyce

The film Overlord was nothing at all like I expected. I think I was looking for something campier, more Stan Against Evil. What I got was a Saving Private Ryan type of film that mixes in a bit of Temple of Doom and Night of the Living Dead. That's Overlord. The film is full of standout performances, explorations of important tropes,...

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...

BGN Interview: Hugh Grant Talks about…Hugh Grant

No one can laugh at Hugh Grant more than Hugh Grant. The actor has long been known for his self-deprecating humor. That humor is shown in his many movies — from Notting Hill to the Bridget Jones movie series, Florence Foster Jenkins and that dance in Love Actually. However, recently Grant’s been changing his game...