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Legendary filmmaker Spike Lee teams up with “Get Out” writer and director Jordan Peele on a KKK horror film staring John David Washington:   “Spike Lee is teaming with Get Out filmmaker Jordan Peele for Black Klansman, the true story of an African-American police officer who infiltrated the KKK. John David Washington, Denzel Washington’s son and one of […]

Entertainment trade magazine Variety, speaks on the success of the Tupac Biopic All Eyez on Me during its opening weekend and why the industry should no longer be surprised on the success of diverse movies: “When “Straight Outta Compton” opened in August of 2015 to over $60 million — about $20 million more than most trades […]

The 2017 summer comedy ‘Girls Trip’ proves how diverse casts continue to break barriers and create history in the box office:   “It’s official, Girls Trip is the first live-action comedy of 2017 to reach the $100 million+ mark.  Starring Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Regina Hall, the film crossed the $100 million mark at […]

Shadowandact.com reflects on the visibility of black leading actresses throughout the past year, and the increase of black female leads in 2018: “As the 2017 year in cinema comes to an end, a time when studios unveil their most prized possessions – i.e. Oscar bait – and experts publish their respective Academy Awards predictions lists, […]

Samaria Rice, mother of Tamir Rice, is heavily involved in an upcoming film surrounding the wrongful murder of her son in 2014:   “A film chronicling the tragic death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice is currently in the works. Samaria Rice, mother of the slain child, shares exclusive rights to the story along with Blue Angel Entertainment CEO, Korstiaan […]

Dianne Ashford, producer of the Starz hit series “Survivor’s Remorse” shares her perspective on navigating through the film and tv industry:   “If you’ve seen shows like Survivor’s Remorse and BET’s The Game, or movies such as Creed and Ride Along, you’re familiar Dianne Ashford’s work. The self-made producer has generated a long and illustrious career in film and television and continues […]

Andre 3000 continues to show his versatility with a star role in an upcoming sci-fi film with “Twilight” star Robert Pattinson:   “Outkast‘s Andre 3000 is set to star in upcoming sci-fi film ‘High Life’ alongside actor Robert Pattinson. ‘High Life’ follows a group of convicts who earn reduced sentences in exchange for setting out on a […]

Films and shows such as ‘Good Times,’ ‘Super Fly,’ ‘Living Single,’ and more are set to reboot within the upcoming year:  “You’ve likely heard or read this popular lament made before, whenever a new project is announced that happens to be a remake or a reboot of some oldie: “Hollywood is running out of ideas!” […]

An article on hollywoodsblackrenaissance.com touches on the history of Black women in superhero movies–from the doubt that minority leads could sell to minorities being heavily sought for both in front and behind the camera: “Wonder Woman was declared a hit with superhero fans and feminists. The fantasy/science fiction film directed by Patty Jenkins grossed over […]

Macro, media company behind projects such as ‘Mudbound,’ ‘Fences,’ and blavity.com, recently raised $150 million for new film and TV projects: “Charles King’s Macro, the production banner behind “Fences” and “Mudbound,” has raised another $150 million to help finance an annual slate of four to six film and TV projects. The debt and equity financing comes […]