Adaptations of 3 Tavis Smiley Books in Development

Adaptations of 3 Tavis Smiley Books in Development

from Shadow & Act | Tambay Obenson Tavis Smiley continues to make a push into scripted content (film and TV), teaming up with J.J. Abrams (a second time) to produce an event series on the final months of Michael Jackson’s life. It will be an adaptation of...
Maya Angelou and Still I Rise (2016)

Maya Angelou and Still I Rise (2016)

Director: Bob Hercules, Rita Coburn Whack Writer(s): NA Starring: Maya Angelou, Cicely Tyson, Guy Johnson, Diahann Carroll, Don Martin, Louise Meriwether, Nikki Giovanni, Louis Gossett Jr., Alice Windom, Jules Feiffer, Robert Loomis, Common, John Singleton,...
Michael Mann on the Greatest

Michael Mann on the Greatest

Michael Mann | Variety One of Muhammad Ali’s biggest struggles culminated in 1974’s Rumble in the Jungle, where it seemed that the spirit of the progressive forces in the world was about to battle the spirit of the repressive status quo. Early on, Cassius...
Good Hair (2009)

Good Hair (2009)

Director: Jeff Stilson Writer(s): Chris Rock, Lance Crouther Starring: Chris Rock, Maya Angelou, Al Sharpton, Tanya Crumel, Kevin Kirk, Jason Griggers, Marvet Britto, A’Lelia Bundles, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Sandra Denton, Eve, Melyssa Ford, Meagan...
Malcolm X: Make It Plain (1994)

Malcolm X: Make It Plain (1994)

Director: Orlando Bagwell Writer(s): Orlando Bagwell, Steve Bagwell, Steve Fayer Starring: Malcolm X, Alfre Woodard, Sharon 10X, Benjamin 2X, Mohmaed Al-Faysal, Maya Angelou, John Henrik Clarke, Ossie Davis, Alex Haley, Yuri Kochiyama, Wallace D....
Poetic Justice (1993)

Poetic Justice (1993)

Director: John Singleton Writer(s): John Singleton Starring: Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Khandi Alexander, Ché J. Avery, Maya Angelou, Lloyd Avery II, Kimberly Brooks, Rico Bueno, Maia Campbell, Jeff Cantrel, Michael Colyar, Kina Cosper, John...
James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket (1989)

James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket (1989)

Director: Karen Thorsen Writer(s): Karen Thorsen, Douglas K. Dempsey Starring: James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka, Frances Foster, David Leeming, Ishmael Reed, William Styron Synopsis: Profiles the life and work of author/civil rights...
Integration Report 1 (1960)

Integration Report 1 (1960)

 Director: Madeline Anderson Writer(s): N/A Starring: Robert Williams, Thomas R. Jones, A.J. Whittenberg, Charles Diggs, Tom Mboya, Martin Luther King Jr, Bayard Rustin, James Farmer, Jackie Robinson, Loften Mitchell (narration), Robert Graham Brown...
Porgy and Bess (1959)

Porgy and Bess (1959)

Director: Otto Preminger Writer(s): DuBose Heyward Starring: Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr., Pearl Bailey, Brock Peters, Leslie Scott, Diahann Carroll, Ruth Attaway, Claude Akins, Clarence Muse, Everdinne Wilson, Joel Fluellen, Earl...
Calypso Heat Wave (1957)

Calypso Heat Wave (1957)

Director: Fred F. Sears Writer(s): David Chandler, Orville H. Hampton Starring: Johnny Desmond, Merry Anders, Meg Myles, Paul Langton, Maya Angelou, King Charles MacNiles, Preston Epps, Gene Gilbeaux Synopsis: In this musical, calypso is all the...

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