Directors on Directors: Ryan Coogler + Gina Prince-Bythewood

by Angelique Jackson | Variety Gina Prince-Bythewood — one of the most successful Black women directors in Hollywood and the visionary behind “Love & Basketball,” “Beyond the Lights” and “The Old Guard” — took a special date to the world premiere of “Black...

Meet Thai Randolph

By Andrew Wallenstein | Variety It doesn’t take an industry insider to understand how busy Kevin Hart is. But what his many fans may not know is that in addition to the many films, TV series and stand-up performances that feature his talents, Hart also has a budding...

The Deadline Q&A with Alice Diop

By Valerie Complex | Deadline Alice Diop’s French drama Saint Omer opens in theaters today, and I remember the emotions I felt when I saw the film at Venice last year. It was a very personal experience for me — as if someone was telling my story on screen. At the...

Scene 2 Seen Podcast: Director J.D. Dillard

By Valerie Complex | Deadline Welcome to another episode of the Scene 2 Scene podcast! It’s Valerie Complex with an exciting new episode where I chat with Devotion director J.D. Dillard. Dillard has established himself as a director and writer to watch, with authentic...

Pelé (1940-2022)

By Don Burke | New York Post Edson Arantes do Nascimento remembered exactly when he first saw his father weep. It was 1950 and Brazil, appearing in soccer’s World Cup for the first time, had just been beaten by Uruguay. “My father was crying with a lot of Brazilians,”...

Directors on Directors: Chinonye Chukwu + Tyler Perry

by Angelique Jackson | Variety While Chinonye Chukwu was filming “Till” — which tells the story of Mamie Till-Mobley’s relentless pursuit of justice following the lynching of her 14-year-old son, Emmett Till — she spotted someone she didn’t recognize visiting with the...

Danai Gurira Talks Tears And Laughs On ‘Wakanda Forever’ Set & more…

 By Antonia Blyth | Deadline Danai Gurira is this week’s guest in this special episode, taken from our AwardsLine magazine piece entitled “On My Screen.” In the Black Panther sequel Wakanda Forever, the actress resumes her role of Okoye — a part she also played in...

Eddie Murphy to Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award

By Michael Schneider | Variety Eddie Murphy will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Variety has confirmed. Murphy, a previous Globes winner and six-time nominee, will be on hand to accept the award at this year’s ceremony, set...

Actors on Actors: Viola Davis + Jennifer Lawrence

By Meredith Woerner | Variety Jennifer Lawrence is not someone who gets intimidated easily, but she’s a wreck when meeting Viola Davis. “This is the biggest honor of my life,” she says before paying her a heartfelt compliment. “Your performance in ‘Fences’ changed my...

Jonathan Majors Details the Mission of the Sidney Poitier Initiative

By Angelique Jackson | Variety When Jonathan Majors was a student at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, he taped a photocopied black and white headshot of Oscar-winning actor, director and activist Sidney Poitier on his wall. “That’s the thing about...

Angela Bassett to Be Honored with Montecito Award

by EJ Panaligan | Variety Angela Bassett will be honored with the Montecito Award at the 38th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. She will receive the award on Thursday, Feb. 9 during an in-person conversation about her career leading up to her...

Gabrielle Union on Finally Getting Oscar Buzz for ‘The Inspection’

by Clayton Davis | Variety Gabrielle Union is receiving the best reviews of her career in A24’s “The Inspection” — showing it’s never too late to make your mark on Hollywood. “I thought it was late for me,” she tells Variety‘s Awards Circuit Podcast. “I’m being...

Ryan Coogler Discusses His Marvel Future

Adam B. Vary | Variety As its title implies, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” further explores how the African nation at the sequel’s heart relates to the rest of the world — and it’s far from the last time audiences will get the opportunity to do so, either. In an...

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