Richard Roundtree (1942-2023)

“Richard’s work and career served as a turning point for African American leading men in film,” said manager Patrick McMinn. “The impact he had on the industry cannot be overstated.”

Tyler Perry Sets Film Deal With Netflix

Tyler Perry has formalized a new creative partnership with Netflix to write, direct and produce feature films under a multi-year, first-look deal. The pact spans eight pictures over four years.

Issa Rae Named Creative Director for 2024 American Black Film Festival

“We couldn’t think of a better partner to help us continue to embody the ABFF mission of showcasing Black talent — and discovering and amplifying new voices,” said ABFF co-founders and producers Nicole and Jeff Friday, in a statement announcing Rae’s appointment

For His Birthday Variety Lists Will Smith’s 13 Best Film Performances

If Tom Hanks is America’s Dad, then Will Smith is the cool big brother. Smith has been a favorite of audiences and awards voters during his impressive three-decade career.

Pearl Bowser (1931-2023)

"Alfred's Cinema". Retrieved 2023-09-19. I’m deeply saddened to inform you on Ms. Pearl Bowser’s return to the earth… Pearl Bowser became an ancestor on Sunday, September 17th, 2023. She is remembered by her daughter, Gillian Bowser. Asè (1931-2023)...

Justin Simien | The Film That Lit My Fuse

The Houston-born Simien opened his first big budget studio film in Haunted Mansion, the Disney narrative adaptation of its venerable theme park ride.

Ava DuVernay’s ‘Origin’ To Compete At Venice Film Festival

The Venice Film Festival revealed the lineup for its 80th edition Tuesday morning, and its Official Competition featured works by five women filmmakers, including Ava DuVernay, who makes history as the first African American woman in selection.

John Ridley: Hollywood Diversity… Just PR & Broken Promises?

History doesn’t repeat itself, it rhymes. Mistakes made in the past arrive again in the present, slightly re-dressed but always familiar.

Zoe Saldaña | The Film That Lit My Fuse

Saldaña’s star turns in the two Avatar films and Avengers: Endgame make her the only performer to star in the three top-grossing films of all time.

Finally! Angela Bassett To Receive Honorary Oscar At 14th Annual Governors Awards

The Oscars are finally recognizing that Angela Bassett did the thing! It was announced that the beloved on-screen legend will receive an Honorary Academy Award at this Governor’s Awards ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023 in Los Angeles.

Steven Caple Jr. On Reviving the Transformer Franchise…

After the Transformers was gearing down, filmmaker Steven Caple Jr. was able to put gas back into the tank of the storied Paramount Hasbro movie franchise with Rise of the Beasts.

Actors on Actors: Sheryl Lee Ralph + Jennifer Garner

Sheryl Lee Ralph has spent decades building a formidable list of acting credits “A Piece of the Action”, “The Mighty Quinn”, and “To Sleep with Anger” — but she’s finally getting her due as the motherly teacher Barbara Howard in “Abbott Elementary.

The Art of Ruth E. Carter

Ruth Carter doesn’t need the prefix “costume designer” in front of her name; she is a household name. Carter made Oscar history when she became the first Black woman ever to win two Oscars, thanks to her work on the “Black Panther” films.

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