Kerry Washington and Others Urge Congress to Pass CROWN Act

Kerry Washington, Zoë Kravitz, Rosario Dawson, Don Cheadle and Niecy Nash-Betts were among the 160,000 SAG-AFTRA members who urged Congress to pass the CROWN Act, which prohibits discrimination based on hair style and texture.

Sergio Mims (1955-2022)

Members of the film industry and movie buffs are mourning the death of Sergio Mims, a founder of Chicago’s Black Harvest Film Festival. “The Chicago film community just lost a great film critic, film historian and film ambassador,” tweeted George Tillman Jr.

Variety Announces 10 Actors to Watch for 2022

By Jenelle Riley | Variety Variety has selected its 10 Actors to Watch for 2022, an honor that dates back to 1998. Past honorees include many future Oscar winners and nominees including Mahershala Ali, Timothée Chalamet, Viola Davis, Adam Driver, Brie Larson and...

Trevor Noah Thinks Social Media Poisons the Well of Civil Discourse

Trevor Noah admits that he didn’t think his exchange with Kanye West on social media earlier this year would blow up the way it did.

W. Kamau Bell on…

When W. Kamau Bell got started, he just wanted to make people laugh. At 21, he began with a goal of being a stand-up comedian. Then everything changed.

Actors on Actors: Quinta Brunson + Adam Scott

 DESCRIPTION: Quinta Brunson, the creator and star of ABC’s “Abbott Elementary,” and Adam Scott, of Apple TV+’s mind-bending drama “Severance,” have a connection we can’t quite put our finger on. After they speak about their shows — and the fact that both of their...

Salli Richardson-Whitfield Extends HBO Overall Deal, Joins ‘Winning Time’ as Executive Producer

by Joe Otterson | Variety Salli Richardson-Whitfield has extended her overall deal with HBO and HBO Max for an additional two years. Under the terms of the deal, Whitfield will become an executive producer on the HBO basketball drama “Winning Time: Rise of the Lakers...

Could DeVon Franklin be the Next Oscar President?

by Clayton Davis | Variety With new Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences CEO Bill Kramer in place, the next big question mark for the organization that hosts the Oscars revolves around who will replace outgoing president David Rubin, whose term ends this...

50 Best Superhero Movie Performances of the Last 50 Years

by Clayton Davis | Variety From the heroes like Batman and Wolverine to the terrifying villains such as Joker and Thanos, superhero movies have proven to be box office juggernauts, with the likes of Marvel and DC films leading the way. However, the artists who bring...

Denzel Washington to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

By Wilson Chapman | Variety Denzel Washington can now add Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient to his list of accolades. President Joe Biden announced the 17 honorees on Friday. Presented annually, the medal recognizes public figures who have made notable...

Actors on Actors: Viola Davis + Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson and Viola Davis are both veterans of the New York theater scene, and embrace the opportunity to dig into their shared experiences before addressing their latest work on TV. On Apple TV+, Jackson takes the lead role in “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey,”...

Robin Thede Signs HBO Overall Deal

by Joe Otterson | Variety Robin Thede has signed a three-year overall deal with HBO. Under the deal, Thede will develop content exclusively for HBO, HBO Max, and Warner Bros. Television. The deal expands upon Thede’s previous overall deal with Warner Bros. TV alone,...

Nicole Byer on Breaking Boundaries

Emily Longeretta | Variety Nicole Byer never set out to be a host. For years, she was best known for being one of the hilarious comics on MTV’s “Girl Code” and later the star of “Loosely Exactly Nicole.” Fast forward to 2020, and she became the first Black woman...

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