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Actors on Actors: Leslie Odom Jr., & Andra Day

Actors on Actors: Leslie Odom Jr., & Andra Day

 The pop and soul singer Andra Day transformed her body and her sound to take on the role of a late-career icon in Lee Daniels’ “The United States vs. Billie Holiday.” The historical drama, to be released on Hulu, depicts the “Strange Fruit” singer in all her...

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Read The Script: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Read The Script: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

By Jazz Tangcay| Variety In George C. Wolfe’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” tensions rise as Ma Rainey, played by Academy Award winner Viola Davis and her ambitious trumpet player, Levee, played by Chadwick Boseman. Based on the August Wilson play of the same name, it...

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George C. Wolfe | The Film That Lit My Fuse

George C. Wolfe | The Film That Lit My Fuse

By Mike Fleming Jr | Deadline Hollywood The Film That Lit My Fuse is a Deadline video series that aims to provide an antidote to headlines about industry uncertainty by swinging the conversation back to the creative ambitions, formative influences, and inspirations of...

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Actors on Actors: Daniel Kaluuya & Tom Holland

Actors on Actors: Daniel Kaluuya & Tom Holland

https://youtu.be/vRFTy9fdxwI Two Marvel Cinematic Universe members, Tom Holland and Daniel Kaluuya went deep on the elaborate process that is joining Kevin Feige's superhero team and how joining the Marvel movies opened doors for their current 2021 films. The...

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Forgotten Black Stories Need to Be Celebrated

Forgotten Black Stories Need to Be Celebrated

by Delroy Lindo (guest columnist) | Variety I started writing these words on Jan. 20, 2021, a day of historical firsts: Kamala Harris was the first African American woman to be sworn in as Vice President of the United States of America. One of the first orders of...

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Read The Screenplay: Judas and The Black Messaiah

Read The Screenplay: Judas and The Black Messaiah

By Dino-Ray Ramos | Deadline Warner Bros’ Judas and the Black Messiah may have been set in the late 1960s, but it could have very well taken place in 2021 as it puts a glaring spotlight on the treatment of the Black community, activism and identity. Director Shaka...

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Tessa Thompson Inks First-Look Deal At HBO

Tessa Thompson Inks First-Look Deal At HBO

Peter White | Deadline Tessa Thompson is moving into production in a major way with a new production company, a first-look deal at HBO and HBO Max and exec producing two big book adaptations – Who Fears Death and The Secret Lives of Church Ladies. The Westworld star...

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Lance Reddick | The Film That Lit My Fuse

Lance Reddick | The Film That Lit My Fuse

By Mike Fleming Jr | Deadline Hollywood The Film That Lit My Fuse is a Deadline video series that aims to provide an antidote to headlines about industry uncertainty by swinging the conversation back to the creative ambitions, formative influences and inspirations of...

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Rh Negative Inks Six-Film Deal With ViacomCBS

Rh Negative Inks Six-Film Deal With ViacomCBS

By Anthony D'Alessandro | Deadline Regina Hall’s Rh Negative production company has signed a six-film slate deal with ViacomCBS’ Entertainment & Youth Group, which will soon be rebranded as MTV Entertainment Group. Under the pact, the Girls Trip and The Hate U...

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Doc Dreams: Dawn Porter

Doc Dreams: Dawn Porter

 By Clayton Davis | Variety Dawn Porter didn’t set out to become a documentary filmmaker. She was as an attorney before she hit the scene with her directorial debut, “Gideon’s Army,” in 2013. In fact, Porter wouldn’t even call herself a “director” until that film...

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