The Lovebirds (2020)

The Lovebirds (2020)

Director: Michael Showalter Writer(s): Aaron Abrams, Brendan Gall, Martin Gero Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Anna Camp, Kyle Bornheimer, Issa Rae, Paul Sparks, Kenneth Kynt Bryan, Joe Chrest, Moses Storm, Blaine Kern III, Andrene Ward-Hammond, T.C. Matherne, Catherine...
The Photograph (2020)

The Photograph (2020)

Director: Stella Meghie Writer(s): Stella Meghie Starring: LaKeith Stanfield, Issa Rae, Chelsea Peretti, Teyonah Parris, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Rob Morgan, Courtney B. Vance, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Lil Rel Howery, Kenneth Kynt Bryan, Y’lan Noel, Wakeema Hollis, Chanté...
How ‘Love & Basketball’ Allowed Issa Rae to Dream

How ‘Love & Basketball’ Allowed Issa Rae to Dream

By Marc Malkin | Variety Issa Rae says she had every reason to think she could be a filmmaker when she was growing up. “The ’90s had lots of black television and film … a lot of the shows were helmed by black people,” she recalls. “That’s what inspired me to at least...
Empress of Serenity (2020)

Empress of Serenity (2020)

Director: Jesse Andrews Writer(s): Jesse Andrews Starring: Issa Rae, Bill Hader Synopsis: The story of an animal rights lawyer (Bill Hader) who is shocked by the news of his mother’s death, and finds unexpected friendship after he’s coerced by his estranged father to...
Feud (2020)

Feud (2020)

Director: Unknown Writer(s): Unknown Starring: Brian Michael Jones Synopsis: The story centers on a dysfunctional African-American family going on a road trip to play for a game show in order to win enough money to keep their struggling restaurant afloat. Release...
Feud (2020)

Set It Off (2020)

Director: Unknown Writer(s): Syreeta Singleton, Nina Gloster Starring: Issa Rae Synopsis: Unknown Release Date: Unknown | Length: Unknown | Genre: Action, Crime, Drama | MPAA Rating: Unknown Note: Issa Rae is a producer on this project. Original announcement....
Hair Love (2019)

Hair Love (2019)

Director: Matthew A. Cherry, Everett Downing Jr., Bruce W. Smith Writer(s): Matthew A. Cherry Starring: Issa Rae Synopsis: Hair Love is an animated short film about an African American father trying to do his daughters hair for the first time. Release Date: August 14,...
Little (2019)

Little (2019)

Director: Tina Gordon Chism Writer(s): Tina Gordon Chism (screenplay), Tracy Oliver (first draft), Marsai Martin (idea), Camilla Blackett Starring: Regina Hall, Issa Rae, Marsai Martin, Justin Hartley, Tracee Ellis Ross, Tone Bell, Mikey Day, JD McCrary, Tucker Meek,...
50th NAACP Image Awards Announced

50th NAACP Image Awards Announced

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 13, 2019) –The nominees for the 50th NAACP Image Awards were exclusively announced today at the Television Critics Association’s (TCA) TV One’s joint press conference with Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP and Alfred Liggins,...
Coogler Makes the 2018 T100

Coogler Makes the 2018 T100

by Ava DuVernay | Time Magazine In Black Panther, Queen Ramonda looks upon her son T’Challa and delivers a proclamation: “It is your time.” Millions upon millions of moviegoers around the world have proclaimed the same to the film’s mastermind, Ryan Coogler. We gaze...
The Hate U Give (2018)

The Hate U Give (2018)

Director: George Tillman Jr. Writer(s): Angie Thomas (novel), Audrey Wells (screenplay), Tina Mabry (screenplay) Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Anthony Mackie, Issa Rae, Common, Algee Smith, Sabrina Carpenter, K.J. Apa, Dominique...
Jay-Z: Moonlight (2017)

Jay-Z: Moonlight (2017)

Director: Alan Yang Writer(s): N/A Starring: Lil’ Rel Howery, Lakeith Stanfield, Jerrod Carmichael, Issa Rae, Tiffany Haddish, Tessa Thompson, Hannibal Buress Synopsis: For Jay-Z’s latest, Master of None co-creator Alan Yang recreated an episode of Friends on a...
Actors on Actors: Issa Rae & Brit Marling

Actors on Actors: Issa Rae & Brit Marling

Brit Marling (“The OA”) and Issa Rae (“Insecure”) discuss auditioning, being typecast, and choosing their own paths, during Variety’s “Actors on Actors...
ABFI to Pay Tribute to Angela Bassett with Reel Icon Award

ABFI to Pay Tribute to Angela Bassett with Reel Icon Award

from Shadow & Act Event: American Black Film Institute’s New, Next, Now Legend Oscar Week gala Date: February 24, 2017 Location: Hollywood Loews Hotel, Los Angeles, California Angela Bassett will be honored with the “Reel Icon” award by the American Black...
THR Roundtables – A Conversation on Creativity

THR Roundtables – A Conversation on Creativity

Four creative talents , Lin-Manuel Miranda, Donald Glover, Issa Rae, and Damien Chazelle, flaunting the conventions of formula, go back and forth with director Jon Favreau (a onetime wunderkind himself) on success, struggling and staying sane: “The bullshit...

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