Life and Def: Sex Drugs Money + God (2020)

Life and Def: Sex Drugs Money + God (2020)

Director: Unknown Writer(s): Russell Simmons, Kenya Barris Starring: Unknown Synopsis: The story of how the legendary hip-hop music label Def Jam Recordings came to be. Release Date: Unknown | Length: Unknown | Genre: Biography, Music | MPAA Rating: Unknown Note:...
Life and Def: Sex Drugs Money + God (2020)

Uptown Saturday Night (2019)

Director: Rick Famuyiwa Writer(s): Kenya Barris Starring: Kevin Hart Synopsis: The original comedy centered around two friends, their night at an illegal club, a misplaced wallet, and a winning lottery ticket. Release Date: Unknown | Length: Unknown | Genre: Comedy |...
Life and Def: Sex Drugs Money + God (2020)

Cube In My Head (2020)

Director: Unknown Writer(s): Kenya Barris, Alex Barnow Starring: Ice Cube Synopsis: The story of a hapless white guy, perennially disrespected by everyone from his girlfriend to his co-workers. When he wakes up after an accident, the voice inside his head is Ice Cube....
Coming 2 America (2020)

Coming 2 America (2020)

Director: Craig Brewer Writer(s): Eddie Murphy (characters), Kenya Barris, Barry W. Blaustein (earlier screenplay), David Sheffield (earlier screenplay) Starring: James Earl Jones, Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes, Shari Headley, Arsenio Hall, John Amos, Leslie Jones,...
Coming 2 America (2020)

The Witches (2020)

Director: Robert Zemeckis Writer(s): Roald Dahl (novel),  Robert Zemeckis (screenplay), Allan Scott (based on the 1990 film “The Witches” screenplay by), Kenya Barris (screenplay) Starring: Anne Hathaway, Stanley Tucci, Octavia Spencer, Chris Rock, Angus Wright,...
White Men Can’t Jump (2018)

White Men Can’t Jump (2018)

Director: Unknown Writer(s): Kenya Barris, Doug Hall Starring: Unknown Synopsis: A remake of the 1992 film about a pair of basketball hustlers who team up to earn extra cash. Release Date: Unknown | Length: Unknown | Genre: Comedy, Sports | MPAA Rating: Unknown Note:...
Shaft (2019)

Shaft (2019)

Director: Tim Story Writer(s): Kenya Barris, Alex Barnow, Ernest Tidyman (novel) Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher, Richard Roundtree, Regina Hall, Alexandra Shipp, Matt Lauria, Titus Welliver, Method Man, Isaach De Bankolé, Avan , Jogia, Luna Lauren Velez,...
44th Annual Humanitas Prize Finalists Announced

44th Annual Humanitas Prize Finalists Announced

by Patrick Hipes | Deadline Hollywood Disney/Marvel’s blockbuster Black Panther and NBC’s This Is Us are among the nominees for the 44th annual Humanitas Prize. Winners will be revealed in a ceremony February 8 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The prize was created to...
A Boy. A Girl. A Dream (2018)

A Boy. A Girl. A Dream (2018)

Director: Qasim Basir Writer(s): Qasim Basir, Samantha Tanner Starring: Omari Hardwick, Meagan Good, Jay Ellis, Dijon Talton, Kenya Barris, Maryam Basir, David Bianchi, Affion Crockett, Alexis Fallon, Wesley Jonathan, Kris D. Lofton, Fernando Martinez, Lauren...
Unbanned: The Legend of AJ1 (2018)

Unbanned: The Legend of AJ1 (2018)

Director: Dexton Deboree Writer(s): Dexton Deboree Starring: Anthony Anderson, Dapper Dan, Mark Wahlberg, Carmelo Anthony, Kenya Barris, David Stern, DJ Clarke Kent, Michael B. Jordan, Jeff Gorman, Jason Sudeikis, Hebru Brantley, Sal Masekela, Lance Mountain, Phil...
Sundance 2018 lineup filled with highly-anticipated, diverse films

Sundance 2018 lineup filled with highly-anticipated, diverse films

Trey Mangum | Shadow and Act Sundance Institute announced the feature films that will be screened at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, held in Park City, Salt Lake City at at Sundance Mountain Resort, from January 18–28. For the 2018 Festival, 110 feature-length films...
Girls Trip (2017)

Girls Trip (2017)

Director: Malcolm D. Lee Writer(s): Kenya Barris, Tracy Oliver, Erica Rivinoja Starring: Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish, Larenz Tate, Mike Colter, Kate Walsh, Kofi Siriboe, Lara Grice, Deborah Ayorinde, Janeline Hayes, Wild Wayne,...
The Talk – Race in America (2017)

The Talk – Race in America (2017)

Director: Samuel D. Pollard Writer(s): N/A Starring: Kenya Barris, Charles Blow, Nas, Rosie Perez, John Singleton, Samaria Rice, Tamir Rice, Tim McGinty, Devin Mims, Abdul Kareem Henton, Bakari Kitwana, Latonya Goldsby, Isa Alshawabka, Robin Andrews, Shelly Gracon,...
Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith Reunite for a ‘Girl Trip’

Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith Reunite for a ‘Girl Trip’

Shadow and Act | Tambay Obenson Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith are eyeing roles in Universal Pictures’ “Girl Trip” which will be directed by Malcolm D. Lee, and produced by Will Packer. Previously set for an August 11, 2017 release, the studio has moved that...
Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016)

Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016)

Director: Malcolm D. Lee Writer(s): Kenya Barris, Tracy Oliver Starring: Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Regina Hall, Sean Patrick Thomas, Eve, Anthony Anderson, Jazsmin Lewis, J.B. Smoove, Common, Nicki Minaj, Lamorne Morris, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Margot Bingham, Deon...
The Legends to Produce Put Pilot for ABC

The Legends to Produce Put Pilot for ABC

by Nellie Andreeva and Dominic Patten | Deadline Hollywood Ordinary People, a single-camera romantic comedy with music elements executive produced by John Legend and his wife, model/TV personality Chrissy Teigen, has been set up at ABC with a put pilot commitment. It...
Kenya Barris Inks Overall Deal With ABC Studios

Kenya Barris Inks Overall Deal With ABC Studios

by Nellie Andreeva | Deadline Hollywood On the heels of the breakout success of ABC’s freshman comedy Black-ish, the series’ creator Kenya Barris has signed a three-year overall deal with Black-ish producer ABC Studios. Under the pact, Barris will continue as...

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