Tonight: FRONTLINE Will Examine Deep Racial Divisions from Obama to Trump in 4-Hour Documentary, ‘Divided States of America’

PBS Frontline

Days before the inauguration of the 45th American president in January 2017, PBS’ FRONTLINE documentary series will premiere “Divided States of America,” a four-hour, two-night documentary miniseries that looks back at events during the Obama presidency that have revealed deep… Continue Reading

Perfectly-Timed, PBS Announces the First Documentary Biography of John Lewis, ‘Get in the Way,’ Premiering Feb. 10 (Trailer)

GET IN THE WAY - JOHN LEWIS

PBS and Georgia Public Broadcasting announced today that “John Lewis – Get in the Way,” a new documentary produced and directed by Kathleen Dowdey, will premiere Friday, February 10, 2017, 10:30-11:30 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS. The first… Continue Reading

Robert Johnson’s RLJ Entertainment Announces SVOD Channels (UMC & Acorn) More Than Double Subscribers in 2016

UMC

BET founder and former CEO Robert Johnson’s RLJ Entertainment Inc. today announced that its proprietary digital channels, the SVOD services Urban Movie Channel (UMC) and Acorn TV, realized subscriber growth that exceeded 2016 year-end expectations. Acorn TV is the premier… Continue Reading

TCA: Trailer + 2 Clips from INDEPENDENT LENS Documentary on How ‘Birth of a Nation’ Ignited the Battle for Civil Rights

PBS INDEPENDENT LENS

PBS unveiled a strong and quite robust winter/spring 2017 season lineup that includes a lot of original programming that you will be interested in (based on my initial skim of the schedule), including an INDEPENDENT LENS documentary titled “Birth of a… Continue Reading

Watch The Hollywood Reporter’s Full Oscar 2017 Directors Roundtable with Denzel Washington, Barry Jenkins + More

THR Full Oscar Director's Roundtable with Damien Chazelle, Mira Nair, Barry Jenkins,  Oliver Stone, Mel Gibson, and Denzel Washington

The Hollywood Reporter’s Directors 2017 Oscars Roundtable is finally online in full. Below, watch Join Mel Gibson (“Hacksaw Ridge”), Oliver Stone (“Snowden”), Denzel Washington (“Fences”), Damien Chazelle (“La La Land”), Mira Nair (“Queen of Katwe”), and Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight”) in… Continue Reading