Adaptations of 3 Tavis Smiley Books in Development – On Michael Jackson, Maya Angelou & Martin Luther King Jr.


Tavis Smiley continues to make a push into scripted content (film and TV), teaming up with J.J. Abrams (a second time) to produce an event series on the final months of Michael Jackson’s life. It will be an adaptation of Smiley’s… Continue Reading

Is This the ‘Star Wars’ Film You Were Looking For? Watch Fan-Made ‘Star Wars: Exile – Episode 1’ w/ Jamaican Leads

Star Wars Main Poster

Independent filmmakers and Georgia State University alumni Noel Braham and Pokey Spears, devoted “Star Wars” fans, directed and produced the below fan-made film, “Star Wars: Exile – Episode 1.” An entirely fan-made story set within the “Star Wars” universe, here’s the official synopsis:… Continue Reading

Trailer: Feature Documentary ‘The Chocolate Case’ Tackles Cocoa Industry’s Child Labor Practices

The Chocolate Case

For many people around the globe, chocolate is a major industry. This year (2016), it is estimated that the global chocolate market is worth $98.3 billion. Chocolate is made from cocoa beans, which, logically, grow on cacao trees. Today, the production and… Continue Reading

Watch Hour-Long ‘SAG-AFTRA ‘Conversations’ With Danielle Brooks (‘Orange Is the New Black,’ ‘The Color Purple’ on Broadway)

"Conversations" with Danielle Brooks

Courtesy of SAG-AFTRA, the talk series is titled simply “Conversations” featuring some of today’s most loved and respected actors. Taped on April 26 in front of a live audience at The New School in New York City, the below embedded… Continue Reading

The Most Popular Shadow & Act Post of 2016 Was This Project Announcement…

George and Willie Muse

No, it wasn’t some review, critique, essay or *think piece* that drew controversy, as has often been the case on this blog over the years; I suppose that means we didn’t piss enough people off this year compared to previous… Continue Reading