Viola Davis, Lee Daniels, Common, Morris Chestnut, Omari Hardwick Confirmed for ‘BET Presents the American Black Film Festival Honors’


BET Networks and American Black Film Festival (ABFF)’s “BET Presents the American Black Film Festival Honors” has announced that Viola Davis, Lee Daniels, Common, Morris Chestnut and Omari Hardwick are confirmed to present during the annual ceremony taping in Los Angeles… Continue Reading

’60 Minutes” Bill Whitaker Named Radio Television Digital News Foundation Award Honoree

Bill Whitaker

Bill Whitaker, the veteran CBS newsman and “60 Minutes” correspondent, will be honored with the Leonard Zeidenberg First Amendment Award, the Radio Television Digital News Foundation (RTDNF) announced. Whitaker will receive the award at the RTDNF’s annual First Amendment Awards… Continue Reading

Hannah Beachler Picks Up 2017 Art Directors Guild Award for Production Design on Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’

Hannah Beachler

Dattner Dispoto and Associates (DDA) production designer Hannah Beachler won the best “Awards or Event Special” 2017 Art Directors Guild (ADG) Award on Saturday. Beachler, who recently designed the Academy Awards Best Picture nominee “Moonlight,” Don Cheadle’s “Miles Ahead” and… Continue Reading

The 2017 BAFTA Awards (British Equivalent of the Oscars) Ceremony Is Tonight – Nominees + How to Watch in the USA


The 2017 EE British Academy Film Awards (essentially the British equivalent of the Oscars) takes place tonight, Sunday February 12, at the Royal Albert Hall, London. The ceremony will be hosted by Stephen Fry and will be broadcast exclusively on BBC… Continue Reading

Essence 10th Black Women in Hollywood Awards & Gala Oscar-Week Event to Honor Hollywood’s Next Generation

Issa Rae, Aja Naomi King, Janelle Monae and Yara Shahidi will be honored at Essence magazine's 10th annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards.

Time Inc.’s Essence, the preeminent brand for African American women, will commemorate the 10th anniversary of its esteemed “Black Women in Hollywood Awards” – the annual Oscar-week celebration at the forefront of spotlighting Hollywood’s most creative and accomplished visionaries. Shifting… Continue Reading

250 Young Filmmakers from 71 Countries Selected for Berlinale Talents Program + ARRI Becomes New Co-Partner

Berlinale Talents 2017

Berlinale Talents welcomes 250 emerging professionals from 71 countries to its 15th edition. Exploring the theme “Courage: Against All Odds”, the Talents will participate in a six-day program featuring over 100 events, with many open to the public. Berlinale Talents… Continue Reading

2017 Writers Guild Awards: Screenplay Nominations Announced (‘Moonlight,’ ‘Fences’ & ‘Hidden Figures’ Made the Cut)


The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in screenwriting during 2016. Winners will be honored at the 2017 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 19, 2017,… Continue Reading