2017 Writers Guild Awards Winners Announced – ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Atlanta’ Take Home Trophies

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The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) tonight announced the winners of the 2017 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio, promotional, and… Continue Reading

Full Color Entertainment Acquires Rights to Distribute Julie Dash’s ‘Daughters of the Dust’ in The Netherlands

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Full Color Entertainment, an independent film distributor dedicated to bringing more diverse stories to Dutch theaters, has announced its acquisition of the rights to distribute the restored version of Julie Dash’s critically acclaimed “Daughters of the Dust” in The Netherlands.… Continue Reading

Donald Glover Will Play Simba and James Earl Jones Is Mufasa in Disney’s Live-Action ‘The Lion King’

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Jon Favreau, who directed last year’s live-action/CGI “The Jungle Book” movie, with voice actors that included Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o and Giancarlo Esposito, is currently prepping his next film, another live-action adaptation of a beloved work of animation, “The Lion King,” which tells… Continue Reading

HBFF Preview: ‘Brazilian Wavy’ (Feature Comedy About a Heist Worth Thousands of Dollars in Hair Extensions)

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“Brazilian Wavy” is a comedy about Remy (Barry Floyd), a bright young scientist working to develop a natural Black hair product.  Remy is totally into unlocking his ‘secret formula’ until he sees his ex-girlfriend Jin (Celeste Seda) with another man, and… Continue Reading

Watch the Father of African Cinema, Ousmane Sembène’s Last Recorded Interview Before His Death in 2007

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2016 marked an important year in the history of African cinema, as we celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the seminal film “La Noire De…” (“Black Girl”) by Ousmane Sembene, the “Father of African cinema,” which helped launch an era in film… Continue Reading

Caribbean Film Series (NYC) to Premiere Young Black UK Activists Documentary, ‘Generation Revolution’

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Brooklyn’s own Caribbean Film Series enters its third year of bringing fresh and exciting films from the Caribbean and Caribbean disapora to Brooklyn and New York City audiences at BAMcinématek’s BAM Rose Cinemas, Brooklyn’s oldest and long-lasting performing arts venue.… Continue Reading