Chatting w/ Orlando Jones & Director Kevin Hooks About BET’s ‘Madiba’ & Uncovering Nelson Mandela (Premieres Tonight)

Still from the miniseries, "Madiba". (Photo: Marcos Cruz)

There have been many films and documentaries about Anti-Apartheid leader and South African President Nelson Mandela’s expansive life. However with BET’s EPIC three-part miniseries, “Madiba,” viewers will finally get a comprehensive and personal story of the man who became a… Continue Reading

BET’s ‘The New Edition Story’ Was a Ratings, Social & Musical Phenomenon Attracting 29M Total Viewers (The Numbers)

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BET’s buzzy 3-part biopic, “The New Edition Story”, is a bona fide phenomenon, attracting 29 Million Total Viewers to the miniseries during premiere week (including premiere telecasts and encores, across BET and Centric). On BET alone, the miniseries drew 15.7MM viewers… Continue Reading

Denzel Washington, Issa Rae, F. Gary Gray Will Be Honorees at 2017 ‘BET Presents The American Black Film Festival Honors’

Denzel Washington (photo credit: John Russo)

BET Networks and The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) announced this morning that actor and director Denzel Washington will be honored with the “Hollywood Legacy Award;” writer, producer and actress Issa Rae with the “Rising Star Award,” and film director and… Continue Reading

Interview: Director Chris Robinson & Cast of BET’s ‘New Edition Story’ Talk Becoming NE, Authenticity & All That Dancing

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The iconic musical group that shattered records and broke down doors is finally getting a biopic that has been nearly thirty years in the making. BET‘s “The New Edition Story” follows the legendary R&B group from their 1978 humble beginnings… Continue Reading