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Barry Jenkins Will Keynote Shadow And Act’s 2019 RISING Awards

On Friday, February 22, Shadow And Act will host its first annual RISING Awards in downtown Los Angeles, honoring the entertainment industry’s rising stars in four categories: Actors/Actresses, Executives, Creators (filmmakers, writers, producers) and Behind-the-Scenes stars (stylists, make-up artists, crew-members). For his consistent excellence in depicting the revolutionary depth...

Film,Interviews,Video

Taraji P. Henson On Her #MuteRKelly, #MuteHarveyWeinstein Backlash: 'Why Would I Join The Side Of The Predator?'

At the press junket for Taraji P. Henson's new film What Men Want, Henson addressed the criticism she received for posting on her Instagram Stories the comparison between the number of people tweeting about the international #MuteRKelly movement to end the alleged child predator's music career and, for some reason, the hashtag #MuteHarveyWeinstein. "I made an observation, and people...

Film,Awards,Interviews

The AAFCA Awards Celebrates 10 Years Of Black Excellence

On February 6, 2019, the African American Film Critics Association will celebrate its 10th annual awards ceremony, honoring excellence in film. Hosted by comedic actress Tichina Arnold, the AAFCA Awards will honor juggernaut Black Panther as the Film of the Year, as well as Quincy Jones and a host of other talented industry folks exemplifying excellence in their craft. Every year,...

Film,Interviews,Video

'Reel It Back': Courtney B. Vance Reacts To His Most Iconic Roles

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor Courtney B. Vance is a Black Hollywood veteran. The Harvard and Yale School of Drama alum has been in the game for more than 3 decades, playing countless roles that have shaped popular culture. When Vance stopped by Shadow And Act's L.A. headquarters, we showed him just a few of his most iconic performances, from the titular preacher in The Preacher's...

Festivals,Recap,Video,Television

WATCH: OWN Premieres Trailer For Powerful New Drama 'David Makes Man' At Sundance

What does it take to make a man? David Makes Man, OWN's powerful new coming-of-age drama from Academy Award-winning Moonlight writer Tarell Alvin McCraney, answers this question through the life of 14-year-old David. At a Blackhouse and OWN private event at Sundance, OWN premiered the trailer for this show, which will air in July 2019, following child prodigy David (newcomer Akili...