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'Dear White People' Creator Justin Simien Says His Upcoming Horror Film 'Bad Hair' Will Be An Ode To Black Women

On a recent episode of IndieWire's Filmmaker Toolkit podcast, Dear White People's Justin Simien gave an update on his upcoming horror film, Bad Hair, which will speak to the black woman's experience with beauty and racial discrimination. "(Bad Hair) follows a girl from Compton who doesn't have the right look. She doesn't have the right hair, she doesn't have the right face, she...

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Behind-The-Scenes Of The Jessie T. Usher-Produced And RonReaco Lee-Directed Short Film, 'A Father's Love'

A Father's Love, the debut film of Mansa Productions, was introduced to the world during the 2018 American Black Film Festival in Miami Saturday. The film, written by Jessie T. Usher (Survivor's Remorse, Independence Day: Resurgence, Shaft) and Allen Maldonado (Survivor's Remorse, black-ish, The Last O.G.) and directed by RonReaco Lee (Sister, Sister and Survivor's Remorse), focuses...

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'Desus & Mero’ Leaving Viceland With Duo In Talks To Head To Showtime

The comedy duo Desus Nice and The Kid Mero are ending their Viceland nightly talk show Desus & Mero after two seasons to move to Showtime. According to Deadline, the change to Showtime is possible because the two might host a weekly show. The final episode is expected to air June 28. The new deal with Showtime comes as Viceland tried to keep the Bodega Boys with them, but the...

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Huge: Oprah Signs Major Deal With Apple To Develop Original TV/Film Projects And More; Will Remain CEO Of OWN

Apple and Oprah Winfrey have agreed to a multiple-year content partnership. Under the deal, Apple and Winfrey will work together to create original content released through Apple's content lineup. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the deal could include film and television and possibly even books, applications and other content distributed through Apple. The deal was a competitive...

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Trailer For 'Night Comes On,' Co-Written By The Shade Room Founder Angelica Nwandu, Indulges In Realism And Stellar Performances

The trailer for Night Comes On has been released, and it looks like it's going to be a tour de force. Between the realistic settings and acting, plus the glimpses of the searing script we hear in the trailer, Night Comes On seems like a film people will be talking about for years to come. The film, which was acquired by Samuel Goldwyn Films this May, is co-written by Ozark actress...