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Film,Interviews

Before 'The Hate U Give' And 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix,' Lamar Johnson Gives A Riveting Performance In 'Kings' With Halle Berry

Although Lamar Johnson was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, he was very aware of the historic uprising that took place in Los Angeles, California in 1992 in the wake of the verdicts in the cases of the shooting of teenager Latasha Harlins and later, the beating of Rodney King. “I was aware of the issue, definitely aware of it,” Johnson says, “We were lucky enough to have a director...

News

Strategies Needed By Filmmakers In This New Era Of Storytelling Were Addressed At The Black Media Story Summit

There were two recurring themes during the daylong Black Media Story Summit on the 11th floor of the Google building in New York City on Friday, April 6. The first was the search for new models to achieve success in the world of visual storytelling. The second was the importance of getting in on the ground floor of new storytelling methods and technologies. Hosted by the organization...

Film,Interviews

Taylor Russell On The Thrilling, Netflix Family Space Drama Reboot Of 'Lost In Space'

“Looking back, it all makes sense," says actress Taylor Russell. The Vancouver born and raised actress and star of Lost in Space, one of Netflix’s newest series, recalls being a little girl who was always in a dream world. “I was very dramatic and was always kind of misbehaving. My parents sent me to my room so much. I would always get in trouble, and my mom remembers she would come...

Interviews,Television

Allen Maldonado On Tracy Morgan, Tiffany Haddish And How 'The Last O.G.' Is Infused With Authenticity

At the heart of The Last O.G., a show already brimming with heart, is Cousin Bobby played by actor and writer Allen Maldonado. “He's not the sharpest tool in the shed,” Maldonado shares, “But he's the most fun. He's such a lovable person. He comes from a genuine place. Never out of malice or anything. He has ideas he genuinely thinks will work but most of the time they don't.” The...

Film,Interviews

Erika Alexander Talks About Her New Production Company And How It's Expanding The Definition Of Diversity Inclusion

It was thirty years in the making. “I always felt since I started in the business that there weren’t enough roles for black people, especially black women. At around eighteen, I started to write or try to learn how to write because I thought the quickest way was to be a creator.” Actress and writer Erika Alexander talked to Shadow and Act while in the very capable hands of her...