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Halle Berry Says Recent Years Have Shown Her Oscar Win 'Meant Nothing' for Diversity

15 years. It's been 15 years since Halle Berry won Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 2002 Oscars. 15 years later, she's still the only black actress to win the award. Speaking with Teen Vogue's editor-in-chief Elaine Welteroth at IPG Women's Breakfast, they talked about diversity in the film industry. When Welteroth asked how does she view her win in terms of progress and...

Trailer,Film

Trailer Premiere: P.T. Barnum biopic, 'The Greatest Showman' starring Zendaya

Spider-Man: Homecoming is only beginning of Zendaya's high-profile gigs for 2018. The trailer dropped Wednesday morning for the upcoming P.T. Barnum biopic, The Greatest Showman, which is set to be released on Christmas. The film tells the story of P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman), founder of what became the famous traveling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Starring...

Casting

Roundup: 6 more new castings in Black Hollywood that you need to know

It's been a huge week for casting in Black Hollywood. Big casting announcements have included: Michael Ealy and Meagan Good will star in psychological thriller, 'Motivated Seller' with Dennis Quaid Sharon Leal to star in CBS drama 'Instinct,' replacing Khandi Alexander Kat Graham Will Play Forest Whitaker's Daughter in Netflix's Apocalyptic Thriller 'How It Ends' David...

Casting,Film

Michael Ealy and Meagan Good will star in psychological thriller, 'Motivated Seller' with Dennis Quaid

Michael Ealy and Meagan Good continue to be two of the most booked people in Hollywood. The two, who star together in the Think Like A Man franchise, are set to star alongside Dennis Quaid and Power's Joseph Sikora in the psychological thriller, Motivated Seller.  Initially reported by Deadline as part Get Out, Split and Fatal Attraction, the film will be set around a young...

Festivals,Film

'Black America Again,' starring Common and directed by Bradford Young, wins LAFF Best Short Documentary

Thursday, the Los Angeles Film Festival announced its winners. Respective of Shadow & Act's interests, we're noting that the award for Best Short Documentary went to Black America Again, directed by cinematographer extraordinaire Bradford Young and produced by Ava DuVernay. Young and DuVernay worked together on Selma.  In Young's directorial debut, Common stars in the short doc...