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Trailer,Film

Check out the trailer for this black mermaid short film, 'The Water Phoenix'

What if Ariel was black? It's a question that's often posed, but we no need to worry about it any further if this promising short film has anything to say about it. Bola Ogun has unveiled the official trailer for her short film, The Water Phoenix. It stars Ogun, Joseph Dixon and Garrett Sato. Ogun says she created this film because she knows that black people do not get to see...

Television,Video

New featurette discusses importance of filming 'Queen Sugar' in Louisiana

A newly-released featurette discusses the importance of filming the OWN hit, Queen Sugar, in Louisiana. "So much of the story is about location, like Charley's character and her family uproot themselves from LA, which is a distinctive look than here. When you get to the Bordelon farm, there is something beautiful about being there and seeing the cane. I don't know how else we would...

Film

Cast rounded out for Numa Perrier's feature debut, 'Jezebel'

Newcomer Tiffany Tenille has been cast in the title role for Jezebel, the upcoming feature debut from Numa Perrier. In 2016, Numa and Jezebel were selected as part of Tribeca Film Institutes Through Her Lens directors program focused on women. Jezebel will chronicle a woman, who during the last days of her mother's life, crashes with five of her family members in their Las...

Television

Lee Daniels, Julian Breece Developing 'Mason Dixon' Drama at Fox

Lee Daniels and writer Julian Breece have teamed up for an hourlong drama titled "Mason Dixon" which Fox TV (where Daniels has an overall deal) has put into development. "Mason Dixon" centers on a black politician’s wife and a blunt-talking good-ole boy who, in the wake of their spouses’ cheating scandal, form an unlikely alliance that blends their families and shakes up a community...

Film

Trailer Premiere: Multiple Award-Winning 'Romeo Is Bleeding' (Coming to Theaters July 28)

All Def Digital and Russell Simmons have partnered with award-winning editor Jason Zeldes to executive produce Zeldes’ documentary feature directorial debut "Romeo Is Bleeding," which explores the power of spoken word poetry to save and elevate youth, in one of the most violent suburbs of the country. With Donté Clark’s evocative and stirring street poetry serving as a backdrop,...