Top Talent Come Out For AAFCA

The African American Film Critic’s Association, which is quickly becoming another must-attend industry event, presented awards to a list of high profile talent Wednesday night. Actors Jordan Peele, Rob Reiner, Ava Duvernay, Frances McDormand, Director Malcolm Lee and Producer Will Packer along with presenters Paula Patton, Mike Epps, and host Nischelle Turner

Essence Honors Black Women on March 1st

On March 1st at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Essence Magazine will celebrate four artists with their Black Women in Hollywood award. Sponsored by Ford, AT&T, Walmart and others, this event will highlight the accomplishments of Lena Waith,Danai Gurira, Tiffany Haddish, and Tessa Thompson. For more information click HERE.    

Sundance’s SEARCH Wows Audience

It’s no surprise that Aneesh Chaganty‘s inventive new film, SEARCH, starring John Cho and Debra Messing just landed a $5M distribution deal from Sony. Brilliantly told solely through the lens of online media devices — social posts, texts, news footage, and every other way we communicate in this modern world, the

Amazon Originals Lack Leads of Color

It’s strange to think that Amazon, arguably the world’s largest online retailer which serves communities everywhere, would have a lineup of original series that don’t seek to serve those communities. Going off of the promo materials for Amazon’s 32 scripted series (see photo), only one — a show from India called

Golden Globes Misses Out

If hearing the Globe nominations left you disappointed, disheartened, and generally questioning whether you even care who wins in January, you are not alone. This year’s nominations are a by the numbers, old fashioned list of insiders.  Missing from the list? Kumail Nanjiani’s The Big Sick, Mudbound scribe Virgil Wililams