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Ava DuVernay’s Colin Kaepernick Series Logs Nine Covid-19 Cases

Nine cases of Covid-19 have been recorded among crew members during pre-production on Ava DuVernay’s “Colin in Black & White,” Variety has learned.The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health logged the cluster of coronavirus cases as occurring on a Netflix production at 18421 S Main St in Gardena, Calif.Production crew is currently preparing the […]

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Nick Offerman’s Next Role Will Prove He’s So Much More Than Ron Swanson

With Pawnee behind him, Nick Offerman is trying his hand as a football dad.The actor, best known as lovably gruff Ron Swanson on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, has been cast as Colin Kaepernick’s adoptive father in Colin in Black and White, an upcoming Netflix series about the real-life NFL quarterback and activist’s formative […]

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Disney Signs Colin Kaepernick to First-Look Deal

The Walt Disney Company has signed a first-look deal with Colin Kaepernick and his production arm, Ra Vision Media.The partnership will focus on telling scripted and unscripted stories that explore race, social injustice and the quest for equity, and per ESPN “provide a new platform to showcase the work of Black and Brown directors and […]

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Colin Kaepernick Teams With Ava DuVernay for Netflix Series About His High School Years

Colin Kaepernick’s life is becoming a limited series for Netflix.Kaepernick is teaming with Ava DuVernay for Colin in Black & White, a limited series that will focus on the footballer’s formative high school years, “lending meaningful insight into the acts and experiences that led him to become the activist he is today,” Netflix said in […]

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Barry Jenkins, Ava DuVernay, and Many More Join to Form Black Artists for Freedom Collective

To commemorate Juneteenth, the anniversary of the official end of slavery in the United States in 1865, more than 1,000 Black artists across multiple disciplines have joined forces to form the Black Artists for Freedom collective.This group of authors, actors, musicians, filmmakers, painters, poets, and more range from Academy Award, Grammy, Tony and Pulitzer Prize […]

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Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo Accuse Academy Voters of Punishing Selma After 2014 Protest

Amid the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement, David Oyelowo and Ava DuVernay have spoken out about what their film allegedly faced after the cast participated in the movement six years ago.  In December 2014, DuVernay’s Selma released in theaters, starring Oyelowo as Martin Luther King, Jr.While the film was critically acclaimed and nominated for Best Picture at the […]

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Oprah Winfrey Sets Two-Night Town Hall on Systemic Racism in America

Oprah Winfrey is set to host a two-night town hall to discuss systemic racism in America and the current state of a country which has seen mass protests since the death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in Minnesota.Titled “Own Spotlight: Where Do We Go From Here?,” the town hall will be […]

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Ava DuVernay Delivers Powerful Speech About Prison Reform at 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards

Awards season is officially in full swing! Even though the 2020 Golden Globes kicked things off this year, the celebration is still going strong as the entertainment industry honors the best of the best in television and film.And that’s exactly what tonight is all about at the 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards.Hollywood’s latest and greatest arrived at the annual ceremony […]

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