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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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Moonlight Director Barry Jenkins Working on Film About Legendary Dancer Alvin Ailey

Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins has his next project lined up.Jenkins, who directed Moonlight, is working on a feature film about the life and career of choreographer and dancer Alvin Ailey, according to The Hollywood Reporter.The film, which is untitled, will also have the assistance of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, which controls the rights […]

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Golden Globes: Regina King Vows to Employ at Least 50% Women on Everything She Produces

Regina King achieved the impossible at the Golden Globes — she got to finish a speech that was originally cut off.After winning the award for actress in a drama film for Barry Jenkins’ “If Beale Street Could Talk” on Sunday night, King delivered an impassioned speech, vowing to employ more women on her projects and […]

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If Beale Street Could Talk: Here’s the Powerful Story Behind the Adaptation

Barry Jenkins left us in awe with his lush, nuanced storytelling in 2016’s Moonlight, and now, he’s poised to do it again with the drama If Beale Street Could Talk.Due in theaters on Dec.25, it’s already a critical darling with three Golden Globe nominations to its name – and award season has barely begun.In his […]

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Roma Named Best Film of 2018 by L.A. Film Critics Association

Members of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association met Sunday afternoon to vote on the year’s best accomplishments in movies.Alfonso Cuarón’s black-and-white film Roma earned the top prize, after winning the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and topping the New York Film Critics Circle; Roma is expected to give Netflix its first Best […]

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Mark Wahlberg Gunning to Direct Caron Butler Biopic

He’s already producing and acting in the movie — but now Mark Wahlberg is making a play to Direct his upcoming movie about the life of NBA star Caron Butler.  We broke the story …Wahlberg has been targeting huge names like Spike Lee, Peter Berg and Barry Jenkins to direct the flick about Butler’s journey from dealing […]

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