Category: In Development

Michael Ealy Joins Kofi Siriboe-Led MACRO Romantic Drama ‘Really Love’

Michael Ealy has joined Kofi Siriboe in MACRO’s romantic drama, Really Love. Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing is the woman lead alongside Siriboe. Really Love will be helmed by Angel Kristi Williams in her feature directorial debut. Felicia A. Pride co-wrote the script with Williams. MACRO is financing and producing the film, brought there by producer Mel Jones. The film is set

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Sylvester Stallone Hints at Possible Adonis/Apollo Creed-Drago ‘Creed 2’ Storyline

While we’ve all been in a tizzy over Ryan Coogler’s upcoming “Black Panther” since the first trailer dropped last month, and the recent announcement that he’s reuniting with Michael B. Jordan on a drama titled “Wrong Answer,” to be scripted by Ta-Nehisi Coates, with Brad Pitt’s Plan B producing, we may have forgotten that a

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Here Are the 5 Projects Competing in the HBO Short Film Competition at ABFF

The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) announced its 2017 lineup short films that will compete in their annual HBO Short Film Competition which awards a grand prize of $10,000 to one filmmaker, and $5,000 to the runners-up, after a panel of HBO executives judge the final entries during the festival. In addition, all finalists will

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‘Love Jones’ Cast & Crew Celebrate 20th Anniversary in Conversation Moderated by Barry Jenkins

Two nights ago, June 13th, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosted the event “In the Mood for ‘Love Jones’ – The Academy Celebrates the Film’s 20th Anniversary,” which included a special screening of director Theodore Witcher’s first and still only feature film, “Love Jones,” in front of a packed house at the

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Review: Good Performance By Andre Benjamin Isn’t Enough To Bolster Hendrix Biopic ‘All Is By My Side’

A little over a decade ago, VH1 premiered one of its many mediocre television biopics, Hendrix. Playing well against type, Wood Harris starred as the iconic guitarist, alongside Vivica A. Fox (as girlfriend/groupie Faye Pridgeon), and Billy Zane. A general overview of Hendrix’s life, the film chronicled his time playing with black artists like Little

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Listen: Gucci Mane x Wiz Khalifa On Autotune Track “Nothin On Ya”

Gucci Mane uses autotune on the entirety of “Nothin on Ya” with mixed results. It sorta works for him, but we’re not completely sold at this point. On the other hand, Wiz Khalifa brings it with his verse at the middle (1:23 mark) of the track. “She f***** with a stoner / And if I’m up in this

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A Scripted Drama Series About The Birth Of Hip-Hop In Development At Starz

At first glance, I thought this was another documentary on the history through present-day hip-hop, but thankfully it’s not. According to Deadline, it’s apparently going to be a scripted drama series, which will chart “the birth of hip-hop from the violence of gang life in 1970s Bronx.” It’ll be penned by Patrick Macmanus (co-writing the CW’s

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