Tyler Perry & DeVon Franklin Ink New Multiyear Deal with Netflix to Produce Faith-Based Films

Tyler Perry Studios and New York Times bestselling author DeVon Franklin are teaming up to produce faith-based films for Netflix. The multi-year, multi-picture deal will also include scripted and non-scripted series on the streaming service. Franklin shared how the partnership came to be in a heartfelt announcement on Instagram. “After over a year of searching […]

50 Cent Launches Second-Largest Black-Owned Studio in the World

The mogul set his sights on Shreveport, LA, as the perfect location! Rapper and entrepreneur Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson recently announced the launch of his new production company, G-Unit Studios, in Shreveport, Louisiana. For Jackson, who is behind a slew of shows including BMF and Raising Kanan, this move signifies an exciting expansion for future […]

Halle Bailey to Star in Upcoming Pharrell Willams Biopic

Halle Bailey Cast in Upcoming Pharrell Willams Biopic (photo credit: IMDb/Getty Images)

Halle Bailey is making her way back to the big screen. The singer-songwriter and actress has been tapped to star in Universal Pictures’ new coming-of-age film inspired by the life of noted producer and musician, Pharrell Williams. The untitled musical will be set in 1977 Virginia Beach, and is based Williams’ childhood growing up in the […]

Ryan Coogler Set To Produce New Prince Jukebox Musical

Ryan Coogler Set To Produce New Prince Jukebox Musical / Photo credit: Chris O’Meara/AP

Check the forecast, a purple rain is expected to fall on theaters real soon.  Ryan Coogler, the brilliant mind behind Marvel’s Black Panther films is set to produce a new jukebox musical film featuring the music of the one and only Prince for Universal Pictures, according to Hollywood Reporter. The as of now untitled project […]

Watch: Houston Filmmaker’s New Short Film Celebrating Black Women in Cowboy Culture

Houston Filmmaker Launches New Short Film Celebrating Black Women in Cowboy Culture / Photo credit: YouTube

“Beyoncé got her drip from the folks who embraced the cowgirl culture before her.” Black cowboys and cowhands have almost been erased from history, despite their contributions to the expansion of this country and the development of the rodeo. For Black women rodeo riders, there’s even less acknowledgment. Houston native and film director Isaac Yowman […]

Reading Rainbow Documentary Starring LeVar Burton Is Finally Coming to Theaters

In a heartwarming tribute to the beloved PBS show that was a cornerstone of millennial children’s television, a new documentary, Butterfly in the Sky, is set to hit select theaters on March 17, celebrating the iconic Reading Rainbow. First announced in 2021, this feature explores the creation and production of the show that fueled a […]

Showtime & MTV Studios Launch New HBCU Partnership For Emerging Creators

They’re cultivating diverse pipelines of creators within the entertainment industry. According to Deadline, Showtime/MTV Entertainment Studios is set to make an impact with the launch of The Showtime/MTV Entertainment Studios Storytellers Lab, an initiative aimed at building partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). This visionary program seeks to close the gap between untapped […]

David Oyelowo Partners With Roku To Launch New Channel Amplifying Black Stories

David Oyelowo Partners With Roku To Launch New Channel Amplifying Black Stories

Golden Globe Award-winning actor David Oyelowo is launching “Mansa Mix,” a free streaming service on The Roku Channel that will put Black stories on screen. Mansa Mix is an ad-supported station that will offer a curated selection of films and television series that celebrate Black culture from around the globe. “Mansa is dedicated to showcasing […]

Issa Rae Announces That She’s Secured Investors For New Studio

“When I Tell You We’re Ready, We’re Ready,” says Issa Rae. In the wake of recent cancellations of Black television shows, including the unfortunate axing of her own series, Rap Sh!t, Issa Rae is not deterred. In an interview with Time, she expressed her frustration with Hollywood’s apparent back-peddling on pledges to increase diversity and […]

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