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Magnolia Bags WW Rights To Sundance Docu ‘Kokomo City’ On Black Transgender Sex Workers - deadline.com - New York - Atlanta - Smith - Berlin
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23.01.2023 / 03:35

Magnolia Bags WW Rights To Sundance Docu ‘Kokomo City’ On Black Transgender Sex Workers

Magnolia Pictures acquired worldwide rights to Kokomo City, the feature directorial debut of two-time Grammy-nominated producer/singer/songwriter D. Smith, who made history as the first trans woman cast on a primetime unscripted TV show. Smith also filmed and edited this wildly entertaining and refreshingly unfiltered documentary that passes the mic to four Black transgender sex workers in Atlanta and New York City – Daniella Carter, Koko Da Doll, Liyah Mitchell and Dominique Silver – as they hold nothing back while breaking down the walls of their profession. The film, executive produced by Lena Waithe, played in the Next Section and will next screen at Berlin Panorama. Magnolia will release the film theatrically this year. They burned the midnight oil on this one, with negotiations lasting till the wee hours.

D. Smith, Director Of Sundance-Premiering Documentary ‘Kokomo City,’ Signs With CAA - deadline.com - New York - Egypt - Berlin
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21.01.2023 / 20:39

D. Smith, Director Of Sundance-Premiering Documentary ‘Kokomo City,’ Signs With CAA

EXCLUSIVE: CAA has signed emerging filmmaker D. Smith, whose documentary Kokomo City will world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival later today.

MACRO Lodge Returns to Sundance, Hosts Events Spotlighting Inclusion and People of Color - thewrap.com
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21.01.2023 / 00:57

MACRO Lodge Returns to Sundance, Hosts Events Spotlighting Inclusion and People of Color

The MACRO Lodge is back at Sundance for its 6th annual edition of programming and events centered on celebrating diversity and inclusion.Over the course of four days, the invite-only showcase will host screenings, panels and parties at its location on Park City’s Main Street.MACRO, which also sponsors the festival, is presented by the company’s founder and CEO Charles D. King and his wife, Chief Brand Officer Stacey Walker King.

Sundance Kicks Off Return To In-Person Festival With Honors For W. Kamau Bell, Ryan Coogler, Nikyatu Jusu, & Luca Guadagnino + A Swipe At Armie Hammer - deadline.com - London
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20.01.2023 / 13:35

Sundance Kicks Off Return To In-Person Festival With Honors For W. Kamau Bell, Ryan Coogler, Nikyatu Jusu, & Luca Guadagnino + A Swipe At Armie Hammer

“I prefer to speak through my movies,” Ryan Coogler told a well-heeled crowd tonight at the late night A Taste of Sundance dinner.

Indeed, Lena Waithe & Hillman Grad Set Filmmakers For Third Cycle Of ‘Rising Voices’ Program - deadline.com - Los Angeles
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12.01.2023 / 17:05

Indeed, Lena Waithe & Hillman Grad Set Filmmakers For Third Cycle Of ‘Rising Voices’ Program

Indeed, actor Lena Waithe and her company Hillman Grad, and 271 Films have named the filmmakers chosen to participate in the third season of their program, Rising Voices.

‘Ain’t No Mo’ Extends Broadway Run By A Week - deadline.com - USA - Jordan - county Will - city Perry - county Union
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16.12.2022 / 07:29

‘Ain’t No Mo’ Extends Broadway Run By A Week

Ain’t No Mo’, playwright Jordan E. Cooper’s acclaimed but struggling Broadway comedy, has extended its run for another week and will now play through Friday, December 23, at the Belasco Theatre.

Hillman Grad Mentorship Lab Announces Third Year Following Success Of Years One And Two - deadline.com - county Riley
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14.12.2022 / 19:25

Hillman Grad Mentorship Lab Announces Third Year Following Success Of Years One And Two

Today, Hillman Grad announces that their Mentorship Lab, the 8-month, tuition-free program that has offered support and opportunities to marginalized creatives for two years now, will return for a third year due to its widespread success.

Sundance Film Festival Lineup Set With Ukraine War, Little Richard, Michael J. Fox, Judy Blume Docs; Pics With Anne Hathaway, Emilia Clarke, Jonathan Majors, More - deadline.com - USA - Ukraine - Russia - state Mississippi - Iran
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07.12.2022 / 21:19

Sundance Film Festival Lineup Set With Ukraine War, Little Richard, Michael J. Fox, Judy Blume Docs; Pics With Anne Hathaway, Emilia Clarke, Jonathan Majors, More

Back to in-person attendance for the first time since 2020, the Sundance Film Festival is leaning into its independent roots with a timely 2023 line-up that examines the Russian invasion of Ukraine, conflict in Iran and the dangers of technology, as well as documentaries on author Judy Blume, Michael J Fox, Brooke Shields and the Emperor of Rock’n’Roll himself, Little Richard. 

Yakira Chambers Dies: Actress And ‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ Story Editor Was 42 - deadline.com - Chicago - county Newport
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06.12.2022 / 04:31

Yakira Chambers Dies: Actress And ‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ Story Editor Was 42

An upcoming episode of NCIS: Hawai’i will pay tribute to Yakira Chambers, story editor for the CBS drama who died suddenly last week at the age of 42.

Ben Cory Jones Signs With APA - deadline.com - Atlanta
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23.11.2022 / 22:51

Ben Cory Jones Signs With APA

EXCLUSIVE: Ben Cory Jones (Boomerang, Insecure) has signed with APA for representation.

‘Insecure’ Alum Mike Gauyo & Stage 32 Open Submission For 3rd Year Of Black Boy Writes/Black Girl Writes Mentorship Initiative - deadline.com - Miami
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16.11.2022 / 03:11

‘Insecure’ Alum Mike Gauyo & Stage 32 Open Submission For 3rd Year Of Black Boy Writes/Black Girl Writes Mentorship Initiative

Mike Gauyo (Insecure, Ginny & Georgia) and co-showrunner of ALLBLK network series Send Help, with industry training platform Stage 32 open submissions for the third year of the Black Boy Writes & Black Girl Writes Mentorship Initiative under the Black Boy Writes Media banner. 

Bobby Hundreds Signs With Theresa Kang’s Blue Marble Management - deadline.com - Los Angeles
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22.10.2022 / 02:13

Bobby Hundreds Signs With Theresa Kang’s Blue Marble Management

EXCLUSIVE: Author, writer, designer and entrepreneur Bobby Hundreds (aka Bobby Kim) has signed with Theresa Kang’s Blue Marble Management for representation across film, television, and all media.

‘Woman King’ Director Thanks Black Celebrities For Buying Out Theatres: ‘Incredibly Moving’ - etcanada.com - Washington
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19.10.2022 / 07:25

‘Woman King’ Director Thanks Black Celebrities For Buying Out Theatres: ‘Incredibly Moving’

Black celebrities have been buying out theatres playing “The Woman King” so viewers can experience the film for free, something that the movie’s director says is “incredibly moving” to her.

A.V. Rockwell’s ‘A Thousand and One,’ Starring Teyana Taylor, Sets 2023 Release Date - variety.com - New York - Taylor
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17.10.2022 / 23:33

A.V. Rockwell’s ‘A Thousand and One,’ Starring Teyana Taylor, Sets 2023 Release Date

Angelique Jackson Focus Features has set A.V. Rockwell’s “A Thousand and One,” starring Teyana Taylor, for theatrical release on March 31, 2023. Written and directed by A.V. Rockwell in her feature-length directorial debut, the film centers on unapologetic and free-spirited Inez (Taylor), who kidnaps her six-year-old son Terry from the foster care system. As the film’s official description explains, the story follows mother and son “holding onto their secret and each other,” as they “set out to reclaim their sense of home, identity, and stability, in a rapidly changing New York City.” “A Thousand and One” is produced by Sight Unseen’s Eddie Vaisman and Julia Lebedev; Hillman Grad’s Lena Waithe and Rishi Rajani; and Makeready’s Brad Weston. Sight Unseen’s Oren Moverman is executive producing alongside Rachel Jacobs.

Imani Ellis Is Making Space for Creatives of Color - www.glamour.com - New York - Los Angeles - Atlanta - county Ellis
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11.10.2022 / 19:16

Imani Ellis Is Making Space for Creatives of Color

, a 3-city networking event for Black and Brown creatives. After years of searching for networking communities where she felt comfortable and understood. Ellis decided it was time to create the space herself.

Jodie Turner-Smith’s Most Breathtaking Fashion Moments: Vibrant Colors, Billowing Gowns and More - www.usmagazine.com - Britain
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07.10.2022 / 23:17

Jodie Turner-Smith’s Most Breathtaking Fashion Moments: Vibrant Colors, Billowing Gowns and More

Jodie Turner-Smith is that girl. Since emerging on the scene, the actress has commanded attention with her bold fashion.

Cynthia Erivo Explains Why She Came Out as Queer Later in Life - www.justjared.com
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23.09.2022 / 22:13

Cynthia Erivo Explains Why She Came Out as Queer Later in Life

Cynthia Erivo is opening up about her coming out experience and why she came out later in life.

Lena Waithe’s Hillman Grad Productions, Warner Bros. TV Developing Roller Skating Comedy ‘Rollin’ for HBO Max (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com
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21.09.2022 / 20:14

Lena Waithe’s Hillman Grad Productions, Warner Bros. TV Developing Roller Skating Comedy ‘Rollin’ for HBO Max (EXCLUSIVE)

Angelique Jackson Actor, producer and Emmy-winning writer Lena Waithe’s Hillman Grad Productions has a new series in the works for HBO Max. The half-hour, single-camera comedy, titled “Rollin,’” is in development under the multi-platform entertainment company’s overall deal with Warner Bros. Television Group. According to the official logline, the series centers on “an easily corruptible newbie skater and her ragtag rink crew who find drive and deliverance on the hardwood at an ATL skating rink known for its good music, food, vibes and stellar stunts. They soon discover that walking away from your past is easier said than done — but as all skaters learn, when you fall down, you must get back up.”

Quinta Brunson Reacts To Public Outcry After Jimmy Kimmel’s Emmys Bit: ‘I’m Fine And Happy’ - etcanada.com
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15.09.2022 / 19:21

Quinta Brunson Reacts To Public Outcry After Jimmy Kimmel’s Emmys Bit: ‘I’m Fine And Happy’

Quinta Brunson is clearing the air after the awkward moment at the Emmys following her first win.

Quinta Brunson Lands First Emmy; Only Second Black Woman To Win In The Writing For A Comedy Series Category - deadline.com
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13.09.2022 / 06:20

Quinta Brunson Lands First Emmy; Only Second Black Woman To Win In The Writing For A Comedy Series Category

In her show’s first season, Quinta Brunson won the Emmy for Outstanding Writing For a Comedy Series tonight, making her only the second Black woman to win in the category after Lena Waithe, and the first to win solo. Waithe shared her win in 2017 with Aziz Ansari for an episode of Master of None, titled “Thanksgiving”.

Quinta Brunson Makes Her Fashionable 2022 Emmys Red Carpet Debut - www.etonline.com - Los Angeles - city Sanford
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13.09.2022 / 02:53

Quinta Brunson Makes Her Fashionable 2022 Emmys Red Carpet Debut

to the Emmys! Quinta Brunson is making her red carpet debut at the 2022 Emmy Awards. The 32-year-old star and creator of ABC's hit new series celebrated her comedy's breakout success by attending the annual awards show on Monday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Brunson strutted down the annual awards show's red carpet in a stunning bronze gown, custom designed by Dolce & Gabbana.

Final Primetime Emmy Predictions: ‘Abbott Elementary’ and ‘Squid Game’ Set to Make History, ‘The White Lotus’ Projected to Lead - variety.com - Britain - county Davis - county Clayton
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09.09.2022 / 00:35

Final Primetime Emmy Predictions: ‘Abbott Elementary’ and ‘Squid Game’ Set to Make History, ‘The White Lotus’ Projected to Lead

Clayton Davis “Abbott Elementary” just might do it. After winning for casting, the ABC hit freshman sitcom could make history in many significant ways. After Quinta Brunson made history by becoming the first Black woman to be nominated for comedy series, acting and writing categories in the same year, she would be only the second Black person ever to win as a producer in the comedy series. The first was Winifred Hervey for “The Golden Girls” back in 1987. Also, forecast to go along with the top category a win for writing (Brunson would be the third Black person after Larry Wilmore for “The Bernie Mac Show” in 2002 and Lena Waithe for “Master of None” in 2017) and Sheryl Lee Ralph in supporting actress (she would be the second Black woman to win the category after Jackee Harry for “227” in 1987).

John Boyega, Evan Mock and Paapa Essiedu Honored at Inaugural Soho House Awards - variety.com - London
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02.09.2022 / 03:51

John Boyega, Evan Mock and Paapa Essiedu Honored at Inaugural Soho House Awards

Marc Malkin Senior Film Awards, Events & Lifestyle Editor The inaugural Soho House Awards, hosted by Stanley Tucci, were presented Thursday night in London. Honorees included actors John Boyega, Ellie Bamber (“Les Misérables”), Yasmin Finney (“Heartstopper”), Evan Mock (“Gossip Girl) and Paapa Essideu (“I May Destory You”) and makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury. Musicians Michael Kiwanuka and Self Esteem were honored and also performed during the event. The gala was held at 180 House and broadcast across Soho House’s digital platforms, including Instagram and TikTok. Olympic diver Tom Daley presented the statuettes, known as the Golden Picante awards, to the honorees.

Tabitha Brown On The Waiting Season And Being Purposed For This Exact Moment In Time - www.essence.com
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22.08.2022 / 22:37

Tabitha Brown On The Waiting Season And Being Purposed For This Exact Moment In Time

Tabitha Brown is building an empire based off of authenticity right before our eyes. Just four years ago, Brown went viral for her review of Whole Foods’ tempeh tomato lettuce avocado (TTLA) sandwich on social media. Now she’s a best-selling author, actress, and entrepreneur with fashion, home decor, and seasoning lines.In recognition of her feat, last Thursday, Hollywood Confidential honored Brown with its Trailblazer Award in what was a full-circle moment for the Internet personality who once performed at one of the events launched by producer and content creator Steve Jones.“I wasn’t free then; I was still trying to use this voice that I thought they needed and trying to find the funny,” Brown told ESSENCE of her early connection to the brand.

‘Boomerang’ Co-Creator And ‘Black Spartans’ Director Ben Cory Jones Signs With Cultivate Entertainment Partners - deadline.com - Atlanta - Michigan
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20.08.2022 / 00:09

‘Boomerang’ Co-Creator And ‘Black Spartans’ Director Ben Cory Jones Signs With Cultivate Entertainment Partners

Exclusive: Filmmaker Ben Cory Jones (Black Spartans) has signed with Cultivate Entertainment Partners for representation.

‘The Chi’ Renewed For Season 6 at Showtime - variety.com - Chicago
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18.08.2022 / 20:53

‘The Chi’ Renewed For Season 6 at Showtime

BreAnna Bell Showtime has ordered a sixth season of “The Chi.”Created and executive produced by Emmy winner Lena Waithe and executive produced by Academy Award and Emmy winner Common, “The Chi”  is a timely coming-of-age story centering on a group of residents on the South Side of Chicago who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption.In Season 5, Emmett (Jacob Latimore) and Tiff (Hannaha Hall) forge ahead as co-parents, while Tiff moves in with Rob (Iman Shumpert). Kevin (Alex Hibbert) finds new love in gaming and Simone (Antonyah Allen), while Jake (Michael V.

‘The Chi’ Renewed For Season 6 By Showtime - deadline.com - Chicago
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18.08.2022 / 20:09

‘The Chi’ Renewed For Season 6 By Showtime

Showtime has picked up a sixth season of its popular drama series The Chi, created and executive produced by Lena Waithe and executive produced by Common. The renewal comes while Season 5 is still airing, with new episodes dropping Fridays on streaming and on-demand and Sundays on the linear network, heading to the season finale, which will stream Sept. 2 and premiere on-air Sep. 4.

Cynthia Erivo shows off strong arms in gold top at The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power event - www.dailymail.co.uk - city Culver City
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16.08.2022 / 08:49

Cynthia Erivo shows off strong arms in gold top at The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power event

Cynthia Erivo cut a fashionable figure at The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power premiere in Culver City on Monday. The actress, 35, donned a sleeveless gold top that accentuated her powerful upper arms. Her long gray skirt collected on the red carpet at her feet in a messy pool.  Chic: Cynthia Erivo cut a fashionable figure at The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power premiere in Culver City on MondayShe carried a cloudy silver handbag on a long string with her at the suave affair.  Her hair was shaved close to her head, and she wore very long acrylic nails that jutted out like multi-colored claws. She blew a kiss toward the onlookers while arriving at the event. The London native also took some time to pose with Master of None actress Lena Waithe and The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power star Sophia Nomvete.  Powerful arms: The actress, 35, donned a sleeveless gold top that accentuated her powerful upper arms Long skirt: Her long gray skirt collected on the red carpet at her feet in a messy pool Accessory: She carried a cloudy silver handbag on a long string with her at the suave affair Blowing a kiss: She blew a kiss toward the onlookers while arriving at the event.

‘The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power’ L.A. Premiere Photos - deadline.com - Los Angeles - Jordan
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16.08.2022 / 07:09

‘The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power’ L.A. Premiere Photos

Most of the giant cast of Amazon’s upcoming The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power series turned out tonight for the show’s Los Angeles premiere. They were joined on the red carpet by famous fans like Michael B. Jordan, Cynthia Erivo, Lena Waithe and Catherine Hardwicke.

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