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Octavia Spencer’s Madam C.J. Walker limited series will be produced by LeBron James & is likely headed to Netflix

Octavia Spencer’s limited series on Madam C.J. Walker will be exec produced by LeBron James and it is likely headed to Netflix! On Tuesday, it was announced that LeBron James’ SpringHill Entertainment is developing the project, which we’ve known for a while had Spencer attached to star. According to Variety, who reported the news, Netflix is…

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Sanaa Lathan to Star in Netflix Adaptation of ‘Nappily Ever After’

“Shots Fired” star Sanaa Lathan is set to topline the Netflix film “Nappily Ever After,” an adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name. Haifaa Al-Mansour, who helmed the critically acclaimed “Wadjda,” is on board to direct with Marc Platt, Tracey Bing, Jared Leboff, and Lathan producing. The movie is a passion project for…

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HBO Orders Specials Based on ‘2 Dope Queens’ Podcast

The four hourlong specials from Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson will debut in 2018. Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson’s 2 Dope Queens podcast is getting the small-screen treatment. HBO has ordered four hourlong specials based on the podcast set to debut in 2018, it was announced Thursday. “Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson prove you can…

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Ava DuVernay, Charles D. King’s Macro & Victoria Mahoney To Adapt Octavia E. Butler’s Sci-Fi Novel ‘Dawn’ For TV

EXCLUSIVE: A new dawn on the small screen is coming for Octavia E. Butler’s Dawn.   The classic 1987 science fiction novel by the Nebula- and Hugo Award-winning author has been picked up by Ava DuVernay, Charles D. King’s Macro and director-writer Victoria Mahoney for adaption into a television series, I’ve learned. In what remarkably is…

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Maxine Waters Stole the Show at ‘Black Girls Rock!’

  Democratic U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters received the welcome of a lifetime when she took the stage  the 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards. via NYDN: Waters was one of the honorees Saturday at the annual event honoring black women in fields such as entertainment, politics, science and social justice. The 78-year-old matched the energy of…

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OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Renews Hit Drama Series “Greenleaf” From Lionsgate for Season 3

OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK RENEWS HIT DRAMA SERIES ‘GREENLEAF’ FROM LIONSGATE FOR SEASON THREE Rick Fox Upped to Series Regular  OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has renewed its acclaimed original drama series, “Greenleaf,” from Lionsgate, award-winning writer/producer Craig Wright (“Lost,” “Six Feet Under”) and executive producers Clement Virgo (“The Book of Negros”) and Oprah Winfrey (“Selma”) for a…

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Disney Release First Look at “A Wrinkle in Time”

FIRST LOOK AT TEASER TRAILER AND TEASER POSTER FOR DISNEY’S A WRINKLE IN TIME Take a look at the teaser trailer and teaser poster for Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time” which just debuted moments ago at the D23 EXPO in Anaheim, thrilling the thousands of Disney fans in attendance. The film, which is an epic adventure…

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