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‘Atlanta’ Producer Stefani Robinson Signs Overall Deal With FX

Writer and producer on FX’s Emmy-winning & Golden Globe-winning series Atlanta, Stefani Robinson, has signed an exclusive overall production deal with FX Productions, the studio behind the breakout comedy series. Under the agreement, Robinson will develop television series for FX Networks and other outlets. Atlanta is essentially a show about black life, being black, and overall…

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Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY to Present Julie Dash Film ‘Daughters of the Dust’ at The Broad

Ava DuVernay’s film collective ARRAY will present Daughters of the Dust, the classic film from pioneer filmmaker Julie Dash at The Broad on Thursday, November 16th.   A conversation with filmmakers Dash and DuVernay will take place immediately after the screening. ARRAY @ The Broad is a screening series featuring classic and contemporary films curated by…

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‘Girls Trip’ Scribe Tracy Oliver To Write New TV Series Reboot Of Classic Film ‘First Wives Club’

‘Girls Trip’ Scribe Tracy Oliver To Write New TV Series Reboot Of Classic Film ‘First Wives Club’ Girls Trip writer Tracy Oliver has been tapped to write the upcoming TV series First Wives Club, a half-hour TV series based on the 1996 Paramount Pictures movie. The 1996 film starred Diane Keaton, Bette Midler, and Goldie…

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Must Read: Lies Men Tell by Raquel Solomon

Although this entire book is based on lies, I promise you that I will get as close to the truth that you need to know as possible. You see, I live my life today anchored in truth and I’ll admit that sometimes the real truth is too much for some to bear. The events that…

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Must Read: A Treacherous Hustle: The Falicia Blakely Story

Synopsis “The devil made me do it,” some people proclaim when convicted of a heinous crime. In the case of nineteen-year-old Falicia Blakely, that statement couldn’t be truer. Born into a family bursting with dysfunction, the reluctant teen relocates to Atlanta, Georgia from Jacksonville, Florida, hoping to reconcile with her mother and enjoy a better…

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‘Being Mary Jane’ To End In 2018 With 2-Hour Series Finale Movie On BET

BET’s signature drama series, Being Mary Jane, starring Gabrielle Union, is coming to an end. The network has ordered a two-hour movie, which will serve as a series finale. It will air in 2018. A series finale movie makes for a full circle, giving Being Mary Jane fitting bookends. The series started with a highly-rated…

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LeBron James’ comedy ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ ending its run on Starz

“Survivor’s Remorse,” from LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s SpriingHill Entertainment airs Sundays at 10 p.m. on Starz.(Starz) The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news that the show’s season finale this Sunday will be its last episode. “While this may be the end of the Calloways’ story, we do believe that the themes ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ confronted over…

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Maggie 3 by. Alison-Mills-Newman

Author Alison Mills Newman reveals a rare vision of intersections between the lives of upper middle class African Americans, cutting edge multicultural bi-coastal artists, Pentecostal Christians, and revolutionary black political activists in her second novel, MAGGIE 3. Readers will witness “a rare thing,” as Nobel prize winning author Toni Morrison said of Ms. Newman’s first…

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‘Underground’ Actress Amirah Vann to Star in ‘How To Get Away With Murder’

Amirah Vann (Underground) has been tapped for a recurring role on the Shondaland series How To Get Away With Murder.  This season of the Viola Davis-led series has Davis’ Annalise Keating putting the pieces back together after losing her beloved Wes “Waitlist” Gibbons (Alfred Enoch) and the students struggling to move on with their lives.…

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Jill Scott Joins the Cast of Mara Brock Akil’s ‘Black Lightning’

Grammy-winning singer and actress Jill Scott has been tapped to join the cast of the upcoming CW drama Black Lightning from Salim Akil, Mara Brock Akil, Greg Berlanti and Warner Bros. TV. Scott will join as DC villain Lady Eve. Based on the DC character created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden, Black Lightning…

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