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Based in Los Angeles and New York, DiverseCinemaDB.com is an online movie database and blog for fans of African-American themed films and storytelling. Our goal is to provide the latest news about upcoming movie releases, projects, industry interviews, film reviews and thought-provoking commentary regarding black-themed films.

Will Smith's Emotional SAG Award Speech Left The Crowd With Wet Eyes
03/01/2022
Will Smith's Emotional SAG Award Speech Left The Crowd With Wet Eyes

Will Smith's Emotional SAG Award Speech Left The Crowd With Wet Eyes

Will Smith delivered an emotional speech after taking the honor for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role at the SAG Awards, a recognition he received for starring in King Richard. Accepting the award in front of Venus Williams, the...

Sidney Poitier: A Groundbreaking Career In Pictures
01/07/2022
Sidney Poitier: A Groundbreaking Career In Pictures

Sidney Poitier: A Groundbreaking Career In Pictures

Hollywood and the nation are mourning a Hollywood pioneer today. Click on the photo above to launch a photo gallery on the career of Oscar winner Sidney Poitier, who died today at 94. His 60-year r…

Issa Rae's New HBO Film & Television Deal Is Reportedly Worth $40 Million
03/26/2021
Issa Rae's New HBO Film & Television Deal Is Reportedly Worth $40 Million

Issa Rae's New HBO Film & Television Deal Is Reportedly Worth $40 Million

Issa Rae's eight-figure deal grants HBO, HBO Max and Warner Bros. television exclusive rights to Rae's work in TV and a first-look film deal. Issa Rae and HBO are continuing their partnership. On Wednesday, HBO publicly announced Rae inked a new five-year overall deal, according to Variety. Hoo

'Shaka: King of the Zulu Nation' Drama From Antoine Fuqua a Go at Showtime
03/16/2021
'Shaka: King of the Zulu Nation' Drama From Antoine Fuqua a Go at Showtime

'Shaka: King of the Zulu Nation' Drama From Antoine Fuqua a Go at Showtime

H: D: Showtime is ready to explore the story of a warrior king. The premium cable network has handed out a straight-to-series order for Shaka: King of the Zulu Nation, a drama from executive producer Antoine Fuqua. Created and written by Olu Odebunmi and Tolu Awosika (The Terminal List), the series....

Regina King Is Ready to Seize Her Moment: "You Give Us a Little Window, We’re Going to Kick It All the Way Open"
02/18/2021
Regina King Is Ready to Seize Her Moment: "You Give Us a Little Window, We’re Going to Kick It All the Way Open"

Regina King Is Ready to Seize Her Moment: "You Give Us a Little Window, We’re Going to Kick It All the Way Open"

In a frank discussion with fellow filmmaker Gina Prince-Bythewood, the 'One Night in Miami' director — who has been thrust into the awards conversation a year after claiming her best supporting actress Oscar — opens up about ambition, success and how best to use her megaphone.

Deadline’s New Hollywood Podcast Celebrates Black History Month
02/17/2021
Deadline’s New Hollywood Podcast Celebrates Black History Month

Deadline’s New Hollywood Podcast Celebrates Black History Month

Ever since the very first episode of Deadline’s New Hollywood Podcast with actor Sinqua Walls, the New Hollywood Podcast celebrates Black culture and talent 12 months out of the year. Februar…

Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society All In At Amazon: Muhammad Ali TV Series With Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, 1st Look Film Deal...
02/09/2021
Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society All In At Amazon: Muhammad Ali TV Series With Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, 1st Look Film Deal & ‘Without Remorse’ Franchise Hopes, And That Alexa Super Bowl Ad: MBJ & Jennifer Salke Explain The Ambition

Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society All In At Amazon: Muhammad Ali TV Series With Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, 1st Look Film Deal & ‘Without Remorse’ Franchise Hopes, And That Alexa Super Bowl Ad: MBJ & Jennifer Salke Explain The Ambition

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Michael B. Jordan’s Alexa Super Bowl commercial heralds a deepening association with Amazon and its production and streaming arm Amazon Studios. Jordan, whose Outlier Soc…

Netflix & The Obamas’ Higher Ground Set TV & Film Slate Including ‘Firekeeper’s Daughter’ Adaptation, Tenzing Norgay Fea...
02/09/2021
Netflix & The Obamas’ Higher Ground Set TV & Film Slate Including ‘Firekeeper’s Daughter’ Adaptation, Tenzing Norgay Feature & National Parks Docuseries

Netflix & The Obamas’ Higher Ground Set TV & Film Slate Including ‘Firekeeper’s Daughter’ Adaptation, Tenzing Norgay Feature & National Parks Docuseries

President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s production company Higher Ground Productions has set its latest slate of film and TV projects for Netflix. The streamer is developing two TV series and f…

SAG Awards Nominations: ‘Ma Rainey’, ‘Minari’ Lead Film List; ‘The Crown’, ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Top TV And ‘Bridgerton’ Arri...
02/04/2021
SAG Awards Nominations: ‘Ma Rainey’, ‘Minari’ Lead Film List; ‘The Crown’, ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Top TV And ‘Bridgerton’ Arrives – Full List

SAG Awards Nominations: ‘Ma Rainey’, ‘Minari’ Lead Film List; ‘The Crown’, ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Top TV And ‘Bridgerton’ Arrives – Full List

UPDATED with full list: The nominations for the 27th SAG Award were announced Thursday in a virtual ceremony featuring Lily Collins and Daveed Diggs reading off nominees in 13 film and TV categorie…

Cicely Tyson Remembered: Barack Obama Praises “Trailblazer”; Ava DuVernay, Kamala Harris, Regina King, Tyler Perry, Viol...
01/30/2021
Cicely Tyson Remembered: Barack Obama Praises “Trailblazer”; Ava DuVernay, Kamala Harris, Regina King, Tyler Perry, Viola Davis, Shonda Rhimes & More Applaud Icon’s “Power & Grace” – Update

Cicely Tyson Remembered: Barack Obama Praises “Trailblazer”; Ava DuVernay, Kamala Harris, Regina King, Tyler Perry, Viola Davis, Shonda Rhimes & More Applaud Icon’s “Power & Grace” – Update

Refresh for updates… The death of Cicely Tyson today saw a profuse outpouring of praise and reminiscence across the generations for the regal Roots and Sounder star. The loss resonated across…

On this day - January 16, 1979 - AALIYAH HAUGHTON, singer and actress, was born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2001). Gone bu...
01/16/2021

On this day - January 16, 1979 - AALIYAH HAUGHTON, singer and actress, was born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2001).

Gone but not forgotten...

On this day - January 16, 1950 - DEBBIE ALLEN, dancer, choreographer, actress, producer, and director, was born in Houst...
01/16/2021

On this day - January 16, 1950 - DEBBIE ALLEN, dancer, choreographer, actress, producer, and director, was born in Houston, Texas. Happy Birthday, Ms. Allen!

Tessa Thompson Launches Production Company With First-Look Deal At HBO/HBO Max, Will EP ‘Who Fears Death’ & ‘The Secret ...
01/16/2021
Tessa Thompson Launches Production Company With First-Look Deal At HBO/HBO Max, Will EP ‘Who Fears Death’ & ‘The Secret Lives Of Church Ladies’ Adaptations

Tessa Thompson Launches Production Company With First-Look Deal At HBO/HBO Max, Will EP ‘Who Fears Death’ & ‘The Secret Lives Of Church Ladies’ Adaptations

EXCLUSIVE: Tessa Thompson is moving into production in a major way with a new production company, a first-look deal at HBO and HBO Max and exec producing two big book adaptations – Who Fears …

Ava DuVernay Introduces Diverse Database 'Array Crew'—We Better Not Hear Anymore Excuses, Hollywood
01/05/2021
Ava DuVernay Introduces Diverse Database 'Array Crew'—We Better Not Hear Anymore Excuses, Hollywood

Ava DuVernay Introduces Diverse Database 'Array Crew'—We Better Not Hear Anymore Excuses, Hollywood

Far too often, Black and other Film/TV crew members of color often hear a variation on trite excuse, “We keep hiring this white person because there aren’t a lot of [insert specific POC identifier here] directors, producers, cinematographers, production designers, costume designers, editors, etc...

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