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Eddie Murphy inks 3-picture deal with Amazon Studios.  https://shadowandact.com/eddie-murphy-inks-three-picture-first-lo...
12/28/2021
Eddie Murphy Inks Three-Picture, First-Look Film Deal With Amazon Studios - Shadow and Act

Eddie Murphy inks 3-picture deal with Amazon Studios. https://shadowandact.com/eddie-murphy-inks-three-picture-first-look-film-deal-with-amazon-studios

Amazon Studios has announced its new three-picture and first-look film deal with Eddie Murphy . Under the deal, Murphy will star in three Amazon Studios films as well as develop original films for Amazon Studios and Prime Video. He will also have the potential to star in these projects. Murphy's dea...

Nice Will Smith...https://shadowandact.com/will-smith-paid-king-richard-cast-bonuses-to-make-up-film-releasing-in-theate...
11/10/2021
Will Smith Paid 'King Richard' Cast Bonuses To Make Up For Film Releasing In Theaters And On Streaming On Same Day - Shadow and Act

Nice Will Smith...https://shadowandact.com/will-smith-paid-king-richard-cast-bonuses-to-make-up-film-releasing-in-theaters-and-on-streaming-at-same-tiime #willsmith #KingRichard

Will Smith made sure his King Richard co-stars got paid what they're worth. According to The Hollywood Reporter , Smith dove into his own pockets to pay bonuses to the King Richard cast after WarnerMedia began using the day-to-date release model. The bonuses were to compensate for the amount of mone...

AFM: Black Filmmakers Look to Capitalize on International Demand for More Diverse Storieshttps://www.hollywoodreporter.c...
11/05/2021
AFM: Black Filmmakers Look to Capitalize on International Demand for More Diverse Stories

AFM: Black Filmmakers Look to Capitalize on International Demand for More Diverse Stories
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/afm-2021-black-stories-going-mainstream-1235042193/#recipient_hashed=6387ee2f2e31a188c95c21ddd63a1d8f695da044f3b63efb68c7c6f34d3bdecc

"As black content producers, find our 'Squid Game' and find those big projects that make studios realize that we are worth investing in."

Support! Conch Shell Productions presentation of"AFTERSHOCKS"- Caribbean-American stories post-pandemic Online Screening...
09/27/2021

Support! Conch Shell Productions presentation of
"AFTERSHOCKS"- Caribbean-American stories post-pandemic Online Screenings- October 14-16th!

Support! Conch Shell Productions presentation of
"AFTERSHOCKS"- Caribbean-American stories post-pandemic Online Screenings- October 14-16th!

'Attica’ Director Stanley Nelson talks reframing American History With Black Experience.https://www.hollywoodreporter.co...
09/14/2021
Toronto: ‘Attica’ Director Talks Reframing American History With Black Experience

'Attica’ Director Stanley Nelson talks reframing American History With Black Experience.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/toronto-attica-director-reframing-american-history-black-experience-1235012263/

"We now can't deny it," Stanley Nelson said of African American stories like the 1971 Attica prison rebellion that he chronicles in Showtime's 'Attica,' which has premiered at TIFF.

TIFF 2021: All the highlights from the 10-day festival. Sept. 9-18, 2021 #TIFF21 https://twitter.com/i/events/1422191366...
09/10/2021
TIFF 2021: All the highlights from the 10-day film festival

TIFF 2021: All the highlights from the 10-day festival. Sept. 9-18, 2021 #TIFF21 https://twitter.com/i/events/1422191366818308105

The 46th annual Toronto International Film Festival returns September 9 through September 18 with an in-person and digital presence featuring close to 200 films from around the world and events with acclaimed industry guests. Attendees are required to show proof of full vaccination or to provide a n...

RIP to the one and only, Michael K. Williams https://freereactor.com/2021/09/07/michael-k-williams-critics-appreciation-...
09/08/2021
Michael K. Williams Critic’s Appreciation – The Hollywood Reporter - FREE REACTOR

RIP to the one and only, Michael K. Williams
https://freereactor.com/2021/09/07/michael-k-williams-critics-appreciation-the-hollywood-reporter/

My favorite scene in The Wire is partially built on a lie. It’s the second-season sequence in which Omar Little is put on the witness stand and shady lawyer Maurice Levy tries to assault his credibility. Omar turns the tables on Levy by declaring that they’re both part of the same hypocrisy, fam...

More news on "The Woman King" film... https://shadowandact.com/lashana-lynch-joins-viola-davis-and-thuso-mbedu-in-the-wo...
09/03/2021
Lashana Lynch Joins Viola Davis And Thuso Mbedu In 'The Woman King' Film On Dahomey Amazons - Shadow and Act

More news on "The Woman King" film... https://shadowandact.com/lashana-lynch-joins-viola-davis-and-thuso-mbedu-in-the-woman-king-film-on-dahomey-amazons

Lashana Lynch has been tapped to star in TriStar's The Woman King . She joins the previously-announced Voila Davis and The Underground Railroad 's Thuso Mbedu. Gina Prince-Bythewood is the director. Dana Stevens wrote the original screenplay and did a rewrite with Prince-Bythewood. As we reported ba...

Tracee Ellis Ross and Kenan Thompson Weigh in on the State of the Black Family Sitcom and Shepherding the Next Generatio...
08/26/2021
Tracee Ellis Ross and Kenan Thompson Weigh in on the State of the Black Family Sitcom and Shepherding the Next Generation

Tracee Ellis Ross and Kenan Thompson Weigh in on the State of the Black Family Sitcom and Shepherding the Next Generation
https://variety.com/2021/tv/features/tracee-ellis-ross-kenan-thompson-blackish-state-of-sitcom-1235028869/

Some people get upset when you toss around the world “icon” too freely, but “veteran” doesn’t seem strong enough to describe either Tracee Ellis Ross or Kenan Thompson…

Yahya Abdul-Mateen attached to star in Blitz Bazawule's "The Scene of Burnt Flowers" limited series from Macro TV Studio...
07/29/2021
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Attached To Star In Blitz Bazawule’s ‘The Scent Of Burnt Flowers’ Limited Series From Macro Television Studios

Yahya Abdul-Mateen attached to star in Blitz Bazawule's "The Scene of Burnt Flowers" limited series from Macro TV Studios! https://deadline.com/2021/07/yahya-abdul-mateen-ii-blitz-bazawules-the-scent-of-burnt-flowers-limited-series-macro-television-studios-1234788032/

Emmy winner Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is attached to star and executive produce Blitz Bazawule’s The Scent of Burnt Flowers, a six-episode limited series based on Bazawule’s upcoming novel,…

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07/19/2021

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Barry Jenkins Moves Overall Deal From Amazon To HBO/HBO Max And A24 https://shadowandact.com/barry-jenkins-signs-overall...
05/10/2021
Barry Jenkins Moves Overall Deal From Amazon To HBO/HBO Max And A24 - Shadow and Act

Barry Jenkins Moves Overall Deal From Amazon To HBO/HBO Max And A24 https://shadowandact.com/barry-jenkins-signs-overall-barry-jenkins-moves-overall-deal-from-amazon-to-hbo-and-hbo-maxtv-deal-with-hbo

Barry Jenkins has now signed on with HBO. Jenkins, who has his upcoming series The Underground Railroad with Amazon, has now signed an overall TV deal with HBO and HBO Max. The deal includes the stipulation that A24 will executive produce Jenkins' projects under his Pastel production company for HBO...

Veteran actor Carl Lumbly is having a career renaissance thanks to Marvel's "Falcon and the Winter Soldier," and former ...
05/03/2021
Carl Lumbly Never Misses

Veteran actor Carl Lumbly is having a career renaissance thanks to Marvel's "Falcon and the Winter Soldier," and former co-stars Jennifer Garner and Gina Torres agree it's about time. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/carl-lumbly-falcon-winter-soldier-marvel_n_607df149e4b063a636fad5ea?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004 via @HuffPostEnt

The veteran actor is finally getting his due thanks to "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier," and former co-stars Jennifer Garner and Gina Torres agree it'...

Oscar shocker.  Chadwick Boseman loses  to Anthony Hopkins for best actor award.  https://shadowandact.com/oscars-shocke...
04/28/2021
Oscars Shocker: Chadwick Boseman Loses Best Actor To Anthony Hopkins - Shadow and Act

Oscar shocker. Chadwick Boseman loses to Anthony Hopkins for best actor award. https://shadowandact.com/oscars-shocker-chadwick-boseman-loses-best-actor-to-anthony-hopkins

The Oscars has proven once more that it does not vote according to what fans want. Chadwick Boseman earned his first Oscar nomination posthumously for playing Levee in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (which earned five nominations overall). However, the iconic actor lost to Anthony Hopkins for his role i...

Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson make history.  https://shadowandact.com/ma-raineys-black-bottoms-mia-neal-and-jamika-wilson-m...
04/28/2021
'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom's' Mia Neal And Jamika Wilson Make History With Hair And Makeup Oscar Win - Shadow and Act

Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson make history. https://shadowandact.com/ma-raineys-black-bottoms-mia-neal-and-jamika-wilson-make-history-with-hair-and-makeup-oscar-win

History was made on Oscars night as Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson became the first Black women to win the Oscar for makeup and hairstyling for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom , along with Sergio Lopez-Rivera. Neal helmed the hair department and Wilson is Viola Davis ' personal stylist. They were also the firs...

H.E.R. has half of an EGOT with Oscar Win.  https://shadowandact.com/h-e-r-has-half-of-an-egot-with-judas-and-the-black-...
04/28/2021
H.E.R. Has Half Of An EGOT With 'Judas And The Black Messiah' Oscar Win - Shadow and Act

H.E.R. has half of an EGOT with Oscar Win. https://shadowandact.com/h-e-r-has-half-of-an-egot-with-judas-and-the-black-messiah-win

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)’ 93rd Academy Awards ceremony aired last night and unfortunately, it did not quite live up to expectations as far as diversity and inclusion were concerned. The late Chadwick Boseman was wholly snubbed by the Academy and Viola Davis did not t...

Congratulations to Daniel Kaluuya who wins Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. https://shadowandact.com/daniel-kaluuya-wins...
04/26/2021
Daniel Kaluuya Wins Best Supporting Actor Oscar For 'Judas And The Black Messiah' - Shadow and Act

Congratulations to Daniel Kaluuya who wins Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. https://shadowandact.com/daniel-kaluuya-wins-best-supporting-actor-oscar-for-judas-and-the-black-messiah

Daniel Kaluuya has won his first Academy Award for playing Chairman Fred Hampton in Warner Bros.' Judas and the Black Messiah . It completes a full-season sweep for the actor, as he won every major award leading up to the Oscar. "Man, thank you God. I can’t be here without your guidance and protec...

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