Pam Grier News

Petmate Partners With Pilots N Paws For 'Big Flyway' Rescue Airlift
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

With just days or hours to live, more than 300 dogs languishing in South Carolina kill shelters will be rescued and airlifted during Pilots N Paws' "Big Flyway" on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Greenville Downtown Airport in Greenville, South Carolina. Petmate will help ensure all transported pets are safe and comfortable on their life-saving trip by providing travel carriers, harnesses, collars and leads. (more...)

Tom Sizemore to Star in Feature Film DURANT'S NEVER CLOSES
by Movies News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Running Wild Films and 5J Media have announced that they will be producing a feature film (more...)

Museum of the Moving Image Releases Overview of Programs & Exhibitions for Summer 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Astoria, New York, June 18, 2014—Museum of the Moving Image announces its major film series and exhibitions for the summer. Highlights include a new exhibition and accompanying film series exploring the work of the legendary animation director Chuck Jones(opening July 19), films by Gustav Deutsch (July 25–27), See It Big! Hollywood Melodrama (August 2–31), films by Hong Kong producer, director, and actor Patrick Lung Kong, with Lung Kong and Tsui Hark in person (August 15–24), and a complete retrospective of Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien (beginning September 12). Additional programs and exhibitions will be announced as they are confirmed. See below for schedule and descriptions. (more...)

Showtime to Bring Back Iconic Series QUEER AS FOLK, THE L WORD in Honor of Gay Pride Month
by TV News Desk - May 27, 2014

SHOWTIME is bringing back its groundbreaking series QUEER AS FOLK and THE L WORD in June in honor of gay pride month. All seasons will air on SHOWTIME® SHOWCASE from June through November. (more...)

The DRAG QUEENS OF COMEDY Come to the Castro Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

The DRAG QUEENS OF COMEDY, starring: MISS COCO PERU GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS and TRICK;LADY BUNNY Founder of WIGSTOCK, DJ and Icon; PANDORA BOX RuPaul's Drag Race; BLANCA DEL RIO RuPaul's Drag Race - Season 6 - 2013/14; DWV (Detox, Willam, and Vicky Vox) RuPaul's Drag Race; SHANGELA RuPaul's Drag Race; and SASHA SOPRANO Drag Queens Of Comedy, is set for tonight, March 29, 2014 at 7 p.m. & 10 p.m. at The Castro Theatre in San Francisco. Hosted by HEKLINA and PEACHES CHRIST. (more...)

Animal Planet's PUPPY BOWL X Earns Record 13.5 Million Viewers
by TV News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

It was a Super Bowl Sunday blowout on many levels: the Seattle Seahawks crushed the Denver Broncos; and Animal Planet annihilated all its competition as PUPPY BOWL X took the ball and ran, scoring a whopping 13.5 million unique P2+ viewers throughout the 12-hour marathon - its largest audience ever! (more...)

The DRAG QUEENS OF COMEDY Come to the Castro Theatre, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

The DRAG QUEENS OF COMEDY, starring: MISS COCO PERU GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS and TRICK;LADY BUNNY Founder of WIGSTOCK, DJ and Icon; PANDORA BOX RuPaul's Drag Race; BLANCA DEL RIO RuPaul's Drag Race - Season 6 - 2013/14; DWV (Detox, Willam, and Vicky Vox) RuPaul's Drag Race; SHANGELA RuPaul's Drag Race; and SASHA SOPRANO Drag Queens Of Comedy, is set for Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 7 p.m. & 10 p.m. at The Castro Theatre in San Francisco. Hosted by HEKLINA and PEACHES CHRIST. (more...)

2014 ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon Marks Groundbreaking Year for Achievement in Film and Television with Honors to Actor Lupita Nyong'o, Motion Pictures Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ESSENCE today announced plans to spotlight remarkable moments and performers in film and television with its eagerly anticipated 7 th annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon, including a special celebration of Black Men in Hollywood: A Year in Film. (more...)

Director Terry Carter Set for KATHERINE DUNHAM Screening, Discussion at Moving Image Today
by Movies News Desk - Jun 22, 2013

On the occasion of the 104th anniversary of Katherine Dunham's birth, Museum of the Moving Image will present a work-in-progress screening of a new documentary about the pioneering modern dancer and choreographer, by renowned actor and director Terry Carter (Battlestar Galactica, Julia), and followed by a town-hall discussion about Dunham's legacy with Carter and two celebrated Dunham dancers, Julie Belafonte and Dr. Glory Van Scott. The discussion will be moderated by Warrington Hudlin, a Museum trustee and former Dunham drummer. The program today, June 22, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. is part of Changing the Picture, sponsored by Time Warner, Inc., an ongoing series that celebrates and explores the work of film and television artists of color who are bringing diverse voices to the screen. (more...)

Director Terry Carter Set for KATHERINE DUNHAM Screening, Discussion at Moving Image, 6/22
by Movies News Desk - Jun 19, 2013

On the occasion of the 104th anniversary of Katherine Dunham's birth, Museum of the Moving Image will present a work-in-progress screening of a new documentary about the pioneering modern dancer and choreographer, by renowned actor and director Terry Carter (Battlestar Galactica, Julia), and followed by a town-hall discussion about Dunham's legacy with Carter and two celebrated Dunham dancers, Julie Belafonte and Dr. Glory Van Scott. The discussion will be moderated by Warrington Hudlin, a Museum trustee and former Dunham drummer. The program on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at3:00 p.m. is part of Changing the Picture, sponsored by Time Warner, Inc., an ongoing series that celebrates and explores the work of film and television artists of color who are bringing diverse voices to the screen. (more...)

M*A*S*H Star Allan Arbus Dies at 95
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2013

The New York Times reports that Allan Arbus has passed away at age 95 at his home in Los Angeles. The news was confirmed by his daughter, Amy this morning. The actor is best known for his role as psychiatrist Maj. Sidney Freedman on the hit television series M*A*S*H. (more...)

FEARnet to Present Broadcast Premiere of THE LAST EXORCISM, 4/7
by TV News Desk - Mar 26, 2013

FEARnet takes a look at some of the classic films horror fans grew up watching with the 'After Ghoul Special'a three-film marathon featuring THE CANTERVILLE GHOST, THE WATCHER IN THE WOODS and SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES, on Thursday, April 25, at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Presents FOXY, THE COMPLETE PAM GRIER, Now thru 3/17
by Movies News Desk - Mar 15, 2013

The Film Society of Lincoln Center presents the film series Foxy, The Complete Pam Grier (today, March 15-17). Screening at the Walter Reade Theater (165 West 65th Street) and the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center (144 West 65th Street), and highlighted by the attendance of Grier at several screenings, the film series includes such fan favorites and notable classics as THE BIG BIRD CAGE (1972), COFFY (1973), ESCAPE FROM LA (1996), FOXY BROWN (1974), and GREASED LIGHTNING (1977), as well as JACKIE BROWN (1997) featuring her Golden Globe and SAG Award nominated performance in the title role. (more...)

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 2/11
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 15, 2013

At BroadwayWorld we pride ourselves in showcasing theater content submitted by our regional contributors from all corners of the globe. Get all your theater news at a glance each Friday with 'Around BWW: Regional Highlights of the Week'! Click below for the most-read stories for the week of February 11! (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center to Present FOXY, The Complete Pam Grier
by Movies News Desk - Feb 12, 2013

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced details today for the upcoming film series, Foxy, The Complete Pam Grier (March 15-17). (more...)

InDepth InterView: Sharon Leal Talks Upcoming Films, TV Series, Broadway, Hollywood, DREAMGIRLS & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 22, 2012

Today we are talking to a tremendously talented triple-threat star all about her many recent and upcoming endeavors, including the forthcoming feature films ADDICTED, 1982 and THE LAST LETTER, as well as the pilot for a new TV series, GUILTY, and, of course, her debut solo album project - the magnetic and beautiful Sharon Leal. In addition to discussing many aspects of her films to date and her starry assortment of co-stars and collaborators on them - Jennifer Hudson, Bill Condon, Bernie Mac, Samuel L. Jackson, Pam Grier, Chris Brown, McG and Cuba Gooding, Jr. included - Leal and I also discuss her theatrically-attuned work thus far in her career, having appeared on Broadway in RENT, as well as in starring in BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY, regional work and in a prominent featured role as part of the big screen film adaptation of DREAMGIRLS. Plus, Leal recounts her fruitful artistic and romantic relationship with recent fellow InDepth InterView participant, choreographer/director Paul Becker, and also outlines her plans for the future, near and far, as she anticipates continuing work on her solo album project and promoting her many current projects while taking a temporary holiday break - all of that and much, much more awaits! (more...)

B-Movie Director Roger Corman to Remake Edgar Allan Poe Stories
by Movies News Desk - Dec 19, 2012

Acclaimed B-Movie director Roger Corman is set to remake the eight short stories of the great Edgar Allan Poe, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed today. He originally took on the literary pieces in the 1950s-60s. (more...)

Miramax Launches New Microsite to Celebrate TARANTINO XX: 8 FILM COLLECTION
by Movies News Desk - Nov 20, 2012

Tarantino fans rejoice! Miramax has launched the new microsite, Tarantinoxx.com, just in time for today's release of Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection. This site was created to celebrate Tarantino's 20 years of filmmaking - highlighting significant events that have contributed to the development of his career. (more...)

TARANTINO XX: 8-Film Collection Comes to Blu-ray Disc Today
by Movies News Desk - Nov 20, 2012

Celebrating Quentin Tarantino's legendary filmmaking, Lionsgate and Miramax are proud to present the TARANTINO XX: 8-Film Collection, arriving on Blu-ray Disc today, November 20th. (more...)

VIDEO: Trailer for TARANTINO XX: 8-Film Collection Coming to Blu-ray Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2012

Lionsgate and Miramax have announced the TARANTINO XX: 8-Film Collection, coming to Blu-ray on November 20th. Check out the official trailer below! (more...)

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