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Film Society of Lincoln Center to Host Evening with Ethan Hawke, 9/30
by Movies News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center will host Ethan Hawke on September 30 and Richard Gere on October 8 as guests of honor for “An Evening With…” at the 52nd New York Film Festival. (more...)

NJ Rep Presents LUCKY ME by Robert Caisley, 7/31-8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to present the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Lucky Me by Robert Caisley, directed by SuzAnne Barabas and starring Dan Grimaldi, Wendy Peace, Michael Irvin Pollard and Mark Light-Orr. (more...)

SNOWPIERCER Screening Among Film Society of Lincoln Center Upcoming Highlights
by Movies News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER have announced upcoming highlights (more...)

BET Networks Announces New & Returning Programming at Upfront Presentation
by TV News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

BET Networks, the #1 network for the African-American audience and a top 20 cable network among all adults 18-49, announced its upcoming programming schedule for BET and Centric at its annual Upfront presentation. (more...)

The Series Debut of 'Being Mary Jane' Starring Gabrielle Union Attracts Over Five Million Viewers for Its Premiere Night on BET Networks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2014

NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The first original scripted drama series for BET Networks 'BEING MARY JANE' starring Gabrielle Union is now the #1 original drama series debut on ALL cable for the 2013-2014 season among Adults 18-49 & Women 18-49.* The premiere airing drew in 3.3 Million total viewers (P2+) from 10-11 p.m. EST on Tuesday night, January 7. It was followed by an encore performance from 11 p.m.-12 a.m. EST which also brought in 1.8 Million total viewers (P2+). (more...)

SOUND OF MUSIC's Audra McDonald Among Nominees for 2014 Black Reel Awards
by TV News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

Audra McDonald (Porgy & Bess, Ragtime, 110 in the Shade), who portrayed Mother Abbess in NBC's live broadcast of THE SOUND OF MUSIC has received a 2014 Black Reel Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress, TV Movie or Mini-Series. (more...)

Prepare To Be Inspired, Empowered And Entertained 'Black Girls Rock' Returns To BET Networks Sunday, November 3 At 7pm*
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2013

NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Get ready for an exciting night filled with beautiful, powerful and talented women! 'BLACK GIRLS ROCK!' airs on BET Networks Sunday, November 3rd at 7pm*. For the third year in a row, Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King hosted the annual awards show. The dynamic duo wowed the audience with their grace, charm, crazy sense of humor and stunning fashion. But, as always, the night belonged to the inspirational celebrants and amazing performers who were remarkable reminders of how much black girls do indeed rock! (more...)

BET's BEING MARY JANE, Starring Gabrielle Union, Premieres Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jul 02, 2013

. From the producers of the award-winning, record breaking BET comedy THE GAME, GIRLFRIENDS and box-office hit SPARKLEcomes the BET original movie BEING MARY JANE. Starring Gabrielle Union, the highly anticipated television event premieres tonight, July 2 nd at 10:30 P.M. ET/PT on BET. (more...)

BET's BEING MARY JANE Starring Gabrielle Union to Premiere 7/2
by TV News Desk - May 28, 2013

. From the producers of the award-winning, record breaking BET comedy THE GAME, GIRLFRIENDS and box-office hit SPARKLEcomes the BET original movie BEING MARY JANE. Starring Gabrielle Union, the highly anticipated television event premieres Tuesday, July 2 nd at 10:30 P.M. ET/PT on BET. (more...)

BET Announces New Programming; Renews REAL HUSBANDS, THE GAME & More
by TV News Desk - Apr 02, 2013

BET today announced its new and returning programs, including REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD, THE GAME, and more. For the full listing of new and renewed shows, check the full list below! (more...)

MULATTO'S DILEMMA's Juliette Fairley Wins Award at 2013 New York International Film Festival in LA
by Movies News Desk - Feb 04, 2013

Filmmaker Juliette Fairley's film Mulatto's Dilemma was awarded Best Romantic Comedy at the 2013 New York International Film Festival at Raleigh Studios in Los Angeles yesterday while her film screened back east at the New Jersey Film Festival at Rutgers University. The award-winning film stars Miss Fairley, Hassan Goding, Nikki Jamitz James and Cassidy Knight. (more...)

PBS's American Experience Airs THE ABOLITIONISTS, Now thru 1/22
by TV News Desk - Jan 08, 2013

Vividly bringing to life the epic struggles of the men and women who ended slavery, THE ABOLITIONISTS interweaves drama with traditional documentary storytelling (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces SEE IT IN 70MM, Now thru 1/1
by Movies News Desk - Dec 21, 2012

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced that it will present 15 films in their original 70mm glory, featuring a mix of beloved classics and rarely screened gems, all at the Walter Reade Theater - one of the last remaining cinemas in the country equipped to screen 70mm prints. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces SEE IT IN 70MM, 12/21- 1/1
by Movies News Desk - Nov 19, 2012

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that it will present 15 films in their original 70mm glory, featuring a mix of beloved classics and rarely screened gems, all at the Walter Reade Theater - one of the last remaining cinemas in the country equipped to screen 70mm prints. (more...)

PBS's American Experience to Air THE ABOLITIONISTS, January 2013
by TV News Desk - Nov 01, 2012

Vividly bringing to life the epic struggles of the men and women who ended slavery, THE ABOLITIONISTS interweaves drama with traditional documentary storytelling (more...)

Juliette Fairley’s MULATTO'S DILEMMA Film Makes West Coast Debut
by Movies News Desk - Sep 18, 2012

The short film Juliette Fairley's Mulatto's Dilemma (JFMD) premiered this weekend at the New York International Film Festival in Los Angeles. The highly acclaimed 10-minute movie screened in the Mary Pickford room of Raleigh Studios on Melrose Avenue to a full house on Saturday night September 15. (more...)

BET Original Movie BEING MARY JANE to Open 16th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Sep 07, 2012

The 16th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival presented by BET Networks announced today that the BET Premiere Cinema film 'BEING MARY JANE' - an original made for television movie and pilot from the powerhouse couple behind 'Sparkle' and 'The Game' - will serve as the festival's Opening Night film on Thursday, September 20. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of MULATTO SAGA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2012

Malcolm X's Daughter Ilyasah Shabazz, Actor Richard Brooks, ABC News Reporter Art McFarland and FOX-TV Host Tom Murro lead the line up of celebrities attending the New York premiere of Juliette Fairley's Mulatto Saga at M1-5 Lounge in Tribeca on Monday night. (more...)

BET Networks Unveils New 2012 Programming Line-Up
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2012

During its annual Upfront presentation to the advertising community, BET Networks, the leading provider of content to black consumers globally, will reveal its new programming content including scripted programs and original movies for both BET and CENTRIC as well as new web series for BET.com. (more...)

The Picture Show at Bay Street Theatre Presents Two Tennessee Williams Films
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2011

The Picture Show at Bay Street Theatre presents two upcoming classic films based on the work of Tennessee Williams. CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF will be shown on the big screen Friday, October 21 and A STREETCAR NAMES DESIRE will be presented on Saturday, October 22. Both films begin at 8 pm and are $5 at the door. (more...)

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