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The 20th Annual Imagenation Outdoors Festival to Launch with Aretha Franklin Bio-Pic  Photo The 20th Annual Imagenation Outdoors Festival to Launch with Aretha Franklin Bio-Pic RESPECT
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 23, 2022

ImageNation Film Festival's 20th Annual ImageNation Outdoors Festival kicks off Saturday July 9th thru September 10, 2022. 

VIDEO: Watch Joaquina Kalukango Make First Entrance Since Tony Win Photo VIDEO: Watch Joaquina Kalukango Make First Entrance Since Tony Win
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 15, 2022

On Tony night, promptly after giving a dazzling performance onstage at Radio City Music Hall, Joaquina Kalukango took home the 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for PARADISE SQUARE. Now watch as she takes the stage at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre for the first time since her epic win!

BroadStage Announces 2022/23 Season and New Look Photo BroadStage Announces 2022/23 Season and New Look
by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2022

Artistic and Executive Director Rob Bailis and BroadStage Board of Directors Chair Jennifer Diener announce the 2022/23 BroadStage at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center season with thirty-three offerings that include three world premieres.

PARADISE SQUARE's Joaquina Kalukango Wins 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an  Photo PARADISE SQUARE's Joaquina Kalukango Wins 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
by Team BWW - Jun 12, 2022

Joaquina Kalukango has won the 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for PARADISE SQUARE. 

RUTH E. CARTER: AFROFUTURISM IN COSTUME DESIGN Exhibition to Open at Seattle's Museum Photo RUTH E. CARTER: AFROFUTURISM IN COSTUME DESIGN Exhibition to Open at Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2022

The Museum of Pop Culture today announced details for its upcoming exhibition Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design which will open on June 18. Through more than 60 costumes by the Academy Award-winning designer (Marvel Studios’ Black Panther), the exhibition illustrates Carter’s vision and the in-depth process she uses for each project.

VIDEO: Joaquina Kalukango Opens Up About Embracing the Power of PARADISE SQUARE Photo VIDEO: Joaquina Kalukango Opens Up About Embracing the Power of PARADISE SQUARE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 7, 2022

Immediately following a nomination for her work in Slave Play, Joaquina Kalukango is a Tony nominee once again- this time, for her standing ovation-earning performance in Paradise Sqaure. 

A VICIOUS CIRCLE Will Have an Industry Reading Next Week Photo A VICIOUS CIRCLE Will Have an Industry Reading Next Week
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022

A new play about the decades-long, tempestuous friendship between Dorothy Parker and Robert Benchley will receive an industry reading on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

Jury Revealed for Geena Davis' 8th Annual Bentonville Film Festival Photo Jury Revealed for Geena Davis' 8th Annual Bentonville Film Festival
by Marissa Tomeo - May 4, 2022

Today, The Bentonville Film Festival unveiled their distinguished Competition Jury, singularly dedicated to inclusive representation in media and entertainment. The festival, produced by the BFFoundation and chaired by Academy Award-winning Actor Geena Davis, will take place in-person June 22-26 and virtually June 22-July 3. The illustrious group of jurors is composed of award-winning producers, directors, actors and authors, including actor Yolonda Ross, film and television producer Bird Runningwater, actor Shohreh Aghdashloo, writer and filmmaker Justine Bateman, among others. The Festival is sponsored by Founding Partner, Walmart and Presenting Partner Coca-Cola. 

Academy Museum Announces Details of REGENERATION: BLACK CINEMA 898â€"1971 Photo Academy Museum Announces Details of REGENERATION: BLACK CINEMA 898â€"1971
by Marissa Tomeo - May 4, 2022

The first museum exhibition of its kind, Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898–1971 opens at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on August 21, 2022. It offers the public a chance to learn more about how Black performers and filmmakers have helped define cinema in the United States. The exhibition explores the achievements and challenges of both independent production and the studio system, from cinema’s infancy in the 1890s through the height of the civil rights movement. Regeneration features rarely seen excerpts of films restored by the Academy Film Archive, as well as other narrative films and documentaries; newsreels and home movies; photographs; scripts; drawings; costumes; equipment; posters; and historical materials, such as entrance tickets, note cards, and telegrams; along with augmented reality experiences (AR) designed specifically for the exhibition.

Honorees Announced for 2022 Women of Vision Awards: The Future is Feminist Photo Honorees Announced for 2022 Women of Vision Awards: The Future is Feminist
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 27, 2022

Today, the Ms. Foundation for Women announced the honorees for the 2022 Women of Vision Awards: The Future is Feminist. The annual gala will take place at Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City on May 17, 2022.

Ava DuVernay Videos

VIDEO: Watch Joaquina Kalukango Make First Entrance Since Tony Win VideoVIDEO: Watch Joaquina Kalukango Make First Entrance Since Tony Win
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 15, 2022

On Tony night, promptly after giving a dazzling performance onstage at Radio City Music Hall, Joaquina Kalukango took home the 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for PARADISE SQUARE. Now watch as she takes the stage at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre for the first time since her epic win!

VIDEO: Joaquina Kalukango Opens Up About Embracing the Power of PARADISE SQUARE VideoVIDEO: Joaquina Kalukango Opens Up About Embracing the Power of PARADISE SQUARE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 7, 2022

Immediately following a nomination for her work in Slave Play, Joaquina Kalukango is a Tony nominee once again- this time, for her standing ovation-earning performance in Paradise Sqaure. 

VIDEO: Ava DuVernay Taught Oprah How to Up Her Instagram Game VideoVIDEO: Ava DuVernay Taught Oprah How to Up Her Instagram Game
by Stage Tube - Feb 25, 2021

Ava DuVernay talks about the fifth season of her show Queen Sugar, the initiatives of her new platform Array Crew and the best advice she has received from Oprah Winfrey.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Ramin Bahrani's THE WHITE TIGER VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Ramin Bahrani's THE WHITE TIGER
by Stage Tube - Dec 21, 2020

The ambitious driver (Adarsh Gourav) of a rich Indian couple (Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Rajkummar Rao) uses his wit and cunning to escape from poverty and become an entrepreneur. The White Tiger is based on the bestselling novel by Aravind Adiga, directed and written for the screen by Ramin Bahrani and executive produced by Ava DuVernay, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and producer Mukul Deora.

BWW TV: Christopher Jackson Performs 9/11 Tribute Medley at the US Open VideoBWW TV: Christopher Jackson Performs 9/11 Tribute Medley at the US Open
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 11, 2020

Christopher Jackson performed a moving medley for this year's U.S. Open 9/11 tribute.

VIDEO: OWN Releases the Trailer for New Drama CHERISH THE DAY VideoVIDEO: OWN Releases the Trailer for New Drama CHERISH THE DAY
by Stage Tube - Jan 16, 2020

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network revealed today the premiere date and official trailer for its new original anthology drama “Cherish the Day,” created and executive produced by Emmy winner/Academy Award nominee Ava DuVernay (“Queen Sugar,” “When They See Us”). “Cherish the Day” is set for a two-night premiere on Tuesday, February 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT and Wednesday, February 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Tuesday night's premiere will be presented with limited commercials by Toyota Highlander. The eight-episode chapter will continue to air on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

VIDEO: OWN Shares First-Look Teaser for CHERISH THE DAY VideoVIDEO: OWN Shares First-Look Teaser for CHERISH THE DAY
by Stage Tube - Dec 18, 2019

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network revealed today the first-look teaser trailer for its new original anthology drama “Cherish the Day,” created and executive produced by Emmy® winner/Academy Award®-nominee Ava DuVernay (“Queen Sugar,” “When They See Us”). “Cherish the Day,” which is set for a February 2020 premiere on OWN, is produced for OWN by ARRAY Filmworks and Harpo Films in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television. Ava DuVernay, Paul Garnes (“Queen Sugar”), Tanya Hamilton (“Queen Sugar,” “Night Catches Us”), and Oprah Winfrey serve as executive producers. 

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Netflix's STYLING HOLLYWOOD VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Netflix's STYLING HOLLYWOOD
by Stage Tube - Aug 14, 2019

Styling Hollywood is a series following celebrity stylist Jason Bolden and his interior designer husband Adair Curtis as they run their lifestyle company JSN STUDIO while balancing marriage and life's ups and downs. With their talented crew of colorful employees, watch as they curate 'Black Girl Magic' for some of Hollywood's biggest stars including Taraji P. Henson, Gabrielle Union, Eve, and Ava DuVernay (just to name a few).

VIDEO: Oprah Winfrey Interviews The Exonerated Five Live From Netflix's FYSEE Space VideoVIDEO: Oprah Winfrey Interviews The Exonerated Five Live From Netflix's FYSEE Space
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2019

Filmed last night, Sunday, June 9, live at the Netflix FYSEE space, the special event marked the first time executive producer Oprah Winfrey interviewed The Exonerated Five - Antron McCray, Korey Wise, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana and Yusef Salaam.   

VIDEO: John Leguizamo Talks Bringing LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS on Tour VideoVIDEO: John Leguizamo Talks Bringing LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS on Tour
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2019

Actor, comedian and playwright John Leguizamo stopped by  the 3rd hour of TODAY to talk about taking his one-man Broadway show, "Latin History for Morons," on a national tour. Leguizamo also discusses appearing in "When They See Us," Ava DuVernay's Netflix series on the Central Park Five.