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Ben Affleck's AIR to Receive the Gotham Awards' Visionary Icon & Creator Tribute

The Gotham Film & Media Institute announced that AIR, the Amazon MGM Studios sports dramedy directed by Academy Award winning filmmaker Ben Affleck, will receive The Gotham Visionary Icon & Creator Tribute at the 33rd annual Gotham Awards Ceremony. Nominees for the Gotham Awards will be announced on Tuesday, October 24th. 

Stonestreet Studios to Premiere Two Short Films at the Soho International Film Festival

Stonestreet Studios is having their world premieres of two socially poignant short films, Crowbar and Compulsion, both directed by Alyssa Rallo Bennett, at the Soho International Film Festival. Get all the details on the new films and purchase tickets now!

New York Stage and Film Reveals Participants For the 2023 Filmmakers' Workshop

New York Stage and Film has announced the early-career film and TV writers who have been selected to participate in the 2023 Filmmakers’ Workshop. The participants are Nancy Duff; Harrison Hamm; Drew Harper; Atticus Hoffman; Summera Howell; Anndi Jinelle Liggett; Allyson Morgan; Craig T. Williams; and G. Wilson. 

Audible & Viola Davis' Ashé Audio Ventures Partner for Multi-Project Exclusive Deal

Audible, Inc. has announced a new multi-project, exclusive deal with Ashé Audio Ventures, the newly formed podcast label from Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s JuVee Productions and Maurício Mota and Katie Mota’s Wise Entertainment.

Viola Davis, Jeremy Shamos, Nina Hellman & More to Join Brooklyn Children's Theatre Gala

On April 25, Viola Davis will join Brooklyn Children's Theatre for a night of music and celebration to support musical theatre scholarships for hundreds of Brooklyn children.

Photos: Viola Davis & More Attend AIR Premiere at SXSW

In attendance was Director/Star Ben Affleck, Stars Matt Damon, Viola Davis, Jason Bateman, Chris Messina, Chris Tucker, Julius Tennon, Writer Alex Convery, Producers Jeff Robinov, Jason Michael Berman and Executive Producers Jordan Moldo, and Jon Weinbach. Check out photos now!

Whoopi Goldberg, Monique Coleman & More Join ASALI Short Film

The voice cast includes: Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg, Monique Coleman (High School Musical), Ronen Rubinstein (9-1-1 Lone Star), Joy Ofodu (Mighty Express) and Lupita Pineda (activist) along with Maya Penn who is also the lead animator. Watch the video trailer for the new film now!

Viola Davis Achieves EGOT Status at the GRAMMYs

Following her new GRAMMY win, Viola Davis has become the 18th person in history to achieve the EGOT status. Davis has won two Tony Awards for King Hedley II in 2001 and then for Fences in 2010. She won an Emmy Award for How to Get Away With Murder and an Oscar for reprising her stage role in the film adaptation of Fences.

Photo: Viola Davis, Adrienne Warren & THE WOMAN KING CAST Cover Essence Magazine

ESSENCE Communications, Inc., the leading media, technology, and commerce company serving Black women and communities, has revealed the stunning and powerful cast of The Woman King as their September 2022 Digital Cover. The cover features Tony-winner Adrienne Warren, Viola Davis, Lashana Lynch, Thuso Mbedu, and Sheila Atim. Check out the photo now!

THE WOMAN KING With Viola Davis to Premiere at Toronto Film Festival

Inspired by true events, The Woman King follows the emotionally epic journey of General Nanisca (Oscar®-winner Viola Davis) as she trains the next generation of recruits and readies them for battle against an enemy determined to destroy their way of life. Some things are worth fighting for. The film also features Adrienne Warren and Lashana Lynch.

Photos: See Viola Davis, Yvette Nicole Brown, Eva Longoria & More at 13th Annual Produced By Conference

Day one of the Producers Guild of America’s (PGA) 13th Annual Produced By Conference buzzed with entrepreneurial and creative energy as top producers and entertainment executives reunited to kick-off the two-day conference at FOX Studio Lot. Check out photos!

Ensemble Studio Theatre & the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Announce the 2022 First Light Festival

ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATRE along with The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation have announced the lineup for the 2022 First Light Festival, part of the EST/Sloan Project to develop plays exploring science and technology.  

VIDEO: Showtime Releases THE FIRST LADY Series Trailer

The new anthology drama stars Oscar®, Emmy® and Tony winner Viola Davis (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom), as former first lady Michelle Obama, Oscar and Emmy nominee Michelle Pfeiffer (French Exit) as Betty Ford and Emmy and Screen Actors Guild® winner Gillian Anderson (The Crown) as Eleanor Roosevelt.

Photos: Go Inside the Second Stage Gala Honoring Lynn Nottage and Debra Martin Chase

Second Stage Theater's 2021 Fall Gala honored Producer DEBRA MARTIN CHASE and Playwright Lynn Nottage at a one-night-only celebration on Monday, November 15, 2021 at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers. Ms. Chase and Ms. Nottage are both members of Second Stage Theater's Board of Directors.

Second Stage Theater to Honor Lynn Nottage and Debra Martin Chase at 2021 Gala

Second Stage Theater’s 2021 Fall Gala will honor Producer DEBRA MARTIN CHASE and Playwright LYNN NOTTAGE at a one-night-only celebration on Monday, November 15, 2021 at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers. Ms. Chase and Ms. Nottage are both members of Second Stage Theater’s Board of Directors.

Kiefer Sutherland Joins FIRST LADY on Showtime

THE FIRST LADY is a revelatory reframing of American leadership, told through the lens of the women at the heart of the White House. 

Michelle Pfeiffer Joins Viola Davis in THE FIRST LADY

SHOWTIME has announced that Oscar and Emmy® nominee and Golden Globe® winner Michelle Pfeiffer (French Exit) will star as Betty Ford and Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Susanne Bier (The Undoing) will direct and executive produce the anthology series.

VIDEO: Viola Davis Talks Playing Ma Rainey and More on 60 MINUTES

The versatile actor – currently the youngest and only African American to achieve the “Triple Crown of Acting” – an Emmy, a Tony and an Oscar – speaks to Jon Wertheim about the role and her career for a 60 MINUTES profile to be broadcast Sunday, December 6 on the CBS Television Network. 

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of 20/20 on ABC - Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Get all the scoop on a New Episode of 20/20, airing on ABC on Tuesday, July 14, 2020!

Scoop: Upcoming Guests on CBS THIS MORNING, 2/22-2/28

Get all the scoop on Upcoming Guests on CBS THIS MORNING, 2/22-2/28, airing on CBS on Saturday, February 22, 2020!

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