Second Round of GOLDEN GLOBES Presenters Include Emily Blunt, Lady Gaga, Bradley CooperSecond Round of GOLDEN GLOBES Presenters Include Emily Blunt, Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper
by TV News Desk - Jan 4, 2019

Antonio Banderas(four-time Golden Globe Award nominee), Kristen Bell (Golden Globe Award nominee), Emily Blunt (Golden Globe Award winner and six-time award nominee), Steve Carell (Golden Globe Award winner and nine-time award nominee), Olivia Colman (Golden Globe Award winner and two-time award nominee), Bradley Cooper (four-time Golden Globe Award nominee), Taron Egerton, Lady Gaga(Golden Globe winner and four-time award nominee), Richard Gere (Golden Globe Award winner and four-time award nominee), Danai Gurira, Nicole Kidman (five-time Golden Globe Award winner and fourteen-time award nominee), Lucy Liu, Julianne Moore (two-time Golden Globe Award winner and nine-time award nominee), Maya Rudolph, Megan Mullally (four-time Golden Globe Award nominee), Chris Pine, Amy Poehler (Golden Globe Award winner and three-time nominee), Gina Rodriguez (Golden Globe Award winner and three-time award nominee), Emma Stone (Golden Globe Award winner and five-time award nominee) and Rachel Weisz (Golden Globe Award winner and three-time award nominee) are the second round of presenters announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for the 76th Annual Golden Globe® Awards. (more...)

Halle Berry, Chadwick Boseman, Sterling K. Brown and More Announced as GOLDEN GLOBES PresentersHalle Berry, Chadwick Boseman, Sterling K. Brown and More Announced as GOLDEN GLOBES Presenters
by TV News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

Halle Berry (Golden Globe Award winner and six-time award nominee), Chadwick Boseman, Sterling K. Brown (Golden Globe Award winner and two-time award nominee), Jessica Chastain (Golden Globe Award winner and five-time award nominee), Kaley Cuoco, Jamie Lee Curtis (two-time Golden Globe Award winner and seven-time award nominee), Dick Van Dyke (three-time Golden Globe Award nominee), Idris Elba (Golden Globe Award winner and six-time award nominee), Harrison Ford (Four-time Golden Globe Award nominee and Cecil B. deMille Award recipient), Johnny Galecki (Golden Globe Award nominee), Justin Hartley, Taraji P. Henson (Golden Globe Award winner and one-time award nominee), Felicity Huffman(Golden Globe Award winner and seven-time award nominee), Allison Janney (Golden Globe Award winner and six-time award nominee), Michael B. Jordan, William H. Macy (five-time Golden Globe Award nominee), Chrissy Metz (two-time Golden Globe Award nominee), Mike Myers, Lupita Nyong'o (Golden Globe Award nominee), Gary Oldman(Golden Globe Award winner and one-time award nominee), Jim Parsons (Golden Globe Award winner and three-time award nominee), Sam Rockwell (Golden Globe Award winner and two-time award nominee), Saoirse Ronan (Golden Globe Award winner and three-time award nominee), Octavia Spencer (Golden Globe Award winner and three-time award nominee), Ben Stiller, Lena Waithe, and Catherine Zeta-Jones (two-time Golden Globe Award nominee) have been announced as presenters by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for the 76th Annual Golden Globe® Awards. (more...)

Daveed Diggs, Sheria Irving, and Zoë Winters Lead The Public's WHITE NOISEDaveed Diggs, Sheria Irving, and Zoë Winters Lead The Public's WHITE NOISE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

The Public Theater announced initial casting today for the world premiere of WHITE NOISE, written by Public Theater Master Writer Chair and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks.  (more...)

Star of Emmy Winning Documentary Joins Forces with Tyler Perry Studios Alum to Create Inclusive Animated SeriesStar of Emmy Winning Documentary Joins Forces with Tyler Perry Studios Alum to Create Inclusive Animated Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

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Pulse Films and Paramount Television to Produce Grime Biography, INNER CITY PRESSUREPulse Films and Paramount Television to Produce Grime Biography, INNER CITY PRESSURE
by TV News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

Pulse Films and Paramount Television have announced today a deal to option the rights to journalist Dan Hancox's acclaimed non-fiction book Inner City Pressure for Television. The project is set to be produced by Pulse Films' Thomas Benski, Lucas Ochoa and Sam Bridger. HarperCollins published the book in May of this year. (more...)

Jodie Turner-Smith, Daniel Kaluuya to Star in QUEEN & SLIMJodie Turner-Smith, Daniel Kaluuya to Star in QUEEN & SLIM
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

Variety reports that Jodie Turner-Smith will play opposite Academy Award nominee Daniel Kaluuya in “Queen & Slim.” (more...)

The Trevor Project to Honor Ryan Murphy, POSE CastThe Trevor Project to Honor Ryan Murphy, POSE Cast
by TV News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

The Trevor Project will honor Emmy®, Golden Globe® and Peabody® Award-winning screenwriter, producer and director Ryan Murphy and the cast of the FX series POSE at The Trevor Project's TrevorLIVE Los Angeles gala for their commitment to supporting the nonprofit's mission to provide crisis intervention services and end suicide among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning young people. TrevorLIVE Los Angeles will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2 at The Beverly Hilton. (more...)

Bravo to Premiere the 16th Season of TOP CHEFBravo to Premiere the 16th Season of TOP CHEF
by TV News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

Bravo's 'Top Chef' heads to the state of Kentucky for season 16, kicking off with two weeks of supersized premieres beginning Thursday, December 6 at 9:00 pm ET/PT. This season, 15 new talented chefs from cities big and small across the U.S. will compete for the sought-after title amid the unique culinary scenes in Louisville, Lexington and Lake Cumberland, before heading abroad for an epic finale showdown in Macau, China. The Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series returns with host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio, Graham Elliot, Nilou Motamed and Gail Simmons.  (more...)

The Academy Launches a Women's InitiativeThe Academy Launches a Women's Initiative
by TV News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in partnership with E! Entertainment and Swarovski, announced today the launch of Action: The Academy Women's Initiative, comprised of the Academy Gold Fellowship for Women, the Academy Directory and annual events, all designed to create opportunities for female filmmakers to connect, share their stories and celebrate inclusion. This year's events will take place on October 15 in London and October 30 in Los Angeles, and will see the announcement of the first two recipients of the Academy Gold Fellowship for Women. Action is an extension of the Academy's A2020 initiative, which seeks to support inclusion and increase representation within the Academy and the greater film community. (more...)

Lena Waithe and Halle Berry to Produce BOOMERANG on BETLena Waithe and Halle Berry to Produce BOOMERANG on BET
by TV News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

Halle Berry and Lena Waithe will executive produce the BET series currently in the works, Boomerang, according to Variety. (more...)

Photo Flash: AIN'T TOO PROUD Celebrates Opening Night in LAPhoto Flash: AIN'T TOO PROUD Celebrates Opening Night in LA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

Ain't Too Proud celebrated opening night at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre on August 24, 2018. Check out photos from the evening below! (more...)

Scripps Presents Announces Fall 2018 Events Lineup Featuring Abbi...Scripps Presents Announces Fall 2018 Events Lineup Featuring Abbi...
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association Donates $3.25 Million At Annual Grants BanquetThe Hollywood Foreign Press Association Donates $3.25 Million At Annual Grants Banquet
by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) presented $3.25 million at their annual Grants Banquet held at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. The evening was hosted by William H. Macy. Talent who accepted grants on behalf of nonprofit organizations included Alfonso Cuaron, Alfre Woodard, Amber Heard, Ben Hardy, Billy Porter, Charlize Theron, Chris Messina, Christian Slater, Cody Fern, Connie Britton, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Fanning, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Jason Bateman, Jason Reitman, Jennifer Garner, Joey King, John Cho, John David Washington, Lena Waithe, MJ Rodriguez, Nia Long, Rami Malek, Regina King, and Steve Carell. (more...)

Jennifer Garner, Steve Carell, Charlize Theron And More To Present At HFPA Grants BanquetJennifer Garner, Steve Carell, Charlize Theron And More To Present At HFPA Grants Banquet
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced today the presenters for the HFPA's Annual Grants Banquet, taking place at The Beverly Hilton on Aug. 9. Presenters will include Alfonso Cuaron, Alfre Woodard, Amber Heard, Charlize Theron, Chris Messina, Christian Slater, Cody Fern, Connie Britton, Cynthia Erivo, Jason Reitman, Jennifer Garner, Joey King, John Cho, John David Washington, Lena Waithe, Nia Long, Rami Malek, Regina King, and Steve Carell. The event marks the biggest charitable evening of the year for the HFPA as the organization makes donations and awards grants, amounting to more than $30 million over the past 25 years. (more...)

Jason Stuart's LIKE FATHER Drops TodayJason Stuart's LIKE FATHER Drops Today
by Movies News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

On July 25th, Jason Stuart the film LIKE FATHER will premiere on DEKKOO's streaming service. He acts, directs and produced 'the little film that could'. LIKE FATHER revolves around a Jewish New Yorker, who is a bedridden patriarch dying of lung cancer (Jason Stuart). His gay African American son (Nic Few) wants him to admit he was a bad father. Instead, Lenny confesses (for the very first time to another human being), that despite his long-lasting marriage and faithfulness to Jake's mother (Denise Dowse), he's always been attracted to men but never acted on it. Co-starring Terry Ray, Mike C. Manning and Daniyar. Written by David A. Lee & Daniel Vaillancourt and executive produced by Scott Crawford.  (more...)

Showtime Signs Emmy Award Winner Lena Waithe to First-Look DealShowtime Signs Emmy Award Winner Lena Waithe to First-Look Deal
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2018

Emmy-winning writer and producer Lena Waithe (THE CHI) has signed a first-look deal with SHOWTIME, expanding her relationship with the network that launched her first series as a creator and executive producer. Waithe will work with SHOWTIME on comedy and drama projects that she both writes and produces through her company Hillman Grad Productions. The announcement was made today by Gary Levine, President of Programming, Showtime Networks. (more...)

Showtime Hit Drama THE CHI Ups Three To Series RegularsShowtime Hit Drama THE CHI Ups Three To Series Regulars
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2018

Fan favorites Shamon Brown Jr. (Papa), Barton Fitzpatrick (Reg) and Michael Epps (Jake) have been upped from guest stars to series regulars for the highly anticipated second season of THE CHI. The hit SHOWTIME drama series is currently in production in Chicago and will return to the network in 2019. THE CHIaveraged 4.5 million weekly viewers across platforms and ranks as the highest-rated SHOWTIME freshman season since BILLIONS in 2016. (more...)

Showtime Brings Its Hit Drama THE CHI and Hot New Comedy BLACK MONDAY to 2018 Essence FestivalShowtime Brings Its Hit Drama THE CHI and Hot New Comedy BLACK MONDAY to 2018 Essence Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

SHOWTIME is bringing its hot new comedy BLACK MONDAY and hit drama THE CHI to 2018 ESSENCE Festival. On Friday, July 6, THE CHI creator and executive producer Lena Waithe will headline a keynote conversation on the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience Stage and will later appear in the Great Hall to discuss THE CHI. All 500 fans who attend Waithe's Q&A at the Great Hall will receive $25 gift certificates to the SHOWTIME streaming service. On Saturday, July 7, BLACK MONDAY star Regina Hall returns to the Festival after the success of Girls Trip to debut the first footage from the highly anticipated new SHOWTIME comedy series exclusively for Essence Festival attendees, followed by a moderated Q&A. At the BLACK MONDAY conversation, SHOWTIME will give out 40 tickets to select fans for a meet and greet with Hall at the Fan Zone immediately following her Q&A. The debut season of BLACK MONDAY and season two of THE CHI will premiere on the network in 2019. (more...)

Showtime Brings THE CHI and New Comedy BLACK MONDAY to 2018 Essence FestivalShowtime Brings THE CHI and New Comedy BLACK MONDAY to 2018 Essence Festival
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

SHOWTIME is bringing its hot new comedy BLACK MONDAY and hit drama THE CHI to 2018 ESSENCE Festival. On Friday, July 6, THE CHI creator and executive producer Lena Waithe will headline a keynote conversation on the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience Stage and will later appear in the Great Hall to discuss THE CHI. All 500 fans who attend Waithe's Q&A at the Great Hall will receive $25 gift certificates to the SHOWTIME streaming service. On Saturday, July 7, BLACK MONDAY star Regina Hall returns to the Festival after the success of Girls Trip to debut the first footage from the highly anticipated new SHOWTIME comedy series exclusively for Essence Festival attendees, followed by a moderated Q&A. At the BLACK MONDAY conversation, SHOWTIME will give out 40 tickets to select fans for a meet and greet with Hall at the Fan Zone immediately following her Q&A. The debut season of BLACK MONDAY and season two of THE CHIwill premiere on the network in 2019. (more...)

AT&T Hello Lab Reprises Inclusive Filmmaker Mentorship Program; Emmy Award Winner Lena Waithe, Common, & MoreAT&T Hello Lab Reprises Inclusive Filmmaker Mentorship Program; Emmy Award Winner Lena Waithe, Common, & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

AT&T* announced the 2018 lineup of mentors and mentees for its diversity-focused Hello Lab Mentorship Program. (more...)

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