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Loretta Devine Cast in Recurring Role on Starz' P-VALLEYLoretta Devine Cast in Recurring Role on Starz' P-VALLEY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019

Loretta Devine has been cast in a recurring role in P-Valley, the upcoming Starz adaptation of Katori Hall's play, Pussy Valley, according to Deadline. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019

The Art Institute Of Atlanta Is Pleased To Announce Ozzie Areu, Founder And Ceo Areu Bros. Studios, As The Keynote Speaker Of Their 2019 Commencement Ceremony. The Event Will Take Place On Friday, June 14, 2019, At 11:00 A.m. At Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Located At 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, Ga 30339. www.artinstitutes.edu/atlanta  (more...)

Viola Davis, Lillias White, Condola Rashad And More To Receive NAACP Theatre AwardsViola Davis, Lillias White, Condola Rashad And More To Receive NAACP Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019

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BLACK 90S: A TURNING POINT IN AMERICAN CINEMA Announced At BAMBLACK 90S: A TURNING POINT IN AMERICAN CINEMA Announced At BAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2019

From Friday, May 3 through Wednesday, May 22, BAM presents Black 90s: A Turning Point in American Cinema, a nearly three week-long program of films, both low-budget art films and classic blockbusters, from an era of explosive creativity and newfound studio support for black filmmakers. (more...)

Tony Goldwyn, Kyra Sedgwick & Joe Morton Headline Reading of IN THEIR OWN WORDSTony Goldwyn, Kyra Sedgwick & Joe Morton Headline Reading of IN THEIR OWN WORDS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019

Opening Act, an innovative nonprofit providing free after-school theater programming to New York City's most under-served public high schools, is thrilled to announce today that Tony Goldwyn, Kyra Sedgwick and Joe Morton will headline its 13th Annual Benefit Play Reading, IN THEIR OWN WORDS on Tuesday April 2 at New World Stages in New York. (more...)

NAACP Hosts 50th NAACP Image Awards Nominees LuncheonNAACP Hosts 50th NAACP Image Awards Nominees Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2019

The NAACP hosted its 50th NAACP Image Awards Nominees Luncheon today at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles celebrating the achievements of the 50th NAACP Image Awards nominees. (more...)

Anthony Anderson to Host the 50th NAACP Image AwardsAnthony Anderson to Host the 50th NAACP Image Awards
by TV News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

Today, the NAACP announced that Anthony Anderson is set to return as host for the 50th NAACP Image Awards. Anderson is a two-time NAACP Image Awards Winner for his role on blackish, and will be hosting the show for the 6th consecutive year. Winners for the 50th NAACP Image Awards will be revealed during the two-hour LIVE TV special airing on TV One on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 9pm/8c from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

BLACK PANTHER Leads Nominations for the NAACP IMAGE AWARDSBLACK PANTHER Leads Nominations for the NAACP IMAGE AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

The nominees for the 50th NAACP Image Awards were exclusively announced today at the Television Critics Association's (TCA) TV One's joint press conference with Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP and Alfred Liggins, Chairman and CEO of TV One. The winners will be revealed during the Two-Hour LIVE TV special airing on TV One on Saturday, March 30, 2019. (more...)

Beyonce, Chadwick Boseman, Ryan Coogler, Regina King, And Lebron James Nominated For NAACP Entertainer Of The YearBeyonce, Chadwick Boseman, Ryan Coogler, Regina King, And Lebron James Nominated For NAACP Entertainer Of The Year
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

Voting opens today for the 50TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS – NAACP ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Award, the winner to be revealed during the two-hour special airing live on TV One, Saturday, March 30, 2019 from the Dolby Theatre.  The five nominees are: Beyoncé, Chadwick Boseman, Ryan Coogler, Regina King, and LeBron James. (more...)

BAM Presents HORROR NOIRE: A HISTORY OF BLACK HORRORBAM Presents HORROR NOIRE: A HISTORY OF BLACK HORROR
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

On Monday, February 4 at 7pm, BAM presents the east coast premiere of Xavier Burgin's Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (2019), a new documentary exploring a century of genre films that by turns utilized, caricatured, exploited, sidelined, and finally embraced Black Americans in Hollywood, tracing a secret history through their connection to the horror genre. The documentary will be followed by a panel discussion with author, educator, and Horror Noire executive producer Tananarive Due, filmmaker R. Shanea Williams, comics author Greg Anderson Elysee, and Horror Noire co-writer/producer and Graveyard Shift Sisters founder Ashlee Blackwell, as well as a screening of Rusty Cundieff's classic urban horror anthology, Tales from the Hood (1995). (more...)

NAACP IMAGE AWARDS to Air Live on TV OneNAACP IMAGE AWARDS to Air Live on TV One
by TV News Desk - Jan 4, 2019

The 50th NAACP Image Awards will air LIVE on TV One, a division of Urban One, Inc., on March 30, 2019. For the first time ever, the telecast will take place from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California. The announcement was made today by NAACP National Board of Directors Chairman Leon W. Russell, NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Urban One, Inc. & Chairman/CEO, TV One Alfred Liggins and TV One General Manager Michelle Rice. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actress Johnetta Eula'Mae Ackles Talks A VERY VERY VERY DARK MATTERBWW Interview: Actress Johnetta Eula'Mae Ackles Talks A VERY VERY VERY DARK MATTER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2018

American actress Johnetta Eula'Mae Ackles makes her professional stage debut in Martin McDonagh's A Very Very Very Dark Matter at the Bridge Theatre, playing the captive Congolese woman who supplies writer Hans Christian Andersen with all his stories.  (more...)

Ntozake Shange, Tony Nominated Writer of FOR COLORED GIRLS... Has Passed Away at 70Ntozake Shange, Tony Nominated Writer of FOR COLORED GIRLS... Has Passed Away at 70
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2018

Ntozake Shange, Tony nominated writer of the play, for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf, has died at age 70. (more...)

Tia Mowry, Loretta Devine to Star in Netflix's FAMILY REUNIONTia Mowry, Loretta Devine to Star in Netflix's FAMILY REUNION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

Netflix gave a straight-to-series order for multigenerational comedy series Family Reunion, with Tia Mowry and Loretta Devine set to star, according to The Hollywood Reporter. (more...)

Is Tituss Burgess' THE PREACHER'S WIFE Musical Headed For Broadway?Is Tituss Burgess' THE PREACHER'S WIFE Musical Headed For Broadway?
by Stephanie Wild - Oct 12, 2018

Last year, Tituss Burgess revealed that he is working on a musical adaptation of The Preacher's Wife, based on the blockbuster film of the same name, starring Whitney Houston. The musical held a reading shortly thereafter. (more...)


by TV News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

Lifetime has announced the network's It's a Wonderful Lifetime lineup, which features 14 all-new original movies and nine acquired films. Starring in these films includes a slew of Broadway stars such as Megan Hilty, Marrisa Jaret Winokur, and Jane Alexander. (more...)

Lifetime Announces 'It's a Wonderful Lifetime' Programming SlateLifetime Announces 'It's a Wonderful Lifetime' Programming Slate
by TV News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

Christmas is coming early this year! Lifetime sleighs the 2018 holiday season this year with the network's It's a Wonderful Lifetime lineup, featuring 14 all-new original movies and nine acquired films. Kicking off on November 21 with a special week featuring five nights of premieres, each week of the holiday season will feature new movies every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, it was announced today by Tanya Lopez, EVP, Movies, Limited Series and Original Movie Acquisitions, Lifetime and LMN. (more...)

Elizabeth Mitchell Joins Cast of Romantic Comedy WELCOME TO PINE GROVE! Starring Ellen BurstynElizabeth Mitchell Joins Cast of Romantic Comedy WELCOME TO PINE GROVE! Starring Ellen Burstyn
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

Elizabeth Mitchell will play the daughter of Ellen Burstyn's character in the romantic comedy “Welcome to Pine Grove!” according to Variety. (more...)

Ann-Margret, Jane Curtin, Christopher Lloyd and Loretta Devine Join Cast Of WELCOME TO PINE GROVE!Ann-Margret, Jane Curtin, Christopher Lloyd and Loretta Devine Join Cast Of WELCOME TO PINE GROVE!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2018

Two-time Academy Award Nominee & Emmy Winner Ann-Margret (Grumpy old Men, Bye, Bye Birdie), Emmy Award-winner Jane Curtin (The Spy Who Dumped Me, “Saturday Night Live”), Emmy Award-winner Christopher Lloyd (Going in Style, Back To The Future) and Emmy Award-winner Loretta Devine (“Grey's Anatomy”, Waiting to Exhale) will join the upcoming Welcome to Pine Grove! directed by Michael Lembeck from a screenplay by Donald Martin. The actors join Academy Award-winner Ellen Burstyn and Academy Award-nominee James Caan in this Mean Girls meets “Golden Girls” romantic comedy. The Astute Films production is currently filming in Atlanta. (more...)

OWN Announces Second Season Renewal Of Hit Romantic Drama LOVE IS__OWN Announces Second Season Renewal Of Hit Romantic Drama LOVE IS__
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today it has renewed for a second season its hit romantic drama series “Love Is___” from award-winning producers Mara Brock Akil (“Being Mary Jane,” “The Game,” “Girlfriends”) and Salim Akil (“Black Lightning”). The Akils created and executive produced the series through their company Akil Productions, in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television. Brock Akil serves as the series' showrunner, as well as director for the pilot and upcoming season finale episode (Tuesday, August 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT). (more...)

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