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Celebrating Black History Month: Denzel Washington and Viola Davis Star in August Wil Photo Celebrating Black History Month: Denzel Washington and Viola Davis Star in August Wilson's FENCES
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 3, 2021

The first Broadway revival of Fences, starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, played at the Cort Theatre for 88 performances and won three Tony Awards- two of which went to its leading actors.

OWN to Air John Legend Hosted Special REVISITING UNDERGROUND Photo OWN to Air John Legend Hosted Special REVISITING UNDERGROUND
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 22, 2020

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will air “Revisiting Underground,” an all-new half-hour special from Sony Pictures Television, immediately following the previously announced January 5 premiere on OWN of the critically acclaimed historical drama “Underground on OWN” at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

ACJ to Produce Sci-Fi Thriller BURST From Bobby Smith Jr. Photo ACJ to Produce Sci-Fi Thriller BURST From Bobby Smith Jr.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2020

As part of ACJ Film Fund's expansion into worldwide film production, it was announced today that Mark Amin's U.S. based Sobini Films, Japanese producer Motoko Kimura, and Lifeng Wang's Yintai Investment will team up to produce and finance Bobby Smith Jr.'s highly anticipated feature length sci-fi thriller BURST.

ACJ to Produce Sci-Fi Thriller BURST from Bobby Smith Jr. Photo ACJ to Produce Sci-Fi Thriller BURST from Bobby Smith Jr.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 30, 2020

As part of ACJ Film Fund’s expansion into worldwide film production, it was announced today that Mark Amin’s U.S. based Sobini Films, Japanese producer Motoko Kimura, and Lifeng Wang’s Yintai Investment will team up to produce and finance Bobby Smith Jr.’s highly anticipated feature length sci-fi thriller BURST.

EMPEROR Sets Partnership With NAACP For August 18 Release Photo EMPEROR Sets Partnership With NAACP For August 18 Release
by Stephi Wild - Aug 17, 2020

The action-packed drama EMPEROR, produced by Sobini Films, was scheduled to be released theatrically on 700 screens on March 27th when cinemas were shut down nationally.    

12th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition To Hold Virtual National Finals Celeb Photo 12th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition To Hold Virtual National Finals Celebration
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 30, 2020

Leon's True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters have announced today that the 12th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition will cancel its in-person ceremony (originally scheduled for Monday, May 4th) and shift to a virtual celebration in light of the ongoing health crisis.

CBS Announces Sunday Night At The Movies Photo CBS Announces Sunday Night At The Movies
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 24, 2020

CBS today announced plans to launch a Sunday movie night in May, featuring five iconic and acclaimed feature films from the Paramount Pictures library.

CBS Announces 'Sunday Night At The Movies' Photo CBS Announces 'Sunday Night At The Movies'
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 7, 2020

CBS today announced plans to launch a Sunday movie night in May, featuring five iconic and acclaimed feature films from the Paramount Pictures library.

EMPEROR Acquired by Briarcliff Entertainment Photo EMPEROR Acquired by Briarcliff Entertainment
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 15, 2020

Briarcliff Entertainment has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to the slave rebellion action-thriller EMPEROR as announced today by Briarcliff CEO Tom Ortenberg. Scheduled for a March 27, 2020 theatrical release, EMPEROR is written and directed by Mark Amin and stars Dayo Okeniyi, Kat Graham, Bruce Dern, James Cromwell and Mykelti Williamson.

OWN's Docu-Series BLACK LOVE Moves to New Night And Time Photo OWN's Docu-Series BLACK LOVE Moves to New Night And Time
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 8, 2019

Oprah Winfrey Network announced today the new night and time for the second half of season three of its hit docu-series, “Black Love,” which returns with all new episodes on Friday, November 8 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. The series, which celebrates love stories from the Black community, will anchor a new night of original holiday movies about African American families.

CANAL STREET Arrives On Digital 8/20 and DVD On 9/1 Photo CANAL STREET Arrives On Digital 8/20 and DVD On 9/1
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 14, 2019

Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) and Smith Global Media announced that the Chicago crime drama CANAL STREET will arrive on digital platforms on August 20, 2019 and DVD on September 1, 2019. The film follows a young man arrested for the murder of a white classmate, while his father embraces his undying faith to fight in court for his son's vindication.

Paramount Pictures Proudly Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Beloved Academy Awa Photo Paramount Pictures Proudly Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Beloved Academy Award-Winning Classic FORREST GUMP
by Tori Hartshorn - May 14, 2019

In 1994 moviegoers met a man named Forrest Gump whose story was both a deeply personal and affecting odyssey and a universal meditation on our times.  Hailed as “magical” (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times) and filled with “startling grace” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone), FORREST GUMP became not only a global blockbuster, but a true cultural touchstone. 

Georgia Teen Wins National AUGUST WILSON MONOLOGUE COMPETITION Photo Georgia Teen Wins National AUGUST WILSON MONOLOGUE COMPETITION
by Julie Musbach - May 9, 2019

Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theatres announce the winners for the 11th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition National Finals, held on Monday, May 6th at the August Wilson Theatre in New York. The first-place winner was Trajan Clayton from Perry, GA; second-place, Katara Willis from Buffalo, NY; and third place, Abad Viquez from Chicago, IL.

Photo Flash: Winners of the AUGUST WILSON MONOLOGUE COMPETITION Announced Photo Photo Flash: Winners of the AUGUST WILSON MONOLOGUE COMPETITION Announced
by Julie Musbach - May 8, 2019

True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters announce the winners of the 11th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition National Finals.

11th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition Set for May 6th Photo 11th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition Set for May 6th
by Julie Musbach - Mar 13, 2019

Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters announce that the 11th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition will take place on Monday, May 6th at 7:00 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street).  

Ramon Rodriguez To Star in PRISM on NBC Photo Ramon Rodriguez To Star in PRISM on NBC
by Kaitlin Milligan - Feb 20, 2019

Ramon Rodriguez is set to star opposite Malin Akerman in NBC's legal drama pilot Prism, according to Deadline.

VIDEO: Michelle Monaghan & Common Star in the Trailer for SAINT JUDY Photo VIDEO: Michelle Monaghan & Common Star in the Trailer for SAINT JUDY
by Stage Tube - Jan 23, 2019

Blue Fox Entertainment has released the trailer for SAINT JUDY, directed by Sean Hanish and starring Michelle Monaghan and Common.

Sundance Film Festival Announces 2019 Film Lineup Photo Sundance Film Festival Announces 2019 Film Lineup
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 28, 2018

The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today the showcase of new independent feature films selected across all categories for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort, from January 24 - February 3, 2019.

Roadside Attractions Acquires Tim Tebow's RUN THE RACE Photo Roadside Attractions Acquires Tim Tebow's RUN THE RACE
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 15, 2018

Roadside Attractions has acquired 'Run the Race,' a faith-based feature film that was executive produced by Tim Tebow and his brother Robby, according to Variety.

Smith Global Sets Release Date for Star-Studded Social Injustice Film CANAL STREET Photo Smith Global Sets Release Date for Star-Studded Social Injustice Film CANAL STREET
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 28, 2018

Smith Global Media announced today they have acquired the Worldwide rights to CANAL STREET, which screened to rave reviews at this year's American Black Film Festival (ABFF) among others. The film will open on January 18th, 2019, over Martin Luther King weekend, with a limited release playing in screens throughout the country.

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