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New Film “Black or White” Starring Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer


New Film “Black or White”

There’s a new film entitled “Black or White starring Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer. From the trailer, it seems like the well-worn tale of the angry, embittered elder forced to care for a … Read More

Lifetime’s Whitney Houston Film Releases First Look Photos


Angela Bassett Directs Whitney Houston Film for Lifetime

Lifetime released the first images of the Whitney Houston film, Whitney, directed by Angela Bassett. The film premieres January 17, 2015 at 8pm EST. Recently other Lifetime biopics or True … Read More

Ava DuVernay’s “Middle of Nowhere” is Now Streaming on Netflix


Ava DuVernay’s Middle of Nowhere, Now on Netflix

If you missed the wonderful film, “Middle of Nowhere”, you can now stream it on Netflix.

Ava DuVernay won the Best Director Award at the 2012 … Read More

PBS’ Independent Lens Premieres Documentary “God Loves Uganda”


God Loves Uganda

Roger Ross Williams’ powerful and disturbing documentary God Love Uganda makes its American television premiere on the PBS documentary series Independent Lens tonight, Monday May 19th. The film which has screened at many … Read More

Will Lupita N’yongo Rise From “It Girl” to Leading Lady?

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How Lupita N’yongo can “Stay Winning”

By Yvette Brown

Lupita N’yongo has been nominated for an Oscar for her role as Patsey in “12 Years A Slave”. She is up against a strong panel … Read More

Magical, Entracing Trailer for “The Summer of Gods”


The Summer of Gods

The Summer of Gods is a lovely film that needs to be viewed by many. You can visit the Facebook page here and see detailed description below.

The website can be found here.

The … Read More

Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis And ‘Annie’ Cast Perform In The Streets Of Harlem


Annie in Harlem

Well we are very much aware of the chatter in the last few weeks about the filming of “Annie” in Harlem featuring cast members riding Citibikes through the city, when they are actually NO citibike stations in … Read More

14 Years of Fatigue – Black Audiences Seek Balanced Representations


We Despair, We Cry, We Hope and We Also Love Someone

By Yvette Brown

Written 11/18/2013

It has been a couple of months since the film Premiere of Director Steve McQueen’s “12 … Read More

Enter The Essence Short Film Contest


Essence Short Film Contest Specs

Deadline 12/05/13

Enter the Essence short film contest here.

For six years, ESSENCE has honored Hollywood’s top Black image-makers, including actresses, directors, writers and producers.

This year, we’re excited … Read More

Issa Rae Backs New Webseries That Aims To Show Black Women As More Than Stereotypes

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Issa Rae and Black Actress

From Huffignton Post: Our favorite ‘Awkward Black Girl’ Issa Rae is on a roll dishing out project after project. Not only is she working on an HBO series, and starring in a few webseries, she’s … Read More