he Tribeca Film Festival—15 years strong—is still celebrating the power of the storyteller. As they continue to push the boundaries of storytelling the interactive and virtual reality section has become a popular draw.
Here is what should not be missed at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.
She’s baaack! It’s been 10 years, but the fast-talking, hair-cutting, weave-weavers at Calvin Barbershop are back with full comedic force.
The new comedy “Barbershop: The Next Cut” opens April 15 and features Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Regina Hall, Anthony Anderson, Eve and Oscar winner Common.
Co-creator Danny Strong wrote and directed the March 30 spring premiere of “Empire” entitled “Death Will Have His Day.”
In 2014, Jared Leto smiled and winked at me and let me hold his Oscar in the pressroom.
The 2016 American Black Film Festival on Feb. 21 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel (Los Angeles).
The heart knows, the mind knows, and when there is love behind the beat, borders are blown into a trillion pieces. That’s the power of music.
Black stars shine at the NAACP Awards.
The new reality series “Preachers of Atlanta,” which premieres on Oxygen Media, Feb. 3, is riveting, fascinating and engaging entertainment.
The Apollo Theater will host a series of artistic and community programs in celebration of Black History Month.
“It’s a fluke, it’s because of ‘12 Years a Slave’ that the Amsterdam News was approved. Wait. They won’t invite you back, they don’t need ‘you’—that’s how they view Black media and Black audiences.”
Today, the 88th Oscar nominations were announced, and the Amsterdam News will return to Los Angeles to cover all of the glitz, fun and glamour that makes the award season exciting.
In the not-so-distant-past, the mega-corporation that is Hollywood didn’t have much faith in the first “Ride Along.”
Raised by hip-hop legends and pioneers, “Growing Up Hip Hop” features the princes and princesses of the hip-hop world.
Ryan Coogler to direct, Chadwick Boseman to lead
The level of talent in the African-American community is about to get a major, global jolt in the arm, and it’s all about “the new Black Panther.”
As Quentin Tarantino enters into his eighth film with “The Hateful Eight,” I’ve lost count on how many times the word “nigger” is sliced, diced and slapped upside the head of the viewer. In this film, however, the use of the N-word is slung with a venous truth that’s wrapped in historical facts.
“Creed” is Ryan Coogler’s second feature film, and he shares a screenwriting credit with Aaron Covington, the movie based on a story by Coogler.
Writer-director Ryan Coogler confirms every bit of promise that he displayed in his 2013 debut “Fruitvale Station,” which also starred Michael B. Jordan.
A few years ago, I rang up the PR team of Ballet Hispanico and asked to watch a rehearsal, and they said yes. I love dance but never felt comfortable enough to really dig in and write about it.
Percy Miller is a single father who is raising five beautiful children: his daughter, Cymphonique, and four sons, Romeo, Veno, Hercy and Mercy.
“Creed” is the seventh “Rocky” movie and the first that the franchise’s creator and star, Sylvester Stallone, didn’t write, Ryan Coogler did.
What I love best about my job,” said Lee Daniels in a past interview, “is that I can hire talented people of color to work in all departments, to work on ‘Empire.’ It’s one of the best parts of my job!”
Inclusion, i.e., diversity, or the lack of it, is a conversation that Hollywood is still having.
The opening night film for the 2015 NYFF was the tremendous “The Walk,” directed by the masterful Robert Zemeckis. On hand and holding court was the Zemeckis, along with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who plays real-life high-wire walker Philippe Petit who was also in attendance.
Mel Jones’ official title is “Film Independent Manager Special Projects with the LA Film Festival.”
At this point, she’s a veteran, entering the game, in 1997, in the drama “Eve’s Bayou.”
I’ve always enjoyed connecting with Wesley Snipes. He’s always respectful, fun, informative and, to my understanding, he’s a very loyal man.
Don Cheadle will make his directorial debut with “Miles Ahead,” a remarkable portrait of the artist Miles Davis.
"Empire" is set to be one of this season's hottest shows.
Actress and executive producer Sanaa Lathan is passionate about literacy, which “releases the power of the imagination.”
One of the most engaging, invigorating and rewarding perks of living in New York City is being able to enjoy and absorb the rich and diverse cultural offerings provided by the Film Society of Lincoln Center season after season.
A solid person stands on the weight of their “word,” and true to that, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences re-elected Cheryl Boone Isaacs as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
There are many solid reasons to add Starz to your viewing slate.
As the spokesperson for a new chapter in digital network history, Traci Blunt's words are an anointing, given the weight of UMC’s founder.
Corey Hawkins has one simple ambition: He wants to do his best.
Jason Mitchell’s portrayal of the late and controversial Eazy-E is going to stampede over details about the actor, Mitchell.
In 1988, the raw and ferocious rhymes of a new hip-hop sound by the group N.W.A. made their song “F–k tha Police” an anthem that resonated with communities around the world.
The trilogy of “The School of Good and Evil” is hard to describe because it’s complicated and it shifts depending on your vantage point.
A single picture is worth a thousand words, so mark your calendars: Friday, July 31 through Sunday, Aug. 2, it’s the 12th annual Animation Block Party, the East Coast’s premier animation festival, presented by BAMcinematek.
Inclusion, the noun, is defined as “the action or state of including or of being included within a group or structure,” and this is the word that most creative people of color are using to describe the continued issue they face within the inner circles of Hollywood.
The two men, pictured above, are creative, fun, rich and (notice their posture) very down to earth. In the law of attraction, you must “let go of negative thoughts” and know that you are going to be successful, despite appearances that might suggest the absolutely opposite.
Writer Tim Seeley is bringing a new twist to the “Blade” series at Marvel, but the Daywalker won’t be fighting creepy evil demons and blood thirsty vampires alone.
Like many of my colleagues, I have a love-hate relationship with press conferences.
“Magic Mike XXL,” co-written by Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin, appears to be a simple story about chiseled strippers whose one passion is to give lap dances to screaming women shaking dollar bills.
More than 30 years ago in the 1984 sci-fi cult classic, body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger—whose accent is so thick, a full-time interpreter could be a legitimate tax write-off—uttered a phrase that has become part of the global zeitgeist: “I’ll be back!”
When the casting news broke that CodeBlack Films, a Lionsgate company, had partnered with Sanaa Lathan to executive produce and star in the feature film adaptation of the “Flyy Girl” book trilogy, written by New York Times bestselling author Omar Tyree, I was confirming my meeting with the Quincy Newell, the executive vice president and general manager of CodeBlack.
Choosing the best of the best from the Los Angeles Film Festival to highlight was tremendously challenging.
LA Film Fest Director Stephanie Allain gives credit where credit is due, fully acknowledging the strength of her programming team Roya Rastegar and Jennifer Cochis, who curated an “energetic slate of films from around the world,” which includes 45 world premieres and over 55 first-time directors
Imagine that your little girl enters kindergarten bright eyed and full of self-confidence.