What a year to remember. The 2013-2014 film season will undoubtedly go down as a highlight for black TV and film. Lupita Nyong’o won her Oscar as did Steve McQueen, as a producer for “12 Years a Slave,” and John Ridley for penning that movie’s screenplay.
“12 Years a Slave” screenwriter John Ridley is clearing the air about his alleged snub of director Steve McQueen at the Academy Awards.
The 86th Academy Awards definitely was one for the history books!
Oscar fever is in full effect! The nominees have officially been announced and though “American Hustle” and “Gravity” lead the pack with 10 nods each, “12 Years a Slave” earned nine.
Black British actors and performers of African descent lead the way at the Golden Globes, with acting nominations for Idris Elba, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong’o and Barkhad Abdi.
When I learned that ABC was planning to do a 12-hour limited miniseries about a black White House servant during slavery, I was suspicious. Really, another slave story?
Anticipating the release of “12 Years a Slave,” producer Harvey Weinstein has attributed the successful year in black cinema to an “Obama Effect, ” an erasure of racial lines triggered by the nation’s first black president.
By Adam Howard theGrio.com (Article originally published on theGrio.com.) Whether you love him or hate him, it seems as though Tyler Perry is the only game in town these days when to comes to movies targeted specifically at black audiences. His melodrama “Temptation” is set to hit theaters in just a couple weeks and will surely […]
Peter Yates, the English director and producer, died Sunday, January 9, in London, at the age of 82. After working on the original TV series “The Saint,” Yates established himself as sleek lion of ’60s and ’70s directors with the 1968 Steve McQueen thriller “Bullitt“. In 1972, he worked with Robert Redford on “The Hot […]