Category: film premiers

Sundance 2020: A Blackhouse Conversation with the Producers and Cast of 'Charm City Kings'

Sundance 2020: A Blackhouse Conversation with the Producers and Cast of 'Charm City Kings'
Park City, Utah, January 27, 2020 – The Blackhouse Foundation returned for its 3rd day of stacked programming on Sunday, January 26, during The Sundance Film Festival 2020. During A Blackhouse Conversation with the Filmmakers and cast of Charm City Kings – cast members including Jahi Di’Allo Winston, Caleeb Pinkett, and William Catlett – discussed their experiences... Read more »

Sundance 2020: Quibi Discusses the Future of Storytelling with Lena Waithe and HBO, hosting 'An Intimate Dinner with the Cast of Insecure'

Sundance 2020: Quibi Discusses the Future of Storytelling with Lena Waithe and HBO, hosting 'An Intimate Dinner with the Cast of Insecure'
Park City, Utah – January 24, 2020:  The Sundance Film Festival 2020 kicked off its eleven day celebration showcasing artists in film, theater and media.  The festival was founded in 1981 by Academy Award winning actor and philanthropist Robert Redford.  This year’s event feature panel conversations,  movie premieres and exhibitions that began Thursday, January  23rd... Read more »

Nominees For The 51st NAACP Image Awards Were Announced During Live Broadcast on BET Feb. 22nd

Nominees For The 51st NAACP Image Awards Were Announced During Live Broadcast on BET Feb. 22nd
The nominees and categories for the 51st NAACP Image Awards were announced Thursday January 9, and the voting portal is now open.  The announcement of the nominees precludes the two-hour live awards ceremony, broadcasting on BET from Pasadena California on February 22nd at 8 pm ET/PT. Robin Harrison, Acting Director of the NAACP Hollywood Bureau... Read more »
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Chicago's DJ Casper ‘Cha Cha Slide’ Song Selected by NFL-Pepsi's Ad Campaign to Honor NFL's 100th Anniversary

Chicago's DJ Casper ‘Cha Cha Slide’ Song Selected by NFL-Pepsi's Ad Campaign to Honor NFL's 100th Anniversary
The football season is here and Chicago fans have much to cheer about.  Besides the city being selected to host the first football game of the season in honor of the NFL’s 100th anniversary, there’s a television commercial campaign being aired that’s also giving Chicago global recognition. In a concerted effort to honor the National... Read more »

Motown Founder Berry Gordy's $4 Million Donation to the Motown Museum Expansion Will Help Boost Detroit's Economy

Motown Founder Berry Gordy's $4 Million Donation to the Motown Museum Expansion Will Help Boost Detroit's Economy
The Motown Museum expansion campaign in Detroit has another reason to celebrate. Museum officials announced today that Motown music pioneer Berry Gordy will donate $4 million to the project.  Gordy’s latest contribution adds to other donations as well, from institutions and organizations across the country including Ford Motor Company and UAW-Ford, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, The... Read more »

Marvin Gaye Honored with a Commemorative U.S. Postage Stamp on April 2nd

Marvin Gaye Honored with a Commemorative U.S. Postage Stamp on April 2nd
Los Angeles California will host Marvin Gaye’s celebration of his commemorative U.S. Postage Stamp honor.  The United States Postal Service will honor R&B singer Marvin Gaye (1939–1984) with the ‘Prince of Soul’ Forever Postage stamp as part of their 2019 Music Icons collection.    The event will be held at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles... Read more »
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WCIU-TV Airs 'Whole Foods Englewood, Changing Chicago’s Food Desert' TV Documentary

WCIU-TV Airs 'Whole Foods Englewood, Changing Chicago’s Food Desert' TV Documentary
Chicago’s WCIU-TV will air the much anticipated film documentary ‘Whole Foods Englewood, Changing Chicago’s Food Desert’ on Sunday April 23, at 8:30 am on the station’s The U-Too on Channel 26.2.   The 30 minute program was written and directed by Chicago television producer and Emmy Award winning Editor Don Howze.  It documents an inspiring story... Read more »

Director Ava DuVernay's 'Selma' Earns Two Oscar Nominations, Best Picture and Best Original Song

The upcoming Academy Awards broadcast on February 22nd, will honor the best in television and motion picture achievements, including Best Picture stand-out “Selma,” directed by the highly acclaimed multi-award winning director Ava DuVernay. Nominated for two Academy Awards, four Golden Globes, five Critics Choice awards, eight NAACP Image Awards and five Independent Spirit Awards, DuVernay’s... Read more »

Black History Movie '12 Years A Slave' Earn High Praise in Hollywood

Black History Movie '12 Years A Slave' Earn High Praise in Hollywood
Last year,  Django Unchained,  a film based on the fictional character of a run-away slave in the mid 1800’s , was one of five films nominated for Best Picture in the 2013 Academy Awards.   It was a monumental achievement for director Quentin Tarantino who garnered his second Oscar win for Best Writing, Original Screenplay. For... Read more »
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'The Best Man Holiday's' Success Could Ignite a New Wave of African American Movie Sequels

'The Best Man Holiday's' Success Could Ignite a New Wave of African American Movie Sequels
On the cusp of a gigantic movie weekend for both Thor: The Dark World and The Best Man Holiday, box office ticket sales drew attention to the success of the over performed ‘Best Man‘ sequel. Thor: The Dark World finished up its second weekend with a domestic revenue of  $38.5 million. The Best Man Holiday,... Read more »