Category: film premiers

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 »

WCIU-TV, The U-Too airs Whole Foods Englewood Changing Chicago’s Food Desert

WCIU-TV, The U-Too airs Whole Foods Englewood Changing Chicago’s Food Desert
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 earns two Oscar nominations: Best Picture and Best Original Song for "Selma"

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 »
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Black slave movies earn high praise in Hollywood

Black slave movies 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 »

'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 »