Turner produced the Netflix film Uncorked, earlier this year starring Courtney B. Vance and Niecy Nash, directed by first-time filmmaker Prentice Penny (showrunner of HBO’s Insecure). Uncorked was the No. 1 movie stateside in its first weekend on the platform. He also produced the Sundance Award-Winning film Nine Days starring Winston Duke and Zazie Beetz, that was acquired earlier this year by Sony Pictures Classics. Blackfilm.com ranked Datari fourth on the list of Top 10 African-American producers of the decade. … [Read more...] about Jamie Foxx Inks Production Deal With Sony Pictures Entertainment
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DEADLINE: Jerry Maguire is one of those movies where the signature lines, from ‘You complete me’ to ‘Show Me The Money,’ and ‘You had me at hello,’ could have felt schmaltzy, but they did not. Love Actually was another movie like that. Describe how how you became convinced these lines weren’t going to make the audience cringe.CROWE: I’m with you on Love Actually. Love Richard Curtis, and how that movie just stands up. I have always found that you can’t chase the big, memorable moments. You just have to give yourself time to get everything that you wrote in the script down, and then fight for everything, particularly if you’ve spent years on the script. Every page has something that survived many battles, and every once in a while, something just lights on fire. Cuba and Tom dueling with show me the money, that happened in a rehearsal. I was so giddy. I ran across the lot with the tape of it and played it for Jim’s … [Read more...] about Tom Hanks, Jamie Foxx, Billy Wilder & Gwyneth Paltrow? Cameron Crowe Reflects On His ‘Jerry Maguire’ Journey
Related Story Artios Awards: 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' & 'Jojo Rabbit' Among Casting Society's Film Winners - Full List “I am humbled by this honor and share it with the African American casting directors on whose shoulders I stand,” said Bernard, who is now retired. “My mission as a casting director was to change how people of color are portrayed on screen and to open doors for other people of color as casting professionals. This recognition is an acknowledgment of that goal and the talented actors my team and I were able to help be seen, heard and hired. I encourage the entire casting industry to continue this important work and be an active part of increasing visibility and representation.” … [Read more...] about Chemin Bernard, Who Found Early Roles For Terrence Howard, Jamie Foxx And Jada Pinkett Smith, Honored By Casting Society Of America
OUR FOREVER SUPERHERO, #ChadwickBoseman, provided representation for so many of us that had never seen ourselves on screen before. He was a talented actor who played Black icons, #JackieRobinson and #JamesBrown, prior to portraying #TheBlackPanther. Boseman has passed away at 43 due to a 4 year long battle with colon cancer. Gone too soon🕊 Sending our prayers and condolences🙏🏾❤️ … [Read more...] about Hollywood Reeling Over Chadwick Boseman; Spike Lee, Barack Obama, Issa Rae, Denzel Washington, Ava DuVernay, Ted Sarandos, Kamala Harris & Others Mourn Star’s Death – Update
Fox is looking to bring back the hit sketch comedy series In Living Color, by ordering two half-hour specials which may lead to a new series. The specials will air during the network's 25th anniversary celebration in mid-season, with series creator Keenen Ivory Wayans returning as host and executive producer. If the shows do well, the network may order a revamped version of the show, with an all new cast. … [Read more...] about In Living Color Comes Back to Fox!