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American Black Film Festival: Movie Magic In Miami Heat

Film Life’s 17th Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) concluded on Sunday, June 23 after five days of film screenings, insightful panels, celebrity one-on-ones, master classes, talent showcases, symposiums, entertainment and corporate soirees. This year the festival, founded by Jeff ...
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Hollywood Fresh Face: Otis Winston’s Story Of Tragedy to Triumph

Otis Winston was a star college athlete Ohio State who went on to become a computer consultant and high school track coach in Columbus, Ohio. Determined to fulfill his dream to become an actor, Winston started pursuing acting full-time in ...
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Hue View: Bill Duke Documentary Explores Challenges Of “Dark Girls”

Hollywood veteran director/producer Bill Duke is set to premiere his new documentary, “Dark Girls” at the Toronto International Film Festival. “Dark Girls” pulls back America’s curtain to reveal the deep-seated biases and hatreds of racism both inside and outside of ...
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Ready For Release: Jennifer Hudson’s “Winnie Mandela” Coming To Theaters

Image Entertainment has acquired the United States rights to “Winnie Mandela,” the bio-film about the ex-wife of civil rights activist Nelson Mandela. Shot in 2011, the film adaptation of Anné Mariè du Preez Bezdrob’s biography, “Winnie Mandela: A Life” stars ...
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Casting Complete: Rochelle Aytes & Carl Payne Join TLC Movie

VH1’s TLC bio-pic has completed casting by finding actors to play the roles of music mogul L.A. Reid, R&B singer/manager Peri “Pebbles” Reid and music producer Dallas Austin. The movie, “Crazy, Sexy Cool: The TLC Story” will capture the life ...
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In Development: Film Adaptation Of “Good Times”

Iconic 70’s sitcom “Good Times” is being adapted into a feature film. The show, which originally starred Esther Rolle, John Amos, Jimmie Walker, Ja’net Dubois, Bern Nadette Stanis, Ralph Carter and Johnny Brown, is being turned into a movie by ...
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Sexual Healing: Jesse L. Martin To Play Marvin Gaye

Lenny Kravitz is out and “Law & Order” alum Jesse L. Martin is officially in as Marvin Gaye in the biopic about the late singer’s life. Martin is now confirmed to play the Motown legend in the Julien Temple-helmed “Sexual ...
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TLC Movie: Role Of T-Boz Cast

Principle casting is complete for VH1’s bio film about pop trip TLC. Now Drew Sidora has been selected to star as Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins in the film. Sidora has appeared in films like “Step Up” and “White Chicks,” and had ...
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High Note: Beyoncé’s Documentary Beats Decade Record For HBO

Critics may have had big issues with Beyoncé’s HBO documentary and the reviews were not good, but it did not stop fans from tuning in. The superstar’s “Beyoncé: Life Is But A Dream” hit a high note for HBO, being ...
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Oscars Add Color: African-Americans Among New Presenters & Performers

As the 85th Annual Academy Awards ceremony closes in, new presenters and performers have been added to Hollywood’s biggest night in film. Oscar winners Jamie Foxx, Halle Berry and Octavia Spencer have been named as presenters, as have Oscar nominee ...