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All At Once: Showtime Developing Whitney Houston Documentary

Posted March 21, 2016 by jmurray

The life of Whitney Houston will be chronicled in a new documentary for Showtime. The cable channel has started production on a documentary film about the life of the late Grammy winner, who died a tragic death in 2012 at age 48. The not-yet-titled documentary is being produced, directed and narrated by Nick Broomfield. His […]

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Deal Done: Love Story About The Obama’s Lands A Studio

Posted February 15, 2016 by jmurray

The film “Southside With You” has been acquired by Miramax and Roadside Attractions for North American rights, AlwaysAList.com has confirmed. The movie chronicles the first date of future President of the United States, Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson based on factual events known about the first couple’s life. “Southside With You” shows Harvard Law associate […]

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Indie Buzz: “Jean of the Joneses” Will Be Featured At SXSW

Posted February 9, 2016 by jmurray

The new film “Jean of the Joneses” has been accepted into the South by Southwest Festival Film Festival in Austin, Texas as part of the Narrative Spotlight program. The Stella Meghie film stars Taylor Paige (“Hit The Floor”), Sherri Shepherd (“Ride Along 2”), Erica Ash (“Survivor’s Remorse”), Gloria Reuben (“ER”), Michelle Hurst (“Orange Is the […]

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Apollo Theater: Famed Venue Headlining Its Own Upcoming Film

Posted February 1, 2016 by jmurray

“Empire” creator Lee Daniels has signed on to direct “The Apollo Theater Film Project,” a documentary that chronicles the history of New York’s famed Apollo Theater. The authorized documentary will capture the Apollo’s storied impact in shaping America’s music nationally; as well as being cultural landscape for New York. Born out of the Harlem Renaissance, […]

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Made For TV: Miki Howard Movie Coming To TV One

Posted January 20, 2016 by jmurray

R&B veteran Miki Howard will have her story depicted in a made-for-TV movie set to air on TV One for Black Music Month. According to ABC News Radio correspondent Karu F. Daniels, the film with the working title “Unsung: The Miki Howard Story” will premiere on the network in June and star actress Teyonah Parrish […]

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UNIFY: New Online Video Streaming For Us By Us

Posted January 20, 2016 by jmurray

There’s a new video streaming service coming and it’s for us, by us. That’s right, UNIFY, a one of a kind content streaming platform is launching Feb. 1, 2016 and boasts the largest collection of African-American centered TV shows, movies and original programming. According to a 2015 report from Nielsen regarding the reach of video […]

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Sonia Armstead (Powerhouse Productions, Gina D. Nisbeth (Citi)
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Foodie Film: New Documentary Captures Harlem Culinary History

Posted December 28, 2015 by jmurray

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and Powerhouse Productions have partnered on a new documentary short film called, “Harlem on My Plate.” Presented by Citi, the movie was written, directed and produced by Rochelle Brown and Sonia Armstead of Powerhouse Productions. “Harlem on My Plate” explores the Great Migration of African-Americans from the […]

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Blessed Brunch: “War Room” Hosts DVD Launch In Harlem

Posted December 21, 2015 by jmurray

To kick off the DVD/Blu-ray release of the hit Christian film “War Room,” Sony Pictures Home Entertainment hosted a brunch at the swanky Ginny’s Supper Club inside of celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster restaurant in Harlem. Hosted by New York radio personality Liz Black, the brunch included a Q&A with “War Room” filmmakers Alex […]

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Viola Davis: Set To Play Harriet Tubman For HBO

Posted April 28, 2015 by jmurray

Two-time Oscar nominee Viola Davis is set to play Harriet Tubman in a project being developed by HBO Films. The story of the activist who helped devise a system that allowed hundreds of slaves to escape to freedom via the Underground Railroad is being adapted from the book “Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman: […]

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Alicia Keys: Making A Movie About Bettye LaVette

Posted March 24, 2015 by jmurray

In September of 2012, AlwaysAList.com wrote a story about soul singer Bettye LaVette’s riveting memoir, “A Woman Like Me” (Penguin Group). The spicy tome left no stone unturned, with juicy stories about LaVette’s fellow singers like Aretha Franklin (who she says was married to a pimp named Ted White who rightfully beat the Queen of […]

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