Black Directors

Tyler Perry’s “A Fall From Grace” came out in January, and as we know, life has drastically changed since then, but if you bring up that movie, to this day, people will have a lot to say about it — and the wigs. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM & TWITTER. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE. The hair choices […]

After his nephew died of an apparent suicide while in prison serving a 20-year sentence for murder, Tyler Perry wanted to make sure there was no foul play in his death. Even though an official autopsy is conducted by state officials, that wasn’t  enough for the “A Fall From Grace” director. Perry hired someone privately […]

Documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson, Jr.  may not be a household name in your household, but you know his work. Former NFL star, Michael Vick, jazz icon Miles Davis, historically Black colleges and universities and the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense have all been viewed through Nelson’s lens. Though “Civil War” documentarian Ken Burns may be […]

Tyler Perry has confirmed that he’s plotting a “House of Payne” revival series for BET, with original stars LaVan Davis, Cassi Davis Patton, Lance Gross, Demetria McKinney, China Anne McClain, Larramie “Doc” Shaw, Keshia Knight Pulliam, and Allen Payne set to return, Deadline reports. Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Perry’s “House of Payne” centers on a multi-generational family in Atlanta […]

PARIS (AP) — American director Spike Lee will lead the jury of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the first black person to hold the post in the event’s 73-year history. Festival organizers hope Lee will “shake things up” among the world’s cinema elite at the festival which runs May 12-23. And anti-racism campaigners hope Lee’s […]

Tyler Perry recently held a grand opening at his 330-acre studio lot in Georgia to celebrity fanfare!  Located on the grounds of the former Fort McPherson Military base that includes 12 sound stages, a historic district, countless sets, and even outdoor greenspace.   Perry has been developing Tyler Perry Studios for years all while shooting […]

ATLANTA (AP) — Tyler Perry’s new Atlanta studio will host the 2019 Miss Universe competition, a major showcase for the sprawling complex built on a former Confederate army base. RELATED: Tyler Perry Hosts Star-Studded Party For New Studio Tyler Perry Studios will host the televised competition in which women from more than 90 countries compete […]

The story of the actress who bought a billboard to get movie mogul Tyler Perry’s attention has an amazing story, one that made national headlines on a few different occasions. There was the initial story in 2012, when actress Racquel Bailey spent her last to take out a billboard in Atlanta attempting to get Perry’s attention. She […]

ATLANTA (AP) — Tyler Perry officially christened his massive new film studio Saturday, beaming as his fellow entertainment industry luminaries descended on Atlanta and strode a red carpet to his sprawling complex for an opening gala. The attendees warmly greeted Perry, a man who had once been homeless and yet now helmed his own studio, […]

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — Writer-director Spike Lee added to his New York Knicks collection by purchasing 13 items associated with his favorite team in a recent auction. The family of late Knicks coach Red Holzman sold off 35 items that netted $319,341, according to SCP Auctions, which handled last week’s sale. Among Lee’s acquisitions […]

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Three years ago, filmmaker Nate Parker came under scrutiny for a rape allegation from his college days that essentially derailed the release of his Nat Turner film “The Birth of a Nation.” Now, with a new film about police brutality debuting at the Venice Film International Film Festival, he is apologizing […]

After seven years, actress Racquel Bailey has finally received what she’s been praying for: a role in a Tyler Perry production. In 2012, Bailey used her last paycheck to purchase a billboard in Atlanta asking Tyler Perry to cast her in his next movie. The stunt did not garner Perry’s attention in the way that Bailey […]