Filmmaker Nick Brooks has reached a seven-figure deal for his young adult thriller 'Promise Boys,' in which three boys at a Washington, D.C., charter school investigate the murder of their principal, and learn hard truths about their education and community.

‘In West Philadelphia born and raised’ and with that a classic TV show was launched, an entertainment icon was born and the memories of 90’s kids were made forever. Now a filmmaker has taken the classic show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air starring Will Smith, James Avery, Daphne Maxwell Reid, Alfonso Ribiero, Tatyana Ali, Karyn […]

Veteran journalist, author and publicist Gil Robertson IV founded the AAFCA  in 2003, well before the #OscarsSoWhite controversy and before the explosion of Black films and TV shows with Black talent in front of and behind the scenes. His vision was that Black film, and now TV, critics would have the opportunity to share their […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 2016 “Moonlight” won best picture and “Hidden Figures” was the 14th highest grossing film of the year, but popular Hollywood films remained as white and male-dominated as ever. A new report from the Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Filmmaker Spike Lee and his companies are being sued by the directors of three union benefit plans who contend he didn’t make sufficient health and pension contributions. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday against Lee, Forty Acres and a Mule Filmworks and Black Butterfly Productions. It claims an audit found nearly $45,000 […]

Thomas Carter has become a successful film and television director after beginning his career in front of the camera. Carter’s most notable screen role was the part of James “Hollywood” Hayward on CBS’ The White Shadow, and it was there when Carter also learned the craft of directing. Carter was born July 17, 1953 in […]

 Director Ava DuVernay has only made four movies, but she’s already broken barriers in the film industry. The one-time film publicist harbored a desire to make her own movies, and finally did with the breakout success of her first film, I Will Follow, made independently on a limited budget. When she was faced with distribution […]

In modern times, many Black males have fallen victim to their criminalization based on systematic forms of racism. Filmmaker Mya B. is honoring these young black males — Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, Sean Bell and Oscar Grant — with a documentary about this fear of the Black male, which has led the tragic, unjust deaths of […]

Gravitas Ventures has acquired North American rights to Spike Lee’s horror-comedy “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus,” which was funded by a Kickstarter campaign launched last year. Starring Zaraah Abrahams and Stephen Tyrone Williams, “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus” is a reinterpretation of Bill Gunn’s 1973 “Ganja and Hess.” That film centered on a doctor’s assistant […]