Fans of the 1991 dramedy musical, ‘The Five Heartbeats’ got a taste of nostalgia after seeing pictures posted on social media reuniting the actors during this year’s Tribeca Film Festivals. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM & TWITTER. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE. Actors Robert Townsend, Harry Lennix, Michael Wright, John Terrell, Tico Wells, and Leon appeared on the […]


Robert Towsend's documentary "Making The Five Heartbeats" is streaming now and he reveals two stars who auditioned for the film.


Unfortunately we have sad news to report for fans of 50s/60s/70s R&B group The Dells. Charles “Chuck” Barksdale, the famed bass singer of the legendary ensemble has passed away. He was 84. Marshall Thompson of the Chi-Lites, another legendary Chicago group, told the Chicago Sun-Times that Barksdale, who had been in failing health for quite some time, died […]


In this day and age of reboots and remakes, nearly every film and TV show from the ’90s has been thrown in the ring as a possible candidate for an on-screen revival.

Robert Townsend loves to be busy! He’s truly a jack of all trades. He made a big name for himself with The Five Heartbeats and now he’s giving fans an inside look at how that film came together. His documentary Making Of The Five Heartbeats shows him as a young film maker, writing, directing, and […]

The Five Heartbeats is considered a classic movie. But have you ever really thought about the work that went into it? Robert Townsend gives a behind the scenes account of what went into making the classic film in his new documentary, The Making Of The Five Heartbeats. Townsend says that as an artist, “you do […]

Robert Townsend has been working on his documentary, Making Of The Five Heartbeats, for years. But now, “it’s finally ready to be born.” The documentary chronicles Townsend’s journey as a young black writer/director. About 10,000 people auditioned to be in the film, including a Hollywood star. Townsend did not want to name the star but […]

  Robert Townsend takes the stage at the 2016 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion to announce the world premiere of The Five Hearbeats screening to a select group of participants in Orlando.   “Today I am screening the documentary. People always ask how I made and cast the movie, so we’re going to have the world […]

  Legendary Film Producer Robert Townsend is participating in the 2016 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion. He talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about his latest project and what member of The Five Heartbeats cast is coming to Orlando in September! “I’m looking forward to it. We’re going to do The Five Heartbeats karaoke again. […]

  4/25/16- Robert Townsend is aboard the 2016 Fantastic Voyage presented by Ford and he’s brought along a few cast members from The Five Heartbeats. Click the link above to hear about the 25th anniversary of the film and find out which actor’s grandparents met at an HBCU.

Now that he’s gone, it seems like everyone has a Prince story. From this year’s Fantastic Voyage, actor Leon and Robert Townsend talk about their experiences with the late artist. Apparently, someone in Prince’s band had a little love for Leon. Watch the story above. Like on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.  

  Playin’ For Love will be released on DVD tomorrow and the star-studded film features Salli Richardson Whitfield, Jenifer Lewis and Robert Townsend. Movie veteran Robert Townsend talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about his new film, the upcoming Five Heartbeats documentary and bringing a few of the guys aboard the 2016 Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage […]