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25 Oct. 2012

CLOUD ATLAS’ Susan Sarandon and Hugo Weaving

A sunny day at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, they entered the room as easy as anyone, absent of ego and pomposity, also to their credit, happy to talk about one of this year’s most anticipated films, CLOUD ATLAS. I am referring to Oscar winner Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking) and Nigerian born, British-influenced actor, Hugo […]

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23 Oct. 2012

12th Annual Hollywood Black Film Festival

Public Service Announcement for 12th Annual Hollywood Black Film Festival 2012 60+ industry professionals are scheduled to speak at HBFF’s INFOtainment Conference 2012 which features nearly 20 panels, roundtable discussions and workshops focused on a wide range of topics from film financing, production, distribution and marketing to pitching, crowd-funding, writing for television and film, and […]

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19 Oct. 2012

MIDDLE OF NOWHERE at the intersection of great storytelling

Clips from MIDDLE OF NOWHERE: Ava DuVernay has emerged as one of the most intuitive storytellers in modern times Celebrated for a growing body of work including THIS IS THE LIFE (her directorial debut), I WILL FOLLOW and MY MIC SOUNDS NICE (a heralded documentary on female rappers), MIDDLE OF NOWHERE –her second feature length […]

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19 Oct. 2012

John Beasley’s Walk of Faith

TV Land –one of America’s beloved cable networks– continues with a string of popular sitcoms that showcase relatable slice-of-life scenarios.  One such show is The Soul Man starring Cedric the Entertainer (Original Kings of Comedy, Barbershop movie franchise) and Niecy Nash (TV’s Reno 911, Clean House). Cedric, as Boyce “The Voice” Ballentine, a former R&B […]

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12 Oct. 2012

Catching up with Tempestt Bledsoe and her new sitcom, GUYS WITH KIDS

Nearly 30 years ago, audiences fell in love with “Vanessa,” the middle daughter of TV’s iconic The Cosby Show family –NBC Thursday nights– must viewing among millions of households from all walks of life.  Today, Tempestt Bledsoe aka Vanessa, has returned to the weekly sitcom format in a role far from the one she etched […]

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02 Oct. 2012

Nate Parker pulls double duty, two new films Arbitrage and Red Hook Summer

High stakes money dealing and child molestation weigh heavily by any measure; eliciting headlines though, by comparison, sit at opposite ends of angst and disdain. But the impressive dexterity of actor Nate Parker demonstrates his ability to balance the scales of emotion, making him one of today’s finest on screen talents. Parker costars in ARBITRAGE […]

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02 Aug. 2012

Marvin Winans

Some things never change.  After thirty plus years in the recording industry, singer and songwriter Marvin L. Winans, continues his long legacy of delivering good music and stamping it with his signature vocal style.  Marvin Winans Presents: The Praise & Worship Experience rolls out with a presence in gospel and mainstream arenas.  Winans’ collaboration of […]

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22 Apr. 2012

Swank brings something special to SOMETHING BORROWED

Two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank and Molly Smith produce “Something Borrowed” Hilary Swank packs a punch in front of and behind the camera.  The two-time Oscar winner (Million Dollar Baby, Boys Don’t Cry, P.S. I Love You) serves as producer for the new romantic comedy, Something Borrowed, starring Oscar nominee Kate Hudson along with Ginnifer Goodwin […]

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22 Mar. 2012

Raven Symone

Raven Symone She captivated TV audiences as Olivia, the precocious 3-year-old darling on The Cosby Show some 20 years ago.  She acquired an enormous fan base of “tweens” to teens in her effervescent roles on a string of successful TV shows, among them:  Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, Kim Possible and That’s So Raven. In addition, she was cast in several […]

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