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15 Nov. 2012

Cece Winans & Others for Whitney


Cece Winans and friends pay tribute to Whitney Houston We Will Always Love You: A GRAMMY Salute To Whitney Houston taped at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles set to air 10pm/est, 9pmpdt, Friday, November 16. Featured performers include Cece Winans, Yolanda Adams and Jennifer Hudson.

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13 Nov. 2012

Eddie Murphy Tribute on Spike TV


Jamie Foxx, Adam Sandler, Tyler Perry and Keenen Ivory Wayans join Samuel L. Jackson, Arsenio Hall, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, Chris Rock, Brett Ratner and more for the EDDIE MURPHY ALL-STAR COMEDY SPECIAL from the Saban Theatre In Los Angeles Premieres Wednesday, November 14 on Spike TV, 10 pm Eastern/Pacific Comedy fans are in store […]

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09 Nov. 2012

Tyler Perry at work on new film


According to industry publication, The Hollywood Reporter, Atlanta-based filmmaker/TV producer/philanthropist Tyler Perry has begun work on his new film project, “Single Mom’s Club” and has cast Wendi McLendon-Covey (TV’s Reno 911, Bridesmaids). Perry is reported to start shooting by month’s end. “Mom’s Club” is reported to be the story of single mothers from different backgrounds […]

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01 Nov. 2012

Denzel Washington, above-the-clouds performance in Flight is aerodynamic!


Denzel Washington could receive his third Oscar for the new movie, Flight. The two-time Academy Award winner– who in 1990, won Best Supporting Actor for Glory, and in 2002, won Best Actor for Training Day– surrenders himself completely in a wonderfully uncompromising portrayal as Captain “Whip” Whitaker, a tenured commercial airline pilot whose unparalleled heroics […]

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01 Nov. 2012

Melissa Leo’s penetrating performance in FLIGHT pivots dramatic conclusion


When I first met Melissa Leo– several years ago at the Toronto Film Festival– she lived up to my impression; a terrific actor with an easy way about her, flat-footed assuredness and anything but pretentious. In other words, someone you could talk to; and, talk we did recently about the new movie, Flight. Leo costars […]

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25 Oct. 2012

Halle Berry & Tom Hanks in CLOUD ATLAS


CLOUD ATLAS light years ahead, elevates expectations Try to imagine a galactic adventure where multiple lives are lived –in multi-ethnic bodies– over the course of five centuries. The thought borders on the unimaginable. But in the skillful hands of Oscar winners Tom Hanks (“Philadelphia,” “Forrest Gump”) and Halle Berry (“Monster’s Ball”), author David Mitchell’s CLOUD […]

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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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