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Posts Tagged ‘Oprah Winfrey’

30 Nov. 2016

Julie Dash on blazing trails, female directors then and now


The current age of well-known female film directors courses amid topical conversation—namely, Ava Duvernay (“Selma”), Sanaa Hamri (“Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”), Mira Nair (“Mississippi Masala”), Dee Rees (“Pariah”), Sofia Coppola (“Lost in Translation”), Kasi Lemmons (“Talk To Me”), Lisa Cholodenka (“The Kids Are All Right”), and Debra Martin Chase (“The Princess Diaries”) among others. […]

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06 Sep. 2016

“Queen Sugar” now on OWN, Ava Duvernay directs


The Oprah Winfrey Network lives up to its founder’s living legend. Winfrey, the most successful woman in daytime TV history has found her stride, yet again. Tonight, Winfrey’s Oprah Winfrey Network, OWN for short, rolls out the beguiling sibling drama–QUEEN SUGAR–from the incomparable insightful directorial proclivities of Ava Duvernay (“Selma,” “I Will Follow”), based on […]

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01 Jun. 2016

TONYs 2016: Streisand, Winfrey, McDonald


  Barbra Streisand returns to the Tony Awards stage for the first time since 1970, and will present at the 2016 Tony Awards event. The telecast will broadcast live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City, on the CBS television network, Sunday, June 12th, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT time delay). The Tony Awards […]

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16 May. 2016

New church drama on OWN


GREENLEAF, new dramatic series Two-Night Series Premiere Tuesday, June 21 at 10 p.m ET/PT and Wednesday, June 22 at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET/PT The new original drama series “Greenleaf” from award-winning writer/producer Craig Wright (“Lost,” “Six Feet Under,” “Brothers and Sisters”) takes viewers into the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their […]

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16 Dec. 2015

OWN’s 2016


OWN, The Oprah Winfrey Network rolls out new programming and returning series. The January 2016 slate includes: IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S MEN Series Premiere Saturday, January 23 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) “It’s Not You, It’s Men” features international movie star and platinum recording artist, Tyrese Gibson, and hip-hop icon and reality star, Rev […]

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01 Jul. 2015

OWN sets new record with Tyler Perry’s HAHN


OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network’s season premiere of “The Haves and the Have Nots” set a new network record with 3.3 million total viewers – the most-watched season premiere in network history–also the highest-rated telecast in series history among the network’s core W25-54 demo (2.80 rating). The season opener of the one-hour drama follows the tangled lives of […]

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02 Feb. 2015

Winfrey brings best seller to OWN–Duvernay directs


Just announced, Oprah Winfrey and award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay (“Selma”) have joined together to create a new original drama series for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Inspired by the acclaimed novel “Queen Sugar,” DuVernay is set to write, direct and executive produce the project, marking her first television drama series. Winfrey will executive produce and appear […]

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28 Jan. 2015

46th NAACP Image Awards announce presenters


Anthony Anderson will host the live two-hour special, Friday, Feb. 6, on TV One, 9:00 p.m. ET (PT tape-delayed); airs live from the red carpet at 8:00 p.m. ET (PT tape-delayed) Presenters: Common, Angela Bassett, Chadwick Boseman, Laurence Fishburne, Sharon Leal, David Oyelowo, Gina Rodriguez, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Larenz Tate, Kerry Washington and Oprah Winfrey Appearing: Gabrielle Union, Keegan-Michael […]

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15 Jan. 2015

OWN shines light on SELMA greats


 (L-R) Martin Luther King III and wife Andrea, Dick Gregory, Myrlie Evers Williams, Tyler Perry and Reena Evers-Everette “Oprah Winfrey Presents: Legends Who Paved The Way” airing this Sunday, January 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network honoring some of the legendary men and extraordinary women of civil rights, the arts and […]

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15 Dec. 2014

SELMA’s Oyelowo inspired by King’s legacy


On the eve of a scheduled telephone interview with David Oyelowo (pronounced Oh-yellow-oh), star of SELMA–the acclaimed Ava Duvernay directed feature film—I pondered what could be made of the few precious minutes we would have to talk about his quintessential portrayal of the revered Civil Rights icon, Dr. Martin Luther King JR, slain for confronting […]

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