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Posts Tagged ‘slavery’

26 Sep. 2016

New movie seeks to “get out the vote”

FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES announces in-theatre Voter Registration Initiative for release of ‘THE BIRTH OF A NATION’ To support National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, Fox Searchlight Pictures will be launching a Nationwide Voter Registration initiative to encourage Americans to register to vote. Fox Searchlight has aligned with theater chains and voting partners, […]

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19 Aug. 2016

ROOTS on Blu-ray™ and DVD August 23

A powerful reimagining of the essential American story, HISTORY’s Roots arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) August 23 from Lionsgate. Debuting this past Memorial Day, the premiere episode of Roots was watched by 14.4 million total linear viewers over the course of all premiere week telecasts. Based on the Alex Haley […]

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22 Jan. 2016

1st look at new Underground Railroad series

The first look at “Underground” will air during the season one premiere of WGN America’s newest original drama “Outsiders,” premiering January 26 (9:00pm ET/PT). In WGN America’s “Underground,” a courageous blacksmith Noah (Aldis Hodge) covertly organizes a small group of his fellow slaves and pieces together a daring plan of escape across hundreds of miles […]

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29 Nov. 2014

Rock, Thoms, Carteris & Harper: SEND ME

Chris Rock on board as Associate Producer of web series, SEND ME     Tracie Thoms and Gabrielle Carteris headline the cast of “SEND ME,” a provocative new web-series set for production in 2015. The six-episode series is described as a time-travel drama that explores what would happen if people could be sent back in […]

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12 Oct. 2013

Alfre Woodard’s journey

Alfre Woodard’s refining quality, patina for 12 YEARS A SLAVE The new movie “12 Years A Slave” is based on a true story; not for the weak-kneed or those in denial about particularly unkind annals of American life.  Yet this story is one of unflinching resolve, preservation of human dignity and the fight for justice, […]

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