Showing posts from January, 2018

BHM Write It! 2018 INTRO

Are you ready for our second annual Write It series for Black history Month!? During this series, we look at history and discuss all of the wonderful period film and novel possibilities!

2018 Academy Award Nominees!

The 2018 Academy Award nominations were announced to much fanfare. There are three period projects with Black characters that were nominated. Mudbound was nominated for best screenplay. This nomination is excitingly groundbreaking! Congrats to our Adapted Screenplay nominees! #Oscars #OscarNoms — The Academy (@TheAcademy) January 23, 2018 Mighty River from Mudbound and This is Me from The Greatest Showman were nominated for best original song. Congrats to our Original Song nominees! #Oscars #OscarNoms — The Academy (@TheAcademy) January 23, 2018 Both Mary J. Blige and Octavia Spencer were nominated as best supporting actress for their respective roles in Mudbound and The shape of Water. This is Spencer's third nomination; tying her with Viola Davis. Congrats to our Supporting Actress nominees! #Oscars #OscarNoms — The Academy (@TheAcademy) January 23, 2018 My Nephew Em

Pam Grier Working on her Biopic + Richard Pryor Casting News

It has been reported that the legendary Pam Grier is working on her very own biopic. The biopic will be based on her 2010 memoir titled, Foxy: My Life in Three Acts in 2010. Jay Pharoah has already been casted as Richard Pryor. Grier told DEADLINE that when she heard his voice, she know Pharaoh would be the perfect person to play Richard Pryor. Grier has described her story saying, “The story is heartbreaking, raw, honest and beautiful, all rolled into one testimony.” Her biopic will handle her experiences with sexual abuse as well as her relationship with Pryor. I hope her biopic portrays her life as she wants. I'm looking forward to future casting announcements. It is time the general public know about Pam Grier beyond her amazing Afro and banging body, she experienced and is so much more. Who do you think should play the legendary actress?

On the Screen: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018 here is a post with interesting films featuring MLK. King (1978 miniseries)                                This 1978 television miniseries is based Martin Luther King Jr.'s life. It aired for three consecutive nights on NBC from February 12 to February 14, 1978. The miniseries earned nine Emmy Award nominations.  Find it for purchase HERE . In this film Paul Winfield plays Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Selma, Lord, Selma (1999) I grew up watching this 1999 film on Disney Channel. It follows two young girl Selma girls named Sheyann (played by the amazingly talented Jurnee Smollett) and Rachel (Stephanie Zandra Peyton). We watch as they become more active in the Civil Rights Movement after watching a speech by Martin Luther King Jr. Find it for purchase HERE . In this film Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is played by Clifton Powell. Boycott (2001) Boycott is based on the book Daybreak of Freedom by Stewart Bu

Taraji P. Henson to produce and star in Emmett Till film.

During an interview for her January 12th film Proud Mary , Taraji P. Henson revealed that she will be playing Emmett Till's mother Mamie Till. I think she has the right look to play Mamie Till. And we all know that she can deliver acting wise. Although a starting date hasn't been announced John Singleton has been attached to the project as director. Henson will produce the film through her production company, TPH Productions.