The public, black twitter and actors were not happy when the 2020 Oscar Nominee list was revealed. It’s seems the #OscarsSoWhite remains #SoWhite as there was still a total lack of diversity not only in the actor/actress categories but also in the Director, Music and Screenplay nominations.
The consensus was the sure way for an African American to be considered for an Oscar nodd would be to star in a film about slavery and storylines that depict the oppression of Black people. Ironically Cynthia Erivo is not only getting flack for his nomination but she also received alot of flack from the African American Community because of being Brittish and being chosen for the role of Black America’s honored and beloved Harriett Tubman.
Personally, the Producer’s Channel is so proud of Cynthia Erivo for the outstanding acting she displayed in the film Harriet and if anyone of these people criticizing even saw the film they would have to agree that she definitely earned her Oscar nomination and we will be rooting for her all the way to the finish line for the win!
Hip Hop Holiday airred at 8pm November 30th on BET Network. The show was written by Atlanta’s gem ‘Cas Sigers-Beedles’ & Directed by Terri J Vaughn and both also served as producers on the project. The ‘Reel Divas’ along with ‘Atlanta Pitch Summit’ and ‘Green Light Media” hosted a viewing party in Atlanta at the Suite Lounge, 375 Luckie Street. Continue reading Hip Hop Holiday on BET – A Nina Holiday Entertainment Debut→
Recently in the media the back and forth (black on black) discreprency between author/media mogul Charlamagne tha God (Leonard) and actor/artist LaKeith Stanfield; the two have been lashing out, well actually Leonard lashed out about a disturbing accusation. Charlamagne tha God took high offense to LaKeith Stanfield naming the Breakfast Club amongst media outlets Lipstick Alley, World Star Hip Hop and the ShadeRoom accused of perpetuating the negative when it comes to Black Folk (my interpretation).
Actress Terri J Vaughn decided to do something different this year to celebrate her 50th birthday. She woke up and after giving praise and thanks through prayer she decided it was time to chop off the hair and refresh for the new day. So who did she call? Her good friend and hair stylist the infamous Derek J and high-tailed it on down to the salon.
The Oscar Winner Who Became Universal’s New Superhero
Jordan Peele lands the ultimate 9 Figure deal! This is so amazing as he has been going hard working relentlessly over the past decade.With a five-year, nine-figure exclusive production deal, Universal Pictures is putting their money where their mouth is on Jordan Peele’s proven ability to excite critics and bring audiences to theaters.
Actor Michael Luwoye (The Gifted) lands series regular role on NBC’s Bluff City Law which airs Monday nights at 10pm. The Producer’s Channel got a chance to have lunch with the Michael Luwoye star catch up with him on his latest role. We thought it would be hard imagining him out of character with Nola from Netflix’s ‘She’s Gotta Have it. However, once we saw him as attorney Anthony Little on ‘Bluff City Law’ with a totally different accent we fell more in love all over again with the new character. Continue reading Actor Michael Luwoye lands series regular role on NBC’s Bluff City Law→
Amazon has handed out a ten-episode series order to a new comedy created by writer of Girls Trip – Tracy Oliver
Congrats is definitely in order for Tracy Oliver. The producers channel tv is committed to highlighting the success of black female writers, directors, producers and industry women behind the scene and on the scene. We have learned this will be done with the backing of super-producer Amy Poehler. Our good friends over at Deadline has shared that Oliver will write and executive produce an untitled, half hour, single-cam series that follows four black women and former NYU college friends “as they navigate sex, relationships, and chasing their dreams.” Continue reading Amazon Orders a Tracy Oliver Comedy!→