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Van Jones – Redemption Project – 5 Reasons to tune in to CNN Sundays at 9pm

van jones panelVan Jones is an accomplished Yale educated attorney who’s been honored with numerous mind blowing awards and spotlights. He was TIME Magazine’s 2009 “100 Most Influential People in the World,” Rolling Stone’s 2012 “12 Leaders Who Get Things done, The World’s Economic Forum’s Young Global Leader” designation and in 2017 Van Jones signed a management deal with Roc Nation, becoming the first political commentator & activist in their family. It’s no wonder passion runs through his veins for his new REDEMPTION PROJECT on CNN which airs Sunday nights at 9pm. Continue reading Van Jones – Redemption Project – 5 Reasons to tune in to CNN Sundays at 9pm

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50 Cent is NOT playing with Teairra Mari – Judge Orders Bench Warrant

Things just got real when a Judge ordered a bench warrant for Teairra recently  for her failing to appear at a court hearing to contest the charges against her from 50 Cent. Blast Reports: Continue reading 50 Cent is NOT playing with Teairra Mari – Judge Orders Bench Warrant

Beloved Director John Singleton has passed away at 51

Screen Shot 2019-04-29 at 11.59.20 PMShocking news hit the headlines thirteen days ago that John Singleton had suffered a stroke. I for one was immediately disturbed and distraught until I first heard it was a mild stroke. ( My mother recently suffered a mild stroke as well so I immediately had  confidence that he would have a slow but successful recovery. To my dismay days later I first heard John Singleton was now in a coma and his family was having a discrepancy about his estate. Continue reading Beloved Director John Singleton has passed away at 51

Ben Cory Jones Talks BET Boomerang and Showrunner Life at ScreenCraft Summit Weekend in Atlanta

IMG_6235Attending the ScreenCraft Summit 2019 was totaling amazing. Such a wealth of knowledge in regards to updates on the types of scripts Hollywood networks and streaming networks are looking for; as well as the best ways to see that your script gets placed in the right hands and the right rooms. New screenwriters were given loads of information to steps to move them in the right direction to become successful. Continue reading Ben Cory Jones Talks BET Boomerang and Showrunner Life at ScreenCraft Summit Weekend in Atlanta

ScreenCraft Writers Summit is Back!

Screen Shot 2019-04-05 at 10.04.24 AMThe ScreenCraft Writers Summit in partnership with the Atlanta Film Festival will provide all that registered with a Wealth of Knowledge! April 5-7 will be an amazing weekend and definitely be one for the history books. Atlanta has become the film capital for television and film. What more appropriate place should an event like this be held?  Check out the press release for what’s in store after the break Continue reading ScreenCraft Writers Summit is Back!

DC Young Fly & Jess Hilarious as Hosts of BET Social Awards 2019

2019 BET Social Awards At The Tyler Perry Studios - Show2019 BET “SOCIAL AWARDS” was the biggest live celebration of the most viral influencers on the internet mostly via youtube, instagram. Anticipations were high for the energy hosts DC Young Fly and Jess Hilarious would bring to the table. They are two of the hottest social media superstars. The night opened with a medley of the most memorable dances of 2018, starring social media sensations Shiggy, Dan Rue and Kid the Wiz. Hosts DC Young Fly and Jess Hilarious took to the stage opening the show by guiding viewers in a humorous tutorial of the latest social lingo in “The Rules of Black Twitter.” Continue reading DC Young Fly & Jess Hilarious as Hosts of BET Social Awards 2019

NAACP Image Awards 2019 are in- Wakanda Forever – Black Panther Leads

Black Panther, Netflix, HBO and ABC are leading the pack in nominations!

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The iconic NAACP Image Awards is celebrating 50 years!!! It’s not surprising that Black Panther leads in terms of projects with 17 nominations in multiple categories. Wow, Netflix is leading in terms of Networks holding 22 nominations (4 film nom which goes to prove the Digital era is not to be ignored). HBO (20 nominations), ABC (18 nominations) holding 3rd place.

Lots of well deserved nominations. This year the Producers Channel TV hit the red carpet for several of these private screenings and had the privledge to interview so many nominated directors, writers and actors. Chadwick Boseman and director Ryan Coogler, LeBron James, Regina King and Beyoncé are each nominated for entertainer of the year. The Black Panther soundtrack single “All the Stars” is up for best music video, along with other nominations. If Beale Street Could Talk and Black-ish with nine nominations each, Insecure and Seven Seconds with eight each, BlacKkKlansman with seven nods, each.

Black Panther, Beale Street, BlacKkKlansman, The Hate U Give are all nominated for outstanding motion picture along with Crazy Rich Asians, according to The Hollywood Reporter 

See below for the complete list of nominees after the break Continue reading NAACP Image Awards 2019 are in- Wakanda Forever – Black Panther Leads