Independent motion picture company Gyre Entertainment will begin production of the sports drama, “From the Rough,” starring Academy Award Nominee Taraji P. Henson in New Orleans October 4, 2010. Continue reading
African Americans may now expect to see more Black shows on television in the future, as Comcast recently announced that it would commit at least $20 million to a fund for minority-owned media ventures. Continue reading
This past Saturday, Bill Cosby used his trademark humor and sense of storytelling style on hundreds gathered at the Essence Music Festival’s empowerment seminars to persuade them to talk to their children about real life and, at the same time, keep it simple. Cosby appeared during an all-day summit on education.
Bidders from around the world bought up Michael Jackson memorabilia worth nearly $1 million at an auction on the anniversary of his death, including $190,000 for the Swarovski-crystal-studded glove he wore on his 1984 Victory Tour.
The bidding that began Friday on more than 200 items was “unlike anything we’ve ever experienced,” said Darren Julien of Julien’s Auctions, which ran the auction at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Continue reading
As the founding and premier sponsor of Film Life’s 14th Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF), HBO will once again have a major presence at the industry retreat, being held in Miami’s South Beach, June 23-26, 2010. ABFF has named Actor Idris Elba the Ambassador of this year’s festival. Continue reading