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Robin Thede Sets Zombie Comedy Movie ‘Killing It’ at Amazon Studios (Exclusive)

Robin Thede, the multi-hyphenate behind HBO’s “A Black Lady Sketch Show,” is developing a zombie action-comedy feature “Killing It” with Jax Media and Amazon Studios.Thede wrote the screenplay and will produce. The story revolves around a group of underachieving friends who live in Atlanta, which becomes overrun by zombies while the friends are taking part […]

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Artios Awards: ‘Soul,’ Borat’ and ‘Trial of the Chicago 7’ Among Casting Society of America Winners

“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” “Minari,” “One Night in Miami,” “Soul” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7” were among the feature films honored by the Casting Society of America at the 2021 Artios Awards.The 36th annual Artios Awards, held by the Casting Society of America in its first-ever worldwide virtual ceremony, honored excellence in casting across […]

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Issa Rae on Her On-Screen Romances: ‘There Are People Who Don’t Procreate With Just White People’

Issa Rae co-stars in two romantic movies with leading men of color this year: “The Photograph,” a drama with Lakeith Stanfield, and the upcoming rom-com “The Lovebirds” with Kumail Nanjiani. Rae said the former — written and directed by Stella Meghie — echoes the nostalgia of one of her favorite films centered on black love, […]

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For HBO Max, Diversity Is More Than PC; It’s a Secret Weapon For Success

In 2018, women and people of color directed 58% of HBO’s episodic programming, up from 35% in 2015. Now the network wants to accelerate its diversification by focusing on craftspeople with HBO Pov — aka Power of Visibility.HBO launched its award-winning multicultural marketing division more than eight years ago under the leadership of Lucinda Martinez. […]

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‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ Review: A Smart, Funny, Black Woman-Centric, Late-Night Delight

There’s nothing radical about the structure of HBO’s new comedy series “A Black Lady Sketch Show”; it’s a series of pop culture parodies and send-ups of current events. But the series has its own sharp-witted, affable point of view and provides a necessary showcase for more black women performers than have ever appeared on a […]

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