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Oprah Winfrey and Brad Pitt to Produce Adaptation of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ ‘The Water Dancer’ for MGM

Oprah Winfrey and Brad Pitt are teaming up to produce a film adaptation of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ best-selling novel “The Water Dancer” for MGM, Variety has confirmed.Winfrey’s Harpo Films and Pitt’s Plan B will produce alongside Kamilah Forbes, who is the executive producer of the Apollo Theater. Forbes recently directed the theatrical adaptation of Coates’ “Between […]

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B.B. King Estate Announces Official Biopic, Clears Up Wendell Pierce Confusion (Exclusive)

An official biopic of iconic blues musician B.B. King is going into pre-production in 2021, Vassal Benford, chairman of King’s estate, tells Variety. This is a separate project from “The Thrill Is On,” which is a drama about King’s friendship with drummer Michael Zanetis starring Wendell Pierce as King.Confusion first arose when “The Wire” and […]

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One Perfect Shot Twitter Account Inspires New HBO Max Series from Ava DuVernay

Fans of the popular Twitter account @OnePerfectShot and its eponymous website are in for a treat, as HBO Max has announced a new “One Perfect Shot” documentary series from Ava DuVernay. The “Selma” and “When They See Us” director is set to narrate the series and executive produce it through her Array Filmworks production company. […]

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David Oyelowo says Americans must repent for “original sin” of white privilege

YouTube conversation also hears from Ava DuVernay on why she launched The Law Enforcement Accountability Project.British actor David Oyelowo told a group video conversation hosted by Oprah Winfrey on YouTube that Americans need to repent for the “original sin” of white privilege that is “baked into this country”.The Selma star was responding to opening remarks […]

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Ava DuVernay’s ‘Selma’ Is Now A Free Rental For The Month Of June Courtesy Of Paramount

Ava DuVernay’s Oscar-winning film, “Selma,” is joining recently released “Just Mercy” and a curated list of films from the Criterion Channel in dropping its price tag for the month of June, in light of the various protests and anger that has risen up in the aftermath of the brutal murder of George Floyd.Read More: ‘Selma’ […]

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Hollywood, Stop Congratulating Ava DuVernay for Directing ‘Harriet’ and ‘Queen & Slim’

Ava DuVernay is the director of films such as “Selma,” “13th,” and “A Wrinkle in Time,” and she’s had an amazing 2019 thanks to her hugely successful four-part Netflix limited series “When They See Us.” The Central Park Five drama earned 11 Primetime Emmy nominations, including a win for leading actor Jharrel Jerome, and it’s […]

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