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‘Britannia’: How Jez Butterworth Created the Crazy Ancient Epic Starring David Morrissey

Thank the gods for brilliant screenwriters. That’s why they’re the most sought-after gold currency in today’s streaming wars, from Scott Frank (“The Queen’s Gambit”) and Peter Morgan (“The Crown”) to Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Killing Eve”) and Lena Waithe (“The Chi”).These scribes hole up in their lonely rooms and think and dream and write, conjuring characters, dialogue, […]

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Gina Prince-Bythewood, Yara Shahidi and Lena Waithe on Fighting to Tell Black Women’s Stories

Before Lena Waithe was an Emmy-winning writer, an actor, a film and television producer with her own Hillman Grad banner or the creator of shows like “The Chi,” “Boomerang” and “Twenties,” she was a production assistant with big dreams.But what set Waithe on the path to greatness was the fact that she began her career […]

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‘Queen and Slim’ Trailer: “The Black Bonnie and Clyde” Go On the Run

Since Lena Waithe won an Emmy for writing the touching, years-spanning “Thanksgiving” episode of Netflix’s Master of None, her career has been on fire: she created the Showtime series The Chi, had a supporting role in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, and is about to appear in the third season of Westworld. As if that […]

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Jason Mitchell Not Returning for ‘The Chi’ Season 3, Faces Potential Misconduct Allegations — Report

After two seasons as a face of the Showtime series “The Chi,” Jason Mitchell will not be returning to the series for Season 3. In addition, Deadline is reporting that serious misconduct allegations have prompted representatives at UTA to drop him as a client, and he has left the upcoming Netflix film, “Desperados,” as well. […]

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Lena Waithe Talks ‘Ready Player One’ and Reveals She Wants to Make a Mary Tyler Moore Biopic

Hollywood is having a Lena Waithe moment.As an actress, she made her big screen debut this weekend with Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, where she plays Aech, a loyal best friend to Wade Watts/ Parzival (Tye Sheridan) in the virtual universe the Oasis. The film’s opening comes on the heels of a buzzed-about Vanity Fair […]

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Lena Waithe Teams Up With Sight Unseen Pictures

“The Chi” creator Lena Waithe and her production company Hillman Grad have entered into a partnership with Sight Unseen Pictures, the financing and production company that most recently premiered the Special Jury Prize-winning “Monsters & Men” at Sundance.The deal will include developing and financing independent projects that identify and champion emerging voices currently underserved in […]

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