The Producers Guild of America has selected Ava DuVernay to receive its 2018 visionary award, which recognizes producers for “their unique or uplifting contributions to our culture through inspiring storytelling or performance.” DuVernay will pick up her trophy at the 29th Annual Producers Guild Awards on Jan. 20 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The PGA said DuVernay […]


Marshall  one of the best films released this year, opened October 13 in 821 theaters. Yet, the film Happy Death Day, released the same day opened in 3,149. This begs the question, why release a film when a studio has such low expectations? On the heels of receiving eight NAACP Image Award nominations and a Grammy nomination, Open Road Films brought the critically acclaimed […]

Actor Keith David has more than 150 film, TV and stage roles under his belt.

2016 ended on a high note for Jekalyn Carr, with her debut live recording, The Life Project, and lead single  “You’re Bigger.” 2017 has already found Carr wrapped in the excitement of her next venture, on the set of Sony Pictures film, I Never Heard My Father Speak. The film’s star-studded cast, includes Robin Givens, Romeo […]

Erica Campbell and GRIFF had the chance to chat with writer, actor and producer Tyler Perry about his political drama on TLC, “Too Close To Home.” He opens up about his favorite part of the process of creating a new film, play or TV show. Plus, he talks about when we can expect to see […]

Ever since Scarlett Johansson was cast as the lead in Ghost In the Shell, fans have been less than happy.

The box office reign of the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton has been thwarted by faith-based film War Room. The Sony/Affirm’s has risen to the No. 1 spot, winning in both the 3-day and 4-day scenario with respective estimates of $9.24M and $12.1M. Filmed in Charlotte and Concord, War Room, has a mostly African America cast and tells the […]

A federal judge in Denver has stopped a screening of “Amazing Grace” at the Telluride Film Festival following a lawsuit filed by Aretha Franklin to prevent it’s release. U.S. District Judge John Kane granted Franklin’s request for a temporary restraining order, blocking the screening of ‘Amazing Grace’ a film that includes footage from the 1972 […]

Hollywood’s favorite couple is putting on their production hats for a new teen comedy, Shadow and Act reports. Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith landed…

Ava DuVernay is on her way to making history once again. According to The Wrap, the Selma director is the number one choice to direct…

New Dramedy, Ashby is shooting in Charlotte for the next five weeks. The film, starring Mickey Rourke, Sarah Silverman, and Emma Roberts began filming Sunday and was seen filming in a home off of Providence Road earlier in the week is casting for extras. The current call info is: ASHBY -Last call for MALE WAITER […]