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JIMMY KIMMEL RETURNS TO HOST 95TH OSCARS

JIMMY KIMMEL RETURNS TO HOST 95TH OSCARS

Emmy Award-winning late-night talk show host and producer Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the 95th Oscars®, executive producers and showrunners Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner announced today. Kimmel hosted back-to-back broadcasts in 2017 (89th Awards) and 2018 (90th Awards). Molly McNearney will also serve as an executive producer. The 95th Oscars will air live […]

EXCLUSIVE: NY Trend Chats With Urbanworld Film Festival Founder Stacy Spikes

EXCLUSIVE: NY Trend Chats With Urbanworld Film Festival Founder Stacy Spikes

Founded in 1997, the Urbanworld Film Festival (October 26 – 30, 2022) is “a five-day film festival that includes a full slate of domestic and international narrative feature-length films, documentaries, shorts, animation, experimental media, music videos, and a young creators showcase. Urbanworld’s mission is to have urgent relevance as the storytellers and ideas presented across […]

FREEDOM ON FIRE US PREMIERE AT Hamptons International Film Festival 2022

FREEDOM ON FIRE US PREMIERE AT Hamptons International Film Festival 2022

“Freedom on Fire” held its US Premiere followed by a Q&A with the Director at the 30th Anniversary 2022 Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF).  The film was awarded 2022 Brizzolara Family Foundation Award for Films of Conflict & Resolution by the Festival, which for the first time is running for a 10-day period.   The […]

BEYOND THE BINARY: WHY PRONOUNS MATTER. Black Public Media’s Be HEARD! Campaign To Release Three Short Films On Gender Affirmation

BEYOND THE BINARY: WHY PRONOUNS MATTER. Black Public Media’s Be HEARD! Campaign To Release Three Short Films On Gender Affirmation

Black Public Media (BPM) is going beyond the gender binary and weighing in on the pronoun debate with a short film series — part of its latest BE HEARD! social media campaign, which tackles pressing social issues. The Harlem-based national media arts nonprofit dedicated to creating and producing media content about the Black experience has […]

GREENWICH ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES JOSH ALEXANDER’S 'LOUDMOUTH'

GREENWICH ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES JOSH ALEXANDER’S ‘LOUDMOUTH’

Greenwich Entertainment announced today the acquisition of North American distribution rights to “Loudmouth,” directed by Josh Alexander (writer/producer I’m Leaving Now and Southern Rites).  The Get Lifted Film Co., Group Effort Films, Massenburg Media, and Naked Edge Films documentary was executive produced by BRON Studios, Salmira Productions, Olive Hill Media, XRM, and Hot Docs Partners […]

GREENWICH ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES JOSH ALEXANDER’S REV. AL SHARPTON DOCUMENTARY 'LOUDMOUTH'

GREENWICH ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES JOSH ALEXANDER’S REV. AL SHARPTON DOCUMENTARY ‘LOUDMOUTH’

Greenwich Entertainment announced today the acquisition of North American distribution rights to Loudmouth directed by Josh Alexander (writer/producer I’m Leaving Now and Southern Rites).  The Get Lifted Film Co., Group Effort Films, Massenburg Media and Naked Edge Films documentary was executive produced by BRON Studios, Salmira Productions, Olive Hill Media, XRM and Hot Docs Partners, and premiered to rave reviews […]

HBO Original Documentary Short 38 AT THE GARDEN Debuts October 11

HBO Original Documentary Short 38 AT THE GARDEN Debuts October 11

38 AT THE GARDEN, the HBO Original documentary short directed by Frank Chi, debuts TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11 (9:00-9:40 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max. The documentary is executive produced by journalist Lisa Ling and produced by Samir Hernandez and Academy Award®-winner Travon Free.   Synopsis: 38 AT THE […]

HBO Celebrates 50th Anniversary With “Fifty Years Of Firsts” Brand Campaign

HBO Celebrates 50th Anniversary With “Fifty Years Of Firsts” Brand Campaign

In honor of HBO’s 50th anniversary on November 8, the brand today launched its “Fifty Years of Firsts” campaign. For 50 years, HBO has been the first to break new ground, changing and elevating the landscape of TV in film, documentary, drama, comedy, news, and sports. Through its award-winning storytelling, HBO has introduced the world […]

Snoop Dogg, BLE and Paramount+ Hosted Exclusive Red Carpet Screening Celebrating Sanaa Lathan’s Directorial Debut, ON THE COME UP

Snoop Dogg, BLE and Paramount+ Hosted Exclusive Red Carpet Screening Celebrating Sanaa Lathan’s Directorial Debut, ON THE COME UP

Snoop Dogg, BLE and Paramount+ hosted a special advance screening on Tuesday night celebrating Sanaa Lathan’s directorial debut film, ON THE COME UP, on Snoop Dogg’s compound in Inglewood, CA. Guests celebrated with a fun-filled night of food trucks, concessions, a bar, DJ, and Snoop’s vintage cars where guests got to sit and watch the […]

Eugene Hernandez Joins Sundance Institute As Festival Director And Head Of Public Programming

Eugene Hernandez Joins Sundance Institute As Festival Director And Head Of Public Programming

Sundance Institute CEO Joana Vicente announced today that Eugene Hernandez will join the nonprofit Institute as the next Director of the Sundance Film Festival and head of public programming. Hernandez, a leader in the film and media industry for more than 25 years, has spent much of his career leading and advising nonprofit arts organizations. […]

Official Teaser Trailer for Prime Video's Newest Sci-Fi Thriller

Official Teaser Trailer for Prime Video’s Newest Sci-Fi Thriller

New York Times best-selling author William Gibson released the official teaser trailer for the Prime Video upcoming sci-fi drama series The Peripheral, starring Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass), Jack Reynor (Midsommar), Gary Carr (The Deuce), Eli Goree (One Night in Miami), Louis Herthum (Westworld), JJ Feild (TURN: Washington’s Spies), T’Nia Miller (The Haunting of Bly Manor), Charlotte Riley (Peaky […]

Actor on Acclaimed BET Comedy, 'The Ms. Pat Show' & Upcoming Ella Fitzgerald Musical

Actor on Acclaimed BET Comedy, ‘The Ms. Pat Show’ & Upcoming Ella Fitzgerald Musical

True renaissance artist, J. Bernard Calloway is paving his way to becoming a household name with his first television lead role in BET+’s now Emmy-nominated comedy series, THE MS. PAT SHOW. Season 2 premiered on August 12th after its Emmy-nominated freshman run. New episodes are available every Thursdays on BET+ and available to stream on HULU. The […]

New Documentary Film Profiles Inspirational Social Movement in Senegal and Rising Hip Hop Artist Nara P.

New Documentary Film Profiles Inspirational Social Movement in Senegal and Rising Hip Hop Artist Nara P.

A new film by Doha Debates and film cooperative Muzungu Producciones profiles members of Sénégal’s influential Y’en a Marre hip-hop collective, which translates to “Fed Up” or “Enough is Enough” in English.  The group plays a positive role inspiring change in the top West African nation, which in 2026 will be the first country on the African continent to host an Olympic sports event. The […]

HBO Original Documentary 'ESCAPE FROM KABUL,' A Harrowing And Immersive Account Of The 2021 U.S. Airlift Out Of Afghanistan, Debuts September 21

HBO Original Documentary ‘ESCAPE FROM KABUL,’ A Harrowing And Immersive Account Of The 2021 U.S. Airlift Out Of Afghanistan, Debuts September 21

The HBO Original documentary film ESCAPE FROM KABUL, directed by Jamie Roberts (HBO’s “Four Hours at the Capitol”) and executive produced by Dan Reed (HBO’s “Leaving Neverland” and “Four Hours at the Capitol”), debuts SEPTEMBER 21 (9:00-10:25 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max. ESCAPE FROM KABUL unfolds over […]

JANET YANG ELECTED ACADEMY PRESIDENT

JANET YANG ELECTED ACADEMY PRESIDENT

Producer Janet Yang was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by the organization’s Board of Governors. “Janet is a tremendously dedicated and strategic leader who has an incredible record of service at the Academy.  She has been instrumental in launching and elevating several Academy initiatives on membership recruitment, governance, and […]