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/Film (pronounced "slashfilm") is a blog that covers movie news, reviews, interviews, and trailers.
A Wrinkle in Time is a science fantasy novel written by American writer Madeleine L'Engle, first published in 1962.
A Wrinkle in Time is a 2018 American science fantasy adventure film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Jennifer Lee and Jeff Stockwell, based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Madeleine L'Engle.
ABC News is the news division of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), owned by the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company.
The Academy Award for Best Director (officially known as the Academy Award for Best Directing) is an award presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
The Academy Award for Documentary Feature is an award for documentary films.
The Academy Award for Best Original Song is one of the awards given annually to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
The Academy Award for Best Picture is one of the Academy Awards presented annually since the awards debuted in 1929, by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS (often pronounced as am-pas), also known as simply the Academy) is a professional honorary organization with the stated goal of advancing the arts and sciences of motion pictures.
Access, formerly Access Hollywood, is an American weekday television entertainment news program that premiered on September 9, 1996.
Ad Age (or Advertising Age) is a global media brand publishing analysis, news and data on marketing and media.
African Americans (also referred to as Black Americans or Afro-Americans) are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa.
The African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) is a group of African-American film critics that give various awards for excellence in film at the end of each year.
African-American studies is an interdisciplinary academic field devoted to the study of the history, culture, and politics of Black Americans.
Aisha Jamila Hinds (born November 13, 1975) is an American television, stage and film actress.
Alice in Wonderland is a 2010 American fantasy adventure film directed by Tim Burton from a screenplay written by Linda Woolverton.
The Alliance of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ) is a non-profit founded in 2006 based out of New York City, United States, dedicated to supporting work by and about women in the film industry.
Alternative hip hop (also known as alternative rap) is a subgenre of hip hop music that encompasses the wide range of styles of hip hop that are not typically identified as mainstream.
America Georgine Ferrera (born April 18, 1984) is an American actress.
The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of Disney–ABC Television Group, a subsidiary of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company.
The American Film Institute (AFI) is an American film organization that educates filmmakers and honors the heritage of the motion picture arts in the United States.
André Holland (born December 28, 1979) is an American actor, known for his roles as Kevin in Moonlight and as Matt Miller on the FX series American Horror Story: Roanoke.
Angela Evelyn Bassett (born August 16, 1958) is an American actress and activist.
Angela Yvonne Davis (born January 26, 1944) is an American political activist, academic, and author.
Anika Noni Rose (born September 6, 1972) is an American actress and singer known for her Tony Award-winning performance in the Broadway production of Caroline, or Change and her starring role as Lorrell Robinson in the 2006 film Dreamgirls.
Apple Music is a music and video streaming service developed by Apple Inc. Users select music to stream to their device on-demand, or they can listen to existing, curated playlists.
ARRAY, also known as ARRAY Now, is an independent distribution company launched by film maker and former publicist Ava DuVernay in 2010 under the name African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement(AFFRM).
The Associated Press (AP) is a U.S.-based not-for-profit news agency headquartered in New York City.
Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from January 20, 2009, to January 20, 2017.
Barbie is a fashion doll manufactured by the American toy company Mattel, Inc. and launched in March 1959.
The Bechdel test is a method for evaluating the portrayal of women in fiction.
Black Entertainment Television (BET, stylised as BET★) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the BET Networks division of Viacom.
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (born September 4, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and businesswoman.
Billboard (styled as billboard) is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries.
Black Panther is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name.
This page lists the winners and nominees for the Black Reel Award for Best Director.
This page lists the winners and nominees for the Black Reel Award for Outstanding Film.
This page lists the winners and nominees for the Black Reel Award for Outstanding Screenplay, Adapted or Original.
The Black Reel Awards, or "BRAs", is an annual American awards ceremony hosted by the Foundation for the Augmentation of African-Americans in Film (FAAAF) to recognize excellence of African-Americans, as well as the cinematic achievements of the African diaspora, in the global film industry, as assessed by the Foundation’s voting membership.
Bridge to Terabithia is a 2007 American fantasy drama film directed by Gábor Csupó and adapted for film by David L. Paterson and Jeff Stockwell.
Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers (born October 1, 1989), known professionally as Brie Larson, is an American actress, filmmaker, and musician.
Bryan A. Stevenson (born November 14, 1959) is an American lawyer, social justice activist, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, and a clinical professor at New York University School of Law.
Cary Granat is an American film producer and studio executive.
CBS (an initialism of the network's former name, the Columbia Broadcasting System) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of CBS Corporation.
CBS News is the news division of American television and radio service CBS.
The Chicago International Film Festival is an annual film festival held every fall.
Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television news channel and an independent subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia.
Collateral is a 2004 American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by Michael Mann and written by Stuart Beattie.
Compton is a city in southern Los Angeles County, California, United States, situated south of downtown Los Angeles.
Computer-generated imagery (CGI) is the application of computer graphics to create or contribute to images in art, printed media, video games, films, television programs, shorts, commercials, videos, and simulators.
Constance Tianming Wu (born March 22, 1982) is an American actress.
Cory Anthony Booker (born April 27, 1969) is an American politician currently serving as the junior United States Senator from New Jersey, in office since 2013.
Creativity is a website, formerly a monthly magazine, covering all things creative in advertising and design.
The Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Director is one of the awards presented by the Broadcast Film Critics Association at their annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards.
The Critics' Choice Movie Awards (formerly known as the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award) is an awards show presented annually by the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) to honor the finest in cinematic achievement.
The Daily Herald is a daily newspaper that covers news and community events in Utah County, central Utah.
The Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association (DFWFCA) is an organization of 31 print, radio/TV and internet journalists from Dallas–Fort Worth-based publications.
The 20th Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards honoring the best in film for 2014 were announced on December 15, 2014.
Dan Lin is a Taiwanese-born American film producer.
David Oyetokunbo Oyelowo, (born 1 April 1976) is an English actor and producer.
The DC Extended Universe (DCEU) is an unofficial term used to refer to an American media franchise and shared universe that is centered on a series of superhero films, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and based on characters that appear in American comic books by DC Comics.
Deadline Hollywood, also known as Deadline.com and previously known as news blog Deadline Hollywood Daily, is an online magazine founded by Nikki Finke in 2006.
Democracy Now! is an hour-long American TV, radio and internet news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González.
Donald Frank Cheadle Jr. (born November 29, 1964) is an American actor, writer, film producer and director.
Dorothy Emma Arzner (January 3, 1897 – October 1, 1979) was an American film director whose career in feature films spanned from the silent era of the late 1920s into the early 1940s.
Dreamgirls is a 2006 American romantic musical drama film written and directed by Bill Condon and jointly produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies is a defunct weekly, nationally syndicated movie review television program that was produced and presented by film critic Roger Ebert and co-produced by his wife, Chaz Ebert.
Ebony is a monthly magazine for the African-American market.
Ebony Fashion Fair (also known as the Ebony Traveling Fashion Fair) was an annual fashion event created by Eunice Johnson, co-founder of the Chicago-based Johnson Publishing Company.
Emayatzy Evett Corinealdi (born January 14, 1980) is an American actress.
Emmett Louis Till (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955) was a 14-year-old African-American who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955, after a white woman said she was offended by him in her family's grocery store.
This article is focused on English-language literature rather than the literature of England, so that it includes writers from Scotland, Wales, and the whole of Ireland, as well as literature in English from countries of the former British Empire, including the United States.
Eric Michael Garcetti (born February 4, 1971) is an American politician currently serving as the 42nd Mayor of Los Angeles.
ESPN (originally an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is a U.S.-based global cable and satellite sports television channel owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture owned by The Walt Disney Company (80%) and Hearst Communications (20%).
Essence is a monthly magazine for African-American women between the ages of 18 and 49.
The Essence Festival, known as "the party with a purpose", is an annual music festival which started in 1995 as a one-time event to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Essence, a magazine aimed primarily towards African-American women.
Fantasy films are films that belong to the fantasy genre with fantastic themes, usually magic, supernatural events, mythology, folklore, or exotic fantasy worlds.
Figures of Speech is a hip hop group consisting of MCs Eve and Jyant.
A film, also called a movie, motion picture, moving pícture, theatrical film, or photoplay, is a series of still images that, when shown on a screen, create the illusion of moving images.
A film director is a person who directs the making of a film.
A film distributor is responsible for the marketing of a film.
A film producer is a person who oversees the production of a film.
Film promotion is the practice of promotion specifically in the film industry, and usually occurs in coordination with the process of film distribution.
Filmmaker is a quarterly publication magazine covering issues relating to independent film.
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr. is a documentary television series hosted by Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. that airs on PBS.
A fox is a small-to-medium-sized, omnivorous mammal belonging to several genera of the family Canidae Fox or foxes may also refer to.
The Fox Broadcasting Company (often shortened to Fox and stylized as FOX) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of Fox Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.
Gabrielle Monique Union-Wade (born October 29, 1972) is an American actress, activist, and author.
"Glory" is a song performed by American rapper Common and American singer John Legend.
Glynn Russell Turman (born January 31, 1947) is an American stage, television, and film actor as well as a writer, director, and producer.
Golden Globe Awards are accolades bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association beginning in January 1944, recognizing excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign.
The Golden Globe Award for Best Director has been presented annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, an organization composed of journalists who cover the United States film industry for publications based outside North America, since 1943.
The Good Life Cafe was a health food market and cafe in Los Angeles, California, known for its open mic nights that helped the 1990s Los Angeles alternative hip hop movement flourish.
The Gotham Independent Film Awards are American film awards, presented annually to the makers of independent films at a ceremony in New York City, the city first nicknamed "Gotham" by native son Washington Irving, in an issue of Salmagundi, published on November 11, 1807.
A Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievement in the music industry.
Grantland was a sports and pop-culture blog owned and operated by ESPN. The blog was started in 2011 by veteran writer and sports journalist Bill Simmons, who remained as editor-in-chief until May 2015. Grantland was named after famed 20th-century sportswriter Grantland Rice (1880–1954). On October 30, 2015, ESPN announced that it was ending the publication of Grantland.
Gugulethu Sophia "Gugu" Mbatha-Raw (born 21 April 1983) is an English actress, known for her role as Kelly in Black Mirror, Dido Elizabeth Belle in Belle, Noni Jean in Beyond the Lights, and Plumette in Beauty and the Beast.
Heineken Lager Beer (Heineken Pilsener), or simply Heineken is a pale lager beer with 5% alcohol by volume produced by the Dutch brewing company Heineken International.
Henry Gale Sanders (born August 18, 1942 in Houston, Texas) is an African-American actor best known for his role in Charles Burnett's 1977 neo-realist film Killer of Sheep.
Henry Louis "Skip" Gates Jr. (born September 16, 1950) is an American literary critic, teacher, historian, filmmaker and public intellectual who currently serves as the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University.
HitFix, or HitFix.com, is an entertainment news website that launched in December 2008 specializing in breaking entertainment news, insider information, and reviews and critiques of film, music, and television.
Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California.
Howard Barish is an Oscar nominated, Emmy award winning producer and director known for his producing partnership with Ava DuVernay.
HuffPost (formerly The Huffington Post and sometimes abbreviated HuffPo) is a liberal American news and opinion website and blog that has both localized and international editions.
Hurricane Katrina was an extremely destructive and deadly Category 5 hurricane that caused catastrophic damage along the Gulf coast from central Florida to Texas, much of it due to the storm surge and levee failure.
"I Have a Dream" is a public speech delivered by American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963, in which he calls for an end to racism in the United States and called for civil and economic rights.
I Will Follow is a 2010 American independent drama film written, produced and directed by Ava DuVernay, starring Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Beverly Todd, Omari Hardwick, Michole White, Dijon Talton, Royale Watkins, Damone Roberts, Tracie Thoms and Blair Underwood.
IMDb, also known as Internet Movie Database, is an online database of information related to world films, television programs, home videos and video games, and internet streams, including cast, production crew and personnel biographies, plot summaries, trivia, and fan reviews and ratings.
The Film Independent's Spirit Award for Best Director is one of the annual Independent Spirit Awards.
The Film Independent Spirit Awards (abbreviated "Spirit Awards" and originally known as the FINDIE or Friends of Independents Awards), founded in 1984, are awards dedicated to independent filmmakers.
The Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award is presented to the creative team of a film budgeted at less than $500,000 by the Film Independent, a non-profit organization dedicated to independent film and independent filmmakers.
IndieWire (sometimes stylized as indieWIRE or Indiewire) is a film industry and review website that was established in 1996.
Interactive One is an American digital publishing company with a portfolio of websites focused on African American and Hispanic audiences.
Interview was an American magazine founded in late 1969 by artist Andy Warhol and British journalist John Wilcock.
Irene Bedard (born July 22, 1967) is an American actress who has played many Native American characters in a variety of films.
Jo-Issa "Issa" Rae Diop (born January 12, 1985) is an American actress, writer, director, producer, and web series creator.
Janet Mock (born March 10, 1983) is an American writer, TV host, and transgender rights activist.
Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969) known professionally as Jay-Z (stylized JAY-Z), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and entrepreneur.
Jennifer Michelle Lee (born 1971 as Jennifer Michelle Rebecchi) This article lists various matters noticed for hearing before the probate court, of which the relevant one is as follows: "REBECCHI, JENNIFER MICHELLE, estate - Change of name to Jennifer Michelle Lee; for hearing January 24, 1995." Available via ProQuest NewsStand.
Jessica Michelle Chastain (born March 24, 1977) is an American actress and film producer.
John Roger Stephens (born December 28, 1978), known professionally as John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter and actor.
Julie Dash (born October 22, 1952) is an American film director, writer, producer, website creator and music video and commercial director.
Kali Hawk (born October 4, 1986) is an American actress, comedian and model.
Kario Salem (born May 23, 1955), is an American television, film, and stage actor and screenwriter.
Kasi Lemmons (born Karen Lemmons; February 24, 1961, filmreference.com; accessed April 30, 2015.) is an American film director and actress, most notable for her work on the films Eve's Bayou, The Caveman's Valentine and Talk to Me.
Kerry Marisa Washington (born January 31, 1977 Sidebar: (County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health). Gives Kerry Washington birth date. from the original on May 2, 2016.Note: FilmReference.com states "Born January 5, 1977 (some sources cite 1975)…." at) is an American actress.
Lakewood is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States.
Lance Darnell Gross (born July 8, 1981) is an American actor, model and photographer of Ghanaian descent best known for his role as Calvin Payne on the TBS sitcom Tyler Perry's House of Payne, as well as appearing in other Tyler Perry productions such as the Meet the Browns (2008) film and Tyler Perry's Temptations: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013).
Long Beach is a city on the Pacific Coast of the United States, within the Greater Los Angeles area of Southern California.
Lorraine Toussaint (born April 4, 1960) is a Trinidadian-American actress and producer.
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.
Louisiana Creole (kréyol la lwizyàn; créole louisianais) is a French-based creole language spoken by far fewer than 10,000 people, mostly in the state of Louisiana.
Lumumba is a 2000 film directed by Raoul Peck centred on Patrice Lumumba in the months before and after the Republic of the Congo (Congo-Léopoldville) achieved independence from Belgium in June 1960.
Lupita Amondi Nyong'o (born March 1, 1983) is a Kenyan-Mexican actress. The daughter of Kenyan politician Peter Anyang' Nyong'o, she was born in Mexico City where her father was teaching and was raised in Kenya from the age of one. She attended college in the United States, earning a bachelor's degree in film and theater studies from Hampshire College. Nyong'o began her career in Hollywood as a production assistant. In 2008, she made her acting debut with the short film East River and subsequently returned to Kenya to star in the television series Shuga (2009–2012). Also in 2009, she wrote, produced and directed the documentary In My Genes. She then pursued a master's degree in acting from the Yale School of Drama. Soon after her graduation, she had her first feature film role as Patsey in Steve McQueen's historical drama 12 Years a Slave (2013), for which she received critical acclaim and won several awards, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She became the first Kenyan and Mexican actress to win an Academy Award. Nyong'o made her Broadway debut as a teenage orphan in the critically acclaimed play Eclipsed (2015), for which she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. Following a motion capture role as Maz Kanata in the ''Star Wars'' sequel trilogy, Nyong'o starred as Nakia in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero film Black Panther (2018). In addition to acting, Nyong'o supports historic preservation. She is vocal about preventing sexual harassment and working for animal rights. In 2014, she was named the most beautiful woman by People. Nyong'o is a 2019 Hollywood Walk of Fame honoree.
Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908January 22, 1973), often referred to by his initials LBJ, was an American politician who served as the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969, assuming the office after having served as the 37th Vice President of the United States from 1961 to 1963.
Lynwood is a city in Los Angeles County, California.
Makers: Women Who Make America is a 2013 documentary film about the struggle for women's equality in the United States during the last five decades of the 20th century.
Manohla Dargis (born 1961) is one of the chief film critics for The New York Times, along with A. O. Scott.
The Marché du Film (lit. Film Market) is the business counterpart of the Cannes Film Festival and one of the largest film markets in the world.
Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968.
Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971) is an American singer, songwriter, rapper and actress.
Mass incarceration is a term used by historians and sociologists to describe the substantial increase in the number of incarcerated people in the United States' prisons over the past forty years.
Mattel, Inc. is an American multinational toy manufacturing company founded in 1945 with headquarters in El Segundo, California.
Melissa De Sousa (born September 25, 1967) is an American actress.
Michael Bakari Jordan (born February 9, 1987) is an American actor.
Michael Brown (born August 3, 1973), professionally known as Michael Ealy, is an American actor.
Middle of Nowhere is a 2012 independent feature film written and directed by Ava DuVernay and starring Emayatzy Corinealdi, David Oyelowo, Omari Hardwick and Lorraine Toussaint.
Millennials (also known as Generation Y) are the generational demographic cohort following Generation X. There are no precise dates for when this cohort starts or ends; demographers and researchers typically use the early 1980s as starting birth years and the mid-1990s to early 2000s as ending birth years.
Vera Mindy Chokalingam (born June 24, 1979), Additional archive on June 25, 2015.
Mississippi is a state in the Southern United States, with part of its southern border formed by the Gulf of Mexico.
Miu Miu is an Italian high fashion women's clothing and accessory brand and a fully owned subsidiary of Prada.
Molly M. Mayeux is an American producer.
Motown is an American record company.
This page lists the winners and nominees for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Independent Motion Picture.
The NAACP Image Award is an annual awards ceremony presented by the American National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to honor outstanding people of color in film, television, music, and literature.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is a Smithsonian Institution museum established in December 2003.
Netflix, Inc. is an American over-the-top media services provider, headquartered in Los Gatos, California.
The New Gods are a fictional race appearing in the eponymous comic book series published by DC Comics, as well as selected other DC titles.
New Orleans (. Merriam-Webster.; La Nouvelle-Orléans) is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana.
New York is an American biweekly magazine concerned with life, culture, politics, and style generally, and with a particular emphasis on New York City.
The New York Film Festival (NYFF) is an annual film festival held every autumn in New York City, presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center (FSLC).
Newton Leroy Gingrich (né McPherson; born June 17, 1943) is an American politician and author, born in Pennsylvania, later representing Georgia in Congress, and ultimately serving as 50th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999.
Carol Denise "Niecy" Nash (née Ensley; born February 23, 1970) is an American comedian, model, actress, and producer, best known for her performances on television.
Nine for IX is the title for a series of documentary films which aired on ESPN, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Title IX.
National Public Radio (usually shortened to NPR, stylized as npr) is an American privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization based in Washington, D.C. It serves as a national syndicator to a network of over 1,000 public radio stations in the United States.
The O. J. Simpson murder case (officially titled People of the State of California v. Orenthal James Simpson) was a criminal trial held at the Los Angeles County Superior Court in which former National Football League (NFL) player, broadcaster, and actor Orenthal James "O. J." Simpson was tried on two counts of murder for the June 12, 1994, deaths of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.
Omari Hardwick (born January 9, 1974) is an American actor, known for his roles in the TV series Saved and Dark Blue, in Spike Lee's Miracle at St. Anna (2008), and, The A-Team (2010), Kick-Ass (2010), in Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls (2010) and as Andre in BET Network's Being Mary Jane.
Omid Walizadeh, also known as Omid or OD, is a hip hop producer based in Long Beach, California.
The Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) is an international professional association of online film journalists, historians and scholars who publish their work on the World Wide Web.
The Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Director is an annual film award given by the Online Film Critics Society to honor the best director of the year.
The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) is an American pay television channel owned by Harpo Studios and Discovery Inc. It debuted on January 1, 2011, in approximately 80 million homes, replacing the Discovery Health Channel (DHC).
Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) is a non-profit corporation in Los Angeles, California, that states its goal to promote "cultural understanding among peoples of African descent" through exhibiting art and film.
Patricia Lea Jenkins (born July 24, 1971) is an American film director and screenwriter.
Paul Goodwin Garnes is an American film and television producer.
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is an American public broadcaster and television program distributor.
The George Foster Peabody Awards (or simply Peabody Awards) program, named for American businessman and philanthropist George Peabody, honor the most powerful, enlightening, and invigorating stories in television, radio, and online media.
The term "person of color" (plural: people of color, persons of color; sometimes abbreviated POC) is used primarily in the United States to describe any person who is not white.
Plan B Entertainment Inc., more commonly known as Plan B, is an American production company founded in November 2001 by Brad Grey, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston.
A political thriller is a thriller that is set against the backdrop of a political power struggle.
PR Newswire is a distributor of press releases based in New York City.
The Primetime Emmy Award is an American award bestowed by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) in recognition of excellence in American primetime television programming.
The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming is awarded to one television documentary or nonfiction series each year.
The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special is handed out annually at the Creative Arts Emmy Award ceremony.
The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming is awarded to one television documentary or nonfiction series each year.
Queen Sugar is an American drama television series created and executive produced by Ava DuVernay, with Oprah Winfrey serving as an executive producer.
Queen Sugar is a novel written by Natalie Baszile, her first published novel.
Race in the United States criminal justice system refers to the unique experiences and disparities in the United States in regard to the policing and prosecuting of various races.
Rashida Leah Jones (born February 25, 1976) is an American actress.
Reel FX (also known as Reel FX Animation Studios for theatrical animated feature films) is an American digital studio based in Dallas, Texas and Santa Monica, California.
Regina Rene King (born January 15, 1971) is an American actress and television director.
Reuters is an international news agency headquartered in London, United Kingdom.
Roger Joseph Ebert (June 18, 1942 – April 4, 2013) was an American film critic, historian, journalist, screenwriter, and author.
RogerEbert.com is an American website that archives film reviews written by film critic Roger Ebert for the Chicago Sun-Times and also shares other critics' reviews and essays.
Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture.
Rosario Isabel Dawson (born May 9, 1979) is an American actress, producer, singer, comic book writer, and political activist.
Rotten Tomatoes is an American review-aggregation website for film and television.
Royal assent or sanction is the method by which a country's monarch (possibly through a delegated official) formally approves an act of that nation's parliament.
Salli Elise Richardson (born November 23, 1967) is an American television and film actress and director.
The Satellite Award for Best Director is one of the annual Satellite Awards given by the International Press Academy.
The Satellite Awards are annual awards given by the International Press Academy that are commonly noted in entertainment industry journals and blogs.
Savoy Pictures Entertainment, Inc. was an American independent motion picture company in operation from 1992 to 1997.
Scandal is an American political thriller television series starring Kerry Washington.
Screen Rant is an online entertainment news website which was launched in 2003.
A screenplay writer (also called screenwriter for short), scriptwriter or scenarist is a writer who practices the craft of screenwriting, writing screenplays on which mass media, such as films, television programs, comics or video games, are based.
Selma is a 2014 historical drama film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb.
The Selma to Montgomery marches were three protest marches, held in 1965, along the 54-mile (87 km) highway from Selma, Alabama to the state capital of Montgomery.
Selma is a city in and the county seat of Dallas County, in the Black Belt region of south central Alabama and extending to the west.
Showtime is an American premium cable and satellite television network that serves as the flagship service of the Showtime Networks subsidiary of CBS Corporation, which also owns sister services The Movie Channel and Flix.
Shrek 2 is a 2004 American computer-animated fantasy comedy film directed by Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury and Conrad Vernon.
The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 (3 & 4 Will. IV c. 73) abolished slavery throughout the British Empire.
The Smithsonian Institution, established on August 10, 1846 "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge," is a group of museums and research centers administered by the Government of the United States.
South by Southwest (abbreviated as SXSW and colloquially referred to as South By) is an annual conglomerate of film, interactive media, and music festivals and conferences that take place in mid-March in Austin, Texas, United States.
Spencer Averick is an American film editor and producer.
Spy Kids (stylised as SPY kids) is a 2001 American spy adventure comedy film written, edited, directed and produced by Robert Rodriguez, co-produced by Elizabeth Avellán, and starring Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Alan Cumming, Teri Hatcher, Cheech Marin, Danny Trejo, Robert Patrick, Tony Shalhoub, Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, and Mike Judge.
Saint Joseph High School is a private Catholic all-girls high school located in Lakewood, California.
Storm Reid (born July 1, 2003) is an American actress.
The Sundance Film Festival, a program of the Sundance Institute, takes place annually in Park City, Utah.
Susan Kelechi Watson is an American actress of Jamaican and Nigerian parentage, known for her work on the television shows ''Louie'' and This Is Us.
Taraji Penda Henson (born September 11, 1970) is an American actress, singer, and author.
A television show (often simply TV show) is any content produced for broadcast via over-the-air, satellite, cable, or internet and typically viewed on a television set, excluding breaking news, advertisements, or trailers that are typically placed between shows.
Melanie Thandiwe "Thandie" Newton (born 6 November 1972) is an English actress,Graydon, Nicola; The Times (London), 7 September 2008Carty, Ciaran; Tribune.ie, 21 September 2008 who has appeared in several British and American films.
Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a public holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States.
The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of films based on The Chronicles of Narnia, a series of novels by C. S. Lewis.
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.
The Hollywood Reporter (THR) is a multi-platform American digital and print magazine founded in 1930 and focusing on the Hollywood film industry, television, and entertainment industries, as well as Hollywood's intersection with fashion, finance, law, technology, lifestyle, and politics.
The Marvelettes was an American girl group that achieved popularity in the early- to mid-1960s.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
The New Yorker is an American magazine of reportage, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry.
The Red Line is an upcoming American drama series.
The Source is a United States-based monthly full-color magazine covering hip-hop music, politics, and culture, founded in 1988.
The Terminal is a 2004 American comedy-drama film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney, is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate, headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California.
The Washington Post is a major American daily newspaper founded on December 6, 1877.
TheWrap is an entertainment and media news website founded by Sharon Waxman in 2009.
The Thirteenth Amendment (Amendment XIII) to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime.
This is the Life is a 2008 documentary film directed by Ava DuVernay, which chronicles the alternative hip hop movement that flourished in 1990s Los Angeles and its legendary center, the Good Life Cafe.
Tidal (stylized as TIDAL) is a subscription-based music streaming service that combines lossless audio and high-definition music videos with exclusive content and special features on music.
Timothy Walter BurtonTim Burton's middle name is cited as Walter by the Museum of Modern Art on its and covering Burton's career as an artist and filmmaker, though it is cited as William by other sources, such as the (born August 25, 1958) is an American film director, producer, artist, writer, and animator.
Trevante Nemour Rhodes (born February 10, 1990) is an American actor and former track and field sprinter.
The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) is a year-round non-profit arts organization founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff in the wake of September 11, 2001.
TV One (stylized as TV ONΞ) is an American digital cable and satellite television network that is owned by Urban One (formerly Radio One until May 8, 2017), having acquired Comcast's stake in the TV network in 2015.
Twitter is an online news and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as "tweets".
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is a public research university in the Westwood district of Los Angeles, United States.
Anthony Kapel Jones (born September 20, 1968) is an American news commentator, author, and non-practicing attorney.
Vanity Fair is a magazine of popular culture, fashion, and current affairs published by Condé Nast in the United States.
Variety is a weekly American entertainment trade magazine and website owned by Penske Media Corporation.
Venus Ebony Starr Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an American professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No.
"Vermont is for Lovers, Too" is the eighth episode of the third season of Scandal.
Victoria Mahoney is an American filmmaker and actress best known for her debut feature Yelling to the Sky.
Vimeo is a video-sharing website in which users can upload, share and view videos.
Vogue is a fashion and lifestyle magazine covering many topics including fashion, beauty, culture, living, and runway.
The Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Director is an annual award given by the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association.
The 13th Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards were announced on December 8, 2014.
William IV (William Henry; 21 August 1765 – 20 June 1837) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and King of Hanover from 26 June 1830 until his death in 1837.
The Women Film Critics Circle (WFCC) is an association of 75 women film critics and scholars, practicing nationally or internationally, who are involved in the print, radio, television and online media.
The Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards—first presented in 1977 by the now–Los Angeles chapter of the Women in Film organization—are presented to honor women in communications and media.
Women of color (singular: woman of color, sometimes abbreviated as WOC) is a phrase used to describe female persons of color.
Women's Tales is an ongoing short film series created by fashion brand Miu Miu.
Wonder Woman is a 2017 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.
Yahoo! Finance is a media property that is part of Yahoo!'s network.
13th is a 2016 American documentary by director Ava DuVernay.
The United States 2008 Democratic National Convention was a quadrennial presidential nominating convention of the Democratic Party where it adopted its national platform and officially nominated its candidates for President and Vice President.
The 2012 Sundance Film Festival took place from January 19 until January 29, 2012 in Park City, Utah.
The 2012 Independent Spirit Awards was the 28th annual occasion of the Independent Spirit Awards.
The 49th NAACP Image Awards ceremony, presented by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), honored outstanding representations and achievements of people of color in motion pictures, television, music, and literature during the 2017 calendar year.
60 Minutes is an American newsmagazine television program broadcast on the CBS television network.
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards honored the best in U.S. prime time television programming from June 1, 2014 until May 31, 2015, as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
The 70th annual Venice International Film Festival took place in Venice, Italy from 28 August to 7 September 2013.
The 87th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2014 and took place on February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles beginning at 5:30 p.m. PST / 8:30 p.m. EST.
The 89th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2016, and took place on February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, at 5:30 p.m. PST.