Boots Riley is gearing up to release the dark-comedy "I'm A Virgo" at this year's SXSW Film & TV Festival. The hilarious seven-episode series follows the life of Cootie, a 13-foot-tall young Black man in Oakland.

Good News

Legendary filmmaker and Morehouse alum Spike Lee has teamed up with the talent agency Gersh to launch a fellowship program for HBCU scholars.

Good News

The trailblazer will be celebrated for her groundbreaking work.

Black Panther scored impressive box office numbers, bringing in an estimated $192 million on the third day of its opening weekend.

Author Roald Dahl’s beloved character, Charlie Bucket, was originally a Black boy. The news sparked a reimagining of the popular film.


Matthew Cherry is creating "Hair Love," an animated short film about a Black father trying to do his daughter's hair for the first time.


Barry Jenkins will adapt “If Beale Street Could Talk” by seminal writer James Baldwin for his next film.

NewsOne Now, NewsOne Original

As the latest slave film,  “12 Years A Slave” makes its way to the box office, there’s already a cry of fatigue from some Black moviegoers. On “NewsOne Now,” Roland Martin addressed whether we need more films that dig up our past, like “12 Years A Slave.” A similar debate surrounded  “The Butler” and “The Help.” […]

Biz/Media, Entertainment

This month, two independent Black films, “We the Party” and “Woman Thou Art Loosed On The 7th Day,” opened on consecutive weekends. When these films entered the “gated community” of movie theaters they encountered a hostility and suspicion by film critics analogous to the experience of Trayvon Martin. Hollywood film critics “stood their ground.” MUST […]

JOHANNESBURG — Two young South African actresses said Tuesday they’re proud to have been part of a film about the harsh realities of AIDS in their country even though the movie missed the final cut for an Academy Award nomination.

Greg Carter spent the last three years scraping together $250,000 to write, direct and produce “A Gangland Love Story,” a gritty, urban retelling of “Romeo and Juliet.”

It was just after the long Fourth of July weekend when the Ghetto Film School assembled its 2010 fellows at its headquarters in the South Bronx, a few floors above offices of the state parole division. Introductions were made, and then the 21 teenage students eagerly took possession of high-definition video cameras and began learning […]