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Ava DuVernay’s ‘Central Park Five’ Crime Drama Unveils Its Leading Men

From left; Chris Chalk, Fredy Miyares and Justin Cunningham Chris Chalk (Gotham) will play Adult Yusef Salaam; Newcomers Freddy Miyares and Justin Cunningham will play Adult Raymond Santana and Adult Kevin Richardson, respectively.  Together, they will star alongside previously announced Jharrel Jerome and Jovan Adepo (Adult Antron McCray) as the adult men in the Central Park Five case.  Jerome will …

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Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar, Ava DuVernay top 2018 BET Awards Winners

The 2018 BET Awards were held last night and Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar and Ava DuVernay came away winners in Female Hip Hop Artist, Album of the Year (“DAMN.”) and Video Director of the Year, respectively. Cardi B also won the Coca Cola Viewers’ Choice Award for “Bodak Yellow,” besting Drake (who won Video of the Year for “God’s Plan”) and …

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2018 Cannes: Ava DuVernay, Kristen Stewart, Denis Villeneuve Among the Jury of the 71st Cannes Film Festival

Award-winning actors, filmmakers and musicians will join jury president for the 71st Cannes Film Festival, among them Ava DuVernay, Kristen Stewart and Denis Villeneuve. They represent seven nationalities and five continents and break female on the gender ratio line 5 to 4. This year’s festival runs May 8-19. The jury for this year’s festival is: Chang Chen – Chinese Actor …

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Get Out, Girls Trip, Marshall Top 49th NAACP Image Awards Nominations

The nominations for the 49th NAACP Image Awards have been announced and in the Motion Picture section Get Out, Girls Trip and Marshall lead the field with five apiece. All three were nominated for Outstanding Motion Picture alongside Detroit and Roman J. Israel, Esq. In Television, Queen Sugar led the way with 6 nominations, followed by Insecure with five. Each …

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Ava DuVernay Re-Teams with Netflix for Central Park Five Limited Series

After scoring an Oscar nomination for her documentary feature 13TH, Ava DuVernay (with Participant Media, Harpo Films and Tribeca Productions) will re-team with Netflix for a five-part series on the Central Park Five set to debut in 2019. DuVernay will write and direct all episodes of the narrative drama, which focuses on the 1989 case in which five black teenagers …

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