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2019 Emmys: Category placements for BET shows ‘American Soul’ and ‘Boomerang’

Sinqua Walls from ‘American Soul’ (Photo: BET)Tetona Jackson and Tequan Richmond from ‘Boomerang (Photo: BET) BET has revealed the category placements for two of its freshman shows, American Soul and Boomerang, for the 2019 Emmy Awards. American Soul chronicles the rise of the iconic and history-making television dance show Soul Train and is executive produced by Tony Cornelius, son of …

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Lena Waithe to Serve as Lead Mentor for AT&T Mentorship Program

Emerging Filmmakers from Diverse, Underrepresented Communities to Create Five Short Films AT&T announced the 2019 Filmmaker Mentorship Program today with Emmy Award-winning writer/producer/actress Lena Waithe serving as Lead Program Mentor. Launched in 2017, the program seeks to discover, incubate and empower emerging filmmakers from underrepresented communities to evolve their work, grow their audience and provide national distribution on platforms such …

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Academy launches Women’s Initiative featuring conversation with Hannah Gadsby and Lena Waithe

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in partnership with E! Entertainment and Swarovski, announced today the launch of Action: The Academy Women’s Initiative, comprised of the Academy Gold Fellowship for Women, the Academy Directory and annual events, all designed to create opportunities for female filmmakers to connect, share their stories and celebrate inclusion. This year’s events will take place on October 15 …

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‘Dear White People’ Season Two Teaser and Release Date

Cultural appropriation, sex and gender norms, racist bots, black lesbians, conspiracy theories, black Scientology and The Sunken Place are front and center in the first clip for the second season of the acclaimed Netflix comedy Dear White People from Justin Simien. The crew is back including Sam (Logan Browning), Reggie (Marque Richardson), Gabe (John Patrick Amedori), Lionel (DeRon Horton) and Troy (Brandon P. …

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