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Vanessa Morrison Named as President of Fox Family

Vanessa Morrison, longtime head of 20th Century Fox Film’s animation arm and one of Black…

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Meet Ruth Carter: The Costume Designer Behind Marvel’s Black Panther (Part 1 of a 2-Part Interview)

'Directors hire me—but they don’t want to impede on my creativity'

Ruth Carter is an award-winning costume designer behind some of the most iconic black films…

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Rev. Jesse Jackson Calls For More Diversity in the Entertainment and Tech Industry at Cannes Lions

“For too long, Hollywood has stereotyped people in ways that have either damaged the culture or been indifferent to change,” said the outspoken civil rights leader

The Rev. Jesse Jackson took a jab at Hollywood and Silicon Valley for their lack…

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Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd

From Brooklyn to Hollywood: Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd Makes Directorial Debut in ‘The Counter 1960’

Premiere Casting Director Pursues Her Passion

Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd, Hollywood’s premiere casting director, opens up about making her directorial debut with…

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La La Land

BE Exclusive: John Legend Opens up About Major Film

The Grammy Award-winning singer opens up about starring in his first in a major motion picture, 'La La Land'

In an exclusive interview, the Grammy Award-winning singer opens up about starring in his first…

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Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry Holding Casting Auditions and Hiring Talent to Work at His Studio

Powerhouse producer is now hiring people that are looking to break into the entertainment business

Filmmaker Tyler Perry is expanding his operation at Tyler Perry Studios and is now hiring…

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4 Women Who Are Changing the Landscape of Television

See what newly inked production deals we're hoping will bring diversity to TV

See how four of Hollywood’s biggest female stars are bringing diversity to our television screens.

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Actress Bresha Webb Dishes on the Best Career Advice She’s Ever Received

"Meet the Blacks" star opens up about her biggest influences in the industry

Find out what actress Bresha Webb says is the best career advice she’s ever received…

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Andy Henriquez Shares Success Tips On Showing Up For The Extraordinary

Being unstoppable means that no matter what comes your way, you will find a way to get past it

CEO shares success secrets for showing up for an extraordinary life.

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Actor/producer Nate Parker

Filmmaker Nate Parker to Launch Film School at HBCU

Star of 'Beyond the Lights' opens film and drama school at Wiley College

Star of The Great Debaters, Beyond the Lights, and other films, Nate Parker is starting…

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Warner Bros. Takes Steps to Increase Career Opportunities for Minority Directors

Hollywood studio creates workshop to boost opportunities for underrepresented filmmakers

Warner Bros. creates Emerging Film Directors Workshop to increase the number of minority filmmakers.

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Bunche Report

The Bunche Report: How Diversity Affects Hollywood’s Bottom Line

Spoiler alert: Diverse casts tend to sell more tickets and earn higher ratings.

This year’s report includes an examination of viewer ratings, broken down by ethnicity, and a…

By Safon Floyd

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Combatting #OscarsSoWhite: Russell Simmons Launching All Def Movie Awards

Tony Rock set to host; 'Straight Outta Compton,' 'Beasts of No Nation' among Best Film nominees

With Oscars diversity under scrutiny, Russell Simmons has decided to level the playing field with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Octavia Spencer & Taraji P. Henson Co-Starring in Film About Black Women Space Pioneers

Fox 2000's 'Hidden Figures' set for release in 2017

Octavia Spencer has landed a role in Fox 2000’s “Hidden Figures,” co-starring with Taraji P.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Academy of Motion Pictures Suing Gift Bag Company

Oscars organization says company offering $200,000 swag bag is infringing on trademark

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Distinctive…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Ryan Coogler, film director

‘Creed’ Director Ryan Coogler Named Warner Bros. Creative Talent Ambassador in U.K.

Program provides vital opportunity for budding filmmakers to experience European scene

Director and co-writer of “Creed,” Ryan Coogler has been named as the first Warner Bros.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Under Armour Announces Global Partnership With Dwayne Johnson

Deal includes actor-inspired apparel and the star's involvement in brand's philanthropy

Under Armour announced a global partnership with the dynamic actor, producer and global superstar Dwayne…

By Janell Hazelwood

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SAG Awards: Diversity is All the Buzz

During the toast, actor Idris Elba announced, "Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to diverse TV."

While the casts of ‘Spotlight’ and ‘Downton Abbey’ won the top awards, the topic of…

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[WATCH] Ava DuVernay Talks About Having an All-Female-Directed Show

'Selma' director "gets her Shonda on" with new project

Ava DuVernay hires an all-female directorial team for her first television series on OWN network.

By Courtney Connley

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[WATCH] Spike Lee, Jada Pinkett Smith Set to Boycott Oscars Over Diversity Issue

Head of Academy says they're reviewing membership and working to improve diversity

Black Hollywood heavyweights speaking out in outrage over what they say is an issue of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How To

Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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Black Female Voice Actor on How to Break into the Lucrative Voice-Over Business

“The secret society [of the voice-over business] is due in part because it’s a career…

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