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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.

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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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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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.

By Courtney Connley

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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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‘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.

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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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Tyler Perry Set to Release Halloween ‘Madea’ Movie

Project in production in Atlanta with mogul to reprise his starring role

Tyler Perry Studios announced they have begun production on a Halloween Madea movie called “Boo!…

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#OscarsSoWhite Picking Up Steam

Public reaction to lack of diversity among 2016 Oscar nominees continues

“This is not a question of tokenism. #OscarsSoWhite is not about having a person of…

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The Academy Keeps Dreaming of a White Oscars

Jada Pinkett-Smith and Spike Lee plan to boycott in protest

However, the complete absence of black thespians and creators among the nominations for the 2016…

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[WATCH] Kevin Hart Gets His Own Line of Nike Kicks

'Ride Along 2' co-star becomes first actor/entertainer to have his own cross trainer

Comedian Kevin Hart has his own Nike sneaker, dubbed “Hustle Harts,” reportedly becoming the first…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Open Letter to Hollywood: Because Hollywoodn’t

We must demand recognition and greater access to opportunities in all aspects of the film industry

Bottom line: these nomination processes—and the entire industry, for that matter—are out of focus. African…

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