Industry Biz

[EXCLUSIVE] Common & Matthew Knowles to Present in 5th Annual Fatherhood Conference

Imagine taking a workshop by the man who walks into executive meetings and shuts off the lights just to “remind everyone who keeps the lights on around here.” That same man fathered one of the greatest living entertainers and the Queen whose enjoying “A Seat at the Table”. Matthew Knowles will be presenting at the 2017…… Continue reading [EXCLUSIVE] Common & Matthew Knowles to Present in 5th Annual Fatherhood Conference

Industry Biz · Television Shows

Triple Threat: Jordan Peele, Misha Green, & J.J. Abrams to Produce HBO Series

After the commercial success of his film thriller, “Get Out”, Jordan Peele will be heading to the small screen with two of television’s finest creators & producers. Peele’s MonkeyPaw Production will be collaborating with Abram’s Bad Robot to executive produce, Lovecraft Country. Misha Green, whose Underground series was recently canceled by WGN America, is also slated to executive…… Continue reading Triple Threat: Jordan Peele, Misha Green, & J.J. Abrams to Produce HBO Series

Films & Movies · Industry Biz

Netflix buys Rihanna-Lupita N’yongo Scammer Movie Concept

What started as a Twitter fantasy about stars Rihanna and Lupita N’yongo, led to ‘aggressive negotiations’ at the Cannes Film Festival, as described by Entertainment Weekly. The movie concept, reportedly purchased by Netflix, will feature the Oscar Award-winning actress and Grammy Award-winning international recording artist. In a buddy movie concept, Rihanna scams rich white men while N’yongo…… Continue reading Netflix buys Rihanna-Lupita N’yongo Scammer Movie Concept

Industry Biz · Television Shows

Here are 5 Thing You NEED To Know About BET’s Upcoming Programming

Welcome to upfront season! ‘Tis the season to pitch content to advertisers and get some shmoney (sponsorships & partnerships) for the networks. In the television industry, upfronts can be a piece of cake or a bunch of sour grapes. For Viacom, however, with many changes as outlined by CEO Bob Bakish earlier this year in his…… Continue reading Here are 5 Thing You NEED To Know About BET’s Upcoming Programming

Industry Biz · Women in Media

Miss B McCarthy Talks MVPs Mixer, Uplifting Black Professionals, & Celebrating Deanii ‘Scottie Beam’ Scott

If there are two things I love about New York City, it’s the vibrancy and the people! Spending the last three years in Plattsburgh, NY (which if you thought to yourself “Where the hell is that?”, it’s approx. 30 minutes from Montreal) I’ve felt disconnected from my true New Yorker self. Wednesday night, I had…… Continue reading Miss B McCarthy Talks MVPs Mixer, Uplifting Black Professionals, & Celebrating Deanii ‘Scottie Beam’ Scott

Industry Biz · Television Shows

Comedy Central Greenlights The New Negroes, Franchesca Ramsey Late night Talk Show

According to Laura Bradley of Vanity Fair, Comedy Central has greenlit a new series and several pilots to fill the void left by the departure of the network’s premier series, Key & Peele. Announced on Tuesday morning, Comedy Central will be going forward with Baron Vaughn & Open Mike Eagles’ stand-up comedy & musical series The…… Continue reading Comedy Central Greenlights The New Negroes, Franchesca Ramsey Late night Talk Show

Industry Biz · Television Shows

Actor & Musician Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges to Host MTV Revival of ‘Fear Factor’

Looks like we’ll see mental & physical trials and tribulations on MTV fairly soon. As a part of MTV President Chris McCarthy’s overall goal of shifting the networks’ programming from scripted to unscripted based, one of the many reality TV series coming back to air is ‘Fear Factor’. You may remember the NBC show, which aired from…… Continue reading Actor & Musician Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges to Host MTV Revival of ‘Fear Factor’