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Film & TV Biz Women Of Color Form Atlanta-Based ‘Reel Divas’ Initiative

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Film & TV Biz Women Of Color Form Atlanta-Based ‘Reel Divas’ Initiative
Exclusive: Twenty women of color from the film and TV sectors have formed The Reel Divas, a group that aims to promote black writers, producers and directors and increase awareness of Atlanta as a production hub.

Among the women spearheading the group are actresses Jasmine Guy (A Different World) and Terri J. Vaughn (The Steve Harvey Show), writer-producer Cas Sigers-Beedles (Hamlet & Hutch), producers Tamra Simmons (Surviving R. Kelly) and Wanda Shelley (Being Bobby Brown), and writer-director Rhonda Baraka (Pride & Prejudice: Atlanta). (See the full list of members below.)

“With our brother-in-film, Tyler Perry, getting so much acclaim for opening his 330-acre lot here in Atlanta, we feel that the time is now,” said Sigers-Beedles, co-creator of the group. “Atlanta has already served as the home base and mecca for a lot of TV and film projects, so we are doing our part to continue pushing this narrative to the masses.
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Greenleaf: Season Four Premiere Date Announced by Own (Video)

"The world is changing." Own just released the premiere date and official trailer for season four of Greenleaf.

The drama explores the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch. The cast includes Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, Lamman Rucker, Kim Hawthorne, Lovie Simone, Merle Dandridge, Desiree Ross, Deborah Joy Winans, Tye White, GregAlan Williams, Benjamin Patterson, Anna Diop, and Terri J. Vaughn.

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Vanishing Angle Ups Three Execs; Umc Picks Up ‘His, Hers and the Truth’ – Film Briefs

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Vanishing Angle Ups Three Execs; Umc Picks Up ‘His, Hers and the Truth’ – Film Briefs
Vanishing Angle, the production studio behind the Sundance film Greener Grass, has upped three of its own to executive positions: Natalie Metzger as VP of Development & Production, Benjamin Wiessner as VP of Sales & Acquisitions, and Jim Cummings as VP of Creative Initiatives. Metzger, who boarded the company as a producer in 2015, is a writer and director whose films have premiered at AFI Docs, Frameline, and Outfest. She also holds the Gold Prize at the Page International Screenwriting Awards. Wiessner, a producer and creative distributor, has worked on seven films with Vanishing Angle. He’s also produced and self-distributed shorts and features with broadcast partners like Canal+ and PBS. Cummings is an independent filmmaker who wrote, directed, and starred in the comedy-drama, Thunder Road, which is being released by Vanishing Angle. The company is also in development on Cummings’ erotic thriller Beta, as well as mystery thriller Buffalo from Keith Powell,
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American Black Film Festival To Feature ‘The Black Godfather’, Spike Lee, HBO Short Film Finalists And More

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American Black Film Festival To Feature ‘The Black Godfather’, Spike Lee, HBO Short Film Finalists And More
This year’s American Black Film Festival lineup is stacked with some of the top names in Hollywood as well as emerging voices including a screening of Reginald Hudlin’s The Black Godfather, a conversation with Spike Lee and his protege Stefon Bristol as well as the five finalists for HBO Short Film Competition, which is now in its 22nd year. The fest takes place June 12-16 in Miami.

The program will also include the previously announced opening night film Shaft. New Line Cinema’s reboot of the iconic character will screen at the fest ahead of its June 14 release. In addition, Netflix will screen the Chris Robinson-directed Beats, a coming-of-age drama set in Chicago’s South Side hip-hop scene starring Anthony Anderson.

“Beyond the Spider-Verse: What’s Next for Sony Pictures Animation” will be a conversation between Academy Award-winner Peter Ramsey (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), Matthew A. Cherry
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Greenleaf: Season Four; Own Renews Megachurch TV Show for 2019

Own is going back to church. Today, the network announced they've renewed Greenleaf for a fourth season.

The drama explores the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch. The cast includes Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, Lamman Rucker, Kim Hawthorne, Lovie Simone, Merle Dandridge, Desiree Ross, Deborah Joy Winans, Tye White, GregAlan Williams, Benjamin Patterson, Anna Diop, and Terri J. Vaughn.

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Greenleaf: Season Three Trailer Released by Own

"How could you let this happen?" Own has just released a new trailer for season three of Greenleaf.

The drama explores the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch. The cast includes Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, Lamman Rucker, Kim Hawthorne, Lovie Simone, Merle Dandridge, Desiree Ross, Deborah Joy Winans, Tye White, GregAlan Williams, Benjamin Patterson, Anna Diop, and Terri J. Vaughn.

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Greenleaf: Season Three; Own Reveals Premiere Date and Guest Stars

Greenleaf is back in action. Recently, Own announced the TV show will premiere its third season in August.The drama explores the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch. The cast includes Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, Lamman Rucker, Kim Hawthorne, Lovie Simone, Merle Dandridge, Desiree Ross, Deborah Joy Winans, Tye White, GregAlan Williams, Benjamin Patterson, Anna Diop, Terri J. Vaughn, and Oprah Winfrey.Read More…
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Greenleaf: Season Three; Patti Labelle to Recur on Own TV Show

Greenleaf has a new star. Deadline reports Patti Labelle will recur on season three of the Own TV show.The drama explores the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch. The cast includes Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, Lamman Rucker, Kim Hawthorne, Lovie Simone, Merle Dandridge, Desiree Ross, Deborah Joy Winans, Tye White, GregAlan Williams, Benjamin Patterson, Anna Diop, Terri J. Vaughn, and Oprah Winfrey.Read More…
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Greenleaf: Is the Own TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three?

Vulture WatchWill the congregation receive a benediction? Has the Greenleaf TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on Own? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Greenleaf season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About?Airing on the Own cable channel, Greenleaf stars Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, Lamman Rucker, Kim Hawthorne, Lovie Simone, Merle Dandridge, Desiree Ross, Deborah Joy Winans, Tye White, GregAlan Williams, Benjamin Patterson, Anna Diop, and Terri J. Vaughn. Oprah Winfrey recurs. The drama explores the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch. Scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful. Read More…
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Greenleaf: Season Two Ratings

Own renewed its Greenleaf TV show for a second season, prior to the series' June 2016 premiere. The cable network's faith in the church family mystery proved justified. Although relatively low-rated compared to broadcast fare, Greenleaf season one was one of Own's top scripted series, in terms of both its demo numbers and total audience size. How will season two perform? Will Greenleaf be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned.Greenleaf stars Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, Lamman Rucker, Kim Hawthorne, Lovie Simone, Merle Dandridge, Desiree Ross, Deborah Joy Winans, Tye White, GregAlan Williams, Benjamin Patterson, Anna Diop, Terri J. Vaughn, and Oprah Winfrey. The Own drama explores the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch. Scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful.Read More…
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Greenleaf: Is the Own TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three?

Vulture WatchWill the congregation receive a benediction? Has the Greenleaf TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on Own? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Greenleaf season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About?Airing on the Own cable channel, Greenleaf stars Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, Lamman Rucker, Kim Hawthorne, Lovie Simone, Merle Dandridge, Desiree Ross, Deborah Joy Winans, Tye White, GregAlan Williams, Benjamin Patterson, Anna Diop, and Terri J. Vaughn. Oprah Winfrey recurs. The drama explores the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch. Scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful. Read More…
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Greenleaf: Season Two Ratings

Own renewed its Greenleaf TV show for a second season, prior to the series' June 2016 premiere. The cable network's faith in the church family mystery proved justified. Although relatively low-rated compared to broadcast fare, Greenleaf season one was one of Own's top scripted series, in terms of both its demo numbers and total audience size. How will season two perform? Will Greenleaf be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned.Greenleaf stars Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, Lamman Rucker, Kim Hawthorne, Lovie Simone, Merle Dandridge, Desiree Ross, Deborah Joy Winans, Tye White, GregAlan Williams, Benjamin Patterson, Anna Diop, Terri J. Vaughn, and Oprah Winfrey. The Own drama explores the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch. Scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful.Read More…
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Greenleaf: Season Three Renewal; Rick Fox Promoted to Series Regular on Own TV Show

Like an answer to prayer, Own has renewed its Greenleaf TV show for a third season. And in more good news, Rick Fox, who plays Darius Nash, will be a series regular in Greenleaf, season three. The second half of season two premieres on Tuesday, August 15th, Wednesday, August 16th at 10:00pm, each evening, before settling into its usual Wednesday night schedule. A mega-church family drama, Greenleaf stars Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, Lamman Rucker, Kim Hawthorne, Lovie Simone, Merle Dandridge, Desiree Ross, Deborah Joy Winans, Tye White, GregAlan Williams, Benjamin Patterson, Anna Diop, and Terri J. Vaughn, with Oprah Winfrey recurring. The Own series centers on the Greenleaf family and their large Memphis church. Read More…
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Greenleaf: Season Two Returns to Own with a Two-Night Premiere

Greenleaf is back in a big way. This week, Own announced season two will debut with a two-night premiere in August.The drama revolves around the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch. The cast includes Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, Lamman Rucker, Kim Hawthorne, Lovie Simone, Merle Dandridge, Desiree Ross, Deborah Joy Winans, Tye White, GregAlan Williams, Benjamin Patterson, Anna Diop, Terri J. Vaughn, and Oprah Winfrey.Read More…
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Greenleaf: Season Two of Own TV Show Gets More Episodes

Can I get an amen? Own has increased the episode order for season two of its Greenleaf TV show. The Oprah Winfrey Network originally ordered 13 episodes for the second season of the megachurch drama series. The news that Own raised the episode order to 16 broke last night, during the channel's Television Critics Association (TCA) presentation.The Greenleaf TV series cast includes: Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, Lamman Rucker, Kim Hawthorne, Lovie Simone, Merle Dandridge, Desiree Ross, Deborah Joy Winans, Tye White, Oprah Winfrey, GregAlan Williams, Benjamin Patterson, Anna Diop, and Terri J. Vaughn.Read More…
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Greenleaf: Season One Ratings

Oprah Winfrey has returned to scripted television with Greenleaf. It's her first recurring role in 20 years. Will this be enough to entice viewers to tune in to watch this Own series? It's already been renewed for a second season but, how will it do in the ratings? If they are bad enough, could it be cancelled? Stay tuned.

A dramatic series, Greenleaf revolves around the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch. Scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful. The cast includes Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, Lamman Rucker, Kim Hawthorne, Lovie Simone, Merle Dandridge, Desiree Ross, Deborah Joy Winans, Tye White, GregAlan Williams, Benjamin Patterson, Anna Diop, Terri J. Vaughn, and Winfrey.

Below are the show's TV ratings, typically the best way to tell if the series will be cancelled or renewed. These figures will be updated
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Terri J. Vaughn Joins ‘Greenleaf’; Ellia English In ‘Code Black’

Terri J. Vaughn has booked a recurring role on Own’s megachurch drama series Greenleaf, from Craig Wright and Lionsgate TV. The series, currently in production in Atlanta, will premiere in 2016. It centers on the unscrupulous world of the powerful Greenleaf family and their sprawling megachurch, where scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful. Vaughn will play Melisse, the chief housekeeper at Greenleaf mansion. A devout busybody, she gives the kitchen…
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Trailer: TV One's Original Movie 'Girlfriends Getaway 2' (Premieres August 29)

TV One’s 2014 comedy, "Girlfriends' Getaway," returns with a sequel, reuniting the original cast members Garcelle Beauvais, Malinda Williams, Terri J. Vaughn, and Essence Atkins, with an end-of-summer premiere on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 8 p.m. Et. Directed and produced by Roger M. Bobb, the sequel is about four girlfriends who travel to Puerto Rico for a destination wedding, only to face chaos when a simple affair turns into extravagant, expensive nuptials. Here's the story breakdown: Beauvais stars as Vicki, a 40-something successful real-estate agent who is one week away from marrying her handsome, yet...
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TV One's Original Movie 'Girlfriends Getaway 2' Reunites Original Cast - August Premiere Set

TV One’s 2014 comedy, "Girlfriends' Getaway," returns with a sequel, reuniting the original cast members Garcelle Beauvais, Malinda Williams, Terri J. Vaughn, and Essence Atkins, with an end-of-summer premiere on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 8 p.m. Et. Directed and produced by Roger M. Bobb, the sequel is about four girlfriends who travel to Puerto Rico for a destination wedding, only to face chaos when a simple affair turns into extravagant, expensive nuptials. Here's the story breakdown: Beauvais stars as Vicki, a 40-something successful real-estate agent who is one week away from marrying her handsome, yet...
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Watch Harry Lennix as God in New Trailer for Christopher Nolen’s '72 Hours'

Back in June, I did an interview with up and coming Chicago based filmmaker Christopher Nolen (Here), which proved that you don’t have to be in N.Y. or L.A. to achieve your filmmaking dreams. His latest project, which he discussed in the interview, "72 Hours," with an ensemble cast featuring Harry Lennix, Timon Kyle Durrett, Erica Hubbard, Terri J. Vaughn, Cynda Williams, Brian Hooks, Chyna Layne, Brely Evans, Tangi Miller, and Thea Camara and is set to be released later this year. The first official trailer for the film was released yesterday and is embedded below. The film deals with a reformed womanizer (Durrett) living the good life with a...
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