‘The Untamed’: Prentice Penny Joins HBO Project As Ep And Co-Writer

Prentice Penny of Insecure has signed on to executive produce and develop HBO’s The Untamed, an epic fantasy tale based on the culturally diverse Asunda line of comic books created by Sebastian A. ...

Issa Rae on Insecure's TV Impact: "We Haven't Really Had Our Stories Told in a Modern Way"

Image Source: Getty / Michael Loccisano I was 20 years old when Issa Rae's The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl aired its first episode on YouTube. Before discovering the web series, I had never ...

Issa Rae on Insecure's TV Impact: "We Haven't Really Had Our Stories Told in a Modern Way"

Image Source: Getty / Michael Loccisano I was 20 years old when Issa Rae's The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl aired its first episode on YouTube. Before discovering the web series, I had never ...

Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross Co-Starring in Comedy ‘Covers’

Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross Co-Starring in Comedy ‘Covers’ Dakota Johnson and Tracee Ellis Ross will co-star in “Covers,” a comedy set in the music scene in Hollywood. “Late Night” director Nisha Ganatra is helming from a screenplay by Flora Greeson. Focus ...

Dakota Johnson & Tracee Ellis Ross Tapped To Star In ‘Covers’ At Focus Features

Dakota Johnson & Tracee Ellis Ross Tapped To Star In ‘Covers’ At Focus Features Dakota Johnson and Golden Globe winner Tracee Ellis Ross of TV’s Black-ish have signed on as the leads in Covers, a comedy set among the talent, fame and fast-paced world of Hollywood’s music scene ...

‘Mixed-ish': Karin Gist Named Showrunner of ‘Black-ish’ Spinoff at ABC

ABC has tapped former “Star” showrunner Karin Gist to helm the network’s upcoming “Black-ish” spinoff “Mixed-ish,” TheWrap has learned. Gist, who executive-produced the last two seasons of the ...

‘Mixed-Ish’: Karin Gist Set As Showrunner Of ‘Black-Ish’ Spinoff In ABC Studios-20th TV Synergy Move

‘Mixed-Ish’: Karin Gist Set As Showrunner Of ‘Black-Ish’ Spinoff In ABC Studios-20th TV Synergy Move Karin Gist, who served as executive producer on Fox’s musical drama Star for the past two seasons, is joining the newly picked-up ABC comedy series mixed-Ish, a spinoff from ABC’s popular comedy ...

The Best Movies New to Every Major Streaming Platform in May 2019

Netflix may get most of the attention, but it’s hardly a one-stop shop for cinephiles who are looking to stream essential classic and contemporary films. Each of the prominent streaming platforms — ...

Critic's Picks: A May To-Do List for Film Buffs in L.A.

A Month Of Female Filmmakers At The New Bev | 7165 Beverly Blvd. In a welcome change of pace, the New Beverly Cinema is devoting nearly the entirety of their May calendar to films directed by women. ...

‘Light As A Feather’ Gets Season 2 Premiere Date On Hulu

Exclusive: Hulu has set July 26 for the Season 2 premiere of Light as a Feather, the supernatural thriller based on Zoe Aarsen’s book, from AwesomenessTV, Wattpad and Kelsey Grammer’s Grammnet ...

‘Insecure’ Ep Prentice Penny Inks Overall Deal With HBO

Insecure executive producer, writer and director Prentice Penny is expanding his relationship with HBO, signing a two-year overall deal with the premium cable network. Under the pact, Penny will ...

Umc Sets New Drama ‘A House Divided,’ ‘Craig Ross Jr.’s Monogamy’ Season 2

Variety has exclusively learned that Urban Movie Channel has set the new multi-generational family drama “A House Divided” for a summer 2019 premiere. The series follows the direct descendants of ...

TV News Roundup: Richard Pryor Documentary Gets SXSW World Premiere

TV News Roundup: Richard Pryor Documentary Gets SXSW World Premiere In today’s roundup, the “I Am Richard Pryor” documentary gets a world premiere at SXSW and NBC announces premiere dates for “America’s Got Talent” and “American Ninja Warrior.” Casting “Girlfriends” ...

Taika Waititi Exec Producing ‘Baby, Done’; Comedy Stars Rose Matafeo, Matthew Lewis

Taika Waititi Exec Producing ‘Baby, Done’; Comedy Stars Rose Matafeo, Matthew Lewis Exclusive: Taika Waititi’s New Zealand-based production outfit, Piki Films, is bolstering its roster with feature comedy Baby, Done. Production is currently underway in Auckland with Rose Matafeo ...

Black Women Are an Integral Part of a New Era of TV, and It's Absolutely F*cking Necessary

Image Source: HBO It was during a five-hour-plus flight back home from a work trip that I came across The Incredible Jessica James on Netflix (which I initially thought was the first season of a show ...

‘Light As A Feather’ Renewed For Season 2 By Hulu

Hulu has ordered a 16-episode second season of Light as a Feather, from AwesomenessTV, Wattpad and Kelsey Grammer’s Grammnet (Girlfriends). The supernatural thriller is based on a story by Zoe Aarsen ...

Black Women Are an Integral Part of a New Era of TV, and It's Absolutely F*cking Necessary

Image Source: HBO It was during a five-hour-plus flight back home from a work trip that I came across The Incredible Jessica James on Netflix (which I initially thought was the first season of a show ...

Tartikoff Award Winners Hail Mentors and Lucky Breaks: ‘You Lift as You Climb’

Tartikoff Award Winners Hail Mentors and Lucky Breaks: ‘You Lift as You Climb’ Miami — Rita Moreno sang. Byron Allen spoke for 20 minutes. Mara Brock Akil urged the crowd to thank their mentors. Betty White warbled “The Golden Girls” theme song via video. And Bob Greenblatt and ...

Will Kristen Bell pull a Tracee Ellis Ross-esque upset at the Golden Globes?

Will Kristen Bell pull a Tracee Ellis Ross-esque upset at the Golden Globes? Rachel Brosnahan is the runaway favorite to win her second straight Best TV Comedy/Musical Actress Golden Globe for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” but don’t count out Kristen Bell (“The Good Place”), ...

Tracey Edmonds Inks First-Look Production & Development Deal With Stxalternative

Tracey Edmonds Inks First-Look Production & Development Deal With Stxalternative Exclusive: STXalternative, a division of Robert Simonds’ Stx Entertainment, has signed a first-look development and production deal with Tracey Edmonds and her Edmonds Entertainment, to co-produce and ...

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