The 41st Toronto International Film Festival got underway Thursday with Antoine Fuqua’s remake of “The Magnificent Seven,” an old-school Western with more modern faces. The film’s Thursday night premiere kicked off North America’s largest film festival, which is set to unspool some 300 films over the next 10 days. On tap are premieres of many […]

The director for ‘Straight Outta Compton’ already has a new gig. F. Gary Gray is set to be the director of the upcoming ‘Fast and Furious 8.’   SOURCE:

After becoming the highest-grossing black director of a single film in domestic sales, with his hit film “Straight Outta Compton,” he plans to document another legendary story. This time around he will not go down the hip-hop route but the R&B rout with Marvin Gaye. According to TMZ: He’s says he’s not in a rush […]

After fans got excited about Ava DuVernay to direct Marvel’s film “Black Panther.”  DuVernay would’ve been the first black female to Direct and complete a Marvel film. She simply stated that it was not for her. “I’m not signing on to direct Black Panther,” she added. “I think I’ll just say we had different ideas […]

Directress Ava Duvernay is being called by Marvel to possibly direct a superhero film. They are still waiting for her response. If decides to work with Marvel she will be Marvel’s first female director and the first African American director for the company.     SOURCE

  Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay recently interviewed with Revolt and talk about the women who inspired her. On that list of inspirational women was Oprah Winfrey. Oprah was the executive producer of DuVernay’s award winning MLK biopic, selma. Ava DuVernay Speaks on Oprah: “One thing [Oprah] said to me that really sunk in deep and […]

You may recognize her from being the writer and director behind Love&Basketball and the Secret Life Of Bees. Gina Prince-Bythewood interviewed with Bria Fachon and talked about her latest film “Beyond The Lights” and more. Watch the full interview below and see what were Gina’s inspirations, Love&Basketball sequel, and being a Winning Woman.

Antoine Fuqua, the director of Training Day and Brooklyn’s Finest, is the latest Hollywood figure to weigh in on the controversy swirling about Quentin Tarantino’s hit slavery-themed thriller Django Unchained. Fuqua rejected the criticism of his fellow filmmaker, Spike Lee, who called the movie “disrespectful,” even though he refuses to see it. “I don’t think […]

Actor/director/producer/writer Tyler Perry is in all measurable ways a success. The Atlanta-based Perry went from homeless to Hollywood with his gospel-influenced stage plays and then moved into movies and TV. But, like many successful people, he has critics. Industry veterans like Spike Lee and increasingly, some viewers, find his work stereotypical and his shows banal. […]