Spike Lee scores multiyear partnership with Netflix

Spike Lee has teamed up with Netflix for a multiyear creative partnership. The 64-year-old director and his 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks have forged a partnership with the streaming giant following successful collaborations on Da 5 Bloods and the She’s Gotta Have It TV series — based on his 1986 movie of the same […]

Actor Craig ‘muMs’ Grant dies

Actor Craig “muMs” Grant, best known as Arnold “Poet” Jackson on the HBO prison series “Oz,” died on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. The 52-year-old artist’s cause of death has yet to be revealed. The actor was also a well-respected poet who went by the name muMs da Schemer. He was well known throughout the 90’s […]

Spike Lee to preside over Cannes International Film Festival jury (video)

The Cannes International Film Festival has selected Spike Lee to preside over its 2021 jury. Lee is the first Black person to head the Cannes jury in its 74 years, which selects one of cinema’s top prizes, the Palme d’Or. The Malcolm X director was originally selected to preside over last year’s festival which was […]

‘She’s Gotta Have It’ is authentically Brooklyn

Rolling out spoke exclusively to actress Chyna Layne, who plays Shemekka Epps in Spike Lee’s Netflix series “She’s Gotta Have It.” Live and direct from Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn in Brooklyn, New York, Layne discussed her character, the choices she makes and what people can learn from them. Season two is now available on Netflix.

‘She’s Gotta Have It’ star shares favorite Spike Lee joints

Actress DeWanda Wise reprises her role as artist Nola Darling for the second season of “She’s Gotta Have It” on Netflix. The series was created and directed by Spike Lee, who also served as executive producer with his wife Tonya Lewis Lee. It reimagines Lee’s 1986 film with the same name in a present-day gentrifying […]

7 reasons to attend Blavity’s Summit21 Conference, formerly EmpowerHer, in Atl

Blavity is taking female empowerment to a whole new level. 21Ninety, a sub-brand of the Blavity conglomerate, is a lifestyle brand focused on the empowerment of women of color, specifically millennial women, through learning, growing, discovering, and connecting as a community. This year, the media company will present the Summit21 conference, formerly EmpowerHer, June 8-9 in […]

Spike Lee’s ‘She’s Got to Have It’ addresses #Metoo culture

Spike Lee provided my 2017 Thanksgiving “binge situation” when I learned he’d partnered with Netflix to release a new adaptation of his 1986 flick She’s Gotta Have It. I remember watching the movie in awe of Tracy Camille John’s character Nola Darling, who unapologetically flaunted her sexuality, dealing with three male lovers without shame. Back in 1986, […]

‘She’s Gotta Have It’ review: Netflix series takes a lighter approach

Nola Darling is still in control of her life and sexual freedom. And now a whole new generation can get to know this empowered woman who refuses to tolerate being labled or controlled. Spike Lee has adapated his1986 movie, She’s Gotta Have It for Netflix but this time with a lighter approach.  The first episode introduces […]

Take a look at Spike Lee’s Netflix revival ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ (video)

Spike Lee’s upcoming revival of “She’s Gotta Have It,” has delivered its first look. Based on the classic, contemporary 1986 debut film of the same title, the 10-episode series follows Nola Darling (played by DeWanda Wise of “Shots Fired”), an outspoken, uncompromising 20-something Brooklyn-based artist, as she struggles to define herself amid juggling career, friends, […]

Catching up with Hollywood’s latest sensation, DeWanda Wise

If DeWanda Wise wasn’t on your radar before, she certainly is now. This season, the bronze-skinned beauty with striking caramel eyes has captivated audiences by pulling double duty as Clara on “Underground” and Shameeka Campbell on “Shots Fired.” In one, she is the daughter of a Gullah preacher who seeks a respite from slavery by […]

Spike Lee will direct ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ series for Netflix

With 2015 film Chi-Raq streaming on Amazon, Spike Lee is set to give another service a chance with a TV remake of his breakout 1986 feature film She’s Gotta Have It. Netflix reportedly ordered 10 episodes of a proposed She’s Gotta Have It series. Lee plans to direct all the episodes himself. The original film […]

Spike Lee: The Black Millionaire Blueprint for Success

From his earliest incarnations, Spike Lee has been a singular force as a cinematic defender and upholder of black culture, pride and self-respect. This controversial Morehouse man and Brooklyn, N.Y.- bred filmmaker first came to the national consciousness as the creator of the über-popular Nike commercials featuring the legendary Michael Jordan, playing the role of […]

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