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Spike Lee has slammed the plan to lift the lockdown and reopen movie theaters in the state of Georgia. The award-winning director insisted he isn’t going to risk his own health by venturing outside amid the pandemic, and he’s also called for an increase in testing for the virus. He told Vanity Fair in an…

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Spike Lee has responded following the decision to postpone the Cannes Film Festival amid COVID-19. The 63-year-old director made history earlier this year after it was revealed he would be the first Black president of the festival’s jury, but he agrees with festival director Thierry Fremaux’s decision to put the event back. He told Variety:…

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Toneka Wright is the owner and founder of the Black Filmmakers Academy, an online educational resource dedicated to helping Black creatives learn various aspects of the film industry. The Black Filmmakers Academy is run by experienced independent filmmakers eager to share their wealth of knowledge about the industry. They offer instruction in making, distributing and…

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Spike Lee wore a custom suit in tribute to Kobe Bryant to the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. The 62-year-old film director — who is a basketball fanatic — donned an eye-catching suit for the annual awards show at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, where he was seen sporting the colors of the…

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Black History Month is a time when the contributions of Black people are honored and revered. In addition to groundbreaking inventions, Black Americans are pioneers in the areas of film and television. In honor of Black History Month, here are 5 Black-led films that should be on your Black History Month watch list. Malcolm X…

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In October, Netflix announced plans to add iconic Black films to the platform each month. Last month, the popular streaming service gave us a sense of nostalgia with the classic Black romance film Love Jones featuring Nia Long and Larenz Tate. During the month of December, you can expect to see Spike Lee’s and Denzel…

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Hollywood’s top Black directors made great strides in 2019. From Spike Lee winning an Academy Award for Blackkklansman to Ava DuVernay receiving critical acclaim for her explosive miniseries When They See Us, Black excellence was front and center. With the start of the year 2020 less than two months away, Black film directors continue pushing the culture…

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You’ve probably heard of Spike Lee and the late John Singleton, but what about Mati Diop? Diop is a French Senegalese film director who made history over the Memorial Day weekend when she won a second place award at the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival in France. This is the first time a Black female director has…

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Outside of Nola Darling (played by actress DeWanda Wise), one of the most compelling characters from season one of Netflix series, “She’s Gotta Have It,” is Shemekka Epps, —played by actress Chyna Layne. Everyone’s favorite around the way girl is back in season two and, hopefully, still making the questionable choices that made the character so…

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