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Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo Will Produce Hurricane Katrina Drama


By diamond 3:44 pm January 26, 2015 Selma director Ava DuVernay and star David Oyelowo have joined forces to develop a Hurricane Katrina drama.

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Video: ‘Light Girls’ film to explore colorism in Black community

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:30 pm December 31, 2014 Making its world-premiere as part of the Oprah Winfrey Network’s (OWN) month-long celebration honoring civil rights legends will be “Light Girls,” Bill Duke’s documentary. The film, which is a follow-up to Duke’s “Dark Girls,” the critically-acclaimed film that focused on the narratives of dark-skinned women, will tell […]

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Egypt bans ‘Exodus’ movie for historical inaccuracies

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:16 pm December 29, 2014 Egypt has banned the showing of the film “Exodus: Gods and Kings” in the country due to historical inaccuracies. 

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NWA biopic casting call criticized for being racist

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:14 am July 18, 2014 The casting call for the upcoming NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton is, well, racist. The call is looking for women extras in the movie, directed by F. Gary Gray, set to be released next year. The call describes a hierarchy of women, “graded” from levels A through D. Read the casting […]

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Award-winning director Alton Glass makes history, wins in all nominated categories at Black Film Festival

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:03 pm July 8, 2014 Alton Glass is a celebrated director, writer and producer. Now he can add history-maker to the list. At the 18th annual American Black Film Festival in New York City, Glass won awards for his heartfelt drama, “CRU” in all nominated categories. 

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Lupita Nyong’o options rights to film based on Americanah

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:24 pm May 30, 2014 Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o has optioned the rights to a film based on Chimamanda Adichie’s most recent novel, Americanah.  Adichie had previously hinted at the project, but the news was just confirmed recently via the Stylist Magazine blog.

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Creator seeks to educate urban community on investing through film project


By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:32 am April 16, 2014 A California-based writer hopes to inspire and educate people on the importance of investing. But instead of teaching workshops, he’s doing so through a comedy/drama.  Just Say Yes is about a wise-cracking hustler named Connie who is “convinced” to take a business internship while working at a non-profit […]

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Every single lead actor in the ‘Gods of Egypt’ is white


By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:47 pm April 4, 2014 Last Wednesday, creation of Alex Proyas’ Gods of Egypt began. The $150 million film centers on the showdown between the evil god Set and Horus. The issue? All of the lead actors are white. Gerard Butler stars as Set and Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldeu plays Horus. 

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‘Dear White People’ film creator uses satire, comedy to tackle race

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:28 pm March 28, 2014 College students across the country are tackling race and prejudice, and a new film is taking on the issue through comedy and satire. Dear White People follows a group of black students at a fictional, Ivy League school. One of the characters host a radio program of the […]

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Video: Documentary explores vilification, fear of black men

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:25 am March 17, 2014 There are countless examples of black men being portrayed as people who you should be afraid of. Studies show that black men are viewed as less innocent than their white counterparts, and more threatening to the general population. But a new documentary is challenging that notion. “Afraid […]

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