Friday, September 8, 2017

Vivica A. Fox and Andra Fuller talk True to the Game in theaters today 9/8/17 at NYC Premiere



On Wednesday in NYC at the Loews AMC Theater True To The Game held their premiere where Cast and crew and author of the book turned filmed talked about the film.


A charismatic drug lord tries to start a new life after he falls for a young woman from Philadelphia. 










Janet Jackson kicks off State of The World Tour 9/7/17 in Lafayette,LA




Janet Jackson kicked off her 8th tour last night in Lafayette, Louisiana and she definitely did not disappoint. 36 songs on her set list were performed as well as several costume changes through out the show. Old janet is back.. A lot of folks were disappointed that they didn't get to see changes and freak janet during the unbreakable tour, but divorce janet says am back and am not going anywhere..



State of the World Tour Set List 
The Knowledge
State of the World
Burnitup
Nasty
Feedback
Miss You Much
Alright
You Want This
Control
What Have You Done For Me Lately
The Pleasure Principle
Escapade
When I Think Of You
All For You
All Nite ( Don't Stop)
Love Will Never Do ( Without You)
Again ( Video Intro)
Twenty Foreplay
Where Are You Now
Come Back To Me
The Body That Loves You
Spending Time With You
No Sleeep
Got Til Its Gone
Thats The Way Love Goes
Island Life
Throb
Together Again
What about
Throb
If
Rhythm Nation
Black Eagle
New Agenda
Dammn Baby
I Get Lonely
Well Traveled


North America[1]
September 7, 2017LafayetteUnited StatesCajundome
September 9, 2017HoustonToyota Center
September 10, 2017AustinFrank Erwin Center
September 13, 2017San AntonioAT&T Center
September 14, 2017DallasAmerican Airlines Center
September 16, 2017North Little RockVerizon Arena
September 17, 2017TulsaBOK Center
September 19, 2017AlbuquerqueIsleta Amphitheater
September 21, 2017PhoenixTalking Stick Resort Arena
September 23, 2017AnaheimHonda Center
September 24, 2017FresnoSave Mart Center
September 26, 2017VancouverCanadaRogers Arena
September 27, 2017SeattleUnited StatesKeyArena
September 29, 2017PortlandModa Center
October 1, 2017RenoGrand Sierra Resort Theatre
October 3, 2017SacramentoGolden 1 Center
October 5, 2017ConcordConcord Pavilion
October 7, 2017San DiegoValley View Casino Center
October 8, 2017Los AngelesHollywood Bowl
October 14, 2017Las VegasMandalay Bay Events Center
October 16, 2017Salt Lake CityVivint Smart Home Arena
October 17, 2017DenverPepsi Center
October 19, 2017Kansas CitySprint Center
October 21, 2017St. LouisChaifetz Arena
October 22, 2017MilwaukeeBMO Harris Bradley Center
October 25, 2017MolineiWireless Center
October 26, 2017RosemontAllstate Arena
October 28, 2017ToledoHuntington Center
October 29, 2017DetroitLittle Caesars Arena
November 1, 2017Grand RapidsVan Andel Arena
November 2, 2017TorontoCanadaAir Canada Centre
November 4, 2017BuffaloUnited StatesKeyBank Center
November 5, 2017BostonTD Garden
November 7, 2017ProvidenceDunkin' Donuts Center
November 8, 2017ManchesterSNHU Arena
November 10, 2017Atlantic CityBoardwalk Hall
November 11, 2017BethlehemSands Bethlehem Event Center
November 13, 2017PhiladelphiaWells Fargo Center
November 15, 2017BrooklynBarclays Center
November 16, 2017Washington, D.C.Capital One Arena
November 18, 2017BaltimoreRoyal Farms Arena
November 19, 2017NewarkPrudential Center
November 26, 2017IndianapolisBankers Life Fieldhouse
November 28, 2017ColumbusSchottenstein Center
November 29, 2017PittsburghPPG Paints Arena
December 1, 2017LouisvilleKFC Yum! Center
December 3, 2017ClevelandQuicken Loans Arena
December 4, 2017LexingtonRupp Arena
December 6, 2017MemphisFedExForum
December 7, 2017NashvilleBridgestone Arena
December 9, 2017BirminghamLegacy Arena
December 11, 2017SunriseBB&T Center
December 12, 2017JacksonvilleJacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
December 14, 2017NorfolkNorfolk Scope
December 16, 2017ColumbiaColonial Life Arena
December 17, 2017AtlantaPhilips Arena


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

"Tales" opens Urban World film Festival Sept 21 in NYC






Legendary music executive Irv “Gotti” Lorenzo redefines the music genre with BET’s "Tales," a scripted anthology series of "song stories," using lyrics of classic and current hip-hop songs and reimagines them into mini-movies. Fetty Wap's Trap Queen will serve as the thematic backdrop of the episode that will screen at the festival on Thursday, September 21 at 8:00 p.m. Lorenzo will participate in a Q&A immediately following the screening of the episode. 

OWN's Queen Sugar Mid Season premiere at Urban World Film Festival Sept 23







Renowned filmmaker Ava DuVernay returns to the festival on Saturday, September 23 at 5:00 p.m. to debut the midseason premiere of “Queen Sugar.” In the contemporary drama on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, the Bordelon siblings struggle to move forward with their lives as they strive to honor the legacy of their father following his unexpected passing. Immediately following the screening, series stars Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner and Kofi Siriboe will appear in conversation with DuVernay along with legendary director Julie Dash, who joins the second straight season of an all-female directorial team handpicked by DuVernay. 

Marshall starring Chadwick Boseman Closes Urban World Film Festival Sept 23 in NYC



The U.S. premiere of Marshall will close the festival on Saturday, September 23 at 8:00 p.m. Long before he sat on the United States Supreme Court or claimed victory in Brown v. Board of Education, Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) was a young rabble-rousing attorney for the NAACP. The film marks the true story of his greatest challenge in those early days a fight he fought alongside attorney Sam Friedman (Josh Gad), a young lawyer with no experience in criminal law: the case of black chauffeur Joseph Spell (Sterling K. Brown), accused by his white employer, Eleanor Strubing of sexual assault and attempted murder. Award-winning journalist Tamron Hall will moderate a Q&A with Boseman, Brown, Gad and Academy Award® nominated director Reginald Hudlin immediately following the screening of the film.

Huddling will also serve as the ambassador for the 2017 Urbanworld Film Festival. The acclaimed director and producer is a pioneer of the modern black film movement, helming some of the most influential films and TV series of his generation including House Party, Boomerang and “Black Panther.” Most notably, he was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar® as one of the producers of Quentin Tarantino’s Academy Award® and Golden Globe® -winning film Django Unchained, one of the top-grossing Westerns of all time. 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

When Love Kills NYC premiere Aug 15 2017





On Tuesday evening in NYC TV One held the NYC premiere of When Love Kills: The Felicia Blakely Story which stars Lil Mama, Lance Gross, Tami Roman and directed by Tasha Smith.

When Love Kills: The Felicia Blakely Story  Lil Mama plays the lead role of Falicia Blakely- a teen mother who works at a strip club.
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While there, she meets Dino (played by Lance Gross), and the two enter a relationship that soon turns dangerous. Also starring Tami Roman and directed by Tasha Smith, the film is based on a harrowing true story that made headlines back in 2004. 

Check out the interviews and pics from the red carpet below










Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Insecure: Season 2 Teaser 7/23 1030pm on HBO



Insecure Season 2 returns to HBO July 23 at 10:30 pm. Starring Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji and Jay Ellis; the hit comedy series follows three Los Angeles natives as they navigate the insecurities and all-too-real ups and downs of their personal and professional lives.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Musiq Soulchild performs in NYC NuSoul Revival Tour 2/18/17



Last night in NYC Musiq Soulchild headline the NuSoul Revival Tour when it came to the Beacon Theatre the 30 min set covered all of his hits..


Sunday, October 30, 2016

1 on 1 with Marsha Ambrosius 10/23/16 NYC




Last Sunday in NYC after the Love Jones Musical we got an opportunity to sit down and chat with Marsha Ambrosius get into the interview below.



1 on 1 with Chrisette Michele talks New Milestone tour, Love Jones Musicality 10/23/16




Last sunday after the Love Jones Musical in Brooklyn we got an opportunity to chat with Chrisette Michele after the show where she talks about the musical, milestone tour second leg and more... So get into the interview below.




Sunday, October 9, 2016

1on1 with Issa Rae talks HBO Insecure and more



 A few weeks ago we talked with former youtube star Issa Rae on her new HBO series "Insecure" that debuts later this evening as well as so much more get into the interview above and tune into the series premiere at 1030pm tonight on HBO. Insecure the half-hour comedy series Insecure, starring Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis and Lisa Joyce, looks at the friendship, experiences and tribulations of two black women.

Friday, September 30, 2016

1on1 with Romeo Miller talks new season Growing Up Hip Hop, New Music and more




We Tv held a press screening and red carpet event in NYC 9/29/16 where we got to talk to the cast of season 2 growing up hip hop, check out the interview below.

Monday, September 26, 2016

1 on 1 with Stephan James talks new series shots fired and more 9/24/16 NYC



We got an opportunity to chat with stephan james about new series shots fired and much more at urban world film festival in nye over the weekend.




1on1 with New Edition/Bell Biv Devoe at Urban World Film Festival in NYC 9/24/16




We got an opportunity to chat with Bell Biv Devoe in nye where they were on hand to show clips from the upcoming BET Biopic on their life which comes out in January..


Friday, September 23, 2016

1on1 with Jay Ellis talks new series insecure, black livers matter and more




We talk with Jay Ellis from BET The Game he talks new series coming to HBO insecure as well as the current events police brutality and more so get into the interview below.


Sunday, September 18, 2016

Durand Bernarr performance in NYC 9/17/16 Rockwood Music Hall



After a 2 year absence Durand Bernard returned to New York City to kick off The Full Effect Tour and to kick off his birthday weekend celebration. Durand also released his new EP Soundcheck which is available now for purchase https://durandbernarr.bandcamp.com/releases for $7.00 He performed in front a sold out audience for about a little over an hour and performed several tracks off the new EP including his new single which I love Fly On The Wall. Below is a snippet from his show and make sure to catch him in a city near you.


Friday, September 16, 2016

1 on 1 with Akon talks Royole Moon 3D, Solar Power Energy, New Music & more





Yesterday in New York City at Rubin Museum of Art we got an opportunity to sit and talk to rapper Akon about his new Royole Moon 3D Virtual Mobile theater as well as other topics get into the interview below and thanks for the interview.



Thursday, September 8, 2016

Fox's Shots Fired & HBO's Insecure starring Sanaa Lathan & Issa Rae Coming to Urban World Film Festival






Sanaa Lathan new series coming to Fox debuts in the winter but will be screened here at Urban World Film Festival on Saturday Sept 24 at 730pm AMC Empire Theater in New York City, Below is the trailer for the series as well as the description. From the moment i first heard about this I was intrigued and can not wait to view the 10 episodes series. The series also stars Tristan Wilds and Stephan James.





FOX's all-new show, SHOTS FIRED, is a compelling event series examining the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small Southern town.

Examining the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small Southern town, SHOTS FIRED is a dramatic new event series that is a “why done it?” and a “who done it?” From Gina Prince-Bythewood (“Beyond the Lights,” “The Secret Life of Bees,” “Love & Basketball”) and Reggie Rock Bythewood (“Beyond the Lights,” “Notorious”), the 10-hour event series is an explosive look at the criminal justice system.

When an African-American police officer kills an unarmed white college student, a small town in North Carolina is turned upside-down. Before the town has a chance to grapple with this tragedy, the neglected murder of an African-American teen is brought to light, re-opening wounds that threaten to tear the town apart. Leading the Department of Justice’s inquiry into these shootings is seasoned investigator ASHE AKINO (Sanaa Lathan, “The Perfect Guy”) and a young Special Prosecutor, PRESTON TERRY (Stephan James, “Race,” “Selma”), both of whom are African-American. As they start to pull back the layers of both cases, they suspect a cover-up that may involve some of the state’s most powerful people, including fiercely political North Carolina Governor PATRICIA EAMONS (Academy-, Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress Helen Hunt, “As Good As It Gets,” “The Sessions”). She’s in a tough re-election fight, and the recent shootings in her state are making it even tougher. Meanwhile, real estate mogul and owner of a privatized prison ARLEN COX (Academy- and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss, “The Goodbye Girl,” “Jaws,” “Madoff”), is pulled into the case, as LT. ERIC BREELAND (Stephen Moyer, “The Bastard Executioner,” “True Blood”), a seasoned veteran in the town’s Sheriff’s Department, gets caught in the middle of the investigation. SHOTS FIRED tackles the racial divide from all perspectives. As Ashe and Preston navigate the media attention, public debate and social unrest that come with such volatile cases, they learn that everybody has a story, and that the truth is rarely black and white.




Insecure a new series from Issa Rae who we all know and adore from her youtube series Awkward Black Girl. The half-hour comedy series INSECURE, starring Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis and Lisa Joyce, looks at the friendship of two black women and their uncomfortable experiences and racy tribulations. The cast will be on hand for the screening on Friday Sept 23 at 8pm at AMC Empire Theater. The show also stars Jay Ellis from the hit BET series "The Game" and Yvonne Orji.


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Urban World Film Festival Lineup announced Sept 21-25 in NYC





Tickets and passes for the festival are on sale now. For additional announcements in September, go to www.urbanworld.org. Follow @UWFilmFest and use #UW20 to join the conversation about Urbanworld on social media.
URBANWORLD 2016 FILM SLATE
SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATIONS
Queen of Katwe – Directed by Mira Nair, Presented by Disney
Class Divide – Directed by Marc Levin, Presented by HBO Documentary Films
Black – Directed by Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah, Presented by Saboteur Media
Honeytrap – Directed by Rebecca Johnson, Presented by ARRAY
TITLE VII: First Look Clips & Conversation – Directed by Nicole Franklin
THE REVOLT YOUNG FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE
Loved Like This – Directed by Christopher Lewis Dawkins (U.S. Premiere)
Madaran – Directed by Rayka Zehtabchi (East Coast Premiere)
Hush – Directed by Whitney Clinkscales (New York Premiere)
AMERIKKKA – Directed by Sheila Wilson (New York Premiere)
The Bench – Directed by Cameron Burnett
A Silent Night – Directed by Gino Ricardo Green (World Premiere)
U.S. NARRATIVE FEATURES
72 Hours: A Brooklyn Love Story? – Directed by Raafi Rivero (New York Premiere) Chee & T – Directed by Tanuj Chopra (East Coast Premiere)
Destined – Directed by Qasim Basir (New York Premiere) Lucky – Directed by Bari Kang (World Premiere)
My B.F.F. – Directed by Greg Carter (World Premiere) No Regrets – Directed by Mark Harris (World Premiere)
Sepulveda – Co-Directed by Jena English & Brandon Wilson (World Premiere)
She’s Got A Plan – Co-Directed by Fatima Washington & Corey Johnson (World Premiere)
Steps – Directed by Jay Rodriquez and Rock Davis
WORLD NARRATIVE FEATURES
A Moving Image (UK) – Directed by Shola Amoo (New York Premiere)
Brotherhood (UK) – Directed by Noel Clarke (U.S. Premiere)
Dar Noir (Tanzania) – Directed by Hamadi Mwapachu (U.S. Premiere)
Gidi Blues (Nigeria) – Directed by Femi Odugbemi (U.S. Premiere)
Like Cotton Twines (Ghana) – Directed by Leila Djansi (East Coast Premiere)
The Farm / La Granja (Puerto Rico) – Directed by Angel Manuel Soto Vazquez (New York Premiere)
DOCUMENTARY FEATURES
Beatbox Boom Bap Around The World (France/Germany/U.S.) – Directed by Pascal Tessaud (U.S. Premiere)
Daddy Don’t Go (U.S.) – Directed by Emily Abt Jewel’s Catch One (U.S.) – Directed by C. Fitz
Martha & Niki (Sweden) – Directed by Tora Mkandawire Mårtens
The Revival: Woman and the Word (U.S.) – Directed by Sekiya Dorsett (East Coast Premiere)
Until 20 (U.S.) – Directed by Geraldine Moriba Meadows & Jamila Paksima Rowell
SHORT FILMS
[Re]defined – Directed by Danae Grandison (New York Premiere)
A Gentleman Always – Directed by Drue Metz (New York Premiere)
A Silent Night – Directed by Gino Ricardo Green (World Premiere)
AMERIKKKA – Directed by Sheila Wilson (New York Premiere)
After The Storm – Directed by Jessica Oyelowo (World Premiere)
And Nothing Happened – Directed by Naima Ramos-
Chapman Balcony – Directed by Toby Fell-Holden
Blessed – Directed by Jennifer Derwingson (East Coast Premiere)
Bird – Directed by Booker T Mattison
Born In Battle – Directed by Yangzom Brauen (New York Premiere)
Buried Deep – Directed by Timothy Naylor (World Premiere)
Chameleon – Directed by Reza Dahya (New York Premiere)
Class 15 – Directed by Dean Leon Anderson (World Premiere)
Flowers – Directed by Yvonne Michelle Shirley, Nikyatu Jusu (New York Premiere)
Hush – Directed by Whitney Clinkscales (New York Premiere)
I Rise – Directed by Yoruba Richen (World Premiere)
Leche – Directed by Gabriella A. Moses (New York Premiere)
Lilly’s Secret – Directed by Emanuele Michetti (World Premiere)
Loved Like This – Directed by Christopher Lewis Dawkins (U.S. Premiere)
Madaran – Directed by Rayka Zehtabchi (East Coast Premiere)
Mast Qalandar – Directed by Divij Roopchand
Mixtape: An Unauthorized Biography – Directed by David F. Mewa – (New York Premiere)
Mrs. Nebile’s Wormhole – Directed by Pinar Yorgancioglu (World Premiere)
Olde E – Directed by Xavier L. Neal-Burgin (East Coast Premiere)
On Time – Directed by Xavier L. Neal-Burgin (East Coast Premiere)
One Per Person – Directed by Nasheet Zaman & Jacquelyn ‘Jac’ Piette (East Coast Premiere)
Peace the Policy – Directed by Kervin Marseille & William Leonard (U.S. Premiere)
Post Life – Directed by Salli Richardson-Whitfield (World Premiere)
Samaria – Directed by Kiel Adrian Scott (World Premiere)
Second Words – Directed by Jake Hull (New York Premiere)
Slumflower – Directed by Tremaine Romeo & Nicole Taylor Roberts (New York Premiere)
Sugar – Directed by Dime Davis (World Premiere)
The Bench – Directed by Cameron Burnett
The Jump – Directed by Jamal Hodge (New York Premiere)
The Suit – Directed by Jarryd Coetsee (U.S. Premiere)
Three Minute Warning – Directed by Iqbal Mohammed (East Coast Premiere)
Univitellin – Directed by Terence Nance (New York Premiere)
Victor XX – Directed by Ian Garrido
SCREENPLAYS
Fried Catfish – Written by Inda Craig-Galván
Generational Curses – Written by Kenya Branch
Take the L – Written by Kim Washington
The Turnpike – Written by Keith Josef Adkins