Robert Townsend has come on board to direct a new version of “Brewster's Millions,” three decades after the Richard Pryor comedy was released. The story is based on the 1902 novel by George Barr…
Comedians like Richard Lewis, Ray Romano and Keenen Wayans vividly recall their first time at one of the Improv clubs. Others, such as Larry David and Bill Maher, remember an overarching sense of…
TODAY: Larry King moderates a retrospective sesh on "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In" with George Schlatter, Jo Anne Worley, Artie Johnson and others. Paley Center for Media in BevHills. Paleycenter.org
Peter Schneider, former chairman of Walt Disney Studios and head of Disney Animation, guided "The Lion King," "Beauty and the Beast" and "Aida" to Broadway. Before he left Disney in 2001, his…
Helmers Mark Allen and Neema Barnette and actor Robert Townsend took top honors at the sixth annual American Black Film Festival Awards at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami's South Beach.
Showtime's "Holiday Heart" is a not-so-cheery tale of a drag queen with a heart of gold who rescues a young girl and her junkie mom. A story of redemption that tries relentlessly to be a tearjerker…
Robert Townsend's "Jackie's Back," about the problematic "comeback" of fictional, long-forgotten pop/soul diva Jackie Washington, emerges as a successful variation on the mockumentary theme, as well…
Charles Fuller, who won a Pulitzer Prize for drama for grappling with the moral complexities of "A Soldier's Play" (which was turned into the Oscar-nominated "A Soldier's Story" in 1984), contributes…