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    For Black Women in South African Film Biz, Equality Still a Struggle

    DURBAN   — When filmmaker Zamo Makhwanazi takes meetings with execs at some of South Africa’s biggest production companies, she finds herself asking a simple question: “Where are the black women?” For an industry grappling with questions of racial and gender transformation that cut to the heart of the current global debate, South Africa has [...]

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    Anthony Anderson Under Criminal Investigation, Disputes Woman's Claims of Assault

    “Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson is currently under criminal investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department. According to The Blast, Anderson allegedly assaulted a woman last year after an event she catered for the actor. “It’s unfortunate that anyone can file a police report, whether it is true or false,” Anderson’s rep said in a statement to Variety. “The authorities have not [...]

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    'Marvel's Cloak & Dagger' Renewed for Season 2 at Freeform

    Freeform has renewed its new Marvel series “Cloak & Dagger.” The teen superhero drama will return with a 10-episode second season in spring 2019. The announcement came during the show’s San Diego Comic-Con panel featuring cast members Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, Emma Lahana and Ally Maki, as well as executive producers Joe Pokaski and Jeph [...]

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    Amazon Showrunners Panel: Frances McDormand Will Star as God in 'Good Omens'

    Frances McDormand will play the voice of God in Amazon’s upcoming drama series “Good Omens.” Executive producer Neil Gaiman announced the casting Friday during a panel featuring showrunners for several Amazon Studios series and moderated by Variety executive editor Debra Birnbaum. Gaiman called it “the strangest way” he had ever cast anyone. “We knew God [...]

  • Amazon Studios SDCC Roundup: Teaser Trailers,

    Amazon Studios SDCC Roundup: Teaser Trailers, Casting, Release Dates

    Amazon Studios had a plethora of news coming out of its Comic-Con panel, including numerous teaser trailers, casting news and release dates for some of its biggest and most anticipated shows. Homecoming Amazon released its first official trailer for its upcoming show, “Homecoming,” starring Julia Roberts. The trailer has a camera slowly panning through the [...]

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    'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' TV Reboot in Development From Joss Whedon, Monica Owusu-Breen

    A TV reboot of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” is in development at 20th Century Fox Television, Variety has confirmed. Original series creator Joss Whedon is onboard to executive produce, with writer Monica Owusu-Breen attached to write the script. The rebooted series will see a black actress take over the title role, which was played in the series [...]

  • Iron Fist

    TV News Roundup: Marvel's 'Iron Fist' Gets Season 2 Premiere Date on Netflix

    In today’s roundup, Netflix sets the premiere date for the second season of Marvel’s “Iron Fist,” and Disney Channel casts Don Cheadle as a guest star in “DuckTales.” CASTING Disney Channel has tapped Don Cheadle to guest star in the season finale of “DuckTales.” The animated comedy follows the mischievous misadventures of Donald Duck’s nephews, [...]

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