Ava DuVernay

Acclaimed director Ava DuVernay's short-form film entitled "August 28th: A Day in the Life of a People" will make its national television debut on Tuesday, August 28 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on OWN. Starring Lupita Nyong'o, Angela Bassett, Don Cheadle, Regina King, David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, André Holland, Michael Ealy and Glynn Turman, DuVernay's 22-minute scripted film uses a robust combination of both documentary and narrative techniques to transport viewers through six stunning historical moments that all actually occurred on the same day in various years.

 

The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) will present a “Queen Sugar Red Carpet Season Finale Special" this Wednesday, November 15 at 10:30 p.m. following the 90-minute extended season two finale episode.

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Voting is open for the 49TH NAACP Image Awards – Entertainer of the Year.  The winner will be revealed during the two-hour special airing live on TV One, Monday, January 15, 2018, the federal holiday marking the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The six nominees are: Chadwick Boseman, Ava DuVernay, Bruno Mars, Issa Rae, Chance the Rapper, and Jay-Z.

 

Simply visit the NAACP Image Awards website. Remember, it is the only place to vote for your favorite star. Fans also have until November 17 to cast their votes.

 

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Today's edition of #UPFRONT was full of Black star power. We opened the show with Emil Thomas, artistic director of Marietta's New Theatre in the Square. He talked about the company's latest production, "Bright Half Life." The show is playing now through August 5 and is centered around the marriage of two women and the moments that make a life together. 

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Congrats to award-winning director and filmmaker Ava DuVernay! She is expanding her TV and film empire through a new first-look deal with Oprah Winfrey‘s Harpo Films. The partnership was announced earlier this week and will include new grounds for her in television and digital media.

 

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