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Waves Trailer #2: An Epic Emotional Journey Through the Darkest of Times | Movie Web

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In Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Grammy-winning musician John Legend announced the second cohort of participants in Unlocked Futures, a 14-month accelerator program for social entrepreneurs who have been incarcerated and urged business leaders to be more inclusive of job applicants with criminal backgrounds. Unlocked Futures launched in 2017 as a partnership between the philanthropic venture fund New Profit and Legend’s […]
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Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira’s ‘Americanah’ Adaptation Ordered to Series at HBO Max | Variety

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Joe Otterson, Variety upita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira’s planned adaptation of the novel “Americanah” has received a straight-to-series order at HBO Max, Variety has learned. HBO Max has given the limited series a 10-episode order. Nyong’o will star in the series, with Gurira writing the pilot and serving as showrunner. Based on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s best-selling novel, “Americanah” tells the […]
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‘Brian Banks’: Football Star Who Was Wrongfully Imprisoned Shares His Story For “People Who Are Currently Voiceless” | Deadline

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Amanda N’Duka, Deadline Aldis Hodge (left, with Sherri Shepherd) stars as a high school football star whose NFL dreams are waylaid when he’s wrongfully convicted of a crime in the inspirational drama “Brian Banks.” (Aug. 9) (Photo: BLEECKER STREET). Featured Image story told in Brian Banks is unfortunately all too familiar. The eponymous biopic, directed by Tom Shadyac, chronicles the […]
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Rapper Common, developers planning massive movie studio campus as part of South Works redevelopment | Chicago Tribune

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John Byrne & Ryan Ori, Chicago Tribune Common. ©AARON ROGOSIN/RED BULL CONTENT POOL. Featured Image rapper Common and a group of real estate developers are drawing up plans to convert the massive former U.S. Steel plant on the city’s south lakefront into a massive movie production campus alongside live entertainment venues, sports facilities, hotels, homes and shops. The audacious 415-acre […]
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Barry Jenkins to Direct Alvin Ailey Biopic | Variety

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Stephanie Farr, Variety CREDIT: MAARTEN DE BOER. Featured Image writer-director Barry Jenkins will direct a biopic about iconic choreographer Alvin Ailey. Fox Searchlight first announced the project in March 2018, saying it had the support of the Ailey Organization. Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys is producing with Susan Lewis through her AK Worldwide production company, along with Judy Kinberg, Rachel Cohen and […]
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