Tag: black producers

The Heroine Behind Harriet: Debra Martin Chase on the Rewards of Taking Risks

She’s the force behind some of America’s favorite films, including Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Princess Diaries, the NAACP Image Award-winning Just Wright, the 2012 remake of Sparkle, holiday classic The Preacher’s Wife, and now, the highly anticipated biopic Harriet. Worldwide, her films have grossed over a half-billion dollars. But as producer Debra Martin […]

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Kid Fury and Crissle West Want to Bring Us a ‘More Intersectional Point of View’ With Their New TV Show

Cue The Read’s mix of “Oh Happy Day” because Kid Fury and Crissle West are about to adjust your television settings to “shade.” I recently hopped on a phone call with the 2019 Root 100 honorees Kid Fury and Crissle to chat about what they’re going to explore on their upcoming television show, whether or […]

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Ryan Coogler Just Started Writing the Black Panther 2 Story. Black Twitter: It’s OK Baby, Take Your Time

Ryan Coogler of ‘Black Panther 2′ took part today in the Walt Disney Studios presentation at Disney’s D23 EXPO 2019 in Anaheim, Calif. Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez (Getty Images for Disney) All eyes are on Ryan Coogler as he prepares to embark on one of the most anticipated sequels in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In […]

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Nick Cannon Will Be Taking Over the Talk Show Host Universe, Moving to Daytime

Nick Cannon attends the premiere of Netflix’s “Sextuplets” on Aug. 7, 2019, in Hollywood, Calif. Photo: Jean Baptiste Lacroix (Getty Images) Remember when I said Kevin Hart was taking all of the jobs? Well, scratch that, because I think Nick Cannon is actually the reigning champion of that, especially when you add his stealth moves. […]

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