“Blacula” is leaving the coffin. MGM, Bron and Hidden Empire Film Group’s Deon and Roxanne Avent Taylor are teaming up for a reboot of the blaxploitation horror classic. The new film is a modern reimagining of the 1972 movie, directed by William Crain and starring William Marshall as Blacula. The […]

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UTA has signed Emmy-nominated host, writer, creator and author Baratunde Thurston for representation in all areas. Thurston, best known as the executive producer and host of the hit podcast “How to Citizen With Baratunde,” as well as the author of the New York Times bestseller “How to Be Black” will […]

Toronto-based Mogul Productions, a new decentralized film financing platform, has partnered with blockchain-based content delivery network AIOZ Network to provide content distribution and streaming via the blockchain. The deal allows Mogul to ensure a blockchain-based distribution partner for its financing deals with filmmakers and producers. The argument for AIOZ, according […]

Christy Tanner, one of the architects of CBS’ early-to-market CBSN streaming-news outlet, is leaving the company just as more media companies have begun to focus on creating news programming for mobile viewers. She announced her exit to staffers Thursday. “It’s been eight years since I joined CBS Interactive, five years […]

“Legendary,” the HBO Max Original ballroom competition series emceed by veteran voguer and “Pose” actor Dashaun Wesley, will sashay into Season 3 at the WarnerMedia streaming platform. The reality TV competition show, which has garnered a 91% certified fresh critics score on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, will return along with […]