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  • UK Black History Month: David Oyelowo Talks UK’s Denial of Black Culture

    Oct 16, 14 by Deron Dalton Leave a comment


    *David Oyelowo, the star of the upcoming Martin Luther King movie, “Selma,” called out his home country, the UK, for its lack of representation of black culture on the small and silver screens — saying the UK doesn’t utilize black actors and stories involving black folks. “There is a bizarre denial of our country’s black history,” he told […]

  • Filmmaker Ava DuVernay Set for Spotlight at Urbanworld Film Festival

    Sep 13, 14 by Deron Dalton 1 Comment


    *Writer/director Ava Duvernay is set for the spotlight at the 18th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival — conversing about her upcoming and high-anticipated film, “Selma.” Duvernay will show never-before-seen-scenes from the film at the festival on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. at Manhattan’s AMC Loews 34th Street 14.  Urbanworld executive producer Gabrielle Glore will moderate the event. “It […]

  • Ava DuVernay on Her ‘Selma’ Full Circle; & How David Oyelowo ‘Got Me the Job’

    Jul 25, 14 by Cherie Saunders Leave a comment


    *Before filmmaker Ava Duvernay became the 2012 darling of Sundance for her second feature film “Middle of Nowhere,” she was one of Hollywood’s most sought after publicists. Her marketing and publicity firm The DuVernay Agency (later known as DVA Media + Marketing), specializing in the African American market, worked more than 100 film and television […]

  • Paramount Sets Christmas Day Release for ‘Selma’

    Jun 20, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Director Ava DuVernay’s Martin Luther King, Jr. film “Selma” will open in limited release on Christmas Day before going wide on January 9, 2015, reports Deadline.com. The film stars David Oyelowo as the iconic civil rights leader and tracks King’s struggle to secure voting rights for all people, culminating in the march from Selma to […]

  • Rumors Around Lupita Nyong’o’s ‘Star Wars’ Role Begin

    Jun 17, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Lucasfilm and J.J. Abrams are trying to keep details surrounding “Star Wars: Episode VII” under wraps, but there are websites dedicated to exposing secrets, and according to the Huffington Post, one of them claims it may have figured out the roles of Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo and Adam Driver. The website Making Star Wars apparently […]

  • Cuba Gooding Jr. Joins Growing ‘Selma’ Cast

    May 30, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. will play famed civil rights attorney and activist Fred Gray in Paramount Pictures’ “Selma,” reports Deadline. The drama follows Martin Luther King’s 1965 landmark voting rights campaign. Gray came to prominence while working alongside King during that period. Gooding joins previously cast David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Oprah Winfrey and Martin Sheen […]