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  • 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 […]

  • Common, Andre Holland Join Cast of Oprah-Produced MLK Pic ‘Selma’

    May 12, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Common is near a deal to play prominent civil rights activist James Bevel and Andre Holland is set to play Andrew Young in “Selma,” the Ava DuVernay-directed drama that has Oprah Winfrey and Brad Pitt’s Plan B producing at Paramount, reports Deadline.com. David Oyelowo will star as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Bevel, leader of […]

  • Report: ‘The Wire’ Creator David Simon to Direct HBO’s Six-Hour MLK Miniseries

    Mar 5, 14 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment


    *Word has it that David Simon, the creator of HBO’s “The Wire” and “Treme,” will spearhead the cable network’s six-hour miniseries adaptation of America: In the King Years, based on the celebrated book trilogy by Pulitzer Prize-winner Taylor Branch. Oprah Winfrey has signed on as a producer, making this her second Martin Luther King project […]