Actor Isaiah Washington attends the 19th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 16, 2014 in Santa Monica, California
*Seven years after he was kicked off “Grey’s Anatomy” for allegedly using a gay slur, ABC says Isaiah Washington will return to the medical drama for a guest appearance in May.
Washington exited Shonda Rhimes’ series in 2007 after an on-set altercation the year before, in which he was accused of hurling an anti-gay epithet at another cast member at the time, T.R. Knight.
Washington’s return as Dr. Preston Burke will coincide with the announced departure of series star Sandra Oh at the season’s end in May. Her character, Dr. Cristina Yang, was engaged to Washington’s Burke at one point in the long-running drama.
Isaiah Washington, Julian Walker and Mo’Nique
*Los Angeles – The arrival of PAFF Closing Night Gala is a signal that our plane is making its final approach to the airport, our ship is heading to its final port and/or the train is heading down the stretch to the station. These are metaphors for our 12 day global journey through the Diaspora by way of cinema.
The 22nd Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival Closing Night Gala official featured film were Blackbird, based on a novel by Larry Duplechan, directed by Patrik-Ian Polk.
Producer/Actor Isaiah Washington Screens Three Projects at the Pan African Film Fest!
*Isaiah Washington is back!
Despite popular belief he is not cracked out somewhere, he’s been sitting on the board with heads of state from Sierra Leone, to Nigeria, Morocco, etc. building a railroad, he calls The Freedom Train. It’s a ten year plan, so when he’s done playing “Hollywood producer” he’ll be back.
You probably didn’t know that Washington has been producing, but he actually has three projects being screened at the PAFF/Pan African Film Festival. EURweb associate, LaCora Stephens, was there to catch up with this “national treasure” deemed by a fan who watched his film, “Blue Caprice.”
Isaiah Washington has produced a film that stars Academy Award winning Mo’Nique and new comer Julian Walker.
Everyone has anticipated Mo’Nique’s return to the silver screen, but paired with Isaiah Washington as her husband and a storyline that screams drama, it is sure to be a huge success worthy of award buzz.
*Isaiah Washington and Mo’Nique have signed on to star in the independent film “We Are Family” for writer-director Choice Skinner, who is also producing alongside the two actors.
The plot follows five siblings and flashes back between their childhood and present day over a 25-year span, reports Deadline.com. Now estranged adults, they reunite during the funeral of their alcoholic father and arrest of a brother who is charged with his murder.
Washington will play the father. Orlando Jones and Daniele Watts co-star, and production kicks off this spring in Michigan.
Washington’s Coalhouse Productions in producing with Skinner for Darkan Entertainment, Noam Dromi for Driveby Entertainment and Sidney and Mo’Nique Hicks’ for Hicks Media Productions.
Isaiah Washington & EURweb associate LaCora Stephens (screenshot)
*The 22nd PAFF/Pan African Film Festival kicked off 2014 with the 5th annual AAFCA/African American Film Critics Association Award show and EUR was there to cover the red carpet.
AAFCA, founded in 2003, recognizes films with universal appeal to the African-American community and also honors the work of filmmakers and actors of African descent.
Forrest Whitaker, Ava Duvernay, David Talbert, Orlando Jones, Salli Richardson, Louis Gossett Jr., Niecy Nash and many others were in attendance, but 12 Years a Slave and Blue Caprice were the talk on the red carpet.