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  • HBO Nabs Steve McQueen’s Drama Pilot ‘Codes of Conduct’

    Mar 20, 15 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *“12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen‘s drama pilot, “Codes of Conduct,” has been picked up by HBO as a limited series, the network announced Friday. The six-episode series follows Beverly Snow (Devon Terrell), a young African-American man who wants to break into the highest social strata of New York despite his ambiguous past. Helena […]

  • Director Steve McQueen Working on Paul Robeson Biopic

    Nov 19, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Steve McQueen, the British director of “12 Years a Slave,” has turned his attention toward a big screen biopic of Paul Robeson. The singer and actor rose to fame in the 1920s and eventually became involved in the civil rights movement. Later in his career, Paul was branded a communist during the McCarthy era and […]

  • Beyonce, De La Soul, J-Hud, More Auctioning Shoes for Charity

    Nov 14, 14 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment


    *Members of the Beyhive now have a chance to own a pair of Beyonce’s boots for the right bid. The singer is among a number of stars auctioning off their shoes on eBay for the Small Steps Project, a UK-based organization that benefits children who live on landfills by aiming to provide immediate aid as […]

  • The Top Grossing Black Director is an Unknown Tim Story

    Oct 12, 14 by Deron Dalton 2 Comments


    *Black Hollywood’s best kept secret or completely underrated? Tim Story‘s name might not resonate with the public or audiences of major black films like Spike Lee, Tyler Perry, Lee Daniels or Steve McQueen, but he’s here — making major bucks with his films, which the box office loves. Nevertheless, it seems as though the LA Times […]

  • Oprah Winfrey, Shonda Rhimes Honored at Harvard (Pics)

    Oct 2, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Oprah Winfrey, Harry Belafonte and Shonda Rhimes were among those honored at Harvard University on Tuesday at its annual celebration of African American culture. The university’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research presented its annual W.E.B. Du Bois Medals to eight people at the ceremony, also including British architect David Adjaye, Rep John […]

  • ‘Mandela’ Screenwriter Hates On ’12 Years a Slave’ For Stealing Biopic’s Thunder

    Jun 7, 14 by Qwest7 1 Comment


    *”12 Years a Slave” may have received a string of honors and recognition, but at least one person was not as taken with the film. To hear William Nicholson tell it, the Steve McQueen helmed film isn’t as good as “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.” Nicholson, a screenwriter for the Nelson Mandela biopic, stated his […]