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  • ‘Dear White People’ Releases Official Red Band Trailer (Watch)

    Oct 9, 14 by Deron Dalton 5 Comments

    *Sundance’s 2014 award-winning film (U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent), “Dear White People” released an official red band trailer. Justin Simien‘s directorial debut focuses on black students at a predominantly white Ivy League university. A riot occurs after an African-American-themed party is planned by white students. The film tackles having a racial identity in a so-called post-racial […]

  • Naya Rivera Weds Actor Ryan Dorsey – ‘Dear White People’ Pokes Fun at Racism (Watch)

    Jul 24, 14 by Deron Dalton 3 Comments

    *This is a shocker! Naya Rivera married actor Ryan Dorsey in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico with a small group of family present on July 19. Recently, she and rapper Big Sean ended their engagement, but it’s clear she quickly moved on with her life and love. For those who care, she wore a Monique Lhuillier gown while carrying a […]

  • Funny & Sobering: First Official Trailer of ‘Dear White People’ (Watch)

    Jun 21, 14 by Deron Dalton Leave a comment

    *Justin Simien‘s highly-anticipated feature directorial debut “Dear White People” is coming to theaters this fall! The film won distribution in March from Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions after winning the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. And now the film’s first teaser trailer is finally here!

  • Lionsgate Picks Up Sundance ‘Breakthrough’ Winner ‘Dear White People’ (Video)

    Mar 20, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment

    *Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have jointly acquired writer-director Justin Simien‘s debut feature “Dear White People,” which won the Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent at Sundance in January. As previously reported, the film takes a satirical look at racial politics among the student body at a fictional Ivy League school where four students navigate issues […]

  • ‘Dear White People’ Film to Compete at Sundance

    Dec 5, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *The Sundance Film Festival announced its competition lineups for its 30th edition in January, and among the selections in competition is writer/director Justin Simien’s “Dear White People.” The film stars Tyler Williams, Tessa Thompson, Teyonah Parris and Brandon Bell as four black students at an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over an “African-American” […]

  • Tessa Thompson: From ‘For Colored Girls’ to BBC America

    Jan 4, 12 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *Tessa Thompson, who appeared in the film “For Colored Girls,” has landed a co-starring role in the drama “Copper,” BBC America’s first original scripted series. British actor Tom Weston-Jones (“MI5”) has landed the lead, and Franka Potente (“Run Lola Run,” “The Bourne Identity”) will also co-star in the series co-created by Tom Fontana and Will […]