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  • Laurence Fishburne to Play Alex Haley in A&E’s ‘Roots’ Remake

    Jul 1, 15 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Laurence Fishburne is the first major name to join A&E Networks’ remake of the 1977 miniseries, “Roots,” the network announced Wednesday. The series is set for simulcast on History, A&E and Lifetime in 2016. Fishburne will play Alex Haley, whose novel “Roots: The Saga of an American Family” birthed the miniseries and traces Haley’s family tree back to […]

  • New TV Spot for NWA Biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’ (Watch)

    May 22, 15 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *A new TV spot for “Straight Outta Compton” has surfaced ahead of its August 14 arrival in theaters. Per Universal Pictures: In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive […]

  • Nia Long, Mike Epps Pilot ‘Uncle Buck’ Picked Up by ABC

    May 8, 15 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *ABC has picked up “Uncle Buck,” the comedy pilot starring Mike Epps, Nia Long and James Lesure. According to Deadline.com, the new take on the hit 1989 movie is eyed for midseason. Written by Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley, the series centers on Uncle Buck (Epps), a fun loving but irresponsible guy who needs a […]

  • ‘Roots’ Remake to Air on History, A&E & Lifetime as an Event Series

    May 1, 15 by Qwest7 5 Comments


    *”Roots,” the classic 1977 miniseries that aired on ABC, is making a return to the small screen as a remake equipped with three networks on tap to reintroduce it to viewers as an event series. TheWrap.com reports the remake will be executive produced by Will Packer (“Ride Along,” “Think Like a Man”) and Mark Wolper, […]

  • Universal, Will Packer Nab David E. Talbert’s ‘A Meyers Thanksgiving’

    Apr 27, 15 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Universal Pictures has acquired “A Meyers Thanksgiving,” a spec script that David E. Talbert wrote and will direct, with Will Packer producing, reports Deadline.com. The holiday-themed comedy follows an estranged family facing their first Thanksgiving together since the death of the family matriarch. The deal was mid-six figures upfront, but is 7-figures for script and […]

  • Black Women Film Summit Brings Out Film/TV Stars (Take a Look at Photos)

    Mar 9, 15 by EURweb editor/BJ 1 Comment


    *Day Two of the Black Women Film Summit took place over the weekend at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis with the highly-anticipated “Untold Stories Luncheon,” which honored the achievements of film producer Will Packer, casting director Robi Reed, 135th Street Agency founder Shante Bacon, Black Women Film Network Chairman Emeritus Tomika DePriest, Georgia Film &  TV Sourcebook […]