Fathers Of The Scribe: Meet The Dads-Daughter Team Behind HBO Max Teen Dramedy ‘Generation’

Fathers Of The Scribe: Meet The Dads-Daughter Team Behind HBO Max Teen Dramedy ‘Generation’

It was the biggest table Daniel Barnz, director of the 2014 Jennifer Aniston film “Cake,” had ever seen. It was like an “out of ‘Dr. Strangelove’” continental-sized table, matched only by the giant chasm between him and the HBO executives he’d come to pitch “Generation” (stylized as “Generat+ion”), which returned to HBO Max June 17. His husband/producing partner Ben Barnz recalls sweating profusely, worried his nerves would start to show through his clothes. These two industry vets had been in ...

‘Debris’ on NBC Is a Sci-Fi Show With Enormous Potential

‘Debris’ on NBC Is a Sci-Fi Show With Enormous Potential

NBC’s original sci-fi show “Debris” is nearing its Season 1 finale with just three episodes left and if you’re not already watching it, you ought to be.  For the first few episodes, a brief, pre-credit explanation is given to help establish some context for the story. “Three years ago, images were captured of a wrecked alien spacecraft moving through our solar system,” it says. “For the past six months, debris from that spacecraft has been falling to Earth.” Two agents, ...

Black Lives Matter: 9 documentaries about being Black in America

Black Lives Matter: 9 documentaries about being Black in America

This Juneteenth, explore what it means to be black in America with these nine critically-acclaimed documentaries that span landmark moments in civil rights, African American history, and everyday people.   “Black Art: In the Absence of Light” (2021)     Directed by Sam Pollard, this documentary is an introduction to the work of some of the foremost African American visual artists, including Theaster Gates, Kerry James Marshall, Faith Ringgold, Amy Sherald, and Carrie Mae Weems. Inspired by David Driskell’s landmark ...

‘Blade’ and ‘Superman’ Overlap in Search for Black Filmmakers: ‘Some Directors Met Both Studios’

‘Blade’ and ‘Superman’ Overlap in Search for Black Filmmakers: ‘Some Directors Met Both Studios’

Marvel Studios and Warner Bros. are running into overlap in the search to find Black directors to helm their upcoming comic book tentpoles based around Blade and Superman, respectively. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it’s a top priority for both studios to hire African-American filmmakers for these projects and “some potential directors have met with both studios for both films, even as one agent said the process was ‘phenomenally early.'” Warner Bros. announced in February that acclaimed author Ta-Nehisi Coates ...