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Director’s Guild of America Honors African American Television Director Pioneers

  • By Sergio
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  • May 19, 2014 11:23 AM
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The DGA last week honored three pioneering directors who paved the way for many others to follow in their path.

Interview: Jenifer Lewis Talks to S&A About 'Ventura Boulevard,' Taking Charge, and Getting Better with Time

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • January 27, 2014 1:03 PM
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Aunt Helen. Dean Davenport. Zelma Bullock. Veretta Childs. Mama Odie. Jenifer Lewis has played some of our favorite characters in film, television and stage over her lengthy career. The veteran actress made time to talk with Shadow & Act about her latest project, Ventura Boulevard...

Exclusive: Jenifer Lewis, Debbie Allen Team Up For 'Sunset Boulevard' Homage Titled 'Ventura Boulevard'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 23, 2014 10:16 PM
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Exclusive: Jenifer Lewis, Debbie Allen Team Up For 'Sunset Boulevard' Homage Titled 'Ventura Boulevard'

Debbie Allen Sells 'Fame'-Like Music-Themed Scripted Series To CW

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 21, 2013 3:35 PM
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Debbie Allen (and producing partner Sam Haskell) has sold a script for an untitled drama to the CW.

30 Years After 'Scarface': Making The Case For Another Cinema Bad Ass/Hero To Hang On The Wall

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • August 14, 2013 7:44 PM
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The bad-guy character Tony Montana, from the 1983 Brian De Palma-directed film Scarface, has maintained an unrivaled pop culture prevalence ever since Al Pacino first strutted across screens in the role 30 years ago. And for some reason, the ambitions of the foul-mouthed, murderous drug-dealer have especially resonated with people-of-color the world over.