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BET+ Sets Premiere Date for ‘The Porter’ Civil Rights Drama (Exclusive)

The Porter, a Canadian civil rights drama about North American railway workers on and off the train tracks, will debut on BET+ on May 5. The eight-parter about unionizing train porters is part of a revolution in Canadian TV toward greater Black representation on the CBC, the country’s public broadcaster, and other local channels. Set […]

‘The Porter’ Creators Talk Black Representation and Canadian TV’s Culture Shift: “It’s a Pretty Powerful Moment”

Canada is making a giant step forward in representation with the civil rights drama The Porter, to air on the CBC and BET+ stateside. The eight-parter about unionizing North American Black train porters and little-known Black Canadian history is part of a revolution in Canadian TV toward first-time Black representation. TV screens north of the […]

Alfre Woodard Joins CBC, BET+ Civil Rights Drama ‘The Porter’

Clemency star Alfre Woodard has joined the ensemble cast for The Porter, a BET+ and CBC period drama about North American railway workers now shooting in Winnipeg. Set in the roaring 1920s in Montreal and Chicago, the drama from Inferno Pictures and Sienna Films follows two Black railway porters who hustle, dream, cross borders and […]

Kevin Hart in Netflix’s ‘Fatherhood’: Film Review

Directed by Paul Weitz, this adaptation of the 2011 memoir Two Kisses for Maddy follows the journey of a recently widowed single father.

Alfre Woodard Joins Blair Underwood in Indie Thriller ‘Viral’

Clemency star Alfre Woodard is joining Blair Underwood and Sarah Silverman in the psychological thriller Viral, now shooting in New York City. Woodard will play Dr. Johnetta, a psychiatrist specializing in deep trauma. Silverman was earlier announced for the role of Emilia, the girlfriend to Andrew, played by Underwood, who falls into paranoia after his […]

Regina King, Sterling K. Brown, Uzo Aduba Take on Classic Sitcoms to Raise Voter Awareness

A new Zoom series hopes to engage African American voters and highlight the importance of the census through laughs and re-creations of shows such as 'Golden Girls' and 'Friends.'

Jane Fonda, America Ferrera, Janet Mock Among Stars to Narrate Climate Activism Audiobook

A star-studded lineup is set for a cast reading of an audiobook All We Can Save: Truth, Courage and Solutions for the Climate Crisis, including Jane Fonda, America Ferrera, Janet Mock, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Sophia Bush. 

‘No Small Matter’: Film Review

Exec-producer Alfre Woodard narrates 'No Small Matter,' a look at the importance of early-childhood education.

Alfre Woodard Addresses Juneteenth Block Party: “Complacency Is Not an Option Now”

Tulsa hosted a Juneteenth block party on Saturday to celebrate the 155th anniversary of the day slavery was abolished in the U.S. in 1865.

How ‘Clemency’ Team Tried to Capture Humanity of Death-Row Inmates, Prison Workers

'Clemency' stars Alfre Woodard and Aldis Hodge, writer-director Chinonye Chukwu and producer Bronwyn Cornelius on researching the prison roles of the death-row drama, takeaways and what's next for warden Bernadine Williams after the screen fades to black.

AFI Indie Contenders Panel Touts Small-Budget Stories: “When Studios Backed Out of the $20M Range, Thank God Indies Were There”

Held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, the AFI Indie Contenders panel featured eight performers in standout independent films of the past year, including Sterling K. Brown ('Waves'), Alfre Woodard ('Clemency'), Florence Pugh ('Fighting With My Family') Kerry Washington ('American Son'), Awkwafina ('The Farewell'), Jimmie Fails ('The Last Black Man in San Francisco'), Cynthia Erivo ('Harriet') and Jon Hamm ('The Report').

‘See’: TV Review

THR review: Apple TV+'s new Jason Momoa drama 'See,' about a world without sight, has interesting elements but not enough depth or vision.