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“You Have to Feel Sick in Order to Feel Good”: Barry Jenkins, Ethan Hawke and the THR Drama Showrunner Roundtable

In the past, a question posed to a table of creatives about the projects that each would love to tackle if only Hollywood were ready for them would be met with a laundry list of wistful responses

“My Hope Was to Recontextualize the Way We View My Ancestors”: THR Presents the Key Creative Team Behind ‘The Underground Railroad’

“My hope was to recontextualize the way we view my ancestors,” says Barry Jenkins, the showrunner and director of Amazon’s 10-part limited series The Underground Railroad, adapted from…

How ‘Underground Railroad’ Editor Joi McMillon Approached the Nuanced Performances in the TV Adaptation

Joi McMillon — the first Black woman to earn an Oscar nomination in film editing (alongside fellow editor Nat Sanders for Barry JenkinsMoonlight) — recently reteamed with her Florida…

How a Suggestion From Ta-Nehisi Coates Inspired Barry Jenkins to Write ‘Moonlight’

On May 10, Amazon Prime Video in partnership with Film at Lincoln Center and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights hosted a private virtual event in support of the streamer’s new series The U…

THR Talks: Barry Jenkins and Nikole Hannah-Jones on the Nuances of Storytelling and Trauma

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The 1619 Project's creator navigate nuance in storytelling around trauma and the American slavery narrative

‘The Underground Railroad’: TV Review

Barry Jenkins tackles Colson Whitehead's heralded novel about a slave's literal and spiritual journey toward freedom in this 10-part Amazon limited series.

Barry Jenkins Moves Overall TV Deal to HBO/HBO Max

The 'Moonlight' filmmaker and his Pastel banner were previously housed at Amazon, where he has had 'Underground Railroad' in the works since 2017.

‘Lion King’ Prequel in the Works with Director Barry Jenkins

More 'Lion King' is on the way, courtesy of director Barry Jenkins. The Oscar-winning 'Moonlight' filmmaker will helm a prequel to Disney's 2019 hit, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. 

Toronto: Denzel Washington, Ava DuVernay, Barry Jenkins to Keynote Festival

Bell Lightbox will be TIFF's only physical theater after the Isabel Baeder Theater no longer became available as a screening venue.

Brie Larson, Natalie Portman, Darren Aronofsky Join Virtual Toronto Fest Lineup

The Toronto Film Festival has unveiled details on a slimmed-down and virtual industry conference set to take place Sept. 10 to 15.

Barry Jenkins, Leonardo DiCaprio Team for Adaptation of Doc ‘Virunga’

Barry Jenkins will team with Leonardo DiCaprio for Netflix's narrative adaptation of Oscar-nominated documentary 'Virunga.'

Netflix Launches Black Lives Matter Collection of Films, TV Shows and Documentaries

In response to the worldwide demonstrations protesting racial injustice in the wake of George Floyd's death, Netflix has launched a Black Lives Matter collection of films, TV shows and documentaries…