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Bentonville Film Festival to Honor ‘Queer as Folk’ Star Fin Argus and ‘Dear White People’ Producer Effie Brown

The Bentonville Film Festival, chaired by Geena Davis, is set to honor actor Fin Argus and producer Effie Brown at its eighth annual event produced by the nonprofit BFFoundation. Argus, who will be presented with the Rising Star award for outstanding talent, is known for their role as Mingus, an aspiring drag performer, in the […]

Geena Davis’ Bentonville Film Festival Sets Jury (Exclusive)

Geena Davis’ Bentonville Film Festival has announced its juries for four film competitions this year: best narrative, best documentary, best short and best episodic. The eighth edition of Bentonville will see former Sundance programmer and film and TV producer Bird Runningwater, director and producer Shrihari Sathe and Stranger Inside actress Yolonda Ross judge contenders in […]

‘Sorcerority’ Graphic Novel to Get Movie Treatment From Gabrielle Union, Taraji P. Henson

The fantasy graphic novel Sorcerority, which follows a young girl who enrolls at a Historically Black coven and university of magic, is set for a feature film adaptation by Gamechanger Films, I’ll Have Another Productions and TPH Entertainment. Written by Mikhail Sebastian and George Watson, Sorcerority chronicles Melanie following her late mother into the historically […]

Gabourey Sidibe to Make Directorial Debut With Thriller ‘Pale Horse’

Gabourey Sidibe is set to make her feature directorial debut with thriller Pale Horse. Effie T. Brown and Wellington Love are set to produce via Gamechanger Films, which recently debuted Rebecca Hall’s first directorial effort Passing at Sundance, where it was picked up by Netflix. The project is set in the Pacific Northwest and, as the […]

Beanie Feldstein, Effie T. Brown Set for Athena Film Festival Honors (Exclusive)

The Athena Film Festival has revealed more of its lineup — including screenings of 'Frozen 2' and 'Little Women' and a panel with the Silence Breakers who've accused Harvey Weinstein and other powerful men in the entertainment industry of sexual misconduct — and its plans to honor Beanie Feldstein, Effie T. Brown and others at its 10th annual festival.

Film Independent Forum: Effie Brown on How Shame and Money Can Bring About Diversity

“Our weapon is our voice and our bullets are our dollars," said the producer during her keynote at the confab.

Effie Brown to Give Keynote at Film Independent Forum

Jeff Nichols' 'Loving' will act as the opening-night film.

Matt Damon Shares Behind-the-Scenes Details of ‘Project Greenlight’ Diversity Comments

"By the time we arrived to do our judging, we knew we had blown it," said 'The Martian' star of selecting diverse filmmakers.

‘The Leisure Class’: TV Review

HBO's laugh-free comedy about a con artist trying to marry into a wealthy family is another nail in the coffin of 'Project Greenlight.'

Effie Brown Talks ‘Project Greenlight’ Diversity Snafus: “Black Twitter Is Real”

“There was a time long ago when you’d just want to ignore people’s ethnicity and [genders]," said 'How to Get Away With Murder' creator Pete Nowalk at Produced By: NY. "But Viola Davis said, ‘The world is not colorblind. People notice that every day.'"

Lionsgate’s Codeblack Taps Effie Brown to Produce ‘Flyy Girl’ Book Adaptation

The 'Dear White People’ producer will spearhead production on the movie based on Omar Tyree's popular novel trilogy.