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‘Black Panther’ Named Best Film by African-American Film Critics Association

The world's largest group of black film critics selected 'Black Panther' as the best picture of 2018, the African-American Film Critics Association announced Tuesday.

‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ ‘How to Get Away With Murder’ Among First Recipients of ReFrame TV Stamp

'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,' 'How to Get Away With Murder' and 60 more TV projects have received the ReFrame Stamp for gender parity.

‘Queen Sugar’ Renewed for Season 4 at OWN

OWN has renewed Ava DuVernay’s ‘Queen Sugar’ for a fourth season, promoting writer Anthony Sparks to showrunner.

Critic’s Notebook: Why Female-Driven TV Matters More Than Ever

Like the earliest women film directors, today's female TV creators, from Jane Campion to Ava DuVernay, are using their platform to tackle the biggest of big issues — and making some of the best shows in the process.

Ava DuVernay on Making ‘Queen Sugar’ About More Than “Being Black” | ‘Queen Sugar’ | Drama Showrunner Roundtable

"The fear that the industry might shift in terms of its attention to women right now or the current renaissance regarding people of color, specifically black folks on TV, and then you're left with nothing," 'Queen Sugar' creator told THR in regards to saying "no" being a privilege.

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Oprah Winfrey (‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ & ‘Queen Sugar’)

In her first wide-ranging podcast interview, the trailblazing legend opens up about her horrific childhood, finding her calling, what made her successful on TV, why her fame causes her to hesitate before taking acting jobs and what she thinks her legacy will be.

Ava DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey “Proud” of ‘Queen Sugar’s’ Female Director Legacy

"I always say if 'Game of Thrones' can have three seasons of all male directors, why can't we have three seasons of all women directors?" said DuVernay.

Showrunners Sound Off: Judd Apatow, Ryan Murphy and Ava DuVernay on Empire-Building, Pigeonholing and Saying No

Twelve star producers — also including Kenya Barris, Noah Hawley, Jenji Kohan, David E. Kelley and David Mandel — open up about writing scripts based on their own lives, how Trump is affecting their shows and getting put into creative boxes. Says DuVernay, "I get the first black everything. Every first black doesn't need a movie."

‘Queen Sugar’ Unveils Season 2 Female Directors, Sets Hulu SVOD Deal

The first season of the Ava DuVernay drama will begin streaming on Hulu April 21.

Critic’s Notebook: In Praise of the New Wave of TV Casting Inclusivity

Shows like 'Queen Sugar,' 'Greenleaf,' 'Underground,' 'Roots,' 'Insecure,' 'Atlanta' and 'Luke Cage' are exposing how much talent is out there.

TV Ratings: Ava DuVernay’s ‘Queen Sugar’ Gets Promising Start on OWN

The back-to-back premiere episodes, which aired Tuesday and Wednesday, averaged 2.4 million viewers.

Oprah Winfrey Declines to Discuss Nate Parker’s Rape Case

The mogul, who was among the first outside a festival to see the Nat Turner slave rebellion pic, told reporters at the red carpet premiere of her OWN series 'Queen Sugar' that it was "not the place" to discuss the controversy.