Maynard Jackson’s Life to Be Portrayed in Movie: Crowdfunding Campaign For ‘Maynard’ Documentary Launched on the Former Atlanta Mayor’s Birthday, March 23rd
Auburn Avenue Films announces the launch of an $800,000 crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.com to raise funds for the making of the theatrical documentary, “MAYNARD.” The launch coincided with the birthday of Atlanta’s first African-American mayor, Maynard Jackson, Jr. The documentary, which will begin pre-production in spring 2015, offers an... Read more
Summer movie preview: ‘Fantastic Four’s’ Michael B. Jordan is living the dream
Michael B. Jordan may be known for his searing portrayal of cop-killed Oscar Grant in “Fruitvale Station” or as troubled athlete Vince Howard on TV’s “Friday Night Lights.” Deep down, though, he’s just a big-time comic book nerd whose passion has now come to living reality with this summer’s... Read more
Terence Blanchard announces new album “Breathless” out May 26
Multiple Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard is set to release his new album Breathless May 26 on Blue Note Records. With his new quintet, The E-Collective, Blanchard journeys into an exciting zone of grooved fusion teeming with funk, R&B and blues colors. The album is a statement piece with the title referencing  “I... Read more
Ben Affleck apologizes for lobbying ‘Finding Your Roots’ to exclude slave-owning ancestor from show
The Arcadian calm of PBS was shattered Tuesday in the wake of leaked Sony emails that revealed Ben Affleck had demanded references to a slave-owning ancestor be excised from a segment on him in the program, “Finding Your Roots.” The System — which has no role in the production... Read more
Showtime to air documentary on Allen Iverson
Showtime plans to debut a documentary on former Philadelphia 76ers great Allen Iverson next month. The film “Iverson” will air on the premium cable channel May 16 after a debut at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. Iverson led the Sixers to the 2001 NBA finals, won four scoring titles,... Read more