‘The Incredible Jessica James’ Trailer: Jessica Williams Dances Her Way Through Netflix’s Rom-Com — Watch

Netflix has released the teaser trailer for “The Incredible Jessica James,” a romantic comedy that seems to have delighted nearly everyone who saw it at Sundance this year. The film is being touted as a breakout for former “Daily Show” correspondent Jessica Williams, who plays the title character. Watch the teaser below. READ MORE: ‘The... Continue Reading →

‘Power’: When Starz Began Targeting African-American Viewers, It Paid Off With More Ratings and Subscribers

“Power,” which returns for a fourth season this Sunday, continues to be perhaps the most-watched TV series that the industry still isn’t talking about. But they should be. Last year, the Starz drama was the second-most watched series on premium cable (behind “Game of Thrones”), according to the network’s data – which cumed more than... Continue Reading →

‘Black America Again,’ starring Common and directed by Bradford Young, wins LAFF Best Short Documentary

Thursday, the Los Angeles Film Festival announced its winners. Respective of Shadow & Act's interests, we're noting that the award for Best Short Documentary went to Black America Again, directed by cinematographer extraordinaire Bradford Young and produced by Ava DuVernay. Young and DuVernay worked together on Selma.  In Young's directorial debut, Common stars in the short... Continue Reading →

Trailer Premiere: ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ Season 4

The highly-anticipated Season 4 return of STARZ Original comedy series “Survivor’s Remorse” is set for Sunday, August 20th at 10PM ET/PT. The upcoming season will include ten half-hour episodes and include guest stars: Isaiah Washington, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Neal McDonough and DJ Khaled to name a few. “Survivor’s Remorse” Season 3 averaged 3.0M viewers per episode... Continue Reading →

The Line Between Speech and Censorship at Bookstores

How do booksellers, particularly small independent stores, respond to books that not only challenge their ability to host an event but likely offend their own political or moral principles? At a BookExpo panel entitled “Selling Controversial Books,” a group of independent booksellers offered differing views on dealing with inflammatory books and their authors. The discussion,... Continue Reading →

Summer Book Pics: Fly Me

Fly Me Daniel Riley. Little, Brown, $27 (400p) ISBN 978-0-316-36213-9 PURCHASE  Flying the friendly skies in the 1970s was definitely an adventure, what with all those skyjackings, as Riley demonstrates in his first novel. Suzy Whitman is a stew working out of Sela del Mar, a coastal community near L.A. The year is 1972, and... Continue Reading →

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