The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

Status:  Optioned Genre:  Drama Director:  Ramin Bahrani Studio(s):  Apple Studios Cast:  Samuel L. Jackson (Ptolemy Grey), Danielle Fishback (Robyn). Details:  Apple TV has landed a six-episode limited series, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, that will star Oscar nominee, Samuel L. Jackson in his first lead TV role. The series is based on a novel by…

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 The Bull Dogger

Release Date:  1921/1922 Silent Black & White Genre:  Western Director:   Richard E. Norman Studio(s):  Norman Film Manufacturing Company Running Time:  50 mins. Cast:  Bill Pickett, Bennie Turpin, Anita Bush, Steve Reynolds Details:  The Bull-Dogger was a feature-length Western starring real-life African American cowboy Bill Pickett. An excerpt from the Exhibitor’s Herald, states “A virile story of…

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Behind The Smile

Status:  Announced Genre:   Biography Director:  TBA Cast:  Raven Goodwin (Hattie McDaniel) Details:  Raven Goodwin (Being Mary Jane, The Clark Sisters), has been cast as Hattie McDaniel in a forthcoming indie biopic, Behind the Smile, Deadline reported January 7, 2021.  Gregory Blair penned the screenplay for the inspiring story, which is being produced by Jami McCoy-Lankford…

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Paper Gods

Status:  Optioned Genre:  Drama Director:  TBA Cast:  Nia Long (Victoria Dobbs) Story:  Paper Gods spotlights the struggles and battles professionally and personally for Atlanta Mayor Victoria Dobb, who will be portrayed by Nia Long in the series. The third novel by ex-political strategist and now Daily Beast editor-at-large Goldie Taylor, Paper Gods peels back the…

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Josephine/The Last Dance

On February 12, 2020, it was reported that the remarkable story of Josephine Baker, one of the most influential female entertainers of the 20th century, will be the subject of Josephine, a limited drama series in development at ABC Signature, with Ruth Negga attached to star as the legendary Jazz Age performer and civil rights…

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The Best Man: Final Chapters

Status:  Announced Genre:   Dramedy Director:  Malcom D. Lee Cast:  Taye Diggs (Harper), Nia Long (Jordan), Morris Chestnut (Lance), Harold Perrineau (Julian), Terrence Howard (Quentin), Sanaa Lathan (Robin), Melissa De Sousa (Shelby), Regina Hall (Candy). Details:  The cast of The Best Man film franchise is reuniting for a limited series that has been ordered at Peacock.  Peacock…

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