Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina

Status:  In Development Release Date: TBA Genre: Biography Studio(s):  New Line, Offspring Entertainment Director:  Nzingha Stewart Cast:  TBA Details: Biopic about Misty Copeland, the first African American woman to be promoted to principal dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. The screenplay is based on Copeland’s bestselling novel which chronicles her humble beginnings in San…

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A Taste of Power

Status:  Script Release Date: TBA Genre:  Biography Studio(s):  Unburdened Entertainment, SB Projects Director:  Chinonye Chukwu Cast: TBA Details:  Filmmaker Chinonye Chukwu will direct the upcoming film adaptation of Elaine Brown’s memoir, A Taste of Power: A Black Woman’s Story.  Elaine Brown is the first and only female leader of the Black Panther party from 1974…

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Cleopatra Jones Reboot

Status:  Optioned Release Date:  TBA Genre:  Drama Rating:  Unknown Director:  TBA Studio(s):   Warner Brothers Running time:  Unknown Cast:  TBA Story:   Warner Bros is reviving Cleopatra Jones, the 1973 blaxploitation female empowerment film that starred Tamara Dobson as the undercover government agent who used the day job of supermodel as her cover and an excuse to…

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Angela Davis Biopic

ANGELA DAVIS BIOPIC #1 (Status:  Announced) According to Deadline in May 2016, an unauthorized Angela Davis Biopic By ‘Shameless’ Scribe LaToya Morgan was acquired by The Firm.  The untitled script will be produced by The Firm’s film division president Robbie Brenner along with Jeff Kwatinetz and Kevin McKeon.  Angela Davis, accused of conspiracy in the…

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All This Love:  The DeBarge Story

(Status: Announced) ​As of 5/2/17, a biopic about the DeBarge family is in the works. TV One is prepping the project, titled All This Love: The DeBarge Family Story.  Set to air Fall 2018, the film will focus on the story the DeBarge family, one of the most popular family groups in American music history,…

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Oscar Micheaux: Negro Pioneer

(Status:  Script:  6/30/17) Tyler Perry is set to Play Pioneering Filmmaker Oscar Micheaux in HBO Biopic.  Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are shepherding the project for Sony Pictures TV through their Storyline Entertainment banner. Perry will executive produce along with Zadan and Meron but does not plan to direct.  The script will be based on…

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