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Variety and Dell Technologies to Host Panel With Viola Davis and JuVee Productions at Sundance

Variety, in partnership with Dell Technologies, will host a conversation with the team behind JuVee Productions, Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s production company, during the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. PT. Davis last attended the festival with her film “Troop Zero” in 2019.   Featured in the panel conversation are CEO Davis; Tennon, President, Development and Production; Andrew Wang, Head of Television, Development and Production; and Rob Williams, SVP of […]
Tags: Viola Davis, News, Davis, Sundance film festival, Rob Williams, Julius Tennon, JuVee Productions, Dell Technologies, Variety Streaming Room, Dell Technologies to Host Panel, Tennon President Development and Production, Andrew Wang Head of Television Development


The First Lady: Michelle Pfeiffer Joins Viola Davis in New Showtime Series

The First Lady: Michelle Pfeiffer Joins Viola Davis in New Showtime Series Oscar nominated-actress Michelle Pfeiffer (Dangerous Liaisons) is finally making her TV comeback as she officially signs on for one of the leading roles in Showtime’s upcoming anthology series titled The First Lady. This project marks the acclaimed actress’ first major TV project after three years since starring in HBO’s 2017 television film The Wizard of Lies. In addition, Golden Globe winner Susanne Bier (The Undoin...
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‘The First Lady’: Michelle Pfeiffer Will Play Betty Ford in Showtime Anthology Series

Michelle Pfeiffer will play Betty Ford, First Lady of the United States from 1974 to 1977, in Showtime’s The First Lady. The anthology series is described as “a revelatory reframing of American leadership, told through the lens of the women at the heart of the White House,” with season one focusing on Michelle Obama, Betty Ford, and Eleanor Roosevelt. Viola Davis is executive producing the show and will also appear as Michelle Obama, while The Undoing director Susanne Bier will helm the series....
Tags: Television, Viola Davis, Movies, Casting, Washington, White House, America, United States, Showtime, Michelle Obama, True Story, Eleanor Roosevelt, Michelle, Gerald Ford, Susanne, Susanne Bier


Ma Rainey robbed of complexity on a ‘Negro’ path leading nowhere

The life of blues pioneer Gertrude ‘Ma’ Rainey and her song Black Bottom have been turned into a film. Bongani Madondo laments its anticlimax The post Ma Rainey robbed of complexity on a ‘Negro’ path leading nowhere appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Music, Viola Davis, Movies, Films, Theatre, Netflix, Adaptation, Blues, Friday, Authenticity, Angela Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey, August Wilson, Rainey, George C Wolfe


This Year’s Gotham Awards Spread the Love: ‘Nomadland’, ‘One Night in Miami,’ ‘Sound of Metal’ & More Win Awards

Awards season is unfolding a little later than usual this year thanks to the coronavirus pandemic shifting the windows for qualifying films into early 2021. That’s why movies like Nomadland and Minari, which you’ve seen pop up on various lists naming the Top 10 Films of 2020, aren’t getting wide theatrical releases until February. But the 30th Gotham Awards winners have just been announced, kicking off a season of accolades for the best films from last year. Who walked away with the big prizes?...
Tags: Viola Davis, Movies, Time, Awards, Gotham, Chicago, Miami, Steve McQueen, Jeffrey Wright, Chadwick Boseman, Indiewire, Ma Rainey, Jesse Plemons, Jessie Buckley, Riz Ahmed, Fourteen


‘How To Get Away With Murder,’ ‘The Chi’ Actor Behzad Dabu Signs With A3 Artists Agency

A3 Artists Agency will represent actor Behzad Dabu. Dabu appeared as Simon Drake on How To Get Away with Murder. In the ABC series, Dabu’s character can be seen clashing with the group of interns studying under Viola Davis’ Annalise Keating. He also appeared in five episodes of Lena Waithe’s Showtime series, The Chi. Dabu played Amir. His additional credits include The Lion Guard, Dealbreakers, The Good Place and Chicago P.D. Dabu continues to be managed by Artists First.
Tags: Viola Davis, Film, Abc, Life, Chicago, Showtime, Annalise Keating, Lena Waithe, Dabu, Simon Drake, Behzad Dabu Signs With A3 Artists Agency, Behzad Dabu Dabu, Chi Dabu


'The most honest person I ever met': Chadwick Boseman's widow pays tribute at Gotham film awards

Simone Ledward accepts honour on behalf of her late husband as Riz Ahmed and Nicole Beharie pick up best actor and best actress awardsThe first significant awards event of the current film cycle spread its net wide, but the main attention of the 2021 Gotham awards, designed to reward independent film-makers, was focused on a tearful speech given by Simone Ledward as she accepted an award on behalf of her late husband Chadwick Boseman. Related: ‘Chadwick will be remembered as a hero’: Denzel Wa...
Tags: Television, Viola Davis, Film, Film Industry, Gotham, Culture, Awards and prizes, Television & radio, Denzel Washington, Chadwick Boseman, Chadwick, Riz Ahmed, Nicole Beharie, I may destroy you, Simone Ledward, Ma Rainey 's Black Bottom Continue


‘Malcolm & Marie’ Trailer: Zendaya and John David Washington Are Lovers

“This is not a love story, this is the story of love,” the trailer for Malcolm & Marie declares in text as stark as the black-and-white aesthetic of the Zendaya and John David Washington-starring film. Directed by Sam Levinson (Assassination Nation, Euphoria), Malcolm & Marie is a black and white romantic drama that stars Zendaya and Washington as two lovers who reach an impasse. Watch the Malcolm & Marie trailer below. Malcolm and Marie Trailer Zendaya reunites with Euphoria creator Sa...
Tags: Hollywood, Viola Davis, Movies, Romance, Drama, Washington, Netflix, Movie Trailers, Zendaya, Levinson, Ma Rainey, Marie, Malcolm, Sam Levinson, Vanessa Kirby, John David Washington


2021 Predictions: What Psychic Nikki Sees For Us In The Coming Year: A Slow Transition Back To Normal

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2021 Predictions: What Psychic Nikki Sees For Us In The Coming Year: A Slow Transition Back To Normal

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Viola Davis Talks Working With Chadwick Boseman On Netflix's Ma Rainey, Revealing Her Nickname For Him

Viola Davis shares more about her sweet connection with the late Black Panther star.
Tags: Viola Davis, Religion, Netflix, Chadwick Boseman


‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Featurette: Bringing August Wilson’s Play From the Stage to Screen

August Wilson‘s words are revered as poetry, his plays taught in classrooms. So it’s no wonder that director George C. Wolfe and producer Denzel Washington wanted to put special care in bringing Wilson’s stage play, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, to the screen. In a new featurette, Wolfe, Washington, and the rest of the cast of Netflix’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom delve into Wilson’s “crackling” dialogue and lyrical writing, and how they set about adapting it for the screen. Check out the video below....
Tags: Viola Davis, Movies, Drama, Washington, Chicago, Netflix, Stage, Davis, Shakespeare, Wilson, Denzel Washington, Video Clips, Chadwick Boseman, Ma, Wolfe, Ma Rainey


Meet the August Wilson Expert Who Wrote ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ for the Screen

Audiences won’t see Ruben Santiago-Hudson on screen in the new Netflix adaptation of “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” but theater fans can rest assured that the writer-actor-director — one of the foremost interpreters of playwright August Wilson’s work — had a major hand in shifting the story from the stage to the screen. He penned the […]
Tags: Viola Davis, News, Podcasts, Netflix, Ruben Santiago Hudson, Ma Rainey, August Wilson, Stagecraft, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom


Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman have brought history to life

Peniel E. Joseph writes that "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" is a celebration of blues that showcases art as an expression of dignity during Jim Crow segregation.
Tags: Viola Davis, Cnn, Jim Crow, Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey, Peniel E Joseph


Why ‘Ma Rainey’s’ Creative Team Used Horsehair to Reflect Authentic Black Hairstyles of the 1920s

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” hair department head Mia Neal had never worked with horsehair before until she needed to create wigs for the new Netflix film starring Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman. Few photographs existed of the real Ma Rainey, known as the “Mother of the Blues,” but costume designer Ann Roth pointed to reading […]
Tags: Viola Davis, News, Netflix, Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey, Ann Roth, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Mia Cherry, Mia Neal


How to watch Chadwick Boseman's final role in 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' on Netflix

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. David Lee/Netflix "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" debuted on Netflix on December 18 after a short run in theaters.The film features Chadwick Boseman's final performance; the actor, best known for his role in "Black Panther," died of colon cancer on August 28."Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" also stars Oscar winner Viola Davis in the titular role, with Denzel Washington producing.Netflix starts at $9 per month...
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‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Featurettes Put the Spotlight on Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is on Netflix today, and the streamer is wasting no time hyping up the lead performances by Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman. In two Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom featurettes, Davis and Boseman are given the spotlight, with footage of the two of them behind-the-scenes shared alongside interviews with their co-stars praising them to high heaven. Watch the Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom featurettes below. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Featurettes Chadwick Boseman was “a man among...
Tags: Behind the Scenes Footage, Netflix, Stage, Video Clips, Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Viola Davis


Viola Davis shares workout photo after shedding 'Ma Rainey' weight

The 55-year-old actress shared a look at one of her workouts that she said helped get her back in shape after gaining weight to play the...
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Viola Davis talks 'healing' music Chadwick Boseman played making 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom'

The creators and stars of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" remember the late Chadwick Boseman, who plays Levee in the adaptation of August Wilson's play.          [Author: USA TODAY]
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Viola Davis sings the blues and demands her worth in Netflix's 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom'

Ma Rainey, the real life blues singer played by Viola Davis, demands her due as she sings the blues in Netflix's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom."         [Author: USA TODAY]
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'Chadwick Boseman: A Man Among Men' Promo Trailer from Netflix

"I'm happy that I got to be a part of sharing his genius with the world." Netflix has released a featurette for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, a 1920s blues movie from filmmaker George C. Wolfe (Nights in Rodanthe, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks). The film debuts on Netflix today - and this final trailer is in memory of the talented Chadwick Boseman, who passed away this year. It's his final film and final performance. Tensions rise when the trailblazing Mother of the Blues and her band gat...
Tags: Viola Davis, Movies, Trailer, Chicago, Netflix, Wilson, Chadwick Boseman, Indies, Ma Rainey, Chadwick, George C Wolfe, Rodanthe, Boseman, To Watch, Mother of the Blues


Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Cast: Where You've Seen Them Before

Here's where you recognized the starry cast of Netflix's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, starring Viola Davis and the late Chadwick Boseman.
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Viola Davis opens up about working on breakthrough Black movie Ma Rainey

Viola Davis's 'Ma Rainey' comes to Netflix on Friday shedding light on systemic racism
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Viola Davis admits breaking down when 'Ma Rainey' costar Chadwick Boseman died, but doesn't view his life tragically: 'He was always...

Viola Davis, Colman Domingo and the cast of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" pay tribute to late co-star Chadwick Boseman. "He left it all on...
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What to stream this weekend: Netflix's 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom,' disaster movie 'Greenland'

New films out on streaming this weekend: Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman in Netflix's 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom,' Gerard Butler in 'Greenland.'          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Viola Davis, Religion, Netflix, Greenland, Usa Today, Gerard Butler, Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey


‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Review: All the Blues That’s Fit to Sing

Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman star in a potent adaptation of August Wilson’s play
Tags: Viola Davis, Wilson, Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey


Viola Davis sings the blues and demands her worth in Netflix's 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom'

Ma Rainey, the real life blues singer played by Viola Davis, demands her due as she sings the blues in Netflix's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom."          [Author: USA TODAY]
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Viola Davis opens up about 'healing' music Chadwick Boseman played making 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom'

The creators and stars of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" remember the late Chadwick Boseman, who plays Levee in the adaptation of August Wilson's play.          [Author: USA TODAY]
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Viola Davis: 'In my world, there are a lot of Ma Raineys'

Viola Davis on her new movie with Chadwick Boseman and how black women are represented on screen.
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