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James Cromwell, Bruce Dern, Naturi Naughton, Harry Lennix, Kat Graham, Join Cast of Mark Amin’s EMPEROR

TV News Desk Jun. 20, 2018 EMPEROR is inspired by the true story of Shields Green (Okeniyi), who in 1859 escaped from a plantation and made a daring journey north where he met Frederick Douglass and John Brown (Cromwell). With the opportunity to continue to freedom in Canada, Green instead chose…

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James Cromwell, Bruce Dern & More Join Civil War-Era Drama ‘Emperor’

by Amanda N’Duka June 20, 2018 10:57am EXCLUSIVE: Oscar nominees James Cromwell and Bruce Dern have signed on for Emperor, joining previously announced star Dayo Okeniyi in the Civil War-abolitionist film directed by former Lionsgate exec Mark Amin. Paul Scheer, Harry Lennix, Naturi Naughton, Mykelti Williamson, Ben Robson, Keean Johnson, and Kat Graham are also attached to co-star…

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‘The Hunger Games’ Actor Dayo Okeniyi To Star In Historical Drama ‘Emperor’

by Amanda N’Duka EXCLUSIVE: Dayo Okeniyi, best known for his role in The Hunger Games as well as NBC’s Shades of Blue, has been tapped as the lead in Emperor, a Civil War-era historical drama from Sobini Films. Former Lionsgate exec and Sobini founder Mark Amin is directing the pic. Written by Amin and Pat Charles, the screenplay is…

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‘Hunger Games’ actor seen in Savannah. Lots of extras needed for his new big movie

BY LISA WILSON lwilson@islandpacket.com June 13, 2018 03:47 PM Updated June 13, 2018 03:55 PM Actor Dayo Okeniyi, who portrayed Thresh in “The Hunger Games,” is in Savannah filming a new drama, according to posts on his Instagram page. Okeniyi has been cast as the star of “Emperor,” a Civil War-era movie…

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MARSHALL wins 2018 Silver Gavel Award

BY JAMIE HWANG The ABA announced winners of the 2018 Silver Gavel Awards for Media and the Arts, which recognize outstanding efforts to foster the public’s understanding of law through media. From 19 finalists, the Standing Committee on Gavel Awards selected six pieces of media for Silver Gavels with four others receiving honorable…

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Vin Diesel Flexing Action Comedy ‘Muscle’ At STXfilms With Reginald Hudlin

by Anita Busch Fast and Furious franchise star Vin Diesel will star in STX’s new action-comedy Muscle which will be produced by the actor and Samantha Vincent through their One Race Films. Also producing will be Reginald Hudlin and Byron Phillips who brought the project to STX which is looking to make the IP into a franchise. The storyline for…

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Will Shuri Be In ‘Avengers 4’? ‘Black Panther’ Fans Would Love To See Her Take Charge

By Ani Bundel Avengers: Infinity War didn’t end the way anyone expected it to. It was like an old-school Shakespearean tragedy broke out in the middle of our fun candy-colored Marvel film. The losses at the end of the film were stunning and called into question everything fans had assumed about Phase…

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REGINALD HUDLIN AT UCLA

Reginald Hudlin, MARSHALL and BLACK PANTHER costume designer Ruth Carter, and novelist Tananarive Due after a panel discussion of BLACK PANTHER and Afro Futurism at UCLA. Here’s the video of Reginald’s guest appearance at Ms. Due’s class at UCLA. The sound is a little rugged at the start but it’s…

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THE HUDLIN LEGACY IS CELEBRATED!

Richard Hudlin was the brother of Reginald Hudlin’s grandfather Edward Hudlin. Richard was the coach and mentor to legendary tennis players Arthur Ashe and Althea Gibson. Richard Hudlin also has a set of tennis courts named after him in the city of St. Louis.

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