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Reginald Hudlin Joins C Street’s Board of Advisors

C Street Advisory Group | C Street, a strategic advisory firm helping CEOs meet the moment, today announced the appointment of Reginald Hudlin to its Board of Advisors.

Reginald Hudlin is an accomplished entertainment executive and Oscar and Emmy-nominated producer and director. He is the second African American to produce the Oscars, the first African American to produce the Emmys, and a ten-time producer of the NAACP Image Awards. 

In his venerable career, Reginald has directed popular feature films, including House Party, Boomerang, Marshall, The Black Godfather, and Safety and produced Django Unchained, as well as television shows like Phat Tuesday, Friday Night Vibes with Tiffany Haddish, the Boondocks, and the Black Panther animated series. 

Reginald is a co-owner of Milestone Media, which develops multi-ethnic superhero properties in partnership with Warner Media. Milestone is currently publishing five different comic series and developing live-action and animated feature films and television series. As a comic book writer, Reginald has created award-winning runs on The Black Panther and Spider-Man

Reginald served as Black Entertainment Television’s first President of Entertainment from 2005-2009, shepherding some of the network’s biggest hits, including Sunday Best and The BET Hip Hop Awards. He built BET’s profitable home entertainment division and revamped its news division, which went on to win more than a dozen awards during his tenure.

“Over the course of his legendary career, Reggie has brought Black American stories to screens across the world,” said C Street Founder and CEO Jon Henes. “When Reggie spoke to our team about his work at one of our meetings during Black History Month, he left us feeling incredibly inspired by his passion for showcasing the Black experience through authentic, multifaceted, and relatable characters. We’re honored to welcome him to our Board of Advisors as C Street continues advancing DEI in Corporate America.” 

Reginald serves on the Executive Board of the School of Theater, Film, and Television at UCLA. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America, the Writers Guild of America, and the Screen Actors Guild. He has served on the Board of Governors for the Motion Picture Academy and been a Vice President of the Producers Guild. Reginald graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a B.A. in Visual and Environmental Studies. 

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Blood Syndicate Season One #1 Preview: Because U Demanded It

Jude Terror | Bleeding Cool

Blood Syndicate returns thanks to alleged popular demand in this preview of Blood Syndicate Season One #1. Is it everything you hoped it would be? It better be, you ungrateful pricks! Jeeze! Comic book readers are never satisfied! Check out the preview below.

You asked, and we delivered…the Blood Syndicate is back! Wise Son and Tech-9 have returned from their military tours in Afghanistan—and life in Dakota City could not be more different. While Icon and Rocket have been busy cleaning up the streets, Bang Babies have been forming rival gang factions. With Holocaust’s influence—and super-powered army—growing, who will look out for the people of Paris Island when the capes aren’t watching? What secrets do Wise and Tech hide from their time overseas? As the struggle for power on the chaotic streets spills into war…who will emerge victorious as the new kingpin of Paris Island? Original Blood Syndicate series artist ChrisCross teams up with rising-star writer Geoffrey Thorne in this reimagining of the fan-favorite Milestone series, which blows open the next wild chapter in the Milestone Universe!
In Shops: 5/10/2022
SRP: $3.99

Cover image for 0322DC062 Blood Syndicate Season One #1 Dexter Soy Cover, by (W) Geoffrey Thorne (A) ChrisCross, Juan Castro (CA) Dexter Soy, in stores Tuesday, May 10, 2022 from DC Comics
Cover image for 0322DC063 Blood Syndicate Season One #1 ChrisCross Cover, by (W) Geoffrey Thorne (A) ChrisCross, Juan Castro (CA) ChrisCross, in stores Tuesday, May 10, 2022 from DC Comics
Cover image for 0322DC064 Blood Syndicate Season One #1 Nikolah Draper-Ivey Cover, by (W) Geoffrey Thorne (A) ChrisCross, Juan Castro (CA) Nikolah Draper-Ivey, in stores Tuesday, May 10, 2022 from DC Comics
Interior preview page from 0322DC062 Blood Syndicate Season One #1 Dexter Soy Cover, by (W) Geoffrey Thorne (A) ChrisCross, Juan Castro (CA) Dexter Soy, in stores Tuesday, May 10, 2022 from DC Comics
Interior preview page from 0322DC062 Blood Syndicate Season One #1 Dexter Soy Cover, by (W) Geoffrey Thorne (A) ChrisCross, Juan Castro (CA) Dexter Soy, in stores Tuesday, May 10, 2022 from DC Comics
Interior preview page from 0322DC062 Blood Syndicate Season One #1 Dexter Soy Cover, by (W) Geoffrey Thorne (A) ChrisCross, Juan Castro (CA) Dexter Soy, in stores Tuesday, May 10, 2022 from DC Comics
Interior preview page from 0322DC062 Blood Syndicate Season One #1 Dexter Soy Cover, by (W) Geoffrey Thorne (A) ChrisCross, Juan Castro (CA) Dexter Soy, in stores Tuesday, May 10, 2022 from DC Comics
Interior preview page from 0322DC062 Blood Syndicate Season One #1 Dexter Soy Cover, by (W) Geoffrey Thorne (A) ChrisCross, Juan Castro (CA) Dexter Soy, in stores Tuesday, May 10, 2022 from DC Comics

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The Emmys Are Better Than the Oscars, But Here’s How to Bring Back the Fans: Tap Into ‘Law & Order’ and Comic-Con

By Michael Schneider | Variety
Eric Liebowitz/NBC

One of the biggest head-scratchers about the Will Smith Oscar-night slap fiasco is why the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ powers that be keep hiring new executive producers for the telecast every year. In a misguided hope that they’ll stumble across someone who will actually hit ratings gold, they repeatedly tap big-name movie producers. And the show winds up with producers not skilled in the art of live TV.

I can almost guarantee that the Oscars would have handled the Slap better had a seasoned TV awards show producer been in charge. (Thank goodness for veteran director Glenn Weiss, but he didn’t call the final shots.) And while AMPAS tears up its Oscars playbook every year, ABC has limited say in bringing on an experienced producer who could at least steady the ship.

The Emmys telecast airs on a different network every year in a four-network wheel, but there has been far more stability in its show producers lately. For the past four years, Done + Dusted has had the honors, with Reginald Hudlin also on board for the most recent two. There’s no guarantee D+D or Hudlin will return this year (no decision has been made as of press time), but at least the Television Academy has allowed the same Emmys producers to find their groove for several years. It takes time to figure out the rhythm of producing an awards show, and the Emmys found it.

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