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Lee Daniels: “I am NOT Tyler Perry”

In a recent lecture to students at Ohio State University, filmmaker Lee Daniels wanted to…

Oprah Winfrey Tapped for Santa Barbara Film Fest Honor

Oprah Winfrey Wins Montecito Award

Following her role in this year’s hit, Lee Daniels’ “The Butler,” Oprah Winfrey will receive…

Where Are the Serious Movies About Non-Suffering Black People?

Where Are The Oscar-Worthy Black Movies With No Suffering?

Hattie McDaniel, the first Black person to win an Oscar, did so for her role…

"42", John Singleton

Can White Filmmakers Create Great Black Movies?

Whenever a Black-themed film comes out, I get the call. And even more stops on…

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Lee Daniels’ The Butler Reaches $100 Million Mark

The independent historical drama — headlining Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey — took in $5.4…

Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker in "The Butler."

Oprah, and Hollywood’s Sassy Black Actress Problem

There is a lot of awards buzz for Oprah Winfrey’s triumphant return to the big…

Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker in "The Butler."

Louis Armstrong Biopic Coming Soon?

Maybe it's the ongoing success of Lee Daniels' The Butler, or perhaps just the start…

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The Butler Wins Box Office

The butler did it. Despite a clutch of new films in theaters this weekend, Lee…

‘The Butler’ Shuffles Through Black History [REVIEW]

Last November the great, underrated actor Harry Lennix (Man of Steel, The Matrix) made Internet…

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Lee Daniels Talks Black History and ‘The Butler’

There was a moment when director Lee Daniels was working on his latest film, Lee…