Bahamian female filmmaker makes US TV directorial debut

For the first time in history, a Bahamian filmmaker directed an episode of an international mainstream television show. Maria Govan directed the fourth episode in season three of Oprah Winfrey Network’s (OWN)  television drama Queen Sugar. Hand-selected by award winning filmmaker and show creator Ava DuVernay, Govan has accomplished what most independent filmmakers aspire to. […]

Netflix ‘On My Block’ hits race, poverty with teen humor

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Netflix’s new teen dramedy, “On My Block,” attempts to tackle race and poverty with John Hughes 1980s-style humor. Set in a fictional working-class Latino and black Southern California neighborhood, teens work through typical issues of love and acceptance despite gang violence and constant police presence. Co-creator Eddie Gonzalez says the show […]

Lyor Cohen says hip-hop should dominate at upcoming Grammys

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Music executive Lyor Cohen says hip-hop should dominate the top categories at the upcoming Grammys. Cohen spoke with The Associated Press on Thursday about the Recording Academy giving rap a “deserving” chance. Both Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar are nominated for album and record of the year. Jay-Z, […]