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Mo’Nique Urges LGBT Love and Support in Open Letter to Black America

*Mo’Nique‘s love for the LGBT community is a personal thing that runs deep. And while her headline grabbing claims of allegedly being “blackballed” by Hollywood may have overshadowed that love, Mo’Nique brings it all back via an open letter she penned to Black America on regarding love and support for the LGBT community. The […]

Mo’Nique, Isaiah Washington Bring ‘Blackbird’ to the Big Screen

*Years after winning a best supporting actress Oscar for her work in “Precious,” Mo’Nique is returning to the big screen. The actress will star along with Isaiah Washington in “Blackbird,” a new urban coming of age drama from Urban Movie Channel (UMC), an RLJ Entertainment brand. The Patrik-Ian Polk-directed project centers around 17-year-old Randy (Julian […]

UMC Acquires ‘Blackbird’ Starring Mo’Nique and Isaiah Washington

*Los Angeles, CA.   Urban Movie Channel, (UMC) and RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, created by Robert L. Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET) and Chairman of RLJ Entertainment today announced the April 24, 2015, U.S. theatrical release of the urban coming-of-age film “Blackbird.”  “Blackbird” is based on the novel by the same name by Larry […]

Urban Movie Channel Nabs Mo’Nique, Isaiah Washington Film ‘Blackbird’ (Trailer)

*Robert L. Johnson’s Urban Movie Channel has acquired U.S. rights to the coming-of-age film “Blackbird,” starring Mo’Nique and Isaiah Washington, reports Variety. “Blackbird” is Mo’Nique’s first movie since 2009’s “Precious,” for which she won the Oscar for best supporting actress. “Isaiah sent me the script and told me that I had to do [it],” she told Variety. […]

Will Smith Football Drama ‘Concussion’ Set for Christmas Day Release

*After a brief hiatus from acting, Will Smith is about to return to the big screen with two films set for release this year. Up first is “Focus,” which arrives in theaters Feb. 27, followed by “Concussion.” According to Shadow and Act, the Sony Pictures NFL drama/thriller is based on the GQ article “Game Brain.” The […]