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‘The Hate U Give’ AAFCA Podcast with Director George Tillman, Jr. – LISTEN

*In this episode of the AAFCA Podcast, we speak with George Tillman, Jr. producer and director of the film, “The Hate U Give.” Tillman has been writing, directing, and producing stories about the black experience for over 20 years. Tillman’s filmography illustrates his strong sense of family and the black experience. Inspired by such films […]

‘Black Panther,’ ‘Hate U Give,’ ‘Say Her Name’ Among WFCC Winners

*Long before the #MeToo and #TimesUP movement, the WFCC (Women Film Critics Circle) set out to recognize women in film and be a platform for exposing sexual abuse and affronts.  Formed in 2004, the WFCC is the first national film critics organization. It consists of national and international critics and scholars involved in print, online, radio […]

‘The Hate U Give’ – Black Lives Matter’s Big Screen Moment

*“Black Lives Matter” is a phrase that has echoed throughout the speeches and actions of many Black rights leaders and activists. However, the phrase, in this specific arrangement, gained prominent traction as a social media hashtag and a reaction to police brutality, which grew into a movement. Considering the impact of this movement, it was […]

Racism Rears Ugly Head in EUR First Look Trailer for THE HATE U GIVE – Watch

 *20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for THE HATE U GIVE. Directed by George Tillman, Jr. and based on the New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas, the film stars Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, KJ Apa, Algee Smith, Lamar Johnson, Issa Rae, Sabrina Carpenter, with Common and Anthony Mackie. THE […]

New Trailer: Amandla Stenberg in Racially-Charged ‘The Hate U Give’ (Watch)

*The first trailer for “The Hate U Give” has been released by 20th Century Fox, with its storyline involving the unarmed shooting of a black teen a painful reflection of the current social climate. Directed by George Tillman, The Hate U Give follows Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg) who is constantly switching between two worlds: the […]

White Actor Deleted from Black Lives Matter Film ‘The Hate U Give’ over Racist Video (Watch)

[videowaywire video_id=”2D5ADC8B54153373″] *After a video surfaced online of actor Kian Lawley making racially charged jokes, 20th Century Fox has decided to remove him from its upcoming Black Lives Matter-based film “The Hate U Give.” “Hunger Games” actress Amandla Stenberg leads a cast that includes Regina Hall, Common, Issa Rae and Anthony Mackie. Based on the […]

Common to Play Amandla Stenberg’s Uncle in Adaptation of ‘The Hate U Give’

*Common has joined the cast of Fox 2000’s big screen adaptation of Angela Thomas’ Black Lives Matter YA novel “The Hate U Give,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. George Tillman Jr. directs the film, which stars Amandla Stenberg as a 16-year-old girl named Starr who grew up in a poverty-stricken slum but now attends a […]

Regina Hall Cast as Amandla Stenberg’s Mom in ‘The Hate U Give’

*A mom has finally been cast for Amandla Stenberg’s character in the upcoming film “The Hate U Give,” Fox 2000’s adaptation of the Black Lives Matter YA novel of the same name. Angela Thomas’ debut novel folows a 16-year-old girl named Starr who grew up in a poverty-stricken slum, but now attends a suburban prep school. […]