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Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020
To separate filmmaker and TV producer Ava DuVernay's trenchant, history-driven projects, including "Selma" and "When They See Us," from her new romantic drama series is to sell short the determined thoughtfulness that shapes all her work.
OWN's intimate, eight-episode "Cherish the Day,"...
Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019
When Michael B. Jordan first met with "Moonlight" writer Tarell Alvin McCraney, the two surprisingly discovered through an emotional conversation that both had more in common than they realized.
McCraney might jokingly attest, but Jordan said during a recent interview that their lengthy...
Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2017
Director Amanda Marsalis--who made her indie feature debut with Echo Park at the L.A. Film Festival in 2014, and is active in commercials via production house Backyard--has made her first foray into TV series with two episodes of Queen Sugar. Marsalis directed episodes 5 and 8...
Monday, Mar. 13, 2017
Oprah Winfrey had long been looking for something that would keep OWN viewers from switching to other channels. The answer to her prayers turned out to be a juicy drama series set in a house of worship.
"Greenleaf," which co-stars Winfrey in a recurring role, premiered last year as the...
Tuesday, Jun. 14, 2016
Oprah Winfrey wanted to deliver a story revolving around one of the biggest institutions in the African-American community: The Black Church.
In her new dramatic series "Greenleaf ," Winfrey believes she's accomplished that goal. The show, which premieres June 21 at 10 p.m. EDT on Winfrey...
Tuesday, Apr. 5, 2016
When Tyler Perry began creating shows for the then-struggling OWN Network four years ago, he'd send the scripts he'd written to Oprah Winfrey for approval - and she'd wince.
"I would say, 'I think that's too much! It's over the top! Oh my God, I can't believe this is happening!'" Winfrey...