Friday, Jul. 22, 2022

Editor Nena Erb, ACE earned her third career Emmy nomination last week; it was for the “Choice, Okay?!” episode of Insecure (HBO) directed by Kevin Bray. This marks her second such nod for Insecure in the Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series category,...

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021

Television fare that reflects the nation's increasing racial and ethnic diversity is finding favor with industry gatekeepers and viewers, according to a study of the 2019-20 TV season released Tuesday.

Despite the pandemic that stymied Hollywood production, there were varying measures of...

Friday, Apr. 16, 2021

Issa Rae remembers what life was like when she was starting out in Hollywood: no money, and just hoping for a chance to be discovered.

"It was about 'I just want the exposure. I need the right person to see me and see my work' and I feel like I can deliver from there," she said. "And then...

Friday, Oct. 16, 2020

With this season’s The Road To Emmy series now squarely in our rearview mirror, this issue of SHOOT takes a look back at a TV awards season like no other during the unprecedented times of a pandemic and society’s reckoning with racial injustice. 

Our feature story includes...

Wednesday, May. 20, 2020

"The Lovebirds" stars Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani are two of the most exciting voices working in film and television today, as actors, writers and creators. Rae's "Insecure" and Nanjiani's "The Big Sick" are both vibrant, stimulating and fresh and rooted deeply in the diversity of their own...

Friday, Apr. 24, 2020

Jay Ellis' popularity thanks to his role as Lawrence on "Insecure" is still going strong as the show marks its fourth season: Check social media on Sunday nights, when the HBO comedy airs, and there's a good chance you'll see #LawrenceHive trending. 

Although "Insecure's" star and creator...

Thursday, Apr. 9, 2020

The HBO hit "Insecure" typically airs during the summer, but series creator Issa Rae has been moving like the Energizer Bunny with a schedule so booked and busy, the show's return had to be delayed.

But for good reason.

She filmed two movies ("The Photograph," "The Lovebirds"). She...

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020

This Valentine's Day, there's certain to be the usual flood of candy and flowers. But at your local movie theater, there's something increasingly rare: A soulful and adult romantic drama in "The Photograph."

Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield star as tentative, would-be lovers in modern-day...

Friday, Aug. 16, 2019

Robin Thede knew plenty of talented African-American female comedians, but only a few were getting hired on popular TV comedy shows such as "Saturday Night Live" and "Mad TV."

So, Thede decided to create her own show featuring some of the industry's funniest black women. The comic-writer-...

Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2019

Actor Will Smith, NASA, Fortnite and Disney are among the 2019 Webby Award winners for internet excellence.

The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences announced the winners Tuesday.

Smith’s The Jump won a Webby for events and live stream video while Disney was chosen...

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