Women have been dominating in the year 2020 in all aspects like music with artists like Chloe x Halle setting the bar high in the creation of visuals, music, and fashion or Megan the Stallion charting the tops, collaborating with Fashion Nova and Mortal Kombat while entering 2021 with Grammy nominations. The media has brought new faces to the film/ TV industry in the forefront directing, producing, and writing new award-winning content. Women continue to thrive with projects, deals, and collaboration coming in 2021 such as Disney plus announcing there will be a series on the streaming platform for their newest Disney characters of Princess Tiana and Moana.
Tracee Ellis Ross is a prominent figure in Hollywood who has stepped out of the shadow of her mother, Diana Ross, and her family building her own successful name. The black-ish star was the creator and inspiration for the spin-off “mixed-ish” where the character Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in the 80s in a mixed-race family. Tracee Ellis Ross announces via social media a new collab with an all-black cast starring Sanaa Lathan, Alfre Woodard, Regina King, and herself of a remake of Golden girls. This sitcom is coming to a much smaller screen. It will be hosted by Lena Waithe in partnership with Zoom. It was free for viewers who registered for this one-night showing in advance. The remake’s collaboration also spotlights and supports the organization’s color of change. Tracee Ellis will star as Rose, Alfre Woodard will star as Sophia, Regina King as Dorothy, and Sanaa Lathan as Blanche. The episode was directed by Gina Prince-by the wood.
Regina King makes her directing debut at the Venice film festival. This makes Miss king project “One night in Miami”,” the first film directed by an African American woman in the festival’s 87-year history.
Witha big accomplishment on her shoulders, Regina King stated “It’s interesting because how this film performs will open doors or maybe close doors for more black female directors … that’s how things seem to work,”
“One night in Miami” is about the depiction of a fictional account of the time Muhammad Ali, Sam Cooke, Malcolm X, and Jim Brown gathered for one evening in 1964.
“I am so grateful for our film to be a part of the festival but I really, really want it to perform well… if ‘One Night in Miami’ gets it done here, you’ll get to see a lot more of us.”
The game seasons 1-3 has made a return to Netflix as apart of the monthly releases of popular black sitcoms and movies. It has been announced via ViacomCBS that there is a plan to rebrand CBS all access to Paramount +. With the rebrand, the Game can stream on this platform with new episodes and a return of the series. There is no word whether the original creator, Mara Brock Akil will be involved or the original characters but it has been announced of a plan to reboot the show. Mara Brock Akil has also signed a Netflix deal and there’s no word on the new content coming from the creator either. The game originally aired between 2006-2009 on The CW and then 2011-2015 on BET
After Teyana Taylor shocked the internet with a potential retirement from music, she then announced on her birthday that she is collaborating with PLT ( Pretty Little Thing) being a creative director. Her Instagram caption of the announcement said “I am proud to announce that I have officially been named CREATIVE DIRECTOR of @prettylittlething 😩😆😆 We’re going to be collaborating on some amazing projects together and I cannot wait to get started! What a way to bring some positive vibes & more…”
One door closed and a potential one is soon to be opened with a Netflix role. The Legendary singer, Dionne Warwick has been using Twitter a lot recently interacting with fans letting them know these tweets are coming directly from her and no one else. She has brought insight to her fans questioning things like why does chance call him chance the rapper, questioning the spelling of the weekend and so much more. People have mentioned to Dionne Warwick about a Biopic of her career and who would play her. She said “this is a case for Netflix, please don’t ask me who I would fast to play me as it would obviously be @teyanataylor. Netflix’s official Twitter quoted the tweet and said “taking notes” were Dionne Warwick replies and said, “I’ll call ya”. Amid this engagement, Teyana Taylor responded with crying emojis on Twitter but screenshots the interaction and posted on Instagram with the caption “When the LEGENDARY @therealdionnew had this moment w/ @netflix & they started jotting notes in their palm pilots…I was looking at them likeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee”
P.S. One thing about them doors…..They open 🙏🏾