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Spike Lee and Gersh’s HBCU Program Partners With Ralph Lauren to Dress Students for Success

As a director known for his sartorial flare, it’s only fitting that Spike Lee’s fellowship program would also ensure his participants are dressed for success. The Spike Fellows, a partnership with the filmmaker’s agency Gersh, has linked up with Ralph Lauren for an innovative initiative that will see the iconic American label providing a chic […]

Denzel Washington, Spike Lee Reteam for Adaptation of Akira Kurosawa’s ‘High and Low’

Denzel Washington and Spike Lee are reuniting for High and Low, a thriller that has landed at Apple Original Films. The feature is a partnership between Apple and A24, with the latter to release the High and Low theatrically before a global launch on Apple TV+. Written by Alan Fox and Lee, the project is […]

Oscar Nominated Cinematographer Matthew Libatique to Receive AFI’s Franklin Schaffner Honor

The American Film Institute has its sights set on Matthew Libatique. The Oscar nominated cinematographer, who graduated from the institution in 1992, has been tapped to receive AFI’s Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal. It will be presented during the AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to Nicole Kidman at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on […]

Andre Braugher, ‘Homicide: Life on the Street’ and ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Star, Dies at 61

Andre Braugher, the dynamic actor known for his outstanding work on such shows as Homicide: Life on the Street and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, has died. He was 61. Braugher died Monday after a brief illness, his longtime rep Jennifer Allen told The Hollywood Reporter. The cause of death turned out to be lung cancer. Braugher starred as […]

Ellen Holly, Pioneering Black Actress on ‘One Life to Live,’ Dies at 92

Ellen Holly, whose long-running turn as Carla on ABC’s One Life to Live made her the first Black actress to gain stardom on a daytime soap opera, has died. She was 92.   Holly died in her sleep Wednesday at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, publicist Cheryl L. Duncan announced. A member of The Actors Studio […]

Spike Lee on Jann Wenner ‘Masters’ Controversy: “Emblematic of How Often Black People Are Overlooked for Their Genius”

Spike Lee is among those upset about Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner’s recent controversial choice to leave women and Black musicians out of his new book The Masters. During a wide-ranging interview with Lee at the 2023 New Yorker Festival on Saturday, New Yorker editor David Remnick recalled how a few weeks ago the pair […]

Spike Lee Remembers 9/11 at the Toronto Film Festival: “The World Has Changed Since That Day”

Proud New Yorker Spike Lee took time to address the 22nd anniversary of Sept. 11 during a keynote talk at the Toronto Film Festival on Monday. Specifically, Lee recalled he was in Los Angeles on that Tuesday in 2001 and was scrambling to get back to his hometown in crisis to be with his family. […]

Colman Domingo to Receive Toronto Film Festival Award

Colman Domingo is set to receive a TIFF Tribute Award as the actor has two of his latest movies at the Toronto Film Festival. Domingo will be feted at the TIFF Tribute Awards gala on Sept. 10. Toronto has booked an international premiere for Netflix’s Rustin, where Domingo and director George C. Wolfe bring Bayard […]

Talking Heads Concert Pic ‘Stop Making Sense’ to Screen at Toronto Film Festival

The Toronto Film Festival has unveiled plans for a 40th anniversary world premiere of a remastered Talking Heads concert film Stop Making Sense by director Jonathan Demme. A24’s restored 4K version of the celebrated band’s 1983 Hollywood residency will screen on a supersized Imax screen at TIFF, and Talking Heads band members will reunite for […]

Spike Lee, Guillermo del Toro, Nadine Labaki Join Toronto Film Fest’s Visionaries Program

The Toronto Film Festival has unveiled the lineup for its Visionaries informal conversation series presented by The Hollywood Reporter, led by Spike Lee, Guillermo del Toro, Nadine Labaki and The King’s Speech producer See-Saw Films. Oscar-winning director Lee will be on hand to discuss his long career in Hollywood, which includes the groundbreaking 1992 biopic Malcolm X. […]

Spike Lee, Pedro Almodóvar Tapped for Toronto Film Festival Awards

Celebrated directors Pedro Almodóvar and Spike Lee will be honored at at the fifth annual TIFF Tribute Awards on Sept. 10, during the 2023 Toronto Film Festival, organizers said on Thursday. Spanish auteur Almodóvar will receive the Jeff Skoll Award in Impact Media from Participant, while the Do the Right Thing and Da 5 Bloods filmmaker Lee will receive the TIFF Ebert […]

Spike Lee’s Inspirations Are the Focus of a New Brooklyn Museum Exhibit

Spike Lee and the photographs, album covers, movie posters, letters, books, costumes and film memorabilia that have inspired him will be explored through a new immersive exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. Spike Lee: Creative Sources will offer an in-depth look at the individuals, places and influences that have shaped the Oscar winner’s work. Running Oct. […]