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‘Moonlight’ Writer & Producer, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Brings New Drama Series To OWN (@own)!

Oprah Winfrey’s network OWN has undergone quite a few changes lately. First came the announcement of the departure of Oprah’s friend and creative partner Tyler Perry. Oprah and Tyler had an exclusive deal where he would create original content for the OWN network. While Tyler is moving on to create original content with BET, Oprah has also moved on to sign an exclusive content deal with director and producer Will Packer.

[caption id="attachment_104350" align="aligncenter" width="577"]Writer/producer Tarell Alvin McCraney Courtesy: Google Images[/caption]

Recently, the OWN network announced yet another change coming forth to the network. The co-writer and executive producer of “Moonlight”.

Tarell Alvin McCraney, has signed on with the OWN network.

McCraney has created a one hour drama series that will join the television line up amongst OWN’s popular hits such as “Greenleaf”, “Queen Sugar”, and “The Haves And The Have Nots”.

This television series has not been titled yet, and will be the first television project for McCraney.  The project was created, written, and produced by McCraney. Mike Kelley, Melissa Loy, and “Creed” actor Michael B. Jordan also serve as executive producers on the project. The show will be produced for the OWN network by way of Page Fright and Outlier Productions. Warner Horizon Scripted Television will also be a part of the production for this project.

Oprah’s Stamp Of Approval

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McCraney’s show will be a new coming of age drama centered around a 14 year old prodigy. The 14 year old is faced with a very important decision. Should he follow the path of the streets that call his name or should he put his education to use to find a way out of his circumstances. The series takes place in South Florida and is inspired by events that have taken place in McCarney’s own life. Oprah shared her thoughts of the new series,

“When Tarell shared his powerful story with us there wasn’t a dry eye in the room. I knew this was something special that our viewers will without a doubt connect to and feel compelled to explore with us. I am honored to be working with Tarell and the rest of the producers on this project.”

McCraney also shared his thoughts on his upcoming project.

“I wanted to explore the pivotal steps towards adulthood and identity, the ones we take when we think or feel we have no other choice.”

 

[caption id="attachment_104353" align="aligncenter" width="515"]writer/producer Tarell Alvin McCraney Courtesy: Google Images[/caption]

So, what are your thoughts? Do you think this new project will have as much as success as McCraney’s “Moonlight”? Let me know in the comments.

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Oprah Winfrey’s network OWN has undergone quite a few changes lately. First came the announcement of the departure of Oprah’s friend and creative partner Tyler Perry. Oprah and Tyler had an exclusive deal where he would create original content for the OWN network. While Tyler is moving on to create original content with BET, Oprah has also moved on to sign an exclusive content deal with director and producer Will Packer.

Writer/producer Tarell Alvin McCraney

Courtesy: Google Images

Recently, the OWN network announced yet another change coming forth to the network. The co-writer and executive producer of “Moonlight”.

Tarell Alvin McCraney, has signed on with the OWN network.

McCraney has created a one hour drama series that will join the television line up amongst OWN’s popular hits such as “Greenleaf”, “Queen Sugar”, and “The Haves And The Have Nots”.

This television series has not been titled yet, and will be the first television project for McCraney.  The project was created, written, and produced by McCraney. Mike Kelley, Melissa Loy, and “Creed” actor Michael B. Jordan also serve as executive producers on the project. The show will be produced for the OWN network by way of Page Fright and Outlier Productions. Warner Horizon Scripted Television will also be a part of the production for this project.

Oprah’s Stamp Of Approval

Courtesy: Google Images

McCraney’s show will be a new coming of age drama centered around a 14 year old prodigy. The 14 year old is faced with a very important decision. Should he follow the path of the streets that call his name or should he put his education to use to find a way out of his circumstances. The series takes place in South Florida and is inspired by events that have taken place in McCarney’s own life. Oprah shared her thoughts of the new series,

“When Tarell shared his powerful story with us there wasn’t a dry eye in the room. I knew this was something special that our viewers will without a doubt connect to and feel compelled to explore with us. I am honored to be working with Tarell and the rest of the producers on this project.”

McCraney also shared his thoughts on his upcoming project.

“I wanted to explore the pivotal steps towards adulthood and identity, the ones we take when we think or feel we have no other choice.”

 

writer/producer Tarell Alvin McCraney

Courtesy: Google Images

So, what are your thoughts? Do you think this new project will have as much as success as McCraney’s “Moonlight”? Let me know in the comments.

Written By: Ronda Brooks

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It Happened! Disney-Fox Merger Returns X-Men & Fantastic Four to Marvel!

Today is officially the BEST DAY EVER! Disney and Fox have reached a $54 Billion Dollar deal, granting Disney the rights to the X-Men, Fantastic Four, Deadpool, and other television properties like the X-Files, and gain a majority stake in Hulu. 

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Today is officially the BEST DAY EVER! Disney and Fox have reached a $54 Billion Dollar deal, granting Disney the rights to the X-Men, Fantastic Four, Deadpool, and other television properties like the X-Files, and gain a majority stake in Hulu.

via Gizmodo

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Today, Rupert Murdoch—Fox’s executive chairman—expressed his confidencein the acquisition’s potential to strengthen both companies:

“We are extremely proud of all that we have built at 21st Century Fox, and I firmly believe that this combination with Disney will unlock even more value for shareholders as the new Disney continues to set the pace in what is an exciting and dynamic industry.”

News of the deal comes after early reports that Fox proper was looking to unload 21st Century Fox in favor of focusing more on news and sports, its two other largest business endeavors. For Fox, this deal means a rather hefty payday but for Marvel, it’s more of a long-overdue homecoming.

For years now, some of Marvel Entertainment’s most iconic characters that first put the comics publisher on the map back in the 70s have been locked out of the MCU because of deals made during the 90s in which Marvel sold off the film rights to properties like the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, and Deadpool. Now, Marvel can get to work on changing that, but it doesn’t mean that it will or even should happen anytime soon. Properties like Avatar, The Simpsons, FX Networks and National Geographic will also fold into Disney’s portfolio according to the official release.

While Fox’s X-Men and Fantastic Four movies weren’t always particularly good, the studio was finally in the process of beginning to carve out a rather distinctive and honestly refreshing voice in the superhero movie space with films like Logan, Deadpool, and The New Mutants. The sequels to the latter two movies are still due to be released on schedule (no word on the X-23-focused Logan followup) but there’s no telling what Marvel plans to do with its new toys now that it has them.

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Side note, the true shade is the merger did not include Fox News. Clearly Disney has no time for the bullshit! #NoAlternativeFactsHere. Now transitioning on to better news, this means Storm and Black Panther will be an item, we may get that Avengers vs. X-Men movie, and above all else all of our favorite Marvel heroes get screen time together. We are just wondering how the two universes will merge. Maybe the Reality Stone, one of the Infinity Stones will play a part in making this happen? This a good look and an amazing business move Disney move! You have fanboys everywhere bowing in thanks!

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“ResurreXion?” Marvel Revives 3 Major X-Men Characters Ahead of Fox-Disney Merger!

It has been a rough decade for the X-Men in Marvel Comics. Systematically speaking, the comic giant declared war on our mutant heroes after Fox insisted on keeping their movie rights to the iconic team. First, 99% of the comics’ mutants were depowered, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver were made into enhanced humans, Terrrigen Mists (the gas that created the Inhumans) invaded Earth killing more mutants, and finally Jean Grey, Professor X, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, and Cyclops were all killed!

Well it looks like Marvel is opting to resurrect a few of the X-Men–Wolverine, Professor X, and Jean Grey!

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It has been a rough decade for the X-Men in Marvel Comics. Systematically speaking, the comic giant declared war on our mutant heroes after Fox insisted on keeping their movie rights to the iconic team. First, 99% of the comics’ mutants were depowered, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver were made into enhanced humans, Terrrigen Mists (the gas that created the Inhumans) invaded Earth killing more mutants, and finally Jean Grey, Professor X, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, and Cyclops were all killed!

Well it looks like Marvel is opting to resurrect a few of the X-Men–Wolverine, Professor X, and Jean Grey!

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The company hinted that many of the X-Men would make a return to the land of the fictionally living. Sources close to the Disney-Fox merger are reporting that not only is the merger taking place, but Marvel Comics knew of it well beforehand and opted to slowly return these key X-Men.

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Jean Grey’s return is most surprising, since she has been gone from the comics for nearly twelve years. In her place, a time displaced teen version of hers has been wandering around. Now the actual Jean is returning and fans could not be happier. Wolverine’s resurrection comes thanks to the Space Stone, one of the infamous Infinity Stones. Meanwhile, after a battle with the Shadow King on the Astral Plane, an X-Men ally, Fantomex, sacrifices himself to return the Professor to the physical world.

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There is no word on Cyclops or Nightcrawler’s resurrection, but we are sure the X-Men’s fearless leader will return soon to atone for his madness these last few years, and what would the X-Men be without their fuzzy blue elf! We are just glad this war on the X-Men is stopping. Maybe this means we will finally get some new X-Men cartoons, video games, and merchandise. Marvel make it happen!

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Interestingly Infamous! The Net’s 10 Most Popular Web Stars!

What is the closing of 2017 without a few lists highlighting the best and bold in the world of web series? You guys loved our list of the 10 Hottest Web Stars so much we also had to let you know who is truly poppin’! This list is not as simple as their number of followers; but is based more on their ability to draw the masses and become true movements on their own. A few other Web Stars may come hotter, but these studs are the true talk of the town.

Check out our list of the Interestingly Infamous! The Net’s 10 Hottest Most Popular Web Stars!

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Interestingly Infamous! The Net’s 10 Hottest Most Popular Web Stars

What is the closing of 2017 without a few lists highlighting the best and bold in the world of web series? You guys loved our list of the 10 Hottest Web Stars so much we also had to let you know who is truly poppin’! This list is not as simple as their number of followers; but is based more on their ability to draw the masses and become true movements on their own. A few other Web Stars may come hotter, but these studs are the true talk of the town.

Check out our list of the Interestingly Infamous! The Net’s 10 Hottest Most Popular Web Stars!

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Rocc

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Meet the true life of the party! If you haven’t heard of Robert “Rocc” Sherrill then you truly have been dying under some muddy rock–pun intended. This bar tending, radio hosting, party throwing, smart-mouthed Web Star is practically everyone’s little brother and a true fan favorite among his colleagues. About Him: Freshman Year may have brought him to the Web World, but his charisma and the ability to turn any outing into a huge event earns him a spot on this list.

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