Questlove & Black Thought Sign First-Look Deal With Universal Television Alternative Studio

Source: NBC / Getty As members of The Roots, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tarik “Black Thought” Trotter have been rightly heralded as one of Hip-Hop’s brightest acts and now they’re taking their talents to new levels. It was recently announced … Read more…

The Mediapro Studio Buys Top Spanish Comedy Producer El Terrat (EXCLUSIVE)

MADRID  —  Following months of reported negotiations, The Mediapro Studio, the production-distribution powerhouse launched by Spain’s Mediapro Group this March, has acquired Andreu Buenafuente’s Barcelona-based El Terrat, Spain’s premier comedy brand. No price was given for the acquisition, which involves … Read more…

Say What Now? Julia Roberts Was Suggested to Play Harriet Tubman By Studio Exec, According to ‘Harriet’ Screenwriter

Harriet Tubman, the very Black slave-turned-abolitionist whose life has been portrayed onscreen in the historical drama ‘Harriet,’ could’ve been played by none other than the very white Julia Roberts — if one studio exec had his way. The film’s screenwriter … Read more…

Studio Exec Suggested Julia Roberts Play Harriet Tubman, ‘Harriet’ Screenwriter Says

Multi-talented multi-hyphenate Cynthia Erivo plays Harriet Tubman in Kasi Lemmons’ biopic “Harriet.” But according to “Harriet’s” screenwriter, Gregory Allen Howard, Julia Roberts — yes, white woman Julia Roberts — was once suggested by a studio executive to play the role. … Read more…