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Amanda Parris: A Star is Born
10 months ago

Amanda Parris: A Star is Born

When Amanda Parris first started as host of the Canadian Broadcast Corporation’s “Exhibitionists”, it was like starting from the bottom all over again. She’d spent a decade building up her …
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Tory Devon Smith: Breaking into Hollywood
1 year ago

Tory Devon Smith: Breaking into Hollywood

For actor Tory Devon Smith being in the entertainment industry isn’t about fame.

“Red carpet is not the goal, the goal is not awards . . . it’s about brilliant …
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Pooch Hall: Confidence Over Everything
1 year ago

Pooch Hall: Confidence Over Everything

American Actor Pooch Hall speaks with a vernacular stew that opposes anything feeble from the jump. “I’m not intimidated. Not to be cocky, I’m not cocky, but rather, I’m confident,” …
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Shanice Banton: Upward Movements
2 years ago

Shanice Banton: Upward Movements

Actress Shanice Banton sees the parallels between her latest film, Race, and the current racial and cultural tensions in the world. With politicians spreading fear and hate, police killings and shootings, and genocides across the globe, it’s easy to see the similarities between 1936, when the movie was …
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Alano Miller: Challenging Roles
2 years ago

Alano Miller: Challenging Roles

For “Underground” actor Alano Miller, the words “slave drama” nearly put him off from the project completely.

“You know, when it was first pitched to me, I kinda was like …
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Kelly McCreary: Playing a Nerd
2 years ago

Kelly McCreary: Playing a Nerd

At the 2015 Emmy Awards, actress Viola Davis verbalized a message that was pointedly honest and equal parts poetic. It was a veracity that invoked claps and praise from every …
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Allen Maldonado: Compton Reminiscing
2 years ago

Allen Maldonado: Compton Reminiscing

Cali-born actor Allen Maldonado is aiming for his career to closely mimic the career of Leonardo DiCaprio – who he is a huge fan of. The only difference, he says …
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Mara Brock Akil: Making ‘Relatable’ TV
2 years ago

Mara Brock Akil: Making ‘Relatable’ TV

The year is 1994. A young, ambitious junior screenwriter, Mara Brock Akil, sits in a room with seasoned television executives discussing an upcoming episode of the short-lived sitcom “South Central” …
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Actor David Ramsey on superheroes, John Diggle and being Black in Hollywood
2 years ago

Actor David Ramsey on superheroes, John Diggle and being Black in Hollywood

David Ramsey showed very few leanings towards becoming an actor back in 1987.

“Don’t believe everything you see on IMDB (Internet Movie Data Base), that first credit is not even …
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Perfecting smart-TV watching for the mainstream
3 years ago

Perfecting smart-TV watching for the mainstream

Sitting in a sleek office at the Tangerine café in Toronto, Lloyd Klarke, director of product management for Roku, casually browses through a clean, and simple looking TV interface, remote …
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