Filmmaker John Daniel Singleton, Dies at 51

John Daniel Singleton, Filmmaker

Legendary filmmaking John Daniel Singleton had a stroke several days ago. He began having pains in his legs and took himself to the hospital. Singleton has been in a coma for days and, sadly, the family will be taking him off life support today.

Read the full family statement below:

It is with heavy hearts we announce that our beloved son, father and friend, John Daniel Singleton will be taken off of life support today.  This was an agonizing decision, one that our family made, over a number of days, with the careful counsel of John’s doctors.
https://www.thewrap.com/john-singleton-to-be-removed-from-life-support-family-says/

Announcement Source: The Wrap

Avengers: Endgame’s $1.2 billion opening weekend is the biggest in movie history

Avenger EndGame

Marvel’s follow-up to Infinity War has already broken several records, mere days after its debut.

By Alex Abad-Santosalex@vox.com  Apr 29, 2019, 9:40am EDT

The end of an era for the Avengers has kicked off a new one for box office successes. Avengers: Endgame, which marks the end of Marvel’s 11-year narrative known as the Infinity Saga, grossed $1.2 billion worldwide in its opening weekend, including $350 million domestically, breaking all kinds of records in the process.

Read the full article at https://www.vox.com/2019/4/29/18521581/avengers-endgame-box-office-1-2-billion

Tessa Thompson Talks About the Lack of Afro-Latino Stories in Hollywood

Tessa Thompson

I’m someone who talks a lot about representation. It’s important that we see more black women on screen. Sometimes there isn’t necessarily a conversation around the nuance of, “what kind of black woman?” I mean, we are not a monolith. I feel heartened when a young woman sees a film that I’m in and says that she can relate to me. I’m also sympathetic that there are women of color and black women that see me in a film and don’t feel seen. That’s real and true.

In Hollywood, I don’t think there’s enough real representation and nuance in that space. I see a lot of incredible Afro-Latinas working, but I’m not sure that there are enough stories told that speak to that particular experience. I’m really interested in telling stories like my grandmother’s.

Read the entire article by Carmen Phillips in Remezcla –
https://remezcla.com/features/film/little-woods-interview-tessa-thompson-nia-dacosta/