Black Directors

ABFF is back and theGrio has the official list of film selections for the festival set to take place in Miami this June.
/ April 27, 2022
Rashad starred in the 1996 premiere of Cleage’s play, which explores migration, sexuality and struggle in Great Depression-era Harlem.
/ March 17, 2022
Jordan Peele
Get ready for more from Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions as the production company has reportedly signed an overall deal with Universal.
/ September 2, 2021
Camille A. Brown will direct and choreograph the revival of” For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow is Enuf.”
/ August 29, 2021
Coke Daniels, director of the new movie ‘Karen’ responds to the backlash saying that it copies the 2017 hit ‘Get Out.’
/ June 25, 2021
Ryan Coogler recently opened up about how difficult it is working on Black Panther 2 without the late Chadwick Boseman.
/ March 11, 2021
Sundance R#J Shakespeare
R#J, the contemporary update of Shakespeares’ Romeo and Juliet, out of Sundance, falls short of the mark, says our reviewer.
/ February 11, 2021
Kiki Layne has taken on a new role in the TV series Ring Shout, based on a novel by P. Djéli Clark. Kasi Lemmons will be the showrunner.
/ December 16, 2020
Spike Lee has signed on to direct a musical about the story behind the creation of Viagra based on David Kushner’s 2018 Esquire article.
/ November 18, 2020
Pam Grier, Ava DuVernay biopic
Pam Grier wants Ava DuVernay to direct her biopic, and her fans think that’s a idea that should definitely happen.
/ August 28, 2020
Ava DuVernay
Ava DuVernay will bring an unscripted social experiment series ‘Home Sweet Home’ to NBC this fall to show how different people live.
/ July 20, 2020
This image released by the Tribeca Film Festival shows Wendell Pierce in a scene from "Burning Cane." The film by filmmaker Phillip Youmans won the top award at the Tribeca Film Festival on Thursday. The film also took awards for best cinematography and best actor for Pierce. (Phillip Youmans/Tribeca Film Festival via AP)
Phillip Youmans was just 17 and finishing high school when he completed his lyrical debut feature film, “Burning Cane.” Now, […]
/ May 3, 2019
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three black women released movies in 2014, more than ever before in a single year. And […]
/ February 15, 2015
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
theGRIO’S 100 – Ryan Coogler is a writer and director whose first feature, ‘Fruitvale Station’, chronicles the last 24 hours in the life of police shooting victim Oscar Grant…
/ January 31, 2014
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
Steve McQueen’s next feature film, about the downward spiral of a sex addict, is titled “Shame.” That’s also the word he uses to decry the lack of black actors and directors in Hollywood….
/ November 17, 2011
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
OPINION – It took 74 years for the Academy Awards to acknowledge a black female as best actress. How long will it be before black woman is nominated for best director?…
/ February 19, 2010