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Forest Whitaker to Executive Produce Angela Davis Biopic For Codeblack Films

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By: Briana Phipps

We all know him from such great films as “The Last King of Scotland” and will be seeing him soon in some sure to be great films, and now we can add another to the list.

Forest Whitaker has jumped onboard Codeblack Films’ untitled Angela Davis biopic as an executive producer, reports Variety.

Lionsgate’s Codeblack in 2016 picked up the movie rights to “Angela Davis: An Autobiography” and set up the project with Nina Yang Bongiovi, whose credits include “Fruitvale Station,” which Whitaker also produced, and “Dope.”

Sidra Smith, a producer on the 2012 documentary “Free Angela and All Political Prisoners,” and Codeblack Enterprises CEO Jeff Clanagan are also serving as producers on the project.

Davis, 73, is serving as an executive producer along with her niece Eisa Davis, who was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in drama for her play “Bulrusher.”

Whitaker was last seen in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and “Arrival.” He’s starring in the heist thriller “Finding Steve McQueen,” Johnny Depp’s police thriller “Labyrinth,” and Marvel-Disney’s “Black Panther.”

This news was first reported by EURWeb.

Twinkie Byrd Interview | BHL Conversations

Black Hollywood live host Tionna Hobson interviews Twinkie Byrd.

Tracy ‘Twinkie’ Bird was born on September 25, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She is known for her work on Fruitvale Station (2013), Notorious (2009) and Stomp the Yard(2007).

Christina Elmore Interview on BHL’s Phenomenal Women

BHL: Phenomenal Women — In this episode, Black Hollywood Live host Tara Johnson discuss inspirational women and female advice for the week of May 8th, 2015 with special guests Christina Elmore.

Christina Elmore is an actress, known for Fruitvale Station (2013) and The Last Ship (2014).

Lucena Herrera Interview – Black Hollywood Live’s Next

BHL: Next – In this episode Black Hollywood Live hosts Cortez West and Kiki Ayers interview Lucena Herrera.

Her broadcasting reel is on you tube and vimeo under Lucena Herrera reel… Her reel features her time at Telemundo as on air talent. As well as her time with Warriors World TV for the Golden State Warriors and comcast sports net The Lunch Box which are two shows she created and hosted. She still works with wwtv which is the #1 site for the Golden State Warriors and is currently collaborating with the clothing line Oaklandish to create exclusive wwtv appearl. Oaklandish is a local based clothing line that has a lot of popularity in the Bay and has now started expanding east. For more info visit Oaklandish.com. LUCENA was also a Raiderette and she is an Actress. Her most recent work was in Fruitvale Station staring Micheal B Jordan, Melanie Diaz and Oscar award winning actress Octavia Spencer. Lucena landed a principle role named Rose who was the sister of the main female lead Melanie Diaz. Currently she’s been booking looks of commercial work for the likes of Hotwire, AAA, Qualcom Tablets and the list goes on. She hopes to be apart of many more films and wishes to continue her broadcast career at the same time.

This interview was recorded July 18th, 2014.