DEAR WHITE PEOPLE: Actress Antoinette Robertson on Season 3 and more – Exclusive Interview

Antoinette Robertson in DEAR WHITE PEOPLE - Season 3 | ©2019 Netflix/Adam Rose

Based on the film of the same title, Netflix’s DEAR WHITE PEOPLE concerns a group of students, who go back and forth between being friends and frenemies (with some romance in the mix) at the fictional Winchester University. The characters deal with racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia, between one another and in broadcasts from the college radio show, which is also called “Dear White People.” DEAR WHITE PEOPLE is currently streaming its first three seasons on Netflix, with a fourth and final season set for 2020. Antoinette Robertson plays Colandrea “Coco” Conners, who, over the three seasons, has gone from […]Read On »

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DEAR WHITE PEOPLE: Showrunner Yvette Lee Bowser on Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

Jeremy Tardy, Nia Jervier, Ashley Blaine Featherson, Jemar Michael, Marque Richardson in DEAR WHITE PEOPLE - Season 3 | ©2019 Netflix/Adam Rose

Netflix’s DEAR WHITE PEOPLE is currently streaming its first three seasons on Netflix, with a fourth and final season set for 2020. Created by Justin Simien, who also wrote and directed the 2014 feature film of the same name, DEAR WHITE PEOPLE is set at the fictional Winchester University, where students grapple with issues that affect them personally, including racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia, between one another and in broadcasts from the college radio show, which is also called “Dear White People.” In the current season, DEAR WHITE PEOPLE takes on possible sexual predation, and possible false accusation. Yvette Lee […]Read On »

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DEAR WHITE PEOPLE: Marque Richardson on Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

Marque Richardson in DEAR WHITE PEOPLE - Season 3 | ©2019 Netflix/Greg Gayne

DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, the dramedy based on the 2014 film of the same name, is currently streaming its first three seasons on Netflix, with a fourth and final season set for 2020. Created by Justin Simien, who also wrote and directed the feature, DEAR WHITE PEOPLE takes its title from the fictional Winchester University’s college radio broadcast hosted by Samantha White (Logan Browning in the series, Tessa Thompson in the film), targeting everyday racism. Marque Richardson created the role of student and aspiring poet Reggie Green in the DEAR WHITE PEOPLE film, and reprises it in the series. Reggie has […]Read On »

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DEAR WHITE PEOPLE: Actor John Patrick Amedori on Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

Logan Browning and John Patrick Amedori in DEAR WHITE PEOPLE - Season 3 | ©2019 Netflix/Lara Solanki

DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, now in its third season on Netflix, is based on the 2014 feature film written and directed by Justin Simien, who also created and developed the series. DEAR WHITE PEOPLE takes its title from a college radio program run by Samantha White (Logan Browning in the series, Tessa Thompson in the film), a student who feels it is time to call out her classmates on their racism, whether covert or overt. Despite Sam’s political sentiments, she is involved with mostly woke aspiring documentarian and fellow student Gabe Mitchell, who is white. Gabe is played by John Patrick […]Read On »

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BETTER CALL SAUL: Actor Giancarlo Esposito on revisiting his BREAKING BAD character – Exclusive Interview

Giancarlo Esposito as Gustavo "Gus" Fring in BETTER CALL SAUL - Season 3 |©2017 /AMC/Sony Pictures Television/Michele K. Short

Giancarlo Esposito’s drug kingpin/Los Pollos Hermanos proprietor Gus Fring was one of the standout characters of AMC’s BREAKING BAD, earning the actor an Emmy nomination. It’s taken until Season 3 of BREAKING BAD’s prequel series BETTER CALL SAUL –AMC on Monday nights, starring Bob Odenkirk as criminal lawyer Jimmy McGill prior to his transformation into Walter White’s attorney Saul Goodman – for Gus to show up. Now we’re seeing Esposito play Gus as a less-established, younger man than he was in BREAKING BAD, even though it’s been six years since the actor last played the character. Esposito was born in […]Read On »

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The Year in Review: The Best Scores of 2014 – The Runner Ups and Composers To Watch

THE BEST SCORES OF 2014 – The Runner Up’s and Composers To Watch BIG BAD WOLVES  (Frank Ilfman / Movie Score Media) Stop me if you’ve heard the same cinematic tune about a perceived miscreant tied into a chair for all manner of mental, and physical torture to be performed upon him. Thankfully, the Israeli breakout film BIG BAD WOLVES whistles the genre song with smashing black-humored suspense, as captured with a thunderous score by Frank Ilfman, who twists a thrillingly mean symphonic knife as he relentlessly veers between frantic action and sly, Herrmann-esque strings as a set-up for ironic, […]Read On »

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Composer Kathryn Bostic has some notes for DEAR WHITE PEOPLE – Interview

Dear White People | ©2014 Roadside Attractions

For a country where some people can congratulate themselves for electing a black President, it often seems that America is more behind the times then ever, both in lethally law-enforced terms, and artistic ones where “black” entertainment more often than not engages in minstrel show drama and humor. For an “enlightened” Hollywood that engages in “some of my best friends” lip service, it’s particularly disappointing when the precious few black film composers are kept by The Man in a musical ghetto where only brown color applies. It’s the kind of can’t-we-all-just-get along attitude that would make any self-respecting minority get […]Read On »

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