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Chadwick Boseman To Be Honored In Special Tribute for Stand Up to Cancer

It has been announced that Stand Up To Cancer will honor the beloved Chadwick Boseman with a special tribute by his wife Simone and host Anthony Anderson at this year’s fundraising special. Boseman passed away last year at the age of 43 after a private battle with colon cancer.

Chadwick Boseman was fueled by purpose and sought to fulfill that through writing, directing, acting and activism. His breakout performance came when he slid into the weighty shoes of Jackie Robinson in 42, but it was in his next role as James Brown in Get On Up that would distinguish him as a leading man in the industry, receiving numerous accolades for his masterful portrayal. He then starred in the title role of Marshall, which followed a young Thurgood during a career-defining case. Boseman joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the African superhero “Black Panther” in Captain America: Civil War, before bringing the character to the forefront of his own solo film, Black Panther, which received critical acclaim, broke global box office records, and had a social and cultural impact felt around the world. The film received seven Academy Award nominations, including Marvel’s first-ever Best Picture nomination. Boseman won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture alongside the film’s ensemble. In 2019, Boseman starred in 21 Bridges, which he produced alongside his partner Logan Coles, through their shingle X•ception Content. Last year, he appeared in Da 5 Bloods, directed by Academy Award winner Spike Lee, as fallen soldier “Stormin’ Norman.” In Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, a screen adaptation of the famed August Wilson play, Boseman starred as “Levee.” His captivating performance garnered an Academy Award nomination and won the NAACP Image Award, Critics’ Choice, and Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as numerous others.

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among men and women combined in the United States. Black people in the U.S. are 20 percent more likely to be diagnosed with colon cancer and 40 percent more likely to die from it. With routine screening, colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable cancers and is beatable in 90% of cases when detected early. Stand Up To Cancer continues to fund colorectal cancer research and efforts to raise awareness about colorectal cancer screenings, early detection and prevention. During Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March, SU2C launched a new public awareness campaign to increase awareness and screenings in medically underserved communities.

Stand Up To Cancer’s biennial telecast and streaming event will air simultaneously on more than 60 participating media platforms across the United States and Canada, including all four major broadcast networks in the U.S. on Saturday, August 21 at 8PM ET & PT / 7PM CT from Los Angeles. Broadcasters carrying the show are donating one hour of simultaneous commercial-free prime time. The telecast will also be available to stream live and on-demand on several streaming platforms.

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Movies Coming Out This Weekend – August 20th

Reminiscence – PG13 – Romance, Thriller – Nationwide
Nick Bannister (Jackman), a private investigator of the mind, navigates the darkly alluring world of the past by helping his clients access lost memories. Living on the fringes of the sunken Miami coast, his life is forever changed when he takes on a new client, Mae (Ferguson). A simple matter of lost and found becomes a dangerous obsession. As Bannister fights to find the truth about Mae’s disappearance, he uncovers a violent conspiracy, and must ultimately answer the question: how far would you go to hold on to the ones you love?
Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, Daniel Wu, Lisa Joy, Michael De Luca, Thandie Newton, Angela Sarafyan, Cliff Curtis

The Protégé – R – Action, Thriller – Nationwide
Rescued as a child by the legendary assassin Moody (Samuel L. Jackson) and trained in the family business, Anna (Maggie Q) is the world’s most skilled contract killer. But when Moody – the man who was like a father to her and taught her everything she needs to know about trust and survival – is brutally killed, Anna vows revenge. As she becomes entangled with an enigmatic killer (Michael Keaton) whose attraction to her goes way beyond cat and mouse, their confrontation turns deadly and the loose ends of a life spent killing will weave themselves ever tighter.
Martin Campbell, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, Richard Wenk, Maggie Q, Li Gong, Ori Pfeffer, Madalina Anea

PAW Patrol: The Movie – G – Family, Adventure – Nationwide
Ryder and the pups are called to Adventure City to stop Mayor Humdinger from turning the bustling metropolis into a state of chaos. Get ready for exciting missions, high-stake rescues, new pups and amazing new vehicles making this the biggest Paw Patrol story ever!
Marsai Martin, Dax Shepard, Tyler Perry, Kim Kardashian, Iain Armitage, Cal Brunker, Randall Park, Jimmy Kimmel

The Night House – R – Thriller, Horror – Nationwide
Reeling from the unexpected death of her husband, Beth (Rebecca Hall) is left alone in the lakeside home he built for her. She tries as best she can to keep it together – but then nightmares come. Disturbing visions of a presence in the house calling to her, beckoning her with a ghostly allure. Against the advice of her friends, she begins digging into her husband’s belongings, yearning for answers. What she finds are secrets both strange and disturbing – a mystery she’s determined to unravel.
Rebecca Hall, David Bruckner, Stacy Martin, Evan Jonigkeit, Sarah Goldberg, Samantha Buck, Vondie Curtis-Hall

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Actor and Director Tyler Perry Extends his Worldwide Deal with Sony

It has been recently reported that Sony Music Publishing is extending its worldwide agreement with Tyler Perry and his production enterprise Tyler Perry Studios.

Under the agreement, Sony Music Publishing’s Visual + Media Rights division – newly rebranded from Broadcast & Media Rights – will continue to administer all of Tyler Perry Studios’ commissioned music for over 60 productions, including 1,500 series episodes, 26 films, 20 plays; and will cover future productions. The deal renews the company’s long-standing, 10-year relationship with Perry, alongside his music supervisor Joel C High.

Recently, Tyler Perry announced he is taking his iconic Madea character, a franchise grossing over $1 billion at the box office, to Netflix with a twelfth film, A Madea Homecoming, slated for release in 2022. Next year, Perry and Netflix also plan to release A Jazzman’s Blues, his longtime passion project that he first wrote in 1995. Written, directed and produced by Perry, the film is set from 1937–1987 and follows an unsolved murder investigation, revealing a story of forbidden love, deceit and a long-held secret.

Tyler Perry said, “I’m very pleased to continue my creative partnership with Jon, Cathy, and the Sony Music Publishing team. I’m grateful for their support and passion for Tyler Perry Studios, and I look forward to future successes together.”

Oscar and Emmy award-winner Tyler Perry is celebrated for his prolific work as an actor, filmmaker, director, screenwriter, producer, playwright, and author. His film and television highlights include Diary of a Mad Black Woman and eleven other Madea films; nine seasons of House of Payne and Meet the Browns (both in syndication); and his new series The Oval, Sistas, Ruthless, and Bruh. Perry is also developing Mabel, a Madea prequel series, with Showtime. As an actor, Perry recently starred in Taylor Sheridan’s thriller Those Who Wish Me Dead and in Adam McKay’s upcoming Netflix film Don’t Look Up, with Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, and Cate Blanchett.

In 2019, Perry unveiled the historic opening of Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, making him the first African American to lead a major production studio. TPS develops and produces motion picture films, as well as drama and comedy television programming, which air on BET, BET Her, BET+, Amazon, and Netflix. Perry is represented by WME and Ziffren Brittenham LLP.

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Actor Spotlight: Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American-Canadian actor, producer, businessman, retired professional wrestler, and former American football player. He wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) for eight years prior to pursuing an acting career. His films have grossed over $3.5 billion in North America and over $10.5 billion worldwide, making him one of the highest-grossing actors of all time.

Johnson had his first leading film role in The Scorpion King (2002) and has since starred in a number of commercially successful films, including The Game Plan (2007), Tooth Fairy (2010), Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012), G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013), Hercules (2014), San Andreas (2015), Central Intelligence (2016), Moana (2016), Rampage (2018), and Skyscraper (2018). Johnson’s most successful box office role has been as Luke Hobbs in The Fast Saga films.

He first appeared in Fast Five (2011) and helped catapult the series into one of the highest-grossing film franchises ever.[18] He starred in the sequels Fast & Furious 6 (2013), Furious 7 (2015), and The Fate of the Furious (2017), as well as the spin-off film Hobbs & Shaw (2019).[19] He also stars in the Jumanji franchise, appearing in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017), and its sequel Jumanji: The Next Level (2019).

Johnson produced and starred in the HBO series Ballers (2015–2019), which ran for five seasons and was ranked as HBO’s most-watched comedy in six years. He has also attained success as a television host and autobiography author. In 2000, he released the autobiography The Rock Says… which debuted atop The New York Times Best Seller list.

In 2012, he founded the production company Seven Bucks Productions, which has since produced several films and other entertainment projects. Consistently ranked among the world’s highest-paid actors, Johnson made the Time 100 Most Influential People in the World list in 2016 and 2019, and is the co-owner of the American football league, the XFL.

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Movies Coming Out This Week – August 16th

Howling Village – NR – Digital
After her brother goes missing, a young psychologist visits an infamous haunted and cursed location known as ‘Howling Village’ to investigate his disappearance and uncover her family’s dark history.
Ryôta Bandô, Megumi Okina, Takashi Shimizu, Ayaka Miyoshi, Renji Ishibashi

Reminiscence – PG13 – Thriller, Horror – Nationwide
Nick Bannister (Jackman), a private investigator of the mind, navigates the darkly alluring world of the past by helping his clients access lost memories. Living on the fringes of the sunken Miami coast, his life is forever changed when he takes on a new client, Mae (Ferguson). A simple matter of lost and found becomes a dangerous obsession. As Bannister fights to find the truth about Mae’s disappearance, he uncovers a violent conspiracy, and must ultimately answer the question: how far would you go to hold on to the ones you love?
Rebecca Ferguson, Lisa Joy, Hugh Jackman, Daniel Wu, Michael De Luca, Angela Sarafyan, Natalie Martinez, Aaron Ryder

Sweet Girl – R – Drama, Action – Netflix
Devoted family man Ray Cooper, vows justice against the pharmaceutical company responsible for pulling a potentially life-saving drug from the market just before his wife (Adria Arjona) dies from cancer. But when his search for the truth leads to a deadly encounter that puts Ray and his daughter Rachel (Isabela Merced) in harm’s way, Ray’s mission turns into a quest for vengeance in order to protect the only family he has left.
Jason Momoa, Justin Bartha, Adria Arjona, Lex Scott Davis, Michael Raymond-James, Amy Brenneman, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Brian Andrew Mendoza

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