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Melina Matsoukas

Melina Matsoukas Will Direct and Executive Produce Marlon James Novel-adapted Series

We couldn’t be more proud of our girl Melina Matsoukas. Her résumé already boasts a ton of #goals-worthy accomplishments including her work as Director for Issa Rae‘s HBO Comedy series Insecure. Now, she’s taking to Amazon Studios where she’ll executive produce and direct a series based on Marlon James’ A Brief History of Seven Killings. The…

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Melina Matsoukas is Woman of the Year & Drops a Few Gems at This Year’s Fusion Film Festival

Director Melina Matsoukas has an outstanding resume. Her riveting work can be seen in Rihanna’s “We Found Love,” Beyoncé’s “Formation”–both of which earned her Grammys, and most recently, Issa Rae’s Insecure.  Success, however, didn’t come easy. The 36-year-old director is a rare breed in the film industry. Rare in two ways specifically: being a woman and being a woman…

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‘Insecure’s Melina Matsoukas and ‘Moonlight’ Director Barry Jenkins to Judge Elton John Video Competition

Both Barry Jenkins and Melina Matsoukas have been winning big over the last year. While Matsoukas continues to receive praise for HBO’s Insecure and Beyoncé‘s short film Lemonade, Jenkin’s Moonlight recently took home Best Picture at the 74th Annual Golden Globe awards. Fortunately, the two have no plans of slowing down. Along with Dreamworks Animation CEO,…

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HBO Promises Second Season of Issa Rae’s ‘Insecure’

In the wake of what seems like a national tragedy, all is not lost! HBO is lightening our load with the promise of a second season for Issa Rae‘s hilariously brilliant and relatable Insecure. Already seven episodes into its first season, the series is proving to not only be for us and by us but…

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Saint Heron Presents: Issa Rae’s ‘Insecure’ Screening Reception

In lieu of Issa Rae‘s Insecure HBO debut this fall, Saint Heron will host an exclusive screening reception this Saturday from 6-9pm in 3 Keys at The Ace Hotel. Directed by Melina Matsoukas, Insecure follows the friendship of two modern day Black women in all their awkward glory turning lemons into lemonade. Check out the…

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Issa Rae’s Hilarious ‘Insecure’ Trailer Is Finally Here

What’s better than the good news we shared with you back in October about Issa Rae’s forthcoming HBO comedy series, Insecure? A hilarious 49 second trailer-teaser revealing hints at the familiar awkward theme we know and love from this creative. Awkward Black Girl fans can officially begin counting down because the eight part series, starring…

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Video: Beyoncé, “Pretty Hurts”

To correspond with her TIME “100 Most Influential People” cover, Beyoncé releases her heartrending visual to “Pretty Hurts.” The “Drunk in Love” singer portrays the role of a beauty pageant contestant through documentary style cinematics, unmasking impractical societal standards of beauty. She invites viewers into the demoralizing side of beauty pageants, while draped in her notorious…

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