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Nina Simone Biopic

Zoe Saldana On Nina Simone Biopic: 'Nina Deserves Better'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 11.06.2015 | Black Voices

"Nina," the long-delayed Nina Simone biopic, will finally be released next month. In the December/January 2016 issue of Latina magazine, th...

AFI Docs Fest Wraps Up

Michael Rose | Posted 06.26.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Rose

Last week I was able to view a handful of the 81 films from 25 countries, at the five-day long AFI Docs festival that attracted filmmakers, national policy and opinion leaders, journalists and a large crowd of viewers to the 13th annual running of the event in the Washington DC area.

Zoe Saldana On Nina Simone Criticism: 'I Didn't Think I Was Right For The Part'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.16.2015 | Black Voices

The topic of race and casting in Hollywood resurfaced in the weeks since Entertainment Weekly published an essay by actor Michael B. Jordan on May 22....

Nina Simone Biopic Starring Zoe Saldana To Be Released This Year | Posted 05.27.2015 | Black Voices

Moviegoers can expect to see Nina: The Biopic of Nina Simone in theaters before year's end....

Spite Your Face: Zoe As Nina

T. Better Baldwin | Posted 07.27.2014 | Black Voices
T. Better Baldwin

I like Zoe as an actress and as a person that I don't know. I admire her hutzpah as she defends her right to embody Ms. Simone. However, just because you can doesn't mean you should.

More Drama For Nina Simone's Biopic

Posted 05.21.2014 | Black Voices

The highly-anticipated Nina Simone biopic, “Nina,” is set to make its debut during a screening at this year’s annual Cannes Film Festival on Thu...

Zoe Saldana Opens Up About Being A Black Latina

VOXXI | Jonathan Muñoz | Posted 09.23.2013 | Latino Voices

Glam Belleza Latina will feature none other than Zoe Saldana on its fall cover. The magazine sat down with the Dominican-American actress to talk a...

India.Arie: It Was Not My Intention To Be Hard On Zoe Saldana

Posted 06.28.2013 | Black Voices

In recent months, India.Arie has faced a hailstorm of criticism for lightening her skin on the cover of her latest single, “Cocoa Butter,” and has...

My Father's Love of Nina Simone

CC Stinson | Posted 08.13.2013 | Black Voices
CC Stinson

Nina is an interesting and charismatic character, so I can see why my father loved her music. He would be so excited that two films are in production about her life, and I am thrilled as well despite the controversy.

Another Nina Simone Project In The Works

Posted 06.10.2013 | Black Voices

While filmmaker Cynthia Mort is currently wrapping up production on Nina Simone’s highly anticipated biopic, “Nina,” scheduled to hit theaters l...

Zoe Saldana Responds To Nina Simone Controversy

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.15.2013 | Entertainment

LONDON -- Zoe Saldana has played an alien and a future space traveler – but taking on the role of an actual famous person proved even harder. T...

WATCH: Zoe Saldana Responds To Nina Simone Biopic Criticism

Posted 03.06.2013 | Black Voices

After widespread backlash broke out in response to Zoe Saldana's casting in the forthcoming biopic of iconic jazz singer Nina Simone, the 34-year-old ...

Controversy Surrounding Zoe Saldana Playing Nina Simone Ignites

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 11.27.2012 | Black Voices

Controversy surrounding the casting of actress Zoe Saldana in a biopic of iconic jazz singer Nina Simone continues to heat up with a petiti...

Jill Scott: I Think Zoe Should Wear A Prosthetic Nose To Play Nina

Posted 10.11.2012 | Black Voices

Zoe is an incredible actress–I think that she’s a fine actress. I think that there should be some work done, like a prosthetic nose would be helpf...

Jill Scott Weighs In On The Nina Simone Biopic Controversy

Hello Beautiful | Posted 10.02.2012 | Black Voices

Jilly from Philly rang our offices yesterday and chatted about Steel Magnolias, her dream role as Phyllis Hyman and the controversy surrounding Zoe Sa...

Is Zoe Saldana Right For The Role As Nina Simone In New Biopic?

The Huffington Post | Lucette Jefferson | Posted 10.23.2012 | Black Voices

Rumor has it, Zoe Saldana is gearing up to play Nina Simone in an upcoming biopic. This surprising news has been garnering a lot of debate amongst ...