Michael Trevino on the ‘Roswell, New Mexico’ Series Finale and Directing

Michael Trevino stars as Kyle Valenti on The CW’s Roswell, New Mexico. For episode 4×09, “Wild Wild West,” the actor also serves as director. The series, which originally premiered in 2019, is now in its fourth and final season. New episodes of the sci-fi drama air Mondays at 8pm ET/PT. 

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Joseph Kosinski and Eric Newman Discuss All Things ‘Spiderhead’

Joseph Kosinski directed the new genre-bending and darkly funny psychological thriller, Spiderhead. The film, which is based on The New Yorker short story by George Saunders, is produced by Eric Newman and now streaming on Netflix.

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Tyler Perry on Bringing Laughter Back to the World with ‘A Madea Homecoming’

Along with starring as the title role, Tyler Perry is the writer, director, and producer of A Madea Homecoming. This marks the 12th movie that the beloved character has appeared in after first being introduced to the world in 1999 with the stage play, I Can Do Bad All By Myself. The new film will premiere on February 25, exclusively on Netflix!

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Cheyenne Ewulu on ‘Shades of Cosplay’ and Artistic Expression

Creating an influential and resonating documentary that digs into the heart of cosplay and Geekdom from a Black perspective as her first film wasn’t exactly Cheyenne Ewulu’s plan to begin with. What was supposed to be more of an artistic catharsis to express the frustration with racism and lack of awareness she noticed in the community she called home, became a beacon for Black cosplayers to find hope and admiration in their work.

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‘Nightshooters’ is One of the Best Action Films This Year

The trials and tribulations of indie filmmaking are taken to their absurd, action-y, lengths in Marc Price’s Nightshooter, a story about a film crew finding themselves at the scene of a harrowing gang (mob?) execution at an abandoned and soon to be demolished business center on the last night of shooting a zombie film.

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Vanessa Marano, Natasha Henstridge, and Adam Sherman on ‘This Game’s Called Murder’

Vanessa Marano and Natasha Henstridge star as Jennifer Wallendorf and Mrs. Wallendorf in Adam Sherman’s This Game’s Called Murder. Sherman serves as writer, director, and producer. The film was released in theaters and on demand December 3.

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Director Nora Fingscheidt Talks ’The Unforgivable’

The Unforgivable was directed by Nora Fingscheidt. The film was released in theaters on November 24 and will begin streaming December 10 on Netflix. Fingscheidt works in both documentary and narrative, as well as with full-length films and shorts. 

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‘Hawkeye’ Press Conference Addresses Kate’s Relationship with Her Mother

Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye debuts with its first two episodes November 24 on Disney+. Ahead of the premiere, The Nerds of Color had the chance to attend a press conference with Jeremy Renner, Hailee Steinfeld, Vera Farmiga, Tony Dalton, Rhys Thomas, Trinh Tran, and Kevin Feige to discuss the new series!

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Krysten Ritter Discusses Directing ‘The Girl in the Woods’

Krysten Ritter serves as director and co-executive producer of The Girl in the Woods. She directed the first four episodes, including the pilot. All eight episodes will begin streaming Thursday, October 21 on Peacock. The series is based on Crypt TV’s 2018 short film The Door in the Woods and the 2020 sequel The Girl in the Woods.   

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Gigi Saul Guerrero on Campy Horror and Respecting Your Elders in ‘Bingo Hell’

In Bingo Hell, co-writer and director Gigi Saul Guerrero creates a world of horror that harkens to the campiness of early ’80s schlock with a tale that feels as old as time itself. But it’s also a labor of love and reverence for the people in our lives that came before but are often never the protagonist of our stories — our elders. 

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NOC Interview: Mimi Leder on Apple TV+’s ‘The Morning Show’

Mimi Leder serves as an executive producer and director on the acclaimed and award-winning Apple Original drama The Morning Show. Season two premiered Friday, September 17 on Apple TV+ and new episodes are released weekly, every Friday.

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NOC Interview: Jake Gyllenhaal and Antoine Fuqua Discuss ‘The Guilty’

Jake Gyllenhaal stars in The Guilty, which premiered in theaters on September 24. Directed by Antoine Fuqua, the film is a new thriller that will leave audiences on the edge of their seats. Both Gyllenhaal and Fuqua also serve as producers. The Guilty will be released October 1 on Netflix as well.

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NOC Interview: Director Theodore Melfi Discusses ‘The Starling’

Theodore Melfi serves as both director and producer for Netflix’s The Starling. The film first premiered at TIFF this year and be released in select theaters on September 17. The Starling will then become available to stream on Netflix starting September 24.

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NOC Interview: Heather Hemmens on Directing an Episode of ‘Roswell, New Mexico’

Heather Hemmens stars as Maria DeLuca on the hit series Roswell, New Mexico. For this week’s new episode, “Goodnight Elizabeth,” the actress will also serve as director. The show first premiered back in 2019 and is now in its third season. New episodes of season three air Mondays at 8:00PM on The CW. Roswell, New Mexico was already renewed for a fourth season as well.

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Academy Award-Winning Director Steve McQueen’s New Documentaries

The masterful work of Academy Award winning director Steve McQueen spans an impressive set of genres, from films to anthology series, and now the 12 Years a Slave director has three new documentaries coming to Amazon Prime. Last year, we spoke to the talented leads in McQueen’s anthology Small Axe that examined the real-life experiences of West Indians living in mid-20th century London.

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The ‘Vacation Friends’ Press Conference Was Just as Enjoyable as a Real Vacation

Directed by Clay Tarver, Vacation Friends stars Lil Rel Howery, Yvonne Orji, John Cena, and Meredith Hagner. The film was written by Tom Mullen, Tim Mullen, Clay Tarver, Jonathan Goldstein, and John Francis Daley. It begins streaming Friday, August 27 on Hulu. Ahead of the film’s release, The Nerds of Color got to ask the talent behind the new comedy a few questions at a virtual press conference.

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Writer/Director Leigh Janiak on Bringing ‘Fear Street’ to Life

Leigh Janiak serves as director, writer, and executive producer for Netflix’s new Fear Street trilogy, which is made up of Fear Street Part 1: 1994, Fear Street Part 2: 1978, and Fear Street Part 3: 1666. The films were all shot back-to-back-to-back with the same cast in three different period settings. All of them are connected by an epic narrative, making one terrifying story. Fear Street Part 3: 1666 premieres on July 16.

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Interviews With the Cast and Creatives of HBO Max’s ‘Gossip Girl’ at the World Premiere

On Wednesday, June 30, I had the honor of attending the Gossip Girl red carpet in New York City on behalf of The Nerds of Color. I chatted with Josh Safran, Karena Evans, Eric Daman, Jordan Alexander, Whitney Peak, Emily Alyn Lind, Evan Mock, Thomas Doherty, Zión Moreno, Savannah Smith, Johnathan Fernandez, Laura Benanti, Jason Gotay, Adam Chanler-Berat, Rana Roy, Megan Ferguson, and Lyne Renée all about their new series and so much more. Read below to hear everything that they exclusively shared with The NOC!

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