or


[02/18/21 - 08:59 AM]
The History Channel Greenlights "Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre" (working title) to Air to Coincide with the 100th Anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre Tragic Events
The network will also join the Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation, Endeavor, RedFlight Innovation and Values Partnerships to create an educational and experiential campaign focused on the history and legacy of Tulsa's Black Wall street.

[via press release from History]

THE HISTORY CHANNEL GREENLIGHTS "TULSA BURNING: THE 1921 RACE MASSACRE" (WORKING TITLE) TO AIR TO COINCIDE WITH THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TULSA RACE MASSACRE TRAGIC EVENTS

TWO-HOUR DOCUMENTARY TO BE EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY NBA SUPER STAR RUSSELL WESTBROOK AND DIRECTED BY EMMY-AWARD WINNING STANLEY NELSON AND EMMY NOMINATED MARCO WILLIAMS

New York, NY - February 18, 2021 - The HISTORY(R) Channel announces the greenlight of the two-hour documentary "Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre" (working title) from Peabody and Emmy-Award winner Stanley Nelson and Peabody and duPont-Award winner Marco Williams, NBA super star and philanthropist Russell Westbrook, Donnell Beverly (President of Russell Westbrook Enterprises), Blackfin (an eOne company) and Firelight Films. Directed by Nelson ("Freedom Riders") and Marco Williams (Two Towns of Jasper) and executive produced by Westbrook, the project is slated to air this spring on The HISTORY(R) Channel timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921, one of the worst acts of racist violence in American history.

The HISTORY(R) Channel will also join the Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation, Endeavor, RedFlight Innovation and Values Partnerships to create an educational and experiential campaign focused on the history and legacy of Tulsa's Black Wall street. It will provide historical context while encouraging young people nationwide to pursue avenues of innovation and entrepreneurship. The initiative will communicate the importance of investing in Black communities, with an emphasis on youth - connecting the docuseries to the need for progress and development now.

"The Tulsa Race Massacre was not something I was taught about in school or in any of my history books, said Westbrook. "It was only after spending 11 years in Oklahoma that I learned of this deeply troubling and heartbreaking event. This is one of many overlooked stories of African Americans in this country that deserves to be told. These are the stories we must honor and amplify so we can learn from the past and create a better future."

"The horrific story of the burning of Black Wall Street has long haunted me," said Nelson. "While I was able to touch on the Tulsa Race Massacre in a short segment in an earlier film, I knew this story needed a much deeper treatment. I'm grateful to be working on this film with such wonderful partners - Marco Williams with whom I have collaborated with on Tell Them We Are Rising, Russell Westbrook, Blackfin and The HISTORY Channel. Together we are aiming to restore Tulsa, Oklahoma and the fateful events surrounding the 1921 massacre of its Black residents to their rightful place in American history."

"The HISTORY Channel is committed to educating our audience about the past, its impact on the present and its role in shaping the future," said Eli Lehrer, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming for The HISTORY Channel. "Nearly 100 years later, the emotions from the Tulsa Race Massacre are still embedded in the fabric of our society and this poignant piece of our history is sadly relevant now more than ever, as racially charged events unfold before us during our present history. I am honored to partner with Russell, Stanley and Marco to tell this harrowing story with an authenticity and dignity only they can bring."

"Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre" (working title) will take an in-depth, sobering look at the events of a century ago and how the impact is still being felt today. The documentary will focus on a specific period, from the birth of Black Wall Street, to its catastrophic downfall over the course of two bloody days, and finally the fallout and reconstruction. It will also incorporate rare archival footage and imagery from the time, as well as weave in present-day stories and interviews from historians from organizations including the Tulsa Historical Society & Museum, the John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation, the Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission, and the Historic Vernon AME Church, among others.

"Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre" (working title) is produced for The HISTORY(R) Channel by Blackfin (an eOne Company) and Firelight Films. Nelson is set to direct along with Marco Williams. Westbrook is executive producer. Geno McDermott is executive producer for Blackfin. Nelson is executive producer for Firelight Films. Eli Lehrer and Jen Wagman are executive producers for The HISTORY(R) Channel.

About BLACKFIN

BLACKFIN, an eOne company, was founded in 2014 by director and executive producer Geno McDermott. In just six years, the company has quickly become an industry leader in producing premium nonfiction content. As a company founded and driven by filmmakers and storytellers, BLACKFIN is a sought after production partner for award-winning directors, producers, writers, cinematographers, editors and organizations looking to collaborate on groundbreaking projects. BLACKFIN's diverse slate of past and current productions, which live within eOne's global unscripted portfolio, ranges from best-in-class true crime series and specials in Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez & Tulsa Burning: The Rise and Fall of Black Wall Street... to epic historical docu-dramas in Jerusalem: City of God, City of Conflict... to blue-chip natural history series in Tiny Creatures... to prestige feature documentaries in My Perfect World. Our series, specials and films reach audiences on NETFLIX, CNN, DISCOVERY, ID, HISTORY, NAT GEO, ANIMAL PLANET and internationally, and our feature films have premiered at festivals including DOC NYC.

About Firelight

Firelight is a premier destination for non-fiction cinema by and about communities of color. Firelight produces documentary films, supports emerging filmmakers of color, and cultivates audiences for their work. Firelight films have garnered multiple Primetime Emmys, Peabodys, and Sundance awards. Among them, Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, and Freedom Riders. Firelight Media's programs include the Documentary Lab, an 18-month fellowship that supports emerging filmmakers of color; and Groundwork Regional Lab, which supports early stage filmmakers in the American south, midwest, and U.S. Territories. In addition to a focus on excellence in filmmaking, Firelight develops strategies, partnerships and materials to reach and engage diverse audiences and maximize the impact of documentary films.

About The HISTORY(R) Channel

The HISTORY(R) Channel, a division of A+E Networks, is the premier destination for historical storytelling. From best-in-class documentary events, to a signature slate of industry leading nonfiction series and premium fact-based scripted programming, The HISTORY(R) Channel serves as the most trustworthy source of informational entertainment in media. The HISTORY(R) Channel has been named the #1 U.S. TV network in buzz for seven consecutive years by YouGov BrandIndex, and a top favorite TV network by Beta Research Corporation. For a deeper dive, visit history.com or follow @history on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.





  [february 2021]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[03/05/21 - 02:00 PM]
discovery+ True Crime Highlights - Weeks of March 15 and March 22
Highlights include the new specials "Who Killed My Son?" and "The Beatrice Six: Keith Morrison Investigates."

[03/05/21 - 12:15 PM]
Sci-Fi Adventure "Elliott from Earth" Makes Its Landing Monday, March 29 on Cartoon Network
The series will premiere Monday, March 29 with a two-week premiere event on Cartoon Network.

[03/05/21 - 11:00 AM]
IMDb TV Sets April 2 Premiere for "Moment of Truth," The Never-Before-Seen Story Behind the Tragic Murder of James Jordan
The series tells the never-before-seen story behind the murder of beloved husband and father, James Jordan, as well as the history of social injustice in Robeson County, North Carolina, where two teenagers, Larry Demery and Daniel Green, were charged and convicted of the crime.

[03/05/21 - 10:17 AM]
"Supergirl" Returns to The CW Schedule This Spring, Kicking Off Its Final Season Starting Tuesday, March 30
The recently renewed freshman hit "Superman & Lois" will go on a brief hiatus from The CW schedule due to a COVID-related production interruption earlier this season.

[03/05/21 - 10:00 AM]
Amazon Studios, Amblin Television, Film 45 and Tripod Media Take Off for Mars Exploration Documentary "Good Night Oppy"
With the support of NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Industrial Light & Magic, the film tells the inspirational true story of Opportunity, a Mars Exploration Rover, and the bond forged between the robot and the humans that created her.

[03/05/21 - 09:43 AM]
Cliff Crooks Puts Struggling Chefs Through Their Paces in Food Network's New Series "Chef Boot Camp"
Look for the series to premiere on Thursday, April 8 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/05/21 - 09:37 AM]
VH1's Black Ink Crew Franchise Expands with New Specials Featuring the Casts of New York, Chicago and Compton
Look for "Black Ink Crew: Secrets Unlocked" on Monday, March 15 and 22; followed by "Black Ink Crew: Confessions" on Monday, March 29.

[03/05/21 - 09:25 AM]
Video: YouTube Originals Kids & Family Debuts Official Trailer for "Super Sema" Voiced by Academy Award-Winning Actress and Author Lupita Nyong'o
Episodes 1 through 8 of this free-to-stream series are available Monday, March 8.

[03/05/21 - 09:00 AM]
HBO Max Brings Beloved Children's Book "The Runaway Bunny" to Life with the Talents of Tracee Ellis Ross, Kelly Rowland, Rosanne Cash, Rufus Wainwright, Ziggy Marley and Mariah Carey
Tracee Ellis Ross, Kelly Rowland, Rosanne Cash, Rufus Wainwright, Ziggy Marley and Mariah Carey are among the featured talent.

[03/05/21 - 09:00 AM]
Apple TV+ Renews "Dear..." for Second Season with New Installments Spotlighting Viola Davis, Selena Gomez, Jane Fonda, Ava DuVernay, Billy Porter, Sandra Oh and More
Set to debut globally on Apple TV+ later this year, the second season will debut 10 new installments, with each episode spotlighting and profiling internationally recognized leaders.

[03/05/21 - 08:18 AM]
Lifetime Inspires and Entertains This April with Five New Movie Premieres, Beginning Easter Weekend
Newly announced movies include "Color of Love" and "Beware of the Midwife."

[03/05/21 - 06:31 AM]
Video: Meet the Experts Joining "America's Most Wanted," Premiering Monday, March 15 on FOX
Paul Holes and Yodit Tewolde will join the previously announced host Elizabeth Vargas.

[03/05/21 - 06:04 AM]
FX's "Pose" Sets Premiere for Third and Final Season
"We got to tell the exact story we wanted, as we wanted to tell it, and I'm incredibly honored and grateful," said Ryan Murphy.

[03/05/21 - 05:01 AM]
Video: "Formula 1: Drive to Survive" (Season 3) - Official Trailer - Netflix
During a shortened 2020 season, Lewis Hamilton, Daniel Ricciardo and other top drivers pursue checkered flags as COVID-19 turns the world upside down.

[03/04/21 - 02:02 PM]
Elsa Pataky and Luke Bracey to Star in Matthew Reilly's "Interceptor" for Netflix
The Netflix film is executive produced by Chris Hemsworth, Kathy Morgan, Christopher Mapp, Robert Slaviero and Peter D. Graves.