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Bounce Announces Renewal of Saints and Sinners for Fourth Season – to Premier Soon.

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Bounce, the only emerging broadcast - or "multicast" - television network producing original scripted series, announced today that Saints & Sinners has been renewed for a fourth season, to premiere in the summer of 2019.

The network also announced a new licensing agreement that will make previous episodes of the hit original drama series and #1 most-watched program available to stream on Hulu. All three seasons of Saints & Sinners will stream on Hulu ahead of the season four premiere - marking the first time originally-produced content from Bounce will be available on the premium streaming service. Saints & Sinners centers around the pursuit of power, intertwined with greed, deception, corruption, compromising sexual affairs and murder – all set against the backdrop of a large southern church. Cliffhangers and twists abound in the series, which is set Cypress, Georgia, a sleepy southern town outside Atlanta. Saints & Sinners stars Vanessa Bell Calloway, Clifton Powell, Christian Keyes, Keith Robinson, J.D. Williams, Jasmine Burke, Tray Chaney, Demetria McKinney, Afemo Omilami and Donna Biscoe. The show is produced in partnership with Swirl Film's Eric Tomosunas (Behind the Movement: The Rosa Parks StoryLove Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story35 and Ticking, Pride & Prejudice.) Bounce (@BounceTV) airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports, and more. Bounce has grown to be available in more than 109 million homes across the United States and 97% of all African-American (AA) television homes, including all the top AA television markets. Bounce is part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP)

Sheryl Underwood Adds Major Market Affiliate

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WGHC 98.3 FM Chicago's #1 Afro-Caribbean radio Station – Sheryl Underwood In the mornings. Mel Devonne in the afternoons.

KUDOS to Radio Facts favorite Sheryl Underwood on her new affiliate in the third largest market, Chicago. Her show will be on (WGHC) 98.3 FM. Sheryl Underwood / J Anthony Brown and Radio Icon Mel Devonne as well as The E. Jones syndicated celebrity radio show and the Voice of TV One's' Unsung Tyrone Dubious are also on the schedule. (WGHC) 98.3 FM is Chicago's only Afro-Caribbean Urban radio station and the only African Immigrant-Owned radio station in North America.

AAFCA Releases Names of Its Awards Winners and Top Ten Films of the Year

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Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther” was named the year’s Best Film today by the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), the world’s largest group of black film critics comprised of leading film critics from across the country.

The groundbreaking blockbuster also won Best Director (Ryan Coogler) and Best Song (“All the Stars” performed by Kendrick Lamar and SZA with music and lyrics by Kendrick Lamar, Anthony Tiffith, Mark Spears, Solana Rowe and Al Shuckburgh) making it AAFCA’s top award-winner of 2018.

AAFCA also announced winners in several other categories, along with its annual top ten list, with all categories voted on by AAFCA members.

AAFCA Awards Winners:

Best Film: “Black Panther”

Best Director: Ryan Coogler (“Black Panther”)

Best Screenplay:  Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee (“BlacKkKlansman”) Best Actor: John David Washington (“BlacKkKlansman”)

Best Actress: Regina Hall (“Support the Girls)” Best Supporting Actor: Russell Hornsby (“The Hate U Give”) Best Supporting Actress: Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”)

Best Breakout Performance: Amandla Stenberg (“The Hate U Give”)

Best Animated Film: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Best Independent Film: “If Beale Street Could Talk” Best Foreign Film: “Roma”

Best Documentary: “Quincy” Best Song: “All The Stars” (“Black Panther”)

Best New Media: “Red Table Talk”

Best TV Drama:  “Queen Sugar”

Best TV Comedy:  “Insecure”

AAFCA’s Top Ten List:

  1. Black Panther (Walt Disney Studios)
  2. If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna Pictures)
  3. The Hate U Give (20th Century Fox)
  4. A Star is Born (Warner Bros. Studios)
  5. Quincy (Netflix)
  6. Roma (Netflix)
  7. Blindspotting (Lionsgate)
  8. The Favourite (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
  9. Sorry to Bother You (Annapurna Pictures)
  10. Widows (20th Century Fox)

“Selecting Disney’s “Black Panther” as the year’s best film was a no-brainer,” stated AAFCA co-founder Shawn Edwards.  “Beyond its tremendous reviews and historic box office performance, the film changed the culture and became a defining moment for Black America. Finally, after years of painfully negative and blatantly harmful depictions of blacks on screen there was a movie full of positive images and characters that blacks could rally around. For many blacks the film’s release was like a national holiday. The movie sparked a sense of pride and inspired Afro-futurism-theme parties, academic panel discussions, scholarship funds, vacation plans to Africa and thousands of black kids dressing-up like their favorite characters on Halloween. Many have waited a lifetime for a moment like this and “Black Panther” delivered with a multi-generational appeal never before seen.”

“It’s been a breakthrough year in cinema on a number of fronts,” said Gil Robertson, co-president of AAFCA. “Most significantly, the tremendous success of “Black Panther” and “Crazy Rich Asians” clearly demonstrates that films populated by people of color can perform well overseas. AAFCA’s Top 10 marks the first time so many films by or about black identity have made our list, presenting storylines that reflect the diversity that lives within the black community.  It was also good to see “Roma” and “The Favourite” make our TOP 10 because these films, as well, shine light on themes and storylines representing popular culture.”

Several special achievement awards will be announced in the coming weeks including the Cinema Vanguard Award, the ICON Award, AAFCA’s Stanley Kramer Award and the organization’s inaugural Pioneer Award.

The AAFCA Awards, sponsored by Nissan, Home Depot and Morgan Stanley Global Sports & Entertainment, will take place on February 6, 2019 at the Taglyan Complex.  For additional information, please visit AAFCA.COM.

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