07 Apr

Being Mary Jane director on the big blow-up: ‘It sets up the finale’

In this week’s episode, Mary Jane’s stint in the anchor chair during the highly sought-after primetime slot didn’t go as hoped: Her round of questions with a conservative guest escalated into an on-air brawl and in the process, the “Talk Back” anchor’s sound bites went viral. Now, Mary Jane’s future at SNC hangs in the […]

11 Mar

Rob Hardy Directs ‘Empire’ Episode: ‘Sins of the Father’

Director Rob Hardy brings his immersive style to the set of the hit new show “Empire,” allowing viewers to feel like they are part of the experience with his sweeping camera angles, captivating storytelling and his on-screen character development. Hardy’s “Empire” debut titled “Sins of the Father” will air tonight, Wednesday March 11, 2015 at […]

10 Mar

Rob Hardy Launches Rainforest Entertainment + Taps Mitzi Miller for Head of Development at New Company

Interesting development, roughly 9 months after news of the dissolving of Rainforest Films was made public, with Will Packer inking a 3-year first-look production agreement with Universal Pictures, that would see the producer develop new scripted projects for the studio under his newly formed Will Packer Productions banner. The obvious question I had at the time of the above announcements […]

05 Jun

Master Class with Award-Winning Filmmaker & NYFA Grad Rob Hardy

As part of the African Black Film Festival 2014, New York Film Academy graduate and highly successful filmmaker, Rob Hardy, will be holding a Master Class at the SVA Theatre in New York City on Saturday, June 21st from 4:30pm- 6:30pm. Rob Hardy, who is a 2014 NAACP Image Award nominee, broke into network television with […]

09 Jan

NAACP Image Awards Nominations Announced

The NAACP Image Awards honors the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and honors those who promote social justice through creative endeavors. Winners will be voted upon by NAACP members. Winners of the non-televised categories will be announced Friday, Feb. 21. The NAACP Image Awards are presented […]

09 Jan

NAACP Nominates Three CM Pros for Image Awards!

That’s right, three – count ’em – THREE of our Criminal Minds darlings were nominated for the prestigious Image awards! Shemar Moore was nominated in the Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, Co-Executive Producer and writer Janine Sherman-Barrois was nominated for Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series, and Director Rob Hardy earned an “Outstanding” nod for […]

27 Nov

Bounce TV Launches With Will Packer, Rob Hardy At Helm

This week marks another historic milestone in black media, with the launch of Bounce TV, the nation’s first-ever, free broadcast television network marketed exclusively to African-American audiences. Founded by entertainment industry luminaries and businessmen Andrew Young, Martin Luther King III, Andrew “Bo” Young III, television executives Ryan Glover and Jonathan Katz and filmmakers Rob Hardy and […]