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Coodie And Chike Took Over 20 Years To Make The Kanye West Doc — But Did Netflix Pay Them $30M?

Coodie and Chike reportedly got a nice payday for the Kanye West documentary. And it took them more than 20 years to get it. According to the New York Daily News, Coodie and Chike reportedly received $30 million for the “jeen-yuhs” documentary, a hit doc that is currently streaming on Netflix about Kanye West. Billboard also reports that it took the filmmaking pair more than 20 years to finish the doc thanks to the filmmakers’ surgical precision in documenting nearly every aspect of the “808s and Heartbreak” rapper’s life. And while a source familiar with the production told Entertainment Tonight that the acquisition figure is inaccurate, what’s clear is that “jeen-yuhs” details aspects of West’s life that were previously unavailable to his fanbase and the general public. Coodie and Chike used home videos, never-before-seen footage, and other exclusive content to chronicle West’s rise. From the car accident that caused him to get a whole new mouth to the passing of his beloved...

Janet Jackson’s Album Streams Dominate On iTunes Charts Following Her Documentary

Janet Jackson has been a powerful force in the music industry for over three decades, and she’s not letting up anytime soon. To tell her story within her own terms, the global pop star brought the world into her iconic eras and personal life in her executive-produced documentary that aired on Lifetime and A&E. According to Variety, her documentary reached 15.7 million viewers. In addition, much love and support were shown for Jackson’s discography after it aired. The music veteran’s albums have taken over iTunes Top 10 Pop sales chart including No. 1 with “Control,” That Grape Juice reports. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Janet Jackson (@janetjackson)

Feb 2, 2022

Industry Vet Dream Hampton to Direct Series on Tulsa Race Massacre

Seasoned industry veteran Dream Hampton — the executive producer behind Lifetime’s Emmy-nominated “Surviving R. Kelly” documentary series — has been tapped to work on a new project to highlight the infamous events of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. Dream Hampton, executive producer of #SurvivingRKelly , will direct 'Black Wall Street,' a documentary series about the Tulsa Race Massacre, a deadly act of racial violence committed 99 years ago — The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) June 1, 2020 According to Variety , Hampton will executively produce and direct the Cineflix Productions documentary series to document one of the worst acts of racial violence in American history. Under the working title “Black Wall Street,” the limited series will weave together past and present events attributed to the 1921 Massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which left hundreds of Black people dead, thousands displaced, and the city on fire. “Black people from Tulsa have refused to let the...

Jun 2, 2020

Netflix to Give a 'Rare' Look at Michelle Obama's Life Through New Documentary

Netflix is planning to release a documentary on former First Lady Michelle Obama’s life based on her best-selling memoir, “Becoming.” I’m excited to share that on May 6, @Netflix will release BECOMING, a documentary directed by Nadia Hallgren that shares the stories of the amazing people I met after the release of my memoir. During this difficult time, I hope you’ll find some inspiration and joy in this film. — Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) April 27, 2020 The documentary appropriately named after Obama’s book — which originated with the Obamas’ Higher Ground production company — will pick up where the memoir left off. “Those months I spent traveling — meeting and connecting with people in cities across the globe — drove home the idea that what we share in common is deep and real and can’t be messed with,” she shared in a statement . Photo credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images Following the book’s release, Obama embarked on a 34-city tour that she took to...

Apr 27, 2020

5 Uplifting Quibi Shows You Need to Stream This Weekend

Quibi is finally here! Add the new mobile streaming platform to your regular Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video rotation. Launched earlier this month, Quibi offers over 50 scripted and unscripted shows. Its first batch of content includes daily essential news programs, documentary, competition shows and everything in between. What’s more, they’ve got some much-anticipated shows in the pipeline. Though Quibi’s aim was to provide entertainment while folks are on the go, the subscription-based service can still be a treat for those of us safely quarantining indoors and looking for some good feels. As Rolling Stone reports , Quibi is currently offering free 90-day subscriptions to anyone who signs up on their website before April 20. With that said, here are the most uplifting shows you should try out while it’s free.99! “Thanks A Million” Yes, this human interest show will tug at your heartstrings. The idea is that A-list celebs pay it forward with enormous acts of kindness — in the...

Apr 10, 2020

LeBron James Debuts New Docuseries for I Promise School

NBA superstar LeBron James has always held his hometown of Akron, Ohio close to his heart and even more so the public elementary school he founded for at-risk youth. Now he’s putting his executive producer hat back on to debut a docuseries that follows the trials and tribulations of the school’s students and its initiative, according to PEOPLE. His new documentary titled “I PROMISE” is a 15-episode docuseries that tells the story of the I Promise school through James’ perspective as well as the students, teachers, and others close to the institution. “I think it’s important for us all to see and hear stories that can make each other better,” James told PEOPLE. “That’s why I’m thankful that my SpringHill Entertainment was able to shine a light on these kids and these families, as well as so many other important things they’re doing.” The school — which opened in the fall of 2018 in partnership with Akron Public Schools and the LeBron James Family Foundation — was designed to provide...

Apr 7, 2020