Photos of Michael attending a photocall in Madrid for his film Creed II have been added to the gallery.
Michael B. Jordan surprised high school students in his hometown of Newark, New Jersey, to help mentor and inspire teens pursuing careers in the arts.
The “Black Panther” star returned to the classroom through a program sponsored by Coach, where he serves as the brand’s new face of menswear.
The Hollywood man of the moment said returning to school “inspired” him.
“To see these kids get up here and be fearless and just kind of, you know … just put themselves out there,” he said. “I got inspired again … I got the chills.”
The kids Jordan met with are in a program called the Future Project, which works to empower students by helping them develop the mindset and skills to achieve their dreams.
“Dreams are so important,” Jordan said. “The arts, manifest those emotions. They manifest … those dreams.”
“You cut the arts out,” he added, “you’re cutting kids’ ability … to dream.”
Jordan said when he sees the students’ faces, he sees “the future.”
“Hopefully I’m going to give ’em a job in the next five, 10 years,” he added.
Source: ABC News
Photos of Michael attending a screening of his film Black Panther have been added to the gallery.
Photos of Michael attending 30th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival have been added to the gallery.
Photos of Michael attending the 19th Annual AFI Awards and the W Magazine ‘Best Performances’ Portfolio have been added to the gallery.
MBJ recently attended the Comic-Con Experience in Brazil. Photos from the event have been added to the gallery.
Oscar-winner Tarell Alvin McCraney will debut a first look of his new series ‘David Makes Man’.
For this year’s Sundance, The Blackhouse Foundation has found a new partner in Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network.
OWN will be the event’s inaugural presenting sponsor, joining returning premier sponsors Facebook and BET Networks. Blackhouse, the non-profit that executes programming with the industry’s most influential Black creatives and provides support for up-and-coming talent, is entering it’s 12th year at the fest.
This year’s programming will include a first look at Oscar-winning Moonlight writer Tarell Alvin McCraney’s new OWN drama David Makes Man. The series, about a 14-year-old prodigy from the projects who is haunted by the death of his closest friend and relied on by his hardworking mother to find a way out of poverty, is inspired by events in McCraney’s own life.
McCraney will be on hand for a panel with exec producers Michael B. Jordan and Oprah Winfrey, showrunner Dee Harris-Lawrence, and cast Akili McDowell, Alana Arenas, and Phylicia Rashad.
OWN will also host a fireside chat with the network’s general manager Tina Perry and Harpo Films EVP Carla Gardini moderated by The Blackhouse Foundation co-founder Brickson Diamond.
“We are blown away by the growing presence of Black audiences, creatives and programmed films at Sundance. This year is on track to be another record showing. Our sponsor partners are bringing the best in education, access and opportunity for our constituents and we can’t wait to open our doors,” says Diamond.
Returning to the the festival programming will be BET Networks-Blackhouse Fellowship Program, which brings ten Black MFA students from across the country to the festival to help execute this year’s programming and network. Facebook will also return to with its Project SEEN, including an interactive workshop and the opportunity for filmmakers to partner with Facebook to create their own promotional content.
Blackhouse Foundation’s 2019 Sundance schedule will run from Jan. 25-28. Details can be found on Blackhouse’s website.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The 31-year-old will pick up his hardware at the fest on Feb. 7.
Michael B. Jordan, who won raves in 2018 for his work as a supporting actor in Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther and the lead actor in Steven Caple Jr.’s Creed 2 (and a Critics’ Choice nom for the former on Monday), will receive the Cinema Vanguard Award at the 2019 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the fest announced this week.
The 31-year-old, whose prior credits include Coogler’s Fruitvale Station (2013) and Creed (2015) as well as the game-changing TV series The Wire (2002) and Friday Night Lights (2009-11), will be honored Feb. 7 at Santa Barbara’s historic Arlington Theatre as part of the festival’s 34th edition, which will run Jan. 30-Feb. 9.
SBIFF’s Cinema Vanguard Award recognizes actors who have forged their own path, taking artistic risks and making a significant and unique contribution to film. Previous recipients include Willem Dafoe, Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Rooney Mara, Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Jean Dujardin, Bernice Bejo, Nicole Kidman, Peter Sarsgaard, Christoph Waltz, Vera Farmiga, Kristin Scott Thomas, Stanley Tucci and Ryan Gosling.
Said SBIFF executive director Roger Durling in a statement: “It’s thrilling to honor Michael B. Jordan this year for the emboldened way he’s shown us what it means to be a movie star for the 21st century, mixing sensitivity with swagger, choosing important material that remains full of integrity yet becomes world phenomenon, and forging a cinematic partnership with visionary director Ryan Coogler.”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter