Rating: About Ratings
Opens: 09/18/2020
Running Time: 120
Rated: PG-13
Cast: Scott Pryor, Livi Birch, John Schneider, B.J. Arnett, Cameron Arnett, Cedric Greenway, Kristin Brokc and Nicole Marie Johnson.
Crew: Directors: Scott Pryor and Gloria Stella. Producers: Gloria Stella, Robert Stella and Autumn Bailey. Executive Producers: Laura Pryor and Scott Pryor. Screenwriters: Scott Pryor and Ty DeMartino. Cinematographer: Denton Adkinson.
REVIEW: By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs

Faith-based movies traditionally have a loyal following. Over the last few years several religious films like “War Room,” “Breakthrough,” “Miracles from Heaven,” Overcomer” and “God’s Not Dead” among others, did considerably well at the box office.

The latest Christian movie generating some buzz is “Tulsa.” The independent film was released Aug. 21 in limited Regal Cinemas and will open in additional California Regal Theaters starting Sept. 18. “Tulsa” is also available On Demand.

“Tulsa” is loosely based on a true story about a former marine and biker named Tommy Colston (Scott Pryor, “Blackbear”) who is struggling with a personal tragedy. Tommy finds solace in drinking and popping pills. He’s a motorcycle and auto mechanic who runs his own repair shop. He was living comfortably before tragedy struck and he got behind on bills and other things.

Just trying to keep afloat is Tommy’s biggest concern.

It was anyway until he’s thrown for another loop by a local social worker (Nicole Marie Johnson, “Little”). Jaylene (Johnson) tells Tommy that there’s a 9-year-old orphan girl named Tulsa (Livi Birch, “Redeeming Love” and TV’s “Lovecraft Country”) whose foster mother was arrested. The little girl has a picture of Tommy and her now deceased mother. Tulsa believes Tommy is her long-lost dad and wants to come live with him.

Jaylene even knows Tommy and admits her hands are tied and Tulsa has nowhere else to go. Until they get the paperwork finalized, Tulsa needs to stay with him.

Initially it seems like a horrible idea since Tommy’s apartment is not suitable for a little girl and because he doesn’t know how to take care of kids. Plus, he’s not even sure if this is really his daughter.

He doesn’t have much of a choice. So, just like that little Tulsa is on board and happy to be reunited with her “father.” Tommy is far from thrilled. Tulsa is bossy and demands Tommy clean up the place and more importantly clean up his act. She even goes so far to dump his alcohol, pills, and cigarettes.

While Tommy tries extremely hard to keep Tulsa out of his way, her bubbly personality wears him down and eventually warms his cold and empty heart. Tulsa recites bible verses, sings—Birch’s music is featured in the film along with Christian singer/songwriter Josh Garrels.

The cute 11-year-old pulls out all the stops to get Tommy to go to church and make him realize he can kick his addictions if he’d just get out of his own way. Once Tommy comes around, he sees how much this little girl changed his life and he decides to be a true father to her for as long as he can.

In addition to starring in “Tulsa,” Scott Pryor directed and co-wrote the film with Gloria Stella (“Blackbear”) and Ty DeMartino (“A Christmas Tree Miracle”).

“Tulsa” boasts solid performances from familiar faces like John Schneider (TV’s “The Have And The Have Nots” and “The Dukes of Hazzard”), Cameron Arnett (“Overcomer” and “I Still Believe”), Cedric Greenway, (TV’s “Black Lightning”), B.J. Arnett, (“The Challenger Disaster”). It’s a real heart warmer filled with faith, hope and love.

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Look At This Trailer For "TULSA"

Lana K. Wilson-Combs is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics’ Association (BFCA), The Black Film Critics Circle (BFCC) and a Nominating Committee Voting Member for the NAACP Image Awards.

Rated: R
Opens: 09/18/2020

Rated: PG-13
Opens: 09/11/2020
Critical Thinking

Rated: PG-13
Opens: 09/11/2020
The Broken Hearts Gallery

Rated: PG-13
Opens: 09/04/2020

Rated: PG
Opens: 08/21/2020
The One And Only Ivan

Rated: R
Opens: 08/21/2020
The 24th


<b>“The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings.”</b> Title: “The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings.”
Year Released: 1977
Running Time: 110
Production Company: Universal Pictures
Director: John Badham
Director of Photography: Bill Butler
Screenwriter: William Brashler
Author: Lana K. Wilson-Combs

REVIEW: It must have been my recent chance meeting with former Dodger legend Dusty Baker that turned my attention to the Dodgers and baseball in particular. Then again, baseball season is right around the corner, so this review was just meant to me.

The truth is, I realized I hadn’t reviewed any baseball movies in a long time. One of my favorite...

The Prey <b>(Aug. 25)</b> Title: The Prey (Aug. 25)
Year Released: 2018
Running Time: 93
Production Company: Dark Star Pictures
Director: Jimmy Henderson
Review By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there haven’t been many action movies to cheer about this summer. However, all is not completely lost. The low, budget drama, “The Prey” from director/writer Jimmy Henderson (“Jailbreak”) is an incredibly entertaining thriller filled with fierce, non-stop action.

“The Prey” would have been a blast to see on the big screen, but it’s currently available On-Demand including: iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Xbox, Vudu, Direct TV, Dish Network and all other major cable providers.

An official selection of the BFI London Film Festival, the Busan International Film Festival and Fantasia Film Festival, “The Prey” is loosely based on Richard Connell's survivalist adventure story, “The Most Dangerous Game.”

Newcomer Gu Shangwei (“The Guardian (Patron Saint: Desperate Rescue”), who I’d love to see more of on any screen, stars in “The Prey” as Xin, a cop who goes deep undercover on a secret mission to bust a criminal ring in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia.

While there, the local police raid the criminal organization and in the process arrest Xin and send him to a remote jungle. Xin soon discovers, there’s much more major corruption and violence going on than he possibly imagined. Xin doesn’t tell his captors who he is, and they try to beat the information out of him. He’s a tough dude and doesn’t crack even when the ruthless prison warden (a remarkable performance from Thai actor Vithaya Pansringarm, “Only God Forgives”), ramps up the brutal torture tactics.

It doesn’t take long for you to want Xin to beat down the monstrous warden by any means necessary. I mean the warden is just so cocky and ruthless.
He’s in charge of leading a group of wealthy men who enjoy hunting human prisoners for sport. They pay the warden big money and he releases the prisoners in the Cambodian jungle and the guys hunt them down. What the warden and the rest of these fools don’t realize is Xin is a survivalist in every sense of the word and a martial arts master.

Interestingly enough, in real life the warden (Vithaya Pansringarm) is a 5th Degree Black Belt in Kendo, a modern form of Japanese martial arts.

If Xin can outsmart his captors and survive this sadistic game, he gets to leave as a free man. If not, he will be another body the hunters can claim as their prized trophy. The smart money is on Xin. Watch him work.
(Highly Recommended).

Emperor <b>(Aug. 18)</b> Title: Emperor (Aug. 18)
Year Released: 2020
Running Time: 99
Production Company: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Director: Mark Amin
Review By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs


I thought I had my fill of slave dramas until I saw “Emperor” from Academy Award-nominated producer Reginald Hudlin (“Django Unchained,” “Marshall” and “The Black Godfather”).

“Emperor” was slated for a theatrical release in March, but due to the pandemic was thrown off course. It’s available Aug. 18 on DVD, VOD, and all digital platforms from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

“Emperor,” from director Mark Amin is a remarkable film. It’s inspired by the legend of South Carolina born Shields “Emperor” Green, a descendant of African kings who became an outlaw slave in the pre-Civil War South.

Most of us probably didn’t learn about the heroism of Shields “Emperor” Green in our elementary and high school history books. It’s for sure that this gripping story from screenwriter Pat Charles (TV’s “Black Lightning”)--which is told from a “different” historical perspective—wouldn’t have made the cut either.

Dayo Okeniyi (“Terminator Genisys” and TV’s” Shades of Blue”) is absolutely stunning in his portrayal of Green. We see his fierce courage and desire to protect his wife Sarah (a terrific Naturi Naughton (TV’s “Power”) and their young son Tommy (a fantastic Tracye Malachi (TV’s “American Soul” as Raymond Cornelius) when their gambling addicted slaveowner loses the plantation. It’s sold to the despicable slaveowners Randolph Stevens (M.C. Gainey, TV’s “Bosch”) and Hank Beaumont (Patrick Roper, “The Birth of a Nation”).

When Hank catches little Tommy reading a book that he’s “borrowed,” the kid is beaten. That sets Green off on a killing spree and fleeing for his life with a Texas bounty hunter (Ben Robson TV’s “Animal Kingdom”) hot on his tail.

During Green’s harrowing journey north, he meets a seemingly friendly man (Mykelti Williamson, “The 24th”), but it turns out he has ulterior motives and Green must escape from him too.

Green does find an ally in Levi Coffin (Bruce Durn, TV’s “Goliath”), a key figure in the Underground Railroad movement. Green also meets John Brown the abolitionist (an excellent James Cromwell, TV’s “Succession”), who in turn introduces him to Frederick Douglas (the sensational Harry Lennix, TV’s “Billions”).

Green then decides to join with Brown on the daring raid on the federal armory at Harper’s Ferry (Virginia Oct. 1859) which helped spark the beginning of the Civil War and cemented Green’s heroic legacy in American history. “Emperor” is a powerful and must-see movie.
(Highly Recommended).

Bombshell <b> (March 10)</b> Title: Bombshell (March 10)
Year Released: 2019
Running Time: 109
Production Company: Summit Inc/Lionsgate
Director: Jay Roach
Review By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs


In “Bombshell” director Jay Roach (“Trumbo”) doesn’t pull many punches and rips the skin right off to expose the Fox News organization for its alleged involvement in a shocking sexual harassment scandal in 2016 that nearly toppled the network and spawned the #MeToo movement.

Charlize Theron is spot on as newscaster Megyn Kelly. So is Nicole Kidman’s portrayal of Gretchen Carlson, Margot Robbie plays a fictional character and John Lithgow channels former Fox CEO Roger Ailes.

“Bombshell” earned three Oscar nominations at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards, “Best Actress” (Theron), “Best Supporting Actress” (Robbie) and it won for “Best Makeup and Hairstyling.”

The movie focuses on the women reporters and the sexist environment they stated they were subjected to. When Carlson (Kidman) is fired, she sues Ailes for sexual harassment and that sets this drama into motion.

While “Bombshell” is a film with an important message, it also feels rushed and limited and doesn’t go deep enough into the issues. Still, it shines a much-needed spotlight on women standing up, speaking up and refusing to be bullied and sexually harassed in the newsroom and beyond.

Editor’s Note: Here are the “Bombshell” Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Special Features:

1. "No Easy Truths: The Making of Bombshell" 7-Part Documentary:
2. "Convergence: Genesis of the Film" Featurette
3. "Quid Pro Quo: Charlize, Nicole, Margot, John" Featurette
4. "Human Dynamics: The Ensemble Cast" Featurette
5. "Breaking the Fourth Wall: Visual Design" Featurette
6. "Layer by Layer: Makeup, Hair & Clothing" Featurette
7. "A Unique Skill Set: Jay Roach" Featurette
8. "Catalyst for Change: Parting Thoughts" Featurette.

Uncut Gems <b>(March 10) </b> Title: Uncut Gems (March 10)
Year Released: 2019
Running Time: 135
Production Company: A24 Productions
Director: Benny And Josh Safdie
Review By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs


In “Uncut Gems,” Adam Sandler gets serious and ditches his goofball comedy routine for a serious and impressive, hard-core turn as a slick, New York City jeweler and compulsive gambler.

Directed by Josh and Benny Safdie (“Good Time”), “Uncut Gems” is set in 2012 in New York City’s Diamond District. It’s here that Howard Ratner (Sandler) has a popular jewelry store that’s frequented by regular folks but mostly high-end clientele; pro athletes like NBA star Kevin Garnett who loves that bling.

When Howard’s right-hand man, Demany (Lakeith Stanfield, “The Photograph”) convinces KG to come in and see a rare opal stone that Howard somehow managed to hide in a dead fish and smuggle from Ethiopia, Kevin accepts the invite.

Once Kevin sees the piece, he wants to hold on to it as a good luck charm for his upcoming game. He offers to give Howard his championship in return.
Talk about tit for tat. Howard is a gambler. So, his instincts kick in and he hocks the ring and bets on it hoping to use his winnings to purchase the ring back.

Nothing quite goes the way Howard plans. Not only is Howard a bad gambler, but a terrible liar too.
His sleazy lifestyle has taken a toll on his wife, Dinah (Idina Menzel, “Frozen II”) who has had enough of him and his side chick Julia (Julia Fox, “PVT Chat”). The loan sharks are circling too because Howard owes them tons of money.

These goons are only going to wait so long before they make him pay one way or the other. The smartest thing Howard ever did was bullet proof his office glass doors and hire some intimidating guards out front to keep out the riffraff. However, trouble, still manages to find Howard at most every turn. The guy just never learns.

You know it’s just a matter of time before Howard runs out of luck. But the buildup to how it’s all going to come crashing down on him and watching as he tries to weasel his way out of every predicament, is what makes “Uncut Gems” a real gem.
Which Of The Following Stars of "The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings" Won A Tony Award As "Best Supporting Actor In A Musical?"
"Ted Ross"
"Richard Pryor"
"Billy Dee Williams'"
" James Earl Jones"


Hidden Empire Film Group recently announced that principal photography has wrapped on their new chilling horror film “Don’t Fear” from Sacramento director Deon Taylor (pictured Top Left) and starring Joseph Sikora, Andrew Bachelor, Terrence J, Anne Ilonzeh, Iddo Goldberg, Ruby Modine, Jessica Allain and T.I.

The film is one of the first to go into production during the pandemic and completed under COVID compliant restrictions.

“As one of the first films to go into production with external and internal filming, we are thrilled to have completed production on “Don’t Fear,” said writer/director Deon Taylor. “Roxanne, the entire team and I are incredibly thankful for our amazing cast and crew who all worked incredibly hard and were fully dedicated in getting this film completed under less than ideal circumstances. It is during our darkest moments in life that we as artists find our brightest light.”

A year into living through a worldwide pandemic, a group of friends gathered in the remote Tahoe Mountains to stay at the "Historic Strawberry Lodge". What was supposed to be a much needed getaway and celebratory weekend, quickly turns into a waking nightmare. After waking up to an emergency service warning, the friends find out the virus has mutated to a more highly lethal and contagious airborne threat, forcing them to shelter-in-place immediately.

The group is pushed to the brink of survival as the truth about the historic lodge slowly unravels in front of them. With nowhere to go, they are forced to battle against the lodge's true purpose, to haunt their fears and collect their souls.

Filming took place in Kyburz, California over the course of 17 days and was fully compliant with COVID-19 protocols and guidelines. Cast and crew were COVID tested every three days, were required to wear masks at all times while not on camera, self-drove to/from the set and were accommodated either on set at the lodge that was fully rented out by production or at a nearby hotel where they quarantined with no outside interaction. Additionally, the set had washing stations, gloves and sanitizing stations throughout, all cameras and equipment were sanitized daily all catering and craft services were pre-packaged.

“As a producer working during COVID-19, it is very important that keep our cast and crew safe and healthy,” said producer Roxanne Avent Taylor. “Everyone was very excited to get back to work and we took every precaution necessary to insure their safety. Our team worked in tandem with the Guilds including SAG and DGA, we had a doctor who was trained by Dr. Fauci administer all the test, a paramedic onsite at all times and a Bactakleen Antibacterial Treament System and cleaning crew to sanitize the set daily. It’s been quite the process, but we are very proud and excited for what we as team have completed.”

“Don’t Fear” is produced by Roxanne Avent Taylor, Omar Joseph, T.I. and Heather Kritzer and is executive produced by Bennett Koo, Andrew Bachelor, Clifford Reid and Terrence J. The film was co-written by Deon Taylor and John Ferry.

Taylor is also the director of Lionsgate’s upcoming film “Fatale” starring Michael Ealy and Hilary Swank which is scheduled for a theatrical release on Oct. 30.


Hidden Empire Film Group, led by writer/director/producer, Deon Taylor, his partner Roxanne Avent Taylor and philanthropist Robert F. Smith, is a team of creative and business professionals who have worked hard to build a company that creates innovative, relevant, entertaining content. The library of quality original works Hidden Empire has been able to produce in such a short time is amazing. It is a testament to the perfect storm of ingenuity brought to the table by the team.

Hidden Empire is a full-service production company whose focus is to create quality independent film and television series. As a natural progression in this field, some of the content has morphed into complete, stand-alone brands that are poised to operate as complete entities under the HEFG umbrella. Because it is a small company with big relationships, HEFG has also found that they are effective at producing large live events for their clients.

Editor’s Note: Information used in this report obtained from Hidden Empire publicity. Photo: Courtesy of Hidden Empire.



Global content leader Lionsgate announced today that the compelling, highly anticipated motion picture “Antebellum” starring Janelle Monáe and written and directed by the advocacy filmmakers Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz, will premiere as a Premium On-Demand release, debuting on all platforms on Sept.18.

The film will be released theatrically in select international markets according to Joe Drake, Chairman, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group.

With audience demand for content at an all-time high, Lionsgate’s versatile slate positions the studio to take advantage of different distribution strategies. “Antebellum’s” timely themes presented the studio with the opportunity to create a release plan that reaches as wide an audience as possible, as soon as possible.

“While the theatrical experience will always be the heart of our business, we are thrilled that we are able to seize the opportunity to match Gerard and Chris’s urgent and immediate film with a release strategy befitting this moment of extraordinary change,” said Drake. “Gerard and Chris are storytellers whose work beats with authenticity – not only will this film entertain and thrill audiences worldwide, but spark a discussion about our current world.”

Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz added, “While we designed “Antebellum” to be consumed as a communal experience in the theater, we are thrilled by the unique opportunity we have to pivot to a different kind of communal moment in our culture. As we face the realities of systemic racism in our country, which have crescendoed to this current inflection point in 2020, we understand how imperative it is to bring “Antebellum” to the broadest audience possible, while also prioritizing health and safety. It is our ardent hope that by sharing our film widely, both nationally and internationally, we will transform the moviegoing experience from home into a true event.”

In “Antebellum,” successful author Veronica Henley (Janelle Monáe) finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality that forces her to confront the past, present and future--before it’s too late. Advocacy filmmakers Gerard Bush + Christopher Renz (Bush | Renz)-- best known for their pioneering advertising work engaged in the fight for social justice--write, produce and direct their first feature film, teaming with QC Entertainment, producer of the acclaimed films “Get Out” and “BlacKkKlansman,” Zev Foreman, Lezlie Wills, and Lionsgate for the mind-bending new thriller “Antebellum.”

Editor’s Note: Information used in this report obtained from Lionsgate Films.

AMAZON BLUMHOUSE By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs:


Amazon Prime Video recently announced “Welcome to the Blumhouse,” a program of eight unsettling, genre movies produced by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Television and Amazon Studios.

Sharing the spine-tingling suspense that’s a Blumhouse signature, each film presents a distinctive vision and unique perspective on common themes centered around family and love as redemptive or destructive forces. This slate marks the first ever program of Amazon Original movies on Prime Video that are thematically connected. The films showcase exciting up-and-coming talent, alongside established actors in exceptional and shocking new roles. “Welcome to the Blumhouse” will launch in October, timed for the Halloween season, on Prime Video in over 240 countries and territories worldwide.

Amazon Prime Video will launch the initial slate of four films as double features starting with “The Lie” directed by acclaimed writer/director Veena Sud (“The Killing,” “7 Seconds”) and “Black Box” directed by up-and-coming writer/director Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr. (“Born with It”), both premiering on Oct. 6.

Launching the following week on Oct. 13 is “Evil Eye,” from talented young directors Elan Dassani and Rajeev Dassani (“A Day’s Work,” “Jinn”) and executive produced by Priyanka Chopra Jonas (“Quantico,” “White Tiger”), and “Nocturne” written and directed by filmmaker Zu Quirke (“Zugzwang,” “Ghosting”) making her feature film debut. The latter four films will launch in 2021.

“We are excited to launch ‘Welcome to the Blumhouse’ with this exhilarating and provocative slate of original films for the first time ever on Prime Video. This collection from diverse and emerging filmmakers was a thrill to put together with our wonderful partners at Blumhouse Television,” said Julie Rapaport, Co-Head of Movies for Amazon Studios. “These chilling stories have something for everyone - ready to fright and delight genre fans and newcomers alike - and we are excited to share them with our global Prime Video customers.”

“We’re beyond excited that the visions of these talented filmmakers will finally be seen by genre fans around the world, especially during this time when people are seeking to escape and be entertained. And we love the innovative idea of programming like the classic drive-in or repertory theater experience,” said Marci Wiseman and Jeremy Gold, co-presidents Blumhouse Television. "Amazon have been incredible partners, linking arms and supporting the creative visions throughout the process of making these films."

“The Lie” is written and directed by Veena Sud, and stars Mireille Enos (The Killing), Peter Sarsgaard (“An Education”) and Joey King (“The Kissing Booth 2,” “The Act”). When their teenaged daughter confesses to impulsively killing her best friend, two desperate parents attempt to cover up the horrific crime, leading them into a complicated web of lies and deception. Produced by Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Christopher Tricarico, and Jason Blum. Executive produced by Howard Green, Kim Hodgert, Jeanette Volturno, Couper Samuelson and Aaron Barnett.

Directed by Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr. (“Born With It”) and script by Osei-Kuffour Jr. and Stephen Herman, “Black Box” stars Mamoudou Athie (“Jurassic World 3,” “The Circle”), Phylicia Rashad (“Creed”), Amanda Christine (“Colony”), Tosin Morohunfola (“The Chi,” “The ‘24th”), Charmaine Bingwa (“Trees of Peace,” “Little Sista”), and Troy James (“The Flash,” “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark”). After losing his wife and his memory in a car accident, a single father undergoes an agonizing experimental treatment that causes him to question who he really is. Executive produced by Jason Blum, Jay Ellis, Aaron Bergman, Lisa Bruce, Marci Wiseman, Jeremy Gold, Mynette Louie and William Marks.

Based off the award-winning, best-selling Audible Original production from writer Madhuri Shekar, “Evil Eye” is directed by Elan Dassani and Rajeev Dassani, and stars Sarita Choudhury (“Mississippi Masala,” “Lady in the Water”), Sunita Mani (“GLOW”), Omar Maskati (“Unbelievable”), and Bernard White (“Silicon Valley”). A seemingly perfect romance turns into a nightmare when a mother becomes convinced her daughter’s new boyfriend has a dark connection to her own past. Executive produced by Jason Blum, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Lisa Bruce, Marci Wiseman, Jeremy Gold, Guy Stodel, Anjula Acharia, Emilia Lapenta and Kate Navin.

“Nocturne” is written and directed by Zu Quirke in her breakout feature debut. Starring Sydney Sweeney (“Euphoria,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Player’s Table”), Madison Iseman (“Jumanji: The Next Level,” “Annabelle Comes Home”), Jacques Colimon (“The Society”) and Ivan Shaw (“Insecure,” “Casual”). Inside the halls of an elite arts academy, a timid music student begins to outshine her more accomplished and outgoing twin sister when she discovers a mysterious notebook belonging to a recently deceased classmate. Executive produced by Jason Blum, Lisa Bruce, Marci Wiseman, Jeremy Gold, Matthew Myers and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly.


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Blumhouse Television has earned critical acclaim and numerous honors for its dark, edgy fare including Emmy awards for its productions of HBO's “The Normal Heart” and “The Jinx,” as well as the prestigious Peabody award for “The Jinx” and the documentary “How to Dance in Ohio.”

Blumhouse Television launched as an independent studio in 2017 with funding from ITV. Projects since the studio launch include Golden Globe and Emmy nominated HBO limited series “Sharp Objects;” Golden Globe, Critics Choice and Writers Guild award nominated Showtime limited series “The Loudest Voice;” upcoming Showtime limited series “The Good Lord Bird” starring and executive produced by Ethan Hawke and based on the award-winning novel by James McBride. The studio produced “The Purge” on USA Network from James DeMonaco and based on the popular film franchise; the holiday themed anthology “Into the Dark” for Hulu; horror series “Ghoul” and “Betaal” for Netflix India; and anthology series “Sacred Lie”s created by Emmy nominee Raelle Tucker.

Blumhouse continues its true crime docuseries tradition with upcoming “A Wilderness of Error” for FX from Marc Smerling and with Errol Morris. The studio continues to develop award-winning and critically acclaimed documentary films including “A Secret Love” produced with Ryan Murphy for Netflix and “Pray Away” an official selection of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival. Past documentary films include Writers Guild Award winner “Bathtubs” “Over Broadway” and winner of the 2018 Sundance Audience Award “This is Home.” Blumhouse Television is the latest venture from Jason Blum, founder of Blumhouse Productions, which is widely-recognized for its pioneering model of producing high-quality micro-budget films including “The Purge,” “Get Out,” “The Invisible Man” and “Whiplash.”

Editor’s Note: Information used in this report obtained from Amazon Prime Video.