Author Archive: LaSonya Thompson
An attorney residing in NYC serving the film and digital media community.
Director, Producer & Screenwriter Roger Ross Williams is no stranger to Africa. He won the Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject) for his film, Music by Prudence, about a young Zimbabwean singer-songwriter born severely disabled, overcoming discrimination and poverty, and accompanied by other physically challenged band members. In God Loves Uganda, a 2013 Sundance […]
Megawatt director, writer and producer Tyler Perry continues to have a tremendously successful career in stage plays, film, and television shows. More recently, Tyler Perry collaborates with Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network producing the popular television drama series, The Haves and the Have Nots. Tyler Perry draws millions of viewers because of relatable storylines. Whether a […]
Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns: Season 7 highlights the triumphs and travails of a family journeying through life’s adventures. From addressing sensitive health issues, such as HIV transmission from a past lover to the shock of a divorced mother becoming a “Cougar”, thereby dating half her age, there’s an incredible amount of activity in each […]
In their last 36 hours before embarking upon a different type of battleground, i.e., the war in Afghanistan, two best friends, Luis and Ronald, will capture on video their countdown moments leading up to their enlistment as Marine Corp. Luis (Jamil Walker Smith, Stargate Universe) and Ronald (Malcolm Goodwin, American Gangster) are polar opposites in […]
One Village Entertainment, a division of Image Entertainment, released the 90 minute musical stage production, She’s Not Our Sister, on DVD. Directed by Snoop Robinson and written by Johnnie Johnson, She’s Not Our Sister has a recognizable cast that includes Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show), Drew Sidora (The Game), Azur-De Johnson (Somebody Help Me […]
Director Alrick Brown’s Kinyarwanda, reminds us of a very dark and grim period in modern world history. In 1994, for one hundred days, roughly 1,000,000 people were murdered as a result of genocidal tactics in Rwanda. Hutu extremists targeted Tutsi “cockroaches” and anyone sympathetic to Tutsis through violent bloodshed and hate talk radio. Noticeably, there […]