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‘Queen Sugar’ Sets Season 4 Premiere Date, Announces Cast Additions

Queen Sugar Season 4 Director announcements

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Meet The Nigerian Director Working On Season 4 Of Ava DuVernay's 'Queen Sugar'

Bola Ogun has been using her lens to influence those who don’t often have a voice and collaborate with other creative minds to amplify fresh storytelling perspectives, and we are definitely going to be on the lookout for her episode(s) on Queen Sugar.

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Lunafest: Are We Good Parents?

"Bola Ogun, filmmaker of "Are We Good Parents?", will be at our event to answer your questions after the screening!"

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TV Trailer Watch: 'Queen Sugar' Season 4 Sets Stage for Fiery Family Drama

Queen Sugar Season 4 Trailer

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Meet 22 Black Directors Who Answered Hollywood's Call For Diversity And Inclusion

For decades, Hollywood’s excuse was that they just couldn’t find Black female directors. As a project worked its way through big and small screen studios, the same names—belonging to white men—would be written on a sheet of paper, continually shutting its tinseled doors in the faces of Black women who were uniquely qualified to tell stories.

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Broadway World: Dark People

"Aldis Hodge (UNDERGROUND, LEVERAGE, STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON) stars in Dark People, a new play that examines Hollywood stereotypes, written by Geoffrey Thorne (LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT, LEVERAGE, BLACK PANTHER'S QUEST). Directed by Bola Ogun (ARE WE GOOD PARENTS?."

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Deadline: WeForShe Directing Program

"Here is the list of participants and their teammates are Lynn d’Angona (paired with Jonathan Frakes), Paige Morrow Kimball (Todd Holland), Jen McGowan (Mary Lou Belli), SJ Main Munoz (David Rodriguez), Melissa Oren (Tamra Davis), Bola Ogun (Tawnia McKiernan), Mo Perkins (Gail Mancuso), Amber Sealey (Daisy Von Schlerer Mayer) and Emily Moss Wilson (Christine Gernon). Read bios for the Class of 2018 below."

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Movable: Are We Good Parents?

"On a subversive satire of woke parents who fear they might be asleep to their daughter's growth into her own person."

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Ebony: Are We Good Parents?

"EBONY caught up with director Bola Ogun after a screening of her comedy short, Are We Good Parents?, at the Warner Bros. lot in Los Angeles during the third annual AT&T Shape event on June 2."

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The Hollywood Reporter: Are We Good Parents

"Ava DuVernay Celebrates Emerging Filmmakers at AT&T Shape Conference.

The 10-minute shorts were not restricted to any genre, and the variety showed: Bola Ogun's comedy Are We Good Parents?, starring Tracie Thoms and Once Upon a Time's Sean Maguire, drew continuous laugh-out-loud moments from the audience"

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Deadline SXSW: Are We Good Parents?

"SXSW has unveiled this year’s Midnighters, Shorts, Virtual Cinema, Music Video, Title Sequence and new Independent Episodic lineup. Busting at the seams with unique — and sometimes bizarre — genre-bending projects, the film festival portion of the event announced an extensive addition to their lineup which includes Wes Anderson’s forthcoming stop-motion animated feature Isle of Dogs as the closing night film and a first-of-its-kind special event for the Robert Rodriguez-directed Alita: Battle Angel. ."

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The Shadow League: Are We Good Parents?

"The Urbanworld Film Festival just wrapped up its 21st year of existence. Founded in 1997 by Stacy Spikes, Urbanworld has since screened cinematic offerings that have since been recognized as the some of the best examples of black filmmaking ever assembled. "

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Awards Daily: Are We Good Parents?

"It was such a great story. I was talking about coming out stories and it made me think about how I wish we all had stories like this.."

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Black Girl Nerds: The Water Phoenix

"Now as an adult I finally have the opportunity to see of one of my secret nerdy wishes come true, in an independent short film called The Water Phoenix, the story of Anya, a mermaid trapped in a vaguely familiar yet essentially foreign environment. The Water Phoenix is a passion project years in the making by first time director Bola Ogun, who also wrote the script and stars as Anya. I recently had the opportunity to talk with Bola—and I’ll confess ‘nerd out’—about her living my dream.."

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Shadow and Act: The Water Phoenix

"What if Ariel was black? It's a question that's often posed, but we no need to worry about it any further if this promising short film has anything to say about it. 

Bola Ogun has unveiled the official trailer for her short film, The Water Phoenix. It stars Ogun, Joseph Dixon and Garrett Sato."

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The North Texan: Rebel Artist

"At 31, Bola Ogun has played many roles in Hollywood. The former UNT musical theatre major has been a production assistant for major films, including The Dark Knight Rises, and the TV show True Blood.."

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Indiewire: Rebel Without A Crew

"Ranging in age from 28 to 35, two “Rebel Without a Crew” directors came from Hollywood; others came from cities like Albuquerque and Crystal, Minn. Bola Ogun, a Dallas-based Nigerian-American, worked on sets of “The Dark Knight Rises,” “True Detective,” and “Friday Night Lights,” and is a veteran of Ryan Murphy’s Television HALF Mentorship Program."

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Afropunk: The Water Phoenix

"NEW MOVIE FOLLOWS BLACK MERMAID’S QUEST FOR FREEDOM & SELF-EMPOWERMENT"

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