Viola Davis wins Oscar for Best Supporting Actress
JuVee releases short film Night Shift
Viola Davis wins SAG Award for Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis earns star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Ending Childhood Hunger
with Viola Davis
"Just do it...you don't need permission. You barely need a camera these days. You need a phone, an idea, and some self confidence."− Diarra Kilpatrick
06/19/2017 ABC’s streaming service today launched the second season of the Diarra Kilpatrick-created short-form digital comedy series American Koko, in honor of Juneteenth. June 19, known as Juneteenth, commemorates the abolition of slavery in Texas (June 19, 1865) and producers Viola Davis and her husband Julius Tennon, felt it was an appropriate date on which to premiere Season 2 of the racially-themed series.
03/12/2017 Viola Davis and husband Julius Tennon’s production company JuVee Productions has released a new five-part web series called “Emerging Artist Series,” which highlights the experiences of multiple up-and-coming creatives working in several different areas throughout the entertainment industry.
04/26/2017 Produced for the TV One network by L. Plummer Media in partnership with JuVee Productions, “Two Sides” will dissect and present both points of view of these highly charged cases so the audience can draw their own conclusions after hearing both sides of the story.
03/12/2017 The fund will be used for the development, production and distribution of film and digital content
02/02/2017 JuVee produced film Custody will debut on Lifetime on March 4th at 8/7c.
01/26/2017 There are a number of films about men and women who work odd jobs to make ends meet, but Marshall Tyler’s Night Shift may be the first to shed light on an oft-invisible figure.
01/24/2017 The actress received a Best Supporting Actress nod for her performance opposite Denzel Washington in Fences.
01/08/2017 Viola Davis, after five nominations, wins her first Golden Globes.
10/28/2016 The Zipcoders’ is based on an original idea about a group of black teens growing up in Texas and their quest to form a band like The Beatles.
10/20/2016 ABC is developing Head Games, a neurotic thriller drama from The Art of More creator Chuck Rose, Viola Davis & Julius Tennon’ JuVee Productions and ABC Studios.
9/10/2016 Viola Davis was already set to produce period drama The Personal History Of Rachel Dupree, and has now been confirmed to star in the pic.
7/18/2016 ABC’s streaming service ABCd has acquired American Koko, the digital series created by and starring Diarra Kilpatrick.
4/28/2016 How To Get Away with Murder star Viola Davis has signed an overall deal with ABC Studios, which produces the ABC drama series…..
4/17/2016 Viola Davis and Raúl Esparza are among the theatre stars featured in the family court drama…..
3/22/2016 TNT is developing Conviction, a legal drama inspired by the life of Kym Worthy, the chief prosecutor of Wayne County, MI, known as the toughest woman in Detroit….
2/1/2016 Congratulations to Viola Davis on her 2016 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series! This marks her second straight SAG Award…
11/15/2015 Released online this morning, here’s the JuVee Productions short film, whose trailer I shared on this blog a month ago, titled ‘The Brink.’
9/22/2015 On Sunday night, Viola Davis became the first African American ever to win best actress in a drama series, for her role on ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder.
6/24/2015 To celebrate the release of “Lila & Eve,” a new feature film release starring Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez, JuVee Productions has announced the launch of the Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez Trivia Game. The Samuel Goldwyn distributed film represents the first co-star pairing of Davis and Lopez and centers around two distraught mothers who, after local authorities fail to take action, team up to avenge the deaths of their children8after a gang-related drive-by.
6/10/2015 In THR’s roundtable, six Emmy contenders — including Lizzy Caplan, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jessica Lange and Ruth Wilson — speak candidly…..
6/08/2015 Jane Fonda, Viola Davis on Tackling Serious Issues With Their Characters…..
4/27/2015 Viola Davis is attached to star in an HBO telepic about the life of Harriet Tubman, the activist who helped devise a system that allowed hundreds of slaves to escape to freedom via the Underground Railroad…..
2/26/2015 Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights to Charles Stone III’s “Lila and Eve,” starring Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez….
11/25/2014 Sundance Film Festival will premiere Lila & Eve starring Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez…
11/25/2014 Viola Davis, who portrays tough-as-nails law professor/defense attorney Annalise Keating on ABC’s breakout hit How To Get Away With Murder, is set to produce another ABC drama project about a powerful female lawyer, this time on the other side of the courtroom aisle…
12/20/2013 Viola Davis has joined the cast of “Get On Up” which is an upcoming movie that will chronicle popstars James Brown’s rise from poverty and a bad home life to becoming one of the most influential musicians in history. The movie is directed by Tate Taylor and written by Steven Baigelman, Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth. Get On Up stars Chadwick Boseman as Brown, Nelsan Ellis and Tika Sumpter.
08/08/2014 Viola Davis has joined the cast of “Get On Up” which is an upcoming movie that will chronicle popstars James Brown’s rise from poverty and a bad home life to becoming one of the most influential musicians in history. The movie is directed by Tate Taylor and written by Steven Baigelman, Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth. Get On Up stars Chadwick Boseman as Brown, Nelsan Ellis and Tika Sumpter.
11/11/2013 The critically acclaimed show received awards for ‘Best Playwright,’ ‘Best Producer,’ and ‘Best Lighting Design.’ Produced by Julius Tennon and Viola Davis along with Alex Morris, Vanessa Paul, and Robey Theatre Co.’s Ben Guillory where the production ran April through May of last year…
10/25/2013 Hollywood’s New Leaders and 10 Assistants to Watch, along with their guests, mingled in the wide aisles of the Theory clothing boutique in West Hollywood on Oct. 24 at the Variety event celebrating the new generation of leadership in entertainment. The crowd included agents, managers…
09/04/2013 Capital City Black Film Festival (CCBFF) takes place from September 26-28, 2013 in Austin, Texas and exists to provide burgeoning Black filmmakers from across the nation an opportunity to showcase their works in one of the top cities in the United States for independent filmmakers.
04/18/2012 Her life tells a story of personal and professional excellence. Viola, 46, has given her stage and screen characters true presence, depth and authenticity because of her uncompromising real-life character.