In a new, digital-centric age, navigating and surviving the perils of middle school deserves more than just a certificate and a pat on the back. The recently released film entitled ‘Eighth Grade’ artfully and dutifully depicts the real-life struggles young teenagers face on a day-to-day basis.
“Queen Sugar” will arrive on OWN on Tuesday, May 29th and Wednesday, May 30th in a two-night premiere event.
“Queen Sugar,” the critically acclaimed drama series from Academy award-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay (“A Wrinkle in Time,” “13th,” “Selma”), executive producer Oprah Winfrey and Warner Horizon Scripted Television, returns for its third season with a two-night premiere event on OWN Tuesday, May 29, and Wednesday, May 30 (10 p.m. ET/PT each night). The series will regularly air Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Continuing a creative initiative established in the show’s first season, series creator/executive producer DuVernay has once again assembled an all-female directing team for the third consecutive season. Season 3 directors include DeMane Davis, Patricia Cardoso, Shaz Bennett, Maria Govan and Lauren Wolkstein, several of whom will be making their television directorial debut, with additional names to be announced.
Acclaimed filmmaker Kat Candler serves as season three showrunner. Candler’s award-winning film “Hellion” played in competition at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, and she was a participant at the Sundance Creative Producing Lab. She is also a grant recipient of the San Francisco Film Society/Kenneth Rainin Foundation.
The Universal Music Japan recording artist Che’nelle has influenced Asian culture and has set her sights on the states.