The ESSENCE Festival Screening Room will be the hot spot to check out the TV shows and movies that everyone will be talking about in a few months. The Screening Room, which will be located at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, will be running previews from July 1 to July 3.
Among the TV highlights on the schedule are Pitch, a Fox show premiering this fall about the first woman to play Major League Baseball; Star, Lee Daniels’ upcoming Fox series starring Queen Latifah, which is about three singers navigating the music business; and Lethal Weapon, a Fox reboot of the buddy-cop movie franchise, which stars Damon Wayans Sr. and Keesha Sharp. Meanwhile, the cast of the Starz series Power—including Lela Loren, Naturi Naughton, Joseph Sikora and current ESSENCE cover boy Omari Hardwick—will also be on hand to discuss the making of Season 3 and give us an exclusive sneak peek.
Movie highlights will include an advance screening of the animated film The Secret Life of Pets; a cast Q&A and an exclusive first peak of the psychological thriller When the Bough Breaks, starring Morris Chestnut and Regina Hall; and exclusive preview clips of The Birth of a Nation, about the slave rebellion led by Nat Turner.
You will also be able to see ESSENCE’s very own Black Girl Magic documentary series on July 1, and we know you don’t want to miss that!