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August 10, 2017
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I have added pictures of Viola from the recent TCA Summer Press Tour for Disney ABC.

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Viola Davis Online > 2017 > August 6 | Summer TCA Press Tour – Disney ABC Television Press Line

August 10, 2017
Aug 10, 2017   Ali   Leave a Comment How To Get Away With Murder

As part of the Summer TCA Press Tour Viola and Julius were interviewed by Access Hollywood and spoke about Julius guest starring on the new season of How to Get Away with Murder.

At the ABC portion of the Television Critics Association Summer Tour, “How to Get Away with Murder” star Viola Davis talks with Access Hollywood about her husband, Julius Tennon, making a guest-star appearance during Season 4. What can she tease about his character? Then, Julius himself weighs in alongside Viola on the ABC red carpet.
Read more at http://www.accesshollywood.com/videos/viola-davis-husband-julius-tennon-on-his-how-to-get-away-with-murder-guest-star-role/#W1hsW5bFABcqkiWP.99

Watch the video here.

August 10, 2017

Viola Davis’ How to Get Away With Murder character Annalise Keating is a lot of things, including a pansexual.

Creator Pete Nowalk confirmed the character’s sexuality at the 2017 TCA summer press tour during a GLAAD panel when asked about harmful tropes, with TV shows sometimes portraying LGBT people as bad people.

“I got really lucky in not having to make my characters perfect,” he said. “Because they’re all bad people… you don’t necessarily have to make them do things that aren’t real…Viola’s character—we’ve never said, but I think she’s pansexual. She gets to just be bad in all the best ways. In that way it’s very liberating to write any LGBTQ character on the show.”

Davis told E! News she’s happy Nowalk revealed it because she wasn’t sure how much she could reveal.

“I love the idea that she’s just searching for love and intimacy and whoever will give it to her. I love that it’s not coming from a place of damage and being screwed up because I don’t think it’s screwed up. I think it’s an interesting, liberating thought to just seek the person who is seeking you. It’s kind of an interesting 21st Century element to place in this character,” she said.
“I’m at a place where I just want to do anything that is different. And anything that I feel is going to touch people in a way. I think a lot of homosexuals and the LGBT community, they’re kind of feeling like they’re on the outside now and I think it’s wonderful to have a character like that to relate to and is not once again coming from a place of damage but coming from a place of seeking, of really wanting to be loved and love,” she continued.

Click play on the video above to hear more from Davis about her character.

How to Get Away With Murder returns Thursday, Sept. 28 at 10 p.m. on ABC.

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July 13, 2017
Jul 13, 2017   Ali   Leave a Comment Awards, How To Get Away With Murder

Congratulations to Viola on her nomination for Best Actress in a Drama Series for the 2017 Emmy Awards.

Best Actress in a Drama Series
Claire Foy (The Crown)
Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Robin Wright (House of Cards)
Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder)
Keri Russell (The Americans)
Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld)

June 1, 2017
Jun 01, 2017   Ali   Leave a Comment Images, Magazines

I just came across an outtake from a shoot that Viola did with Octavia Spencer and Tate Taylor for the 2012 Hollywood Issue of Vanity Fair.

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Viola Davis Online > Outtakes > 2012 > 016

May 20, 2017

Julius talks about JuVee’s new film The Personal History Of Rachel Dupree and his other half, Viola.

Julius Tennon and Viola Davis’ JuVee Productions is an artist-driven indie that seeks to produce economical yet premium and character-driven stories with an emphasis on narratives from a diverse range of emerging and established voices. Tennon is at the Cannes Film Festival this week talking up Davis-starrer The Personal History Of Rachel Dupree which Good Universe is selling internationally. QC Entertainment, which is producing the title with JuVee, is co-repping North American rights with CAA.

Tennon, who is attending his first Cannes, sat down this week to discuss the new project as well as JuVee’s mission statement. “We’ve become the company that’s the voice to the voiceless. For us, everything is about inclusion… We know that these talented people exist, but opportunity is really sparse. So while we are not trying to change the industry, what we want to effect is a change so that there’s more doors opening,” says Tennon.

He adds, “It’s always good to see people of color involved. The industry is shifting. What’s happening now is that people of color across the board, not just African Americans but all people of color, want to see a reflection of themselves and there’s proof in the pudding with a lot of these films that have come out.”

QC Entertainment most recently produced and financed, with Blumhouse Productions, Jordan Peele’s box office smash Get Out, which has grossed more than $200 million at the global box office. Universal is releasing and just had a fantastic start in Korea with the title. Tennon and I touched on that film’s success as well as other recent titles like Hidden Figures and Moonlight.

Claire McCarthy writes and directs Rachel Dupree, based on the novel by Ann Weisgarber. It sees the passionately in love Rachel (Davis) and Isaac DuPree head for the Dakota Badlands, chasing their dream of a home for themselves. After years of sacrifice, Rachel finds herself looking back on her dreams as a young woman. As a series of misfortunes befall the family, Rachel loses control of her destiny and she must decide whether to follow the only man she ever loved or to strike a new path of her own.

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May 10, 2017

Deadline shares that Viola’s film The Personal History Of Rachel Dupree has been picked up for international rights by Good Universe and will be shopped at the Cannes Film Festival.

EXCLUSIVE: Good Universe has boarded international rights to Viola Davis starrer The Personal History of Rachel Dupree and will launch sales on the project to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival next week. QC Entertainment, which is producing the title with Davis’ JuVee Productions, will co-rep North American rights with CAA.

Claire McCarthy (The Turning) writes and directs, based on the novel by Ann Weisgarber. Davis and her producing partner Julius Tennon optioned the book through their Los Angeles-based JuVee Productions in 2011, and developed the script with McCarthy.

Story sees passionately in love Rachel (Davis) and Isaac DuPree head for the Dakota Badlands, chasing their dream of a home for themselves. After years of sacrifice, Rachel finds herself looking back on her dreams as a young woman. As a series of misfortunes befall the family, Rachel loses control of her destiny and she must decide whether to follow the only man she ever loved or to strike a new path of her own.

Davis produces with Tennon and QC Entertainment’s Shaun Redick and Sean McKittrick with Raymond Mansfield, Edward H. Hamm Jr., Brian Rosen, Su Armstrong and Kaylon Hunt serving as exec producers.

QC Entertainment most recently produced and financed with Blumhouse Productions, Jordan Peele’s box office smash Get Out, which has taken $204.8M at the global box office and counting. Upcoming films from the banner include Zoe Lister-Jones’ directorial debut Band Aid, starring Lister-Jones, Adam Pally and Fred Armisen, which QC financed, produced and sold to IFC for North America and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions following its Sundance premiere in January.

With The Personal History of Rachel Dupree, JuVee continues to expand its worldwide presence. The company is also currently in an overall TV deal with ABC Studios, with American Koko releasing later this year.

This is the second QC title that Good Universe is launching on the Croisette this year: The company recently boarded QC’s Asa Butterfield and Sophie Turner starrer Time Freak for international sales.

Davis is repped by CAA.