For Immediate Release
March 07, 2011
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Jackie Saril

(BPRW) UPTOWN Magazine March Issue Features Style & Substance Focus on Blacks in Hollywood

(BLACK PR WIRE)--NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UPTOWN Magazine’s March issue (on newsstands March 8th) focuses on African American actors and directors in Hollywood. 

In a year where no African American actors were nominated for an Oscar, cover story “Style & Substance” looks at upcoming talent including current cover subject Thandie Newton, former Uptown cover subject Idris Elba, Anika Noni Rose, Paula Patton, Michael Ealy, Anthony Mackie, Zoe Kravitz, Rashida Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Yaya DaCosta. “Fade to Black” looks at what it takes to get an indie green-lit and why it’s even more challenging with an urban cast.

Editor-At-Large Star Jones writes about the relationship between shame and drama. Fashion layout “Movie Star” features modern interpretations of classic old Hollywood style.

“Despite the plethora of African American talent onscreen this year, there were no Oscar nominations,” said Brett Wright, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer. “This issue of Uptown features the talent to look out for, both on and off screen.”

"Thandie Newton personifies Hollywood glamour," said Editor-in-Chief Keija Minor. “This issue celebrates the actors, producers, and directors who are doing their best to bring diverse images and stories to the big screen."

New advertisers in the issue include La Source Grenada, Corzo Tequila, and C-House Restaurant.

About Uptown Media

Founded in 2004, Uptown Media Group is the only luxury lifestyle company targeting the Affluent African American (AAA) Market. UPTOWN Magazine affords luxury purveyors the broadest access to this highly sought-after demographic. Uptown Media Group, LLC offers traditional and innovative strategies, including UPTOWN Magazine (published eight times per year with NYC, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington DC, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Detroit and National editions); interactive website, lifestyle guide UPTOWNsocial and Uptown's signature events. UPTOWN Magazine is available by subscription at and on national newsstands, including Hudson News. UPTOWN Magazine, a toast to Luxury, Lifestyle and Living.

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