The NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE of the BOOK OF NEGROES at CITF

  On Tuesday night, THE BOOK OF NEGROES held its North American premiere at the Canadian International Television Festival at the tiff Bell Lightbox in downtown Toronto. A Gala event, the stars of the series – AUNJANUE ELLIS, CUBA GOODING, JR., LOUIS GOSSETT, JR., LYRIQ BENT and ALLAN HAWCO (among others) – strode the red carpet and answered questions in front of […]

The Book of Negroes at the United Nations

On September 5th, 2014 Conquering Lion Pictures founders Damon D’Oliveira and Clement Virgo, along with Oscar-winning  we’re honored to be selected to address the United Nations as part of their year long initiative REMEMBER SLAVERY. Damon and Clement spoke about the depiction of slavery in modern films, including their own miniseries THE BOOK OF NEGROES. We […]

Clement Virgo and Damon D’Oliveira at CBC Canada House

Last Thursday, Conquering Lion Pictures played a key part in CBC presence at TIFF by opening Canada House, a series of panels and interviews about the upcoming lineup. Clement Virgo and Damon D’Oliveira were interviewed by CBC’s Matt Galloway about their new project, The Book of Negroes. They covered many topics, including how Aunjanue Ellis became the […]

Clement Virgo will be the facilitator for the RBC Focus: Filmmakers’ Immersion

Acclaimed Canadian writer, director and producer Clement Virgo will be the facilitator for the RBC Focus: Filmmakers’ Immersion, to be held at the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) 2014. Find more information here at the official website for the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) 2014

The Book of Negroes to debut at Opening Night of MIPCOM 2014

Conquering Lion Pictures is happy to announce THE BOOK OF NEGROES will debut at the Palais de Festivals in Cannes on Monday, October 13 as the opening night gala of the 30th annual MIPCOM television and entertainment festival! Read more here at the CBC website.  

Cast Photos from the Upcoming “Book of Negroes Miniseries

With the coming and going of last week’s CBC upfronts, we are excited to present to you the first-look images of the upcoming “Book of Negroes Miniseries!

Lawrence Hill on his late sister, Karen Louise Hill

A beautiful tribute to by a wonderful writer to his sister… “Karen Louise Hill, my younger sister by one year and three days, died on March 27, at the age of 56, with her rich but challenging life unfinished. She died with an essay and a novel, both exploring the mental illness with which she had […]

Production Begins on “The Book of Negroes” Miniseries

from The Hollywood Reporter TORONTO – Louis Gossett Jr., Cuba Gooding Jr. and Aunjanue Ellis have boarded the Canadian miniseries The Book of Negroes from Conquering Lion Pictures, Out of Africa Entertainment and Entertainment One Television. Ben Chaplin, Lyriq Bent (Home Again) and Allan Hawco also join the ensemble cast for the BET Networks and CBC period piece. The cameras will start rolling in South […]

Clement Virgo Diamond Jubilee Medal Recipient

The Historica-Dominion Institute recognized the accomplishments of thirty-eight remarkable Canadians who received Diamond Jubilee Medals for their outstanding contributions in their fields. Clement Virgo was among the recipients of this honour, who were nominated by the Institute for their work in sharing Canadian stories and experiences. The Diamond Jubilee Medal marks the 60th anniversary of […]