Marvel Studios announced that Synchrony Bank, a promotional partner on Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther,” is donating a $50,000 grant to the Ghetto Film School Fellows program. The Synchrony Families That Work charitable program focuses to alleviate childcare responsibilities for working families by supporting quality afterschool, summer and weekend programs for kids, like the summer Fellows Program, which aims to educate, develop and celebrate the next generation of great American storytellers.
On Saturday, January 27, the film’s director, Ryan Coogler, attended the Fellows Session at Ghetto Film School in Los Angeles where he surprised 30 students by announcing the $50,000 grant and inviting them to the world premiere of Marvel Studios’ highly anticipated “Black Panther.”
The 30 students attended the world premiere of the movie on Monday, January 29, in Los Angeles and received prime spots on the red carpet to view the talent arrivals.
‘Black Panther’ director, Ryan Coogler sits down with MTV News’ Crystal Bell to discuss the process of creating the film, the central theme of African identity and choosing both strong actors and character interpretations.
0:01 Ryan Coogler on the Reception of His Film
0:40 Pitching 'Black Panther'
2:35 Coogler's Own Interpretation of 'Black Panther'
4:33 Michael B. Jordan's Portrayal of Killmonger
6:30 Michael B. Jordan's Directorial Debut
7:21 Powerful Women in 'Black Panther'
8:39 The Relationship Between T'Challa & Shuri
11:37 The Invaluable Input of Women on the set of 'Black Panther'
13:33 A Ryan Coogler 'Star Wars' Movie
The director of Fruitvale Station and Creed visited the BFI Southbank for an on-stage interview ahead of a screening of his new Marvel adventure, Black Panther. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther sees T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman), the king of the fictional African nation of Wakanda, fight to prevent a world war.
Chadwick Boseman & 'Black Panther' director Ryan Coogler talk making the film, #BlackPantherSoLit, their favorite movies from last year, and why the Black Panther suit was 'suffocating' at first.
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He's so amazing! ♥