Salim Akil


First Take: Mara Brock Akil’s Blueprint For Running Your Own Show

Being Mary Jane and Girlfriends creator Mara Brock Akil talks falling in love with screenwriting and tips for running your own show.


Robinne Lee of ‘Being Mary Jane’ is Taking Over Our Twitter!

Are you obsessed with Being Mary Jane and Robinne Lee’s character, Avery Daniels? Whether it be the intense storylines or relatable characters, we're certainly tuned in…


5 Reasons to Watch ‘Being Mary Jane’ Starring Gabrielle Union

BET is ready to bring the drama to Tuesday night television with the return of The Game and it's newest show, Being Mary…


Gabrielle Union Challenges the Media’s Love for Latina Women in ‘Being Mary Jane’ [Trailer]

Being Mary Jane has been steadily gaining fans since its film festival debut last year. BET's new series describes leading actress…

Movies & TV

Salim & Mara Brock Akil Talk Houston’s Role in ‘Sparkle’

Director Salim Akil & Screenwriter Mara Brock Akil Discuss The Role of "Emma," played by the late Whitney Houston in this exclusive clip from 'Sparkle.'

Movies & TV

[Movie Review] “Sparkle”: Dreams Really Are Fate

Ben Okri, the famed post-modern novelist, once said:…