News and Updates
Micheaux Film Festival Chooses Malachi Rivers as "An Actor to Watch" for their "Legendary Actor Reels" section for their 2022 Film Fesival.
Malachi has been featured as one of the few selected actors to have their reels highlighted at the 2022 Micheaux Film Festival. The festival attracts thousands of people a year. Malachi beat hundreds of submissions to be featured in the festival.
Malachi Rivers Creates New Series Moments
January 01, 2023
Malachi Rivers is currently in post-production for his series entitled Moments. The series is about a POC therapy group and the moment that led them to therapy. The series stars some phenomenal actors including Rivers, Rutina Wesley (Queen Sugar, True Blood), Sufe Bradhsaw (Veep), Desean Terry (The Morning Show) Thomas Hobson (That Girl Lay Lay), and many other notable actors in both lead and supporting roles.
Rhonda Mitchell M.D. Goes Into Development at NBC!
August 10, 2021
Award-Winning web series Rhonda Mitchell M.D. has gone into development at NBC! Created by Carolyn Pierre-Outlar the comedy web series focuses on a Harlem native Black woman physician who comes back to her neighborhood to take over her father’s clinic. The web series starred Jowanda Durham as “Rhonda Mitchell” in the title role and Malachi Rivers as “Brian Donovan” in the lead male role.
Carolyn Pierre-Outlar partnered with The Daily Show correspondent Roy Woods Jr on the new untitled project based off of the web series.
Malachi Rivers Featured On ShoutOutLA.com
June 28, 2021
Malachi Rivers is featured on ShoutOutLA.com. It's an engaging interview giving readers insight about Malachi's journey as an actor and artist.
Malachi Rivers Mentioned in Los Angeles Reviews of Books
May, 9, 2021
In the article written by University of Southern California (USC) Associate Professor in the Division of Cinema and Media Studies J.D. Connor, Malachi is highlighted as being the only person of color in a speaking role in the Academy Award-Winning Film Mank. His role as "Mr. Butler" is noteworthy and analyzed for historical context.
Malachi Rivers in Mank
November 3, 2020
Check Out this Behind the Scenes Photo of Malachi in David Fincher's Mank on Netflix.
Malachi Rivers Featured in Voyage LA Magazine
September 03, 2020
Voyage LA Magazine Features and Interview Malachi about his new projects and his career. Check Out the Write-Up Below!
Malachi Wins Indie Series Award
June 18, 2020
Malachi Rivers wins the 2020 Indie Series Award for Best Soundtrack for his work as music supervisor on the award-winning digital series Poz Roz. Poz Roz won three Indie Series Awards that night including Best Actress in a Drama and Best Original Song. Rivers, also is the lead male actor in Poz Roz in the role of "Jabbar" and serves as an Executive Producer on the Pre-Emmy nominated series.
April 26, 2020
Poz Roz beats out hundreds of digital submissions to advance to the Blue Ribbon Round and receive three 2020 Daytime Pre-Emmy nominations including Best Digital Series - Drama, Lead Actress in a Digital Series-Drama, and Supporting Actor in a Digital Series - Drama. Rivers, is an executive producer, music supervisor, and plays the male lead role of "Jabbar" on the series.
BLACK & OUTSIDE THE BOX: SIX BLACK CREATIVES IN TV AND FILM YOU SHOULD KNOW
February 14, 2020
American Urban Radio Networks list Malachi as one of the "Six Black Creatives in TV and Film You Should Know". "The digital era has made it a lot easier for Black creatives to gain visibility in the TV/film world. It’s still not an easy business to break into, and there’s so much to navigate—especially when it comes to finding the right opportunities. But Black creatives are thriving, putting out entertainment that has something for everyone, and forging lanes where they see fit. That’s why AURN Online has put together this list of six Black creatives in TV and film who go hard in the paint. They have talent, heart, skill, experience, and good advice for how to hone your creativity and breakout in the business—whether in traditional film, streaming, or development.
2020 Oscar Micheaux Film Festival
February 23, 2020
Poz Roz wins big at the 2020 Oscar Micheaux Film Festival. The digital series took home the top honor of the night winning the Best Drama category and Best Actress in a Drama. Rivers, serves as an executive producer on the series and shares the award with creator Carlton Jordan.
Poz Roz Nominated for 2019 Poz Magazine Media Award
October 1, 2019
Poz Roz receives a 2019 Poz Magazine Media Award Nomination for Best in Film & Television going against some heavy hitters like FX's Pose and Netflix's Dear White People. The Poz Media Awards highlights people and shows that highlight and support those in the HIV/AIDS community.
Malachi Rivers Signs On As An Executive Producer for New In-Development Comedy 'Harmonal Imbalance'
July 20, 2020
Back in the 90s, R&B girl group Harmonal Imbalance almost made it to the top. Twenty years later, they’re back to give it another try…if they don’t kill each other first. Created and written by Carolyn Pierre-Outlar.
Malachi Rivers Cast in David Fincher's Mank on Netflix
Malachi Rivers has landed the role of Mr. Butler (News Reel II) in David Fincher's black and white period piece Mank. Mank is an upcoming American biographical drama film about screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz and his battles with director Orson Welles over screenplay credit for Citizen Kane (1941). The film is directed by David Fincher, based on a script written by his father Jack, with Gary Oldman in the title role.
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