Dee Rees’ Tamar-kali-Scored ‘Mudbound’ Receives 2017 Dolby Sound Fellowship, Promsing Expressive Soundscapes

Garrett Hedlund, Mary J. Blige and Rob Morgan appear in Mudbound by Dee Rees, an official selection of the Premieres program at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. © 2016 Sundance Institute |photo by Steve Dietl.

Sundance Institute and the Dolby Institute, along with the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund, announced that “Mudbound,” cowritten, directed, and executive produced by Dee Rees, has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Dolby Family Sound Fellowship. This… Continue Reading

Sam Pollard/PBS Documentary ‘The Talk – Race in America’ Tackles Issue of Young People of Color and Encounters with the Police


“The Talk – Race in America” is a two-hour documentary about the increasingly common conversation taking place in homes and communities across the country between parents of color and their children, especially sons, about how to behave if they are… Continue Reading

Trailer: First Feature Documentary on Great Trinidad Revolutionary C.L.R. James


“Every Cook Can Govern: The life, works and impact of C.L.R. James” is the first feature-length documentary to explore the contributions of the great Trinidad revolutionary. Currently touring the international film festival circuit, the documentary interweaves never-before-seen footage of James,… Continue Reading

Tonight: FRONTLINE Will Examine Deep Racial Divisions from Obama to Trump in 4-Hour Documentary, ‘Divided States of America’

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Days before the inauguration of the 45th American president in January 2017, PBS’ FRONTLINE documentary series will premiere “Divided States of America,” a four-hour, two-night documentary miniseries that looks back at events during the Obama presidency that have revealed deep… Continue Reading

Perfectly-Timed, PBS Announces the First Documentary Biography of John Lewis, ‘Get in the Way,’ Premiering Feb. 10 (Trailer)


PBS and Georgia Public Broadcasting announced today that “John Lewis – Get in the Way,” a new documentary produced and directed by Kathleen Dowdey, will premiere Friday, February 10, 2017, 10:30-11:30 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS. The first… Continue Reading

Robert Johnson’s RLJ Entertainment Announces SVOD Channels (UMC & Acorn) More Than Double Subscribers in 2016


BET founder and former CEO Robert Johnson’s RLJ Entertainment Inc. today announced that its proprietary digital channels, the SVOD services Urban Movie Channel (UMC) and Acorn TV, realized subscriber growth that exceeded 2016 year-end expectations. Acorn TV is the premier… Continue Reading