Audience Awards Launches Film Fest w/ Focus on Diversity; Effie Brown to Receive Trailblazer Award


The Audience Awards began as a digital film challenge platform, connecting filmmakers with opportunity and support, yet has become so much more. Online, Audience Awards’ filmmakers have the opportunity to create authentic, high-quality films for brands like GoDaddy, Hilton Worldwide… Continue Reading

Tina Mabry to Receive Fusion Achievement Award at 2017 Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival


Outfest – the Los Angeles–based nonprofit organization promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBT stories on the screen – has announced writer-director Tina Mabry (Mississippi Damned, “Queen Sugar”) as the recipient of their Fusion Achievement Award. Mabry will receive… Continue Reading

Viola Davis, Lee Daniels, Common, Morris Chestnut, Omari Hardwick Confirmed for ‘BET Presents the American Black Film Festival Honors’


BET Networks and American Black Film Festival (ABFF)’s “BET Presents the American Black Film Festival Honors” has announced that Viola Davis, Lee Daniels, Common, Morris Chestnut and Omari Hardwick are confirmed to present during the annual ceremony taping in Los Angeles… Continue Reading

’60 Minutes” Bill Whitaker Named Radio Television Digital News Foundation Award Honoree

Bill Whitaker

Bill Whitaker, the veteran CBS newsman and “60 Minutes” correspondent, will be honored with the Leonard Zeidenberg First Amendment Award, the Radio Television Digital News Foundation (RTDNF) announced. Whitaker will receive the award at the RTDNF’s annual First Amendment Awards… Continue Reading

Hannah Beachler Picks Up 2017 Art Directors Guild Award for Production Design on Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’

Hannah Beachler

Dattner Dispoto and Associates (DDA) production designer Hannah Beachler won the best “Awards or Event Special” 2017 Art Directors Guild (ADG) Award on Saturday. Beachler, who recently designed the Academy Awards Best Picture nominee “Moonlight,” Don Cheadle’s “Miles Ahead” and… Continue Reading

The 2017 BAFTA Awards (British Equivalent of the Oscars) Ceremony Is Tonight – Nominees + How to Watch in the USA


The 2017 EE British Academy Film Awards (essentially the British equivalent of the Oscars) takes place tonight, Sunday February 12, at the Royal Albert Hall, London. The ceremony will be hosted by Stephen Fry and will be broadcast exclusively on BBC… Continue Reading