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Festivals,Film,Indie,Interviews

How The Micheaux Film Festival Fills A Void For Indie Filmmakers

Two years ago, Noel Braham and Courtney Branch found it challenging to find a space in Los Angeles where fellow actors and producers could showcase their work at an affordable rate. After hosting several small-scale events, including watch parties and screenings, the Georgia State University grads decided they wanted to increase their level of community impact. With this desire, they...

Film,Recap,Series

Your 'Dear White People' Refresher, In Time For Season 3

Netflix is releasing the highly anticipated third season of the original series Dear White People on August 1. Based on the 2014 feature film of the same name, the whip-smart satire stars Shadow And Act RISING Award winner Logan Browning and follows Black students on the fictional Ivy League campus of Winchester University. Expect more laughs in the dramedy's third season because...

Film,Reviews

‘Emanuel': The Steph Curry And Viola Davis-Produced Documentary On The Charleston Church Shooting Sparks Anger and Hope [Review]

On June 17, 2015, white supremacist terrorist Dylan Roof opened gunfire at Emanuel A.M.E. church in Charleston, South Carolina, murdering nine church members: Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney (41), Cynthia Marie Graham Hurd (54), Susie Jackson (87), Ethel Lee Lance (70), Depayne Middleton-Doctor (49), Tywanza Sanders (26), Daniel L. Simmons (74), Sharonda Coleman-Singleton (45) and Myra...

Awards,Film,Indie,Television,Series

'GIANTS': The Team Behind The 11-Time Emmy Nominated Series Shares One Critical Secret To Their Success

For the second year in a row, Shadow And Act RISING Award winner James Bland’s original series GIANTS picked up multiple Daytime Emmy nominations--11 to be exact. This year, the nominations include Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series, Outstanding Directing, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series (Vanessa Baden Kelly),  Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Digital...

Features,Interviews

Where Are The Black Hollywood Reps? How Entertainment Attorney Jaia Thomas Is Promoting Diverse Representation In Hollywood

Black Panther was a behemoth of a film, breaking box office records around the world and seemingly ushering in a new era of diversity in Hollywood. While the impact of the film is undeniable, attorney Jaia Thomas dug deeper into what the success of Black Panther actually meant for Black people in the entertainment industry as a whole. While many people started using Black Panther as...