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Film

Award-winning short film 'Charcoal' tackles colorism on a generational level

As an adult, I haven't often thought of my dark brown skin in any particular way. I've praised its lack of blemishes and that fact that it has allowed me to bake in the unforgiving sun without a worry or care. There have been comments of admiration and disgust thrown my way here and there -- one from a small girl I was babysitting who told me she couldn't go outside for fear of getting...

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Exclusive: A Screenwriter's Paradise — ScreenCraft’s 2017 Retreat in Jamaica

"Nothing is good unless other people say it's good," Creed scribe Aaron Covington explained — his voice ringing out in a room full of screenwriters at various stages in their careers. Covington had flown down from Los Angeles to mentor a select group of writers over the course of five days for ScreenCraft's inaugural retreat at Jakes Treasure Beach in Jamaica. Notebooks and computers...

Reviews,Film

'Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me' is an electric look at an enigmatic performer (TIFF Review)

Black entertainers in this country shoulder a burden that we don’t often consider – that of representation. Even now in the 21st century, the Black artist must carry the entire race with them as they navigate career, politics and the complexities of their personal lives. Watching from the sidelines, we expect –perhaps unconsciously, for these larger than life figures to make choices...

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Interview: The cast & creators of 'The Deuce' on selling sex, the '70s and misogyny

Sex is everywhere. From beverage commercials to lipstick ads, hardly anything in popular culture is sold without some semblance of eroticism embedded in it. Since the 1970's, depictions of sex and sexuality have only gotten raunchier, more explosive and often exploitative. It's a subject also now stands at the forefront of our society -- and yet the way in which we discuss sex and more...

Interviews,Television

Gbenga Akinnagbe talks HBO's 'The Deuce' — a series on the porn industry's rise in '70s NYC (S&A Fall TV Preview)

To celebrate the fall television season, Shadow & Act is bringing you exclusive sit-downs with the cast and crew behind some of your favorite shows that are returning and new shows that you can't wait to check out! This feature is a part of our Fall 2017 Preview Series. George Pelecanos and David Simon — the dynamic team behind HBO's The Wire and Treme have returned to...