Month: April 2017

Director Nicole Franklin: How To Film A Feature In 8 Days

DIRECTOR NICOLE FRANKLIN REDEFINES FILMMAKING Director Nicole Franklin’s latest project is the feature film, Title VII, which was filmed in 8 Days. No, that was not a typo. She filmed a feature film in 8 days. And we’ve seen it, it’s good. Ever the enterprising individual, Nicole recently started a seminar poignantly titled, #FilmAFeatureIn8Days that teaches filmmakers exactly how to perfect the process. We sat down with Nicole to learn about her motivation, process and advice. What Motivated Me To Start The Film A Feature In 8 Days Seminar When I was forced to reduce my number of shoot...

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Terence Steele Talks Onward and Upward Documentary

Executive Producer Terence V. Steele is proud to announce production of Onward and Upward: A Documentary Film.  The story behind Onward and Upward For over one hundred years the 9 historically black fraternities and sororities of the National Pan-Hellenic Council have worked tirelessly to improve the lot of African-Americans, striving for equality, education, and full participation in American life.  Those organizations include Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Omega Psi Phi, Delta Sigma Theta, Kappa Alpha Psi, Sigma Gamma Rho, Phi Beta Sigma, Zeta Phi Beta, and Iota Phi Theta; together, these organizations have helped mold some of the...

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Tonja Renée Stidhum Talks Wing Chick

Creator/ Writer / Director Tonja Renée Stidhum has created the upcoming web series, Wing Chick. The series is about a frequently friendzoned dating site profile writer who struggles to navigate the dating world she has managed to perfect in pen… but, not so much in reality. Tonja breaks down the inspiration behind Wing Chicks: Like many writers, my characters reflect me and my experiences. As a strong proponent of quality representation of Black women, I wanted to create a relatable lead with equally relatable supporting characters. More than anything, I wanted to make people laugh. And thus, I created...

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Victoria Gregg Talks Akata Documentary

Victoria Gregg Decides To Learn About Herself Victoria Gregg is the Executive Producer of Akata Documentary, a documentary in which she discovers her ancestral roots. At 28-years-old, Victoria has taken initiative to uncover her past.  As the Akata Documentary highlights her journey, she shares her internal frustrations of not knowing her ancestral heritage. Her courage propels her to seek  and find answers. After she takes a genealogy test, Victoria’s world view drastically changes.  The test allows her to insert members into her family tree giving her new information. From meeting distant relatives to visiting the actual slave cabins where...

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Dallas Alexis Talks NY Underground Kingz

Director, Co-Writer and Co-Producer, Dallas Alexis, is proud to announce the second season of the successful web series, New York Underground Kingz which airs in full on YouTube. The show tells the story of a man called Osiris (Rubin Hernandez), as he is making his way in life. Osiris, commonly referred to as O, is navigating the street life and dreams of rap stardom. Dallas breaks down the inspiration behind NY Underground Kingz: The original concept of the New York Underground Kingz was pitched to me by Omari Levers. I always wanted to do a web series, I was...

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