Author: Yasmin Shiraz

5 Friends Every Filmmaker Needs

A Filmmaker Needs Friends … The Right Ones. Being a filmmaker is hard work. It’s an uphill battle at times. You struggle to get people to notice your work. You fight to get paid for your art. And at the end of a hard day, you want to have someone to bond with who understands your pain. For that reason we’ve compiled this list: 5 Friends Every Filmmaker Needs  1. The Friend with Money / Producer Friend. This is the friend who is well-read and is somewhat a capitalist. They have stocks, bonds and a 401k. They understand that...

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Casting: African American Actors Needed

African American Actors looking for a break African American actors are needed. And, we are pleased to announce that one of our crew members is currently casting for a indie short film project in Los Angeles that will be shooting in May. This is a paid opportunity and will shoot 1 – 2 days. This casting call is looking for two youthful looking African American females in the 18 – 30 year old range and one youthful looking African American male in the 18-30 year old range. Send a two minute monologue to by May 7th, 2018. Please...

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Introducing Shreveport Urban Film Festival: A Talk With Tanesha Morris

Director / Writer Tanesha Morris recently created the Shreveport Urban Film Festival. This film festival’s mission is to showcase black talent from all over the United States in Shreveport Louisiana. From her Writer – Director debut with the short film Ruthless to launching Shreveport Urban Film Festival, Tanesha is determined to elevate the work of black filmmakers. Therefore, Black TV Film Crew jumped at the opportunity to talk with her.  Though there seems to be new film festivals springing up all over the US, there aren’t a plethora of festivals in Louisiana. Morris explains the motivation behind creating the...

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What The Black Panther Movie Did For Bald, Black Women

As Black Panther secures its place in history as the 10th highest grossing film of all time, I wanted to share the impact that the film has had on black, bald women. Not everyone chooses their baldness. Not everyone looks into the mirror and says, “I’m going for the big chop.” For some 6.8 million Americans, the decision is made for them as a result of Alopecia. Alopecia, the hair loss condition, wreaks havoc on a woman’s self esteem. Alopecia tells women they’re abnormal, they’re unattractive, they’re undateable—they’re worthless. But Black Panther and the warriors of Wakanda did something...

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A Wrinkle In Time Is Not In Competition With Black Panther

A Wrinkle In Time IS A Wrinkle In Time When A Wrinkle In Time hit theaters last week, I was disappointed when I saw  articles comparing Wrinkle with Black Panther. Black Panther in its fourth week at the box office bested A Wrinkle In Time as it did every other film that came out that week. But A Wrinkle In Time doesn’t have to make as much money at the box office as Black Panther in order to be a good movie. A Wrinkle In Time doesn’t have to make $1 Billion at the box office to be a...

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