Friday, January 22, 2021

CAREER

FILM

CREW

Be In The Know: Black Production Designers

Black production designers bring their own flair and culture to create the overall visual aesthetic of a TV show or movie, including the set...

LIFE

Happy Thanksgiving: Everything I’m Grateful For

Happy Thanksgiving. I woke up this morning with Stevie Wonder’s “I Just Called To Say I Love  You” in my head. I don’t know...

TV

COVID-19

5 Tools To Feel Better During This Pandemic: Inspired by Taraji P. Henson

When I first read the headline, “ Taraji P. Henson Considered Suicide During The Pandemic,” I was not surprised. And not because I suspected...

COVID-19 Coping Journal: An Act of Empowerment

Our latest strategy for dealing with the corona virus? Let me introduce you to the COVID-19 Coping Journal. I’ve always been an advocate of...

COVID-19 Coping: How To Network and Uplift Yourself While Under Quarantine

Three weeks into being quarantined with the rest of Los Angeles County, I experienced a short bout of depression. I frantically searched nearby states...

DIVERSITY

Open Call Filmmakers: Documentary Lab

Open Call Filmmakers! There is a new opportunity with June 2020 deadlines! The Firelight Media Documentary Lab is an 18-month fellowship program that supports...

Where Did Black TV Film Crew Come From?

Hello. My name is Yasmin Shiraz and the Black TV Film Crew site is about to get personal. The day after Trump won the...

Apply Now – PGA: Power of Diversity Workshop

According to the Producer's Guild of America's website, The Power of Diversity Master Workshop is an eight-week intensive program that trains you as a...
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VIDEO

MOTIVATION

COVID-19: Three Coping Tips For Creatives

COVID-19 has been kicking our asses. It has. We’re locked in, fed up and broke. Many of us. Just stating the facts. About three...

5 Writer’s Tips: The Fear of Re-Writing

Last week while I was talking to one of our members about re-writing, it dawned on me the fear that many writers have with...

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...

FAN FAVORITES

Dear Non-Black Friend: 7 Things Your Black Friend Wants You To Know

This month black people cried, screamed, rioted, and fumed because we saw Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd murdered in front of our very eyes....

In My View: Ahmaud Arbery’s Murder by Byron Hurt

I just finished watching a NY Times investigation video detailing the final minutes of Ahmaud Arbery’s murder. It broke down the chase, minute by...

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...

Matthew A. Cherry Talks Hair Love Film

What is so touching about a black father doing his daughter's hair? Apparently, everything. Just ask Writer/Director Matthew A. Cherry who raised over 100k...

EVENTS

Family Freestyle Friday Web Series: Poets, Actors & more

Our latest episode of Family Freestyle Friday featuring poets, actors and more... Watch it here. Part 1... ...

STREAMING

11 Best Twitter Reactions To “A Night In Miami”

A Night In Miami is the feature film directorial debut from Actress/ Director, Regina King. The screenplay is written by Kemp Powers. This film...

Latest Articles

Warner Bros Is Calling All Comedy Writers

Warner Bros. is looking for funny writers... Is that you? Warner Bros. Entertainment in conjunction with Funny or Die and 3 Arts Entertainment is hosting...

5 Ways To Use LinkedIn To Get More Clients

Use LinkedIn To Help Your Business A lot of people think LinkedIn is just for traditional job seekers, but LinkedIn does wonders for freelancers and...

Inspiration for Black Creatives on Pinterest

African American Images for Inspiration and Motivation Are you ever looking for sources of inspiration to keep going as a writer, filmmaker, or simply African...

Theron Williams: Talks Photography, Film Editing, and Vlogging

Get To Know Theron Williams Theron Williams is a Vlogger, Editor and Photographer. Like many creatives who support their work through day jobs, Williams runs...

Job Opportunity: ISO Storytellers Who Can Shoot and Edit

Storytellers, Raise Your Hands Storytellers are in demand these days. Have you ever said, “If only you had the opportunity?” Are you that person who...

7 Ways To Show We Really Believe In Black Artists

Black Artists Create A World Where Your Voice Is Heard Black artists want to grow and get paid but do we have the support of...

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