Thursday, January 21, 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

Crew Members Love Our Ladies First Tees

We are so happy that people are buying and rocking our Ladies First tees. The shirts were designed to celebrate black women in the...

Get ready for Wrinkle In Time

We saw this story with an interview with Ava Duvernay and wanted to share. Https://buff.ly/2HZzOB0

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If you need help crowdfunding your projects, let us know. We promote and generate buzz so people will know about you. Contact us and...

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Black Panther Tea

This weekend we're on the hunt for the Black Panther Brisk tea. We have no intention of drinking it. We just want to look...

We celebrate Julie Dash this Black History Month

We are proud to celebrate director, Julie Dash, who was the first African American woman to have her full length theatrical feature film, Daughters...

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