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

Get Christie Love reboot starring ‘Pitch’ alum is coming to ABC

We hear that there's a pilot order for 'Get Christie Love' at ABC. Check it out.

Squeaky Moore: Talks The Art of the Pitch

Squeaky Moore a friend to content creators! Squeaky Moore is a writer, director and producer and founder of Moore Squeaky Productions. She recently wrote and...

Film Critic Tim Gordon Introduces Lakefront Film Festival

MEET TIM GORDON, FOUNDER OF THE LAKEFRONT FILM FESTIVAL Tim Gordon, Film Critic, President of the Washington, DC Area Film Critics Association and Founder of...

Sowande Tichawonna: Talks Editing and Business Longevity

The entertainment industry has a tendency to burn people out. Its shark infested waters, backstabbing and crushing rejections all have a way of sending...

Bobby Huntley: Talks La Vie Magnifique de Charlie

Bobby Huntley is the Director, Co-Writer and Co-Producer of the new coming of age feature film, La Vie Magnifique de Charlie which is affectionately...

Undercover TV Show Streaming On Amazon

Review: Undercover TV Show We recently watched the Undercover TV show streaming on Amazon. The six part series is a BBC production co-produced with BBC...

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