Check out the official trailer of All Day and A Night. The movie is hitting Netflix on May 1, 2020. Here’s the storyline according to those folks…
As soft-spoken Jahkor Abraham Lincoln (Ashton Sanders) struggles to keep his dream of rapping alive amidst a gang war in Oakland, his ill-fated life and real-world responsibilities drive him further and further across the line of right and wrong with tragic consequences. Landing in prison beside his father, J.D. (Jeffrey Wright) whom he never wanted to be like, Jahkor embarks on an unlikely journey of self-discovery, exploring the events that unite them, in hopes of helping his newborn son break a cycle that feels unavoidable. A powerful film from Black Panther co-writer Joe Robert Cole, ALL DAY AND A NIGHT co-stars Isaiah John, Kelly Jenrette, Shakira Ja’Nai Paye, Regina Taylor, Christopher Meyer and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.—Netflix
Black TV Film Crew Facts about Yahya Abdul-Mateen IIwho stars in All Day And A Night
He’s a real life Architect.
He graduated from the University of California Berkeley with a degree in Architecture.
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 creative producer to take a project from script through distribution on multiple platforms. The Workshop exists to help nurture creativity and diverse perspectives from people from all walks of life. It gives select participants an opportunity to learn from some of the most successful producers in the business, and network with like-minded participants.
What kinds of people apply to the workshop?
If you are a highly motivated and creative emerging or mid-career producer with a project that you believe in, this is the place for you. There are no barriers here; we seek underserved voices in media: all genders, all sexual orientations, all ethnicities, all religions, all ages, all abilities and veterans. We accept participants from all around the world, but you must provide your own transportation and lodging. Our mission is to prepare you to launch a story to the world from your unique perspective.
What kinds of projects do you accept? What genres?
We accept film, television, documentary features and series, and new media projects, in all genres. We do not accept shorts. You must submit a completed script, though not necessarily a final draft, or for documentary projects, a detailed treatment. We are looking for commercially-viable projects that foster diversity in the industry.
What does the workshop cover?
The workshop is focused on the tools of producing for feature films, television, documentary and digital media, with emphasis on up-to-the-minute trends in the industry. In eight weeks, we cover story, development, pitching, finance, packaging, production, marketing, distribution trends, multiplatform and more. Participants are expected to complete weekly homework assignments.
In addition to the expertise of guest speakers, each producer gets the benefit of individual mentorship throughout the two-month workshop by Producers Guild members. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will have a final project strategy, ready to launch into the marketplace.
Who are the speakers?
Some of the industry’s most successful producers in film, television, and new media. Past speakers have included: Shonda Rhimes, Bruce Cohen, Lori McCreary, Gary Lucchesi, Mark Gordon, Marshall Herskovitz, Bonnie Arnold, Nina Yang Bongiovi, Ashok Amritraj, Caryn Mandabach, Luis Barreto, Ali LeRoi, Cathy Schulman, Lauren Shuler Donner, Damon Lindelof, Lindsay Doran, Ralph Winter, Bruna Papandrea and many more.
What do I get out of this?
Success in any business, and most certainly in production, is predicated on building strong relationships. Some of our past participants have gone on to great success, and many have formed lasting relationships through the Workshop that will carry them well into the future.
Do I have to be a PGA member to apply?
No, you do not have to be a PGA member to apply. We encourage non-guild as well as guild members to apply.
I’m already a professional producer. Why should I apply?
A good producer is one who is always evolving, learning new things, meeting new people and searching out new stories. In the words of Dr. Seuss, “The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
Several months ago I ran a contest through Black TV Film Crew’s weekly newsletter. In the contest, the first two people who could me tell where the line “falling for a banana in the tailpipe” came from would receive a profile on Black TV Film Crew’s website. Actor / Writer / Producer, Malachi Rivers answered ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ and sent in his reply within 5 minutes. And so, here he is.
Malachi originally hails from Maryland but he now resides in Los Angeles, CA. He is currently on tour with a play called “Loving Him” (And He’s Not Ready) by NAACP Theatre award winning playwright Peachanda DuBose. He is also gearing up to reprise my role as “Chad Bossman” in the NAACP Theatre award winning play “Ferguson”: The Musical. In the fall, he starts shooting season 2 of “Rhonda Mitchell M.D.” web series which is an official selection at the Hip Hop Film Festival. He will also be filming the third season of the popular web series “LIPS” (Love Inside Prevails) in which he was nominated for best supporting actor for my role as “William Green” at the 2018 Urban Web Series Awards.
But, there is a new digital series, “Poz Roz” on the horizon for Malachi and he will be co-producing along with director Carlton Jordan. They shoot in July and have some heavy hitters attached to the project.
CHOOSING HIS CAREER PATH
Rivers explains how he was inspired to take his career path. “The arts have always been a driving force me in my life. Acting and music have been the catalyst for keeping me out of trouble. Creating is in my blood especially in subject matters that deal with people of the African diaspora.”
I think you must allow your work to first connect with you and make sure that it resonates in your soul. It must be genuine to your journey then God willing people will receive it. — Malachi Rivers
Rivers was inspired by many people throughout his life. He explains, “My teachers at the Performing Arts High School in Maryland taught me lessons that I still use to this day. The original stick outs for me are Whoopi Goldberg, Lauryn Hill, and Mario Van Peebles. I got the chance to tell Whoopi and Mario both in person in an intimate setting about how they have changed my life. “Sister Act 2” made me really want to make a career out of acting and music. “Posse” I used to watch that movie everyday. It gave me insight that black people can be anything, even bad ass cowboys running the west.
However, the biggest influence for me was one of my best friends who was like a brother to me, Nelsan Ellis. Nelsan was a well-known actor who became famous for his role as “Lafayette” on True Blood on HBO and we were extremely close. He always told me my time is coming and believed I was an amazing talent.
I say he is my biggest influence because with his passing I realized more so than ever that life is short, and you must do what makes your spirit happy.
He taught me that and I will always appreciate that. I’ve learned so much from him about what to do and not to do in this industry.”
Life has its share of ups and downs, but who you are emotionally and spiritually is key for Malachi. He shared with us a personal experience that really opened his eyes.
“One day I was hanging with some friends and woman who professed to be a spiritual reader decided she wanted to read us. Long story short, she ended up telling me I was protected. The crazy part was I always felt that way. But, what I started realizing through the reading is: it wasn’t about her telling me, it was about me believing it. I quickly realized you are what you believe. What you speak, what you think, and what you believe will have an impact on your life. So even when things don’t go as planned I always say things like,”you are protected and what God has for you is for you and what doesn’t come to fruition wasn’t meant for you.”
We’re proud to introduce you to Malachi Rivers. As is star continues to rise, follow him on all of his social media:
One of our crew members, Director, Nykieria Chaney,is holding a casting call in Atlanta on Saturday, June 9 from 2 – 5 pm in Atlanta. She is looking for Actresses, Singers, Dancers and Crew. The open call will be held at 1237 Ralph Abernathy Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30310.
ATL ACTRESSES, DANCERS, SINGERS SHOW UP AT THIS CASTING CALL
The casting call is for Sistersong, National Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective. They are producing Autonomy: My Body, My Voice, My Future directed by Nykiera Chaney.
By infusing the art of story telling, dance and music, Autonomy takes audiences on a journey through the lives of people of color making decisions about their bodies, their sexuality, their families and their lives while also navigating racism, respectability politics, and reproductive oppression. Autonomy reminds us that we all have a story to tell and that there is power in our stories that can heal and transform. Autonomy is SisterSong’s first theatrical performance created through the Artists United for Reproductive Justice Project that seeks to use art across different mediums to amplify reproductive justice issues in order to educate, reduce stigma and shift culture.
With the importance of reproductive justice issues, this is a project that is sure to gain steam and attention.
Be energetic. Nothing says you’re more deserving of an opportunity than having a great attitude.
Be yourself. Allow your personality to shine through. Too often in auditions, we see lines and line
This is Gabrielle, a ATL based actress. We worked with her on one of our productions. Great personality!
s of people but no one stands out. Often times people don’t stand out because they are trying to be like someone else. Be yourself. There’s only one you.
Be on time. This audition is from 2pm – 5pm. Please show up before 4:59. We often block ourselves from opportunities because we simply did not show up.
Do some preliminary research on reproductive justice issues. I’m always impressed when actors know more about a role than what’s on the page. Do a simple google search and allow your interest in this project to shine through.
Believe in yourself. Claim this. Own this opportunity. Believe that it is already yours.
If you secure one of the roles, please let us know. We want to celebrate our members progress. So be sure to send us photos!
Crew members, you can show up at the casting call as well, but it’d be great if you could send your resume for the production to NDCProdInfo@gmail.com in advance. Keep me in the loop.
We want to encourage everyone to get their Black Panther tickets as soon as they can. Do not list to anyone tell you that it’s sold out. Please check for yourself. We want to support this movie and show Marvel and the world why we gonna need Black Panther 2!!!! I purchased my tickets today. My son and I will be seeing the movie on Friday, February 16 at 5:15pm.