Watch: Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods trailer

Spike Lee brings us Da Five Bloods

From Academy Award® Winner Spike Lee comes a New Joint: the story of four African-American Vets — Paul (Delroy Lindo), Otis (Clarke Peters), Eddie (Norm Lewis), and Melvin (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.) — who return to Vietnam. Searching for the remains of their fallen Squad Leader (Chadwick Boseman) and the promise of buried treasure, our heroes, joined by Paul’s concerned son (Jonathan Majors), battle forces of Man and Nature — while confronted by the lasting ravages of The Immorality of The Vietnam War.

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Accelerator Lab Currently Accepting Applications

Accelerator Lab Currently Accepting Applications

Accelerator Lab currently looking for Filmmakers

The Accelerator Lab brought to you by ChickenEggPics is currently looking for documentary filmmakers. According to their site:

“We support filmmakers from diverse backgrounds who are both committed to social change and to the art and craft of filmmaking. When we choose a project, it is because we believe the film needs to be made–and that the particular filmmaker is the one to make it. Our grantees have unique access to their subjects, a collaborative spirit, and the courage to take creative risks. When choosing a project, we look for:

  • Storytelling: Original story, tone, style, and structure
  • Diversity: In all its forms
  • Innovation: Filmmakers with unique voices and projects that take risks
  • Vision: A new perspective on an issue, special access into the story, and the ability to make the universal accessible and personal
  • Craft: Inextricable links between story and production value
  • Resonance: Timely, urgent, or compelling issues at stake

Completing and launching a documentary takes grit, nerve, and creativity; it also takes money, connections, and time. We offer women directors the tools to realize the full potential of their projects, both as works of art and as catalysts for change. Each of our programs represents a pivotal intervention in a woman’s filmmaking career; through them, we empower women storytellers to direct their own careers.

*Chicken & Egg Pictures supports self-identifying women (cis or trans) and gender nonconforming individuals.”

To APPLY follow the link.

Here are 5 tips to remember when applying for the Accelerator Lab:

  1. Proofread your application.
  2. Read your application out loud to catch grammatical errors.
  3. Double check your links (youtube, Vimeo) so there are no errors.
  4. Review and update your resume. Make sure to highlight your most recent qualifications.
  5. Be creative, fearless and YOURSELF. Let you true self shine through.

Good luck and if you get accepted, let us know.

 

Peace!

 

17 Black Dramatic Movies On Hulu Right Now

17 Black Dramatic Movies On Hulu Right Now

Black dramatic movies aren’t overflowing on Hulu right now but we wanted to compile a list of some cool dramas to watch if you want to Hulu and chill. We’re including movies on Hulu which have black leads but aren’t necessarily an all black cast. We decided to call them black movies because we want to believe. But the reality is, there are probably fewer than 9 black dramatic movies which feature a majority black cast on Hulu right now. 

More Black Dramatic Movies Are Needed

Black Dramatic MoviesWe scrolled through the movie poster images and typed in what is currently available on Hulu. Here’s the list…

  1. Fences featuring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis 

  2. Creed featuring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone

  3. Our Kind of Traitor featuring Naomi Harris

  4. Traitor featuring Don Cheadle

  5. Hoodlum featuring Lawrence Fishburne

  6. American Gangster featuring Denzel Washington
  7. Live Cargo featuring LaKeith Stanfield

  8. 96 Souls featuring Toyin MosesBlack Dramatic Movies

  9. Perfect Stranger featuring Halle Berry

  10. The Glass Shield featuring Ice Cube

  11. I Can Do Bad All By Myself featuring Taraji P. Henson

  12. So B. It featuring Alfre Woodard

  13. Going To America featuring Eddie Griffin

  14. John Q. Featuring Denzel Washington

  15. Panic featuring David Gyasi

  16. No Way To Live featuring Tom Williamson

  17. Day In New York featuring Chris RockBlack Dramatic Movies

The movies below have diverse ensemble casts so we’ve included them on the list. It’s funny because we bet Honey and Honey 2 were heavily inspired by the newest Fame movie. And of course, this Fame movie was a remake of the original Fame movie. Nothing is new in this business. Here are the three honorable mentions:

Honey 2 featuring Kat Graham

Honey featuring Mekhi Phifer

Fame featuring Naturi Naughton, Debbie Allen

We hope in the near future Hulu will increase its black dramatic feature film catalog. There have to be African Americans wanting some drama who watch Hulu. I know we are over at Black TV Film crew. If you’re using Hulu and would like an increase in their black dramatic movies, leave a comment below. There will be no change if they don’t know we’re interested. If you wanna know the Black Comedies we’ve seen on Netflix, we got you.

Get your Black Panther Tickets

Get your Black Panther Tickets

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.