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LeLand Gantt Stars in RHAPSODY IN BLACK Presented by The Cincinnati Arts Association Photo LeLand Gantt Stars in RHAPSODY IN BLACK Presented by The Cincinnati Arts Association
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 16, 2021

The Cincinnati Arts Association will present LeLand Gantt in his one-man show, Rhapsody in Black, streaming May 4-17, 2021. Written and performed by LeLand and developed at NYC’s Actors Studio by Academy Award-winner Estelle Parsons, the show explores his personal journey to understand and eventually transcend racism in America.

52nd NAACP Image Awards Announced - Viola Davis, Eddie Murphy, LeBron James, and More Photo 52nd NAACP Image Awards Announced - Viola Davis, Eddie Murphy, LeBron James, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 28, 2021

Following the week-long virtual experience, tonight the NAACP celebrated the stellar achievements of the 52nd NAACP Image Awards winners during a special LIVE broadcast on BET and simulcast across ViacomCBS networks including CBS for its first time, as well as BET Her, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV, MTV2, Paramount, Pop, Smithsonian, TV Land, VH1, BET PLUTO, and CMT.

HAMILTON, MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Debbie Allen, Viola Davis and More Nominated for  Photo HAMILTON, MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Debbie Allen, Viola Davis and More Nominated for 52nd NAACP Image Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 2, 2021

The full-list of nominees for the 52nd NAACP Image Awards were announced today in a special virtual event on NAACP Image Awards’ Instagram channel hosted by Tony-award winning actress and singer Anika Noni-Rose, actress and singer Chloe Bailey, actress Erika Alexander, actor, dancer, and choreographer Nicco Annan, and actor and singer TC Carson.

Sundance Institute Announces 2021 Screenwriters Lab Fellows Photo Sundance Institute Announces 2021 Screenwriters Lab Fellows
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 11, 2021

Fifteen emerging storytellers from Chile, India, Kenya, Tunisia and the U.S. will convene digitally for Sundance Institute’s January Screenwriters Lab, taking place online via Sundance Co//ab from January 11 -15, 2021. The Fellows will work to further develop twelve original projects, in collaboration with an experienced group of Creative Advisors.

Premiere Stages Returns To Live Programming With Cheryl L. West's FANNIE LOU HAMER, S Photo Premiere Stages Returns To Live Programming With Cheryl L. West's FANNIE LOU HAMER, SPEAK ON IT!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2020

Premiere Stages at Kean University will present Cheryl L. West's new play Fannie Lou Hamer, Speak On It!, directed by Marshall Jones III, at the outdoor tent at Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University in Union, New Jersey, October 15-18, 2020.

AMERICAN MASTERS - TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM Makes Us Premiere on PBS, June 23 Photo AMERICAN MASTERS - TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM Makes Us Premiere on PBS, June 23
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 15, 2020

American Masters ‚Äď Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, a compelling documentary about the legendary Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, will make its U.S. broadcast premiere Tuesday, June 23 at 8pm on PBS (check local listings).

Sundance Institute Announces 2020 Directors & Screenwriters Lab Fellows Photo Sundance Institute Announces 2020 Directors & Screenwriters Lab Fellows
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 28, 2020

11 independent filmmakers developing 10 projects have been selected for the 2020 Sundance Institute Directors and Screenwriters Labs, reimagined and expressed digitally this year on Sundance Co//ab. These Labs are at the heart of the nonprofit Institute's long-standing support for artists, and will connect curated selections of Fellows with Creative Advisors and Industry mentors across multiple disciplines.

Sundance Institute Announces 2020 Directors & Screenwriters Lab Fellows Photo Sundance Institute Announces 2020 Directors & Screenwriters Lab Fellows
by Kaitlin Milligan - May 28, 2020

11 independent filmmakers developing 10 projects have been selected for the 2020 Sundance Institute Directors and Screenwriters Labs, reimagined and expressed digitally this year on Sundance Co//ab.

American Masters Announces Three Documentaries That Celebrate Women Trailblazers Photo American Masters Announces Three Documentaries That Celebrate Women Trailblazers
by Kaitlin Milligan - May 27, 2020

American Masters joins PBS' summer-long celebration of female trailblazers in honor of the women's vote centennial with three new documentaries exploring the lives of remarkable changemakers, both past and present.

VIDEO: Issa Rae Announces Today's AFI Movie Club Pick DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS Photo VIDEO: Issa Rae Announces Today's AFI Movie Club Pick DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS
by Kaitlin Milligan - May 14, 2020

Issa Rae announces today's AFI Movie Club selection: DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS.

Sundance Institute Names 2020 January Screenwriters Lab Fellows Photo Sundance Institute Names 2020 January Screenwriters Lab Fellows
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 17, 2019

Fifteen screenwriters will convene to advance their independent projects at Sundance Institute's January Screenwriters Lab, taking place at the Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah, from January 17-22, 2020. At the Lab, the screenwriters will immerse themselves in a rigorous and holistic creative process, working to further develop their scripts with the mentorship of accomplished Creative Advisors.

BWW Interview: Director Marshall Jones III and A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Crossroads Theatr Photo BWW Interview: Director Marshall Jones III and A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Crossroads Theatre Company
by Marina Kennedy - Nov 29, 2019

Crossroads Theatre Company continues their exciting season with a holiday show for all. A Christmas Carol will be performed at New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC) in the Elizabeth Ross Johnson Theater from December 5 to December 15. Directed by the Company's Artistic Director, Marshall Jones III, the production promises to put audience members in the holiday spirit.

A Tribute To Peter Fonda & Toni Morrison Comes to Tom Needham's Sounds Of Film Photo A Tribute To Peter Fonda & Toni Morrison Comes to Tom Needham's Sounds Of Film
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2019

Tom Needham pays tribute to Peter Fonda and Toni Morrison this Thursday at 6 pm on WUSB's THE SOUNDS OF FILM. The show will feature previously recorded interviews with Hollywood legend, Peter Fonda, and Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, the director of the recent Toni Morrison documentary,TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM.

Unbound Book Launch Series Returns This Fall Photo Unbound Book Launch Series Returns This Fall
by Julie Musbach - Aug 27, 2019

Unbound: A Book Launch Series with BAM and Greenlight Bookstore returns this fall with three engaging events.

BAM Presents PURPOSE AND PASSION: THE CINEMA OF JOHN SINGLETON Photo BAM Presents PURPOSE AND PASSION: THE CINEMA OF JOHN SINGLETON
by Kaitlin Milligan - Aug 16, 2019

From Friday, September 13 through Friday, September 20, BAM presents Purpose and Passion: The Cinema of John Singleton, a career retrospective dedicated to the trailblazing late director. 'The sudden, shocking death of John Singleton at the age of just 51 in April 2019 robbed the world of a trailblazing, influential and, arguably, somewhat underrated chronicler of Black life on film,' says series programmer Ashley Clark. 'This is both a full retrospective of the late director's characteristically muscular, thought-provoking cinematic output, and a chance to pay tribute to a singular talent.'   

FX Renews SNOWFALL for a Fourth Season Photo FX Renews SNOWFALL for a Fourth Season
by Kaitlin Milligan - Aug 7, 2019

Snowfall has been renewed for a fourth season on FX, it was announced today by Nick Grad and Gina Balian, Presidents, Original Programming, FX Entertainment. The acclaimed drama series created by John Singleton & Eric Amadio and Dave Andron will return to FX in 2020.

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Oscar-Nominated Sam Green Are Guests on Tom Needham's  Photo Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Oscar-Nominated Sam Green Are Guests on Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2019

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, the director of TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM and Sam Green, the co-director of A THOUSAND THOUGHTS are Tom Needham's exclusive guests this Thursday at 6 pm on WUSB's THE SOUNDS OF FILM.

Sundance Institute Announces 2019 Directors & Screenwriters Lab Fellows Photo Sundance Institute Announces 2019 Directors & Screenwriters Lab Fellows
by Kaitlin Milligan - May 10, 2019

Filmmakers from the U.S., Lebanon, Palestine, and the United Kingdom have been selected for the 2019 Sundance Institute Directors and Screenwriters Labs, taking place at the Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah. At the Directors Lab (May 27-June 18), filmmakers will rehearse, shoot, and edit key scenes from their scripts, working in an immersive, hands-on environment with support from accomplished advisors to build their craft as directors and make key discoveries in collaboration with their actors and key crew. Immediately following, the Screenwriters Lab (June 20-24) provides the opportunity to process the insight gained from the Directors Lab through one-on-one story sessions with screenwriter advisors, and find inspiration and guidance for continued development of their screenplays.

BLACK 90S: A TURNING POINT IN AMERICAN CINEMA Announced At BAM Photo BLACK 90S: A TURNING POINT IN AMERICAN CINEMA Announced At BAM
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 29, 2019

From Friday, May 3 through Wednesday, May 22, BAM presents Black 90s: A Turning Point in American Cinema, a nearly three week-long program of films, both low-budget art films and classic blockbusters, from an era of explosive creativity and newfound studio support for black filmmakers.

Sundance Institute Announces 2019 January Screenwriters Lab Fellows: Emerging Writers Photo Sundance Institute Announces 2019 January Screenwriters Lab Fellows: Emerging Writers and Experienced Advisors Come Together for Creative Dialogue
by Tori Hartshorn - Dec 13, 2018

Fifteen screenwriters from countries including the U.S., Lebanon, South Africa, Turkey, and the United Kingdom will bring twelve projects to the Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab, taking place January 18-23, 2019 at the Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah. The Lab provides an immersive environment that encourages all participants to embrace a spirit of creative risk-taking and collaboration, and imparts vital lessons in the art and craft of screenwriting while building a robust creative community. Through one-on-one story sessions with Creative Advisors, Fellows take part in an artistically rigorous process that facilitates the deep exploration needed to fully realize their material. The Lab is the first step in a year-round continuum of customized creative and tactical support for each project and team.

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