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Oscar winning sound mixer uses crowdfunding for directorial debut
November 11, 2015
These days, crowdfunding is big business for independent films.
Previously many independent filmmakers relied heavily on money from big studios and investors but with the fundraising success of films like Spike Lee’s Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, which raised nearly $1.5 million, and web series like Awkward Black Girl, which raised $56,000 after the sixth episode, more and more filmmakers are turning towards the general public to fund their projects.
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Alice Walker discusses “The Color Purple 30th Anniversary”
November 4, 2015
Alice Walker won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award for her third novel, "The Color Purple," which was made into an internationally popular film by Steven Spielberg. Her other best-selling novels, which have been translated into more than two dozen languages, include "By the Light of My Father’s Smile," "Possessing the Secret of Joy" and "The Temple of My Familiar." ... read more »
‘Thina Sobabili’ selected as South Africa’s Oscars entry
September 30, 2015
Thina Sobabili, a film by Ernest Nkosi, has been confirmed as South Africa’s official entry for consideration into the Annual Academy Awards’ (Oscars) Best Foreign Language Film category. The South African Academy Award selection committee and the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) made the announcement after intensive deliberations. If the film is approved by the Oscars Academy Award selection committee, it will move forward to the next step of the Oscars selection process. ... read more »
Award-Winning Filmmaker Discusses Kickstarter Campaign for Emmett Till Biopic
September 3, 2015
Producer Keith Beauchamp is no stranger to the violent and unjust history of Emmett Till.
It was his Emmy-nominated film, The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till, which prompted the U.S. Justice Department to reopen the case in 2004. Since his production of Untold Keith has worked closely with the FBI, specifically its Civil Rights Cold Case Initiative, producing documentaries on other unsolved civil rights murders as the Executive Producer and Host of Investigation Discovery’s (ID) crime reality series, “The Injustice Files.”
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