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Michael J. Payton the Filmmaker Behind BET’s The Murder Inc Story
September 22, 2022
Filmmaker Michael J.  Payton, an Oakland, California native, attended San Francisco State University and earned his Bachelor’s degree in radio and television broadcasting.  ... read more »
Review: Michael K. Williams’ Final Film Role in ‘Breaking’
September 8, 2022
“Breaking,” Abi Damaris Corbin’s lean and heartfelt first feature, is a lackluster bank-robbery thriller with noble intentions enlivened by an impassioned performance by John Boyega and an elegiac final appearance by the late Michael K. Williams. ... read more »
A Leader Without Authority: The Jamaa Fanaka Story
September 1, 2022
In a day and age in which up-and-coming filmmakers aspire to be the next Spike Lee, John Singleton, or Ryan Coogler, many are unaware that their forefather was Jamaa Fanaka. Once heralded as “The most famous unknown filmmaker in America” by Turner Movie Classics, Fanaka was a preeminent auteur (writer, director, producer) in the 1970s and ‘80s. ... read more »
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‘The Black Beauty Effect’ — on Xfinity Channel This Fall
August 25, 2022
The “The Black Beauty Effect” docu-series, which will premiere this fall exclusively on the Black Experience on Xfinity channel, will closely examine the social change, past and present, within the beauty industry, through the lens of the successful Black women who have led the charge. ... read more »
BHERC Film Festival Features L.A. Premieres Huey P. Newton, Marian Anderson
August 16, 2022
The Black Hollywood Education Resource Center (BHERC) opens the 28th Annual African American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase on Friday, August 19, with “A Great Day in Black Hollywood” ceremony at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center in South Los Angeles. ... read more »
Heartfelt Pictures Debuts Social Justice Anthology Film ‘00:08:46’
August 4, 2022
Heartfelt Pictures and founder Denton Adams, in association with Purpose Work(s), will premiere the social justice anthology film, "00:08:46," on Sunday, August 14, at The Miracle Theater, located at 226 South Market Street in Inglewood. ... read more »
Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope’ Debuts at No. 1 with $44 Million
July 28, 2022
Jordan Peele ’s UFO thriller “Nope” topped the North American charts in its first weekend in theaters with an estimated $44 million in ticket sales, Universal Pictures said Sunday. ... read more »
Samuel L. Jackson Stars in ‘Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank’
July 14, 2022
The weather was excellent, and the atmosphere was filled with lots of beautiful smiles, and excitement on July 10 as the cast, crew, and filmmakers, of the new movie “Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank” joined celebrity families, for a special “Family Day” held at Paramount Picture Studios in Hollywood. ... read more »
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Royale Coalition Presents ‘On the Line’ : Offers New Perspective on Mental Health in the Black Community
May 26, 2022
Royale Coalition production company has released their latest short film drama, “On the Line.” Award-winning director, Brianna Devons, conveyed a message that allows the audience to see an emotional chain reaction as a loved one struggles to escape a dark moment in their life. ... read more »
‘Subjects of Desire’ Screened at the 30th Anniversary of Pan African Film Festival
May 26, 2022
‘Subjects of Desire’, a provocative feature documentary written and directed by Jennifer Holness, screened at the 30th Anniversary of the Pan African Film Festival that took place in Los Angeles this past weekend from April 19 to May 1. Jennifer had to reschedule her 30th wedding anniversary to Greece in order to be in attendance for her screening at this festival, that's how special this screening was to her. This documentary has been screened at over 30 film festivals across the world but being supported by the black community is always a great feeling she states. ... read more »
Zanah Thirus Says, ‘Make Your Movie’
April 14, 2022
Zanah Thirus and her Microbudget Filmmaker's Podcast cares enough to take the filmmakers through the entire production process from script to screen and each season has a corresponding workbook with templates. ... read more »
Filmmakers Panel Featured at BHERC Sistas’ Short Film Fest
April 7, 2022
The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center wraps up the 29th Annual "Sistas Are Doin' It For Themselves" Short Film Festival" with the third and final "Meet the Filmmakers' Panel" on Saturday, April 9, at 1 p.m. PST/4 p.m. EST, on BHERC.TV. The event is virtual and free to the public. ... read more »
Glover Named Celebrity Ambassador for 30th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival
April 6, 2022
Actor Danny Glover will be the Pan African Film Festival’s 2022 celebrity ambassador. The 30th annual festival will be held in-person and online from April 19 through May 1, in Los Angeles. ... read more »
Afro Latina Ariana DeBose’s Oscar win for the best-supporting actress for West Side Story
March 31, 2022
Hopefully, Ariana DeBose’s Oscar win for the best-supporting actress playing the role of Anita in West Side Story will mark a positive change and open more opportunities for Afro-Latinos in the entertainment industry. ... read more »
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