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“Solo: A Star Wars Story” star Donald Glover Goes 1-on-1 with the L.A. Sentinel
May 17, 2018
The latest installment of the Star Wars trajectory, “Solo: A Star Wars Story” features the casting of award-winning writer, director, musician, stand-up comedian and actor Donald Glover as the suave, intergalactic gambler and owner of the Millennium Falcon. ... read more »
Cosby Jurors Allegedly Shopped for Book Deal During Trial
May 17, 2018
Before they convicted Bill Cosby on three counts of aggravated indecent assault last month, some of the jurors were already plotting on how they could cash in on the case. ... read more »
24th Annual African American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase Shine a Light on Black Excellence, Independent Filmmakers and Social Justice
May 10, 2018
Besides two full days of independent short film screenings, attendees were also treated to industry panels and salons ... read more »
Kam’s Kapsules May 11, 2018
May 7, 2018
Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun: For Movies Opening May 11, 2018 ... read more »
Film Review: KINGS
May 3, 2018
Period Piece Features Halle Berry as Mom Frantically Searching for Kids during Rodney King Riots. ... read more »
Cicely Tyson Honored with Hand & Footprint Ceremony  
May 3, 2018
Cicely Tyson, an Emmy and Tony Award winner, was honored by Turner Classic Movies (TCM) on Friday, April 27 at the TCL Chinese Theatre with a hand and footprint ceremony.  ... read more »
CASTING DIRECTOR LEAH DANIELS-BUTLER HONORED DURING OSCAR’S WEEKEND
May 2, 2018
Host Brittany K. Jackson interviews celebrities on the red carpet honoring Leah Daniels-Butler and her extensive career as a casting director paving the way for many actors over the years! ... read more / watch video »
Music Composer Jongnic Bontemps Brings His Silicon Valley Tech Brilliance and Hip-Hop Rhythmic Elements to “United Skates”
May 2, 2018
Bontemps is a gifted music composer and the owner of Composer Tech, and it's his musical composition in the new documentary “United Skates” (by directors Dyana Winkler and Tina Brown) that is causing the strong pre-festival buzz, and that’s always good news for new filmmakers and film festival honchos. ... read more »
‘Jewel’s Catch One’: A Lesbian Stands Up Against the Man for 40 Years and Wins
April 26, 2018
Jewel Thais-Williams is an African-American, lesbian whose very presence, in Los Angeles, in 1973 was the picture of disruption.  She bought a building on Pico and Crenshaw, in a predominantly Black neighborhood, and then she created a nightclub—Catch One— that catered to an underserved clientele.  ... read more »
Vicki ‘Shot Caller’ Mack Lataillade Assembles Powerhouse Music Panel to Discuss the Impact and Role of Music in Film & TV
April 26, 2018
 Lataillade will lead the panel to: discuss the pros and cons of a career in music production; breakdown the role of a film/TV music supervisor; delve into the process of placing music in film and TV; and reveal emerging artist stories. They will also share how they got their start in music production and supervision.  Panelists—recruited by Lataillade—include the following professionals: Angela Jollivette, Founder, Moonbaby Media; Joe “Flip” Wilson and Demetrius “Meech” Shipp, Sr. ... read more »
AAFCA Day at City Hall
April 26, 2018
Venerable Film Critics Organization Unites with City Hall to Celebrate Los Angeles Film & TV Industry on April 27 . ... read more »
Humanitarians Charisse Bremond Weaver And George Weaver Slated To Receive President’s Award At African American Film Marketplace & S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase
April 19, 2018
Southland husband and wife philanthropist team have been selected to be honored for their continued partnership with the Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center as one of their partners in the Brotherhood Crusade's flagship evidence-based initiative Proud to be Me. ... read more »
Harrowing Documentary Premieres on Aging out of The Foster Care System
April 19, 2018
Real world issue takes center stage at the 24th Annual African American Film Marketplace (AAFM) and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase. With the help of filmmakers, the country’s forgotten youth are set in the spotlight. ... read more »
AAFCA, Cinematheque Celebrate African American Film Via New Series
April 5, 2018
Series launches on April 29th with a special event celebrating the career of acclaimed filmmaker Carl Franklin ... read more »
CBS “Code Black” star, William Allen Young to Host Film Festival
April 5, 2018
 Opening night gala celebrating diversity in Hollywood ... read more »
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