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HBCU in LA Advocates for Diversity in Film Industry, Reminding Young Black Filmmakers of Those Who Came Before
July 18, 2019
For many years, Stacy Milner, former executive assistant to the chairman of NBC and then to the chairman of Paramount Pictures, has devoted herself to increasing ethnic and cultural diversity in the entertainment industry. In 2010, she founded the Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program (EICOP), a recruitment initiative designed to channel students of color – primarily HBCU and Hispanic-serving institution graduates – into careers in this predominantly White field. ... read more »
Beyonce, ‘Black Panther’ win at 50th NAACP Image Awards
April 4, 2019
Beyonce was named entertainer of the year at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards that highlighted works by entertainers and writers of color. ... read more »
L.A. City Council Pres. Herb Wesson Honors ‘Black Panther’ Oscar Winners Ruth E. Carter and Hannah Beachler
March 29, 2019
Carter and Beachler, who won Best Costume Design and Best Production Design, respectively, are the first African Americans to win in their category. ... read more »
FILM REVIEW: Captain Marvel
March 29, 2019
Brie Larson, an excellent dramatic actress, injects humanity, doubt and imperfection into her Vers. It’s just enough to make what could have been a cliché character somewhat intriguing. Not much more. Jackson as Fury buddy’s up to the lead and adds comic relief. Jude Law is miscast and too British and reserved for his mentor role. Mendelsohn fares slightly better as the green monster Talos. Other supporting actors don’t get enough screen time to show their real talent: Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto and Djimon Hounsou. ... read more »
CAA’s Misha Green and Courtney Kemp lead with The Showrunner Mentorship Program
March 29, 2019
The facts don’t lie but it’s only been a recent shift that Hollywood brass has started to really listen.  Insiders know the drill.  Black has been on trend many times and then it fizzled out as if it never existed at all.  Halle Berry spoke her truth; so to speak when former Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Elaine Welteroth interviewed her about her Oscar win (2002 win for “Monster’s Ball”). ... read more »
Ruth Carter Celebrates Historic Win for ‘Black Panther’ Costumes
March 1, 2019
Speaking to reporters backstage at the Dolby Theatre, she said she started her career working with director Spike Lee and has since had a part in designing costumes for 40-50 films. She was nominated twice before, more than 20 years ago. ... read more »
Hannah Beachler First Female African-American to Win Oscar for Production Design
March 1, 2019
Hannah Beachler, the first African American woman to take home an Oscar for production design, said backstage that she was having a hard time processing reporters' questions due to the euphoria she felt after winning for "Black Panther.'' ... read more »
2019 Oscars: Black Filmmakers Win Big 
February 28, 2019
The 2019 Academy Awards have come to an end and #BlackGirlMagic and #BlackBoyJoy were in full effect as some of our favorites walked away with statuettes, some after a 30-year uphill climb.  ... read more »
2019 Oscar Recap
February 25, 2019
Green Book Is the Surprise Best Picture Winner   Olivia Colman Upsets Glenn Close for Best Actress   Green Book upset Roma to take home the Academy Award for Best Picture on an historic night featuring a record number of wins for black-themed films. ... read more »
‘Black Panther’ costume designer blazes trail to inspire
February 21, 2019
Ruth E. Carter is a black woman blazing a trail as a costume designer in a film industry with not many who look like her. But through her upcoming career achievement award and Oscar nomination for her Afro-futuristic wardrobes in the superhero film “Black Panther,” ... read more »
Vic Bulluck Directs Viola Davis and Julius Tennon Produced Play ‘Paradise’
February 13, 2019
Bulluck’s new passion project is his latest play titled “Paradise.” Originally written by Laura Censebella, the play shares the journey between a gifted Yemeni-American and biology teacher’s unlikely relationship. The pair becomes tangled in conflict, religious differences, and test the boundaries of mentorship. Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s production company JuVee Productions teamed with American Oasis to bring the play to life. ... read more »
The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) Announces Tichina Arnold as Host of its 10th Annual Awards Show
February 6, 2019
The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) is pleased to welcome the amazing Tichina Arnold as the host of our milestone 10th Annual Awards Show. A multi-hyphenated performer, Arnold has been a mainstay in Hollywood and currently stars as Tina Butler opposite Cedric the Entertainer on the CBS hit comedy, "The Neighborhood," which was recently renewed for its second season. ... read more »
Mobilization 4 Mumia: One-on-One with Michael Africa, Jr.
January 31, 2019
Activists and supporters fighting for the release of 64-year-old journalist/activist Mumia Abu Jamalsay they weren’t shocked but heavily condemned Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner for appealing the ground-breaking decision by Pennsylvania Common Pleas Court Judge Leon Tucker granting him a new appeal hearing.  ... read more »
Conversation with PAFF Founder, Ayuko Babu: 2019 Pan African Film Festival 
January 31, 2019
It’s one of the most prestigious Black film festivals in America. The annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) highlights the international influence of Black creativity. Since 1992, PAFF’s mission has been to reinforce positive images and help prevent negative stereotypes through the power of film.   ... read more »
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