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Melvin Van Peebles, Godfather of Black cinema, Dies at 89
September 22, 2021
Melvin Van Peebles, the groundbreaking filmmaker, playwright and musician whose work ushered in the “blaxploitation” wave of the 1970s and influenced filmmakers long after, has died. He was 89. ... read more »
New Television Season Begins With Six Season Premieres, Three Premieres
September 20, 2021
The 2020-21 prime-time television season begins tonight with ``NCIS'' airing in a new time slot, five other season premieres including ``Dancing with the Stars'' and ``The Voice'' and three premieres on the four major broadcast networks. ... read more »
2021 BHERC FAITH-BASED & INSPIRATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTIONS ANNOUNCED
September 16, 2021
Look for a varied selection of short and feature-length films that provide profound, entertaining, and inspirational content for a diverse global audience. ... read more »
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TRANSCENDENCE, DISABILITY AND HOPE ARE THE THEMES OF THE MOVIES PRODUCED BY FILMS WITH A PURPOSE
September 9, 2021
Films With A Purpose (FWAP) moves the films of three emerging directors to the spotlight. In addition, FWAP has scheduled a week of live screenings to share viewing of the films on the big screen daily to create awareness, impact, and inspiration for Southern California audiences. ... read more »
`America’s Got Talent,’ Sports Helps NBC to Ratings Victory
August 31, 2021
The two-hour Tuesday ``America's Got Talent'' episode was the most-watched prime-time program between Aug. 23 and Sunday, averaging 6.809 million viewers, while the hourlong Wednesday episode was third, averaging 5.79 million. An ``America's Got Talent'' episode has been the most-watched prime-time program seven times in the 11 weeks it has aired this summer. ... read more »
‘Respect’ — a loving look at the great Aretha Franklin
August 26, 2021
What makes “Respect” is that this great artist struggled and it was that energy that shaped Franklin’s signature sound. ... read more »
Youth Filmmakers’ Movie “Blind With Temptation” Screening Now Online with Emerging and Iconic Directors in the 24th Annual BHERC Reel Black Men Short Film Festival
August 12, 2021
LA youth joins 20 Black male directors from America, Canada, and Cameroon to share films with a global online audience. BHERC curated this diverse selection of movies from a vast field of talented storytellers to discover exciting topics. ... read more »
‘Zola’ — it started as a Twitter rant and now, it’s poised to take the award season
August 5, 2021
It’s an uncomfortable picture of women who work in the sex industry and much like the personality types that work in this trade, the filmmaking is pure bravura. ... read more »
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EMMY NOMINATIONS – FULL OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN NOMINEES!
July 15, 2021
The Primetime Emmy Awards will feature 26 different categories ranging from writing and acting to awards for different genres ... read more »
Ava DuVernay’s Film Collective ARRAY Partners with Google to Create Feature Film Grant for Underrepresented Creatives    
June 4, 2021
This week, ARRAY announced a partnership with Google to offer emerging creatives from historically underrepresented communities with the opportunity to apply for a career-changing $500,000 feature film grant.  ARRAY is a  grassroots distribution, arts and advocacy collective focused on amplifying work by people of color and women, founded by acclaimed director Ava DuVernay. The ARRAY + Google Feature Film Grant, which will provide funds to produce the recipient’s first full-length feature film, was instituted as a way to help build a more equitable and inclusive artistic community of diverse storytellers.  ... read more »
Howard University Announces Legendary Actress, Alumna Phylicia Rashad As Dean of the Newly Reestablished College of Fine Arts
May 28, 2021
“In this full circle moment, Ms. Phylicia Rashad will take the training and skills that she honed as a student at Howard and exuded in an outstanding performing career, and she will share those pearls of wisdom with the next generation of students in the College of Fine Arts. Her passion for the arts and student success makes her a perfect fit for this role,” announced Howard’s Provost Anthony K. Wutoh. ... read more »
Police Force Cutting into Family Ties: 23-Year-Old Targeted by an Order Given by His Uncle
May 20, 2021
On Tuesday, May 10, Attorney Carl Douglas, and Black Lives Matter Los Angeles Co-founder Melina Abdullah joined 23-year-old filmmaker Jamal Shakir to announce a lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles and LAPD police officer, Eric Anderson. The premise of the case sounded like many others, law enforcement using overly aggressive force to manage a peaceful protest, but for Shakir, the order for his attack came directly from a family member. ... read more »
Brian Hooks Opens Free Filmmaking Program for Inner City Youth
May 6, 2021
Prolific actor and director Brian Hooks is known for his animated comedic performances; be that as it may, his recent off-screen efforts have led to a new philanthropic journey outside of the spotlight. ... read more »
Oscar-Nominated Short Film ‘A Concerto is a Conversation’ celebrates Local legend Horace Bowers and Bowers & Sons Cleaners
April 22, 2021
“A Concerto is a Conversation” tracks his family’s lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather Horace from Jim Crow Florida to the Walt Disney Concert Hall. ... read more »
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