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Michael Abels playing-it-forward in Hollywood
December 3, 2020
While reading the November issue of Forbes, I discovered a new social media app called LUNCH CLUB.  It’s an AI super-connector that makes introductions for 1:1 video meetings to advance your career. During one of the first LunchClub meetings, I met composer Matthew Wang who told me about the Composers Diversity Collective which was co-started by Michael Abels who is best known for his scores for Jordan Peele's Oscar-winning film "Get Out," and "Us," for which, Abels won the World Soundtrack Award, the Jerry Goldsmith Award, a Critics Choice nomination, an Image Award nomination, and multiple critics awards. The hip-hop-influenced score for US was short-listed for the Oscar and was even named “Score of the Decade” by online publication The Wrap. ... read more »
‘Widows’ Film Review
December 11, 2018
The Windy City Serves as Setting for Adaptation of Brit Crime Series. ... read more »
Jordan Peele and ‘Get Out’ make history at Oscars  
March 8, 2018
This marks the fourth consecutive year that I have been blessed to cover the Oscars, and at 90 years-young, this years’ Academy Awards® did not disappoint.     ... read more »
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AAFCA’s 9th Annual Awards Celebrates Black Excellence in Cinema, TV & New Media
February 15, 2018
Recently, the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) held its 9th Annual awards ceremony at the Taglyan Complex Theatre in Hollywood to honor the best in Black cinema, television and new media. ... read more »
The African American Film Critics Association Announces Its Celebration of Women in Cinema
October 19, 2017
That show will be proceeded by the third edition of the AAFCA Special Achievement Luncheon on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the California Yacht Club in Marina del Rey, CA. ... read more »
Reel Talk: 6.8.17
June 8, 2017
Among his numerous and distinguished awards, Jones has received the National Medal of Arts, The John F. Kennedy Center Honor and most recently in 2011, The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented him with an honorary Oscar. ... read more / view gallery »
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