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April 13, 2011 11:15 AM
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Tambay A Obenson - obensont@gmail.com

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Sergio Mims - blackstarline@yahoo.com
Emmanuel Akitobi - eoakitobi@gmail.com
Courtney Singer
Natasha Greeves

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Jasmin Tiggett
Nijla Mumin

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137 Comments

  • neeks | March 24, 2014 12:27 AMReply

    Everyone, and I mean everyone stop what you're doing, and go check out this new Canadian Web Series called Who's Wrong! They've only got one episode right now. But I've emailed for more! Go ahead, like, subscribe and comment! Let us support these guys to the fullest!

  • Binky Davis | March 15, 2014 4:22 AMReply

    I'm a male white, and I don't understand why there are no black film composers or the one I found gets passed over by black film makers. I made this same comment on another site and the response was and I quote ( Man, don't you know black people don't help black people) end of quote. I ran across a real film composer, not a person who calls themselves a film composer who can't read or write music who samples other peoples work and who can't even play an
    instrument that is not a composer. We had Quincy Jones who is retired now and a composer named Paris Holley who is very different from any other composer I've ever seen, first of all
    he plays many instruments himself and can change moods at the snap of a finger. His writing
    style is unorthodox but very effective, fresh, new and unusual I really love his style. As far as black films I have just about every black film soundtrack you can think of. I really would have
    liked to hear what Holley would have done with 12 years a slave, don't get me wrong I also like
    Hans Zimmer but I feel the PAIN & SOUL are missing from the film score.

  • Abdel Bey | March 21, 2014 7:43 PM

    Don't forget about Herbie Hancock. He's done quit a few movies. But you're right AA need more.

  • Tehya | March 5, 2014 8:04 PMReply

    Hi

  • Anthony Brogdon | January 12, 2014 3:55 PMReply

    I am close to releasing my first film a documentary entitled "The Great Detroit? It was-It is-It will be". My doc examines the positive sides of my hometown a city that nationally is considered one of the worst cities in the country.
    I will follow this project with another documentary, entitled "Black History Then and Now" as I analysis the current status of 35 locations who played a significant role in the making of black history in America.
    I will follow that effort with my first feature length film "Foot Soldiers"

  • Michael Galloway | December 25, 2013 12:50 PMReply

    On lifetime keep Sherri Shepherd on the show , because it help people with their lives.

  • donyell | November 24, 2013 8:39 PMReply

    Can u show different strokes episodes plz

  • Kirk Tillery | November 19, 2013 3:33 AMReply

    I'm looking for a little support as an African-American writer, that will help get exposure to my new book/movie. This movie Make Dirty Millions The Clean Way, was written to help myself and those who are still stuck in poverty. Also it was written with more passion for a much better future success at the box office than movies like. The Butler starring Oprah Winfrey, D Jangle starring Jamie Foxx, Good Deeds starring Tyler Perry, and Twelve Years As a Slave, combined!!! For example: This movie begins around 1860 before Pres. Lincoln freed the slaves, and it ends, 2016 at the end of the first African-American second term as president. For example: Somewhere in the middle of this movie, it tells the story of how a group of poor uneducated janitors become millionaires. These same contract janitors learn to manipulate the system as they study everything in the billion dollar corporate buildings up and down the East Coast, (New York, Washington, Florida) that are cleaned each night by them and their cleaning staffs. Most of all, they learn to control those who controlled the system with blackmail from information simply found in trash cans, or computers left on overnight. Using these and other unorthodox scams to elect the first African American president, has been one of the biggest secrets since the assassination of JFK. (Technology, Drama, Love, Hate, Fear) A permanent shift in power come 2016, as America and the world will never be the same! (Copyrights 2013) (wkirk777@aol.com)

  • Latty | November 13, 2013 2:14 AMReply

    Please stop the racist jokes every night , it's going to cause cancellation of this show and soon

  • j Roosevelt Jones Jr | October 25, 2013 1:13 AMReply

    To whom it may concern,
    I was hoping to get in contact with Arsenion Hall bit
    couldn't, so I decided to leave this comment. I am a stylist and wardrobe
    consultant and was wondering if I could meet him to to discuss, so please email me it will highly be appreciated. Looking forward to hearing from you.

  • vernellclay | October 24, 2013 8:18 PMReply

    I watch bounce faithfully but you show the same old movies over and over.The shows on now have been on for over amonth or more.It's time to put something new on. I'm so sick of under cover brother and rest of those same movies.. Show mandingo, great white hope anything but what you are showing now. Thank you.

  • Jeff | September 16, 2013 1:54 PMReply

    I'm curious why NBC chose to remake ' Ironside ' . It's not a matter of casting. Mr. Underwood is a fine actor. But, my question is more a matter of common sense. Is
    this a sensible idea? Is this going to retell the entire story; is it going to delve into his
    past? Or, is it simply a matter of Hollyweird' s having no fresh ideas, and so, it has to
    retell old storylines with a new cast? They did that with " 3:10 to Yuma " , " The Quick
    and the Dead " , and " Evil Dead " , for example. The Nolan " Batman/Dark Knight "
    series worked, because we already knew Bruce Wayne's past, and there was good, solid
    writing and a fine cast. The " Wild, Wild West " remake fell apart because it was poorly
    cast, poorly written, and poorly directed. Hollyweird has had no new ideas for over 50 years.

  • frank | September 9, 2013 1:14 PMReply

    what the hell did chris tucker think he was doing in the fifth element id remake it without his character.all he did was scream act moronic.what was he doing why did they do that,he looked foolish and why in every movie does a black character have to 'speak' street,no matter how rich they look they always have to 'act' black whatever that means you can't be seen as tough.without doing that. is it some kind of hollywood mentality that they only see black actors that way.

  • Mr.Ty | September 8, 2013 12:14 AMReply

    Katee Sackhoff should be Charlie Baltimore, in the new long kiss good night.

  • Jeremiah | September 7, 2013 3:37 PMReply

    Hi Shadow Staff,

    I have a bit of a random question. Why are people so against revisionism within a black historical context? I mean, 12 Years a Slave is my most anticipated movie this year, so I'm not posing a "this vs. that" argument, I'm just interested in understanding the idea that revisionism is inherently bad when it comes to black stories. I only mention it because I seem to hear a lot of disdain from black folks when the topic is brought up (whether in person or on internet discussion boards). There seems to be a strong rejection of the idea from a good number of people (certainly not all people). And as a aspiring black storyteller myself I want to make sure there isn't something I'm missing or not considering.

    I've always seen revisionism as a means of constructing our own mythology (like modern westerns are hyper unrealistic, but exist as modern American mythology regardless). Mythology has always informed it's audience how to view itself (X-Men told ostracized kids that they had secret powers that others couldn't see, Westerns have constructed our idea of general masculinity, etc). So why don't many black people see the potential in the form?

    I feel that Shadow and Act is an awesome place for people like me to gain knowledge and opinions regarding black storytelling, so that's why I'm asking you. No blog is perfect, but I feel that the views and feedback from you all is sincere.

    Thanks for your time,

    Jeremiah

  • jazmine | August 27, 2013 11:47 PMReply

    Will you be looking for additional writers in the near future?
    I would definitely be interested

  • Travis | August 27, 2013 3:34 PMReply

    I find that we are under the greatest attack ever devised on our youth, When 26 year old's think fast and furious movies are real life and cars go 3oo miles and hour and documentary are so dramatised . Our youth are being deceived, they are being taught to think that dressing like a experienced adult and holding the visual stature of a older person makes them wise.
    For the last 20 years our youth has been teaching our youth more than the elders have.
    We have been conditioned to accept any thing, then told how to feel and the opinion that we should have about it.
    We can take any part of our history right now and because of our reckless educational standards here in the United States, we can make any kind of statement we desire then make it to where it is believable.
    Working for the government is like winning the lotto,oath is superseded by union.
    When some librarians make two hundred thousand dollars or more a year.
    Our art departments are a absolute a joke, culinary shows on T.V. are a absolute disgrace of the the gifts of the True Masters.
    If a person can speak and spell modern english they are considered a talented and gifted genius in what ever craft they choose to be in, when texting hsa ruin people skills.
    I've seen more natural talented gifted people walk away from skilled jobs that they were meant to be in and leave us with a certified cut-rate idiots.
    True talent: Gifted: it's not necessary any more. just learn to stare that way and be real dramatic, we have some great actors, follow their careers they didn't have it give to them they worked for it.Then again, we have some that pop up out of nowhere and in a few of years they are the greatest/ icons/gods actors in the world.BLA, BLA, BLA,
    No!, managers promoters and stupidity on our part let this happen, nudity of a certain actress or actor, a bunch of generated movie scenes and many catchy phrases makes a movie now.
    Writer don't have to really put much effort to their craft any more because they don't have the kind of viewer that demands it. I go to a movie just to get out of the house and do something with my wife, I don't expect to see anything worth staying awake for, that's why I take ear plugs, theaters are a good place to catch a nap.
    But I look forward to seeing a great play, movie, orchestra, band from time to time.
    And I think the greatest gift my eyes have ever seen is the look on a person, no matter their back ground or culture, when I see the captivation for the first time of a child or adult at the Opera, it touches my heart for ever. When a old back woods fella is siting there and mesmerised - totally captivated, I know that feeling and it is good to see it on others.

  • LORNA BLACKMAN MA | August 19, 2013 12:42 PMReply

    CHARLES THE LAST BLACK SOLDIER OF WORLD WAR ONE - dedicated to the black teenagers that fought for Briton in WW1 a play which has received no funding or financial backing will be coming to the BERNIE GRANT ARTS CENTRE IN TOTTENHAM LONDON ENGLAND on 20th September 2013 tel 0208 365 5450 NOT TO BE MISSED A PLAY FROM THE HEART - BLACK COMMUNITY THEATRE AT IT'S BEST

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  • Bugsy Simmons | August 5, 2013 12:21 PMReply

    Where is John Singleton or the Hughley Brothers?

  • Bugsy Simmons | August 5, 2013 12:20 PMReply

    Where is John Singleton or the Hughley Brothers?

  • santonio | July 20, 2013 7:24 AMReply

    I want to know how to join this sight

  • Mary | July 9, 2013 2:27 PMReply

    I thought it was a spectacular ad. It caught my attention. Great acting.

  • Debra Simmonds | July 4, 2013 8:21 PMReply

    I am looking for casting events in the South Carolina area for new and launching shows like The Hero with Dwayne Johnson.
    How do i become a contestant?

    thank you.

  • Stan Bolton | July 2, 2013 12:33 PMReply

    Hello,

    I just wanted to say I'm a big fan of this site and I visit everyday. I was wondering if you ever thought of doing like video broadcast. Something like an online talk show talking about the exact same content you have here. Just a thought. Thanks for listening!

  • Liz Lewis | June 20, 2013 1:50 PMReply

    Hi there,

    Just saw the piece about Keith David and Uncanny Valley. The casting for this project is Liz Lewis CSA and Angela Mickey CSA
    Wifed Out casting by Liz Lewis CSA, Angela Mikey CSA and Rachel Reiss CSA

  • Taylor Fischer | May 30, 2013 1:31 PMReply

    We are interested in the purchase of the dvd, Toussaint Louverture with English subtitles.

  • betty | May 23, 2013 3:55 PMReply

    sometimes when you click on a story to read the background is black & makes it un-readable

  • Germain | May 1, 2013 12:06 PMReply

    I was tryin 2 find out hw 2 buy Venus noire

  • Allison | April 30, 2013 11:48 AMReply

    Luv is now on Netflix.

  • M. McCall and R. Mayede | April 19, 2013 5:40 AMReply

    Check out Laughing Spark Film's latest project "Blue Gigilo" http://youtu.be/11L6TPW5iZE
    Part 2 to come soon!

    Thank you

  • belmont1929 | April 9, 2013 4:59 PMReply

    ... did us loyal Shadow Act-ers miss this??? Check out the 14 Feb. 2013 issue of the African Globe for full story ...

    Sophia Stewart, The Real Creator of ‘The Matrix,’ Wins Billion Dollar Copyright Case
    February 14, 2013

    AFRICANGLOBE – African American author of The Matrix will finally receive her just due from the copyright infringement of her original work!!!

    A six-year dispute has ended involving Sophia Stewart, the Wachowski Brothers, Joel Silver and Warner Brothers. Stewart’s allegations, involving copyright infringement and racketeering, were received and acknowledged by the Central District of California, Judge Margaret Morrow presiding.

    Stewart, a New Yorker who has resided in Salt Lake City for the past five years, will recover damages from the films, The Matrix I, II and III, as well as The Terminator and its sequels. She will soon receive one of the biggest payoffs in the history of Hollywood , as the gross receipts of both films and their sequels total over 2.5 billion dollars.

    Stewart filed her case in 1999, after viewing the Matrix, which she felt had been based on her manuscript, ‘The Third Eye,’ copyrighted in 1981. In the mid-eighties Stewart had submitted her manuscript to an ad placed by the Wachowski Brothers, requesting new sci-fi works..

    According to court documentation, an FBI investigation discovered that more than thirty minutes had been edited from the original film, in an attempt to avoid penalties for copyright infringement.


    ‘The reason you have not seen any of this in the media is because Warner Brothers parent company is AOL-Time Warner…. this GIANT owns 95 percent of the media… let me give you a clue as to what they own in the media business… New York Times papers/magazines, LA Times papers/magazines, People Magazine, CNN news, Extra, Celebrity Justice, Entertainment Tonight, HBO, New Line Cinema, DreamWorks, Newsweek, Village Roadshow and many, many more! They are not going to report on themselves. They have been suppressing my case for years.’

    Stewart is currently having discussions with CBS about a possible exclusive story and has several media engagements in the near future to nationally publicize her victory.

  • Joe "Black Male " Young | March 20, 2013 9:47 PMReply

    I have Movie Rights from a Novel for sale called "Hood Stories". It's 15 Chapters. If anybody is interested.

  • Roger McIntyre | March 6, 2013 9:41 PMReply

    how and where do I enter the program Shadow and act for acting

  • thomas price | March 5, 2013 1:34 PMReply

    I applaud your tremendous work and more importantly your determination to retrieve what belongs to you,this is a trend that has taken the work/creativity of our people for a very long time and profitted from it w/o any compensation including our music(the Skullsnaps)which was used in the Matrix.It's high time we took a stand to reverse this injustice.Thank you Ms Stewart!

  • raphel yobe | February 15, 2013 7:01 AMReply

    we are looking for assistance to produce a movie called Sandawana in Zambabwe.

  • nicole anderson | February 11, 2013 11:23 PMReply

    i would like to know how can i purchase a copy of this film

  • John | February 5, 2013 3:22 PMReply

    Just wanted to take this opportunity to say, This was the best real view of what black men think. We need this type of film shown in the class room at a very young age in the black & white community. One may ask why the white community, maybe some of them will begin to know that we don't all think alike, we are not all puppets, some of us are unafraid to say the king has no clothes on and please stop repeating untruth about a people. WE DON'T NEED A HAND OUT JUST EQUAL TREATMENT

  • Alexa Sue Hooser | January 26, 2013 8:41 PMReply

    At Lulu.com, my recently published biography contains trials, tragedies, and triumphs related to a 15 year odyssey while a teacher and principal of underprivileged kids in elementary schools. Slowly, during that time, churches of all faiths and eventually our entire community came together to support my endeavor. A perfect "sometimes sad, but more often feel-good" Hallmark movie or TV series production type of story. How can I get "Butterflies, Buses and a Guardian Angel" from the "sticks" where I live into film? Thanx. Alexa Sue Hooser

  • Evie | January 8, 2013 3:54 PMReply

    As a Black screenwriter having written uplifting roles for Black women tell me who or where does one find financing. MISCEGENATION an unfinished love, is drama romance supernatural historical.

  • Jai Santiago | December 18, 2012 9:23 PMReply

    Hello
    I am one of the producers for The Magic City Movie, you guys have the wrong synopsis for our movie on your site. How can I have it replaced but the new synopsis. Thank you.

  • Reba Kizzie | December 16, 2012 8:07 PMReply

    PLEASE, PLEASE......REMOVE ME FROM YOUR EMAIL LIST!!!!

  • Tambay | December 16, 2012 8:13 PM

    If you're on our email list, you put yourself on it. We didn't. Meaning, if you want to be removed, you have to unsubscribe from it. It's not up to us.

  • Allison | December 14, 2012 4:30 PMReply

    2 Days in New York is now on Netflix

  • Allison | December 10, 2012 9:37 PMReply

    The South African film you guys profiled out a while back called Lucky is getting a USA release courtesy of Film Movement. It is on there website as an upcoming release.

  • M. Omari Jackson | December 10, 2012 7:26 PMReply

    BETWEEN FRIENDS
    US Premiere
    Sun, Dec. 9 @ 5PM – Thalia
    Tue, Dec. 11 @ 8:30PM – Black Spectrum
    Hailing from Trinidad and Tobago, Between Friends is a film that presents an anthology of intersecting stories and characters who are all connected to one another in some way. The storyline, focused on two generations of contemporary middle class Trinidadians, gradually exposes the hopes, secrets, lies and betrayals in the lives of the various characters. An impressive effort by first-time writer/producer/director Omari Jackson.

    Directed by M. Omari Jackson, 2012, 96 min, Trinidad & Tobago, Drama, English. Q&A after the screenings.

    http://nyadiff.org/between-friends/

  • Nadine | November 30, 2012 5:52 PMReply

    ABC'S SCANDAL Scores a Season High in Adult Viewers - "SCANDAL (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
    ABC's SCANDAL caught CBS' ELEMENTARY to rank No. 1 in the 10 o'clock hour with Adults 18-49 (2.2/6), while leading by wide margins over NBC's ROCK CENTER WITH Brian Williams in Total Viewers (+97% - 6.7 million vs. 3.4 million) and Adults 18-49 (+144% - 2.2/6 vs. 0.9/2). Additionally, SCANDAL led by double to triple digits over ELEMENTARY with Adults 18-34 and across all key Women (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54).

    * Surging over its most recent telecast 2 weeks ago in viewers (+12%) and young adults (+10%), SCANDAL drew its 2nd-largest audience of the season and posted a new season high in Adults 18-49. In addition the show spiked over its last telecast by 20% in Adults 18-34 and by 24% in Women 18-34, achieving new series highs on both counts..."
    http://tv.broadwayworld.com/article/ABCS-SCANDAL-Scores-a-Season-High-in-Adult-Viewers-20121130

  • sue | November 18, 2012 2:09 PMReply

    jule newmar is my favorite catwoman shes is the best!:) 1st ones are the best take care,

  • Allison | November 17, 2012 10:01 PMReply

    The CBeebies show Tinga Tinga Tales (based on African folklore) is available on Netflix.

  • Yvonne | November 10, 2012 3:49 PMReply

    I am glad we switched to your channel! We had no idea you were on the air!
    My friend and I remember Soul Train from the I guess the old day's.
    We both always listened to Soul Train rather than Dick Clark
    Anyway just saying we're glad your here for us! Sincerely Yvonne*

  • Sara | November 6, 2012 11:18 PMReply

    Hello,
    I was checking out Gérard Depardieu's IMDB page because I'd finished watching "My Afternoons with Margueritte". I saw something interesting, a movie called "Le Père Noël est africain" ("Santa is African"). The IMDb page states it will be a comedy. Gérard Depardieu and Vincent Perez will be staring in the film. The director and writer of the film is Karine Silla, the ex-wife of Gérard Depardieu and present wife of Vincent Perez. Karine Silla was born in Dakar (Senegal) and raised in France. The production company for the film is Thelma Films ("An Open Heart") and Christine Gozlan ("Vera Drake") will be producing it. The year of production states 2011.

    Sources:
    http://www.allocine.fr/film/fichefilm_gen_cfilm=194012.html
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1946299/
    http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karine_Silla

  • Helluva | October 20, 2012 12:00 PMReply

    I thought it noteworthy that Clint Eastwood's buddy, Morgan Freeman, just did a commercial on the President's behalf. Response to Empty Chair-gate perhaps? I'm actually surprised, as Freeman's politics seem to be a hard read.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4nUDg-O93GU
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/15/morgan-freeman-americas-challenges-obama-ad_n_1968288.html

  • B.Logan | September 25, 2012 8:07 PMReply

    If anybody has time please check out Brettandthecity.com
    Thank you!

  • C. Harris | September 19, 2012 2:52 AMReply

    I suggest that you do a story on Steven Spielberg's film "Lincoln". This IMDB description: "As the Civil War nears its end, President Abraham Lincoln clashes with members of his cabinet over the issue of abolishing slavery." Despite the involvement of Tony Kushner and Doris Kearns Goodwin as writers there is no Frederick Douglass character in this film. There is a character listed in the credits as "drunk contraband slave" but no Frederick Douglass character.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443272/

    http://www.mrlincolnandfreedom.org/inside.asp?ID=69&subjectID=4

  • Shirley Knight | September 10, 2012 8:52 AMReply

    You are not allowed to show DUTCHMAN.
    This film is not your property.
    You are committing a crime as is ANYONE who watches it!

  • Nadine | September 1, 2012 2:15 PMReply

    Spike Lee getting some good coverage from the Venice Film Festival regarding "BAD 25", http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-207_162-57504829/spike-lee-doc-pays-tribute-to-jacksons-genius/

  • urbanwinter | August 30, 2012 2:41 PMReply

    Plesae ck out new doc film...Director/Producer: D.Channsin Berry
    http://theofficialblackline.com/


    God Bless!

  • La Faye Baker | August 12, 2012 3:16 AMReply

    To Whom It May Concern,
    Cna you please send me a contact number? Thanks so much

  • mike kelly | August 3, 2012 3:37 PMReply

    please add this independent movie to your must see list, Marinade the Movie on youtube by director actor Shan Huey a short film, marinade the movie on youtube.

  • Allison | July 30, 2012 12:29 PMReply

    Hell on Wheels with Common is now on Netflix!

  • the black police | July 19, 2012 3:10 PMReply

    When are you gonna do coverage on "Emily Owens, M.D." a new medical show on CW that has two Black women doctors-to-be? http://youtu.be/5fZ7dsRbne0

  • Allison | July 19, 2012 12:12 AMReply

    Hey checkthis out don't know if it was covered or not but totally interesting nonetheless.
    http://salutethemovie.com/

  • Robin Asbury | July 14, 2012 9:18 AMReply

    How do I place an order on your site to purchse the full DVD set of The world against Apartheid?

  • Khalid | July 14, 2012 2:51 AMReply

    Does African = Black on this website? Proportionally there are more non-black Africans than black Americans so why do you ignore us?

  • dyer | July 10, 2012 4:18 PMReply

    if the channels are dropped, i will cancel direct tv. these channels are important to my young grandchildren, but i cannot afford to pay anymore than what i am paying to recieve them.

  • Velvet Rope | July 10, 2012 2:12 PMReply

    Nigerian woman named Executive Vice-President of NBC Entertainment (drama dev). An interview from her would be great. http://www.deadline.com/2012/07/pearlena-igbokwe-new-evp-drama-development-at-nbc/

  • Malik McCall | July 7, 2012 2:25 PMReply

    Greetings from Vancouver, BC!

    I'm writing you to let you know about this great project our company is working on entitled "5 Women", it's a narrative celebration that looks at 5 women who are faced with incredible challenges and the coping mechanism they use to overcome it." if you can give us a "lil shout out" in regard to our project that would be great! were trying to muster up a lot of support to make this narrative film a possibility.

    For info please follow this link: http://www.indiegogo.com/5Women

    Thank you kindly and all the best to you.

    Malik McCall

  • Nadine | July 5, 2012 3:09 PMReply

    YO... Apparently CHLOE SEVIGNY lost her mind over the fact that the movie SHAME was directed by Steve McQueen... "it" believes the movie should have been directed by SEAN PENN.. GET ON IT S&A!!!! You can do it! I'm sorry I won't be able to join in the convo! http://www.film-news.co.uk/show-news.asp?H=Chloe-Sevigny:-Shame-was-disappointing&nItemID=12800

  • victor orume | July 4, 2012 11:08 AMReply

    i like your films ,i will like to be part of this production house.
    I am a script writer and a director.

  • GODFRED | June 20, 2012 9:09 AMReply

    Dear TAMBAY,
    I am an African film maker and producer with own production houses and film groups in Cameroon. I have lived and practiced in the United kingdom for many years as an African film and documentary film producer. I am seeking an opportunity to partner with individuals and organizations in film production, training the African youths on film making ,acting and other related courses. Our website is www.ntoko-media.com. Please Check to see if we have any ideas in common.Thanks

  • bondgirl | June 19, 2012 8:56 PMReply

    Shonda Rhimes feuds with fellow ABC showrunner about lack of diversity. http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/tv/tting_heads_g9a2QInXKD6Ahl03mRePFL?utm_source=SFnewyorkpost&utm_medium=SFnewyorkpost

  • Roger McIntyre | March 6, 2013 9:49 PM

    Diversity, it's everywhere, I work on the show everyday, get you facts straight before making comments please.

  • Allison | June 7, 2012 8:21 PMReply

    Top Boy! is now on Netflix

  • Faithe Colas | June 7, 2012 6:09 PMReply

    Hello. I'd like to get a 2013 screening for 'Mark My Words'. A film by Brad Pruitt. Please review this link:
    http://vimeo.com/31622098

    Thank you for your consideration

  • Carolyn Owens-Horton | May 26, 2012 1:21 PMReply

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  • Rex Barnett, Sr. Producer | May 25, 2012 11:03 AMReply

    You should feature my documentary work for my series "WE NEVER STOPPED WINNING" featuring first documentary on the founder of the Blood Bank, Dr. Charles Drew. Go to my facebook page for me Rex Barnett and see the 60 documentaries I have produced.

  • venus vs mars | April 24, 2012 3:23 PMReply

    Thank you Indie wire for supporting venus vs mars here is episode 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulB3j1nnCJQ

  • Nadine | April 23, 2012 9:33 PMReply

    FYI - "Cuban Actors Disappear En Route to New York Film Festival Premiere" - Yahoo! - "In a case of life imitating art, a pair of young Cuban actors who were expected at the New York premiere of their film about defecting to the U.S. have disappeared after landing in Miami. The film "Una Noche" is about three young Cubans who decide to flee the country on a raft after one of them is accused of assault. The film follows the day they attempt to make it 90 miles across the ocean to Florida. All three of the film's stars—Anailin de la Rua de la Torre, Javier Nunez Florian and Dariel Arrechaga—were expected to appear at New York's Tribeca Film Festival for the premiere. But Torre and Florian, both 19, were nowhere to be found the night of the event. " for more information ... http://news.yahoo.com/cuban-actors-disappear-en-route-york-film-festival-191831700--abc-news-topstories.html also http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/movies/2012/04/cuba-actors-defect-tribeca-festival.html

  • Person1 | April 13, 2012 5:43 PMReply

    Hi
    I really need you guys to write within the context of the 'diaspora' as in people are reading this from all over the world and not simply the USA. Commenting on a film release and making reference to it showing "all over the country" is not helpful for anyone other than those who continue to read internet stories with a north American hat on.
    Please please realise that people watch, read and listen all over the world and the lack of appreciation for this is noteable particularly in the article regarding "Think like a man."
    Best wishes and keep up the great efforts.

  • Monique A. Williams | April 13, 2012 10:12 AMReply

    Thanks for the love Tambay. Proud to be apart of a great network.

    And, for more of my writing, please check out my blog, www.momowilly.com, where you can also purchase any of my three books. xoxo

  • La'Montez Moses Morrison | April 11, 2012 11:33 PMReply

    i am an artist i draw kinda sing rap resite poems act film and i am a photographer i just need help and support money is a problem i do great work i just need funds i also am an model and more heres my tunblr with most of my work on it www.ngsycc.tumblr.com and i would love to hear from some one i also have a clothing line i am trying to get running i just need the funds please respond thant u p.s. Moses aka Lyric

  • Nadine | April 10, 2012 5:08 PMReply

    Got this off of facebook today. I wonder if this is a question S&A could pose while staying true to its industry info roots (I was trying to find the right angle). "Should ACTORS who have political and social agendas that vilify a specific group within their core market expect/demand the vilified groups support?" See Kevin Hart and Clutch Magazine Online. http://www.clutchmagonline.com/2012/04/kevin-hart-has-an-interesting-message-for-black-women/

  • Margaret R. Jamison | April 9, 2012 11:11 PMReply

    You can pretty much take the forestated Sam Cooke project off the list. The Cooke family has never endorsed this particular version of Sam's life and times, and actually finds it very offensive. Another more truth-based screen play is being considered.

  • joy lawrence | April 3, 2012 3:37 PMReply

    i need opportunities,there not so many for young screenplay writers here in nigeria

  • Abraham | March 27, 2012 5:54 PMReply

    FANS ANGERED AT HUNGER GAMES BLACK CAST MEMBERS

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hunger-games-lenny-kravitz-amandla-stenberg-304685

  • Nadine | March 23, 2012 1:22 PMReply

    "October Baby" New York Times Review - for some reason giving Jasmine Guy top billing... "http://movies.nytimes.com/2012/03/23/movies/october-baby-with-jasmine-guy-and-john-schneider.html?partner=rss&emc=rss"

  • tyrone tackett | March 20, 2012 3:50 PMReply

    Katy Perry Covers "Niggaz In Paris"

    http://illblog.ning.com/video/video/show?id=2950173%3AVideo%3A100377

  • Neema Barnette | March 19, 2012 11:43 PMReply

    I LOVE your magazine it is such an important voice!

  • Reeda | March 15, 2012 4:03 PMReply

    hi my name is Reeda. I am Africian-Canadian and i am 17 years and i currently in high school and when i am older i want to produce television and film and i want to know how.

    From,
    Reeda Nuur

  • Nadine | March 15, 2012 12:21 AMReply

    Does anyone here at S&A (or on the boards) know what happened to that documentary "25 Years to Life"? http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/watch-preview-trailer-for-documentary-25-to-life-hiv-as-a-weapon-contrition

  • Erich Hicks | March 7, 2012 4:09 PMReply

    Keep history alive by telling that history:

    Read the greatest 'historical novel', Rescue at Pine Ridge, the first generation of Buffalo Soldiers. The website is: http://www.rescueatpineridge.com This is the greatest story of Black Military History...5 stars Amazon Internationally, and Barnes & Noble. Youtube commercials are: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iD66NUKmZPs and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVslyHmDy9A&feature=related

    Rescue at Pine Ridge is the story of the rescue of the famed 7th Cavalry by the 9th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers. The 7th Cavalry was entrapped again after the Little Big Horn Massacre, fourteen years later, the day after the Wounded Knee Massacre. If it wasn't for the 9th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers, there would of been a second massacre of the 7th Cavalry. This story is about, brutality, compassion, reprisal, bravery, heroism, redemption and gallantry.

    You’ll enjoy the novel that embodies the Native Americans, Outlaws and African-American/Black soldiers, from the south to the north, in the days of the Native American Wars with the approaching United States of America.

    The novel was taken from my mini-series movie with the same title, “RaPR” to keep the story alive. The movie so far has the interest of, Mr. Bill Duke, Hill Harper, Glynn Turman, James Whitmore Jr., Reginald T. Dorsey and a host of other major actors in which we are in talks with, in starring in this epic American story.

    When you get a chance, also please visit our Alpha Wolf Production website at; http://www.alphawolfprods.com and see our other productions, like Stagecoach Mary, the first Black Woman to deliver mail for the US Postal System in Montana, in the 1890's, “spread the word”.

    Peace.

  • Erich Hicks | March 7, 2012 4:08 PMReply

    The real ‘Stagecoach Mary’ story:

    Mary Fields, Black Mary, and ‘Stagecoach Mary’ are all one of the same person. Mary was born in 1832, a slave in Arkansas and was owned by a Catholic family; the plantation owner had a single girl child the same age as Mary. Mary’s mother was the House Slave Servant and the plantation owners’ favorite cook; therefore Mary was always in the main house, in the kitchen and not in the fields, as a Field Slave. Mary’s father was a Field Slave, and Field Slaves were not allowed in the Main House, much less, to court a House Slave. Mary’s mother became pregnant by Mary’s father and he was beaten and sold to another plantation for getting Mary’s mother pregnant. After Mary’s birth, Mary’s mother and her were allowed to stay in the main house, and Mary became the plantation owner daughters’ playmate, therefore being the owners daughter’s playmate, Mary was allowed to read and write, a rarity for that time.

    After the emancipation and coming into adulthood, Mary was 6 feet tall and weighed over 200 pounds. Mary became her own woman and traveled solely from Arkansas, up and down the Mississippi River, to Ohio, then finally to Montana where she got her nickname at the turn of the 20th Century. She earned this nickname by working for the “United States Postal System” delivering the United States Mail through adverse conditions that would have discouraged the most hardened frontiersmen of her time. All by herself, she never missed a day for 8 years, carrying the U. S. Mail and other important documents that helped settle the wild open territory of central west Montana.

    Mary had no fear of man, nor beast, and this sometimes got her into trouble. She delivered the mail regardless of the heat of the day, cold of night, wind, rain, sleet, snow, blizzards, Indians and Outlaws.

    Mary was a cigar smoking, shotgun and pistol toting Negro Woman, who even frequented saloons drinking whiskey with the men, a privilege only given to her, as a woman. However, not even this fact, sealed Mary's credentials given to her, her credentials boasted that, “She would knockout any man with one punch”, a claim which she proved true.

    Her fame was so acclaimed, even the Actor, Gary Cooper, two time Academy Award Winner, told a story about her in 1959 which appeared in Ebony Magazine that same year. While, Annie Oakley and Martha Canary (Calamity Jane) were creating their history with Buffalo Bill, Stagecoach Mary was making “her Epic Journey!”

    Despite Mary's hardness, she had another side of her, a kindness so strong, even today, in the beginning of the 21st Century, the town of Cascade, Montana, and other surrounding communities celebrate her birthday. The Epic movie is in pre-production mode. Check out website at http://www.stagecoachmary.net

  • Cory Eliason | March 6, 2012 6:08 PMReply

    I am trying to find a list of African American production companies and/or producers too partner with my group developing 2 documentaries. Where would I go to find such a list?

  • Nadine | March 5, 2012 1:46 PMReply

    RED TAILS TALK - 2/23/2012: Producer Rick McCallum and actors Elijah Kelley, David Oyelowo, and Andre Royo. Filmmakers@Google series. @GOOGLE TALKS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-heu1qhxX4o&context=C3b1f744ADOEgsToPDskJfLId6rpuV2m2lvBrLrJ2a

  • Leo Sacks | March 5, 2012 1:45 PMReply

    Proud and privileged to share the teaser for my developing documentary on the Gospel Genius of New Orleans. It's a great untold story of a gospel singer who was murdered, on the cusp of stardom, in the projects he couldn't leave behind.
    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1296003998/a-taste-of-heaven-the-heartbreak-life-of-raymond-m

  • mf | March 4, 2012 8:07 PMReply

    wow, you're site is notoriously difficult to navigate! just spent over 30 mins trying to locate an article i read on here in feb 2012 about a Haitian filmmaker who won an award but her name and title of film escapes me. and i cannot find it on here at all! can you guys make this more difficult?

  • Nadine | February 26, 2012 7:59 PMReply

    http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/oscars/viola-davis-skips-wig-oscars-red-carpet-235950899.html Viola Davis on the red carpet - green dress and a natural.

  • Nadine | February 22, 2012 1:07 PMReply

    Lee Daniels Masterclass @ GFS. I have no other comments (although it's hard), just an FYI.

  • Allison | February 16, 2012 3:56 PMReply

    I just saw the German sci-fi flick Transfer. It is very good and totally unexpected in some ways.

  • prince kalu | February 13, 2012 6:22 AMReply

    hello. when ever i see some africa film. i remember my dream to be an actor and i remember my story the story i want to make a film i knew a fin story make a fin film.some time it hard to forewared those thing need someone in by side both writ and show how to do. i we like to try my lock. both writ my story and show me how to do.any person who like to be an actor have to put first step.my email emekakalu07@yahoo.com and number +24107564475. i think i can do it. so i need nan any information about it

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