Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Shadow and Act

Interview: 'Hand of God' Creator Ben Watkins Talks Hollywood's Fear of Religion, Creating 360° Portrayals of Black Women, More

  • By Jai Tiggett
  • |
  • August 27, 2014 6:51 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Ben Watkins
As the project nears its Amazon premiere, executive producer Ben Watkins made time to talk with Shadow And Act about creating the show and what audiences should expect to see.

Frame By Frame: Emmy-Winning Documentary Filmmaker Laurens Grant Talks 'Jesse Owens', 'Freedom Riders,' Forging Her Own Path

  • By Jai Tiggett
  • |
  • August 8, 2014 7:45 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
Laurens Grant
Our next conversation in the ongoing Frame By Frame series is with acclaimed filmmaker Laurens Grant, whose decades-long career includes directing the 2012 Emmy-winning documentary on Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owens, and producing the Emmy and Peabody award-winning "Freedom Riders" in 2010.

Frame By Frame: Sundance Senior Programmer Shari Frilot Discusses the Transmedia Revolution, Cultural Activism for Filmmakers, & More

  • By Jai Tiggett
  • |
  • August 4, 2014 2:00 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
Shari Frilot
Senior Programmer Shari Frilot takes S&A inside the selection process for the Sundance Film Festival and the innovations of the New Frontier program.

Interview: A Conversation w/ Don Cheadle About His Miles Davis Film (Story, Style, Structure, Cast, Crew, Music, more)

  • By Shadow And Act
  • |
  • June 11, 2014 7:14 PM
  • |
  • 7 Comments
Don Cheadle
While promoting the campaign, Cheadle spoke with Shadow And Act about starring, producing, co-writing, and making his feature directorial debut with the film, including several new details about the casting and creative choices.

'Echo Park' Star Tony Okungbowa on Culture Clashes, Interracial Dating, and the Revolution in Diasporic Cinema

  • By Jai Tiggett
  • |
  • June 10, 2014 10:10 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Tony Okungbowa and Mamie Gummer in 'Echo Park'
Premiering on Saturday, June 14th at the Los Angeles Film Festival, Echo Park is an understated indie romance starring Mamie Gummer and Tony Okungbowa as Sophie and Alex, a pair whose shifting lives and relationships mirror the gentrification shifts in their Los Angeles neighborhood.

Get to Know A.V. Rockwell: Filmmaker Tells S&A About Dark Elements of Her 'Open City Mixtape' Shorts

  • By Vanessa Martinez
  • |
  • February 6, 2014 8:47 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
When briefly meeting the very young looking, petite – and very pretty - videographer and filmmaker A.V. Rockwell for the first time at the Brown, Black & Digital event at MIST Harlem in New York City last spring, I was, perhaps, surprised, to learn she was the helmer of one of the best - and most shocking - shorts showcased that night.
More: Interviews

'LUV' Director Sheldon Candis Talks to S&A About Making the Movie, Casting Common, and the True Story Behind the Film

  • By Jai Tiggett
  • |
  • November 26, 2012 2:43 PM
  • |
  • 5 Comments
2012 Sundance festival drama LUV follows 11-year-old Woody (Michael Rainey Jr.) as he spends a day with his troubled ex-convict Uncle Vincent (Common). As the film nears its January theatrical opening, director Sheldon Candis spoke with S&A about the process behind the film.  

Haile Gerima Talks 'Teza,' 'Sankofa,' and His Concern for the Future of Black Indie Cinema (Part 2)

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
  • |
  • August 21, 2012 10:47 AM
  • |
  • 31 Comments
"What is needed now is to be inclusive, to go and enter into a relationship with anybody nationally or internationally, but as a business with self-preservation, and not to go dissolve and die working for somebody else."

Exclusive: Haile Gerima Talks 'Teza,' 'Sankofa,' and His Concern for the Future of Black Indie Cinema

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
  • |
  • August 17, 2012 11:08 AM
  • |
  • 25 Comments
"And for me it is not only wanting to tell your story, but to also tell it your way that’s part of the struggle. I am not interested only in telling a story, but I want to tell it my way."

'Finding the New Black' Interview with Jesse Williams ('Grey's Anatomy,' 'The Butler,' 'Question Bridge')

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
  • |
  • August 1, 2012 10:23 AM
  • |
  • 13 Comments
"This is a different generation. We’re not categorized by these old-school black-and-white tropes that are just not relevant in today's society. But yet and still we keep pulling from the same pool of material we were pulling from in 1989 or 1993."