Shadow & Act's Own Tambay Obenson Profiled in The New York Times

by Jasmin
February 16, 2012 10:57 AM
38 Comments
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Look who's featured in today's local Fort Greene section of the New York Times.

Shadow & Act Chief Editor Tambay Obenson is profiled in the section's Black History Month 2012 highlights alongside the likes of actor Malik Yoba, artist Danny Simmons, cultural critic Toure, and ActNow Foundation founder Aaron Ingram. In conjunction with the Fort Green Association, the section will honor noted members of the Brooklyn community throughout the month of February, presumably to draw attention to some of the great contributors to the arts, culture, and civic engagement in our midst.

For those that are curious, the article gives some insights about S&A's beginnings as well as Tambay's past and future work in film. There's a particular emphasis on the global focus of S&A and the concept of black cinema as an international industry:

“It’s a global thing, this idea of uniting Africans all over the world in this one space,” Mr. Obenson said. “Regardless of where you are in the world, you can come here and find something that’s of use to you.”

Find the full article at nytimes.com.

Congratulations Tambay!

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38 Comments

  • Jason Gilmore | February 27, 2012 7:02 PMReply

    Congrats Tambay! You've shined a light on so many, only fitting that it should shine on you.

  • Ms. Stone | February 23, 2012 2:27 PMReply

    Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful! Go, Tambay!

  • Nia | February 20, 2012 11:32 PMReply

    Congrats on the profile Tambay.

  • mmmmm | February 17, 2012 3:50 PMReply

    Tambay is cute. I may need to give him some!

  • Kelea | February 20, 2012 6:30 PM

    Is it bad that was the first thing out of my mind? Well the first part anyway, haha! Good-looking, intelligent, level headed...he seems like such a great guy!

    Good work everyone, this site is much appreciated. Congrats Tambay.

  • Noli | February 17, 2012 4:42 PM

    Lol! You should see him in person. Niceee ;)

  • urbanauteur | February 17, 2012 12:56 PMReply

    Kudos..!

  • Nadine | February 17, 2012 11:37 AMReply

    Well deserved...

  • MsWilliamsWorld | February 17, 2012 10:12 AMReply

    Good stuff, Tambay!

  • Shanea | February 17, 2012 10:06 AMReply

    Congrats Tambay!!

  • L. Michael Gipson | February 17, 2012 9:12 AMReply

    Congrats, T! Much deserved notice. Thanks for all you do.

  • writer | February 17, 2012 2:35 AMReply

    Congrats Tambay!!

  • Nicole | February 16, 2012 9:11 PMReply

    Congrats Tambay!!!

  • Kia | February 16, 2012 8:50 PMReply

    Wonderful Tambay. Well deserved shine for S&A.

  • T'Challa | February 16, 2012 8:35 PMReply

    Big up, mad respect Tambay, keep doing your thing..

  • Tamara | February 16, 2012 7:28 PMReply

    Congrats Tambay! :-)

  • kA' | February 16, 2012 7:05 PMReply

    yesss!

  • Joe Doughrity | February 16, 2012 5:04 PMReply

    Bravo Brother Obenson!

  • Rodney | February 16, 2012 4:35 PMReply

    Nice profile, Tambay. Time sure flies. The Obie Report seems like yesterday. Time to get that film project launched...

  • Neziah | February 16, 2012 4:05 PMReply

    Congrats, well deserved.

  • Ash | February 16, 2012 3:59 PMReply

    Woohoo! Congratulations, Tambay! So nice to watch S&A's steady rise these past few years. You deserve to celebrate it.

  • DW | February 16, 2012 3:22 PMReply

    Nice! Very very cool. Also...never knew what the face that goes w/that brain looked like. Bonus!

  • BONO | February 16, 2012 1:42 PMReply

    Bravo bro! You get it.

  • James Richards | February 16, 2012 1:07 PMReply

    Big shout out to Tambay and the Shadow and Act team for all they do to advance Black film, and for all the work they did in the years before the New York Times noticed!

  • Cherish | February 16, 2012 1:03 PMReply

    Ahh, so nice to put a face to the name. Congrats!

  • other song | February 16, 2012 1:03 PMReply

    Congrats homie! this website has really done a lot to raise my hopes for Black cinema. It's only a matter of time - KEEP WORKING, everybody!

  • Jug | February 16, 2012 12:53 PMReply

    Great Look Tambay! Congratz man!

  • Dankwa Brooks | February 16, 2012 12:30 PMReply

    Finally we get to know more about the mysterious, engnimatic Tambay. It's like finding out Batman is really Bruce Wayne. Whaaaa?

    But seriously, great piece. Looking forward to hearing more about your next project!

  • Donella | February 16, 2012 12:23 PMReply

    Congratulations, Tambay!

  • Nikyatu | February 16, 2012 12:22 PMReply

    Tambay has been so instrumental in shining light on black cinema! So happy for this!

  • Darkan | February 16, 2012 12:14 PMReply

    Congrats to you Tambay!!!

  • Laura | February 16, 2012 12:10 PMReply

    congrats tambay

  • Margo | February 16, 2012 11:49 AMReply

    T4P.....Congratulations Tambay :)

  • NinaG | February 16, 2012 11:45 AMReply

    Congrats. Great profile

  • Colored | February 16, 2012 11:39 AMReply

    I enjoyed this redacted and learning more about the man in the lead. Thanks for doing what you do!

  • Colored | February 16, 2012 11:41 AM

    Should be I enjoyed this READ

  • Emmett | February 16, 2012 11:37 AMReply

    Awesome...

  • Torri | February 16, 2012 11:20 AMReply

    Congrats! www.thelettersproject.org

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