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Director's Spotlight: Joe Doughrity Sheds Some Light And Love On Detroit With "Cornerstore"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • January 13, 2012 5:58 PM
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If you've been reading S&A for awhile now, you've probably noticed one name that pops up often here...Joe Doughrity.  His 2007 short film Akira's Hip Hop Shop, starring James Kyson Lee and Emayatzy Corinealdi, is a favorite by many along with Celeste Bright, a popular web series in which he directed some of the episodes.  Cornerstore, his latest production, is a comedy that's garnering much fanfare since its debut at the Pan African Film Festival last year and has been profiled a few times on S&A. 

Director's Spotlight: Alex Stapleton's Real Life David And Goliath Story In Making "Corman's World"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • December 16, 2011 6:45 PM
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In writing for S&A, I often find the "story" behind making films can be just as intriguing as the film itself.  That's the case with first-time director Alex Stapleton and her documentary Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel, an homage of sorts to the king of low budget filmmaking Roger Corman.   

Watch An Exclusive Sneak Peek Clip Of "Alaskaland" And Get To Know Chinonye Chukwu

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • October 11, 2011 3:11 AM
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Emerging filmmaker Chinonye Chukwu's hard work will pay off soon as she puts the finishing touches on her first feature film, Alaskaland. We've been following her journey this year, from raising funds to post production, and anticipate covering her next phase of the festival circuit.

Top 5 Films - Nikyatu Jusu

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 28, 2011 11:16 AM
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Nikyatu Jusu - the first Shadow And Act Black Filmmaker Challenge winner, who also claimed her rightful spot on the Shadow And Act Black Filmmakers To Watch list, lists her 5 favorite films. It's a few months old, but I'm only just finding out about it *ahem.*

Watch - Dee Rees Talks Her Journey From Spike Lee Intern To "Pariah" Feature Film

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 19, 2011 4:28 AM
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A good interview from Scott Feinberg...

Watch “Water Pest”, A Short Film From Writer/Director Corey A. Burkes

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • September 14, 2011 6:43 AM
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I happened upon a review of this fun short film on FilmThreat.com, and was instantly intrigued by its simplicity and overall effectiveness. For what it’s worth, Water Pest shows promise, and offers a look at what could be-- with the right amount of development-- a colorful spin on the norm.

Meet Lakisha R. Lemons - Black Female Director Of Upcoming Horror/Thriller "Border Break"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 14, 2011 3:29 AM
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Lakisha R. Lemons is her name, and I'm only just now learning about her - a director who, as you can clearly see, happens to be young, black and female, and, by the way, has 3 features on her resume; none of which I've heard of, and thus, not seen. But maybe some of you have. If so, feel free to chime in with your thoughts on her work.

Five Minutes With Steve McQueen About "Shame"

  • By Sergio
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  • September 13, 2011 4:52 AM
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Since he's apparently the man of the moment with the film that has everyone talking (both pro and con - well two con and they haven't even seen the bloody thing yet), here's a brief interview with filmmaker and visual artist Steve McQueen dicussing his film Shame:

Pt. 2 With Directors of "Infiltrating Hollywood: The Rise And Fall of The Spook Who Sat By The Door"

  • By Curtis
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  • September 1, 2011 7:00 AM
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Continuing my interview with Chrstine Acham & Cliff Ward, the directors of Infiltrating Hollywood: The Rise And Fall of The Spook Who Sat By The Door, we get answers on author and screenplay writer (and documentary star) Sam Greenlee’s FBI monitoring, how it was to interview the great Paul Butler, and what’s in store for Cliff and Christine in the future…

Director's Spotlight: Ty Hodges Gives New Meaning To Urban Films

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • August 9, 2011 6:58 AM
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It's a tune we're familiar with hearing at S&A...Actor or actress can't find work or they're unhappy with what's being offered so they create their own films. Actor Ty Hodges is now a part of that special club and boldly hopes to carve his own new genre of films.