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

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • August 8, 2014 7:45 PM
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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
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  • August 4, 2014 2:00 PM
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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.

Introducing New S&A Series 'Frame By Frame' - with Cinematographer Daniel Patterson

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • May 29, 2014 6:35 PM
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Currently on location in Brazil for a new project with Spike Lee, Daniel made time to catch up with Shadow And Act via email about his career and the craft of cinematography.

Interview: Nailah Jefferson Talks Directing Debut 'Vanishing Pearls' & 2010's Oil Spill Aftermath in Black Fishing Community (Opens Today)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 18, 2014 11:30 AM
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Vanishing Pearls, a passion project and Naihla Jefferson’s feature directorial debut, documents the aftermath of the BP (Beyond Petroleum) oil spill of 2010, specifically its effects on the oyster fishing industry in the Louisiana Gulf town of Pointe a la Hache in New Orleans. Jefferson wanted to record the place in history of this town’s African American fishing community, who relied on fishing for their livelihood for generations, prior to the Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster.

Interview: The Directors Of 'Infiltrating Hollywood: The Rise & Fall of The Spook Who Sat By The Door'

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • March 19, 2014 10:43 AM
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Interview: The Directors Of 'Infiltrating Hollywood: The Rise & Fall of The Spook Who Sat By The Door'
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Interview: Victoria Mahoney Talks New Short, 'Exhale' Talk Show, Taking Risks & More!

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 11, 2014 10:30 AM
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Victoria Mahoney’s avid curiosity and fearless approach has kept her hunger for indie filmmaking alive. We first witnessed her knack for storytelling and directing with her compelling feature directorial debut Yelling to the Sky, a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age drama that, after its debut at the Berlin Film Festival three years ago, propelled Mahoney to be considered one of 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine in 2010, and one of S&A’s favorite filmmakers to watch.

Interview: Danai Gurira on Telling African Stories in America In 'Mother of George' (Now On DVD, Blu-ray, Amazon Instant, iTunes)

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • February 4, 2014 5:52 PM
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Interview: Danai Gurira on Telling African Stories in America In 'Mother of George' (Now On DVD, Blu-ray, Amazon Instant, iTunes)

Interview: 'The Retrieval' Helmer Chris Eska Talks to S&A About His Approach To Slavery-Set Film

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • February 4, 2014 2:50 PM
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Interview: 'The Retrieval' Helmer Chris Eska Talks to S&A About His Approach To Slavery-Set Film
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A Conversation On The Business Of Black Cinema In The UK (Listen)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 28, 2014 4:27 PM
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A Conversation On The Business Of Black Cinema In The UK (Listen)
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A Very Candid Talk w/ Bill Duke & Omari Hardwick on Activism, Trayvon Martin, Social Responsibility

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • January 17, 2014 2:28 PM
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A Very Candid Talk w/ Bill Duke & Omari Hardwick on Activism, Trayvon Martin, Social Responsibility