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Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes Bring New Chapter in Horror with 'Danger Word' (Interview & Fundraising)

  • By Nijla Mumin
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  • May 9, 2013 6:18 PM
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The Black Horror Revolution is among us, by way of award-winning speculative writers Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes, whose short film adaptation Danger Word, is set to go into production this Memorial Day weekend. But that's all dependent on if they raise the $15,000 crowd-funding goal to make the project, which you can help make a reality.
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Tishuan Scott Talks to S&A About Playing a Fugitive Ex-Slave in Acclaimed 'The Retrieval'

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 15, 2013 7:42 PM
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Haile Gerima Talks 'Teza,' 'Sankofa,' and His Concern for the Future of Black Indie Cinema (Part 2)

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • August 21, 2012 10:47 AM
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"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
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  • August 17, 2012 11:08 AM
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"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."

Exclusive: Kimberly Elise Talks Working w/ African Filmmakers, VH1's 'Bounce', Upcoming Projects & More!

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • July 27, 2012 9:00 AM
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Prior to her acting debut in 1996’s Set It Off, Kimberly Elise arrived in L.A. as a writer/director. At that time, thanks to a short film she helmed, Elise was admitted to the Graduate Director’s Program at The American Film Institute. “I made 3 films and had the most educational year of my life up to that point,” says the four time NAACP Award winner, who switched gears to full-time actress after she was offered the role of a single mom set to execute a bank robbery alongside three other women in F. Gary Gray’s action crime thriller.
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Exclusive: Mischa Webley Talks Making Of War Vet First Feature 'The Kill Hole' & Festival Momentum

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • July 20, 2012 9:00 AM
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Mischa Webley’s feature debut The Kill Hole has been making the rounds at several film festivals this year and earning accolades along the way; the film last won the best narrative feature at the New Jersey Film Festival.  
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Exclusive: British Filmmaker Campbell X Talks 'Stud Life', Making Of Feature Debut & More

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • July 16, 2012 9:00 AM
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Exclusive: French Caribbean Talent Stana Roumillac Talks 'Elza' & U.S. Crossover Dreams

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • July 4, 2012 11:20 AM
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French actress Stana Roumillac commanded the big screen in her leading feature film debut Elza. The 2011 French-Goudalupean production screened at the American Black Film Festival a little over a week ago (see my review of the superbly acted, touching tale HERE).
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Exclusive: Wendell Pierce Discusses His Controversial Role in 'Four' (LAFF Premiere Today)

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • June 15, 2012 11:32 AM
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Wendell Pierce, who stars as a married man hooking up with a white teenage boy in the film, spoke with me this week about his about his role, the potential criticism from it, and a few of his upcoming projects.

Cinema Activism: A Conversation with Blackhouse Foundation Chair Brickson Diamond

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • June 11, 2012 11:24 AM
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The Blackhouse Foundation works to “expand opportunities, increase knowledge and provide support for black filmmakers through partnerships with the world's most prominent film festivals.” At the LA Film Festival beginning this Thursday, Blackhouse will present a full weekend of programming including panels, networking, and a brunch in celebration of black documentary film.
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