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TONIGHT: Shadow & Act Livecast Season 2, Episode 3

If you’ve been missing our live podcast shows, you get a chance to redeem yourself tonight (Wednesday, April 20th) from 8PM to 9PM EST! Join me and the rest of the S&A crew–Sergio, Monique and Stephanie–as we discuss some of the hottest topics concerning black cinema. Tonight’s topics on the list: The Help. Are we […]

Listen To Episode 2 Of The New Shadow & Act Livecast Season (Morgan Freeman, Tyler Perry, Yaya DaCosta, Birth Of A Nation)

If you missed last night’s episode, you can listen to it now! Another lively discussion on the Shadow and Act Livecast, recorded last night, Wednesday, April 13th, from 8PM to 9PM EST. Myself, Tambay, Stephanie, Cynthia and frequent Shadow And Act commenter CareyCarey spent an hour sharing our thoughts on some of the hottest topics […]

TONIGHT: Shadow & Act Livecast Season 2 Ep 2!

It’s time for another lively discussion on the Shadow and Act Livecast. Our next show will air live, TONIGHT, Wednesday, April 13th, from 8PM to 9PM EST. Myself, Tambay, Stephanie, and Cynthia will spend an hour sharing our thoughts on some of the hottest topics from the blog, such as, Morgan Freeman’s recent comments, Yaya […]

Listen To Episode 1 Of The New Shadow & Act Livecast Season; We Looked Back On The 1st QTR Of 2011!

If you missed it… listen now by clicking the player below. You can also subscribe via iTunes (HERE), where you can download and transfer to your mobile listening device, or via RSS (HERE) if you prefer. Tonight’s episode started off a new and improved season of the Shadow And Act Livecast, celebrating this website’s second […]

New Season Of The Shadow & Act Livecast Begins TONIGHT, Celebrating 2 Years On The Web & Looking Back On 1st QTR 2011!

And… we’re back! Starting off with a new and improved season of the Shadow And Act Livecast, celebrating this website’s second year in existence! Can you believe it’s been two years! Well, almost… the very first post on was on April 14th, 2009, so we’re still 10 days away. But nothing wrong with starting […]

KCRW Guest DJs – Rashida Jones, Sylvain White, Lee Daniels & Tyler Perry

Los Angeles’ KCRW Guest DJ Project is full of intriguing commentary on music from celebrities across the board – Oscar winners, TV stars, chefs, comedians and all sorts of other fields. As I combed through the archives I found some black cinema names including Rashida Jones (Parks & Recreation), Sylvain White (Stomp The Yard), Lee […]

Listen Now – Black Writers Rountable On The Shadow & Act Livecast

Back by popular demand… or maybe I should say black by popular demand… probably one of our most downloaded podcasts, and asked about. I’ll be reposting these older shows, because, quite frankly, they’re all still very relevant… so if you missed it the first time, here it is… Click the player above to listen. Or […]

Shadow And Act Livecast Tonight CANCELLED!

We had some tech problems and couldn’t get things going with today’s show! So we’re rescheduling for next week! Sorry folks! We used a new podcast platform called TalkShoe, which I thought I had all figured out, but, apparently not as well as I thought. So, we’ll return next week, probably at the same time, […]

If You Missed Our Livecasts Last Night… Listen To Both Of Them Now!

That’s right, 2 livecasts last night, back-to-back. And if you missed either or both of them, no worries! You can listen to or download them right now! First, as noted, from 7:30PM to 8:30PM EST, myself, Sergio, Noelani, Obsidienne and Cynthia spent an hour looking ahead, talking about our most anticipated upcoming film, TV, theater […]

TONIGHT – Ava DuVernay Discusses The African American Film Festival Releasing Movement On S&A Livecast

Join me live, tonight, Wednesday, the 12th, from 9PM to 9:45PM EST, when I’ll be speaking with Ava DuVernay, the brains behind the new African American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM) I mentioned and applauded on this blog last week Friday, when the story was initially announced in the New York Times. Reading reactions to […]

First Shadow And Act Livecast Of 2011; We Look Ahead To 2011′s Offerings

We’ve decided that to produce these livecasts more frequently this year – about twice a month. So, get ready for another one, which will air live, tonight, Wednesday, January 12th, from 7:30PM to 8:30PM EST. Yes, that’s right… if you’ve been paying attention, you’d know that there will be 2 livecasts tonight, back-to-back. First, as […]

Tune In Later Today For My Conversation w/ Writer/Director Thomas Ikimi (“Legacy”)

A reminder… TODAY, Thursday, the 30th, from 3PM to 4:30PM EST, I will be hosting a 90-minute conversation/talk-back session with the writer/director of Legacy (a film we’ve given lots of coverage to on this blog, which starred Idris Elba), Thomas Ikimi (in collaboration with CodeBlack Entertainment). With the film being released on DVD this week, […]

If You Missed It… Listen To The Shadow And Act End Of Year Recap/Looking Ahead Livecast!

Tune In Tonight For The Shadow And Act End Of Year Recap Livecast!

Hope everyone had a good Christmas weekend! Mine was restful, and I ate a lot. I also watched a lot of movies… a lot of bad movies (to me) that I skipped in theaters. For example, right now, I’m watching Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, while eating leftover carrot cake Anyway… this week, we have 2 […]

Listen To “For Colored Girls” Conversation On The Shadow And Act Livecast

Earlier today, November 7th, myself, Sergio, Obsidienne, and Noelani chatted about For Colored Girls, via the Shadow And Act Livecast, and we took a few calls as well. Click the player below to listen if you missed it:

Armond White Speaks! (On “Inception,” Natural Born Filmmakers, Michael Bay, Film Criticism, More…)

Long-time readers of this blog, and listeners to our soon-to-be-revived podcast, will know of our attempts to get an interview with noted African American film critic Armond White. Thus far, Mr White has eluded us, but I think it’s only a matter of time before he acquiesces. He did very recently allow the good folks […]

Trailer & Poster For “Unthinkable” Starring Samuel L Jackson (Dick Cheney Should Love This One!)

A psychological thriller centered around a black-ops interrogator (Samuel L Jackson) and an FBI agent (Carrie-Anne Moss) who press (more like torture) a suspected terrorist (Michael Sheen) into divulging the location of three nuclear weapons sets to detonate in the U.S. The film is currently without a North American distributor; me thinks it’s going straight […]

Listen Now – Livecast With “Buppies” Creators Julian Breece & Aaliyah Williams

If you missed it… I interviewed the creators of the web series Buppies, which premiered on yesterday afternoon. Julian Breece (writer/director) and Aaliyah Williams (producer) joined me for 30 minutes on the Shadow And Act Livecast to talk about the genesis of the web series, and what we can expect from hereon. Listen via […]

IW and Sergio on Afronerd Radio Sunday

I know that Tyler Perry will be profiled on this coming Sunday’s 60 Minutes, but do you really think anything is going to be revealed about Perry that we don’t know about already? (But then if he was finally to come out on the show that’s a different matter altogether) However I wanted you folks […]

Listen Now – Catching Up With Barry Jenkins And Dennis Dortch On The Shadow & Act Livecast

An hour with Barry Jenkins (writer/director of Medicine For Melancholy) and Dennis Dortch (writer/director of A Good Day To Be Black & Sexy). Both were essentially, we could say, the “it” emerging indie black filmmakers of 2008, with each film getting attention at film festivals nationwide, and both eventually getting picked up for distribution – […]

Listen Now – With Michelle Materre & Neyda Martinez Of “Creatively Speaking” Film Series; And More On The Shadow & Act Filmmaker Challenge

If you missed it… click the player above to listen now! I was Joined by Michelle Materre and Neyda Martinez, curators of the Creatively Speaking film series at BAMCinematek, in Brooklyn, NY, which takes place next week Monday, September 7th. For the third year in a row, this series offers films that speak to the […]

Listen Now – Livecast With The “6 Leagues,” Directors Of 6 Things I Never Told You

If you missed it… Recorded 8/24/2009, from 8PM to 9PM. Guests: the 6 Leagues (Stacey Holman, Ed DuRanté, Rod Gailes, Cinque Northern, James Richards, Caran Hartsfield) – Directors of the ActNow: New Voices In Black Cinema debut film 6 Things I Never Told You., screening this Thursday, 8/27/09, at 6:50pm, and at 9:30pm. In the […]

Livecast With Aaron Ingram & Curtis John of ActNow Foundation

With the debut film screening of the ActNow: New Voices In Black Cinema series (a group I’m proudly a member of) coming up rather quickly – exactly a week from today – I’ll be talking to all the players who helped bring this to fruition. It’s been about 8 months in the making and we’re […]

If You Missed It, Listen Now – Black Writers Rountable On The Shadow & Act Livecast

Click the player above to listen. Or download the recording via iTunes. Aired Sunday, the 26th of July, from 8PM to 9PM EST The one-hour discussion included the following guests: Courtney Lilly. His resumé includes writing for Chris Rock’s Everybody Hates Chris, Arrested Development, and is currently working on the upcoming Family Guy spin-off, The […]

Listen Now, If You Missed It – Wendell B Harris Jr On The Shadow And Act Livecast!

Daryle Lockhart of and I chatted with Wendell B Harris Jr, writer/director of the cult classic we all know as Chameleon Street. You can listen in the player directly below, or download afterward via iTunes.