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Film

AT&T Hello Lab Introduces Diversity-Focused Mentorship Program

AT&T Hello Lab, a collection of original entertainment created by, for and with Millennial and Gen Z audiences, has launched its Mentorship Program - a new initiative that brings together entertainment industry leaders with aspiring filmmakers from diverse backgrounds as they create their signature work. The five filmmakers will debut their short films on DIRECTV NOW in the fourth...

Television

New Trailer + Episode Breakdown for 'Defiant Ones' (Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine Directed by Allen Hughes)

"The Defiant Ones" is an upcoming four-part HBO documentary event series directed by Allen Hughes, which tells the stories of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, and their improbable partnership and surprising leading roles in a series of transformative events in contemporary culture. Promising a revealing, compelling and often-gritty story that takes place in recording studios, in humble...

Festivals,Film

Capital City Black Film Festival to Honor Louis Gossett Jr. with 2 Feature Film World Premieres

The Capital City Black Film Festival (CCBFF) - celebrating its 5th anniversary showing the best in indie black cinema - today announced that Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy winner Louis Gossett Jr., will be honored at the film festival’s Opening Night Gala on Thursday, August 17, 2017, at the Austin Convention Center. Each year, CCBFF’s Opening Night Gala elevates the arts and...

Film

SIGGRAPH 2017 Announces Floyd Norman, Disney Animation’s 1st Black Animator, as Keynote Speaker

SIGGRAPH 2017, the world’s leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, announces Floyd Norman, the first African American animator to work for Walt Disney Animation Studios, as its keynote speaker. SIGGRAPH’s keynote session featuring Norman will be presented as a fireside chat, allowing attendees the...

Film

'Alaska Is a Drag' is a "fish out of water" story set to make a splash at Frameline

Here's a project you should know about that's currently screening at Frameline Fest. Based on a short film, Alaska is a Drag, revolved around Leo (Martin L. Washington, Jr.), who works at a fish cannery but has dreams of becoming a drag star. Virtually abandoned by their parents (Nia Peeples and Kevin Daniels), he and his twin sister Tristen (Maya Washington) seeks solace at the...