Letitia Wright Explains Black Panther’s Cultural Importance

10.13.2018 by L.D. Nolan in Movie News Comment (3) Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther was one of the biggest hits of the year, with its cultural significance driving many to buy tickets and raise money to help children go and see the movie. Actor Letitia Wright, who plays Shuri in the Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War, has now commented on the cultural significance […]

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Aishwarya Rai to Receive Women in Film India’s Meryl Streep Award for Excellence (Exclusive)

1:06 AM PDT 9/6/2018 by Nyay Bhushan Getty Images Aishwarya Rai Bachchan https://tpc.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-29/html/container.html The Bollywood star and former Miss World is the headline name at the first WIFT India Awards taking place in Washington D.C. on Sept. 8. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is set to receive the inaugural Meryl Streep Award for Excellence at the first […]

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Reel Sisters Becomes the First Qualifying Film Festival for Women of Color

HBR Media Team Film Festivals Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series has officially made history this year by becoming the first Academy Qualifying Film Festival for narrative shorts devoted to women of color! The festival’s new status is a game changer for women’s access to Oscar consideration in the Live Action […]

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At Sundance, The Films Took A Hard Look At Race In America

Storytellers behind seven major movies are working through the themes that haunt our national headlines. By Matthew Jacobs Courtesy of Sundance Institute Clockwise from left: “Monster,” “Tyrel,” “Sorry to Bother You.” 280 “Representation” has become a buzzword over the past few years, often used to excoriate the limited diversity that Hollywood brings to our big […]

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In the Next 2 Years, Only 15 Hollywood Studio Movies Will Be Directed By Women

Hazel Cills Director Ava DuVernay / Image via Getty When it comes to helming major Hollywood studio projects, the future for female directors in 2018 and 2019 doesn’t look too bright. IndieWire reports on the 2018 and 2019 schedule for films coming out of studios like Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, Sony, and finds that so […]

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BlackStar Film Festival

…celebrates filmmakers of color by Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer tirdad@phillynews.com Six years after filmmaker and curator Maori Holmes started the BlackStar Film Festival as an ad hoc film club for a few friends, the annual event has grown into one of Philly’s most significant showcases of indie films. Dubbed “the Black Sundance” by Ebony magazine, […]

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Disrupting Hollywood

by Sheree L. Ross Over a hundred thousand scripts will be written in 2017, as well as tens of thousands of independent films made. Hundreds of contests will be entered and most filmmakers will not move very far towards their goal of a distribution deal or theatrical release. What once seemed like the “impossible dream” […]

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