Black History Month: Black Women Making Moves Behind the Scenes

The Academy Awards airs in just a few days, and if all goes well, #OscarsSoWhite will be a thing of the past. This year, Viola Davis, Naomie Harris and Mahershala Ali are among the record-tying number of black actor nominees, along with Ruth Negga, Denzel Washington and Octavia Spencer. READ ABOUT GINA PRINCE-BYTHEWOOD AND OTHERS MAKING MOVES BEHIND […]

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Black History Month: Black Women Creating Hollywood Magic

  There aren’t enough days in February to fully recognize the many and varied accomplishments black Americans have made in this country. READ ABOUT GINA PRINCE-BYTHEWOOD AND OTHERS MAKING MOVES BEHIND THE SCENES Even in the arena of TV and film, where Black Hollywood is currently experiencing a golden moment, the list would seem never-ending. This […]

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Black History Month: More #BlackGirlMagic Behind the Scenes in Hollywood

  We’re right in the midst of awards season, and this year is a very exciting one for black women and black men working in front of the camera and behind the scenes in Hollywood. Denzel Washington, Viola Davis and Ava DuVernay are among the more familiar names being recognized for their talents, but as I […]

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XFINITY LGBTQ Celebrates Black Cinema

“Moonlight,” for all its successes both in the film festival and awards ceremony circuits, has achieved something far greater: It’s deservedly brought media attention and an increased awareness to queer black culture. Far-reaching LGBTQ publications such as OUT Magazine and The Advocate are increasingly crafting editorial pieces that bring to light not only many of the hardships the black LGBTQ […]

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Black History Month: See the Black Women Behind Hollywood’s Magic

If this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, Golden Globe Awards and Academy Awards nominations are any indication, black Hollywood is doing pretty well right now. Most people are familiar with those in front of the camera like Viola Davis, Denzel Washington and Octavia Spencer, but more goes into creating successful films and TV shows than […]

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Christine Swanson shares a few words of wisdom. (Image: Comcast)

ABFF Filmmaker Christine Swanson: It’s Important to Put Own ‘Unique Stamp’ on Films

“All About You” tells the story of two people, running from the pain of their broken pasts, discovering each other. The couple find themselves at a crossroad where the only thing that stands between them and a second chance is each other. Renee Goldsberry stars as Nicole and Terron Brooks as Brian. Debbie Allen, Vanessa […]

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