Distribution Deal for “Gun Hill Road!”

28 01 2011

While many of the majors were making film acquisitions at the Sundance Film Festival, it seems that many of the small Black indie filmmakers had to wait there turns for news of their projects being picked up for distribution. The latest filmmaker to get a deal is director Rashaad Ernesto Green for his film, Gun Hill Road. Read the rest of this entry »

“Pariah” Comes into Focus!

28 01 2011

The hits keep coming from Sundance. Spike Lee protege, Dee Rees’ debut film, ‘Pariah,’ which premiered  to rave reviews at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, has been acquired by Focus Features for theatrical distribution, according to Deadline.com. Read the rest of this entry »

AFFRM’s Historic Sundance Summit!

28 01 2011

Earlier this week at the Sundance Film Festival, director Ava DuVernay assembled a crew of African-American, Hispanic and Native American professionals for three exclusive dinners to discuss the state and direction of Black Film as launched the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM). Read the rest of this entry »

Sundance Film Fest | Closing Night Film

21 01 2011

Next week’s closing night film at the Sundance Film Festival is the gritty crime drama, Son of No One. Based on the Dito Montiel book, the plot revolves around a cop who is tortured for a long-unsolved 25-year old murder. Read the rest of this entry »

Reel Shorts | Sundance Film Fest

21 01 2011

Just because you can’t be among the glitterati assembling in Park City, Utah, doesn’t mean that you can’t watch the same movies they’re enjoying. Here are four shorts currently airing at the Sundance Film Festival. Read the rest of this entry »

Belafonte Doc Kicks Off Sundance ’11

21 01 2011

The Sundance Film Festival kicked off  Thursday night with a new look — four feature films instead of only one, including a documentary about calypso singer Harry Belafonte and a teen lesbian drama that both drew rave reviews. Read the rest of this entry »

Trailer Park | Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire

18 05 2009

After a triumphant screening earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival and continuing to turn heads over at the Cannes Film Festival, Lee Daniels’ drama, “Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” is generating SERIOUS heat with it’s upcoming release. Read the rest of this entry »