Charleston Chronicle

Black Films and Artists Thrive at 2019 Tribeca Film Festival

CHARLESTON CHRONICLE — The 18th annual Tribeca Film Festival featured films, docs, shorts, TV, tech seminars and immersive experiences. It was a 21st century gathering place for filmmakers, artists and fans. Black films, directors, actors and artists shared the glory and attention with other contemporaries who were proud to have TFF as an international venue. As the festival inches towards the two-decade mark, it’s only getting better and maturing like a fine wine.   […read more]

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Disney, Stieglitz and Others Criticize Excesses of Billionaires and Uber-Wealthy

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “It is time to call out the men and women who lead us and to draw a line in the sand about how low we are prepared to let hard-working people sink while top management takes home ever-more-outrageous sums of money,” Disney Heiress Abigail Disney wrote in a recent op-ed in the Washington Post. “It is unreasonable to expect corporate boards to act as a check on this trend; they are almost universally made up of CEOs, former CEOs and people who long to be CEOs.” […read more]

Entertainment

Movie Review: “22 Jump Street”

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic The film 21 Jump Street was a hip, focused, comic homage to the 1980s TV series. 22 Jump Street is an unfocussed potpourri of physical humor, sight gags and shtick that is shamelessly uproarious. In this sequel, undercover cops, Officer Schmidt (Jonah Hill) Read More

Press Room

The 17th Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) Announces Finalists in the Comedy Wings Competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                      CONTACT: HUFF Events & PR Michelle Huff, michelle@huffent.com Kelley Jackson, kelley@huffent.com THE 17TH ANNUAL AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL (ABFF) ANNOUNCES FINALISTS IN THE COMEDY WINGS COMPETITION FOUR EMERGING COMEDIANS WILL COMPETE FOR TOP SPOT AT ABFF IN JUNE New York, NY (April 22, 2013) Read More

Entertainment

‘The Butler’ Trailer: Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker Star in Lee Daniels Flick [HNGN]

[HNGN] Producer Lee Daniels is back with another film sure to rack up Oscar nominations. Daniels, best known for “Precious” and “The Paper Boy” has produced another movie “The Butler.” The movie is adapted from a 2008 Washington Post article by Wil Haygood. It’s based on the Read More

Entertainment

Beyonce Talks Career, Family, New Movie and ‘Shock’ Over Reaction to Cuba Trip [ABC News]

  Now on her Mrs. Carter Show world tour, Beyonce is on top of the music world, and the singer/actress is also taking on the role of Queen Tara in the upcoming animated film, “EPIC.” In an interview with ABC News’ Amy Robach on the London leg of Read More

Entertainment

Movie Review: War Witch (***)

Rachel Mwanza as a child solider in War Witch. By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic “You will come out of my belly one day. I don’t know if God will give me strength to love you.” That’s the lament of an expectant mother, a child Read More