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Moonlight

‘Moonlight’: Must-See, Oscar Worthy, Coming-of-Age Film

In three distinct acts, writer-director Barry Jenkins uses cinema to tell the story of Chiron, with an intimate look at his path to self-discovery

Find out why Moonlight Is Must-See, Oscar Contending Black Gay, Masculinity Film by director Barry…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Radio One Founder Cathy Hughes Produces New Movie About A Black Media Family Dynasty

TV One will air "Media," an original movie that captures the power struggles occuring within a wealthy, black-owned, family business

Radio One Founder and Chairperson Cathy Hughes joins the bevy of black women making movies.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Combatting #OscarsSoWhite: Russell Simmons Launching All Def Movie Awards

Tony Rock set to host; 'Straight Outta Compton,' 'Beasts of No Nation' among Best Film nominees

With Oscars diversity under scrutiny, Russell Simmons has decided to level the playing field with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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ABFF Short Films Premiere on HBO

Finalists from the prestigious film competition make their TV debut

Filmmakers, creators, and appreciators of quality filmmaking–on February 1, 2016, you will have the opportunity…

By Safon Floyd

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Open Letter to Hollywood: Because Hollywoodn’t

We must demand recognition and greater access to opportunities in all aspects of the film industry

Bottom line: these nomination processes—and the entire industry, for that matter—are out of focus. African…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Black Filmmakers Need Blockbuster Opportunities

Not a single 2015 film release from a black filmmaker had a budget that exceeded $35 million

Despite proven track records for producing quality films and commercial success, African American filmmakers—a list…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Easing on Down Memory Lane With The Wiz

Remembering a classic in black cinema

Black Enterprise is easing on down memory lane with these classic clips from The Wiz…

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Actor and Comedian Mike Epps to Host 2016 ABFF Honors

Annual awards gala salutes excellence in film and television

Actor and comedian Mike Epps will host the 2016 ABFF Honors in February. The annual…

By Kali Wilder

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ABFF and Black Enterprise Present ABFF Awards

An awards dinner gala celebrating black excellence in motion pictures and television

ABFF Awards will commemorate those who have made notable contributions to American culture by way…

By Safon Floyd

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12 Films That Can Help Race Relations in America

In the wake of recent attacks, National Black Programming Consortium urges viewing parties to advance the dialogue on race

National Black Programming Consortium head talks race in America and urges viewing parties in wake…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Day 4: ABFF Ends with a Full Day of Activity

ABFF closes with screenings, candid talks, and awards

Today wraps up an epic 2015 American Black Film Festival. Believe it or not, there…

By Safon Floyd

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Attendees and celebrities showed up and showed out at ABFF's opening night Old School Hip-Hop Party Thursday night at Stage 48 on Manhattan's west side.
 

Here's a glimpse at who came out to kick this year's festival off right.

[Slideshow] ABFF Old School Hip-Hop Party

Day 1 of the ABFF ended on a high note

Attendees showed up and showed out at ABFF’s opening night Old School Hip-Hop Party…

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Tyler Perry to Release First-Ever Animated Madea Film

New project to be released in January 2015

Madea becomes a cartoon with this latest addition to the Tyler Perry franchise.

By Courtney Connley

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‘The Best Man Wedding’ to Hit Theaters in 2016

Third installment of Best Man series gets release date

Malcolm D. Lee set to release “The Best Man Wedding” on April 16, 2016

By Courtney Connley

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Mercedes Ortiz of the Tribeca Film Fellows class of 2012. Photo: TribecaFilmInstitute.org.

Tribeca Film Fellow Finds New Beginning in Filmmaking

Mercedes Ortiz has just completed a year as a Tribeca Film Fellow.

The 18-year-old describes herself as “a singer, a musician, a songwriter, a poet, an activist,…

By Ashley Calloway

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Film Femme Fatales: Top Black Women in Hollywood

These directors and producers add unique flair to storytelling

Adding their unique voices and creative spin on storytelling, these producers and directors are kicking…

By Courtney Connley

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Halle Berry’s ‘Cloud Atlas’ is a Bust at the Box Office

Tyler Perry bested Halle Berry at the box office

Tyler Perry bested Halle Berry at the box office

By Demetria Irwin

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VH1's top-rated show Love & Hip Hop might be known more for the brawls and drama than for its lessons on business acumen, but entertainment manager Yandy Smith proves there's more to the industry than reality TV fodder. Smith's worked her way up from being an assistant to industry power player and Violator Management co-founder Mona Scott-Young, to working with top talent including music artists 50 Cent, Missy Elliot, Busta Rhymes, Jim Jones, and television personality Tocarra.Just in time for tonight's episode, Smith shares five tips for success that can be applied to any industry---for those just starting out on their career path or those looking to take it to the next level. ---Janell Hazelwood

My Journey Into Producing ‘Life, Love, Soul’ and My Inspiration from a Phenom Film Entrepreneur

Yandy Smith talks newest venture and success with director Noel Calloway

Entertainment manager Yandy Smith has embarked on a new venture: film producer of Life, Love,…

By Yandy Smith

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The Oscars have been the source of lauding and loathing for many in the African American community, from those in the field to those in the audience. This year was an unforgettable one, as actresses Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis received nominations (with Spencer going home with a win as Best Supporting Actress), some criticism, and many well-wishes from peers and fans alike. 


As the Oscars buzz continues, BlackEnterprise.com caught up with five top black talents in front of and behind the cameras to talk their career triumphs and challenges, why they continue to pursue their dreams and the Hollywood politics they navigate daily. ---Christian Law

Black Hollywood Talent Talk Careers and the Politics of the Hollywood

Five professionals to watch in 2012 dish on Tinseltown triumphs and challenges

These top black actors and Hollywood professionals to watch discuss career triumphs and how politics…

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Actor Michael Ealy is More than Just Eye Candy

The 'Think Like a Man' star talks diversity of roles—from 'Underworld' to 'Unconditional'

Diversifying his roles with Underworld Awakening & Think Like a Man, actor Michael Ealy moves…

By Tomika Anderson

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