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How Two Filmmakers Are Taking on the Complexity of Black Girlhood

Nikyatu Jusu and Yvonne Shirley discuss their award-winning short film 'Flowers,' and how to work in the indie space as black female filmmakers

Nikyatu Jusu and Yvonne Shirley discuss their motivation to make ‘Flowers’ and navigating the indie…

By Kali Wilder

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Warner Bros. Takes Steps to Increase Career Opportunities for Minority Directors

Hollywood studio creates workshop to boost opportunities for underrepresented filmmakers

Warner Bros. creates Emerging Film Directors Workshop to increase the number of minority filmmakers.

By Courtney Connley

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Actor/producer Nate Parker

The Birth of Nate’s Nation

How actor and activist Nate Parker plans to televise the revolution

With only a few short days left at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, actor and…

By Jessica White

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Original members of NWA and cast of Straight Outta Compton film

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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Backtalk with Debra Martin Chase

Academy Award- and Emmy-nominated producer Debra Martin Chase is the first African American woman producer…

By Darralynn Hutson

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