Category: Film Reviews

OWN Orders Series From Mara Akil and Salim Akil

OWN Orders Series From Mara Akil and Salim Akil

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has given a series order to “Love Is __,” a new drama from Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil. The Akils will create and executive produce the series through their company Akil Productions. Mara Brock Akil will serve as showrunner. The series, which had previously been in development at ABC as a multi-camera comedy, will […]

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Actors of Color Make Oscar History

Actors of Color Make Oscar History

| January 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Reversing course from last year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored “Moonlight,” “Fences,” “Hidden Figures” and other people of color-centered works with Oscar nominations today (January 24). The three films, each of which features a predominantly Black cast, compete in the “Best Picture” and “Writing (Adapted Screenplay)” categories. Actresses Viola Davis (“Fences”), Naomie Harris (“Moonlight”) and Octavia […]

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Trinidad and Tobago Film Introduces Five Communities

Trinidad and Tobago Film Introduces Five Communities

| January 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

In 2015, through the support of the GEF SGP UNDP, Sustain T&T produced the documentary in five parts, A Better Place, in collaboration with T&T Rocks. The film demonstrated what ordinary people with modest resources can do for themselves and their communities, while highlighting the creative talent of Trinidad and Tobago. In 2016, the A […]

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‘Hidden Figures’ Tops ‘Rogue One,’ With $22.8M #1 Debut at Box Office

‘Hidden Figures’ Tops ‘Rogue One,’ With $22.8M #1 Debut at Box Office

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hidden Figures, a historical drama about female African-American NASA mathematicians whose skills were essential to putting Americans into space, earned $22.8 million on its opening weekend, bringing the domestic total for the $25m Fox 2000/Chermin release to $24.7m. With the always present caveat that “rank doesn’t matter,” it turns out that Hidden Figures was the […]

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Guyanese filmmaker, writer, director, and producer  Mason Richards is on the rise.

Guyanese filmmaker, writer, director, and producer Mason Richards is on the rise.

| November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Mason Richards was born in Guyana. In 2012 he received the Sony Pictures Diversity Fellowship. This award is given to one promising young filmmaker with the potential to impact the film industry through diverse, new films from a new perspective. “Beyond the Camera” interviewed Mason in 2015 and hear is what he had to say […]

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Barbadian film does it again

Barbadian film does it again

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. This weekend Shortwave Cinema saw an influx of Caribbean patrons that come out for the UK premiere of the Barbadian movie Vigilante – The Crossing. Step by Step Productions, who are also responsible for films such as Chrissy and the Hush series out done themselves with yet another fantastic production that depicted the […]

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CaribbeanTales Film Festival to celebrate 10th anniversary

CaribbeanTales Film Festival to celebrate 10th anniversary

| March 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Bridgetown, Barbados – March 8th 2015. The dates are set for the highly anticipated 10th anniversary celebrations of the CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF). To the delight of fans, film aficionados and cultural connoisseurs, the famed festival returns to the exciting downtown Toronto core from Sept. 9th 2015.  To kick off this milestone […]

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Icons, Innovation and Industry at CaribbeanTales Film Festival

Icons, Innovation and Industry at CaribbeanTales Film Festival

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Toronto, ON (Sonique Solutions) – The 2014 CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF) was indeed a landmark occasion as this year the festival broke boundaries in gaining additional recognition for the creativity and culture of the Caribbean. The festival which ran alongside the Toronto International Film Festival highlighted the region’s icons as well as […]

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KUWTJ fires up Leeds to support Black Films on UK TV

KUWTJ fires up Leeds to support Black Films on UK TV

| June 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. With members of the audience travelling from Sheffield and other parts of Yorkshire, the Leeds screening of the #KUWTJmovie (by Sankofa Televisual in partnership with the Leeds Black Film Club) was a great success and included a fiery and stimulating Q&A afterwards about #BlackFilm #CaribbeanVisibility and #BlackProgramming on TV in the UK. The […]

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The Search Starring Van Vicker and Yemi Blaq

The Search Starring Van Vicker and Yemi Blaq

| February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Africa news. The Search (2012) Plot: A madly in love woman who believes that her relationship is alter bound is shocked to the core when her boyfriend dumps her and relocates to Kenya. This star-studded cast comes together to help a friend overcome heartbreak….. Cast: Rukky Sanda, Van Vicker, Nse Ikpe Etim, Yemi Blaq, Susan Peters, David Mckenzie […]

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