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PBS Distribution Announces Theatrical Release of The Black Panthers

We are thrilled to announce that PBS Distribution will distribute The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution in select theaters in the fall of 2015. Beth Hoppe, Chief Programming Executive…

Mr. Soul! at the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival

Melissa will screen a work-in-progress of her film Mr. Soul!, about Ellis Haizlip and the birth of Black Power TV, at the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival, August 6-10, 2013. They recently…

Christine Turner’s Homegoings Had Its World Premiere at MoMA!

Christine Turner, Firelight media’s talented Producers’ Lab member, had the World Premier of her film Homegoings at MoMA’s Documentary Fortnight 2013. An oversold crowd at the MoMA gave Turner a…

Jesse Owens Brings Home An Emmy for Outstanding Research

Firelight is thrilled to announce that our latest film Jesse Owens, which aired on the acclaimed PBS series American Experience, won an Emmy for Outstanding Research at the 34th Annual…

Byron Hurt’s Provocative Soul Food Junkies

Inspired by his own family’s complex relationship with “soul food” — fried chicken, ribs, macaroni and cheese, peach cobbler, and the whole panoply of down-home foods made with grease, sugar,…

Pete Nicks’ The Waiting Room, Shortlisted for the Oscars

Pete Nicks’ The Waiting Room has been shortlisted for the Oscars! Here is what Pete said in an interview with Variety: “I can’t tell you how many times we walked…