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…

Stanley’s Corner

“One of the things that the Panthers did was they changed so much about the way black people see themselves – the way we look, the way we act. Hip…

Moving Tribute to Pioneer Producers Bill Miles and Bill Greaves

Nearly 300 people paid a heart-filled tribute to Bill Miles & Bill Greaves as two pioneers in Black Independent Film at the Schomburg Center on Feb. 27.  A rich panel…

Celebrating Black Independent Film Pioneers: Bill Greaves & Bill Miles

Please join us as we explore the work, legacy, and lives of Bill Miles and Bill Greaves on Feb 27th, 6:30 pm. Before Spike Lee, Henry Hampton, Stanley Nelson, St.…

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…

Jason DaSilva: New York City Mapping Day

On July 27th, Jason’s AXS Map team will be hosting its third annual New York City Mapping Day for AXS app. The public is invited to bring along their smart phones and help…

CNN: Freedom Riders Inspires Arab Protest Leaders

(CNN) — Joan Mulholland was watching television one day when something flashed across the screen that gave her chills. Unarmed young men and women blocked rows of tanks. Giddy demonstrators…