February 13, 20134 months ago
Before Spike Lee, Henry Hampton, Stanley Nelson, St. Claire Bourne, and many other successful black documentary makers, there was Bill and Bill. Steeped in black history and culture, the work of these two pioneers laid a firm foundation for many of today's black filmmakers who continue a proud tradition of storytelling that began with Oscar Micheaux, Spencer Williams, and others.
This event is Co-presented by Firelight Media and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Although this event is free for public, registration is required. Click here to register today!
February 13, 20134 months agoChristine 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 much deserved standing ovation for her film which takes a look at African American funeral traditions through the eyes of a beloved Harlem undertaker.
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September 6, 20129 months ago
For me, these projects are so close together in terms of era—1964 and 1966, but they are incredibly different stories. In many ways they are about different paths to liberation for African Americans. These projects are important now because we want to capture the voices of those who were active in those struggles and are aging. They are also about how individuals can participate and make a call to action in very different ways: one group fighting for the vote and for change within the system and the other saying we need drastic revolutionary change in this country. In many ways, young people have mythologized them, but many don’t know the true story. We want to make these figures human and demonstrate that the people who participated were really young. Movements can happen if you participate and if you believe in them.
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April 16, 20121 year ago
Firelight Media & OSF Seminar: Creating Social Impact through Story in a Transmedia World -- Application Due April 27th!THE FIRELIGHT MEDIA PRODUCERS' LAB & OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATIONS PRESENT:
Creating Social Impact through Story in a Transmedia World
A two-day Seminar
MAY 3RD AND 4TH, 2012
The Firelight Media Producers' Lab & Open Society Foundations (OSF) cordially invite emerging producers and directors of color to apply to the our latest seminar: "Creating Social Impact through Story in a Transmedia World." Over the course of two days, broadcasters, programmers, independents, executives, and community organizers will explore how social and transmedia has: diversified media content, altered means of production, and broadened platforms of distribution.
This seminar will be held in New York City. Details TBA.
Interested producers and directors please complete the attached application and email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line please type “Firelight & OSI Application May2012”. Download a copy of the application here: fm_osi_seminar_application
DEADLINE EXTENDED! All applications must be received Friday, April 27th.
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April 16, 20121 year agoFull Frame Docuemtary Festival in Durham, North Carolina, Stanley Nelson spoke about his beginnings and life-long career creating documentaries with NewsObserver.com. He stated: “I wanted something with a learning curve that was never-ending.” He decided to pursue documentaries after seeing the 1971 feature The Murder of Fred Hampton. “I liked that I was affected by (the Hampton) film,” he said. “It was different from what I had known about documentaries, the films they brought into your school class that were boring. This was telling stories that were true to life.” Click here to read the whole article.
The Full Frame Festival honored Nelson for his work with a multi-day Tribute.
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April 5, 20121 year ago
Wednesday, April 11th 7:30 PM
Moderated discussion and Q&A to follow
Location: Harlem Stage
150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street
New York, NY 10031
To RSVP: email@example.com or call 212-281-9240 ext. 19 or 20
For more details go to: http://harlemstage.org/calendar/eventlist#205:jesse-owens
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March 16, 20121 year ago
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February 25, 20121 year agoPOV's blog thanks to our very own Shoshone Johnson! In this post, Shoshone shares highlights of the “Sustaining a Career as a Public Media Maker” summit co-hosted by Firelight Media's Producers' Lab and POV last Friday.
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February 9, 20121 year ago
Hoping against hope that you can pay the bills making films rather than selling real estate? Tired of spending long hours staring at grant proposals? We have the event for you…