Film RelatedComments: No commentsTags: Focus Forward, stanley nelson, The Autotune Effect
September 6, 20129 months agoFocus Forward, an innovative new series of 30 three-minute stories about innovative people who are reshaping the world through action or invention, enlisted Stanley Nelson to produce a short film about a topic of his choosing. The result is a tuneful look at the unlikely origins of the world’s favorite pitch-modulation audio software and the ways in which its creative impact has been felt by musical artists and listeners worldwide called The Autotune Effect. Watch here: https://www.focusforwardfilms.com/films/43/.
New News Category Name, Producers' LabComments: No commentsTags: Lewis Erskine, Mable Haddock, Producers' Lab, stanley nelson
June 21, 201212 months agopromo reel! This brief video includes interviews with Lab members, footage from Producers' Lab events, a special interview with Emmy Award-winning editor Lewis Erskine, and short clips from several Lab participants' films.
Film Related, Jesse Owens, New News Category NameComments: No commentsTags: American Experience, Jesse Owens, LA Times, Laurens Grant, Leonard Lopate show, NYT, PBS, Pop Matters, stanley nelson, Variety
May 3, 20121 year agoFirelight Films production for the PBS series American Experience. The film examines the life and legacy of the African-American sprinter, a sharecropper's son, who triumphed over adversity to win four gold medals in the face of Hitler's Aryan nation at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.
Film Related, Freedom Riders, Jesse Owens, New News Category Name, Producers' LabComments: No commentsTags: freedom riders, Jesse Owens, Laurens Grant, Producers' Lab, stanley nelson
April 17, 20121 year agoJESSE OWENS is a Firelight Films production for the PBS series American Experience. It centers on the African American track and field star, Jesse Owens, who triumphed at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin amidst the rise of Nazi propaganda. This is the first feature-length documentary directed by Laurens Grant for PBS. The film is also produced and written by veteran filmmaker Stanley Nelson with whom Laurens has worked with on a number of projects, including Freedom Riders, which garnered three Emmy Awards. JESSE OWENS aired on PBS on May 1, 2012.
Laurens is also a participant in the Firelight Media Producers' Lab where she is working on another film Rokia: Voice of a New Generation. Check out our exciting interview with Laurens below.
Events, New News Category NameComments: No commentsTags: Frame Tribute, Full Frame, stanley nelson, The Murder of Fred Hampton
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.
Film Related, Jesse OwensComments: No commentsTags: BDC, Black Documentary Collective, Jesse Owens, Laurens Grant, stanley nelson, Stranger than Fiction
April 15, 20121 year ago
Events, Film Related, Jesse OwensComments: No commentsTags: American Experience, Firelight Films, Jesse Owens, Laurens Grant, stanley nelson
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-281-9240 ext. 19 or 20
For more details go to: http://harlemstage.org/calendar/eventlist#205:jesse-owens
Events, Film Related, Freedom Riders, Jesse OwensComments: No commentsTags: freedom riders, Jesse Owens, Laurens Grant, stanley nelson
Film Related, New News Category NameComments: No commentsTags: American Experience, Firelight Films, freedom riders, Full Frame, Jesse Owens, Laurens Grant, stanley nelson
March 9, 20121 year agoFull Frame Film Festival. As the Opening Night Film, JESSE OWENS will screen Thursday, April 12 in Fletcher Hall at the historic Carolina Theatre. The festival will take place April 12-15 in Durham, North Carolina.
Events, Film Related, New News Category NameComments: No commentsTags: African American Women in Cinema, Almudena Carracedo, Ann Bennett, Blackside, Brian Storm, Ellis Cose, Firelight Media, Henry Hampton, Jim Colgan, Judith Hefland, June Cross, Louis Massiah, Marco Williams, Maria Agui Carter, Orlando Bagwell, POV, Robert Bahar, Sam Pollard, Shola Lynch, Shoshone Johnson, stanley nelson, Sustaining a Career as a Public Media Maker, William Greaves, Yvonne Welbon
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.