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Women Of The Lens Founder, Jennifer G. Robinson writes via the ICO’ #Cinema Of Ideas series, ahead of an online Q&A with Black Film Bulletin’s June Givanni, founder of the Pan African Cinema Archive.
Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre gets ready to produce filmic tutorials about the care and maintenance of afro hair in the theatrical industry.
Not our usual genre, but definately worthy of a mention. Jade Jones will star as ‘Belle’ in a production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in the theatre. Jade describes as queer, plus-sized Black woman. Jade does not subscribe to the usual conventions of beauty.
We can soon see Andra Day in a new horror film helmed by Lee Daniels. Netflix has reportedly picked up the exorcism film for around $65m and it will also star Glenn Close and Octavia Spencer. No word as yet as to when it’ll be released. Andra if you remember, brought to life a story of Billie Holiday titled ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’. Read our review of the production via the button below.
“…So many black mixed people like myself have come out to America because the opportunities just weren’t there for us…”
Listen to our latest Insight to Industry podcast with Radiate Festival founder Wendy Cummins.
DJ Yinka Bokinni and social media star Zeze Millz will host Channel 4's Unapologetic chat-show.Women Of The Len Film Festival Founder, Jennifer G. Robinson writes in Black Film Bulletin (December 2021) about Channel 4's programming titled Black To Front. The landmark...
(Ruth Negga as Claire / Tessa Thompson as Irene - image credit: Netflix)May contain spoilers Irene is hot and bothered – and not just by the extreme New York heat. In the store she enters and in the hotel restaurant in which she takes refuge, she still can’t shake off...
From script to screen and all inbetween, carefully plan the marketing of your production. What we’ve witnessed in the independent filmmaking process is that filmmakers forget about the marketing and promotional aspects of filmmaking. They suddenly ‘remember’…maybe,...
Our 2022 Festival event is supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery. www.filmlondon.org.uk/filmhub
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Women Of The Lens was created to reveal the complexity, diversity and multiplicities of black women and women of colour. We'll work with productions to change perceptions and practice.