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By Al King and D. Allen
Milwaukee’s own George Tillman, Jr. and screenwriter Michael Starburry received a warm welcome back home a special screening of their film, ‘The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete’ was held during Milwaukee’s Film Festival recently.
The motion picture opened nationwide last Friday, Oct. 11, in Milwaukee it is currently playing at the Mayfair AMC Theaters.
Tillman, born in Milwaukee on January 26, 1969 and a graduate of John Marshall High School still has family here in Milwaukee, including his parents and his in-laws.
His wife Marcia is also …
By Taki S. Raton
At the age of 13, this young filmmaker was for three years the voice of Tyrone the Moose in Nickelodeon’s Emmy Award- Winning animated series ‘The Backyardigans.’
The voice over artist would eventually receive a certificate of recognition from the Academy of Television Arts & Science for his work on ‘The Backyardigans.’
He is young, gifted, and Black. Now 17 and a senior at Hackensack High School in Hackensack, New Jersey, Jordan Coleman is an award winning filmmaker, actor, author, activist, honor role student, and athlete.
Jordan’s mom, Chrisena Coleman, …
New York, NY – The Black Film Critics Circle (BFCC) has voted “THE HELP” Best Film of 2011, Dee Rees Best Director for “PARIAH”, Viola Davis Best Actress for “THE HELP” and Olivier Litondo Best Actor for “THE FIRST GRADER”. The announcement was made by today by Mike Sargent, co-president, BFCC. Votes were cast and tabulated in NY at the organization’s annual meeting on December 19, 2011.
Recognizing achievements in theatrical motion pictures, the BFCC awarded prizes in 13 categories including best picture, best director, original and adapted screenplay, best actor, …
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Film Life, Inc. names Actor Idris Elba Ambassador of the 14th Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF), to be held in Miami, Florida, June 23-26, 2010. Known for his commanding and charismatic feature film performances, Elba has taken the entertainment Mecca by storm as one of the most highly sought after talents working alongside Hollywood’s esteemed A-List.
The ABFF is the premier international marketplace for films that showcase the best new work by and about people of African descent. The role of the ABFF Ambassador is to broaden public awareness of …