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black excellence

12
May
2022
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‘This Is Us’ EP Kay Oyegun’s ABC Pilot ‘Insight’ Now Filming in Chicago; Emmy Nom Joins Cast

SCREEN reported earlier this Spring that a promising ABC pilot is heading to Chicago, and filming for that hourlong drama is now underway. This Is Us executive producer and episode writer-director Kay Oyegun (pictured left) is at the helm of this potential new franchise for ABC. Sources tell SCREEN the pilot is expected to film in the Chicagoland area through June 3rd. And there are...
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12
May
2022
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Elevated Films Chicago Kicks Off Season Thursday

Go big or go home. That’s the mantra as Elevated Films Chicago will be taking over the 17th floor Town Hall – which also happens to be an NBA-sized basketball court – for its Season Kickoff at 167 Green Street in the River West neighborhood of Chicago. Cocktail hour starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by the film program at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and...
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10
May
2022
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Reel Black Filmmakers Celebrates 10 Years of Empowering Black Filmmakers

Reel Black Filmmakers – a program of the Community Film Workshop  of Chicago – celebrates its 10th Anniversary with a Reunion and Membership Drive on  Saturday, May 21 at the Harriet Harris Park, 6200 S. Drexel from 2-4pm.   “Pongezi (Congratulations) to Reel Black Filmmakers for ten years of ongoing work and struggle to build a community of filmmakers of African descent, who adhered to some of...
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29
Mar
2022
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LeBron James Latest Project ‘Shooting Stars’ Begins Filming in Ohio in April

LeBron James is bringing his next feature film project back home to Ohio. He will be producing a movie entitled SHOOTING STARS, based on the four-time NBA champion’s life. Seeing how James regularly refers to himself as “just a kid from Akron, Ohio,” it’s fitting that SHOOTING STARS is expected to film in LeBron’s hometown of Akron, as well as in the Cleveland area. Sources...
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23
Mar
2022
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Young Chicago Filmmakers Receive Grant for Doc on Hoda Katebi’s Co-op Blue Tin Production

Chicago natives Jonah Ocuto and Amaya Benbow are the recipients of local video production company Lightswitch Video’s inaugural film grant.  The Full STEM Ahead Filmmaker’s Initiative is a first-year initiative designed to not only encourage STEM education and careers in STEM but to also cultivate the filmmakers of tomorrow in the process.  Ocuto and Benbow were chosen to receive a $5,000 grant to produce a...
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22
Mar
2022
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OddMachine signs Director Marcus K. Jones 

Chicago and LA based Production and Post company OddMachine has welcomed a new talent to its Directorial roster: New York based Director Marcus K. Jones. OddMachine, a full-service company specializes in unconventional solutions to creative challenges, celebrated their 13th anniversary last December. Marcus K Jones brings a  bevy of sharp and sophisticated fashion and beauty work.   “We are thrilled to welcome Marcus to the roster,” said OddMachine...
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22
Mar
2022
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Wednesday: Reel Black Filmmakers’ South Side Short Film Series Explores Family Dynamics

Reel Black Filmmakers, a program of the Community Film Workshop of  Chicago, will conclude this year’s South Side Short Film Series on Wednesday, March 23rd from 7- 8:30pm via Zoom with films about families. From the mother and daughter charting a successful business path to a father and daughter’s journey across the globe to find their paternal relative to two  young brothers protecting one another...
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17
Mar
2022
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WE tv Greenlight for ‘Kold X Windy’ Scripted Drama on Chicago’s South Side

The streets of Chicago’s South Side have a lot to say. WE tv today announced it has greenlit a new scripted drama series, Kold x Windy, from creators Kenny Young, Phil James, and Vernon “Xtreme” Brown. Exposing the reality behind Chicago’s South Side and its street culture that has influenced our entire nation, the original series consists of 8 one-hour episodes and will debut this...
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15
Mar
2022
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Meet the Six New Diverse Voices in Docs Fellows at Kartemquin

Kartemquin Films and the Community Film Workshop of Chicago has announced the six new 2022 Diverse Voices in Docs (DVID) fellows.  Welcoming the 9th cohort, DVID is a professional mentorship program for Midwestern documentary filmmakers of color, created by Kartemquin Films and the Community Film Workshop of Chicago. Fellows are chosen from a pool of applicants with a demonstrated commitment to social issue documentary. The...
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