Category Archives: Urban Films

Gospel Music Legend Melvin Williams Receives First EMMY Award Nomination

Gospel Music Legend Melvin Williams Receives First EMMY Award Nomination

*Gospel Music legend Melvin Williams, a member of the award-winning Williams Brothers, has received a 2018 Southeast EMMY Award nomination for Special Event Coverage of his new documentary, “Melvin Williams: Down Home Gospel.” The film, which examines Williams’ journey from his roots in Smithdale, Mississippi, to a stellar, five-decade career in music and entertainment, will […]

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Imagination Lunchbox International Children’s Film Festival 2018 Winners from South Africa, Canada, USA

Imagination Lunchbox International Children’s Film Festival 2018 Winners from South Africa, Canada, USA

*Short films from South Africa, Canada and the U.S.A. win the 2nd annual Imagination Lunchbox International Children’s Film Festival (ILICFF) honors for “Best Film Made BY Kids,” “Best Film Made FOR Kids,” “Film Festival Choice” Award and “Most Uplifting Film” Award sponsored by the 19th annual “Uplifting Minds II entertainment conference. The five day event […]

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Gospel Artist Just Danielle, 13 Year-Old Dancing Prince Win ‘ULMII” Baltimore Talent Competition

Gospel Artist Just Danielle, 13 Year-Old Dancing Prince Win ‘ULMII” Baltimore Talent Competition

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*Contemporary Gospel singer/songwriter Just Danielle and 13 year-old The Dancing Prince walked away as winners of the 19th annual Baltimore “Uplifting Minds II” national talent competition held recently at Security Square Mall. The entertainment conference, presented by The Baltimore Times and Security Square Mall, was hosted by radio personality Doresa Harvey and DJ Rick (GSE). […]

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British Urban Film Festival Reveals Summer Line-Up

British Urban Film Festival Reveals Summer Line-Up

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*Opening the festival on 5 June will be dermatologist-turned-director Clare Anyiam-Osigwe with her new movie No Shade, about a dark skinned British woman coming to terms with her love hate relationships with men and her skintone. The film stars Adele Oni in her debut lead role and Kadeem Pearse (Chewing Gum, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom). The cast […]

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BADWEST Presents the 12th Annual “Day of Black Docs”

BADWEST Presents the 12th Annual “Day of Black Docs”

  (HOLLYWOOD, CA – April 17, 2018) – The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West (BADWEST) presents its exciting and always anticipated 12th annual “DAY OF BLACK DOCS” on Saturday, May 5, 2018, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the American Film Institute (AFI) Mark Goodson Theater, 2021 N. Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027. […]

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Momma Dee & Pokey Bear Star in ‘My Side Piece Hit the Lotto’

Momma Dee & Pokey Bear Star in ‘My Side Piece Hit the Lotto’

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*Esteemed African-American producers Dewey Allen and Mando Allen, The Allen Brotherz bring together Momma Dee, a Georgia native, and Pokey Bear for this hilarious southern comedy, “My Side Piece Hit the Lotto.” Momma Dee is currently starring in the reality show Love and Hip-Hop: Atlanta which has started its 9th season. Momma Dee is also a hip-hop […]

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Agent Hollywood Screening April 28, 2018 at West Chester Film Festival

Agent Hollywood Screening April 28, 2018 at West Chester Film Festival

*Anthony Michael Hobbs, an award winning actor (Emmy nominated “The Abolitionist”) and filmmaker (One Nation, Naga Pixie), will have his third short film Agent Hollywood screened at the 14th annual West Chester Film Festival in Pennsylvania April 28, 2018 at 10:30am at the Boxcar Brewpub. The West Chester Film Festival is held from April 27 […]

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Tirrell D. Whitley Teams up to Executive Produce ‘Brian Banks’

Tirrell D. Whitley Teams up to Executive Produce ‘Brian Banks’

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*Fresh off the groundbreaking marketing campaigns for Marvel’s Black Panther and USA Network’s Unsolved: The Murders Of Tupac & The Notorious B.I.G., marketing executive Tirrell D. Whitley  is now in the Executive Producer’s chair for “Brian Banks,” the biopic of the wrongfully imprisoned, high school football star, directed by Tom Shadyac (Patch Adams) and written by Doug Atchison (Akeelah And The Bee). Producing […]

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Louis Gossett, Jr. Signs on as Executive Producer of New Doc, ‘Ali’s Comeback: The Untold Story’

Louis Gossett, Jr. Signs on as Executive Producer of New Doc, ‘Ali’s Comeback: The Untold Story’

Los Angeles, CA — Louis Gossett Jr. is best known for his Academy Award winning role as Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in the film An Officer and a Gentleman, and his role as Fiddler in the ABC television miniseries Roots–has signed on as executive producer for Ali’s Comeback: The Untold Story. This feature length documentary tells the incredible tale of Muhammad […]

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Baltimore’s Security Square Mall to Host the 19th Annual ‘Uplifting Minds II’ Saturday, April 21, 2018

Baltimore’s Security Square Mall to Host the 19th Annual ‘Uplifting Minds II’ Saturday, April 21, 2018

*Security Square Mall in Baltimore confirms hosting the 19th annual “Uplifting Minds II” (ULMII) entertainment conference on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 1- 4 p.m. The entertainment conference, also presented by The Baltimore Times newspaper, starts with a panel of industry professionals that will give advice and answer questions, and ends with a national talent […]

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