While tending bar at a local hotspot, aspiring actress, army veteran and ATL transplant DominiQue "G.I. Jane" Williams found herself serving entertainment mogul Will Packer and his wife. After a lively chat, to Williams' surprise, Packer offered her his contact information to stay in touch about an upcoming role. She wrote it down on a copy of his receipt.
To her dismay, while searching for that same receipt a day or two later, DominiQue realized that it was long gone. At the end of that fate...
"[A boss is] someone who is creative, innovative, unrelenting in his or her efforts to bring their ideas to life. Being a boss is always about bringing other people along with me; creating space for other people to shine and be great."
A collection plate could, in fact, be passed after that tweetable gem from the Olympic track and field champion, Sanya Richards-Ross. Richards-Ross is bossed up and ready to add to her resume, which already boasts an impressive track and field career (four Olym...
“Last time,” Sweetness quietly but fiercely proclaims.
She is standing a few feet away from her father after he’s slapped her and she’s subsequently launched a bottle at him. At about 30 minutes into Victoria Mahoney’s directorial debut, we see Sweetness (masterfully played by a young Zoë Kravitz) assert herself, eliciting an almost fearful response from her alcoholic father as he realizes she is no longer afraid.
Yelling to the Sky drops us into the middle of the war zone that is the life of...
We interview Numa Perrier, an actress, writer, producer, and director - well-known for her original web series umbrella BLACK & SEXY TV which birthed viral series like The Couple, RoomieLoverFriends, and Hello Cupid. Her first feature film ‘Jezebel,’ was shown at SXSW this year - a coming-of-age project about a Las Vegas teen’s experience as a webcam sex worker. Perrier has also directed episodes of the Ava DuVernay-helmed ‘Queen Sugar’ on the OWN Network. We talk with Numa about her proc...
Kiaundra Jackson (Mental Health in the entertainment industry)
By Black Film Space
We interview Kiaundra Jackson, a Los Angeles based Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has been seen on the CBS Emmy-Award Winning TV Show, “The Doctors.” She was recently featured in the New York Times, Vice, BET and The Huffington Post as one of the ‘10 Black Female Therapists You Should Know.’ She is an international speaker, 3 times author, and a noted expert on healthy relationship and mental healt...
S1E8 of the Black Film Space Podcast is live and it is jam packed with insight from Anedra Edwards, Visual Effects Assistant Editor on the CW's 'Black Lightning'! ⚡️
In this episode, we catch up with Anedra about what a typical day in the editor's room is like, whether or not editors need agents, the difference in #editing superhero TV shows and much more.
We interview Zandashe Brown, an award-winning genre filmmaker born and bred in Lousiana. Brown writes and directs stories primarily within the horror genre that showcase her perspective on identity, spirituality, and healing for black women in the American south.
Her latest short film 'Blood Runs down has won multiple awards including being an official Black Star Film festival selection, Overlook film festival selection and many more.
We talk with Zandashe about incorporating mysticism into h...
In the sixth episode of Season 1 of the Black Film Space, we interview Angela Nissel, a writer and co-executive producer for television. Angela has written and co-executive produced for 'Scrubs', 'The Boondocks' and is currently staffed at 'The Last O.G.'.
We talk with Angela about navigating a comedy writers room and her experience as one of the few black women in a space dominated by men.
In the fourth episode of Season 1 of the Black Film Space, we interview Kyle A.B. entertainment lawyer about the basics of entertainment law and why he believes some black creatives short themselves at the negotiating table.
With a newly launched pop-up thrifting workshop in Brooklyn, NY, she is teaching everyday women how to "slay in their lane," dressing to impress and doing it all without breaking the bank.
This Is For The Creator In You: A 7-Day Devotional For Understanding Your Creative Calling & Creating At Your Best
Creative people are at an interesting crossroads today. We see, hear, feel so many ideas and are constantly pummeled with expectations of how to bring them to fruition. This 7-day e-devotional merges biblical principle and practical pop cultural examples to inspire readers to shut out the noise, focus on what really matters, and create at their best.
Best part: It's free! Download to any device!
Grace: “disposition to or an act or instance of kindness, courtesy, or clemency” - Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Pinkett Smith's invitation to Jordyn Woods lifted up the pervasive power of Black elders and Black women covering and supporting Black youth. It also made room for a multi-faceted conversation about what it looks like to extend grace in the face of extreme scrutiny and judgment - a practice many of have not mastered.
We're always booked, traveling, burning the midnight oil, and rising with the sun. Yet, hustling ourselves into oblivion doesn't seem to make us any happier. In fact, quite the opposite rings true.
With reports of people all over the world literally dropping dead due to exhaustion, it's safe to say we've been programmed to scoff at the gift of life.
Through the practice of habit stacking, we become aware of the habits that are already integrated into our lives and use them as foundations on which to build other beneficial habits toward our goals and best outcomes.
Sometimes we begin to live such redundant lives, afraid to make a wrong move, unsure of what is supposed to come next. We allow the fear to cocoon us into despair and sadness, which keeps us from doing anything at all.
Applying the thought of "Do the next indicated thing" gently nudged me forward into completing small steps.