May 4, 2015

Arts and Culture

Sunday Open Thread: A Tribute to Ben E. King

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GOOD SUNDAY MORNING, P.O.U.! Today's open thread is dedicated to the doo-wop and R&B singer, Ben E. King, who passed away on April 30th. Rest in peace, Mr. King and Thank You for the music. … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: African-American Movie Producers

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George Tillman, Jr. (born January 26, 1969) is an American film producer, screenwriter, and director.[1] Tillman is most notable for directing the films Soul Food (1997) and Men of Honor (2000). He is also the producer of the Soul Food: The Series … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: African-American Movie Producers

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  Ava Marie DuVernay (born August 24, 1972) is an American director, screenwriter, producer, film marketer, and film distributor. At the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, DuVernay won the Best Director Prize for her second feature film Middle of … [Read more...]

#TGIT: Scandal – Is Jake Dead or Nah?

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Thursday Open Thread: African-American Movie Producers

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Will Packer (born April 11, 1974) is an American filmmaker and producer. He is the founder of Will Packer Productions. William Packer was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. In 1991, he graduated from St. Petersburg High School. In 1996 he … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: African-American Movie Producers

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Rob Hardy (born Robert Hardy, Jr. on July 22, 1971) is a film producer, screenwriter, television and film director. With partner Will Packer, he founded the production company Rainforest Films in 1994. Hardy's films include The Gospel, Trois, and … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: African-American Movie Producers

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Debra Martin Chase (born October 11, 1956) is a two-time Emmy nominated motion picture and television producer and former lawyer who is the first African American woman to have a solo producing deal at a major studio. Her company, Martin Chase … [Read more...]