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Michelle Clementine - On being an Assistant Camera

Season 1, Episode 23

We interview Michelle Clementine, an Assistant Camera, who has worked on 'If Beale Street Could Talk' and 'See You Yesterday'. We talk with Michelle about her journey to becoming an AC, how joining the union has improved her career, cameras and much more.

Ayo Hooks - On Sound Mixing

Season 1, Episode 22

We interview Ayo Hooks, a sound mixer who has worked on Wu-Tang Clan: of Mics and Men, Black Ink Crew, and Growing Up Hip Hop. We talk with Ayo about scouting a location for sound, negotiating wages, boom operating and much more.

Tari Wariebi & Kofi Dormah - On Film Schools

Season 1 - Episode 21

We interview Tari Wariebi and Kofi Dormah about their experiences and what they've learned at their respective film schools. Tari is currently a grad student studying directing at the American Film Institute and Kofi is a recent graduate, who studied directing, at the New York Film Academy.

Felicia Pride & Rochee Jeffrey - Writers on Writing Panel

Season 1 - Episode 20

We interview screenwriters Felicia Pride & Rochee Jeffrey from our Writers on Writing Panel at the New Orleans Film Festival. In this discussion Felicia and Rochee talk about their journey, screenwriting portfolios, getting an agent, their perspectives on the white gaze and much more. Please note that this recording is best listened to with headphones.

Terrence Laron Burke - On Cinematography For Television

Season 1 - Episode 19

We interview Terrence Laron Burke, a professional and independent cinematographer who has worked on Tyler Perry's Sistas and The Oval. We talk with Terrence about his experience working at Tyler Perry Studios, his work flow process with his team, cameras and much more.

Shannan E. Johnson - On Character Development

Season 1 - Episode 18

We interview Shannan E. Johnson, a former SYFY network executive turned professional script consultant.

We talk with Shannan about what makes bad people interesting characters, tips on character descriptions, wants and needs and much more. 

Justyn Davis - On Being a Gaffer

Season 1 - Episode 17

We interview Justyn Davis, a gaffer and electrician who has worked on projects such as Quantico, The First Wives Club, and BlacKkKlansman. We talk with Justyn about tips on becoming a gaffer, lighting black people, whether directors should understanding lighting and much more. 

Tamika Miller - On Directing Commercials

Season 1 - Episode 16

We interview Tamika Miller, a seasoned filmmaker, who has directed commercials for Nike, Lifetime, and Doritos. In 2018 Tamika was a Commercial Director's Diversity Program fellow, and she recently directed a BET movie entitled 'Back To The Goode Life' starring Kyla Pratt. We talk with Tamika about breaking into commercial directing, spec spots, branding and much more. 

Iyabo Boyd - On producing "For Akeem" and Brown Girls Doc Mafia

Season 1 - Episode 15

We interview Iyabo Boyd, filmmaker/producer and Co-f\Founder of Brown Girls Doc Mafia, a collective of self-identifying women of color who are creators in the documentary space. In this episode we discuss her successful documentary film "For Akeem" in light of the Ferguson uprising, and her advice on putting your best foot forward with crowdfunding and applying for writing programs at the Sundance Film Institute. 

Dara Taylor - On basics of film composition

Season 1 - Episode 14

We interview Dara Taylor, a film composer and score producer who has worked on films such as 'A Bad Mom's Christmas', 'Sausage Party', Netflix's 'Lost and Space', and 'SHAFT' (2019).

We talk with Dara about the basics of film composition, the process of composing a film score, and her path to finding consistent work in Hollywood.

Frank Abney - On basics of animation and working for a studio

Season 1 - Episode 13

We interview Frank Abney, a pixar animator who has who has worked on films such as 'Coco', 'Frozen', 'The Incredibles 2', 'Toy Story 4' and many more.

We talk with Frank about what it's like to work on a big budget animated film, the current state of black animators, and his independent short project entitled 'Canvas'.

DeMane Davis - Directing Queen Sugar & tips on directing actors

Season 1, Episode 12

We interview DeMane Davis, a writer and director who has directed episodes of 'Queen Sugar', 'How To Get Away with Murder', and CBS' 'The Red Line'.

DeMane talks about her journey from directing independent films to Queen Sugar, prepping for a television shoot, and developing trust with actors.

Hans Charles - Being a Cinematographer & Assistant camera

Season 1 - Episode 11

We interview Hans Charles. Hans is an acclaimed cinematographer who worked on the documentaries 13th and Mr. Soul. Prior to his cinematography work, Charles worked as an Assistant Camera for Bradford Young on Mother of George, Middle of Nowhere, and Pariah.

We talk to Hans about what makes a good assistant camera, a good cinematographer, and the differences between shooting a documentary and a narrative.

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Numa Perrier - on her movie Jezebel, crowdfunding and more

Season 1 - Episode 10

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.

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Kiaundra Jackson - Mental health in the entertainment industry

Season 1 - Episode 9

We interview Kiaundra Jackson, a Los Angeles based Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

Kiaundra 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 health.

We talk with Kiaundra about mental health and relationships as it pertains to the navigating the entertainment industry.

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Anedra Edwards (Assistant Editing on Black Lightning & Crashing)

Season 1 - Episode 8

We interview Anedra Edwards. Anedra is a Visual Effects Assistant Editor on the CW's Black Lightning and was an 'Assistant Editor' on HBO's Crashing.

We talk with Anedra about what a day in the life is like in the editorial room, whether or not editors need agents, the difference between editing a super hero show and much more.

Zandashe Brown (Horror, mysticism, and being a New Orleans filmmaker)

Season 1 - Episode 7 

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 horror, why she believes it's important for audiences to root for black people, and the perks of being a filmmaker in New Orleans. 

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Angela Nissel - Comedy Writing For Television

Season 1 - Episode 6

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 ScrubsThe 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.

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Eugee Wilson - Talent Producing & Directing

Season 1 - Episode 5

In the fifth episode of Season 1 of the Black Film Space, we interview Eugee Wilson talent producer and director. Eugee has worked and consulted with BET, The Emmy's, and CBS's new primetime talent competition show 'The World's Best'. 

Follow Eugee on Instagram @iameugee

Kyle A.B. - Tips on entertainment law for actors & filmmakers

Season 1 - Episode 4

In our 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. 

Follow Kyle on Twitter @kyalbr.

New Orleans Film Festival Recap w/ Tchaiko Omawale & Lynn Whitfield

Season 1 - Episode 3

In our third episode of Season 1 of the the Black Film Space podcast, we recap our experience at the New Orleans Film Festival including a live Q & A with Tchaiko Omawale and Lynn Whitfield from the film Solace. Tchaiko and Lynn detail their experience of how the film came about. 

Paul Garnes - Basics of Line Producing

Season 1 - Episode 2

In our second episode of Season 1 of the Black Film Space Podcast, we sit down with Paul Garnes (Queen Sugar, Selma) to discuss how he broke through as a line producer and the basics of producing films and episodic content.

Adepero Oduye - Tips on acting & directing

Season 1  - Episode 1

In our first episode of Season 1 of the the Black Film Space podcast, we sit down with Adepero Oduye to discuss navigating Hollywood as a black woman and her transition into directing.

Recorded at Comic Strip Live in New York, NY.

Follow Adepero on instagram @crownpeace.

Shannan E. Johnson - Pitching 

Shannan E. Johnson - Pitching

Shannan E. Johnson, former SyFY network executive turned script consultant, discusses how to pitch to a room of executives and handling constructive criticism for your script.

Recorded at Comic Strip Live in New York, NY.

Follow Shannan at awriterforyourwriter.comFacebook and Instagram

Radha Blank - Television Writing

Radha Blank - Television Writing

Radha Blank, a writer for Empire and She's Gotta Have It, details the ins and outs of television writing.

Recorded at Comic Strip Live in New York, NY.

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