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BLACK FILM SPACE PODCAST


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.

Follow Hans on Instagram.


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. 

Follow Zandashe on Instagram


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.

Follow Angela at twitter.com/angelanissel


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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