June 7, 1989 |
Spike Lee and Robert Townsend, two major representatives of the newest wave of make-it-on-your-own black film makers, were honored at the Black Filmmaker Foundation's 10th anniversary gala and tribute at the Majestic Theater in New York. The foundation is the nation's largest distributor of independently produced work by black film makers, with 1,500 members.
August 6, 1993 |
The Scene: Wednesday night's premiere screening of the new TV movie "Strapped," the directorial debut of actor Forest Whitaker. The reception, held outdoors at USC's Norris Theater, was hosted by Home Box Office, the Black Filmmaker Foundation and the USC School of Cinema and Television. "Strapped" airs on HBO on Aug. 21. New in Town: The Black Filmmaker Foundation was founded 15 years ago in New York to support emerging African-American directors and develop audiences for their films.
January 1, 1995 |
Some of them you know. Some you don't. But the following artists, entertainers and executives have one thing in common: We're counting on each to mae a significant impact or difference in their respective fields this year. Sure, there will be thers who make a splash, but after we talked with dozens of people who work in entertainment and the arts, these were the names mentioned most often. You might say that Jim Carrey was a face to watch in '94, and you would be right.
March 26, 1997 |
TELEVISION Lotsa Talking Going On: Comedian Keenen Ivory Wayans is throwing his hat into what could become history's most crowded field of African American late-night talk-show hosts. Wayans, who rose to fame in Fox's "In Living Color" before moving on to movies, including "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka" and "A Low Down Dirty Shame," will produce and star in a five-day-a-week syndicated late-night series for Disney's Buena Vista Television, planned to premiere in August.