Black Filmmakers

Prentice Penny announced the launch of “The First Up” program for writers of color at USC. Learn more inside.

Amazon Prime's The Underground Railroad from Academy Award winner Barry Jenkins debuted on the streaming platform May 14. The young actor Chase Dillion, who plays Homer in the series shares how influential the direction of Barry Jenkins has played in his career. 

A group of gifted Black filmmakers unified, dedicating the first day of Women's History Month to a special project, which explores the beautiful relationship Black women have with their hair.

It’s one thing to have Black people in front of the camera, but to be behind the camera is a whole other power. 2018 is making this clear with an impressive lineup of melanated talent. A diverse group of films led by Black directors cover everything from comedy to animated superheroes. Swipe through to find […]

Black heroes come in all forms. Over the last year, the African American community has been inspired by both fictional and non-fictional heroes. Whether on the big screen or behind the scenes, Black Excellence was thriving. Let’s take a look back and recognize some of film and television’s most recent heroes. Also be sure to […]