Firelight Media

Firelight Media We Make Docs: HBCU RISING; FREEDOM RIDERS; THE BLACK PANTHERS; FREEDOM SUMMER | We Develop/Fund Filmmakers telling stories that are that are underrepresented in the mainstream media.
From the “Freedom Riders" to "Emmett Till" to the "American Indian Movement" to "The Black Panthers," we at Firelight are engaged in telling stories about pivotal events, movements, and people in American history. For us, media can transform passive viewers into active citizens. Through film broadcasts, community engagement campaigns, multi-platform applications and our flagship mentoring program—The Documentary Lab, Firelight Films and its non-profit sister group, Firelight Media, are dedicated to harnessing the power of story-driven media as tools for education and action. Firelight Media was founded in 1998 as an independent non-profit production company and has been best known for producing high-quality powerful productions for PBS and its dynamic educational outreach campaigns. However, in 2008, Firelight Media expanded its work to include developing and supporting the next generation of filmmakers. Due to this expansion, Firelight productions spearheaded by Stanley Nelson are now done under a new for-profit entity called Firelight Films.
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Stanley Nelson, an Emmy-winning MacArthur “genius” Fellow, is co-founder and Executive Director of Firelight Media, which provides technical education and professional support to emerging documentarians; and co-founder of the for-profit documentary production company, Firelight Films. His latest films include "Freedom Riders", scheduled to air on PBS' "American Experience" in May 2011 and "Wounded Knee", which is part of the landmark series on Native Americans We Shall Remain, which aired on PBS in May 2009. Both films premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010 and 2009 respectively. Nelson’s oeuvre spans the range of documentary forms. "Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple" previewed in April 2006 at the Tribeca and San Francisco Film Festivals to sold-out audiences and won awards at both festivals. "Jonestown" was subsequently shortlisted for the Academy Awards and won the International Documentary Association Award for its use of archival footage. The 2005 film, "Sweet Honey in the Rock: Raise Your Voice" documented one of our country’s most vibrant and progressive music ensembles and premiered on American Masters, the multi-award winning PBS series. Nelson’s 2004 "A Place of Our Own", a semi-autobiographical look at the African American middle class, was shown at the Sundance Film Festival documentary competition and in national broadcast on PBS’ acclaimed series Independent Lens. His 2003 film, "The Murder of Emmett Till", was broadcast nationally on PBS’ American Experience to rave reviews, and Nelson went on to win the Primetime Emmy for Best Directing, nonfiction; the Special Jury Prize at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival; a coveted award from the International Documentary Association; and the highest honor in broadcast journalism, the George Foster Peabody award, among many others. His 2001 film,"Running: the Campaign for City Council, highlighted the impact of campaign finance reform on local elections in New York City and was honored with the Henry Hampton award from the Council on Foundations and a CINE Golden Eagle. With five films in competition at Sundance in ten years and multiple industry awards to his credit, Nelson is acknowledged as one of the premier documentary filmmakers working today. In 2004, he received the CINE Leadership Award for his body of work, and his films have individually won nearly every award in film and broadcasting. His 2002 film "Marcus Garvey: Look for Me in the Whirlwind" was named best production of the year by the Black Filmmakers’ Hall of Fame and the Black International Cinema Festival in Berlin; his 1999 film, "The Black Press: Soldiers without Swords", won a duPont-Columbia Silver Baton and the Sundance Film Festival’s Freedom of Expression award, was named Best Documentary at the San Francisco Film Festival, and won an Emmy nomination. "Two Dollars and a Dream: The Story of Madame C. J. Walker and A’lelia Walker" was named Best Film of the Decade by the Black Filmmaker Foundation. Nelson’s work has also received broad recognition outside the film and television community. In 2004, he received the Educational Video Center’s Excellence in Community Service award and was honored by New York Lawyers in the Public Interest. His film "Beyond Brown: Pursuing the Promise" has served as a centerpiece for reflection on the 50th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education by such organizations as the NAACP, the National Baptist Convention, and the Children’s Defense Fund since airing nationally on PBS in May 2004. Nelson cites as one of his greatest achievements the impact of his film "The Murder of Emmett Till" in the reopening of the investigation of the 1955 murder of a 14-year-old Black boy for whistling at a white woman. In its announcement of this historic move, the U.S. Justice Department cited the presence of witnesses unearthed in the film as the major factor in their decision. The massive card and letter-writing campaign engineered by Nelson’s production company undoubtedly made a difference as well. In recent years, Nelson has also served as Executive Producer on a number of award winning films including," HIP HOP: Beyond Beats and Rhymes"," Faubourg Treme – The Untold Story of Black New Orleans", and "Faces of Change". Nelson’s other award-winning, independently produced films include "Methadone: Curse or Cure"; "Free Within Ourselves", a profile of four contemporary African American artists; and "Puerto Rico: Our Right to Decide". His credits as a television producer include "What Can We Do About Violence?", a Bill Moyers program; "Listening To America" with Bill Moyers; and Michael Moore’s "TV Nation". Nelson was a Senior Consultant to the award-winning HBO program, "On the Record" with Bob Costas. Nelson holds a B.F.A. in film from the City College of New York. He was a fellow at the American Film Institute and a Revson Fellow at Columbia University, served on the Fulbright media fellowship committee, and was a Regents’ Lecturer at the University of California. He has taught film at Howard University and the Graduate School of Journalism’s Documentary Program at University of California Berkeley. He served as the Belle Zeller Visiting Professor in Public Policy at Brooklyn College and has trained broadcast journalists in Rwanda. Nelson is a frequent speaker on new media and the “digital future” for filmmakers of color. He is a regular lecturer at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s National Producers Academy. Nelson served as a juror for the documentary competitions of the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival, the 2002 Sundance Film Festival, the 2002 Independent Feature Project, and the National Endowment for the Humanities media panel.

In 1998, Firelight Media was co-founded by director/producer Stanley Nelson, an Emmy-winning MacArthur “genius” Fellow, and Marcia Smith, an award-winning writer and visionary, who has worked extensively in philanthropy, government, arts and politics. During its first ten years, Firelight Media operated as a non-profit production company dedicated to developing social-issue films that aired nationally on PBS. Firelight won numerous awards and enjoyed great critical acclaim, with five films in the documentary competition at the Sundance Film Festival in ten years, two of which won awards (The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords won the Freedom of Expression Award in 1999; The Murder of Emmett Till won the Special Jury Prize in 2003). Firelight’s films won every major industry award, including a du-Pont Columbia Silver Baton, a Peabody, the International Documentary Association, and numerous festival awards. In addition to a focus on excellence in filmmaking, Firelight has a long history and ongoing commitment to the development and implementation of targeted outreach efforts related to its films. Firelight developed outreach campaigns around a number of past titles, including The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords (1999), Running: The Campaign for City Council (2001), The Murder of Emmett Till (2003) and Beyond Brown: Pursuing the Promise (2004). Beyond Brown served as a centerpiece for reflection on the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education by such organizations as the NAACP, the National Baptist Convention, and the Children’s Defense Fund since airing nationally on PBS in May 2004. Firelight’s crowning achievement is the massive card and letter-writing campaign for The Murder of Emmett Till that contributed to the recent reopening of the murder investigation. In its announcement of this historic move, the U.S. Justice Department cited the presence of witnesses unearthed in the film as a major factor in their decision. In 2008, based on tremendous success, Firelight expanded. Firelight Media shifted its focus to provide technical education and professional support to emerging documentarians, and Firelight Films, a new for-profit entity dedicated solely to producing Stanley Nelson’s films, was launched.

NPR talks to our #DocLab alum Adele Phan on "How Vietnamese Americans Took Over The Nails Business: A Documentary"Nailed...
05/20/2019

NPR talks to our #DocLab alum Adele Phan on "How Vietnamese Americans Took Over The Nails Business: A Documentary"

Nailed It is now streaming on the World Channel site and America Reframed on the PBS app until 6/7.

https://buff.ly/2YDxEyo

Join #FilmsByFirelight at The Schomburg on June 4th at 6PM, for a reception & screening of THE NEW BLACK.The New Black t...
05/15/2019

Join #FilmsByFirelight at The Schomburg on June 4th at 6PM, for a reception & screening of THE NEW BLACK.

The New Black takes viewers into the pews and onto the streets and provides a seat at the kitchen table as it tells the story of the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland and charts the evolution of this divisive issue within the black community.

FREE RSVP:
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05/15/2019

MONTCLAIR LOCAL:
In “Birth of the Cool,” Nelson uses many of Miles Davis’ own insights about music and himself abound in the documentary, some taken from his 1990 autobiography, “Miles: The Autobiography.” #MilesDavisMovie

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University of Delaware's, The Review: “Birth of the Cool” was a passion project of Nelson’s, taking over two years...
05/14/2019
Movie Review: Stanley Nelson’s “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool” reintroduces the musician to audiences – The Review

University of Delaware's, The Review: “Birth of the Cool” was a passion project of Nelson’s, taking over two years to film, edit and release. Watching the finished product, it was evident that the film’s creation was an intense labor of love and accomplished its goal of painting a thorough and insightful portrait of Miles Davis’ life." #MilesDavisMovie

FULL REVIEW

What was so commendable about “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool” was its ability to look behind the veneer of Davis’ cult of personality and delve past the mythology to get to the heart of the man.

June 4th we're screening THE NEW BLACK, for the next installment of #FilmsByFirelight in celebration of #Stonewall50. Th...
05/14/2019

June 4th we're screening THE NEW BLACK, for the next installment of #FilmsByFirelight in celebration of #Stonewall50. The film tells the story of how an African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights.

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Our #DocLab fellow, Adele Free Pham’s new documentary, NAILED IT is now streaming on the WORLD Channel website and the...
05/11/2019
Nailed It

Our #DocLab fellow, Adele Free Pham’s new documentary, NAILED IT is now streaming on the WORLD Channel website and the PBS app until July 6, 2019. Don't miss it!

Meet the people behind the booming, and sometimes controversial, nail salon industry.

Are you an emerging #filmmaker of color, working on your 1st or 2nd feature documentary?! Whether it's historical, inves...
05/11/2019

Are you an emerging #filmmaker of color, working on your 1st or 2nd feature documentary?! Whether it's historical, investigative, personal, verité, or experimental - we're looking for the next wave of artful and innovative non-fiction storytellers. #ChangingTheStory

APPLY TODAY!
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Firelight's #DocumentaryLab alum Bao Nguyen's project We Gon Be Alright, exposes the larger issues of racial resegregati...
05/10/2019
‘We Gon’ Be Alright’ Trailer: Docuseries Spotlights Racial Resegregation In The U.S.

Firelight's #DocumentaryLab alum Bao Nguyen's project We Gon Be Alright, exposes the larger issues of racial resegregation in the US and dives deep into how this can be fixed. The series premieres TONIGHT at #LAAPFF2019 and on Indie Lens Storycast on May 14.

EXCLUSIVE: The world is divided and people aren’t seeing eye to eye on a lot of things. Let’s face it: things have been better. Even so, the new docuseries We Gon’ Be Alright exam…

Tonight, MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL premieres at the Maryland Film Festival. Stanley Nelson speaks with The Fog of T...
05/10/2019

Tonight, MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL premieres at the Maryland Film Festival. Stanley Nelson speaks with The Fog of Truth podcast about #MilesDavisMovie

https://buff.ly/2LypHZE

New Jersey don't miss out on this week's screening of MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL at the Montclair Film Festival. #Mi...
05/09/2019

New Jersey don't miss out on this week's screening of MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL at the Montclair Film Festival. #MilesDavisMovie

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https://buff.ly/2U1F80l

Vancouver Weekly curates "Essential Tips For Your First Documentary From DOXA Filmmakers" - Award-winning director Stanl...
05/09/2019

Vancouver Weekly curates "Essential Tips For Your First Documentary From DOXA Filmmakers" - Award-winning director Stanley Nelson gives tips on getting your first film finished. #ChangingTheStory

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Firelight Media's Documentary Lab Is Looking for Diverse Stories - ColorlinesThe Documentary Lab is an 18-month fellowsh...
05/09/2019
Firelight Media's Documentary Lab Is Looking for Diverse Stories | Colorlines

Firelight Media's Documentary Lab Is Looking for Diverse Stories - Colorlines
The Documentary Lab is an 18-month fellowship that provides one-on-one mentoring, networking resources and financial support for up-and-coming filmmakers of color. #ChangingTheStory

The Documentary Lab is an 18-month fellowship that provides one-on-one mentoring, networking resources and financial support for up-and-coming filmmakers of color.

#MilesDavisMovie is now international! IndieLisboa Int'l Film Festival will be screening MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL ...
05/08/2019

#MilesDavisMovie is now international! IndieLisboa Int'l Film Festival will be screening MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL this Sunday, May 12th in Lisbon, Portugal.

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https://buff.ly/2U1F80l

Walter Isaacson sits down with director Stanley Nelson to discuss, “Boss: The Black Experience in Business” on the c...
05/08/2019

Walter Isaacson sits down with director Stanley Nelson to discuss, “Boss: The Black Experience in Business” on the challenges faced by African-American business owners from the civil war to the present day. #BossPBS

https://buff.ly/2VQTPTU

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool — A Complicated Man Chased by Demons — A Brilliant Look at His Life by LA Sentinel, "...
05/08/2019

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool — A Complicated Man Chased by Demons — A Brilliant Look at His Life by LA Sentinel, "... a very rich and exhilarating look into a man who courted tragedy."

https://buff.ly/2VPLBvd

Last night, Stanley Nelson and team attended The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Screening of "Miles Davis: Bi...
05/07/2019

Last night, Stanley Nelson and team attended The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Screening of "Miles Davis: Birth of The Cool" at Roxy Hotel. Attendees included members, ReelWorks and Boys and Girls Club in Harlem. #MilesDavisMovie
(Photo Credit - Getty Images for The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences)

05/06/2019
Out of State Teaser

Follow the journeys of two native Hawaiians ending their prison terms thousands of miles away from their home state. #OutOfStateFilmPBS - TONIGHT at 10PM / 9PM Central ***Check your local listings on @PBS.

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Don't miss our #DocLab fellow, Ciara Lacy's film OUT OF STATE today on #IndieLensPBS.
Coming home is often a sign of relief, but for these men serving sentences thousands of miles away from Hawai’i, it is something they’re not sure they can survive.
Shipped to a private prison in the Arizona desert, can these native Hawaiians survive after incarceration and are they prepared to come back home?
#OutOfStateFilmPBS on @PBS.

Shipped thousands of miles away from the tropical islands of Hawaii to a private prison in the Arizona desert, two native Hawaiians discover their indigenous traditions…

We're looking for the next wave of talent for our #DocumentaryLabFor 18-months, Documentary Lab nurtures an inclusive ne...
05/06/2019

We're looking for the next wave of talent for our #DocumentaryLab
For 18-months, Documentary Lab nurtures an inclusive network of talented, unique filmmakers of color to receive ongoing support on their documentary project from conception to completion.

APPLY TODAY!
https://buff.ly/2FwaCPW

JUST ANNOUNCED!Firelight's #DocumentaryLab is now taking submissions for 10th annual Documentary Lab. The 18-month fello...
05/06/2019
Firelight Media Documentary Lab Announces Open Call For 2019 Submissions From Underrepresented Communities

JUST ANNOUNCED!
Firelight's #DocumentaryLab is now taking submissions for 10th annual Documentary Lab. The 18-month fellowship supports filmmakers of color with mentorship, funding, professional development workshops and networking opportunities.

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EXCLUSIVE: Firelight Media has begun taking submissions for 10th annual Documentary Lab. Launched in 2009 by Firelight co-founder Stanley Nelson, it’s an 18-month fellowship supporting filmma…

TODAY, join FIRELIGHT at #LAAPFF2019! #ChangingTheStoryA WOMEN'S WORK by #DocumentaryLab alum Yu GuSUN, MAY 5 at 2:30PMD...
05/05/2019

TODAY, join FIRELIGHT at #LAAPFF2019! #ChangingTheStory

A WOMEN'S WORK by #DocumentaryLab alum Yu Gu
SUN, MAY 5 at 2:30PM
Downtown Independent

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https://buff.ly/2UTqsM5

Stanley Nelson on his new Miles Davis doc and the jazz musician's complicated legacy, sits down with CBC radio to discus...
05/04/2019

Stanley Nelson on his new Miles Davis doc and the jazz musician's complicated legacy, sits down with CBC radio to discuss MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL. #MilesDavisMovie

https://buff.ly/2H1qBcR

TONIGHT, join FIRELIGHT at #LAAPFF2019! #ChangingTheStoryJADDOLAND by #DocumentaryLab alum Nadia ShihabSAT, MAY 4 at 6:3...
05/04/2019

TONIGHT, join FIRELIGHT at #LAAPFF2019! #ChangingTheStory

JADDOLAND by #DocumentaryLab alum Nadia Shihab
SAT, MAY 4 at 6:30PM
Downtown Independent

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https://buff.ly/2UTqcwB

Trace the History of African American Entrepreneurs with Stanley Nelson's newest film BOSS: THE BLACK EXPERIENCE IN BUSI...
05/04/2019
Tracing the History of African American Entrepreneurs

Trace the History of African American Entrepreneurs with Stanley Nelson's newest film BOSS: THE BLACK EXPERIENCE IN BUSINESS. News1 NY sat down with the director to shed light on the innovation, determination, and success of the entrepreneurs. #BossPBS
WATCH NOW:

Filmmaker Stanley Nelson sits down with Errol Louis.

Congrats to two of our Impact Producer Lab Fellows for being part of the 2019 LA Asian Pacific Film Festival Awards Jury...
05/03/2019

Congrats to two of our Impact Producer Lab Fellows for being part of the 2019 LA Asian Pacific Film Festival Awards Jury. #ChangingTheStory

Set Hernandez Rongkilyo - NORTH AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION
Ben-Alex Dupris - INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION
https://buff.ly/2ZR1CjN

TONIGHT, join FIRELIGHT at #LAAPFF2019! #ChangingTheStoryMADE IN TEXAS reception, co-hosted by FirelightFRI, MAY 3 at 5P...
05/03/2019

TONIGHT, join FIRELIGHT at #LAAPFF2019! #ChangingTheStory

MADE IN TEXAS reception, co-hosted by Firelight
FRI, MAY 3 at 5PM
Senor Fish DTLA
https://buff.ly/2IOOsP7

SEADRIFT by #DocumentaryLab fellow Tim Tsai
FRI, MAY 3 at 7PM
Downtown Independent
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https://buff.ly/2Y0w0GB

Saturday, May 4  at 2PM / Aratani Central Hall @ JANMJoin Firelight's Impact Producer Fellow, Set Hernandez Rongkilyo as...
05/03/2019
C3: Impactful Moments that Shape Us

Saturday, May 4 at 2PM / Aratani Central Hall @ JANM
Join Firelight's Impact Producer Fellow, Set Hernandez Rongkilyo as he moderates
C3: Impactful Moments that Shape Us

Panelists include our #DocLab fellows:
Yu Gu - A WOMEN'S WORK
Nadia Shihab - JADDOLAND
Tim Tsai - SEADRIFT

REGISTER HERE:

Industry leading filmmakers discuss the moments that are often overlooked that shape who we are and why capturing these moments on film are significant to the future of storytelling.

Firelight is proud to be a community party for the 35th @VCFilmFestival 2019 taking place THIS WEEKEND. Get Tickets at h...
05/02/2019

Firelight is proud to be a community party for the 35th @VCFilmFestival 2019 taking place THIS WEEKEND. Get Tickets at https://buff.ly/2GvBnYy #LAAPFF2019 #VCMedia #ChangingTheStory

SEADRIFT
Downtown Independent
Fri May 3 - 7:00P

JADDOLAND
Tateuchi Democracy Forum @ JANM
Sat May 4 - 6:30P

A WOMAN'S WORK
Downtown Independent
Sun May 5 - 2:30P

Documentary filmmakers! The @SFFILM Vulcan Productions Environmental Fellowship is accepting applications! Learn more an...
05/02/2019

Documentary filmmakers! The @SFFILM Vulcan Productions Environmental Fellowship is accepting applications! Learn more and apply here: https://buff.ly/2vvT8AC
#SFFILM #SFFILMMakers #vulcanproductions

Add BOSS: THE BLACK EXPERIENCE IN BUSINESS to your film catalogue by purchasing the DVD today! Be sure to leave a commen...
05/01/2019

Add BOSS: THE BLACK EXPERIENCE IN BUSINESS to your film catalogue by purchasing the DVD today! Be sure to leave a comment and let us know your thoughts on the film. #BossPBS

ORDER HERE:
https://buff.ly/2J8yiiK

Today is the 44th anniversary of the fall of Saigon. Our #DocLab fellow Adele Pham reflects, "...we are more than war—...
05/01/2019

Today is the 44th anniversary of the fall of Saigon. Our #DocLab fellow Adele Pham reflects, "...we are more than war—more than nails..."
Just 1 week until the national premiere of NAILED IT! Uncover the real history of the Vietnamese nail salon May 7 @ 8/7c on WORLD Channel/PBS

For #InternationalJazzDay, We are excited to announce the international premiere of MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL, will...
04/30/2019

For #InternationalJazzDay, We are excited to announce the international premiere of MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL, will take place at this year's #HotDocs in Toronto. Stanley Nelson and Miles Davis' family will be attending. Don't miss it! #MilesDavisMovie

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From Lena Waithe to Lin-Manuel Miranda: 50 Agents of Change Empowering Diverse Voices in Hollywood
04/30/2019
From Lena Waithe to Lin-Manuel Miranda: 50 Agents of Change Empowering Diverse Voices in Hollywood

From Lena Waithe to Lin-Manuel Miranda: 50 Agents of Change Empowering Diverse Voices in Hollywood

Meet the creative and business forces — including Kenya Barris, Laverne Cox, Jon M. Chu and Norman Lear — who are shifting the industry's landscape to drive opportunities onscreen and off for fresh talents and leaders: "I want to do things that break what I expect Hollywood to do."

Reflecting on the impact of our newest film, BOSS: The Black Experience in Business. Last week, our partners at WYES New...
04/30/2019

Reflecting on the impact of our newest film, BOSS: The Black Experience in Business. Last week, our partners at WYES New Orleans hosted a special screening for the young men of St. Augustine High School (New Orleans).

The students left inspired and had a chance to hear from formers students on the importance of entrepreneurship and Black Business. #BossPBS

You will be moved and enlightened. Today at WYES New Orleans students from St. Augustine High School previewed #BossTheBlackExperienceInBusiness 💼 TONIGHT at 7pm #WYES #Channel12 viewers can watch the history of black businesses and entrepreneurship in America. The #documentary will inspire future generations to strive towards entrepreneurial excellence. Directed and produced by the wonderful folks at Firelight Media 🔥 #PurplePride #RiseSons #PBS #Business #Entrepreneurship #BlackBusiness #EducationFirst #BossPBS

Don’t miss our #DocLab fellows with films screening at @VCFilmFestival in Los Angeles!SEADRIFTFri May 37:00 pmJADDOLAN...
04/30/2019
2019 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Don’t miss our #DocLab fellows with films screening at @VCFilmFestival in Los Angeles!
SEADRIFT
Fri May 3
7:00 pm

JADDOLAND
Sat May 4
6:30 pm

A WOMAN'S WORK
Sun May 5
2:30 pm
Go to https://buff.ly/2GvBnYy for showtimes and tickets. #LAAPFF2019 #VCmedia

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Our friends at SDF are proud to announce the annual launch of their Research and Development & Production grants specifi...
04/30/2019

Our friends at SDF are proud to announce the annual launch of their Research and Development & Production grants specifically designed to #FundSouthernFilms. See https://buff.ly/2GHcUxc for the application instructions and eligibility requirements.

Don't miss our #DocLab fellow, Ciara Lacy's project #OutOfStateFilmPBS - Monday, May 6 on @PBS. Shipped 1000s of miles a...
04/29/2019

Don't miss our #DocLab fellow, Ciara Lacy's project #OutOfStateFilmPBS - Monday, May 6 on @PBS. Shipped 1000s of miles away to a private prison in the Arizona desert, can these native Hawaiians survive fitting back in to society?

Coming home is often a sign of relief, but for these men serving sentences thousands of miles away from Hawai’i, it is something they’re not sure they can survive.

https://buff.ly/2GT2D3l

Join #FilmsByFirelight on May 3rd at Maysles Cinema for a reception & special screening of Assia Boundaoui's film, The F...
04/29/2019

Join #FilmsByFirelight on May 3rd at Maysles Cinema for a reception & special screening of Assia Boundaoui's film, The Feeling of Being Watched. The film follows Assia as she pieces together a secret FBI operation, while grappling with the effects of a lifetime of surveillance on herself and her family.
FREE RSVP:
https://buff.ly/2V3b4kr

¡Muchas gracias a todos los que fueron parte de Groundwork PR ¡ A very special thanks to the amazing #FireLit group of...
04/29/2019

¡Muchas gracias a todos los que fueron parte de Groundwork PR ¡ A very special thanks to the amazing #FireLit group of Puerto Rican filmmakers & activists who participated in the Groundwork workshop and to our local partners for the collaborative support: AdocPR, Sistema 1TV, @uagm_sf, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico - MACPR – We couldn't have done it without you all!

"...this film really captures the long historical trajectory of communities using business as not only a means of wealth...
04/28/2019

"...this film really captures the long historical trajectory of communities using business as not only a means of wealth production, but in order to articulate themselves as citizens." Georgetown professor Marcia Chatelain discusses 'BOSS: The Black Experience in Business’ for On TV Today with Jay Bobbin during this year's TCA.

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https://buff.ly/2GDqCDE

Excited that our #DocumentaryLab alum Yu Gu's film, A WOMAN’S WORK: The NFL’s Cheerleader Problem, is making waves a...
04/28/2019

Excited that our #DocumentaryLab alum Yu Gu's film, A WOMAN’S WORK: The NFL’s Cheerleader Problem, is making waves at 2019’s Tribeca Film Festival, in New York City.
Don't miss it! #ChangingTheStory

https://buff.ly/2UEn3AI

[VIDEO] BET Breaks: "Boss" Doc Highlights Black EntrepreneursBET Digital highlights "Boss: The Black Experience in Busin...
04/27/2019

[VIDEO] BET Breaks: "Boss" Doc Highlights Black Entrepreneurs
BET Digital highlights "Boss: The Black Experience in Business," tracing the lives of African-American entrepreneurs over 150 years and shining a light on their resilience and resistance. Streaming on PBS now! #BossPBS
https://buff.ly/2vl7ggc

In 2015, Stanley Nelson received the Hamptons Doc Fest’s Career Achievement Award. This year don't miss his film MILES...
04/27/2019

In 2015, Stanley Nelson received the Hamptons Doc Fest’s Career Achievement Award. This year don't miss his film MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL at the festival. #MilesDavisMovie

Sun, 4/28, 4:00pm,
Q&A with Ed German, host of The Urban Jazz Experience on WPPB.

https://buff.ly/2Pr7uLC

“African Americans have a long history in business and they fought through unbelievable odds to be successful,” said...
04/27/2019

“African Americans have a long history in business and they fought through unbelievable odds to be successful,” said award-winning documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson during the screening of the film at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington. #BossPBS
https://buff.ly/2ZwwKoB

Thank you Black Girl Nerds for the thoughtful review! #BossPBS"Boss is not just a film highlighting successful Black ent...
04/26/2019

Thank you Black Girl Nerds for the thoughtful review! #BossPBS

"Boss is not just a film highlighting successful Black entrepreneurs. It’s history that many of us may or may not know about due to the lack of information in our school history books. From slavery to the twenty-first century and Silicon Valley, the documentary traces back to more than 150 years of Black people being savvy business people. For example, it is noted in the documentary that in 1900, there were 20,000 Black-owned businesses across the United States."

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https://buff.ly/2GuXbSR

"...what Nelson unveils in Boss is that the roots of Black business in America are literally embedded in the country's s...
04/26/2019

"...what Nelson unveils in Boss is that the roots of Black business in America are literally embedded in the country's soil and history," Shadow and Act's Aramide Tinubu reviews our newest film BOSS: THE BLACK EXPERIENCE IN BUSINESS. #BossPBS

"What stands out most in Boss: The Black Experience in Business is Nelson's assessment of the perceived downfall of the Black business. Using historians like Mark Anthony Neal and Marcia Chatelain, Boss seeks to examine everything that Black businesses have come up against."

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https://buff.ly/2J0EzNF

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