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Operating as usual
October 6, 2022
State Theatre - Theatre 3,
Now Showing • Sci-fi punk musical NEPTUNE FROST is an invigorating and empowering direct download to the cerebral cortex and a call to reclaim technology for progressive political ends. Watch the trailer & get tickets at brattlefilm.org/movies/neptune-frost-2/
TODAY 6/20! Be sure to join our 1pm screening of NEPTUNE FROST with special guest - Dr. LaWana Richmond @firyali, Afrofuturist and San Diego Coordinator for BSAMSD.org (Black Speculative Arts Movement).
The African American Art & Culture Complex has one question for you:
WHAT IS THE STATE OF BLACK ARTS IN SAN FRANCISCO?
Calling all San Francisco-based Black and African-descent artists, healers, musicians, creatives, entrepreneurs, writers, dancers, body workers, & even those of you who don’t consider what you do as art. We at the AAACC know that YOUR BLACK EXPRESSION IS ART!
Hosted by San Francisco’s coveted radio personality Damien “D Minor” Minor (@dminorminor), get in on The Get Low! Participate in our radical self care community activation :
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Special appearances by Dr. Amber McZeal (@decolonizingthepsyche) and AAACC Co-Executive Directors Melonie & Melorra Green.
YOU ARE THE ANSWER FOR THE STATE OF BLACK ARTS IN SAN FRANCISCO!
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Many of you have been asking... Get your applications ready. School of the Alternative plans to open its doors in 2022. 👩🏽💼
SotA holds space for radical, communal learning in a world filled with inflexibility. We need this. You need this. Each May in the mountains, we live and work together while attending wild and deeply thoughtful, creative classes.
Since its beautiful opening in 2016, School of the Alternative has been wholly run by volunteers – from art faculty to kitchen staff to Director – equaling nearly 2000 hours of work each session. This has kept tuition accessible and built a community that is both artist-supported and artist-supporting. And SotA is ready for the next phase. Please follow to learn more, and share/invite the tender gems in your life to do the same.
#BlackHorror continues to lead the convo on race in the US. Excited for Redpillmovie2020 the debut #horror feature film directed by Tonya Pinkins premiering Pan African Film & Arts Festival. Watch online from Feb 28 - March 14.
The trailer of my debut horror film starring Kathryne Erbe, Catherine Curtin, Luba Mason, Colby Minifie, jake Oflaherty, Adesola Osakalumi and Ruben Blades. ...
New year new films new filmmakers. Follow Jess Jones debut film about an #Oakland Black women motorcycle group – a generational tradition.
We’re pleased to announce our short documentary film WOMEN WHO RIDE, currently in production and coming soon to Seed&Spark. Our film is an intimate portrait of DVious Wayz MC, Oakland’s first all-female Black motorcycle club.
Mark your calendars for our February 15th launch day and give us a follow here to join us on the filmmaking ride!
4. To execute on any of these strategies, it’s important to first narrowly define your target user. Andy Johns recently shared some great advice about this.
Considering every startup confronts this question at some point, I was surprised by how little has been written about it. Particularly anything actionable. So I decided to do my own digging. I spent the past month personally reaching out to founders, scouring interviews, and tapping the Twitterverse...
“What I’m trying to do with Unlock Her Potential is force America’s gaze,” Chang said. “There is so little mentorship for women of color. When people say that they have mentorship programs for women, I know what that means: it means a white women majority because white is the default in this country.”
Sophia Chang’s career is nothing, if not colorful. The Korean Canadian storyteller, screenwriter and author has a pilot in the works at FX for her original dramedy, tentatively titled “…
N. Bird Runningwater, director of Sundance Institute’s Indigenous Program, cited as "encroachment" and cultural appropriation Martin Scorcese's Killers of the Flower Moon, which is to be based on the David Grann nonfiction book about the 1920s murders of Osage Nation Native Americans and will star Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro.
Toronto: Indigenous Filmmakers Talk Cultural Appropriation, Narrative Sovereignty 2:33 PM PDT 9/10/2020 by Etan Vlessing FACEBOOK TWITTER EMAIL ME Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images "Our history has often been told in a romantic or colonized way or from the colonizers' perspective," 'Jojo Rabbit' producer....
Of the 50 states, California will be hit hardest in terms of absolute losses for creative industries and occupations, followed by New York and Texas. But these are all large states; when we look at the share of losses, the biggest losses occur in smaller states, including Alaska, Nevada, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Hawaii.
This study estimates the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on the creative economy, which is comprised of industries such as film, advertising, and fashion as well as creative occupations such as musicians, artists, performers, and designers.
"As Amy did, I grew up in two cultures, and I wanted to show my personal story. I recreated the little girl I was at that age, and what it was like for me to grow up with the Senegalese culture at home and the Western culture outside." - Filmmaker Maïmouna Doucouré
“Cuties” Filmmaker Maïmouna Doucouré talks about the poster controversy and the global sexualization of our girls
While Paramount did lead in other key representative figures, with 44 percent of their 2019 titles featuring non-white speaking roles, the study found that across the studio's 9 studied releases zero were directed by women. Lionsgate and Warner Bros. also had zero women in the director's chair across their 13 and 12 studied theatrical releases, respectively.
Top Films in 2019 Made Few Gains In On-Screen Representation, Study Finds 7:00 AM PDT 9/9/2020 by Mia Galuppo FACEBOOK TWITTER EMAIL ME Courtesy of Films Of the 1,447 directors, across the 1,300 movies studied by the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, only 13 women of color directors were behind the ca...
Receiving this honor comes at a moment when every community worker in the Tenderloin needs to be more than proud but motivated by our work. We need to shine as we build tomorrow. - Del Seymour, Founder, Code Tenderloin
“The pandemic and shelter-in-place orders of the last few months have put nonprofits – usually hidden in plain sight – in the spotlight,” explains Jan Masaoka, CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits(CalNonprofits). “California Nonprofit of the Year is an opportunity for our elected officials to celebrate the good work they see nonprofits doing in their districts, and for everyone to appreciate the collective impact of nonprofits in our communities.”
For the last five years, legislators from across California have chosen a Nonprofit of the Year in their district. Traditionally, Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on the Nonprofit Sector Assemblywoman Monique Limón (Santa Barbara) and CalNonprofits invited legislators and honorees to a celebratory luncheon on California Nonprofits Day. This year, the June luncheon was canceled in response to the Shelter-in-Place orders, but legislators have moved forward with honoring nonprofits doing great work in their districts.
According to “Causes Count,” a 2019 report commissioned by CalNonprofits, the nonprofit sector is the 4th largest industry in the state, employing more than 1.2 million people. Each year, California nonprofits generate more than $273 billion in revenue and bring in $40 billion in revenue from outside of California. The unpaid labor contributed by volunteers at nonprofits is equivalent to 330,000 full-time jobs every year.
Do you have additional questions, or need some help with this? Christina Dragonetti, Outreach and Communications Director at CalNonprofits, would love to help! Contact her at [email protected] or call 415-926-0668.
Do you have a #film that addresses #urban issues?
We are excited to announce that submissions for our 2021 festival open August 15th. Shorts or feature-length, documentary or narrative, single or episodic - we are open to any
format as long as it fits into our overall program themes:
- Economics/Community Development
For more information go to #filmfreeway. Submit by September 15!
A meditation on CREATIVE STRATEGIES focused on messaging, impact, engagement, audience building, and outreach. A place for thoughtful and authentic voices to connect, collide, and converse. Through words, story and images we build upon or challenge our understandings, making us all wiser as a result. Through thoughtful curation, contextualization, & community -- we STRATEGIZE. We build customizable plans to implement for collaboration with small large , remote, and or mobile teams and application.We created INDIGO IMPACT with a common need to extend ideas, reach and work on imapactful projects. It took bodies and minds within the film industry. It took experience, marketing knowledge, real-time activism, frames of academia, and street smarts to add insights to the constantly changing media landscape. We convened two years ago on an island to brainstorm, deconstruct and reconstruct our vision for supporting autonomous filmmaking. Since those sandy think-tank days, we have committed to lifting up projects by having boots on the ground, creating a feedback/information loop, and morphing ourselves and our abilities to reach higher and higher vibrations.
WHAT WE DO
Grass Roots Campaigns for Art and Media
Social Media Managment
Website + Mobile Optimization
On Location Support for Festivals and Exhibits
AREAS OF INTEREST
Global Women's Issues
Left of Center
Social and Economic equality and equity
Criminal Justice Reform
THE LONG SHADOW
AYITI MON AMOUR
Heist: Who Stole the American Dream
Working on Empty Documentary
A New Color: The Art of Edythe Boone
Carlos Javier Ortiz
You A Nomad
AS of a NOW
INVISIBLE VISITS: Black Middle-Class Women in the American Healthcare System
SF URBAN FILM FESTIVAL
THE GREY AREA
RUTHIE AND CONNIE: Every Room in the House
HEALTHY WORK CAMPAIGN