February 7, 2012

The Tested.  Playing at BAM on Sunday, February 19th at 2:00 pm.  Purchase your tickets here: bam.org/actnow 

February 4, 2012

New Voices in Black Cinema Fest: love jones week

love jones screens on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 6:50pm at BAM Rose Cinemas in Brooklyn, followed by a Q&A with director Theodore Witcher, moderated by Warrington Hudlin. Find tickets here.

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February 3, 2012
New Voices in Black Cinema Fest: love jones week
love jones screens on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 6:50pm at BAM Rose Cinemas in Brooklyn, followed by a Q&A with director Theodore Witcher, moderated by Warrington Hudlin. Find tickets here.

New Voices in Black Cinema Fest: love jones week

love jones screens on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 6:50pm at BAM Rose Cinemas in Brooklyn, followed by a Q&A with director Theodore Witcher, moderated by Warrington Hudlin. Find tickets here.

(Source: prtyazmikethegentleman)

January 24, 2012
Center Stage: DEFORCE

The present state of the American economy, housing market and unemployment rate make Deforce a hard-hitting and relevant documentary.  Its detailing of Detroit’s collapse is chilling just as it is cogent.  It will leave you ruminating on the hope of your future.

There are many divided cities in these United States of America.Divided by geography, divided by economics, and divided by a political history that most are afraid to acknowledge.

It is not easy to explain to children why the US government once subsidized housing on the basis of race.  It is not easy to explain why this country locks up so many people. Or why sentences for non-violent drug offenders would ever exceed those of violent criminals. 

More difficult than explaining these issues to our children - or ourselves - is confronting the ugly fact that our country has neverresolved these problems. DEFORCE is a chronicle of one city’s long struggle with political oppression.  

Once the engine of America, Detroit remains a proud city - rich with local triumphs and individual achievements, but known best for its overwhelming quality of life challenges.  This film reveals that these present challenges are indeed forged of the past. If nothing changes in our cities, they will shape this country’s future in ways that benefit no one.

Daniel Falconer

Daniel Falconer Born in Detroit, raised in Oakland County’s working class, Daniel Falconer studied film at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Having crewed and served as Contributing Writer on several independent films, Daniel made his directorial debut with the short, On My Own (2009) which he also wrote, edited, and co-produced. In addition to producing & directing DEFORCE, Daniel oversaw the production’s research and script development. DEFORCE is his first feature-length effort, and first venture into non-fiction.

http://www.deforcemovie.com

Screening Time: Friday, February 17th @ 4:30pm

For more information visit www.Actnowproduction.org

January 24, 2012

DEFORCE trailer.  Playing at Bam Rose Cinemas on Friday February 17th at 4:30pm.


November 13, 2011
ActNow Artist Spotlight
Part of ActNow Foundation’s mission is to help develop, support, and promote artists of color who are actively pursuing their artistic goals. We have the privilege of meeting, working with, and cultivating strong relationships with directors, actors, and writers throughout New York, the United States and across the globe.
A new generation of determined and innovative artists are making their voices heard, their faces seen, and turning their visions into productions that will influence generations to come. These artists will challenge and inspire those coming after them while honoring those that came before.
We would like to acknowledge individuals who have chosen to fulfill their purpose by boldly daring to live their dreams.
Beginning this November, ActNow will launch On The Move, periodically highlighting an artist of color in our newsletter and outreach. Any writer, director, or actor in theater or film is free to submit.  This is a great opportunity for artists to gain exposure, promote upcoming projects, and be a part of ActNow’s growing legacy.  Our newsletter reaches over 3,000 members and counting. Submit your profile TODAY!
Artists must be actively pursuing (theater/film) careers in the following areas: directing, acting, or writing.
All submissions must include the following:
Artist Photo
Bio
Upcoming Projects
Quote
Short Interview (answer the questions below)
•      Who inspires your work?
•      What is one of the most embarrassing moment you have had in your craft?
•      As an artist, what do you want to be remembered for?
Send all submissions to: kehinde@actnowproduction.org
Thank you!

ActNow Artist Spotlight

Part of ActNow Foundation’s mission is to help develop, support, and promote artists of color who are actively pursuing their artistic goals. We have the privilege of meeting, working with, and cultivating strong relationships with directors, actors, and writers throughout New York, the United States and across the globe.

A new generation of determined and innovative artists are making their voices heard, their faces seen, and turning their visions into productions that will influence generations to come. These artists will challenge and inspire those coming after them while honoring those that came before.

We would like to acknowledge individuals who have chosen to fulfill their purpose by boldly daring to live their dreams.

Beginning this November, ActNow will launch On The Move, periodically highlighting an artist of color in our newsletter and outreach. Any writer, director, or actor in theater or film is free to submit.  This is a great opportunity for artists to gain exposure, promote upcoming projects, and be a part of ActNow’s growing legacy.  Our newsletter reaches over 3,000 members and counting. Submit your profile TODAY!

Artists must be actively pursuing (theater/film) careers in the following areas: directing, acting, or writing.

All submissions must include the following:

  1. Artist Photo
  2. Bio
  3. Upcoming Projects
  4. Quote
  5. Short Interview (answer the questions below)

•      Who inspires your work?

•      What is one of the most embarrassing moment you have had in your craft?

•      As an artist, what do you want to be remembered for?

Send all submissions to: kehinde@actnowproduction.org

Thank you!

November 13, 2011
Remember that amazing black film festival that happened at BAM last February? Well, it’s returning in 2012! And we’re accepting submissions! Click HERE to go to our website for more information and a chance to see your work on the big screen.

Remember that amazing black film festival that happened at BAM last February? Well, it’s returning in 2012! And we’re accepting submissions! Click HERE to go to our website for more information and a chance to see your work on the big screen.

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