African American Screenwriters Now

Contains interviews with such talents as Charles Burnett, Carol Munday Lawrence, Julie Dash, Robert Townsend, Laurence Andries, Tim Reid, Yvette Lee-Bowser, and Carl Franklin

Author: Erich Leon Harris


ISBN: UOM:39015036070913

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 277

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Contains interviews with such talents as Charles Burnett, Carol Munday Lawrence, Julie Dash, Robert Townsend, Laurence Andries, Tim Reid, Yvette Lee-Bowser, and Carl Franklin

Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema

Presenting Oprah Winfrey, Her Films and African American Literature. ... African American Screen Writers Now: Conversations with Hollywood's Black Pack.

Author: S. Torriano Berry

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442247024

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 566

View: 564


This second edition of Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about African American cinema.

Projecting Ethnicity and Race

An Annotated Bibliography of Studies on Imagery in American Film Marsha ... African-American Screenwriters Now: Conversations with Hollywood's Black Pack.

Author: Marsha J. Hamilton

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313317410

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 294

View: 494


Reviews nearly 500 English language studies published between 1915 and 2001 that examine the depiction of ethnic, racial, and national groups as portrayed in U.S. feature films from the inception of cinema through the present.

Encyclopedia of African American Popular Culture 4 volumes

See also: Film and Filmmakers Further Reading Harris, Erich Leon. 1996. African American Screen Writers Now: Conversations with Hollywood's Black Pack.

Author: Jessie Carney Smith

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313357978

Category: Social Science

Page: 1733

View: 933


This four-volume encyclopedia contains compelling and comprehensive information on African American popular culture that will be valuable to high school students and undergraduates, college instructors, researchers, and general readers. • Contains writings from 100 contributing authors, all identified in a separate listing • Includes a chronology placing pivotal events—such as the beginning of black baseball, the modern Civil Rights Movement, and the Harlem Renaissance—in historical context • Depicts key places, events, and people through photographs as well as words • Provides a list of black radio programs and movies

The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry

24 • Blaney-Spooner Feature Film Company prominent black filmmakers and ... African-American Screenwriters Now: Conversations with Hollywood's Black Pack.

Author: Anthony Slide

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135925543

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry is a completely revised and updated edition of Anthony Slide's The American Film Industry, originally published in 1986 and recipient of the American Library Association's Outstanding Reference Book award for that year. More than 200 new entries have been added, and all original entries have been updated; each entry is followed by a short bibliography. As its predecessor, the new dictionary is unique in that it is not a who's who of the industry, but rather a what's what: a dictionary of producing and releasing companies, technical innovations, industry terms, studios, genres, color systems, institutions and organizations, etc. More than 800 entries include everything from "Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences" to "Zoom Lens", from "Astoria Studios" to "Zoetrope". Outstanding Reference Source - American Library Association

Reel Black Talk

A Sourcebook of 50 American Filmmakers Spencer Moon, Linda Allen ... African American Screen Writers Now: Conversations with Hollywood's Black Pack.

Author: Spencer Moon

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313298300

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 396

View: 318


The first book by an African American on contemporary African American filmmakers; here directors and producers speak for themselves and pose challenges to current thinking in the field.

Black Lenses Black Voices

Black Lenses, Black Voices is a provocative look at films directed and written--and sometimes produced--by African Americans, as well as black-oriented films whose directors and or screenwriters are not black.

Author: Mark A. Reid

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 0742526410

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 136

View: 971


Black Lenses, Black Voices is a provocative look at films directed and written--and sometimes produced--by African Americans, as well as black-oriented films whose directors and or screenwriters are not black. Taking us through the development of African American independent filmmaking before and after World War II, Mark A. Reid then illustrates the unique nature of African American family, action, horror, female-centered, and independent films, such as Eve's Bayou, Jungle Fever, Shaft, Souls of Sin, Bones, Waiting to Exhale, Monster's Ball, Sankofa, and many more. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Multicultural Films

African-American Screenwriters Now: Conversations with Hollywood's Black Pack. Los Angeles: Silman-James Press, 1996. hooks, bell. Reel to Real: Race, Sex, ...

Author: Janice R. Welsch

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313319758

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 231

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Over 150 entries identify feature films, documentaries, and other film types that explore the experiences of racial and ethnic minorities in the United States, past and present.

Black Directors in Hollywood

... African-American Screenwriters Now: Conversations with Hollywood's Black Pack (Los Angeles: Silman-James Press, 1996), 61. 27. Ibid., 41. 28.

Author: Melvin Donalson

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292782242

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 389

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Hollywood film directors are some of the world's most powerful storytellers, shaping the fantasies and aspirations of people around the globe. Since the 1960s, African Americans have increasingly joined their ranks, bringing fresh insights to movie characterizations, plots, and themes and depicting areas of African American culture that were previously absent from mainstream films. Today, black directors are making films in all popular genres, while inventing new ones to speak directly from and to the black experience. This book offers a first comprehensive look at the work of black directors in Hollywood, from pioneers such as Gordon Parks, Melvin Van Peebles, and Ossie Davis to current talents including Spike Lee, John Singleton, Kasi Lemmons, and Carl Franklin. Discussing 67 individuals and over 135 films, Melvin Donalson thoroughly explores how black directors' storytelling skills and film techniques have widened both the thematic focus and visual style of American cinema. Assessing the meanings and messages in their films, he convincingly demonstrates that black directors are balancing Hollywood's demand for box office success with artistic achievement and responsibility to ethnic, cultural, and gender issues.

How to Create Your Own African American Library

pioneers in film paved the way for Spike Lee , John Singleton , Julie Dash and
Charles Burnett to create films that speak ... AFRICAN - AMERICAN
PACK Harris ...

Author: Dorothy L. Ferebee

Publisher: One World

ISBN: UCSC:32106017010304

Category: Reference

Page: 248

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Introduces an annotated collection of more than one hundred essential works for any African-American home library, covering such categories as literature, music, religion and spirituality, African-American history, and more, with works by such acclaimed authors as Maya Angelou, Malcolm X, Frederick Douglass, and others. Original.

Film An International Bibliography

Filmographies of more than 3,500 writers based on the private collection of the author. ... Harris, Erich Leon: African-American Screenwriters Now.

Author: Malte Hagener

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783476036865

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 479

View: 173


Kommentierte Bibliografie. Sie gibt Wissenschaftlern, Studierenden und Journalisten zuverlässig Auskunft über rund 6000 internationale Veröffentlichungen zum Thema Film und Medien. Die vorgestellten Rubriken reichen von Nachschlagewerk über Filmgeschichte bis hin zu Fernsehen, Video, Multimedia.

Life Stories

... African-American; Cleveland, OH; Foster Care; Homelessness; Screenwriters; United States Navy Now Try: Regina Louise just wanted to find someone to love ...

Author: Maureen O'Connor

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781591585275

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 723

View: 780


Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. * A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title * Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources * Detailed indexes provide further points of access

The African American Writer s Handbook

Novelists cannot compete with television and film today, ... Black women writers now are reading and writing their anger and disappointment with men, ...

Author: Robert Fleming

Publisher: One World

ISBN: 9780307554161

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

View: 875


With African Americans writing and buying books in record numbers, the time is ripe for a comprehensive publishing guide tailored expressly to the needs of this vibrant, creative community. The African American Writers Handbook meets this challenge perfectly. Written by veteran journalist and published author Robert Fleming, this book gives writers the heart, the determination, and above all the crucial information to publish successfully in this highly competitive field. Knowing the inner workings of the publishing industry provides any writer, novice or veteran, with a much needed advantage in the quest to get into print. Inside you'll find - A complete, step-by-step guide to every aspect of the publishing process, from the germination of a winning idea to the nuts and bolts of book production - Tips on submitting proposals, query letters, and preparing manuscripts for submission - Advice on negotiating contracts that extend careers - How to use on-line resources for research and profit - Interviews with top editors, agents, publishing executives, and bookstore owners - Updated information on copyrights, subsidiary rights, sales and marketing - The trials and triumphs of self-publishing - The art of promoting your work and yourself to a wider audience - An insider's look at the economic realities of the book business - And much more! Here, too, are scores of inspiring interviews and capsule biographies of leading African American writers both past and present. How did Richard Wright become America's first bestselling black writer? How did Zora Neale Hurston break through the artistic boundaries of the Harlem Renaissance long after her death? What was Toni Cade Bambara doing before she sold her first book? Why should Ann Petry, William Gardner Smith, Nella Larson, and William Melvin Kelley be revered wherever African American literature is read? Blending practical information and fascinating anecdotes with a mini literary history of African American writing, this upbeat, savvy, essential guide is a publishing primer with soul.

African Americans on Television

... by the images it has produced of blacks); Hunter-Lattany observed that “today's producers and screenwriters have no governors on their racist fantasies, ...

Author: David J. Leonard

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780275995157

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 455

View: 329


A comprehensive look at the history of African Americans on television that discusses major trends in black TV and examines the broader social implications of the relationship between race and popular culture as well as race and representation.

Redefining Black Film

adaptations and partly from Hollywood's recognition of the popularity of African- American literature. The industry's preference for screen adaptations of ...

Author: Mark A. Reid

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520912845

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 170

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Can films about black characters, produced by white filmmakers, be considered "black films"? In answering this question, Mark Reid reassesses black film history, carefully distinguishing between films controlled by blacks and films that utilize black talent, but are controlled by whites. Previous black film criticism has "buried" the true black film industry, Reid says, by concentrating on films that are about, but not by, blacks. Reid's discussion of black independent films—defined as films that focus on the black community and that are written, directed, produced, and distributed by blacks—ranges from the earliest black involvement at the turn of the century up through the civil rights movement of the Sixties and the recent resurgence of feminism in black cultural production. His critical assessment of work by some black filmmakers such as Spike Lee notes how these films avoid dramatizations of sexism, homophobia, and classism within the black community. In the area of black commercial film controlled by whites, Reid considers three genres: African-American comedy, black family film, and black action film. He points out that even when these films use black writers and directors, a black perspective rarely surfaces. Reid's innovative critical approach, which transcends the "black-image" language of earlier studies—and at the same time redefines black film—makes an important contribution to film history. Certain to attract film scholars, this work will also appeal to anyone interested in African-American and Women's Studies.

Historical Dictionary of African American Theater

The program was designed to nurture and promote new plays by emerging and established African American writers. Now in its ninth year, New Voices has ...

Author: Anthony D. Hill

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538117293

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 754

View: 401


This second edition of Historical Dictionary of African American Theater, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on actors, playwrights, plays, musicals, theatres, -directors, and designers.

Black Hollywood From Butlers to Superheroes the Changing Role of African American Men in the Movies

Allen Johnson writes in Black Camera's “A Year in Review” that the need for black presence extends to blacks playing a role in “production, screen writing, ...

Author: Kimberly . Fain

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440831911

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 251

View: 872


This thought-provoking work examines the dehumanizing depictions of black males in the movies since 1910, analyzing images that were once imposed on black men and are now appropriated and manipulated by them. • Discusses the social, historical, and literary evolution of African American male roles in the cinema • Analyzes the various black images presented each decade from blackface, Sambo, and Mandingo stereotypes to archetypal figures such as God, superheroes, and the president • Shows how African American actors, directors, and producers manipulate negative and positive images to advance their careers, profit financially, and make social statements to create change • Demonstrates the correlation between political and social movements and their impact on the cultural transformation of African American male images on screen over the past 100 years • Includes figures that demonstrate the correlation between political and social movements and their impact on cultural transformation and African American male images on screen

Birth Of A Nation Hood

Nothing could be more revealing of the attitudes of some whites toward African Americans than Jeffrey Toobins remark that Simpson was now treated like a ...

Author: Toni Morrison

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446402085

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 469


An incisive and thought-provoking collection of essays on a defining American experience, curated by the Nobel-prize winning author of Beloved. Toni Morrison contributes an introduction and brings together thirteen essays, all written especially for this book, by distinguished academics - black and white, male and female - on one of the grimmest and most revealing moments of American history: the O J Simpson case. Together these keen analyses of a defining American moment cast a chilling gaze on the script and spectacle of the insidious tensions that rend American society, even as they ponder the proper historical, cultural, political, legal, psychological, and linguistic ramifications of the affair.