Tag: black women directors

Felicia Pride, on the ‘Vulnerability, Sensuality, Softness and Hardness’ of the Women in Her Short Film, Tender

Tender (2020)Photo: Courtesy of Felicia Pride TV and film writer (and former contributor to The Root) Felicia Pride has an array of stories bubbling inside of her. Leading with a fascinating Hollywood journey that includes TV writing credits in Queen Sugar, a festival-accepted feature film and more exciting things to come, Pride embodies her surname. […]

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With Selah and The Spades, Tayarisha Poe Is Capturing the ‘Volatility of Being Alive’

Tayarisha PoePhoto: Amazon Studios “They always try to break you down when you’re 17.” – Selah Summers Advertisement Written and directed by Tayarisha Poe, Selah and The Spades has been on my anticipated list for a while. In fact, though I didn’t get to attend that year, it made the top of my 2019 Sundance […]

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First Look: Taraji P. Henson Makes Her Directorial Debut With Empire ‘Come Undone’ Episode; En Vogue Guest Stars

Taraji P. HensonPhoto: Courtesy of FOX Taraji P. Henson has embodied the baddest bitch of primetime television for about five years and now she’s ready to show us she can also be a boss behind-the-scenes on Fox’s rollercoaster ride known as Empire. Like many actors on a well-seasoned television show, Henson has taken over the […]

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How Ford Inspired Young Black Girls to Believe They’re ‘Built Phenomenally’ to Create Production Magic

Introducing the New 2020 Ford Escape: On Set Screenshot: Ford (YouTube ) For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a creator. Whether it was making mini-movies with the cast of my Barbie dolls or writing down short stories that often danced around in my head, I’ve always managed to find a […]

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