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New Grey’s Anatomy Season 15, March 7, 2019 Episode 16 Spoilers Revealed By ABC

Hey, Grey's Anatomy fans. We hope you enjoyed tonight's episode 15. Now that it's in the books, it's that time again to see what the next, new episode 16 will have in store. ABC recently put out their press release for episode 16. So, that's what we'll be using to give you guys a couple of spoiler teasers. As always, to get things started, ABC's press released revealed that episode is is entitled, "Blood And Water." Episode 16 sounds like it will feature quite a bit of dramatic and interesting scenes as Meredith gets caught in the middle of a difficult situation! Maggie causes quite the fuss with her personal life. Levi gets really nervous about coming out to his family with Levi and more. We'll go ahead and start off this teaser session with the Meredith situation. It turns out that she's going to find herself caught between a rock and a hard
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Exclusive: ‘Insecure’ Showrunner Prentice Penny Talks Season 2, Directing Issa Rae & Quashes ‘Satc’ Comparisons

Exclusive: ‘Insecure’ Showrunner Prentice Penny Talks Season 2, Directing Issa Rae & Quashes ‘Satc’ Comparisons
Prentice Penny wears many hats -- showrunner, executive producer and writer -- on the HBO series Insecure, about two black women navigating work and relationships in South Los Angeles. And with Sunday’s episode -- season two’s “Hella La”, which he calls a bridge between the first and second half of the season -- he’s added director to that collection.

After years of producing shows like Scrubs, Happy Endings and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Penny has finally helmed an episode of TV, something he tells Et he’s wanted to do for a while now. But it was Insecure -- which was co-created by and stars Issa Rae -- that proved to be the best place for him to make his directorial debut. “It’s certainly a safe environment because I know the show and what we’re going to accomplish creatively,” Penny says. “The most interesting thing, which I’ve told Issa and other people, [is] it
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US Briefs: 'Tomb Raider' reboot set for March 2018

US Briefs: 'Tomb Raider' reboot set for March 2018
Tomb Raider, the video game-based franchise re-boot to star Alicia Vikander (pictured), has been set for a March 16, 2018 release in the US.

Norway’s Roar Uthaug will direct the Warner Bros/MGM film, with Graham King producing for his GK Films.

Angelina Jolie starred in two previous Tomb Raider films for Paramount, the most recent of which, 2003’s Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, took $65.7m in North America and $90.9m internationally.

Warner has also set an April 21, 2017 release date for Katherine Heigl thriller Unforgettable.

Kiefer Sutherland is reportedly close to signing to join Ellen Page, Diego Luna and Nina Dobrev in the cast of Sony’s remake of Flatliners, which starts shooting this week in Toronto with Niels Arden Oplev directing. Sutherland starred with Julia Roberts and Kevin Bacon in the original 1990 sci-fi horror outing, directed by [link
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HBOAccess Directing Fellowship Winners Unveiled

Three filmmakers have been selected to participate in the second annual HBOAccess Directing Fellowship, a program that provides a mentorship with an HBO creative executive and a $100,000 budget to shoot a short presentation for the premium network. The winners: Kate Marks, a Project Involve fellow at Film Independent; Pete Chatmon, whose debut feature Premium starred Dorian Missick, Zoe Saldana and Hill Harper; and Kevin Lau, a recent fellow of the Sony Pictures…
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Sony Pictures TV’s 2nd Annual Diverse Directors Program Participants Announced

Alberto Belli, Pete Chatmon, Kate Barker-Froyland, Ellie Kanner, Solvan Naim and Marcus Stokes have been selected to participate in Sony Pictures Television’s 2nd annual Diverse Directors Program, Spt annouced today. The initiative seeks to provide opportunities for artists of diverse backgrounds to shadow established TV directors on episodes of various Spt series. The six participants will work on Spt series including: The Blacklist, Dr. Ken, The Goldbergs, The Night Shif…
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Blackstar Film Festival 2015: Varied Expressions of the Black Experience in an Eclectic Mix of Solid Short Films

Short films dominated the 2015 Blackstar Film Festival. Over 60 short films (expertly programmed into blocks devoted to music, Black boys and men, coming-of-age, experimental, social justice, love stories, fatherhood, satire and films from the diaspora), were screened this year, uniformly of good quality and reflecting facets of the black experience that seldom get expressed in mainstream cinema. Among the best that I saw (I caught 20 films) were "Black Card" by Pete Chatmon; "The Bravest, The Boldest" by Moon Molson; "The Youth" by Dehanza Rogers; "Dream" by Nilja Mu’min and "Swimming In Your Skin Again" by Terence Nance. In...
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Social Justice at the Forefront of La Film Festival's #BlackLifeBlackProtest Event (June 11)

Thursday, June 11 at the Los Angeles Film Festival, #BlackLifeBlackProtest will showcase seven short films exploring issues of police violence, implicit bias, black identity and human rights, followed by a public dialogue on how content creation can be used as a tool for social change. In anticipation of the event, I spoke with four of the filmmakers in the program about the social significance of their films. Included in the conversation were dream hampton, director of We Demand Justice for Renisha McBride; Pete Chatmon and Dorian Missick of Black Card; and James Lopez, producer of AmeriCAN. Though their films tackle different topics, all of the filmmakers say they felt...
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Membership Has Its Challenges - Watch Trailer for Pete Chatmon's Latest, 'BlackCard'

This trailer for the next Pete Chatmon picture definitely has my attention, and I'm looking forward to checking out the entire film when the time comes! For now, here's what you need to know, in brief...  Titled "BlackCard," the short film stars Dorian Missick, Simone Missick & Hisham Tawfiq, with Stephen Hill, Erika Myers, Malikha Mallette, April Matthis, and Valence Thomas rounding out the cast. Synopsis: In a culture requiring an ID card and commitment to the code, an African-American couple is about to find out just how far the boundaries can be pushed. It would be just another day for Leonard, except The Commission, a shadow organization tasked with keeping...
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Hard Times - Making It, Vol. 1, Entry #2 of 9 - Naiveté (Tahir Jetter Chronicles Web Series Journey)

Editor's Note: If you're just joining us... this is the second entry in a new "filmmaker diary series" which will follow writer/director Tahir Jetter as he embarks on his inaugural journey into web series production, which, as he states below, should provide readers with some "insight into what it's like to make a quality, long-form production at a relatively low-budget." Tahir joins previous S&A filmmaker diary series feature contributed by Matthew Cherry, and Pete Chatmon - both that, based on your reactions on this site, as well as your emails to me, many of you found very valuable. And I believe that Tahir will continue that tradition, and that...
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'Hard Times' - Making It, Vol. 1 - Entry #1 (Tahir Jeter Chronicles His Web Series Production Journey)

Editor's Note: This entry begins a new "filmmaker diary series" which will follow writer/director Tahir Jeter as he embarks on his inaugural journey into web series production, which, as he states below, should provide readers with some "insight into what it's like to make a quality, long-form production at a relatively low-budget." Tahir joins previous S&A filmmaker diary series feature contributed by Matthew Cherry, and Pete Chatmon - both that, based on your reactions on this site, as well as your emails to me, many of you found very valuable. And I believe that Tahir will continue that tradition, and that there'll be something in this series for everyone (whether you're a...
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Click Here Lifts the Curtain on the Development Process

Any filmmaker knows that the script is but the first brick in a winding pathway to production. The feature documentary Click Here: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Making Movies takes this fact to heart, training the lens on the action that transpires before the camera even rolls. For Pete Chatmon and Candice Sanchez McFarlane, the development process effectively began at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, where their screenplay $Free.99 debuted in competition, netting Chatmon Tfi’s Creative Promise Narrative Award. While they found their fair share of industry champions, raising production funds proved to be another story altogether. Five years […]
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Click Here Lifts the Curtain on the Development Process

Any filmmaker knows that the script is but the first brick in a winding pathway to production. The feature documentary Click Here: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Making Movies takes this fact to heart, training the lens on the action that transpires before the camera even rolls. For Pete Chatmon and Candice Sanchez McFarlane, the development process effectively began at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, where their screenplay $Free.99 debuted in competition, netting Chatmon Tfi’s Creative Promise Narrative Award. While they found their fair share of industry champions, raising production funds proved to be another story altogether. Five years […]
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Fund This Film: ‘Click Here’ Explores the “Minefield” of Going From Script to Screen

Once again, I’m thinking you movie fans out there will be interested in a documentary about filmmaking. It doesn’t have the all-star cast of something like Side by Side or the classic film clips of These Amazing Shadows, but Click Here should still be on your radar if you care about not just cinema but all visual storytelling in the digital age. Its full title is Click Here: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Making Movies, and it’s a project led by Pete Chatmon, who directed the early Zoe Saldana movie Premium and who teaches production at Nyu. He also won the Tribeca Film Institute’s Creative Promise Narrative Award in 2008 for a script that, five years later, has yet to be produced. That frustrating experience is what inspired him and co-writer Candice Sanchez McFarlane to embark on this other endeavor. Their scope appears to be very wide, as
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Crowdfunding Chronicles w/ Pete Chatmon - The Road To $50,000: Issue I

Editor's Note: This entry begins a new "filmmaker diary" series which will follow Mr Pete Chatmon's crowdfunding efforts to finance his currently in-production feature documentary, the intriguing Click Here: Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love Making Movies. Those who know Pete (and I'm sure a lot of you who read this site do) are fully aware of his talent, experience, determination, optimism and professionalism; and I believe there'll be something in this series for everyone (whether you're a creative, lover of cinema, or just a passerby) to be edutained by. So, without further ado, here's Pete... starting with a pitch video, and the rest of the entry underneath...
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Storyteller Casting Call: Be Featured In A New Documentary Directed By Pete Chatmon

From writer/director Pete Chatmon... Instead of my yapping, I'll just let the man speak for himself, so see the text and video below for all the details... Whether you are a veteran storyteller, new to the industry, or just someone who enjoys good entertainment, it’s no secret that the landscape of filmmaking has changed. Pete Chatmon and Candice Sanchez McFarlane are embarking on a documentary journey in “Click Here” that will provide an intimate look at the current anatomy of creating a project. From private fundraising, to crowdsourcing, to financial hybrids, we want to tell the story of how the next generation of talent is re-shaping the way ideas...
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Updates on 'Wilmington On Fire' Black Township Massacre Documentary - Teaser Trailer, Clips & Premiere Date

A few months ago S&A’s Cynthia Reid did an influential write-up for the new feature-length documentary project Wilmington On Fire and their efforts to raise more production funds. Due to her efforts and the hard work of the producers of the film the IndieGoGo campaign to tell the present day story of the Wilmington Massacre of 1898 and how the descendants of the victims of the event are asking for legal action in regards to reparations was highly successful. Now that the doc has completed principle photography, here are some updates (including new video clips!) from Wlimington director Christopher Everett and his executive producer Pete Chatmon, whom most of you best know...
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Details On Pete Chatmon's Next Feature Project - A Heist Film Titled '$Free.99' + Poster

Writer/director Pete Chatmon (Premium with Dorian Missick and Zoe Saldana was his feature film debut) will soon embark on his next feature project - a Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Awards script titled $Free.99, which he co-wrote with Candice Sanchez McFarlane. The official synopsis for the film reads: A small town is threatened with national news coverage when Liberty Bank & Trust is besieged by an unorthodox criminal mastermind. Eight seemingly defenseless hostages are at risk as Detective Ezekiel Richmond and an inexperienced police squad are forced to question the innocence of an entire community. Without giving anything at all away, I can tell you that...
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Introducing The “Shadow And Act Black Filmmakers To Watch” Series…

I’ve been wanting to do this for some time – a periodically (maybe annually) updated list of up-and-coming black filmmakers, especially those working mostly outside the mainstream; something we could call “black filmmakers to watch,” preceded by a year, not-so unlike Filmmaker magazine’s annual “25 New Faces of Independent Film” list.

As I’ve already made known on this blog, I’m not necessarily a fan of lists, especially ranked lists where the arts are concerned.

However, I do see Some value in providing black cinema enthusiasts like yourselves (or cinema enthusiasts regardless of race) with the names of noteworthy black filmmakers who may otherwise go unnoticed by the the mainstream press, and even indie film publications like Filmmaker magazine. We’re celebrating those black filmmakers… propping them up, you could say. If a site like ours doesn’t do that, we certainly can’t complain when more prominent media outlets don’t.
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Indie Film Boot Camp (What’s Nobody Telling You That’s Holding Back Your Filmmaking Progress?)

From Mr Pete Chatmon, writer director of Premium (which starred non-other than Zoe Saldana), and the man behind the Double 7 enterprise…

For those interested, there’s a Shadow And Act discount which affords you 10% off the original admission price of $99 (until March 1st, and then it goes up to $120).

It’s called Indie Film Boot Camp, and it debuts in New York City on March 27th – with instructors Anthony Artis (author of the acclaimed film book The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide), of course Pete Chatmon, and Benjamin Ahr Harrison (director of numerous music videos broadcast on MTV, Bet and other new media campaigns). According to the press release, the intent is to “equip attendees with nuts and bolts details that each of the instructors has acquired over their 30+ combined years in the film, television, and marketing/advertising industries.”

So, what do you get for your money? Read on,
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Read Now – The “Avatar” Screenplay

So, you say you’d like to read the screenplay for Avatar? Well, you’re in luck…

Click the image link on the left to download it in Pdf format – all 152 pages of it.

I haven’t read it, so I can’t say if it’s any different from what ended up on screen, if at all. So, you’ll have to find out on your own.

I have enough scripts to read right now.

Maybe the script has the deleted sex scene that was cut out of the movie we all saw, and that will eventually end up on the DVD.

H/T Pete Chatmon
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