In The News

5 Apr 2022

Filmmakers of Caribbean Heritage Address Hollywood’s Lack of Representation

Representative of a new wave, films “Mada,” “Belonging” and “Home” are among the promising depictions of a future where Caribbean voices are elevated

Filmmakers of Caribbean Heritage Address Hollywood’s Lack of Representation

7 Dec 2021

Marlon James’ Jamaica Detective Series ‘Get Millie Black’ Lands Series Order At HBO & UK’s Channel 4

Marlon James, the Man Booker Prize-winning author behind A Brief History of Seven Killings, has landed a series order from HBO and the UK’s Channel 4 for Get Millie Black, a crime drama set in Jamaica.

Marlon James’ Jamaica Detective Series ‘Get Millie Black’ Lands Series Order At HBO & UK’s Channel 4

19 Nov 2021

UK, Bangladeshi projects among Film Independent Fast Track Film Finance Market selections

Moving Bangladesh wins $20,000 Sloan Fast Track Grant.

UK, Bangladeshi projects among Film Independent Fast Track Film Finance Market selections

22 Oct 2021

Film Independent Reveals 2021 Producing Lab Fellow Participants

Producers of the Spirit Awards, and non-profit arts organization, Film Independent, announced the five filmmakers and projects selected for their 21st annual producing Lab. The fellows will participate in a program set up to help develop their skills and further their careers by pairing them with a creative advisor who will advise on both the craft and business of independent producing.

Film Independent Reveals 2021 Producing Lab Fellow Participants

25 Jan 2021

Getting his reps in: Richard Jefferson’s second act

Jefferson made a career playing multiple positions. Since retiring, he continues to do the same.

Getting his reps in: Richard Jefferson’s second act

16 Jan 2021

Netflix Wins Big With ‘Crip Camp,’ ‘John Was Trying To Contact Aliens’ At IDA Awards: Complete Winners List

Netflix Wins Big With ‘Crip Camp,’ ‘John Was Trying To Contact Aliens’ At IDA Awards: Complete Winners List

23 Dec 2020

Short Film Grace: Love In 3 Acts Showcases The Power Of Love In Life And After Death

Short films can be so brief at times that it can be difficult for them to pull you in before the credits run. But in less than 16 minutes, Grace: Love in 3 Acts, manages to make you feel many things, staying with you thanks to its charm, its color, and its love story.

Short Film Grace: Love In 3 Acts Showcases The Power Of Love In Life And After Death

2 May 2020

From mapping to movies - Sprinter’s seven-year journey to Netflix

Mental blinkers in place, film director Storm Saulter and producer Rob Maylor have toiled tirelessly for the past seven years, striding strongly side by side to accomplish what the local film industry and its audience celebrate – this next step towards international renown, reclaim and respect. Finally, Sprinter (2018) is available on Netflix US, Canada, and the Caribbean.

From mapping to movies - Sprinter’s seven-year journey to Netflix

15 Sep 2019

Jamaican film gets the nod from The Big Pitch

Horrific crashes are the stuff movies are made of. The Titanic. The Hindenburg. The Twin Towers. And if the judges at the Caribbean Tales Film Festival (CTFF) are right the next Jamaica feature film to be made is sure to be the second biggest train wreck of them all.

Jamaican film gets the nod from The Big Pitch

19 Jun 2018

Will And Jada Pinkett Smith's Film 'Sprinter' Wins Big At ABFF

Father’s Day has a special meaning for Dale Elliott, the breakout actor of Sprinter, the Will and Jada Pinkett Smith produced feature that won three top awards at the 2018 American Black Film Festival.

Will And Jada Pinkett Smith's Film 'Sprinter' Wins Big At ABFF