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  • ‘Fruitvale’ Made History at Sundance

    Feb 3, 13 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment

    *Sundance is over and marks another historical event in the record books. And as we reported earlier, “Fruitvale” director Ryan Coogler went home a champ with not one major award, but two. Not only did the film pick up the Audience Award, but also the Grand Jury Prize, the most celebrated, coveted award of the […]

  • ‘Fruitvale’ (The Oscar Grant Story) Wins Grand Jury Award at Sundance

    Jan 27, 13 by EurPublisher Leave a comment

    *Saturday night at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, “Fruitvale” won the Grand Jury prize. “Fruitvale” is a drama based on the real-life story of a young man balck man named Oscar Grant, who was shot to death at an Oakland BART station. The movie also won the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic […]

  • Young Film Star (Quvenzhané Wallis) Sets Jay Leno Straight (Hilarious Video)

    Jul 6, 12 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment

    *“Beasts of the Southern Wild,” in all of its controversial essence, was a top pick at both Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals earlier this year. Critics were absolutely taken aback by the films sheer brilliance and riveting storyline, which included a 6-year-old heroine addict. Quvenzhané Wallis, who was six at the time of production, worked […]

  • James McBride Continues Spike Lee’s Sundance Tirade

    Jan 26, 12 by EURpublisher02 2 Comments

    *Days after Spike Lee railed against Hollywood studio executives at the Sundance Film Festival, his co-producer and co-writer of “Red Hook Summer” has accused those same executives of attempting to keep black filmmakers under their thumb. “It’s the same old story. Nothing in this world happens unless white folks says it happens,” James McBride wrote […]

  • More on Spike Lee ‘Going Off’ at Sundance

    Jan 24, 12 by EurPublisher 1 Comment

    *As you probably know by now, Spike Lee was at the Sundance film festival to screen his new movie, “Red Hook Summer,” which is a low-budget, independent film that takes place in a Brooklyn neighborhood. After the Sunday screening, he introduced the cast and began to field questions. This is where things went sour. As […]

  • Video: ‘Pariah’ Filmmaker Dee Rees Signs with UTA

    Mar 25, 11 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment

    *Major talent firm UTA has swooped up writer-director Dee Rees, whose debut film “Pariah” had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Focus Features picked up worldwide rights to Rees’ teen drama, which had screened opening night of the festival. Based on an award-winning short Rees screened at Sundance three years earlier, […]