ReelBlack’s founder, Michael Dennis, a filmmaker himself, said that finding spaces to host the screenings has become a challenge and that independent film series like ReelBlack now face competition from streaming services like Netflix.
Tamron Hall’s eponymous daytime talk show will be nationally syndicated, airing locally on 6abc, starting September 9th. The former Today co-host said that the premise of the show would be built on “sharing experiences through meaningful conversations.”
Karamo Brown first made a name for himself as a cast member on MTV’s The Real World: Philadelphia in 2004. Since then, Brown has been guiding people through teary bouts on Netflix’s Emmy-winning Queer Eye.
The festival, which will run Aug. 1-4, showcases the visual and storytelling traditions of the African diaspora from around the world. This year’s festival is comprised of over 100 film showings from 28 countries.