Mixtape: An Unauthorized Biography

Description

MIXTAPE is a documentary film about the 'D-I-Y' music revolution. The narrative begins with a simple premise: we’re gonna talk to music lovers, musicians and industry experts and unearth the untold history of one of the most loved music mediums ever: the mixtape.


Cast & Crew

Director: David F. Mewa
Writer: David F. Mewa

Producers: 
Rinku DasGupta
Jared Mercer

Cinematographers: 
Alex Narvaez
David F. Mewa
Christian Hill

Principal Cast: 
Interviews with...
Rez & Ty Harper
Mastermind
Tom Allen
DJ Miss Nixx
DJ Revolution
Rich Kidd


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Mrs. Nebile's Wormhole

Description

If walls could talk… Bored with her own domestic routine in Southern Germany, a middle-aged Turkish housewife digs a secret tunnel into the house next-door.


Cast & Crew

Director: Pinar Yorgancioglu
Writer: Pınar Yorgancıoğlu
Cinematographer: Jonas Schneider

Producers: 
Sarah Seulki Oh
Aleksandra Todorovic
Nina Schwarz

Principal Cast: 
Jale Arıkan
Tim Seyfi


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My B.F.F

Description

When five year old Marni lost her mother, she was devastated, but thankfully her BFF, Gemma, was always by her side. Ten years later, Marni's ecstatic that her mother’s favorite poet will be teaching at an distinguished Arts Magnet School. Gemma gets accepted, however Marni's father has neglectfully missed the registration deadline and the school now only has seats left for "diverse" candidates. Realizing that her dreams may disappear, Gemma convinces Marni to do something drastic. Things go awry, but the girls learn a valuable lesson about race, politics and friendship in this poignant, yet tender, 'coming of age' comedy.


Cast & Crew

Director: Greg Carter

Writers: 
Greg Carter
Richard Scott

Producers: 
Dominique Telson
Greg Carter

Cinematographer: Daphne Qin Wu

Principal Cast:
Ainsley Bailey
Khail Bryant
Malik Yoba
Meta Golding
C. Thomas Howell
Sean Patrick Thomas

Golden Brooks
Billy Sorrells
Junie Hoang
Blake Dang
K.D. Aubert
Jalene Mack


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No Regrets

Description

Roman (Joseph) has asked flight attendant girlfriend Nina Thomas (Calhoun) for her hand in marriage twelve times in their twelve -year relationship. Each time she has rejected his offer. Frustrated with the lack of progression in their lives, he decides to give a final ultimatum to be wed, and accept whatever she decides, but vows to never ask again. Afraid that she may lose him, Nina finally accepts his proposal. Nina's best friend Tammy rants that she is making the biggest mistake of her life, especially since Roman is the only guy Nina has been intimate with. Tammy suggests that Nina have a little fun and experience another man before she gets married. Nina mocks the idea, but the fun and games spiral into reality when she meets the handsome Quincy (White) while working in Los Angeles. A routine layover spins into a night full of adventure, passion, hard decisions and discovery.


Cast & Crew

Director: Mark Harris
Writer: Mark Harris

Producers: 
Dan Garcia
Jackie Christie
Maddy Garcia
Veronica Rodriguez
Honesty Edwards

Cinematographer: Adam Lee

Principal Cast: 
Monica Calhoun
Brian White
Sharon Leal
Elise Neal
Caryn Ward Ross
Loretta Devine


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Olde E

Description

"Olde E" follows Demarkus Jackson, a high school basketball player from South Central Los Angeles, who puts his life at risk, when he comes home for revenge on his drunken, abusive father.


Cast & Crew

Director: Xavier Burgin

Writer:
Tiara Marshall

Producers: 
Jenna Cavelle & Jacob Eben

Associate Producers: 
David Liu
Kelley Kali Chatman
Dorje Immanuel

Cinematographer:
Adam Linzey
Mario Rodriquez 

Principal Cast:
Kent Faulcon
William Russ
Mike Wade
Trestin George
Mack Miles
Emmanuel King
Scotty Tovar


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On Time

Description

Renee Johnson, a mother living in South Central LA, must make a difficult decision when she's late for her job interview.


Cast & Crew

Director: Xavier Burgin

Writers: 
Xavier Burgin
Tiara Marshall

Producers: 
Tony Ducret
Kendra Cole
Tim Astor
Angelica Lopez

Associate Producers:
Jenna Cavelle
Mario Rodriguez

Cinematographer: Mario Rodriguez 

Principal Cast: 
Inger Tudor
Araija DaCosta
Kevin Craig West
John Marrott
Louis Baker
Kathy Goral
Meredith Riley
Amani Starnes


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One Per Person

Description

Two fast food employees duel over who can give away the most free chicken samples and attract the most customers to their stand.


Cast & Crew

Directors: 
Nasheet Zaman
Jacquelyn "Jac" Piette

Original Story: Nasheet Zaman

Writers: 
Nasheet Zaman
Jacquelyn "Jac" Piette

Producers: 
Melissa Nemcek
Brian L. Tan "BLT"

Editor: Kendra Pasker
Technical Supervisor: Tom Craigen Jr. 
Composer: Jake Walker


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Peace The Policy

Description

One afternoon, Keith awaits his cousin, Keagan, who is late as usual to go play basketball. During the ride, the two jokingly roast one another and discuss sneaker releases. Suddenly, they are startled by a honk from an impatient driver who decides to drive past them, nearly causing a collision. Keagan reacts pigheadedly by tailgating the other driver, disregarding Keith’s pleads to stop. After a respite from the adrenaline, their conversation is cut short by a loud siren as the tricolor police lights fill their car. What unfolds next is a familiar scene that we've grown too comfortable witnessing.


Cast & Crew

Directors: 
Kervin Marseille
William Leonard

Writers: 
Kervin Marseille
William Leonard

Producers:
Kervin Marseille
Lilas Randrianarivony
William Leonard

Cinematographer: Justin Frabasile

Principal Cast: 
White shirt - Jelani Jeffries
Orange shirt - Romeo Willis
Male Officer - Reggie Altidor
Female Officer - Felicia Gorham


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Post Life

Description

Haunted by her memories of the past, Cheryl McIntosh is having a difficult time coping with the anniversary of her daughter's tragic death. Her mother, Diane, thinks it’s time to move on. As the two women confront each other, they are forced to face their own burdens of guilt and shame. Will they be able to move forward and heal before it's too late?


Cast & Crew

Director: Salli Richardson-Whitfield
Writer: Nikki Love

Producers:
Nikki Love
Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Executive Producer: Nina Yang Bongiovi

Executive Producers: 
Jerwana Hill
Calvin Roberts
William Lugo
Yvonne Lugo

Cinematographer: Keith Smith

Principal Cast: 
Erica Ash (Survivor's Remorse, Real Husbands of Hollywood)
Vanessa Bell Calloway (Sinners and Saints)


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Queen of Katwe (Centerpiece Spotlight)

Description

QUEEN OF KATWE is based on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.


Cast & Crew

Director: Mira Nair
Writer: William Wheeler

Producers: 
Lydia Dean Pilcher, p.g.a.
John Carls, p.g.a.

Cinematographer: Sean Bobbitt, B.S.C.

Principal Cast: 
David Oyelowo
Lupita Nyong’o
Madina Nalwanga
Martin Kabanza
Taryn “Kay” Kyaze
Ethan Nazario Lubega
Nikita Waliga


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Second Words

Description

As an aging farmer tries to cook his late wife's beloved meatloaf, a mysterious young woman threatens to upend his memories (of the recently departed.)


Cast & Crew

Director: Jake Hull
Writer: Samuel Laskey

Producers: 
Dan Falk
Justin Mark O'Brien

Cinematographer: Joel Froome

Principal Cast: 
John Beasley
TammyRa' Jackson


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Sepulveda

Description

On a lazy Sunday, three twentysomething lifelong friends decide to travel the entire 72 miles of the longest street in Los Angeles but end up having their friendship tested in unexpected ways.


Cast & Crew

Director: 
Jena English
Brandon Wilson

Story: 
Jena English
Brandon Wilson

Producers: 
Jena English
Brandon Wilson

Cinematographer: Jena English

Principal Cast: 
Kristina Elena Amaya
Karla Jovel
Leslie L. Reyes


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She's Got A Plan

Description

SHE'S GOT A PLAN is a dramedy about Isis Angelo, an aspiring writer-director who is beginning to realize that her dreams may never come true. Isis struggles to make her mark in Hollywood while trying to stay honest to the bigger picture: her life. Will she find “success” in the industry? She’s given herself 30 days to make it happen. This is a hilarious and poignant film that showcases the intersection of class and culture in Hollywood.


Cast & Crew

Directors: 
Fatima Washington
Corey Johnson

Writer: Sunspot Jonz

Producers: 
Fatima Washington
Corey Johnson

Cinematographer: Rob Poswall

Principal Cast: 
Fatima Washington
Paula Jai Parker
Charles Malik Whitfield
Johnny Three Nutz
Faizon Love
Golden Brooks
Chris Williams
Kellita Smith


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Slumflower

Description

An urban 'Little Prince' fights off the world that's crashing down on him as he protects a flower he grew in a community garden in the housing projects.


Cast & Crew

Directors: 
Augustus-Tremaine Romeo
Nicole Taylor-Roberts

Writer: Augustus Tremaine Romeo
Cinematography: Robert Dume

Producers: 
Nikki Taylor Roberts
Josh Kissi
Travis Gumbs
We Are Not Pilgrims

Principal Cast:
Jeremiah Nuamah
Christina Jackson
Chad Gittens
Joekenneth Museau


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Shots Fired (Fox TV Series)

SOLD OUT

Description

When an African-American police officer kills an unarmed white college student, a small town in North Carolina is turned upside-down. Before the town has a chance to grapple with this tragedy, the neglected murder of an African-American teen is brought to light, re-opening wounds that threaten to tear the town apart.


Cast & Crew

Production Companies:
20th Century Fox Television
Imagine Television
Undisputed Cinema

Executive Producers: 
Gina Prince-Bythewood
Reggie Rock Bythewood
Brian Grazer
Francie Calfo

Writers/Creators: 
Gina Prince-Bythewood
Reggie Rock Bythewood

Director:
Gina Prince-Bythewood

Principal Cast:
Sanaa Lathan as Ashe Akino
Stephan James as Preston Terry
Helen Hunt as Governor Patricia Eamons
Richard Dreyfuss as Arlen Cox
Stephen Moyer as Lt. Eric Breeland
Tristan Wilds as Dep. Joshua Belk
Aisha Hinds as Pastor Janae James
Will Patton as Sheriff Daniel Platt
Conor Leslie as Sarah Ellis
Clare-Hope Ashitey as Kerry Belk
DeWanda Wise as Shameeka Campbell


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Steps

Description

STEPS is the beautiful dramatic story about the shortcomings of a man whom after being robbed and shot fourteen years earlier, succumbs to a life of addiction and ultimately loses the love of his life and the gift of knowing his only child. After meeting a local pastor, Brian is forced to confront his alcohol addiction. But no sooner than things are on the upswing, we learn God has a lesson for Brian that begins to take shape the minute his volunteer work at the pastor’s church leads him to a job as a home healthcare worker. Upon meeting his first patient, Taj, the two men are unaware that their lives will forever be changed through this trying relationship.


Cast & Crew

Director: Jay Rodriguez and Rock Davis

Writer: Eddie B. Harris

Executive Producers: 
Shaquille O'Neal
Michael Baumgartner
Greg Ferguson
Michael Parris

Producers: 
Eddie B. Harris
Phynjaur
Michele Baldwin
Deric Angelettie
Craig Douglas
Michael Harris (Associate Producer)
Rich Hall (Associate Producer)

Principal Cast:
Rob Morgan
Walter Fauntleroy
Robert G. McKay
Tia Dionne Hodge
Justin Kennedy
Darius Kaleb
Pauletta Washington
Eden Duncan Smith
 

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Sugar

Description

"Sugar" is the story of Charlie and Mimi, a mother-daughter pair facing a harsh new reality - Alzheimer’s Disease. After being away for quite a while, Charlie returns home to find that the one person she can’t live without has quickly deteriorated into a woman she hardly knows. Through tears, laughter, stirring memories, and a collection of vinyl records, Charlie struggles to hold on to the Mimi she once knew.


Cast & Crew

Director: Dime Davis
Writer: Dime Davis

Producers:
Elle Johnson
Joenique C. Rose

Cinematographer: Daniella Nowitz

Principal Cast:
Elle Johnson
Wendy Raquel Robinson
Terrence Colby Clemons
Erica Lynn O’Keith
Zoe Fletcher


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The Bench

Description

There is more than meets the eye in this random encounter on a park bench.


Cast & Crew

Director: Cameron Burnett

Writers: 
Alonso Alvarez Barreda
Cameron Burnett

Producers: 
Alonso Alvarez Barreda
Tomas Cordoba

Cinematographer: Tom Campbell

Principal Cast: 
Judah McFadden
Harwood Gordon


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The New Edition Story (Clips & Conversation)

Description

New Edition laid the foundation for how the modern-day boy band looks, feels, and sounds. Boyz II Men, N’SYNC, The Backstreet Boys, and New Kids On The Block all took their cues from Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, Mike and Ralph. After 30 years of breaking hearts on the record and from the stage, New Edition finally gets the biopic that their stellar tenure in entertainment so richly deserves. This 3-part miniseries follows the group from their middle school lunchroom to global megastardom - weathering the highs and lows of controversy, personnel changes, and the ultimate cost of fame.


Cast & Crew

Director: Chris Robinson
Writer: Abdul Williams

Executive Producer:
Jesse Collins

Co-Producers:
Abdul Williams
Bobby Brown
Brooke Payne
Chris Robinson
Johnny Gill
Michael Bivins
Ralph Tresvant
Ricky Bell
Ronnie DeVoe
Valerie Bleth Sharp

Cinematographer: Karsten “Crash” Gopinath

Principal Cast:
Bryshere Gray – MICHAEL BIVINS
Elijah Kelley – RICKY BELL
Keith Powers – RONNIE DEVOE
Algee Smith – RALPH TRESVANT
Woody McClain – BOBBY BROWN
Luke James – JOHNNY GILL
Wood Harris – BROOKE PAYNE
Dante Hoagland – YOUNG MICHAEL BIVINS
Caleb McLaughlin – YOUNG RICKY BELL
Myles Truitt – YOUNG RONNIE DeVOE
Jahi Diallo Winston – YOUNG RALPH TRESVANT
Tyler Williams – YOUNG BOBBY BROWN
Michael Rapaport – GARY EVANS
Tank – JHERYL BUSBY
Faizon Love – MAURICE STARR
Sandi McCree – CAROLE BROWN
Yvette Nicole Brown – SHIRLEY BIVINS
LaLa Anthony – FLO DeVOE
Lisa Nicole Carson – DOROTHY BELL
Monica Calhoun – PATRICIA TRESVANT
Bre-Z – PEANUT BELL
Duane Martin – LOUIL SILAS


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