Creatives and Entrepreneurs Holiday Mixer! Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, 2-4p FREE at the Gwinnett County Public Library – Five Forks Trickum Branch in Lawrenceville, GA! Taco Bar served. Join a great, diverse group of folks.
Issa Rae, HBO Max and Miramax are reviving the critically acclaimed docuseries “Project Greenlight,” which originally spotlighted first-time filmmakers on HBO.
The new “Project Greenlight” will focus on talented female filmmakers who are given the chance to direct a feature film. Rae will appear in every episode as an executive producer, providing guidance and mentorship to the aspiring filmmakers. The finished film will then premiere on HBO Max.
This time around one talented, undiscovered woman director will have the opportunity to make a studio film that is intended to be released in 2023. The chosen director will take a Hollywood script through pre-production, casting, principal photography and post production.
If you think you’ve go what it takes, then we want to hear from you!
We had an awesome time over 14 days during the 20th Urban Mediamakers Festival with virtual and outdoor events! Kudos to all content creators in competition and our supporter! Checkout our video at Urban Creatives in the Park on October 17, 2021!
As Issa Rae announces an 8-figure film and television deal with Warner Media, the 20th Urban Mediamakers Festival celebrates her with the Content Maestro Award 2021 closing out the 20th edition of the festival on Sunday, October 24, 2021. Get the full UMF 2021 schedule at https://umff.com/umff-schedule.html.
It is Afrofuturism in the Park, Sat., October 23, 2021 as we celebrate Black Sci-Fi, Horror and Fantasy | Sweet Water Park | 800 Bethesda School Rd., Lawrenceville, GA – 1-5p | FREE | Costume Contest | Giveaways, Games, Snacks | Come Out and Bring family/friends https://umff.com/afrofuturism.html.
“Many of us blerds (black nerds, to you) who have read the Black Panther comics never thought the day would come when we would finally see this story adapted for the big screen. With the movie’s already profound effect on pop culture, it is provoking deeper discussions around reimagined worlds with black politicians, spiritual leaders and monarchs at the helm. We’re hearing the word “Afrofuturism” a lot.
Jamie Broadnax, Founder and editor-in-chief of Black Girl Nerds writes:
But what exactly is Afrofuturism?
Afrofuturism is the reimagining of a future filled with arts, science and technology seen through a black lens. The term was conceived a quarter-century ago by white author Mark Dery in his essay “Black to the Future,” which looks at speculative fiction within the African diaspora. The essay rests on a series of interviews with black content creators.”
Afrofuturism Fest in the Park is happening Saturday, 10/23 at Sweet Water Park in Lawrenceville, GA, Gwinnett County. We are celebrating AfroFuturism – Black Sci-Fi, Horror and Fantasy | 800 Bethesda School Rd. Lawrenceville, GA – 1-5p | FREE | AfroFuturism Costume Contest | Giveaways, Screenings, Games | Bring the family! https://umff.com/afrofuturism.html. See you there!