For this Week’s contest, we celebrate today’s release of MADEA’S FAMILY CHRISTMAS. We’ve teamed with Allied/THA and Lionsgate to give away (2) MADEA Christmas promo item prize packs as well as (1) grand prize giveaway of five Madea films including:
- MADEA’S CLASS REUNION
- MADEA GOES TO JAIL
- MADEA’S FAMILY REUNION
- MADEA’S WITNESS PROTECTION
- MADEA’S BIG HAPPY FAMILY
Enter to win by sending an email with YOUR FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS IN THE BODY OF THE EMAIL and THE PHRASE MADEA CHRISTMAS IN THE SUBJECT LINE to firstname.lastname@example.org
The 3 winners will be selected at random and notified on Monday. Good luck!
MANDELA CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Congrats to Octavius Newman of West Philly and Ozie Washington of Olney who won CD sets of music from MANDELA: THE LONG WALK TO FREEDOM courtesy of UmE.
Congrats to my sis Jos Duncan, who was recently named AFFRM’s National Production Captain and made such an impression at the Philly Sundance one-day intensive that she was selected by Sundance and the Knight foundation to participate in a “fully curated experience” at January’s Sundance Film Festival. Bravo!
UK Filmmaker Michael Todd (Joe Frazier: When The Smoke Clears) is seeking to raise funds to complete HUSTLERS CONVENTION, the story being the Last Poet’s proto-rap album classic. Check out his pitch HERE and donate a few bucks. It’s a great project!
Reelblack and PEC celebrate the DVD release of Russ Parr’s THE UNDERSHEPHERD on Friday December 13 and the United Bank Building, 3750 Lancaster Avenue.
Saturday December 14, we are also hosting Meetups to support the short film NOSTALGIA at the African-American Museum at 2pm, and the Philly-area opening of John Sayles new thriller GO FOR SISTERS (starring LisaGay Hamilton, Yolanda Ross and Isaiah Washington) at AMC Cherry Hill at 7pm (time approx.) For details/RSVP, visit www.meetup.com/reelblack
In the coming weeks, Creative Capital is hosting free grant info sessions in Baltimore, Washington DC and Philadelphia! Greater Philadelphia Film Office, Scribe, Reelblack, PIFVA AND PhillyCAM are co-hosting the event
Creative Capital’s Director of Grants & Services, Lisa Dent, will be present to answer questions about Creative Capital’s grant process and the work we seek to support. The sessions are free and open to the public. Click here to RSVP.
Can’t attend in person? Check our Info Sessions Calendar for other upcoming sessions and online webinars about our grant.
Creative Capital is one of the only national organizations that awards grants to individual artists through an open application process.
We take chances on artists’ projects that are bold, innovative and genre-stretching, that articulate an original vision and have the potential for great impact.
Our individualized approach provides grantees with sequential financial support and tailored advisory services to enable their project’s success and help them build sustainable careers.
We make a commitment to work with each grantee over a three- to seven-year period that involves a high level of engagement between Creative Capital and the artist.
| “Creative Capital’s support has enabled me to think bigger! It’s been like opening all the windows and doors, bringing new light and air into my whole career.”
- Susan Robb (2013 Emerging Fields grantee)
About Creative Capital
Creative Capital receives major support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Toby Devan Lewis, The Theo Westenberger Estate, Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, Lambent Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, Ford Foundation, Muriel Pollia Foundation, Two Sisters and a Wife Foundation, Catharine & Jeffrey Soros, Paige West, Cordish Family Foundation, Sylvia Golden, Rappaport Family Foundation, Stephen Reily & Emily Bingham, and John L. Thomson, in addition to support from more than 400 other institutional and individual donors. Additional support for the Professional Development Program is provided by Kresge Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, National Endowment for the Arts, Herradura and the Joan Mitchell Foundation.
Note: This contest was planned before the passing of Mr. Mandela. Reelblack honors his memory/ this is not meant to capitalize on his death.
Reelblack, Philly’s #1 promoter of African-American film has something special in this weeks contest. We are giving away 2 limited-edition 12″x12″ canvas prints that celebrate the release of the Score and Soundtrack for the upcoming release, MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM starring Idris Elba. You can also win a set of the CDs: The score by Alex Heffes and the soundtrack, featuring music by Bob Marley, Gil-Scott Heron, The Special AKA and more.
The handsome, ready-to-hang canvas prints will be given away randomly at our screening of THE UNDERSHEPERD at the United Bank Building next Friday night (make sure you come through–details at www.meetup.com/reelblack) but anyone can win the set of CDs by sending an email with your full name and mailing address in the body of the message and the phrase “Mandela Contest” in the header to email@example.com Winner will be chosen and notified next Friday.
MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM Soundtrack is available December 10 at Amazon and iTunes. The movie opens in theaters on Christmas Day.
Nadine is a great friend and a longtime supporter of Reelblack. A veteran filmmaker and educator, her debut feature, TANGO MACBETH recently screened in Paris to wide acclaim. She has three things happening in the next month. Next Saturday she will be teaching a one day seminar on best practices for independent filmmakers. Using her feature film TANGO MACBETH as a case study, she will take you through the entire filmmaking process: from idea, to page, to set, to screen. This is a unique workshop suited for documentary and narrative filmmakers who are working on micro-budget projects for under $100,000. The best part–Reelblack members get a $10 discount ($35 instead of $45). If you’re thinking of making a micro-budget narrative, you can’t miss Nadine’s workshop. get all the details here: http://wp.me/pdrGS-IT
Nadine is also one of a trio of local filmmakers (Ben Kalina and Maori Karmael Holmes are the others) who are teaching a FUNDRAISING FOR DOCUMENTARIES workshop at Scribe. DATES: Wednesdays, January 8, 15, 29; TIME: 7:00PM - 9:00PM. More details at http://www.scribe.org/workshops/fundraisingdocumentaries
Finally, Nadine is about to start a campaign to bring TANGO MACBETH to The Ritz Bourse for a special one-night only screening in January. More details to follow, but you can get the inside scoop at http://www.tugg.com/titles/tango-macbeth
Many of you met Jawanza when he helped out at the Reelblack table at this year’s BlackStar Film festival (see photo), but I first got to know Jawanza when he began composing music for the first 3 seasons of Reelblack TV. A graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, he recently released a CD, FEELS BETTER THAN IT SOUNDS on Amazon and iTunes. He’ll be performing songs from that CD this Friday at Chris’ Jazz Cafe. Tickets are $15 and there are shows at 8 and 10pm. Reelblack will be in the building filming for his EPK.
Find out more at www.jawanzakobie.com
Check out this live clip from a recent show at AAMP below:
Many of you met Charles when he came to Philly in October with his producer B. Skinny Lewis for the opening of their feature film, THINGS NEVER SAID, starring Shanola Hampton and Omari Hardwick. Charles imparted his wisdom at a 4 hour filmmaker’s seminar at Art Sanctuary and taped a segment for Reelblack TV (see below) while he was here. He’s a cool, down-to-earth brother. THINGS NEVER SAID was released on DVD and iTunes this Tuesday through Codeblack/Lionsgate. If you dig spoken word and romance, this is the movie for you. It’s even at Redbox!
If you can’t make it to Jawanza Kobie’s show this friday, please support my partner Daryl DeBrest’s effort, THE COMMUNITY JAZZ PROJECT at Reuben’s Marc in Mt. Airy.
Reuben’s Marc & The Community Jazz Project present : 2nd Floor Sounds with Adam Faulk & LXG (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), featuring Khary Abdul-Shaheed on drums, Jonathan M. Michel on Bass and Charles Charles A. Washington on trumpet.
Our lovely hostess Raiena Graham will entertain and present our featured artist along with other special surprise guest ! Check out the scene at Reubens ====>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcaXBhXxeco&feature=share&list=UUB12rLcsz-5-rqmRMlaR7gg
…Just $10.00 for a great night out:) Feel free to purchase tickets online at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd -floor-sounds-tickets-9633210191?aff=rss
The Community Jazz Project, Bringing Positive Music to a Positive People.
Reuben’s Marc (8131 Stenton Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa) or Stenton and Mt. Pleasant
Reelblack is a founding member of AaFFRM–The African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement. Right now we need your support. Join the movement to further and foster black independent cinema with the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM) and Array Releasing. Take action at affrmaction.com. Thank you for rebelling with us!