‘Hair Love’

On the off chance you haven’t seen this yet… I’ve followed Matthew for years on the Twitter so I remember when he had his Kickstarter for this. Wasn’t in a place to give like that but liked the idea. Missed seeing it on the big screen as well, but now that it’s online… My, my, […]

2018

The story I tell most often when asked for a Hollywood anecdote is when I chose to work with a still up and coming Issa Rae over the fried chicken commercial my agent at the time tried to talk me into. It’s funny, it’s a name my people recognize, it’s a good anecdote. As this […]

Video of the Day – ‘Moonlight’

  Barry Jenkins’ trailer dropped this week, and I’m about to hop back onto HBO for Issa, and pretty high odds I’ll have some thoughts on Spike’s new movie next Sunday, and Tessa is…Tessa… So this is as good of a video to start the week as any. Enjoy!

‘Dear White People’

  For the oldheads among us, the double victory run of the studio system acknowledging that a) there’s an audience for ‘Atlanta’, ‘Insecure’, and ‘Get Out’, and b) not only that, but it’s quality storytelling, continues with the Netflix version of Justin Simien’s ‘Dear White People.’  And I know I’m not the first to say […]

Cult of Personality

  Another rotation around the sun nearly complete.  I’ve lived long enough to exist in Trump’s America. Hooray… Nearly all of us in life, will experience some personal and professional setbacks that screws up our plans.  I’ve lost more than one job, not from being fired but because the company as a whole went bankrupt. […]

Stability & Consistency

Returned to the director’s chair. Made a quality short that will find a new audience every holiday season (like the film its based on, ironically). Wrote my first original pilot. Wrote my first spec based on a TV show I love. Producer on another ‘legacy’ project that’s one of those ‘once in a lifetime’ things […]

Pay It Forward: Issa Rae

  So here’s my ‘pay it forward’ for this week. The finished piece never went live, but a few of you know I already knocked a huge chip off of my ‘black film geek’ bucket list this year when I auditioned for and was cast in a short by Issa Rae and her production company. […]