• 00:06

    Better Mus Come

    in Entertainment

    The African American Film Releasing Movement (AFFRM) is on a great streak!  Better Mus Come promises to be an amazing Jamaican flick!
    Synopsis:
    The film follows warring political factions in 1970s Jamaica as they enlist the support of gangs to enforce their policies, and advance their political agenda. It is a fictionalized dramatization of real historical events, specifically, the Green Bay Massacre, where the government finally tracked down these gangs and had systematically wiped out.

  • 00:09

    Moving, cinematic and just great cinema! "Middle of Nowhere"

    in Entertainment

    Ava Duvernay is a Hollywood veteran who created a movement (AFFRM) to disttibute great films that continuously get accolaides. Middle of Nowhere also directed by Ava is yet another film in her distribution stable that feeds a desire for watchig great films not just brands. 
    Join the discussion as I review her newly released cinematic masterpiece.
    Synopsis:
    When her husband is sentenced to 8 years in prison, Rudy drops out of med school in order to focus on her husband's well being while he's incarcerated - leading her on a journey of self-discovery in the process.
       

  • 00:30

    Guests Alrick Brown & Cassandra Freeman ("Kinyarwanda")

    in Film

    Director Alrick Brown & Cassandra Freeman, star of award-winning drama, and second AFFRM release "Kinyarwanda" discuss the film.

  • 01:01

    Episode 65: Writer/Director/Marketing Maven Ava DuVernay

    in Film

    On the next Double Down Film Show we’ll have a conversation with filmmaker and film marketer, Ava DuVernay, whose new feature film, I Will Follow is being released this Friday and was just dubbed by Roger Ebert, “one of the best films I’ve seen about the loss of a loved one.”



    Ava formed her award-winning publicity firm currently known as DVA Media + Marketing, in 1999. In addition to directing, she has provided marketing strategy and execution for more than 100 mainstream Hollywood film and television campaigns including Hairspray, I - Robot, Spider-Man 2, and Collateral, just to name a few.



    Before her most recent release, Ms. DuVernay directed the documentary projects This is the Life and My Mic Sounds Nice: The Truth About Women in Hip-Hop. Her latest venture is founding the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM), which organizes limited engagement theatrical releases for Black independent films and was recently profiled in a feature article in the New York Times.



    · How did she TRANSITION from marketing to directing?

    · What does a modern indie film CAMPAIGN consist of?

    · When should you seek and when should you avoid press?

    · What makes a film more of a “TOUGH SELL”?

    · What MISCONCEPTIONS do many filmmakers share?

    · At what POINT does an indie film need a publicist?



    We’ll answer all these questions and more in another insightful episode of The Double Down Film Show. More practical filmmaking wisdom than you can shake a stick at…every Wednesday night at 9pm E.S.T.



    Filmmaking Reality Starts HERE.

  • 01:01

    Keeping It Reel 65: Ava DuVernay

    in Film

    Join Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon as filmmaker/publicist Ava DuVernay stops by to discuss her latest project, the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM) and Roger Ebert Presents: At the Movies' contributors Nell Minow and Omar Moore will also discuss their participation on the show. PLUS: AOL Black Voices' writer Wilson Morales and the Movie Mob will give us the latest entertainment news and reviews.  

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