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ou’re all familiar with her work, I’m sure; here are a few of the notables: Stomp The Yard, Notorious, Jumping The Broom, Sparkle (the remake) Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day, and the upcoming Gabrielle Union BET drama from the Akils, Being Mary Jane.

Certainly these are all what we’d call higher-profile studio projects, but Ms Byrd also has some indie credits to her name, both shorts (like the controversial film that caused quite a stir here on S&A, The Strange Thing About The Johnsons), and features (Sundance 2012 selection Filly Brown, as well as a film I recently profiled, A Beautiful Soul directed by her brother Jeff Byrd).

And as Twinkie reiterated during our conversation, she’d like to take on more indie projects (shorts and features), especially from all you black filmmakers (from across the Diaspora) who regularly read this site. She embraces