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Filmmaker Usher Morgan discusses his new book Lessons from the Set: A DIY Guide to Your First Feature Film

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We recently had the privilege of conversing with Usher Morgan, the award winning writer, director, and producer whose work includes Prego, Windblown, Fine Dining, Trapped Inside and the newly released feature film, Pickings. Morgan’s new book, Lessons From the Se Lessons from the Set: A DIY Guide to Your First Feature Film, was released to bookstores by Library Tales Publishing on December 17th, 2018.

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Artemis Women In Action Film Festival Founder talks honoring Michelle Rodriguez, society’s power structures and the women’s movements in Hollywood

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The Artemis Women in Action Film Festival is the first film festival dedicated to honoring female action and empowerment heroes. Since its inception in 2015, Artemis has celebrated powerful women taking action on the silver screen. From female action heroes to female activists, the festival has shone a spotlight on females in narrative and documentary films who are fearless, fierce, physically strong and independent. 

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Women in the entertainment industry: Breakaway Daily interview with indie filmmaker and actress Jill Jaress

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Jill Jaress is a producer, director, writer and President of her own production company Got a Laugh Entertainment. The first comedy she created, Someone to Love, screened at Cannes to a standing room only audience in the Short Film Corner and went on to win eleven laurels in other Academy-qualifying and international film festivals.

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Latoya Ward tackles the character of Bobbi in That’s What Up movie

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Upcoming actress LaToya Ward plays the character of Bobbi in the soon to be released indie film, That’s What’s Up. It is a film about the glitz, glamour, grind and hustle centered around the music & entertainment industry. It also looks at how the journey for some seeking stardom unfolds. 

LaToya will be in Newark, New Jersey this Thursday, 28 July 2016, for the sold out red carpet and private screening for the film.

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32 years ago today (July 27th, 1984) Purple Rain opened in US movie theaters! Watch the trailer! 

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“He risked too much for the one thing that meant everything… his music,“ rumbled late voiceover master Don LaFontaine in the teaser for the film. “Prince, the story… the struggle… the movie… Purple Rain.”

 

Purple Rain is the feature film and acting debut of music icon Prince, co-starring Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Jerome Benton, Olga Karlatos and Clarence Williams III.

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Celebrate Mother’s Day with these Unusual Mothers in Ten Unconventional Films

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Here are ten movies to watch this Mother’s Day mostly involving madness, mayhem and murder. These flicks not only feature some kickass moms, but moms who are so wicked you’ll be glad they aren’t your mother!

Mother’s Day (2010): This remae of the 1980 film features sadistic members of a villainous family who return to their childhood home to terrorize the new home owners and their guests.

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Interview with Artemis Women in Action Film Festival Founder Melanie Wise & Honoree Yancy Butler

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The Artemis Women in Action Film Festival is the first and only film festival honoring ‪kick-ass‬ female driven action films! The festival is taking place at the Ahrya Fine Arts Theater in Beverly Hills April 22nd through April 24th honoring powerful women on screen, those who contributed to the success of the genre, and the undiscovered talent of the future.

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Purple Rain (1984): Remembering The Artist Prince 

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Purple Rain is a 1984 American rock musical drama film directed by Albert Magnoli and written by Magnoli and William Blinn. The film stars Prince, making his film debut playing a semi-autobiographical character. Purple Rain was developed to showcase his talents and hence contains several extended concert sequences. The film grossed more than US$68 million at the box office. 

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