Film History: How Mary Pickford Helped Create United Artists | When Women Inspire

  Mary Pickford (photo from article; photo source: Kate Gabrielle, CC BY 4.0, via Flickr) The linked-to article in this post originally appeared in When Women Inspire, Film History: How Mary Pickford Helped Create United Artists, by Christy Birmingham . It has often been said that if you want full control over a project, make your … More Film History: How Mary Pickford Helped Create United Artists | When Women Inspire

B-City Webseries – Season 2 – Filming, October 22, 2017

I was on-set on October 22, 2017 for filming the second season of Jolie East-Miji’s “B-City” Webseries  in my usual role as a production assistant (PA) (off-set role: an executive producer). Four scenes were scheduled – one indoor scene and three outdoor scenes. The director, gaffer/lights, director of photography, assistant camera, sound recordist, and actors ensured all … More B-City Webseries – Season 2 – Filming, October 22, 2017

B-City Webseries – Season 2 – Filming, October 15, 2017

I was on-set again for filming the second season of Jolie East-Miji’s “B-City” Webseries.  My on-set role this season: Key Production Assistant. Off-set role: an executive producer.  I observed activity for a scene featuring characters Bre and Brandon:  lighting, blocking, rehearsal, and the actual filming. Blocking a scene is simply “working out the details of an … More B-City Webseries – Season 2 – Filming, October 15, 2017

Alan’s News Brief, October 13, 2017

Here is some recent news about my connections. Please check out these projects and follow the creatives behind them.  Congrats to everyone on their accomplishments! Gillian Scott-Ward’s film “Back to Natural: A Documentary Film” won two awards at the International Black Film Festival Nashville:  The Founders Award and Best Poster Award.  I was a funder. Back to Natural … More Alan’s News Brief, October 13, 2017

I work with her on “B-City”! Interview with Jolie East-Miji | IndieActivity

The linked-to article in this post original appeared on the IndieActivity website, Interview with Jolie East-Miji, by Michael Ford. I have worked with Jolie East-Miji on her webseries, “B-City” (in both seasons 1 and 2; season 2 is currently in production). I am an executive producer on season 2 (and key production assistant on-set). I love … More I work with her on “B-City”! Interview with Jolie East-Miji | IndieActivity

B-City Webseries – Season 2 – Day 2 Filming, September 24, 2017

I was on-set for Day 2 of filming for the second season of Jolie East-Miji’s “B-City” Webseries.  My on-set role this season: Key Production Assistant. Off-set role: an executive producer.  A bedroom scene and living room scene were done this day.  Here are some behind-the-scene photos.  I will continue to document the production phase of … More B-City Webseries – Season 2 – Day 2 Filming, September 24, 2017

Support our #filmmakers: Danielle Earle in Her Own Words

Introduction I have spoken of my friend and colleague #filmmaker Danielle Earle often on my blog. I have had the privilege to work with her on projects such as “Brooklyn is in Love” and “Lover’s Game”. I wanted to share her Facebook post from August 27, 2017 . She elegantly explains why diversity in media … More Support our #filmmakers: Danielle Earle in Her Own Words