Travel influencer Rondel Holder traces his heritage in short films

Brooklyn native Rondel Holder has been a marketing executive at a major national magazine, and a high profile travel influencer.

New Toni Morrison docu set for release

It has been reported that the U.S. film distributor, Magnolia Films, has acquired the North American rights to release the new Toni Morrison film, “The Pieces I Am.” Accomplished producer, photographer and filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders directed the film.

Film star, director offering chance of a lifetime at New York talent competition

If the only thing that comes from dreamers are dreams, a winner-take-all talent show promises to make some luck person realize their own aspirations.

MoMA, Film Society of Lincoln Center present New Directors/New Films fest Mar. 27- April 7

If you are a film director or an aspiring visual storyteller, then you know what an honor it is to be chosen to screen your film at MoMA and the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s New Directors/New Films festival.

Indie Spirit Awards 2019: Harlem story ‘Beale Street’ wins

The New York Amsterdam News and our new all-digital vertical “AmNews Curtain Raiser” were on the Santa Monica beach soaking up the indie love at the 2019 Independent Spirit Awards.

Spike Lee wins Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for ‘BlacKkKlansman’

In the press room after his win for Best Adapted Screenplay for “BlacKkKlansman,” which he shares with Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott, Lee was light-hearted.

Regina King wins Best Supporting Actress for ‘Beale Street’

The 91st Academy Awards brought the Blackness, and, with it, the crowning of a new, thespian queen—Regina King. #OscarsSoBlack? Yes, we’re blessed.

When ‘Green Book’ won Best Picture: press room reactions

On Oscar Sunday the press room was packed with journalists from around the world and many of us began our collective day hopeful that director Spike Lee would take the big win.

In the press room: Oscars, 2019: Part One

We’ve been covering the Oscars since 2015 and it was just as exciting this year as it was the first year.

2019 Oscars: The winners

Oscars 2019, it was a star-studded list of presenters will take the stage, Dana Carvey, including Mike Myers, Chef José Andrés, Queen Latifah, Congressman John Lewis, Diego Luna, Tom Morello, Trevor Noah, Amandla Stenberg, Barbra Streisand, and Serena Williams introducing ...

ROAD TRIP: 34th Independent Spirit Awards

It’s that time of year again when we venture to sunny Los Angeles to cover the 2019 film award season which includes, again this year, the 34th Independent Spirit Awards (Indie Spirit Awards).

Barnard hosts 9th annual Athena Film Fest Feb 28-March 3

The ninth annual Athena Film Festival, co-founded by the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College and Women and Hollywood, will take place Feb. 28-March 3, 2019, at Barnard College in New York City.

On the red carpet for ‘High Flying Bird’

Filmmakers and cast were all on the red carpet at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade theater this past Thursday, Feb. 7, for a Lincoln Center Film Society members’ screening of Steven Soderbergh’s new film “High Flying Bird.”

Legendary casting agent Robi Reed casts ‘American Soul’

Robi Reed is a legend. Make no mistake: casting a film is an art form, and she is an artist. The seasoned veteran has more than 30 years of experience.

BET’s new series ‘American Soul’ gets to the soul of Cornelius’ legendary show

The new ten-part series “American Soul,” which debuts internationally on BET with back-to-back episodes starting Feb. 5 (9 p.m. ET/PT), is a straight-up example of Black excellence in every category.