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Adventures in Filmmaking: Through the Lens

About twelve years ago, I was having lunch with a friend and I mentioned that I wanted to be a director. At the time, I was taking screenwriting courses at UCLA Extension and had completed my first script, Bless the … Continue reading

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Escape from Beckyville Featured on The Book Look

The fab folks over at The Book Look were so kind to review Escape from Beckyville on their show. Love the special effects. Check out the video below, show them some love and leave a comment!

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Pipes Never Die: A Tribute to Whitney

The night before Whitney Houston died, I was skimming a gossip website when I happened on the headline “Whitney Houston is a Bloody Mess.” The accompanying pictures revealed a familiar scene — the singer was sweaty, disoriented, her wig tangled … Continue reading

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The Help, White Women Saviors and Maids with Superpowers

What if a black woman had written The Help? I mulled over that question after leaving an advance screening of the movie based on the best-selling novel by Kathryn Stockett. What if, say, Alice Walker had sat down to write … Continue reading

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Making of the Beckyville Book Trailer

Two weeks after I approached Moe about shooting a book trailer for Escape from Beckyville: Tales of Race, Hair and Rage, we assembled a small cast and crew at my apartment. Naturally, the beautiful week of sunshine we’d been blessed … Continue reading

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