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Sundance 2018

Actor Issa Rae (‘Insecure’) among the celebrities to attend The Blackhouse’s Killer Creativity: A New Breed Panel, sponsored by BET Networks, at Sundance 2018, seen here with BET Fellows 

(photo credit: Eric Umphery Photography) 

 John LegendIssa RaeDebra Lee and Bevy Smith were among the guests in attendance for the first two days of programming at The Blackhouse during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. 

 

Filmmakers and industry insiders packed into the Blackhouse’s Sundance headquarters to listen to their peers discuss topics ranging from diversity and inclusion in filmmaking to discussions around the premiere of one the biggest films at Sundance, Monster, all before jamming to the sounds of Grammy-nominated DJ/producer Vikter Duplaix at the official Blackhouse Party.  

 

Attendees mixed and mingled while enjoying wine and hors d’oeuvres, but the Blackhouse’s co-founder, Brickson Diamond, made it clear that while having a good time is important, Blackhouse means serious business, “It’s not about a party. It’s about the mission of expanding access and opportunity. It’s about getting our stories told, distributed and our artists heard again and again.” 

 

The Blackhouse Foundation, an organization whose mission is to create a community for black content creators, is in its 11th year at Sundance and will be at the 2018 festival from January 19-22. Programming highlights this year include a conversation with Grammy-and-Oscar-winner John Legend and Tonya Lewis Lee about film Monster premiering at Sundance and a discussion about ways in which black women are leading the revolution featuring activist and commentator Angela Rye and sponsored by Color of Change and Planned Parenthood. 


The Blackhouse Foundation welcomes and thanks the following sponsors for their continued belief and support: Comcast NBC/Universal returns as a full-year sponsor. BET sponsors the Blackhouse Fellows Program bringing 10 Howard University MFA students to the festival and serve as a Creative sponsor. Official sponsors include AT&T Hello LabFacebook, and 21st Century Fox Global Inclusion. Supporting sponsors include NETFLIX and HBO. Creative sponsors include CAA, Planned Parenthood/Color of Change, SAG-AFTRA, The Will and Jada Smith Family FoundationStarz, UMC – The Urban Movie Channel, Eos and more. 

Grammy and Oscar-winner John Legend, Producer Tonya Lee Lewis, and SAG-AFTRA Diversity Advisory Committee Chair Jason George, along with the director, writers, and cast during “The Making of ‘Monster,’ presented by SAG-AFTRA” (photo credit: Eric Umphery Photography) 



ABOUT THE BLACKHOUSE FOUNDATION

The Blackhouse Foundation works to expand opportunities for Black content creators by providing pathways to opportunities within film, television, digital and emerging platforms. Blackhouse provides opportunities for minority creative to learn about the financial, production, marketing and distribution resources that will raise the profile of their content, while also providing participants with a nucleus for continuing support, community and education. 

KEEP UP WITH THE BLACK HOUSE!

Website: http://www.theblackhouse.org
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Sundance Film Festival 2018

The Blackhouse at 2018 Sundance Film Festival Schedule 

 

  • Broadening the Lens: Perspectives on Diverse Storytelling (Sponsored by Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation)
  • “On One with Angela Rye” Presents: Black Women are Leading The Revolution (Sponsored by Color of Change and Planned Parenthood) 

 

10:00 am – 12:00 pm                            

Sunday Brunch & How to Stay in the Game: John Amos from “Good Times” to Animation

Location: The Blackhouse (804 Main St) 

 

12:45 pm – 2:15 pm                                               

“On One with Angela Rye” Presents: Black Women are Leading the Revolution

Sponsored by: Color of Change and Planned Parenthood

Location: The Blackhouse (804 Main St) 

 

Since 2017, the resistance of women, specifically women of color, has been amplified worldwide though social media and Hollywood engagement. This panel will examine the alignment between the current culture, political, reproductive and gender-based justice movements. Highlighting how content creators, culture creators, influencers, and allies can inclusively use their platforms to sustain the revolution.

 

 

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm                                       

Facebook SEEN Program Panel                

Sponsored by: Facebook

Location: The Blackhouse (804 Main St) 

 

The Blackhouse Foundation joins forces with Facebook Creative Shop for the launch of SEEN, an inclusivity in film program for independent filmmakers. It kicks off with the “inclusivity in Film: How Facebook partnered with A Boy. A Girl. A Dream to be SEEN,” panel discussing the program with independent filmmakers Qasim Basir and Datari Turner, and star cast of Meagan Good and Omari Hardwick, ahead of their Sundance premiere of their shortlisted film A Boy. A Girl. A Dream.

 

 

4:00pm – 5:30pm                                                

Netflix in One Take Panel 

Sponsored by: Netflix

Location: The Blackhouse (804 Main St) 

 

A fireside chat with Black executives at Netflix about representation, “who kicked down the door” for each of them and why the company’s culture is unique. In addition, they will go through a project’s journey through the Netflix platform and how they find an engaged audience for each title.

 

 

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm                                              

Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation

Reception

Location: The Blackhouse (804 Main St) 



7:00pm – 8:00pm                                                

Broadening the Lens: Perspectives on Diverse Storytelling

Sponsored by: Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation

Location: The Blackhouse (804 Main St) 

 

Broadening the Lens : Perspective on Diverse Storytelling will examine diversity and inclusion in the industry today and how underrepresented groups can work together to widen the lens of storytelling include all voices. We will also explore what modern storytelling will look like in the digital and global landscape of the future. Panelists include iconic actress and philanthropist Jada Pinkett Smith, influential writer and The Chi creator Lena WaitheMACRO Senior Vice President, Development & Production Poppy Hanks, and in-demand television writer Radha Blank [The Get DownEmpireShe’s Gotta Have It, & Monster].

 

 

9:00pm – 12:00am

Smart, Funny and Black with Amanda Seales Panel and Party

Sponsored by: TBC

Music by: Amanda Seales

Location: The Blackhouse (804 Main St) 



ABOUT THE BLOCKHOUSE FOUNDATION 


The Blackhouse Foundation works to expand opportunities for Black content creators by providing pathways to opportunities within film, television, digital and emerging platforms. Blackhouse provides opportunities for minority creative to learn about the financial, production, marketing and distribution resources that will raise the profile of their content, while also providing participants with a nucleus for continuing support, community and education. 

 

 KEEP UP WITH THE BLACK HOUSE!


Website: http://www.theblackhouse.org
Twitter: 
@the_blackhouse
Facebook: 
The Blackhouse Foundation
Instagram: the_blackhouse
Download: Blackhouse Festival App

ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE

ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE

A Group Exhibition Curated by Indira Cesarine

A Portion of Proceeds to Benefit ACLU Foundation

OPENING RECEPTION January 16th

Press + VIP Preview 4pm – 6pm // Opening Reception 6pm – 9pm

More events to be announced

EXHIBITION ON VIEW

January 17–  February 4, 2018

THE UNTITLED SPACE GALLERY

45 Lispenard Street Unit 1W NYC 10013

This January, The Untitled Space gallery is pleased to present ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE group exhibition, curated by gallery director and artist Indira Cesarine, featuring the work of more than 80 contemporary artists responding to the political climate in America since the election of President Donald Trump. Opening January 16th, and on view through February 4th, ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE marks the one year anniversary of the inauguration of one of the most controversial presidents in American history. In a follow up to the gallery’s critically acclaimed group show “UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN,” which opened during the week of the 2017 presidential inauguration, exhibition ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE features artwork across all mediums addressing the issues our society has faced since the election such as immigration rights, women’s rights, transgender rights, health care, climate change, white supremacy, gender equality, gun control, sexual harassment, as well as countless other issues which have given rise to mass protest throughout the United States and abroad over the past year. ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE celebrates art as activism, giving voices to contemporary artists from all backgrounds, ages and genders. Through works inspired by the controversial policies and practices of our current president, the exhibition sheds light on the challenging issues of contemporary culture in the face of the current presidential political agenda.

EXHIBITING ARTISTS 

Alexandra Rubinstein, Alfonse Pagano, Alison Jackson, Alyson Provax, Ann Lewis, Anna Rindos, Annalisa Iadicicco, Annika Connor, Anya Rubin, Cabell Molina, Camilla Marie Dahl, Cara De Angelis, Danielle Siegelbaum, Daryl Daniels, Desire Moheb Zandi, Desdemonda Dallas, Dessie Jackson, Diana Casanova, Dolly Faibyshev, Domenica Bucalo, Eleni Giannopoulou, Elisa Garcia de la Huerta, Elise Vaselakis, Elizabeth Wentling, Erin Victoria Axtell, Fahren Feingold, Gabriela Handal, George Lorio, Grace Graupe Pillard, Haley R Hatfield, Hannah Stahl, Indira Cesarine, James Hsieh, Jamia Weir, Jamie Martinez, Janet Braun-Reinitz + Sarah Maple, Jen Dwyer, Joanne Leah, Joel Tretin, Joyce Ellen Weinstein, Kat Toronto aka Miss Meatface, Kate Hush, Katya Kan, Kiley Ames, Kristin Malin, Kristin O’Connor, Leah Schrager, Leslie Kerby, Leslie Sheryll, Linda Bond, Linda Friedman Schmidt, Lola Jiblazee, Lola Ogbara, Manju Shandler, Marne Lucas, Mary Tooley Parker, Michael Reece, Michele Pred, Nichole Washington, Olga Filippova, Olive Allen, Panteha Abareshi, Parker Day, Rada Yakova, Rebecca Goyette, Rebecca Leveille, Rosary Solimanto, Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, Rute Ventura, Sarah Dillion, Signe Pierce, Stephanie Hanes, Tatana Kellner, Tommy Mitchell, Touba Alipour, Valerie Carmet, Valery Estabrook, Vanessa Teran, Vittorio Ottaviani, Yuri Murphy

“This is an important time to reflect upon the last year and how Trump’s presidency has impacted our society. Since the election, we have been faced with extremes living in a country which has become increasingly divisive and threatening to civil and human rights. We live in a country facing sexism, racism and discrimination across all fronts. Last January, I was honored to partner with the ERA Coalition to present exhibition UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN, one of the first exhibitions of the Resistance movement. Now, one year later, it is important to show continued solidarity in light of the issues our society continues to grapple with. It is impossible to sit back and watch as our rights crumble before our eyes. In the past year, our culture has dealt with continuous turmoil, mass shootings, increasingly disturbing accounts of gross sexual misconduct, threats to the rights of immigrants, reproductive rights, transgender rights, threats against our rights to health care, against gender and racial equality, against the protection of our environment, of internet neutrality, as well as attacks against Planned Parenthood, the EPA, the NEA and global organizations such as UNESCO. It is extremely disturbing that our cultural foundation is being rocked by the very platform that is meant to protect and serve our nation. The exhibition ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE give voices to artists from all backgrounds, genders and ages in light of these controversial issues that have brought millions to the streets in protest. Throughout history, art has always played a significant role when it comes to representing the sentiments of the populace. It is crucial for the voices of the people to continue to be heard. The Untitled Space is honored to raise funds through this exhibition for the ACLU and support their mission to uphold civil rights and liberties in accordance to the constitution of the United States.”

– Curator Indira Cesarine

Official Exhibit Website: http://untitled-space.com/one-year-of-resistance-group-show

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ABOUT THE UNTITLED SPACE:

The Untitled Space is an art gallery located in Tribeca, New York in a landmark building on Lispenard Street. Founded in 2014 by Indira Cesarine, the gallery features an ongoing curation of exhibits of emerging and established contemporary artists exploring conceptual framework and boundary pushing ideology through mediums of painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, video and performance art. The gallery is committing to exploring new ideas vis-à-vis traditional and new mediums and highlights a program of “Women in Art” as well as special events aligned with our creative vision