I Have the Privelege of Working alongside Such Great Talent: An Interview with Eric Dickens

On August 4th, I was fortunate enough to represent Black Talent TV at The Urban Web Summit, a new festival focusing on web series & short films, and mingle among filmmakers & actors. Most of the attendees were part from some of my favorite web series, such as...
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2017 NYC Web Fest Official Selections & Nominations: Mistake, 5Knives, Frank & Lamar, and More Announced!

Last November, Black Talent TV attended the 3rd annual NYC Web Fest and in true New York fashion, the event was filled with nothing but glitz, glam, and talent! Following fantastic screenings of official selections, the NYC Web Fest followed with a red carpet, award...
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I’ve Been Passionate(About Acting) For Quite Some Time: An Interview with Yhá Mourhia Wright

This past August, I attended two events where most of the crowd was part of some critically acclaimed web series. From actors to filmmakers, I met so many talented individuals who I had been in contact with before and one of them was Yhá Mourhia Wright. At the...
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The Sky Is Not the Limit, It’s Just A View: An Interview with Bobby Ashley

This past summer, Black Talent TV was fortunate enough to attend a new festival featuring a talented group of individuals but one of the few that stood out was Bobby Ashley. At the inaugural The Urban Web Summit in August 2017, writer/director/creator Bobby shined as...
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You Have To Live It, Eat It, and Breathe It: An Interview with Alonge Hawes

Each year, there are a group of projects that premiere with new and exciting premises but only a few succeed in sustaining an audience. Fortunately, one of those succeeding projects for 2017 is Blue Collar Hustle. For those who don’t know, Blue Collar Hustle is a web...
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I Sing About What We Go Through: An Interview with Omar Wilson

Although many believe that true R&B is dead, there are a slew of singers who currently thrive in the musical genre. Artists like John Legend, Miguel, and Sevyn Streeter are bringing true R&B back and another singer to add to the list is Omar Wilson. According...
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I Want To Do It All: An Interview with T Barz

While the rap game is predominately male oriented, there are many female rappers who are reigning supreme. From Remy Ma and Cardi B to Nicki Minaj, many female rappers are making a name for themselves and another talented rapper to be on the lookout for is T Barz....
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LOOK WHO’S NEXT: Un.Sound

From Enough to What’s Love Got to Do with It?, there have been many popular films focusing on domestic violence and another one to add to the list is Un.Sound. Directed, starring, and edited by Elisha Williams, Un.Sound is a short film about “a young woman name...
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LOOK WHO’S NEXT Interview: James Bland

With projects like Shots Fired and Dear White People, 2017 is proving to be the year of new & exciting projects and another one added to the list is Giants. For those who don’t know, Giants is a scripted digital drama series that follows three black millennials,...
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LOOK WHO’S NEXT Interview: Jim Titus

According to Cristiano Ronaldo, “Talent without working hard is nothing” and one talented individual who embodies this quote is Jim Titus. Born in New York City, Titus is an actor/producer/director who’s been in a slew of projects ranging from TV series to films. His...
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LOOK WHO’S NEXT Interview: Nicolette Ellis

With critically acclaimed projects like Giants and The Breaks, 2017 is definitely the year of superstars and one talented woman to be on the lookout for is Nicolette Ellis. Originally from Maryland, Ellis is an actress/writer who’s been in numerous projects from web...
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LOOK WHO’S NEXT Interview: Erica Michelle

From The New Edition Story to season four of Being Mary Jane, BET continues its streak of amazing projects in 2017 and another one added to the list is The Quad. Airing Wednesdays at 10 pm ET, The Quad follows “ambitious yet troubled Dr. Eva Fletcher, the...
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LOOK WHO’S NEXT Interview: Moritz J. Williams

So far, 2017 seems to be the year of rising stars and one talented individual to follow is Moritz J. Williams. Originally from Dallas, TX, Williams is an actor, producer, and director who sets his sight on a goal and doesn’t stop until it’s accomplished. His resume...
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LOOK WHO’S NEXT Interview: Omar Salmon

From The Quad to Giants, 2017 has proven to be the year of rising stars and one talented individual to keep your eye on is Omar Salmon. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Salmon is an actor who has done numerous projects ranging from theater plays to independent short...
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LOOK WHO’S NEXT Interview: Melvin Jackson Jr.

BET began 2017 on a high with the successful premiere of the long awaited The New Edition Story. Premiering January 24th and concluding January 26th, The New Edition Story focused on the history of R&B group New Edition and their rise to fame, attracted 29 million...
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LOOK WHO’S NEXT Interview: Krystal M. Harris

The much anticipated biographical three-part miniseries, The New Edition Story, premiered on January 24th to record breaking numbers. According to Shadow and Act, the BET miniseries attracted 29 million total viewers! For those who don’t know, The New Edition Story is...
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LOOK WHO’S NEXT Interview: Rachel Currence

On January 24, 2017, the much anticipated biographical three-part miniseries The New Edition Story premiered on BET and concluded on January 26, 2017 to record breaking numbers. According to Shadow and Act, a website “dedicated to cinema, television and web content of...
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Q’s One Night Stands, Situationships, & Tough Love among Selections for NYC Web Fest 2016

Besides being known as the city that never sleeps, New York City is also home to several festivals for films including the Tribeca Film Festival & the New York City International Film Festival. For web series, the go-to festival is known as the New York City Web...
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Where to Start With Your Web Series Story

Here at Black Talent TV, our mission is the help the young and creative black community who want to make it into the audiovisual industry of entertainment. To do so, we've decided to launch a new series of articles with the intent to help improve the quality of your...
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Web Fest News: 2017 U.K. Web Fest & Rumor of New Web Festival in 2018?

With 2018 quickly approaching, there are still a few web festivals to attend in 2017 and one planning to close this year with a bang is the U.K. Web Fest. For those who haven’t heard, the U.K. Web Fest is currently in its third year and consists of a full day of...
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Bid on a Chance to Meet Trevor Noah—Sneak Peek at the 2017 Emmy Season Auction

Bid on a chance to meet Trevor Noah and receive four (4) VIP tickets to a taping of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on Comedy Central. Once-in-a-lifetime studio experiences, VIP tickets and memorabilia from your favorite shows are just some of the items you can bid on...
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SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE 26TH ANNUAL PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL

The 26th Annual Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) Opens Its Official "Call For Submissions"   The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) is ready to take moviegoers on a cinematic journey with international film screenings from around the globe with the announcement of its...
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TALENT TO WATCH

LOOK WHO’S NEXT: Series-ly Podcast

LOOK WHO’S NEXT: Series-ly Podcast

While most podcasts focus on pop culture, music, or politics, there are a few concentrating on web series and one of them is Series-ly Podcast. Hosted by web series junkies Brittany & Mary, Series-ly Podcast provides weekly recaps on the drama, the love, the...

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Cassia “Jonesie” Jones

Cassia “Jonesie” Jones

Not long ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing an amazing writer & actress who writes, edits, produces, and stars in her own web series and this talented woman is Cassia Jones! According to her blog, Cassia, also known as Jonesie, is “originally from Los...

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DIGITAL BLACK HOLLYWOOD

Female Representation at 73% and 45% Students of Color Selected for  Television Academy Foundation’s 2017 Summer Internship Program  Gender Equality and Diversity are Priorities for Television Academy’s Philanthropic Arm

Female Representation at 73% and 45% Students of Color Selected for Television Academy Foundation’s 2017 Summer Internship Program Gender Equality and Diversity are Priorities for Television Academy’s Philanthropic Arm

Photo Caption: Tyra Prude – Entertainment News intern at Extra TV – from Tennessee State University. The Emmy race is in full swing, but the Television Academy Foundation has already selected 52 college students to participate in its 2017 Summer Internship Program....

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