Throughout #BlackHistoryMonth, we’ve had the pleasure of talking with some amazing Black creators bringing wonderful art to the screen.

Here’s a quick look back at those interviews, which we would highly recommend reading:
“One of the big surprises … was the length the FBI went to undercut Dr. King.”

Our first interview this month spotlighted Sam Pollard, director of the documentary @MLKFBI:…
“It is fictionalized, but it’s 100 percent powered by the facts.”

Kemp Powers, the screenwriter behind #OneNightInMiami, talked with us about that story, the mastery of @ReginaKing, and more:…
“We are bringing this 400-year-old story into modern day, and we’re coloring it with what’s happening in the world today.”

Director Carey Williams talked about “R#J,” a modern adaptation of Romeo and Juliet told through social media + smartphone screens:…
“I love subtlety and nuance and finding those tiny human moments. Those are so important to a character’s journey. Those are the moments that feel the most real to me.”

More from @cgpeoples, writer/director of the acclaimed #MissJuneteenth:…
“I get out of the way so that I can be informed by the narrative itself, ranging from the script, the footage, and the characters.”

@kathrynbostic talked with us about her creative process, and scoring recent documentaries about Rita Moreno and Amy Tan:…
Our second interview with Sam Pollard this month highlighted his HBO documentary, “Black Art: In the Absence of Light.” He talked with us about how he chose to frame the documentary, and what he hopes viewers take away from it:…
.@TheRealEliGoree — who portrayed Muhammad Ali in #OneNightInMiami — talked with us about how he worked to mimic the body, mind, and speaking voice of the 20th century’s most charismatic athlete:…
“That’s very rare that you get to talk to a subject of a project you’re doing, show them things, and they say yeah, you got that right.”

More from Charlese Antoinette Jones, costume designer for #JudasAndTheBlackMessiah:…
“I feel incredibly fortunate. My own arms are black and blue from pinching them.”

Producer/director @DeManeDavis talked with us about her career, her inspirations, and more:…
Actor and stunt coordinator @BeingZeeJames talked with us about taking advantage of unique opportunities, learning on the job, and Hollywood’s increasing commitment to making sure stunt doubles match the gender and skin tone of the actors they represent.…
.@Jongnic knows how to turn emotions into a musical composition, whether it’s for a character in a narrative or a historical figure in a documentary. He talked with us about his work, how he collaborates, and how he scores what’s going on in America today:…
In his new short film “Augustus,” director Jon Alston (@JonStoneSays) tackles human rights and the centuries-long injustice and racism faced by the Black community. He talked with us about the film, which is coming to streaming services soon:…
Daniel Kaluuya talked with us about portraying Chairman Fred Hampton in #JudasAndTheBlackMessiah, and the challenge of “letting go” of his modern perspective:…
“Star Trek: Picard” director Hanelle Culpepper (@Hillview798) talked with us about her work on the series, the trailblazers who influenced her creative journey, and the importance of representation in entertainment:…

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