Tag: Spike Lee

Writer/Director Julius Onah TONIGHT on The Double Down Film Show

Posted by Anthony - March 2, 2011 - Double Down Film Show Julius Onah

On the next Double Down Film Show we’ll delve deep into the practical realities of making your first feature with writer/director, Julius Onah. Julius was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. His debut feature, The Girl Is In Trouble, is executive produced by Spike Lee, stars Columbus Short and Wilmer Valderrama, and is poised to launch him firmly onto the independent film scene.

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Spike Follows Up to When the Levee’s Broke Premieres on HBO This Week

Posted by Anthony - August 22, 2010 - Uncategorized

Spike Lee’s latest project, IF GOD IS WILLING AND DA CREEK DON’T RISE hits the airwaves on HBO this Monday and Tuesday. It’s his follow up film to When the Levee’s Broke co-produced by my NYU colleague, Sam Pollard (who shared his words of wisdom in, The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide) and shot [...]

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"Do the Right Thing" – 20 Years Later

Posted by Anthony - July 20, 2009 - Uncategorized

Just about every filmmaker has a particular film that became the catalyst for them wanting to become a filmmaker. For me that film was Do The Right Thing which dropped at the end of my freshman year of college in 1989. (Yes, I’m Old School, y’all.) A few months later, I changed my major to [...]

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Spike Lee on Blaxploitation Films and Telling African American Stories

Posted by Anthony - May 19, 2009 - Uncategorized

Just thought I’d share a quick blog post from That Black Girl’s Site about a recent appearance by Spike Lee at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference. Spike shares his views on the current state of cinema depicting Black people and the difficulties of funding Black films. Read it HERE. Thanx to Kia M. Neal for [...]

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DP, Cliff Charles (When the Levees Break) – Live on Double Down!

Posted by Anthony - January 20, 2009 - Double Down Film Show

function setPopup(ShowName, ShowID, ShowURL, iFrameSource) { setSPInfo(ShowID, ShowName, ShowURL, iFrameSource); javascript:$find(‘popUpShareWindow’).show(); } D.P., Cliff Charles (When the Levees Broke, Miracle Boys, etc.) discusses what it takes to get your project on screen with the most unique visual stamp as well as how to ensure that your vision is achieved despite the many challenges of film [...]

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