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The Academy announces 2018 Film Scholars Grant Recipients - Jun 20, 2018 - 1:36:57 PM

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Glenn Frankel and Keri Walsh have been named 2018 Academy Film Scholars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Their respective book projects explore the historical context and creative influence of the revolutionary film for its time, Midnight Cowboy, and examine female Method actors and how their feminist contributions earned them a place in the history of film. The Academy’s Educational Grants Committee will award both Frankel and Walsh the scholars’ $25,000 grant awards on the basis of their proposals...
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Island Vybzz Records launches in The Bahamas and Los Angeles, California - May 31, 2018 - 3:05:13 PM
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Island Vybzz, a newly formedIndependent Record Label and Management Company recently launched operations in The Bahamas and Los Angeles, California. Island Vybzz will release music from artists in various genres, concentrating on delivering an authentic island sound, with tropical energy and an undeniable international appeal.

The first artist signed to the label is singer/songwriter/producer Julien Believe. During his career, Believe has masterfully established a signature sound with songs that have incorporated a fusion of Island/Caribbean beats - “Caribbean Slide”,
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Momentum continues on Music Reform with Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing - May 15, 2018 - 3:53:30 PM
Today, members of the Recording Academy™ joined executives from across the music industry to testify on Capitol Hill about the current state of music law. Before the Senate Judiciary Committee, witnesses spoke of how current copyright law has impacted them and urged the committee to pass S. 2823, the Music Modernization Act. The companion bill to H.R. 5447 – Music Modernization Act, which unanimously passed the House of Representatives less than a month ago...
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Coogler, Black Cinema, & Cannes - May 10, 2018 - 3:39:20 PM
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I shared a moment yesterday on my Instagram (@travoltacooper) story feed. It showed me in shock as filmmaker Ryan Coogler, his wife and the Cannes Film Festival Assistant assigned to them, casually walk right by me inside the world famous Palais Des Festivals. I’m hardly ever that star struck anymore as I see most filmmakers and actors as colleagues in this business, but this was RYAN COOGLER, or as I’ve come to refer to him as just “Coogler”. Mr. Coogler wasn’t aware that I was filming them on my iPhone for a few seconds as they waited by the elevator, but needless to to say that my #Coogler story was the most most watched and the most well received in my direct messages...
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The Voice of Festival De’ Cannes - May 10, 2018 - 9:00:37 AM

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Cannes, France - “Cinema is voice. And its the way, where I’m from in Compton California, that I was able to understand the humanity of a family in Iran or in Shanghai. There was nothing outside my window to orient my place in the world. It was cinema that gave me a voice.”

These were words of famed filmmaker extraordinaire Ava DuVernay at the press conference for the 2018 Cannes Jury where Ms. DuVernay is serving as a Jury Member.  If you know anything about Ms. DuVernay and her mission of gender and racial inclusion in Hollywood then you might have some idea as to the power and continued influence of the Cannes Film Festival for the world of cinema and beyond...
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This legendary stage production STAR - May 9, 2018 - 4:18:06 PM

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One of the greatest shows to ever hit Grand Bahama was a big hit with Freeport audiences last weekend at the Regency Theatre! The team that brought you the Bahamian Icon Nominated plays Sarah’s Wedding and the New Rules of Sex and Dating and the political drama Keeping up with the Boujees proudly introduced a fresh and innovative production called “STAR.”  One of the words constantly used by audiences to describe this performance was AMAZING!

“Awesome, awesome job. I’m glad I made the decision to attend. You and your cast are very talented. I saw kids on the stage that are normally shy kids but they came out of their shell...
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Recording Academy™ names diversity and inclusion task force members - May 9, 2018 - 9:42:53 AM

Tina Tchen, Chair of the Recording Academy™'s newly formed task force on diversity and inclusion, announced the names of the 16 members joining her in examining barriers and biases affecting women and other underrepresented voices in the music industry and, specifically, the Recording Academy...
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Bahamian Gospel Singer, Vanessa Clarke nominated for 6 International Awards - Apr 27, 2018 - 5:02:10 PM

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Sometimes in life, you just have to start over.

That’s exactly what multi-award winning Bahamian gospel singer, author and journalist Vanessa Clarke had to do to launch the immensely beautiful “Like the Dew” Project.

“This was a special mandate given to me by God to remind believers that He is always around… that they are never alone in battle – whatever the perplexities of life that seek to uproot and make them weary...
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HGTV casting expats who have purchased in New Providence - Apr 27, 2018 - 1:30:12 PM

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The popular HGTV series, Bahamas Life is returning for a second season and Enter the Picture Productions is looking for people who have fallen in love with the Bahamian lifestyle and are ready to make their island dream a reality!

Are you expats who have purchased in the Nassau, New Providence area?  We are casting married/partnered couples, parents/children, siblings or friends from the U.S.A. Canada, England, Australia New Zealand and more!
Entertainment : Bahamas International Film Festival
Inspiring Bahamians through Film - Apr 3, 2018 - 10:14:49 AM

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Students of all ages shared the art and love of filmmaking as they gathered at Sandyport Beach Resort to participate in a Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) Youth Film Workshop. BIFF’s three weeks of film workshops take participants through the stages of pre-production, production, and post-production as they learn the ins and outs of film development and the industry. BIFF and the scenic Sandyport Beach Resort, a Hospitality and Film Workshop Sponsor, hosted a dozen novice film buffs eager to sharpen their movie career making skills...  
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Packed house at Taino by the Sea Uppercut 242 Concert - Mar 10, 2018 - 4:39:03 PM

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After a highly successful twin city tour in the Abaco's in February, Uppercut 242 returned home for a gala celebration at Taino by the Sea on Saturday March 3rd

From Uppercut 242 struck the first chord, the dance floor packed and remained so for every tune. When Uppercut 242 took their break it was Bonfire time. The atmosphere was electrifying and folks did not want to go home...
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Uppercut 242 monthly concerts move to Taino by the Sea - Feb 28, 2018 - 10:20:34 PM

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On Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 Uppercut 242 relaunches the Dinner & Free Concerts series with an ultimate party gala at their new home base, Taino by the Sea. There'll be drink specials and loads of waterside fun.

It will be an amazing evening with the band that everybody's talking about, Uppercut 242. Their eclectic - electric - multigenre blend of Classic Rock, Reggae, Rap, Contemporary, Disco, Blues, Calyp-Soca music is perfect to enjoy whilst enjoying exquisite Oceanside dining and sipping refreshing cocktails in the ocean breeze...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Learning from Movie Masters at Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase - Feb 27, 2018 - 12:59:44 PM

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Last week, the Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase made its way to Grand Bahama Island to expose Bahamian filmmakers to first-rate producers actively working in the Hollywood film industry.

The event was hosted by the Ministry of Tourism's Bahamas Film Commission, and featured an informative session where local producers, directors and artists were given the opportunity to learn from movie moguls such as the co- producer of Game of Thrones, Vince Geradis and Marcus Nispel, director of music videos...
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All-Bahamian cast throw a cheesy wedding - Feb 26, 2018 - 9:21:24 AM

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Domino’s Bahamas is serving up big laughs with the launch of its new Cheesy Weddings marketing campaign. The company released the ‘boy meets girl’ romantic tale on Valentine’s Day. It features an all-Bahamian cast and crew including popular online comedian Timico “Sawyer Boy” Sawyer and recording artist Jonny Cake.

“Our entire focus for the campaign was to use Bahamian humor to tell a love story. The commercial outlines how a couple met while ordering pizza and eventually fell in love,” explained Domino’s Brand Manager Shirlen Godet who created the concept and wrote the humorous script...
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Eleuthera All That Jazz Festival on tap for 2018 - Feb 23, 2018 - 11:57:30 AM

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The Eleuthera All That Jazz Festival, founded by Patricia Oakes Leigh-Wood, scheduled for April 11-15, 2018 is in its 6th year and will now cover the whole island, north to south. The new venues are The Other Side and Jack's Bay Club which are not normally open to the public, so these beachside concert locales will be an excellent opportunity to visit these two unique resorts.

Held in aid of the special educational projects and scholarships at The Haynes Library in Governor's Harbour, this is without question an amazing way to enjoy the beauty of Eleuthera and fantastic jazz... 
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Dyson Knight and Wendi release new singles - Feb 21, 2018 - 3:21:27 PM

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Two new singles have been released on the Soca scene from The Bahamas.

ATTITUDE is written by Wendy Lewis and Dyson Knight on the SKY JUICE Riddim, produced by Frederick 'Gotstykz' Seymour and Leonardo 'Sniper' Rodgers. It is her second release for the 2018 Bahamas Carnival season and here she's calling every ethnicity to serve up there foot stomping, waist pelting or sass-talking heritage and culture with pride...
Entertainment
Dyson Knight & Wendi are ‘Book Smart’ - Feb 20, 2018 - 9:18:09 AM


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The Dynamic Duo Teams Up with Elite Soca/Dancehall Producers DJ Jonny Blaze, Static And Dj Sultan To Launch First Song Of 2018.

In their first duet since the game-changing hit "Happy Hour", Dyson Knight and WENDI's latest release "BOOK SMART" has them sounding like the sonic proprietors of 2018!

This dynamic song sits on the Hips Sing Riddim produced by Billboard charting songwriters/visionaries/producers DJ Jonny Blaze, Stadic and DJ Sultan...
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DJ-Gyo drops new album, Stepping out of the Box 3 - Feb 17, 2018 - 11:18:36 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island- Popular Dove 103.7 FM radio personality, DJ-Gyo stopped into Mackey Media’s audio recording studio on Retail Street at Grand Lucayan for the final stages of his hot new album release. Mackey Media Creative Director and CEO David Mackey took the opportunity to interview Gyo on his dynamic new album that also features his wife, daughter and others on backing vocals. While DJ-Gyo’s main genre is gospel music, he says that he’s stepping out of the box, “I step out of the box to do just something different to reach a mass of people, not just one  set of people. Even though I’m a Christian artist, I’m not just set to reach Christian people...
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Telfar 2018 shines and showcases through Art and Soul - Feb 15, 2018 - 8:30:12 PM

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Known for his unique, unorthodox approach to fashion, combined with a vision to bring inclusiveness and disruption to style, it should come as no surprise that the electrifying 2018 Telfar Fashion Show at New York Fashion Week presented an unconventional evening of music and art.

Telfar is the brainchild of celebrity Fashion Designer, Telfar Clemens who for over ten years have set the trend of making unisex fashion mainstream through his eponymous line of pieces for both all genders; and who champions the cause of diversity and gender fluidity accoutering...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Movie Masters to give Film Lesson in Bahamas - Feb 14, 2018 - 12:57:29 PM

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Game of Thrones co-executive producer on the list

Producers and directors who have mastered the art and science of filmmaking will help boost production standards in The Bahamas through the Movie Masters series presented by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism’s Film Commission and the University of The Bahamas (UB).

The Film Commission and UB have partnered to allow accomplished film producers and directors to share their knowledge and experiences with Bahamian filmmakers...
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