The Academy announces 2018 Film Scholars Grant Recipients
- Jun 20, 2018 - 1:36:57 PM
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...
Island Vybzz Records launches in The Bahamas and Los Angeles, California
- May 31, 2018 - 3:05:13 PM
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.
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”,
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...
Coogler, Black Cinema, & Cannes
- May 10, 2018 - 3:39:20 PM
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...
The Voice of Festival De’ Cannes
- May 10, 2018 - 9:00:37 AM
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.”
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...
This legendary stage production STAR
- May 9, 2018 - 4:18:06 PM
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
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
Bahamian Gospel Singer, Vanessa Clarke nominated for 6 International Awards
- Apr 27, 2018 - 5:02:10 PM
Sometimes in life, you just have to start over.
what multi-award winning Bahamian gospel singer, author and journalist
Vanessa Clarke had to do to launch the immensely beautiful “Like the
“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
HGTV casting expats who have purchased in New Providence
- Apr 27, 2018 - 1:30:12 PM
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
Inspiring Bahamians through Film
- Apr 3, 2018 - 10:14:49 AM
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
Packed house at Taino by the Sea Uppercut 242 Concert
- Mar 10, 2018 - 4:39:03 PM
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
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
Uppercut 242 monthly concerts move to Taino by the Sea
- Feb 28, 2018 - 10:20:34 PM
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
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...
Learning from Movie Masters at Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase
- Feb 27, 2018 - 12:59:44 PM
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...
All-Bahamian cast throw a cheesy wedding
- Feb 26, 2018 - 9:21:24 AM
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...
Eleuthera All That Jazz Festival on tap for 2018
- Feb 23, 2018 - 11:57:30 AM
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...
Dyson Knight and Wendi release new singles
- Feb 21, 2018 - 3:21:27 PM
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...
Dyson Knight & Wendi are ‘Book Smart’
- Feb 20, 2018 - 9:18:09 AM
The Dynamic Duo Teams Up with Elite Soca/Dancehall Producers DJ Jonny Blaze, Static And Dj Sultan To Launch First Song Of 2018.
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
DJ-Gyo drops new album, Stepping out of the Box 3
- Feb 17, 2018 - 11:18:36 PM
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...
Telfar 2018 shines and showcases through Art and Soul
- Feb 15, 2018 - 8:30:12 PM
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.
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...
Movie Masters to give Film Lesson in Bahamas
- Feb 14, 2018 - 12:57:29 PM
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).
Film Commission and UB have partnered to allow accomplished film
producers and directors to share their knowledge and experiences with