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WideScreen Film and Video Festival Schedule & Events - Feb 27, 2015 - 12:44:28 PM

You are cordially invited to be a part of history in the making, this weekend
at the AMC Aventura 24 Theaters in Aventura, FL, on February 27 through March 3, 2015.  With over 29 countries participating, the 1st Annual WideScreen Festival is proud to showcase 100 Projects at it's Inaugural Festival. The Festival was a God-inspired idea, founded by Bahamian Jarrod A Knowles on October 12, 2014. The mission of the Festival is, "To Inspire the Creation and Distribution of Art, while ultimately enhancing the Creative Mind."

Actually, before you look at the schedule, have a look at this brief 2 minute Mash-up Video, which contains clips from some of our Official Selections. It will blow your mind, guaranteed:

A big weekend in Florida for Bahamian filmmaker, Charles Smith - Feb 27, 2015 - 9:36:10 AM

Bahamian award-winning filmmaker and photographer, Charles Smith just got back from Los Angeles where his documentary film, "When Pigs Swim" screened at the Pan African Film Fest, and this weekend it will be screened at the inaugural Widescreen Film and Music Video Festival at AMC Theaters in Ventura.

"When Pigs Swim" is about Exuma's swimming pigs who have become a global phenomenon and internet sensation.

His film, "Seeking" a documentary from ‪The Bahamas‬ will be screening on February 27th  at the inaugural Caribe Film Festival...
A Mouth Full: Who doesn't love pizza!? - Feb 26, 2015 - 3:49:25 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - In this week's episode of A Mouth Full takes foodies on a pizza tour! From cheesy toppings, to crunchy, bready crusts, meat, mushrooms and veggies galore, this episode dives you into the wonderful world of pizza and stops to three local pizzerias to get a mouth full of their popular Italian pies!

Our host, Dre begins her journey at the newly opened Wildfire Pizzeria in the Old Fort Plaza where one of the owners, Peter Gilcud schools Dre on why their pizza is already so popular. There she samples two of the menus hottest items: the Five Alarm Pizza and a pizza topped with duck!
The Cinemas to Stream Online at Anansi TV - Feb 26, 2015 - 12:39:54 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - TEMPO Networks, the leading media and entertainment Company in the Caribbean has debuted The Cinemas in America and throughout the Caribbean through TEMPO TV. The Cinemas is the brainchild of its host, Bahamian writer, director, and producer Travolta Cooper, who began the show as a result of an endorsement deal with The Bahamas’ movie theater chain.

The Cinemas has introduced a contest to unite the entire Region under one film. The winners of this film contest will gain a distribution deal to have their film play in theaters throughout the Region and on TEMPO...
Chelsea Handler to perform at Atlantis on Memorial Day weekend - Feb 25, 2015 - 12:52:18 PM

Paradise Island, Bahamas – Atlantis, Paradise Island is bringing comedy to paradise! Superstar comedian, author, and talk show host Chelsea Handler will perform her popular stand-up show in support of her fifth book release, Uganda Be Kidding Me, on Saturday, May 23, 2015 in the Atlantis, Paradise Island Imperial Ballroom.

Best known for her best-selling books, her past E! Network show Chelsea Lately, andher recent Netflix special, Handler will bring her fearless honesty and tongue-in-cheek commentary to paradise in a hilarious performance you won’t want to miss!

Chase Fernander drops new women's anthem - Feb 24, 2015 - 11:49:28 PM

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Local female talent Chase Fernander will release her latest single on Wednesday February 25, 2015. Chase joins forces with local super producer Padrino to create the mid-tempo rap ballad.

The soon to be chart topper dubbed Dear John is the latest work from the singer/songwriter and is a no holds barred open letter to men, offering a unique social commentary on the challenges of women in the spotlight and women in general who are more often than not seen only as overly sexualized beings.

​Warren Brown to Star in Bahamian Film “Cargo” - Feb 20, 2015 - 2:47:45 PM

Nassau, Bahamas – British Actor Warren Brown of BBC America’s critically acclaimed crime drama series “Luther” will star as the main character in the Bahamian feature film “Cargo” by award-winning filmmaker Kareem Mortimer.

“Cargo,” written and directed by Mortimer explores the miry world of human smuggling and is loosely based on Mortimer’s 8-time award-winning short film “Passage”.

Brown, also known for his roles in “The Dark Knight Rises”
Bahamas set as location for new Caribbean TV series - Feb 20, 2015 - 2:07:54 PM

Film and television producer Scott Steindorff and Rick Fox are scouting locations for a new television series about island life in the Caribbean.

The two were in The Bahamas meeting with government officials and scouting. Steindorff produced the TV series Las Vegas for NBC.

Known as Hollywood's book man Scott Steindorff has chosen extremely high profile literary bestsellers to adapt into movies from authors including Philip Roth, Richard Russo, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, T.C. Boyle, Nicholas Sparks, as well as Michael Connelly's "Lincoln Lawyer" and Mikhail Bulgakov's "Master and Margarita..."

Concert at The Marina Under the Stars with UPPERCUT March 28th - Feb 20, 2015 - 6:42:07 AM

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - UPPERCUT returns to the Dive In Marina Bar & Restaurant at UNEXSO Saturday, MARCH 28th, 2015.

Our monthly 'Concerts at the Marina under the stars with Uppercut' are all about providing unique musical experiences for those bored of the same old sh... Couple authentic LIVE music of a FULL BAND of great musicians along with tasty waterside dining and cocktails at the Dive In, and you've one heck of an awesome night out!

JOIN US at The Dive In for an amazing evening with the band that everybody's talking about, Uppercut! Their eclectic blend of Classic Rock,Reggae, Rap, Contemporary, Disco, Blues, Calypsoca music is perfect to enjoy whilst sipping cocktails and enjoying succulent marina-side dining, overlooking the luxurious yachts at Port Lucaya. At the DIVE IN, our...

Nat Cambridge: The Worth of The Artist - Feb 19, 2015 - 5:26:34 PM

Recently I took the reins of the Grand Bahama Entertainers Musicians And Artists Assc. (G.B.E.M.A.A. ). In the short time that I have been at the helm of this once again fledgling organization some things have become clear to me. Some disturbing and some reassuring. One reassuring thing I have discovered is that there is a wealth of talent and skill present in the entertainment and arts community of Grand Bahama and in even in the everyday not interested in that artsy stuff Grand Bahamian. More than you would normally find, per capita, just about anywhere in the world. This is due primarily, in my opinion, to the fact that talented and skilled entertainers and artists frequented this little island from the 60’s trough early 90’s and invariably left offspring that carried the genes of musical and artistic geniuses.
Super Talent of the Bahamas to perform in New York City - Feb 13, 2015 - 2:47:38 PM

Nassau, New Providence  - It was an inspiring evening of song as 16 year old Super Talent of the Bahamas winner, "Sanches Thompson" performed in her debut concert on February 8th in front of an appreciative audience at Sur Club Sushi Bar & Grill in Nassau. With a smile that could light up any room, and a voice similar to that of

the late Donna Summer or CeCe Penniston, the young talent put on a strong show with several wardrobe changes wearing designs by Deseria Bascome.

Ms. Thompson loves Jazz, R&B and Pop and sang her favorite selections including A Change is Gonna Come by Sam Cook, Ain't Nobody by Chaka Khan, Only Girl by Rihanna, Beautiful
WideScreen Film and Music Video Festival announces Judges - Feb 13, 2015 - 1:22:47 PM

AVENTURA, Florida – In effort to inspire the creation and distribution of art, while ultimately enhancing the creative mind, Bahamian filmmaker Jarrod Knowles and his team will be hosting the first annual WideScreen Film and Music Video Festival at the AMC Aventura 24 Theaters in Aventura, FL, on February 27 through March 3, 2015.

Joining the team is the festival's elite panel of judges with varying industry backgrounds:

Adele Zin; Carlos Acevedo; Dave Jia; Diana S. Rice; Evan Burr; Carole Wood; Justin Harris; Karen Donohue; Mahmoud Shoulizadeh; Masha Silberberg; Tamara Moore-White; Stephen Sorace; and Reginald Pierre-Louis...
Veteran reggae artist Avaran releases ‘Pretty Looks’ - Feb 12, 2015 - 9:30:21 PM

Summary: Bahamian reggae crooner, Avaran, released his latest single in mid-January. The song is produced by Blaza Music Group and is now available on several music download platforms.

February 1, 2015 – Recording artiste, Avaran, is getting ready to take his career to another level with the release of his new single entitled ‘Pretty Looks’. The track picks up from the buzz created by ‘Danger Zone’, the singer’s sophomore album released a few years ago...

Grand Bahama Entertainers Booklet to be Compiled - Feb 12, 2015 - 3:23:29 AM

Freeport, The Bahamas - The following is a statement by the Grand Bahama Entertainers, Musicians and Artists Association president, Nat Cambridge:

In response to an overwhelming consensus from Ministry Of Tourism, the GBPA other industry partners for its need, the GBEMAA has begun the process of preparing a booklet that will list as many entertainers and artists on Grand Bahama as possible. The purpose of this booklet is to have a comprehensive listing of entertainers, musicians and artists, active and aspiring, on Grand Bahama...
Save The Bays to Host ‘Chillin’ by the Dock of the Bay’ February 28 - Feb 11, 2015 - 11:52:02 PM

Popular environmental advocacy group Save The Bays is putting music where its heart is – in a ‘Chillin’ by the Dock of the Bay’ concert featuring top Bahamian performer Kirkland ‘KB” Bodie and others.

The event, set for Saturday, February 28, at 4 pm will be held at the Flying Fish restaurant in Grand Bahama, rated the island’s number one eatery and home of Chef Tim Tibbitts, a Bahamian who returned to his roots after a successful performing career in Canada and is now ranked as one of the Caribbean’s 25 best chefs.

“We wanted to host a fund-raiser in Grand Bahama where Save The Bays’ impact, particularly in the education arena and among young Bahamians, has been so great,” said Save The Bays director...
1st annual Caribe Film Fest opens Feb 27 in MIami - Feb 11, 2015 - 6:04:55 PM

Films, educational workshops and industry networking take center stage at the inaugural Caribe Film Fest, a celebration of film from the Caribbean and Americas

Miami, FL – Filmmakers celebrating Black History Month and the diversity of the Caribbean and the Americas convene at the first annual Caribe Film Fest scheduled for February 27 and 28 at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 Northeast 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137. A combination of Master Classes, panel discussions, talk back sessions, technical hands on workshops, industry networking and an extensive selection of independent films will provide 2 days of insight and empowerment for the actors and filmmakers who seek...
(Trailer) WideScreen Film and Video Festival: February 27 - March 3rd - Feb 10, 2015 - 2:22:16 PM

AVENTURA, Florida – In effort to inspire the creation and distribution of art, while ultimately enhancing the creative mind, Bahamian filmmaker Jarrod Knowles and his team will be hosting the first annual WideScreen Film and Music Video Festival at the AMC Aventura 24 Theaters in Aventura, FL, on February 27 through March 3, 2015.

All official selections will be announced Sunday, February 15, 2015.  Currently boasting interest from over 25 Countries. Tickets are now on sale.
"The Black Moses" Headed for International University Tour - Feb 9, 2015 - 10:11:44 AM

Upcoming Screenings in Freeport and Nassau, supported by Galleria Cinemas and Scotiabank

The Black Moses,
the Bahamian docu-drama starring Dennis Haysbert has been invited to participate in a University Tour around the world.

"We don't have a University of The Bahamas as yet, but with the help of Scotiabank and Galleria Cinemas we're creating one - for one night," said Bahamian filmmaker Travolta Cooper.

" The Black Moses carries several themes as it relates to developing African nations. And we're going to expound upon those themes as it relates to the place and country where the film is being screened..."
(VIDEO) Uppercut Rockin' New Year's Eve Concert at Port Lucaya Bahamas 2014 - Feb 7, 2015 - 10:52:56 PM

Freeport, Bahamas - Grand Bahama’s premiere mutli-genre cover band, UPPERCUT returned to Port Lucaya's Count Basie Square on Wednesday December 31st, 2014 for the biggest Rockin' New Year's Eve party in The Bahamas. Performing songs of today and yesteryear, Uppercut rocked the crowd with their eclectic blend of Classic Rock, Reggae, Rap, Contemporary, Disco, Blues, Calyps-soca music. Uppercut supercharged the festive atmosphere with the sultry lead vocals of Methise Rigby, backed by Shaquita Stubbs, Livia Duncombe and Ebony Bowe on backing vocals.

This video produced by Mackey Media Ltd contains highlights of the spectacular concert event including some of the explosive fireworks display...

Sanches Thompson, Super Talent of the Bahamas in Concert, February 9th - Feb 6, 2015 - 1:06:22 PM

Nassau, Bahamas -
Dreams really do come true! Sanches Thompson,  a Nassau student who recently migrated from Andros always wanted an opportunity to display her talent as a singer. Since winning the 2014 Super Talent of the Bahamas title, the 16 year old will be doing just that in 2015. 

Sanches has been working hard and will be featured on her first dance single entitled, THAT GIRL produced by David Hoyte and OilinSha Coakley. The song will be broadcast this week on local radio stations in The Bahamas and will also be available for purchase on iTunes.

The young talent has also been involved in
numerous community ...
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