Wednesday, July 6, 2011

BDC Special Announcement

We are pleased to announce that long-time BDC Members Sabrina Schmidt Gordon and Rafeé Kamaal have been named Co-Chairs of the Black Documentary Collective. Sabrina is a NYC-based documentary filmmaker, having produced and edited award-winning films and new media projects, including Beyond Beats and Rhymes, and Mrs. Goundo's Daughter. She recently received an NEA Grant to produce BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez, a profile of the renowned artist and activist. Rafeé is CEO of RAKA International Inc., a New York based multimedia, multi-platform, interactive, production, programming, distribution, marketing and electronic commerce enterprise. He is the Associate Producer of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's basketball documentary, On the Shoulders of Giants.

BDC Member News

Carol Bash - Producer/Director
Marylou Williams: the Lady who Swings the Band receives ITVS funding

Mary Lou Williams is one of the greatest jazz artists of any time. As both a pianist and composer, she was a wellspring of daring and creativity who helped shape the sound of 20th century America. Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band follows a jazz icon who was determined to create in a world that could not see past her race or gender.

BDC Opportunities

CPB/PBS Producers Academy
WGBH Boston, Saturday, October 15 through Friday, October 21, 2011
Deadline: FRIDAY, July 8, 2011
Scholarships Available!

The CPB/PBS Producers Academy has been developed for producers who create or intend to create works for public broadcasting, either through a public television station or independently. It is an opportunity for these producers to work intensively on the skills that will benefit them most, through classes and through direct contact with some of public media's most talented personnel.

Join BDC!

Become a Friend for only $40/year
(Professional and Student memberships also available!)

BDC Needs Volunteers!

BDC is in need of volunteers to help in all areas-- mailings, screenings, data entry, bookkeeping, etc. Please email Sabrina at for more information. Please write "volunteers" in the subject line.

BDC Blog
(list of films included)

We want to hear from you! Please post your thoughts, comments, feedback, opinion on any of the films you've seen, this season or in season's past. BDC is an organization who's mandate is to support the growth and development of Black filmmakers. Your opinion matters to the BDC, our members and the filmmakers who contribute to the series!

BDC Partners News & Events

The Documentary Channel presents

Last Tuesday of every month!
DISH Network- 197; DIRECT TV-267
**check your local listings**

Next Black Doc Cinema: Tuesday, July 26, 2011:

Nobody Knows: the Untold Story of Black Mormons (8pm)
by Margaret Young and Darius Gray
Full Disclosure (9:30pm)
by Brian Palmer
(on sale at the DOC STORE)

BDC Partner Links