Don’t Miss Your Opportunity to Be A Winner

JULY 20, 2021 BLACK PUBLIC MEDIA WEEKLY DISPATCH   By Leslie Fields-Cruz Artwork from Grab My Hand, a short film by Camrus Johnson, which is competing in this year’s PBS Short Film Festival. Don’t Miss Your Opportunity to Be a Winner For a decade, the PBS Short Film Festival has given public media audiences a

The Hollywood Remake, for Better or Worse

JULY 13, 2021 BLACK PUBLIC MEDIA WEEKLY DISPATCH   By Leslie Fields-Cruz The Hollywood Remake, for Better or Worse Am I the only one who is troubled by  Hollywood’s tiresome penchant for blackfacing their old movies and TV shows (e.g., First Wives Club, Wonder Years)? I know summer is primetime for blockbuster movie releases, and

Support Independent Filmmakers this Summer

July 6, 2021 BLACK PUBLIC MEDIA WEEKLY DISPATCH   By Leslie Fields-Cruz Mission Possible: Support Independent Filmmakers this Summer One of the programs I look forward to each summer is the PBS Short Film Festival. Now in its 10th year, the festival is a great way to discover new independent BIPOC filmmakers, to view new stories from around