Sundancing in Virtual Space

JANUARY 25, 2022 BLACK PUBLIC MEDIA WEEKLY DISPATCH   By Leslie Fields-Cruz Screenshot of BPM screening room aboard New Frontier’s Spaceship by Eboni Johnson Sundancing in Virtual Space Last Friday evening, my colleagues and I hosted our first BPMplus mixer since 2019. The virtual event was one of the Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier offerings

Why I Love the Open Call

January 18, 2022 BLACK PUBLIC MEDIA WEEKLY DISPATCH   By Leslie Fields-Cruz Here Is Why I Love the BPM Open Call While I love all of BPM’s programs, I am especially fond of the Open Call. Not only because it is our annual way of nurturing quality Black media storytelling, but because it offers us

What’s Coming in 2022

JANUARY 11, 2022 BLACK PUBLIC MEDIA WEEKLY DISPATCH   By Leslie Fields-Cruz If you follow us on social media, you’ve probably already noticed that we’ve got a lot going on the next few months. We start off by celebrating the upcoming PBS premiere of Jamila Wignot’s award-winning documentary, Ailey, which kick’s off this year’s season of