Welcome to PitchBLACK Week!

BLACK PUBLIC MEDIA WEEKLY DISPATCH   By Leslie Fields-Cruz APRIL 26, 2022 Welcome to PitchBLACK Week! PitchBLACK 2022 kicked off last night (April 25) with the first of several screenings scheduled for this week’s PitchBLACK Orlando Bagwell Online Film Retrospective. The streaming event, co-presented by BPM and GBH, launched with The Terrible Transformation — one

International Slate of Black Storytellers Competing at PitchBLACK Forum: Immersive

April 21, 2022 BLACK PUBLIC MEDIA WEEKLY DISPATCH EXTRA     By Lisa Osborne International Slate of Black Storytellers Competing at PitchBLACK Forum: Immersive $75K in awards will be granted Creative technologists from Brazil, Canada, South Africa and the United States will compete for $75K in funding on Wednesday, April 27, at the 2022 PitchBLACK

BPM Presents Orlando Bagwell Film Retrospective

APRIL 19, 2022 BLACK PUBLIC MEDIA WEEKLY DISPATCH   By Leslie Fields-Cruz BPM Presents: Orlando Bagwell Film Retrospective Online April 25-May 1 I am pleased to announce that in coordination with our PitchBLACK Forum and Awards program next week, Black Public Media has arranged for a week-long film retrospective in celebration of our 2022 Trailblazer

Look Who’s Keynoting PitchBLACK Awards

April 12, 2022 BLACK PUBLIC MEDIA WEEKLY DISPATCH   By Leslie Fields-Cruz Dawn Porter, photo credit: Kevin Scanlon  Dawn Porter to Keynote PitchBLACK Awards 2022 By now, I hope you are already registered to attend PitchBLACK 2022. Slots are filling up quickly, so don’t delay. Whether you come to the Forum on Film Day (April

‘Tis the Season for AfroPoP and PitchBLACK

APRIL 5, 2022 BLACK PUBLIC MEDIA WEEKLY DISPATCH   By Leslie Fields-Cruz Photo from “Downstream to Knishasa”, by Dieudo Hamadi, Episode 3, “AfroPoP,” Season 14 ‘Tis the Season of ‘AfroPoP’ and PitchBLACK A few years ago, I began thinking perhaps that our signature television series, AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange had run its course. I