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The Black Film Space Podcast

63 EpisodesProduced by Black Film Space PodcastWebsite

Learn the ins and outs of TV and film production from the worlds top black content creators. Episodes are released every Monday. Black Film Space is a non profit organization dedicated to enhancing the careers of black filmmakers.

63 Episodes | 2018 - 2022

DeShuna Spencer (On KweliTV)

March 7th, 2022

56:27

In our latest episode we interview DeShuna Spencer, the founder & CEO of the highly acclaimed streaming platform, Kweli TV. DeShuna graduated at Jackson State University and started her career in journalism before …

Yhá Mourhia Wright (On Web Series)

February 28th, 2022

47:34

In the next episode we interview the multi-talented actress and filmmaker Yhá Mourhia Wright. Yhá started her career as a Senior Video Producer for …

Zenzi Williams (On Coaching Actors)

February 21st, 2022

45:05

In this episode we interview Zenzi Williams, an acting coach and actress, known for 'Black Panther', 'Daredevil' & 'The Defenders'. Before …

Latarsha Rose (On Acting)

February 14th, 2022

1:05:03

In our latest episode we interview the multi-talented actress Latarsha Rose.  This ridiculously great thespian has played the role of Dr. Lisa Hudson 

Mel Jones (On Directing)

February 7th, 2022

1:00:49

In our latest episode we interview Writer-Producer turned Director Mel Jones. Mel earned her MFA in Producing at the American Film Institute & made her directorial debute with “Leimert Park.“ which plays on BET. …

Dion Lack (On the Business of Creative Studio Spaces)

July 12th, 2021

42:49

In our latest episode we interview Dion Lack, a multi-talented filmmaker who started his directorial debut by sketch-comedies to then creating short …

Fatima Elswify (On Producing for TV)

July 5th, 2021

59:48

In our latest episode we interview Fatima Elswify, an Associate Producer at OWN known for ‘Oprah with Meghan & Harry’, 'Behind Her Faith’, & The Shade Room’s hit show, ‘The Same Room’. The show merges faith with …

Zuko Nodada (On Independent Filmmaking)

June 28th, 2021

53:00

In our latest episode, we interview Zuko Nodada, an award-winning Director & Producer. Zuko grew up in a culture of storytelling around the fire …

Alece Oxendine (On Marketing & Digital Distribution Practices)

June 21st, 2021

1:23:48

In our latest episode we interview Alece Oxendine, the Director of the Industry & Festival Outreach at Columbia University’s Film Program where …

Terri Simone Francis (On Josephine Baker's Cinematic Legacy)

June 14th, 2021

1:08:08

In our latest episode we interview Terri Simone Francis, the Director of the Black Film Center & Archive at the Indiana University. Terri talks about her book ‘Josephine Baker’s Cinamatic Prism’, which examines an …

Sadiqua Bynum (On Stunt Acting)

June 7th, 2021

46:56

In our latest episode we interview Sadiqua Bynum, the youngest & most successful African American stunt-woman working in the film industry. …

Ruel Smith (On Animation and VFX)

May 31st, 2021

57:49

In our latest episode we interview Ruel Smith, a Jamaican-born animator who has worked with the likes of Ryan Coogler on ‘Black Panther’, Jon Favreau on ‘The Jungle Book’ & notable titles such as: Riddick & …

Silas Miami (On Kenyan Cinema)

May 24th, 2021

1:05:39

In our latest episode we interview Silas Miami a filmmaker, musician and photographer who has written several feature films. In 2018 one of Silas' films, Supamodo, had its world premiere at the 68th Berlin International …

Rashad Richardson (On Being a Music Licensing Executive)

December 28th, 2020

56:43

In our latest episode of the Black Film Space podcast, we interview Rashad Richardson, a music licensing executive. Rashad is the founder of Madden Flow Entertainment and has made song placements in For Life, Magnum …

Tosin Coker (On Directing & Filmmaking in Nigeria)

December 21st, 2020

1:20:28

In our latest episode of the Black Film Space Podcast we interview Director, Filmmaker & CEO of Skylar Productions Tosin Coker. Tosin has directed & produced films such as Lara & the Beat and the upcoming …

Dave Fennoy (On Voice acting)

December 14th, 2020

1:12:48

In our latest episode of the Black Film Space Podcast, we interview Dave Fennoy, a voice actor best known for voicing Lee Everett in The Walking Dead Game & Lucius Fox in Batman: Arkham Knight. We talk with Dave …

Courtney LeMarco (On Being an Executive Producer)

December 7th, 2020

53:43

In our latest episode of the Black Film Space Podcast we interview Courtney LeMarco, an Executive Producer & CEO. We talk with Courtney about reviving a long-airing show, HOARDERS & starting his company 'LeMarco …

Nickie Robinson (On Branding and Publicity)

November 30th, 2020

52:41

In our latest episode of the Black Film Space Podcast we interview Nickie Robinson, a Publicist & the founder of GoodGirlPR & The Bedstuy Film Festival. Nickie has been featured in numerous publications such as …

Mike Sargent (On Reviewing Films)

November 9th, 2020

1:08:25

In our latest episode of the Black Film Space Podcast, we interview Mike Sargent, a film critic, writer and director. Mike is the Chief film critic for WBAI Radio's REELWORLD, the host of WBAI's NITESHIFT & the …

Denise Woods (On Being a Dialect Coach)

November 2nd, 2020

59:34

In our latest episode we are joined by Denise Woods, a dialect coach.

Denise has worked with Mahershala Ali in Green Book & True Detective, Cynthia Erivo in Harriet, and Will Smith in Ali.

We talked with Denise …

Warren Drummond (On Storyboard Artistry)

October 27th, 2020

1:08:23

In our latest episode we are joined by Warren Drummond, a storyboard artist. Warren has worked on Agents of SHIELD, Nightcrawler & Fences.  He walks us through the storyboarding process, industry standards & his …

Harry Locke IV (On Color Correction, Editing, and Directing)

October 19th, 2020

1:16:20

In our latest episode, we interview an incredible Colorist, Editor & Director. Harry Locke the IV, has worked on 'When They See Us Now', X-Men: …

Dreux Dougall (On Being a Writer's Assistant/Screenwriter)

October 12th, 2020

55:34

In our latest episode, we interview Dreux Dougall, a Writers and Showrunners Assistant. Dreux has worked on Lovecraft Country and Central Park.
We talk about what it takes to be a writer's assistant, the benefits of the …

Teniece Divya Johnson (On Intimacy Coordination)

October 5th, 2020

49:39

In our latest episode, we interview Teniece Divya Johnson, an intimacy coordinator. Teniece is known for their work on Pose, Succession and Mr. Robot. We talk about the importance of intimacy coordinators,  actors' …

Hannah Beachler (On Production Design)

September 28th, 2020

1:08:12

In our latest episode,  we interview Hannah  Beachler, an Oscar Award Winner and  Production Designer about her journey from being a set decorator to …

Para Shardé (On Make Up Artistry)

June 29th, 2020

57:45

We interview Para Shardé, an Atlanta based make up artist.

Para has worked on Boomerang, Greenleaf, and Nobody’s Fool.

We talk with Para about …

Dawn Gilliam (On Script Supervising)

June 22nd, 2020

1:25:56

We interview Dawn Gilliam, a script supervisor and teacher.

Dawn has worked on the latest Star Wars trilogy, Black Panther, Boyz in Hood, and many more of your favorite films and TV shows.

We talk with Dawn about her …

Jen Farris (On Location Scouting)

June 15th, 2020

56:17

We interview Jen Farris, an Atlanta based location scout.

Jen has worked on American Soul, Being Mary Jane, and What Men Want and recently she …

Rachel Moseley-Wood (On 1950's Caribbean Cinema)

June 8th, 2020

57:16

We interview Rachel Moseley-Wood, a lecturer in Film Studies and Literature at the University of West Indies, Mona, Jamaica.

Rachel published the book 'Show Us as We Are: Place, Nation & Identity in Jamaican Film' …

Darious Britt (On Guerilla Filmmaking)

June 1st, 2020

1:26:24

We interview Darious Britt, a director, screenwriter, actor and consultant.

Darious’ YouTube Channel, D 4 Darious, which focuses on tips, skill …

Naima Ramos-Chapman (On experimental filmmaking)

May 25th, 2020

1:14:08

We interview Naima Ramos-Chapman, a screenwriter, director and actress.

Naima has written, directed, and acted in episodes of 'Random Acts of Flyness' and has written on episodes of 'Betty'.

We talk with Naima about …

Tiffanie Young (On Running a Production Company)

May 18th, 2020

1:37:15

We interview Tiffanie Young, Senior Vice President at Rock Shrimp Productions.  

Tiffanie has years of experience as a production coordinator, production manager, line producer, executive in charge at various production …

Charlese Antoinette (On Costume Designing)

May 11th, 2020

1:17:16

We interview Charlese Antoinette a professional costume designer and stylist. Charlese has worked on See You Yesterday, Raising Dion, and Astronomy Club.

We talk with Charlese about the different positions within the …

Cylla Senii (On Web Series Producing)

May 4th, 2020

58:17

We interview Cylla Senii. Cylla is an actor, director, producer and of multiple web series. Her series Situationships is steaming on BET platforms …

Langston Kerman (On Stand Up Comedy, Writing For TV, and Comedic Acting)

April 27th, 2020

1:13:58

We interview Langston Kerman, a stand up comedian, television writer, and actor. Langston has appeared on Insecure, written for the Oscars and performed a half hour stand up comedy special on Comedy Central.

We talk …

Maya Table (On Producing & Directing Music Videos)

April 20th, 2020

1:03:20

We interview Maya Table, a music video producer and director based in Atlanta. She has produced music videos for 21 Savage, Travis Scott, and Teyana Taylor. We talk with Maya about breaking in as a director and …

Marissa Crespo (Entertainment & Business Law Attorney)

April 13th, 2020

1:15:16

We interview Marissa Crespo, entertainment and business law attorney. We talk with Marissa about  LLC’s, multiple streams of income, and taking the …

Eric Oliver (On Assistant Directing)

April 6th, 2020

1:11:58

We interview Eric Oliver, an assistant director who has worked on Mixedish, Raising Dion, and Being Mary Jane. We talk with Eric about the importance …

Michelle Clementine (On being an Assistant Camera)

December 16th, 2019

55:22

We interview Michelle Clementine, an Assistant Camera, who has worked on 'If Beale Street Could Talk' and 'See You Yesterday'. We talk with Michelle …

Ayo Hooks (On Sound Mixing)

December 9th, 2019

56:53

We interview Ayo Hooks, a sound mixer who has worked on Wu-Tang Clan: of Mics and Men, Black Ink Crew, and Growing Up Hip Hop. We talk with Ayo about scouting a location for sound, negotiating wages, boom operating and …

Tari Wariebi & Kofi Dormah (On Film Schools)

December 2nd, 2019

58:37

We interview Tari Wariebi and Kofi Dormah about their experiences and what they've learned at their respective film schools. Tari is currently a grad …

New Orleans Film Festival 2019 (W/ Felicia Pride & Rochee Jeffrey)

November 4th, 2019

1:01:47

We present our Writers on Writing panel discussion from the 2019 New Orleans Film Festival. We talk with television screenwriters Felicia Pride who writes for 'Queen Sugar' and Rochee Jeffrey who writes for 'SMILF'. In …

Terrence Laron Burke (On Cinematography for Television)

October 28th, 2019

1:02:45

We interview Terrence Laron Burke, a professional and independent cinematographer who has worked on Tyler Perry's 'Sistas' and 'The Oval'. We talk with Terrence about his experience working at Tyler Perry Studios, his …

Shannan E. Johnson (On Character Development)

October 21st, 2019

1:10:14

We interview Shannan E. Johnson, a former SYFY network executive turned professional script consultant.

We talk with Shannan about what makes bad …

Justyn Davis (On being a gaffer)

October 14th, 2019

1:22:40

We interview Justyn Davis, a gaffer and electrician, who has worked on projects such as Quantico, The First Wives Club, and BlacKkKlansman. We talk with Justyn about tips on becoming a gaffer, lighting black people, and …

Tamika Miller (On Directing Commercials)

October 8th, 2019

1:11:01

We interview Tamika Miller, a seasoned filmmaker, who has directed commercials for Nike, Lifetime, and Doritos. In 2018 Tamika was a Commercial Director's Diversity Program fellow, and she recently directed a BET movie …

Iyabo Boyd (On producing "For Akeem" and Brown Girls Doc Mafia)

September 30th, 2019

45:47

We interview Iyabo Boyd, filmmaker/producer and co-founder of Brown Girls Doc Mafia, a collective of self-identifying women of color who are creators …

Dara Taylor (On basics of film composition)

June 18th, 2019

1:18:53

We interview Dara Taylor, a film composer and score producer who has worked on films such as 'A Bad Mom's Christmas', 'Sausage Party', Netflix's 'Lost and Space', and 'SHAFT' (2019).

We talk with Dara about the basics …

Frank Abney (On basics of animation and working for a studio)

June 3rd, 2019

46:35

We interview Frank Abney, a pixar animator who has who has worked on films such as 'Coco', 'Frozen', 'The Incredibles 2', 'Toy Story 4' and many more. 

We talk with Frank about what it's like to work on a big budget …

DeMane Davis (On directing Queen Sugar and tips on directing)

May 19th, 2019

53:24

We interview DeMane Davis. DeMane is a writer and director who has directed episodes of 'Queen Sugar', 'How To Get Away with Murder', and CBS' 'The Red Line'.  We talk to DeMane about her journey from directing …

Hans Charles (On being a cinematographer and assistant camera)

May 13th, 2019

52:41

We interview Hans Charles. Hans is an acclaimed cinematographer who worked on the documentaries '13th' and 'Mr. Soul'. Prior to his cinematography …

Numa Perrier (On her movie Jezebel, crowdfunding and more)

May 7th, 2019

55:35

We interview Numa Perrier, an actress, writer, producer, and director - well-known for her original web series umbrella BLACK & SEXY TV which birthed viral series like The Couple, RoomieLoverFriends, and Hello …

Kiaundra Jackson (Mental Health in the entertainment industry)

May 7th, 2019

43:21

We interview Kiaundra Jackson, a Los Angeles based Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

She has been seen on the CBS Emmy-Award Winning TV Show, “The Doctors.” She was recently featured in the New York Times, Vice, …

Anedra Edwards (Assistant Editing on 'Black Lightning' and 'Crashing')

May 7th, 2019

1:20:02

We interview Anedra Edwards. Anedra is a Visual Effects Assistant Editor on the CW's' 'Black Lightning' and was an Assistant Editor on HBO's 'Crashing'.

We talk with Anedra about what a day in the life is like in the …

Zandashe Brown (Horror, mysticism, and being a New Orleans filmmaker)

May 7th, 2019

44:57

We interview Zandashe Brown, an award-winning genre filmmaker born and bred in Lousiana. Brown writes and directs stories primarily within the horror genre that showcase her perspective on identity, spirituality, and …

Angela Nissel (Comedy Writing For Television)

May 6th, 2019

51:26

In the sixth episode of Season 1 of the Black Film Space, we interview Angela Nissel, a writer and co-executive producer for television. Angela has written and co-executive produced for 'Scrubs', 'The Boondocks' and is …

Eugee Wilson (Talent Directing & Producing)

May 6th, 2019

43:15

In the fifth episode of Season 1 of the Black Film Space, we interview Eugee Wilson talent producer and director. Eugee has worked and consulted with …

Kyle A.B. (Tips on entertainment law for actors & filmmakers)

May 6th, 2019

1:08:08

In the fourth episode of Season 1 of the Black Film Space, we interview Kyle A.B., entertainment lawyer, about the basics of entertainment law and why he believes some black creatives short themselves at the negotiating …

New Orleans Film Festival 2018 Recap (w/ Tchaiko Omawale & Lynn Whitfield)

May 6th, 2019

36:59

In our third episode of Season 1 of the the Black Film Space podcast, we recap our experience at the New Orleans Film Festival including a live Q …

Paul Garnes (Tips on Line Producing)

May 2nd, 2019

41:17

We talk with Paul Garnes about tips on line producing films and episodic content.

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Adepero Oduye (Tips on Acting & Directing)

May 1st, 2019

51:23

We talk with Adepero Oduye about tips on acting & directing.

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Shannan E. Johnson (Pitching Executives & Handling Criticism on Your Script)

September 24th, 2018

58:33

In our latest episode, we interview former SyFy network executive and current script consultant, Shannan E. Johnson, about how to pitch to a room of …

Radha Blank (Writing for 'Empire' & 'She's Gotta Have It')

July 30th, 2018

51:41

In our very first episode, we interview filmmaker Radha Blank, a writer for 'Empire' and 'She's Gotta Have It' about the ins and outs of television …

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