The Blackhouse Foundation hosted “Judas and the Black Messiah: A Conversation with Shaka King” at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. The intimate conversation took place between Directors Shaka King and Steven Caple Jr. The directors explored their journey from the thrill and promise of Sundance premieres to landmark career opportunities to direct a major studio film. They also delved into the evolution of Judas and The Black Messiah, it’s critical acclaim, and the significance of a young black male director telling Fred Hampton’s story at this moment in history.
Today, Wednesday, February 3, The Blackhouse wraps up its programming at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival with a fantastic lineup. On deck for today:
Blackhouse Presents “Sundance New Frontier: The Future is in Color”
Date: Wednesday, 2/3
Time: 11am – 12pm PST
For Direct Access: https://hopin.com/events/blackhouse-x-sundance-new-frontier-the-future-is-in-color?code=kFK2KVFzyPS7ARSSdVvPOwOO8
A panel of diverse creators of AR/VR/AI new media projects that envision the past, present, and future will share the urgency of radically focusing on Black Futures, the creative nuances of storytelling for the AR/VR/AI platform, and the path to developing, funding, and sharing your content to create impact.
Moderator: Emma Osore – Co-Founder of BlackSpace Urbanist Collective
– Stephanie Dinkins – Transmedia Artist
– Idris Brewster – Producer/Director
– Joe Brewster – Producer/Director
– Tony Patrick – Director & Founder of Tenfold Gaming Initiative
Blackhouse Presents “From The Writers’ Room to Ratings”
Date: Wednesday, 2/3
Time: 4pm – 5pm PST
For Direct Access: https://hopin.com/events/blackhouse-2021-sundance-film-festival-from-writers-room-to-ratings?code=HL11iG17TkKnW1cq9zKYKr2wn
Examining the Impact of Patriarchal Violence Through the Lens of Black Creatives and Critics
Moderator: Chelsea Fuller – Deputy Communications Director, Blackbird
– Valerie Complex – Head of Entertainment, Facebook
– Paris Hatcher – Head of Inclusive Content, Lionsgate
– Maori Karmael Holmes – Artistic Director & CEO, BlackStar Film Festival
– Nikita Mitchell – Advocate, ‘me too’ Movement
– Angelique Roche – M4BL Influencer Engagement, & Partnership Strategist
Blackhouse Presents “The Best of The Blackhouse Entrepreneur Series”
Date: Wednesday, 2/3
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm PST
For Direct Access: https://hopin.com/events/blackhouse-2021-sundance-film-festival-best-of-blackhouse-entrepreneur-series?code=md0OhAbmqUM3a1wHo0jUEsy5Q
Join us as we take a look back at the most insightful and inspirational moments of the inaugural season of The Entrepreneur Series with industry powerhouse guests: Reginald Hudlin (producer, influential filmmaker, and entrepreneur), Datari Turner (producer, writer, and creator), Roxanne Taylor (producer and entrepreneur) and Deon Taylor (director and entrepreneur), Ashley Holland (TV agent at WME), and Tonje Bakang (show creator, producer, and entrepreneur) moderated by industry leader and Blackhouse board member, Pauline Fischer.
These change agents provided invaluable perspectives on key central themes that are critical to success. This is truly a great way to close out the 2021 Blackhouse at Sundance Film Festival with these positive, powerful, and truthful views on the world of entertainment. We look forward to seeing you there!
For 2021, The Blackhouse Foundation graciously welcomes Facebook back as the Presenting Sponsor. Select Sponsors to include Hulu and Strayer Studios, while Color of Change, fwd.us,OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, and STARZ join The Blackhouse as Supporting Sponsors. For details on additional programming and to register to attend, please visit Sundance Festival Village Digital Main Street.
The Blackhouse Foundation stands out as a bastion for the most influential and impactful Black writers, directors, producers, crew, actors, and actresses throughout film, television, digital media, and beyond. Be on the lookout for more soon, as The Blackhouse Foundation continues to celebrate and empower underrepresented voices in the world of film.