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As coronavirus restrictions lift, show makers prepare a gradual return to production

Tim Peterson   June 24, 2020 Not a light switch, but a dimmer. That’s how California governor Gavin Newsom has described the state’s plan to reopen the home of Hollywood following the easing of the state’s coronavirus restrictions. It also befits producers’ strategies for returning from a three-month physical production shutdown. “Our state was one of the first to open up, but that didn’t mean that we should run and jump [...]

By |2020-07-13T20:01:30+00:00July 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Q&A: Eric Tomosunas, Kellon Akeem talk Black Life Film Fest

By Jillian Morgan   June 29, 2020 Eric Tomosunas’s indie Swirl Films (producer of TV One’s Uncensored) and Kellon Akeem’s Mansa Productions (Percy, Nine Days), both based in Atlanta, are gearing up to debut the virtual Black Life Film Fest (BLFF), a joint effort to “support and empower” Black filmmakers across the U.S. The digital festival, set to launch Sept. 5, will spotlight short films — including documentaries — that explore the “beauty and complexities of [...]

By |2020-07-13T19:56:47+00:00July 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Swirl Films rounds out executive team with Robert A. Boyd II, Tony L. Strickland

By Daniele Alcinii  June 12, 2020 Swirl Films, the Atlanta-based urban indie founded by Eric Tomosunas, has expanded its leadership team with new executives in its operations and production departments. Seasoned operations veteran Robert A. Boyd II (pictured left) has joined Swirl Films as chief operating officer while Tony L. Strickland (right) boards the unscripted television company as head of unscripted and co-executive producer. Both Boyd and Strickland will be based at Swirl Films’ Atlanta headquarters reporting directly into [...]

By |2020-07-13T19:51:35+00:00July 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Swirl Films Launches Black Life Film Fest for Upcoming Filmmakers

$5,000 film grants will be awarded to the directors of ten short films about Black life and culture Jeremy Fuster | June 15, 2020 @ 12:38 PM Atlanta-based film and TV production studio Swirl Films announced on Monday the launch of the Black Life Film Festival, a new showcase of upcoming Black filmmakers and their short films. Created in partnership with Mansa Productions, the Black Life Film Festival has opened submissions [...]

By |2020-07-13T19:45:11+00:00July 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments