Recently, the 18th annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) showcased a diverse creative community through film screenings, panel discussions and more. ABFF founding and premiere sponsor HBO—along with Turner and the Time Warner Foundation—took part in the four-day event, which was held in New York City. The Time Warner Foundation presented a panel that focused on diversity in Hollywood a... Read More
Last week, the Time Warner Foundation hosted its first ever New Works New Voices Film Festival featuring three films from filmmakers who participated in programs supported by the Time Warner Foundation. Opening night featured the film Time is Illmatic, a documentary film told through the lens of rapper Nas and his bluesman father, Olu Dara. The film, which deconstructs Nas' indel... Read More
Columbia University announced the 98th annual Pulitzer Prizes this week. Among the winners was Time Warner Foundation Storyteller Annie Baker for her play "The Flick," a thoughtful drama with well-crafted characters that focuses on three employees of a Massachusetts art-house movie theater, rendering lives... Read More
Tribeca Film Institute's 2013 Tribeca All Access grantee Time is Illmatic will open the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. The documentary, directed by multimedia artist One9, looks back on rapper Nas' landmark 1994 album Illmatic. The film will premiere on Wednesday, April 16, and will be followed by a special performance by Nas.
New York City’s The Public Theater, an organization supported by the Time Warner Foundation, recently announced 10 new playwrights for its 2014-15 Emerging Writers Group. Now in its fifth cycle, this initiative works closely with a diverse group of aspiring playwrights in the early stages of their career, providing them with key support and necessary resources. Writers are selected bi-a... Read More