or


[02/25/05 - 12:00 AM]
TNT to Present the Film Life Movie Awards (Working Title), a Celebration of Black Cinema: Past, Present and Future

[via press release from TNT]

TNT To Present THE FILM LIFE MOVIE AWARDS (working title), A Celebration of Black Cinema: Past, Present and Future

Jeff Friday (American Black Film Festival) and Suzanne de Passe (The 2002- 2003 Essence Awards) To Executive-Produce Event Set for May

Turner Network Television (TNT), television�s destination for drama, will present a new awards show to recognize artistic achievement by persons of African descent in connection with feature-length motion pictures, both in front of and behind the camera, as well as to give merit to outstanding films portraying the black experience, it was announced today by Steve Koonin, executive vice president and chief operating officer for TNT and TBS. THE FILM LIFE MOVIE AWARDS (working title), airing Saturday, May 21, will be executive-produced by Jeff Friday, founder and CEO of Film Life and the American Black Film Festival held annually in Miami, and by Suzanne de Passe of de Passe Entertainment.

�THE FILM LIFE MOVIE AWARDS is a perfect opportunity for TNT to recognize and celebrate the enormous contributions black artists have made to the art of cinema,� said Koonin. �We are proud to be able to bring this very special event to our viewers and especially proud to be collaborating with Jeff and Suzanne, who have worked so hard to promote the achievements of African-Americans in film.�

THE FILM LIFE MOVIE AWARDS will be a star-studded celebration and will be taped at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 15. Awards will be given in seven competitive categories, including Film of the Year, Best Director, Best Performance by an Actor, Best Performance by an Actress, Best Supporting Role � Male, Best Supporting Role � Female and Best Screenplay. Honorary awards include a Distinguished Career Achievement Award and a Rising Star Award. In addition, THE FILM LIFE MOVIE AWARDS ceremony will include a celebration of new inductees into the Classic Cinema Hall of Fame and a special presentation of the HBO Short Film Award.

Nominations for the 2005 FLMA will be announced in April. The FLMA Jury, comprised of film critics, entertainment editors representing African-American media outlets and prestigious members of the artistic community, will determine the nominees and winners. Eligible films and persons will be considered for awards from U.S. theatrically released motion pictures between Feb. 1, 2004, and Jan. 31, 2005.

Since 1997, Jeff Friday has made a name in the film industry by providing opportunities for independent black filmmakers to showcase their work to a broad audience inclusive of key industry executives. In 1997, he began the Acapulco Black Film Festival. In 2002, with the steadily rising festival attendance catching the eye of more sponsors, Friday moved the festival to Miami�s South Beach and renamed it the American Black Film Festival. The relocation has only served to strengthen the importance of the festival to the independent black filmmaker community and Hollywood at large. The FLMA is a property of Film Life, Inc., a New York-based film marketing and distribution company. Its mission is to spearhead the global distribution of quality black films and be the leading American brand producing black movies and related entertainment content.

Suzanne de Passe has produced a number of high-profile award shows and specials, including the Emmy-winning Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever and Motown Returns to the Apollo. Additionally, she executive-produced The Essence Awards in 2002 and 2003, as well as The Annual NAACP Image Awards over a three-year period, concluding in 2003. She has also executive-produced such memorable television miniseries as Lonesome Dove, The Jacksons: An American Dream, Buffalo Girls, Small Sacrifices and The Temptations. In addition, she was nominated for an Academy Award� for co-writing the screenplay for Lady Sings the Blues.

Turner Network Television (TNT), television�s destination for drama and one of cable�s top-rated networks, offers original movies, such as the Johnson & Johnson Spotlight PresentationSM 14 Hours; original limited series, including Into the West, an epic six-week television event from DreamWorks Television and master storyteller and executive producer Steven Spielberg; original recurring series, including the detective drama The Closer, starring Kyra Sedgwick, and the crime thriller Wanted, with Gary Cole; powerful one-hour dramas, such as Law & Order, Without a Trace, ER, NYPD Blue, Charmed, Judging Amy and Angel; broadcast premiere movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR and the NBA. TNT is also available in high-definition.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and a leading provider of programming for the television industry.





  [february 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· 14 HOURS (TNT)
· ANGEL (WB)
· CHARMED (WB)
· CLOSER, THE (TNT)
· ER (NBC)
· INTO THE WEST (TNT)
· JUDGING AMY (CBS)
· LAW & ORDER (NBC)
· NYPD BLUE (ABC)
· WANTED (TNT)
· WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS)





[08/28/15 - 04:35 PM]
"#DanceBattle America," ABC's New Dance Competition Special, Premieres Monday, September 14
Alfonso Ribeiro and Jordin Sparks host the one-hour special, which will follow the season premiere of "Dancing with the Stars."

[08/28/15 - 01:00 PM]
Rowan Blanchard and Paris Berelc Star in the Disney Channel Original Movie "Invisible Sister," Premiering Friday, October 9 on Disney Channel
The film is set to premiere as part of "Monstober," Disney Channel's month-long Halloween-themed programming event.

[08/28/15 - 11:08 AM]
The Might of the Empire Grows and Fan-Favorite Clone Troopers Debut in New Episodes of "Star Wars Rebels" Season 2 Beginning Wednesday, October 14
In "Star Wars Rebels" Season Two, past lives will be revealed and the destiny of our heroes will be changed forever.

[08/28/15 - 10:40 AM]
Christina Applegate to Guest-Star on New Comedy "The Grinder"
Additional guest castings for the new series include Emmanuelle Chriqui and Nat Faxon.

[08/28/15 - 08:47 AM]
"Food Fighters" Matches Its Season High in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 27.

[08/28/15 - 08:38 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother," "Big Bang" Continue Win Streak for CBS
The Eye has won the past 11 Thursdays among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/28/15 - 07:05 AM]
USA Network Stars Support No More Campaign to End Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in Upcoming "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" Marathon on August 30
Aaron Tveit, Gina Torres, John Cena, Mark Feuerstein, Patrick J. Adams, Rami Malek, Sarah Rafferty and Daniel Sunjata are all featured in the 11-episode stunt.

[08/28/15 - 06:17 AM]
Brooke Burke-Charvet Returns as Co-Host for the 95th Anniversary Broadcast of Miss America
She joins previously announced judges Brett Eldredge, Taya Kyle, Kevin O'Leary, Amy Purdy and Zendaya, as well as Nick Jonas who will act as the official music curator of the evening.

[08/27/15 - 05:10 PM]
FOX Gives Midseason Drama "The Frankenstein Code" New Title of "Lookinglass"
The Rob Kazinsky-led drama is due in 2016 on the network.

[08/27/15 - 03:47 PM]
Video: VH1's "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" Season 2 Super Trailer
Premiering on Monday, September 7, the new cast is willing to lay it all on the line, striving to leave a permanent mark on the music industry despite sacrifices they may be forced to make.

[08/27/15 - 02:37 PM]
FXX to Air Special Mini-Marathon of "Archer's" Greatest Loves
Sterling Archer is reflecting on some of his greatest loves from the past with a special mini-marathon airing Saturday, September 26 from 10 PM - 1 AM ET/PT.

[08/27/15 - 01:54 PM]
"Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank" Set to Premiere on Friday, October 23rd on Showtime(R)
The film is an intimate, rollicking and entertaining look behind-the-scenes at the public and private life of one of America's greatest and, at times, controversial legislators.

[08/27/15 - 01:36 PM]
TLC Heads Back for a Second Push of "Labor Games"
The season premieres Tuesday, September 15 at 8:00/7:00c with two back-to-back episodes.

[08/27/15 - 01:08 PM]
TV One's "Welcome to the Family" Reunites Half & Half Co-Stars Valarie Pettiford and Telma Hopkins
The film centers on Stella, an internet producer (Kali Hawk), who has to learn how to balance her personal and professional lives.

[08/27/15 - 12:48 PM]
"Celebrity Name Game" Rolls Out the Red Carpet More Celebrity Guests, More Comedy, More Fun Than Ever!
Hosted by funnyman Craig Ferguson and executive produced by Courteney Cox and David Arquette, the syndicated, half-hour weekday strip premieres Monday, September 21.