Shawn Edwards

EP 185 | Shawn Edwards

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The Critics Choice Association will present the annual Celebration of Black Cinema & Television on Monday, Dec 6 at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel LA.

Since 2014, the Celebration of Black Cinema has honored standout achievements in Black filmmaking.

This year, for the first time, the awards ceremony will also celebrate achievements in television.

Our guest, as in the past 3 years,  is Shawn Edwards, Executive Producer. He’s based in Kansas City.

I rode the movie junket buses with Shawn for many years – to and from screenings and after-parties.

Shawn was always talking about this dream he had.  To celebrate Black filmmaking and cinema.

As the world around us changed (BLM) the celebration changed from fantasy to fact.

And here we are Year Four.  Honorees include:

Halle Berry, Anthony Anderson, Barry Jenkins, Jennifer Hudson, Antoine Fuqua

Plus Will Smith, Ruth Negga, and many more.

The broadcast can be seen on KTLA-TV Los Angeles (which is available on many cable providers across Canada)

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The Critics Choice Association is the largest critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing almost 500 media critics and entertainment journalists. It was established in 2019 with the formal merger of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, recognizing the intersection between film, television, and streaming content. For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com.

EP 142 | Celebration of Black Cinema – Shawn Edwards

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Delroy Lindo, John Legend, Leslie Odom Jr. Tessa Thompson; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree and Aldis Hodge; and Andra Day.  and more were recognized on  Tuesday in LA at the 3rd annual Celebration of Black

Cinema, in partnership with Critics Choice Assn.

“The Critics Choice Association is thrilled to have the opportunity to recognize the work of these extraordinary artists in a year where the intersection of art and activism has never been more necessary,” executive producer Shawn Edwards said.  “Each of our honorees personifies the greatness of Black cinema in 2020.”

 

Our guest this week Shawn Edwards from Fox4 Kansas City is the co-founder of this celebration, the Executive producer and I’m proud to say a  friend.  Enjoy!!

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Episode 88 | Celebration of Black Cinema-Kasi Lemmons

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January 4th 2020

On Monday December 2nd 2019

Terry attended  the first ever Celebration of Black Cinema Awards in Beverly Hills, California.

Honoured were

Eddie Murphy –Career Achievement Award

Nia Long – (Boyz in the Hood)

Chiwetel Ejoifor – (12 Years a slave/Lion King)

And our special Guest Kasi Lemmons

For three decades Kasi  has been an award winning director, writer, actress and educator.

She directed her latest film Harriet to great acclaim. It’s the story of iconic American heroine and civil rights pioneer  Harriet Tubman.

The second guest is a friend,  Shawn Edwards. BFCA film critic who helped to bring the awards to reality and hopes to become a filmmaker himself.