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The Black Female Narrative in Film: A Retrospective with Kat Graham & Hanelle Culpepper

“…we hope to raise the awareness, not just of the projects themselves, but also of the importance of telling stories of black women with integrity.” Actor Kat Graham and  filmmaker Hanelle Culpepper  discuss the Black female narrative and black storytellers in film over the period of Hollywood’s history. These are some of their favorite films […]

Variety: Collaborating With Patrick Stewart, Being Part of the Inaugural ReFrame Rise Class

“I wanted it to feel inspired by where Picard was on his emotional journey. He was living in a vineyard; he felt trapped. So I wanted to have a little bit more of a static frame, and then go handheld once his world is rocked [in the pilot]. We switch to handheld cameras pretty much […]

AwardsWatch interview about my path to directing and Star Trek: Picard

I said “if I want to be a director, I need to direct!” so I stopped working full-time and embraced that I would be a starving artist and started directing. I remember that day when I stopped working full-time and became a starving artist was April Fool’s Day, and I was like, “ok, hopefully this […]

‘Star Trek: Picard’ Emmy interviews: Patrick Stewart, showrunner Michael Chabon and more

“Picard” is the first “Trek” series in decades to advance the story forward (as opposed to prequels that explore events that took place long before “The Next Generation”), and it has quite an awards legacy to live up to.

Forbes: Why “Strange New” Streaming Star Trek Keeps On Coming

Each CBS All Access series has now carved out its own independent timeframe (with seemingly little room for Marvel-style crossovers). Picard occupies the twenty-fourth century, and with Discovery disembarking for the thirty-second century, Strange New Worlds has the twenty-third to itself. Stylistically, director Hanelle Culpepper shot the Picard pilot in warm colors to contrast the bluer hues […]

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