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Academy Awards- Steven Spielberg- Best Picture / LINCOLN and Producer Kathleen Kennedy

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FILM SYNOPSIS

With the Civil War coming to a close and the freedom granted to the slaves by the Emancipation Proclamation called into question, Abraham Lincoln seeks to pass a thirteenth amendment to the Constitution that will outlaw slavery everywhere in the United States.  Facing opposition from many quarters in Congress, Lincoln uses his vast political powers to gain allies in his fight.

ACADEMY AWARDS HISTORY

Including his nomination this year for Directing for LINCOLN, this is the fifteenth Academy Award nomination for Steven Spielberg. He was previously nominated for:

WAR HORSE (2011)

Nominee, Best Picture

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LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA (2006)

Nominee, Best Picture

MUNICH (2005)

Nominee, Directing

MUNICH (2005)

Nominee, Best Picture

SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998)

Winner, Directing

SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998)

Nominee, Best Picture

SCHINDLER’S LIST (1993)

Winner, Directing

SCHINDLER’S LIST (1993)

Winner, Best Picture

THE COLOR PURPLE (1985)

Nominee, Best Picture

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982)

Nominee, Directing

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982)

Nominee, Best Picture

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)

Nominee, Directing

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977)

Nominee, Directing

Spielberg also received the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in 1986.

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This is the eighth Academy Award nomination for Kathleen Kennedy.  She was previously nominated for:

WAR HORSE (2011)

Nominee, Best Picture

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON (2008)

Nominee, Best Picture

MUNICH (2005)

Nominee, Best Picture

SEABISCUIT (2003)

Nominee, Best Picture

THE SIXTH SENSE (1999)

Nominee, Best Picture

THE COLOR PURPLE (1985)

Nominee, Best Picture

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982)

Nominee, Best Picture

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Oscar Night -Best Picture / BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD Dan Janvey, Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald, Producers

BeastsOfTheSouthernWild9yr old Quvenzahne’ Wallis – Oscar Nominee “The Youngest Actress to ever get nominated for an Oscar”

Check out the trailer on the NYTimes Blog site

I should have known as I watched this film at ABFF summer 2012 that nothing but “GREATNESS” was going to be the results of this movie. It was an incredible film and the best part was the actors brought a fresh sense of Newness and enlightenment to the film. Speaking with the producers I found out there were 2000 children auditioned for the role  landed by “Nominee Quvenzahne’ Wallis” a NON experienced Child actor .

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Oscar Night – Django Unchained -Best Picture / Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone, Producers

This is the second Academy Award nomination for Stacey Sher.

Django Unchained FILM SYNOPSIS
German bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz buys a slave named Django and promises him his freedom once he has helped Schultz track down the criminals he is seeking. But Django has a wife who was sold off years ago, and his partnership with Schultz may offer him a chance to find her.

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“Dr Martin Luther King – The Power of Soul Music & the Importance of Black Radio”


This weekend we’ll be celebrating Dr Martin Luther King‘s birthday and in doing so we should all be mindful of the power of his words. We should be mindful of King’s words as we continue to dialogue about what sort of responsibility those who speak to the public have especially via broadcast medium especially with respect to Black Radio..We thought we’d take a walk down memory lane and listen to what King had to say about the role BLACK RADIO played in furthering the Civil Rights struggle..It was a speech given in August of 1967 in Atlanta, Ga to NATRA (National Association of TV and Radio Announcers )

In this rare speech which can be heard in its entirety by clicking the link above..King talks about how Black radio has been a transformative tool. He notes that Black radio is the primary source of information in the Black community and is more powerful medium than even Television which he says was made for the benefit of white people.

King notes that Black radio deejays are important ‘opinion makers’ who made integration easier, through the language of universal language of soul music. He praised Black radio deejays for helping unite people and Black radio deejays through presenting this music was able to conquer the hearts and minds of people in ways that surpassed Alexander the Great..

Check out this entire article at: http://hiphopandpolitics.wordpress.com/2013/01/19/dr-martin-luther-king-the-power-of-soul-music-the-importance-of-black-radio/

The other thing to keep in mind about Dr King was his shrewd understanding of media in particular radio and what a powerful tool it was. many do not talk about the special relationship King had with Jack ‘Jack tha Rapper Gibson (I used to fly to Atlanta from LA to attend Jack the Rapper) Atlanta was so Fun back then!!!!jack-the-rapper-gibson-yellow and the nations first Black owned radio station WERD founded in 1949 which was housed in the same building as King’s SCLC headquarters on Auburn street in Atlanta.

Gibson is credited with being the first to broadcast King and other Civil Rights leaders on public airwaves. There are stories about how when rallies and special events were unfolding, King would bang on the ceiling with a broom to the studio housed above him, the disc jockey would lower the boom mic and King would speak to the people via radio.

In this 1967 NATRA speech Dr King delivered the members of this important African American organization were very appreciative as King laid out the indispensable role Black radio had played in shaping and furthering the Civil Rights struggle. King names off some of the key unsung radio heroes who he says there would not have been a Civil Rights movement had they not reflected the mood of the people and brought critical information to the masses. We hear about Georgie Woods, Pervis Spahn, Magnificent Montague and Tall Paul White to name a few.

King also talks about how radio is the most important and predominant medium in the Black community. It has far more reach and influence than television. He also talks about how the music these Black radio announcers played. King asserted that it helped united people. King pointed out how Blacks and Whites were listening to the same songs and doing the same dances and that the Soul Music these disc jockey’s played had served as an important cultural bridge.

“Dr Martin Luther King – The Power of Soul Music & the Importance of Black Radio”


This weekend we’ll be celebrating Dr Martin Luther King‘s birthday and in doing so we should all be mindful of the power of his words. We should be mindful of King’s words as we continue to dialogue about what sort of responsibility those who speak to the public have especially via broadcast medium especially with respect to Black Radio..We thought we’d take a walk down memory lane and listen to what King had to say about the role BLACK RADIO played in furthering the Civil Rights struggle..It was a speech given in August of 1967 in Atlanta, Ga to NATRA (National Association of TV and Radio Announcers )

In this rare speech which can be heard in its entirety by clicking the link above..King talks about how Black radio has been a transformative tool. He notes that Black radio is the primary source of information in the Black community and is more powerful medium than even Television which he says was made for the benefit of white people.

King notes that Black radio deejays are important ‘opinion makers’ who made integration easier, through the language of universal language of soul music. He praised Black radio deejays for helping unite people and Black radio deejays through presenting this music was able to conquer the hearts and minds of people in ways that surpassed Alexander the Great..

Check out this entire article at: http://hiphopandpolitics.wordpress.com/2013/01/19/dr-martin-luther-king-the-power-of-soul-music-the-importance-of-black-radio/

The other thing to keep in mind about Dr King was his shrewd understanding of media in particular radio and what a powerful tool it was. many do not talk about the special relationship King had with Jack ‘Jack tha Rapper Gibson (I used to fly to Atlanta from LA to attend Jack the Rapper) Atlanta was so Fun back then!!!!jack-the-rapper-gibson-yellow and the nations first Black owned radio station WERD founded in 1949 which was housed in the same building as King’s SCLC headquarters on Auburn street in Atlanta.

Gibson is credited with being the first to broadcast King and other Civil Rights leaders on public airwaves. There are stories about how when rallies and special events were unfolding, King would bang on the ceiling with a broom to the studio housed above him, the disc jockey would lower the boom mic and King would speak to the people via radio.

In this 1967 NATRA speech Dr King delivered the members of this important African American organization were very appreciative as King laid out the indispensable role Black radio had played in shaping and furthering the Civil Rights struggle. King names off some of the key unsung radio heroes who he says there would not have been a Civil Rights movement had they not reflected the mood of the people and brought critical information to the masses. We hear about Georgie Woods, Pervis Spahn, Magnificent Montague and Tall Paul White to name a few.

King also talks about how radio is the most important and predominant medium in the Black community. It has far more reach and influence than television. He also talks about how the music these Black radio announcers played. King asserted that it helped united people. King pointed out how Blacks and Whites were listening to the same songs and doing the same dances and that the Soul Music these disc jockey’s played had served as an important cultural bridge.

PCTV Recognizes Director “ROB HARDY” as Director of the Month for January! Support Support Support!!!


THIS coming Monday, January 21st Rob Hardy’s Bones episode “The Corpse on the Canopy” airs at 8pm EST on Fox.

http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/bones/videos/33318530/title/bones-8×12-promo-corpse-on-canopy-hd

THIS coming Thursday, January 24th at 9pm EST “Rob Hardy’s” Grey’s Anatomy episode “Walking on a Dream” airs on ABC.

Hats off to You Rob Hardy!!

The Producer’s Channel TV can’t wait to catch up with you and sit down on the couch!!!

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