Exploring the extraordinary contributions of women filmmakers from Africa and the diaspora, Beti Ellerson’s engaging debut intersperses interviews with such acclaimed women directors as Safi Faye, Sarah Maldoror, Anne Mungai, Fanta Régina Nacro and Ngozi Onwurah with footage from their seminal work. With power and nuance, Ellerson also confronts the thorny question of cultural authenticity by revisiting the legendary 1991 FESPACO (Pan-African Festival of Cinema and Television of Ouagadougou), in which diasporian women were asked to leave a meeting intended for African woman only. This film is both a valuable anthology and a fitting homage to the pioneers and new talents of African cinema.
Screen Two was a British television anthology drama series, produced by the BBC and transmitted on BBC1 from 1985 to 1994. Following the demise of the BBC's Play for Today which ran from 1970 to 1984, producer Kenneth Trodd was asked to formulate a new series of one-off television dramas. However, while Play For Today's style had been a largely studio based form of theatre on television, the new series was shot entirely on film. This was an attempt by the BBC to repeat the success of Channel Four's television films, many of which had been released in cinemas. From 1989 to 1993 a companion series, Screen One, was broadcast on the more mainstream BBC1. After almost a decade Screen Two came to an end as the BBC moved it’s attentions away from expensive single dramas and concentrated production on series and serials instead.
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Screen One is a British television anthology drama series, produced by the BBC and transmitted on BBC1 between 1989 and 1993. Following the demise of the BBC's Play for Today which ran from 1970 to 1984, producer Kenneth Trodd was asked to formulate a new series of one-off television dramas. However, while Play for Today's style had often been a largely studio-based form of theatre on television, the new series was to follow the lead taken by Channel Four's television films many of which had been released in cinemas. The result was Screen Two which ran from 1985 to 1994 on BBC2. In 1989 the Screen One strand began broadcasting on the more mainstream BBC1. The third series' A Question of Attribution adapted from the Alan Bennett play won the 1992 BAFTA TV award for Best Single Drama and Prunella Scales was nominated for Best Actress. From the fifth series A Foreign Field starring Alec Guinness, Lauren Bacall and Jeanne Moreau and Wide-Eyed and Legless saw a cinema release. Wide-Eyed and Legless starring Julie Walters and Jim Broadbent was renamed The Wedding Gift in America. Screen One attracted many names familiar to television and film audiences including Alfred Molina, Sean Bean, David Thewlis, Ray Winstone, Alan Bates, Judi Dench, James Fox, Keith Allen, Bob Peck, Alun Armstrong, Marina Sirtis, David Jason, Brenda Blethyn, James Bolam, Adrian Edmonson, Alison Steadman, Timothy West, Clive Russell and Janet McTeer. The fifth series episode Royal Celebration saw the screen debut of Keira Knightley.
Screen Rant ScreenRant.com is one of the most visited movie and TV news sites in the United States. Since a humble beginning, it has grown to be the go-to source for movie and TV news, with in-depth analysis to explain to readers what the latest developments mean for their favorite movies and TV shows.
Screen Scene is a half hour, prime-time, urban entertainment and celebrity news magazine series on BET highlighting on the works of African-Americans in Hollywood and abroad. The series premiered on October 15, 1990 and ran thru 1997. Each episode was presented in themed segments: • “Behind the Scenes”: upcoming movies with primarily African-American casts were profiled with interviews of actors / directors / creators, and plot teasers; • “Network Scene”: actors from television programs were interviewed about the development of their characters; • “Beyond The Screen”: theatrical plays produced by African-Americans were featured; • “Entertainment News Review”: several newsworthy stories were covered by an in-studio reporter; Melvin Lindsey and Suzette Charles were the original anchors, but the most well-known hosts of the series were Angela Stribling and Harold McCoo. Other anchors / reporters included Mary Major, Kathy Andrews, Paula Bond, Cathy Lee, Danita Harris, Angelique Perrin, Melvin Lindsey and Atlanta, Georgia, correspondent Sharon Crews. The program producer was Lyle D. Mason
Split Screen was a television series that originally aired from 1997 to 2001 on IFC. The series focused on independent filmmaking in America and was hosted by John Pierson. Split Screen featured segments from many notable filmmakers, actors, and actresses including: Kevin Smith, Spike Lee, Matt Damon, Edward Norton, Buck Henry, Wes Anderson, Steve Buscemi, John Waters, John Turturro, Christopher Walken, Richard Linklater, Errol Morris, Miranda July, and William H. Macy. The Blair Witch Project first received notoriety as a segment on Split Screen.
Screen Test is a United Kingdom children's quiz show about films, broadcast from 18 November 1970 to 20 December 1984 on BBC1. It was first hosted by Michael Rodd, who was succeeded by Brian Trueman and Mark Curry.
Your Screen Test is an eight-week reality television series on the Rogers TV community channel in Ottawa, Ontario, which aired in 2007. Prospective contestants submit an audition tape or come into the Rogers TV studio to audition. Of those, ten people were selected to appear on the series. Viewers at home were then given an opportunity to vote for their favorite contestant. The top three vote getters made the cut, and the remaining seven contestants were chosen by the selection panel. Competitors chosen to participate compete in various challenges that highlight necessary TV skills - everything from preparation, interviewing, writing, ad-lib and dealing with a live audience. The winner receives their own four-episode television series, which aired in Fall 2007 on Rogers TV. Matt Demers was the first winner of the competition. His series of choice was Nighttime with Mr. Hollywood, a late-night talk show along the same lines as The Tonight Show and Late Show with David Letterman. It has not been determined if the show will continue on Rogers after the four scheduled episodes.
Behind the Screen is an American late-night weekly serial which aired on CBS from October 9, 1981 to January 8, 1982. It was created by David Jacobs for CBS, which wanted to experiment with late night programming as a counterpoint to ABC and NBC's more successful efforts at that time of night. Drawing upon his experience with the prime-time serials, Behind the Screen was a dramatization of the goings-on at a fictional TV soap opera called Generations. This was not the first attempt to explore the concept of a "soap within a soap" as radio soaps had used the idea as far as back as the 1940s, and Ryan's Hope had used the idea for a story in the early 1980s. It premiered as an hour-long special, and regular episodes were 30 minutes. The show focused on the beautiful young star of Generations, Janie-Claire Willow, who was a pawn in a power struggle between her wheelchair-using mother Zina, her powerful agent Evan, and her show's leading man, Brian. The show's early pacing was a bit meandering and had problems finding an audience. The show seemed to be finding its focus, helped by stronger writing by Ronnie Wencker-Konner, when it was canceled after only 3 months on the air. The last episode concerned a backstage party where starlet Joyce Daniels was poisoned. Suspicion quickly fell on Lynette Porter. In a bit of levity, Michele Lee appeared as herself, playing a guest at the party; when questioned by police, she was mistakenly identified by the cops as Mary Tyler Moore.
Page to Screen is an American documentary television series hosted by Peter Gallagher, and narrated by David Hibbard. The series premiered October 28, 2002 on Bravo. Page to Screen explores the process of translating novels into films.
Green Screen Adventures is a children's television series which premiered in 2007. The series was originally produced for local broadcast on WCIU-TV in Chicago, which is the flagship station of Weigel Broadcasting, and is designed to fit the FCC's educational and information programming requirements while also being produced locally in Chicago. However the program now also airs nationally on the This TV and Me-TV digital subchannel networks. Green Screen Adventures features stories and drawings by students in second through eighth grade using sketch comedy, story theatre, game shows, original songs, puppetry and more. Since their debut in 2007, they have featured stories written by almost 1,000 elementary school students. The show is set around the submissions of short stories, school reports, poetry, essays, basic academic questions and artwork from students in the Chicago Public Schools and other schools in the Chicago area between second and eighth grades. A parent or guardian then signs a standard release form if the idea is used in the series. An ensemble of actors for the series then takes these submissions, and the program's writers and actors create a short teleplay which is acted out with minimal props, costumes and a chroma key backdrop The student's story is brought to life by the actors as the green screen becomes the world of the story or subject. The Green Screen also showcases their children's original artwork.
Screen Gems Network was an American television program which ran in syndication from 1999 to 2001, launched by Columbia TriStar Television Distribution. SGN was the first broadcast-based service airing classic shows from the Columbia Pictures Television vault airing shows with an unprecedented resource base of 58,000 episodes of 350 television series from the 1950s to 1980s from those by Screen Gems, Columbia Pictures Television, Tandem Productions, TAT Communications, TOY Productions, Embassy Television and Embassy Communications. Programs are creatively grouped for theme weeks such as "Love is in the Air," "Pilots," "Best Music Videos" and "Before They Were Stars." Holiday based theme weeks include promotions for Halloween, Christmas, Mother's Day and Father's Day, among others. Such programs include:
Stage on Screen is a series broadcast on public television PBS affiliate Thirteen WNET New York, which presents American theatrical productions that consist of cinematic and made-for-TV adaptations, live broadcasts, and documentaries that relate to the process of staging theatrical performances. Among the features presented by this program are Anna Deavere Smith's Twilight: Los Angeles 1992 and Clare Boothe Luce's comedy The Women.
Television Screen Magazine, also known as TV Screen Magazine, is a NBC Television Network series which debuted 17 November 1946, airing Sundays at 8:30pm ET, and ran from 1946 to 1949. Hosts and panelists included Bob Haymes, John McCaffery, Millicent Fenwick, Ray Forrest, Alan Scott, and George F. Putnam. The series later moved to Saturdays at 8:30pm ET. The program featured a magazine-type format with various subjects and guests. According to some sources, as the series aired during the early days of live television, very few famous people agreed to appear on the series.