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Day: March 8, 2018

Ashley Bannerman, Gia Ré & Stephanie Levi-John cast as leads in upcoming digital drama series ‘Third Act’

Ashley Bannerman, Gia Ré, and Stephanie Levi-John have been cast as leads in an upcoming digital drama series ‘Third Act’, from Writer & Director/DP duo Leon Mayne & Olan Collardy. Layered in hidden messages, the story begins with three friends as they embark on a new venture in podcasting. A humble setting for conversation quickly yields tension-filled exchanges between the friends, opening up a sequence of events that reveal secrets in their respective relationships. Bannerman plays Sidney, an advanced speech and language therapist who strives for ideals rather than the balance of reality. Her moral compass reaches an impasse...

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The Author School & Hashtag Press Co-Founder, Abiola Bello, Wins London Book Fair & SYP Trailblazers Awards

The co-founder of indie publishing house Hashtag Press scooped the top prize at last night’s Trailblazers Awards. The grand ceremony, held in The Groucho Club, London, celebrated the incredible talent of under-30s in the publishing business. Abiola Bello is a YA fiction author (Emily Knight series) and co-founder of Hashtag Press and The Author School. Abiola was one of 30 people shortlisted from thousands of nominations going on to be one of five winners at the Trailblazers Awards. As a small publisher, the GB Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist was in great company, with the other winners representing Harper Collins, Ebury and...

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#TBB10 with ​Sabaah​ ​Folayan​ director of ‘Whose Streets’ Showing as part of 2018 Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Sabaah Folayan (Writer/Director, Producer) is an activist and storyteller born and raised in South Central LA. As an advocate at Rikers Island, Folayan interviewed incarcerated people about their experiences with trauma. She later helped organize The Millions March, one of the largest marches for racial justice in New York history, in response to the non-indictment of the police officer who choked Eric Garner to death. In September 2014, she went to Ferguson with cinematographer Lucas Alvarado-Farrar to learn the truth behind the dramatic scenes playing out on the news. Hearing the stories from the community inspired her to embark...

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