IndieWire Hires Reporter to Boost Black Film Coverage
Veteran writer and filmmaker Tambay Obenson has joined IndieWire as a Staff Writer covering African American film and television. In 2006, Obenson co-founded the Black cinema blog, Shadow and Act, which was acquired by Blavity last year and has grown into a vital part of IndieWire’s film coverage. He is the Co-Founder and Co-Curator of the annual New Voices in Black Cinema Festival in NYC, now in its eighth year. The Nigerian-born filmmaker then went on to co-found Shadow and Act LLC, a film financing and production initiative focused on backing Black filmmakers. Obenson’s credits include Beautiful Things (2006), Endless Shards of Jazz for a Brutal World (2015), and Indie Film Blogger Road Trip(2009). More here.