Best Documentary Feature

Latina Business Owner – Tanya Sotillo

Let me introduce you to Latina Owner and Founder of Luxe Colore, Tanya Sotillo.

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Luxecolore.com works by directly connecting buyers and designers together. It’s a one-stop shop to allow you to purchase directly from a list of designers. The Luxe Colore team meticulously selects fabulous brands and products to showcase on their website so you can enjoy a stylish, diverse, unique and exceptional selection. Luxe Colore is more than a shopping website, is a lifestyle!

Tanya’s vision came to life after reading an Essence article that described the difficulties designers of color experienced while attempting to grow their brands. Tanya was determined to develop a shopping experience that linked exceptional specialty products and designers to a larger market.

Full interview on Tanya Sotillo and her Luxe Colore brand coming soon.

Website: www.Luxecolore.com

Urbanworld Announces 2010 Winners


The 14th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival, presented by BET Networks, has announced the winners of the narrative feature, documentary feature, narrative short, documentary short, screenplay, teleplay and audience award categories. The five-day festival was held September 15-19 and concluded yesterday with an awards brunch at Tribeca Grill Loft. Urbanworld, which screened 71 films this year, is the largest internationally competitive festival dedicated to the exhibition of independent cinema by and about people of color.

The 14th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival winners are:

Best Narrative Feature

MOOZ-LUM

Written and Directed by Qasim Basir; Produced by Dana Offenbach and Samad
Davis

Best Narrative Short

KATRINA’S SON

Written and Directed by Ya’Ke; Produced by Ya’Ke and Ralph Lopez

Best Documentary Feature

BOUNCING CATS

Written and Directed by Nabil Elderkin, Isaac Hagy: Produced by Nyla Hassell,
George Mays, Claude Merkel and Charles Spano

Best Documentary Short

ONE OF THESE MORNINGS

Directed and Produced by Valery Lyman

Best Screenplay

GRACEY

Written by Julian Breece

Best Teleplay

LOVE AND POLITICS

Written by Tracy Oliver

Audience Award

FINDING GOD IN THE CITY OF ANGELS

Written by Simon J. Joseph, Ph.D; Directed by Jennifer Jessum; Produced by
Jennifer Jessum, Simon J. Joseph and Edward Osei-Gyimah

Audience Award Honorable Mention

I WILL FOLLOW

Written, Directed and Produced by Ava DuVernay

The 14th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival Jurors are:

Narrative Features Jury

David Laub – Acquisitions Executive, Oscilloscope LaboratoriesDori Begley
– V.P. of Acquisitions, Magnolia PicturesThomas Carter –
Writer/Director/Producer

Documentary Features and Shorts Jury

Greg Rhem – Director of Documentary Programming, HBOKeith Clinkscales –
SVP, Content Development and Enterprises, ESPNValerie Watts Meraz – VP,
Content Acquisitions, Showtime Networks

Narrative Shorts Jury

Frida Torresblanco – ProducerMalcolm D. Lee – Writer/DirectorMeena Payne
– Head of Development, Rainforest Films

Screenplay Jury

Franklin Leonard – Director of Development, Universal PicturesReggie Rock
Bythewood – Writer/DirectorTamara Gregory – Senior Director, Original
Programming, BET Networks

Teleplay Jury

Kim Watson – Writer/DirectorPearlena Igbokwe – SVP, Original Programming,
Showtime NetworksRaynelle Swilling – Writer/ProducerRose Catherine Pinkney
– Head of Television, Cinema Gypsy ProductionsWarren Hutcherson – Writer