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Dec13

Melody 1963 and Queen Sugar Both Receive NAACP Image Award Nominations

The nominees for the 48th NAACP Image Awards were announced today and Melody 1963: Love Has To Win, An American Girl Story was nominated for Outstanding Children’s Programming and Queen Sugar was nominated for Outstanding Drama Series. See a list...
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Nov30

Queen Sugar’s All-Female Directors on How the Show Gave Them Their First TV Jobs

Vulture Magazine interviews the all-female directing team of Queen Sugar. This article spends time with each member of this history making team, including Morgan’s Mark’s own, Tina Mabry. Tina was also a producer and writer on the show. Read...
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Nov01

How to Sustain a Career and (Sort of) Have a Life at the Same Time

Tina Mabry was included on a panel with Cherien Dabis, Sian Heder, and Nisha Ganatra at Film Independent’s 2016 Filmmaker Forum. The topic? Sustaining a Creative Career: A Filmmaker’s Balancing Act. Moderated by LA Film Festival Director,...
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Oct21

Amazon and American Girl Explore Civil Rights in An American Girl Story — Melody 1963: Love Has to Win

Channel Guide Magazine reviews Melody 1963: Love Hast To Win, An American Girl Story. “This film is an excellent first step in introducing children to the Civil Rights movement and touches on race-based issues that still — unfortunately — exist...
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Oct21

Amazon’s New ‘American Girl’ Movie Boldly Takes on Racism and Police Violence

Fortune Magazine reviews Amazon’s Melody 1963: Love Has To Win, An American Girl Story. Read the entire review here.
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Sep02

The directors of ‘Queen Sugar’ explain how Ava DuVernay fostered a community of female creators

Ava DuVernay’s Queen Sugar features an all female directorial team. In this article, this sorority of directors discuss the game changing opportunity. “We just never had the opportunity,” said Tina Mabry, another renowned indie filmmaker who...
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Jun10

Writer/Director Tina Mabry Talks About Truth, Challenging Audiences and Why She Ditched Law School for Hollywood

Tina Mabry is interviewed by Black Cinema Database on her career, process, and passion. Read the entire article here.
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Jun02

Our Diverse 100: Meet Tina Mabry, the director turning negatives into positives

The LA Times lists 100 people who could help fix the academy’s diversity problem. Tina Mabry is named among those creatives who are making work that challenges the status quo. Read more here.
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May09

Interview: ‘Mississippi Damned’ Director, Tina Mabry, Brings Darkness into Light

Serving Cinema’s Joey Nolfi interviewed Tina Mabry about her career, process, and themes she likes to explore in her work. A version of this article was later published in Curve Magazine. Read the entire article here.
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Apr08

The 4%: Here’s What the Film Industry Thinks About the Hollywood’s Gender Problem

Women direct only 4 percent of the top movies over the past 13 years – and it’s time to change that. Tina Mabry is among writers, directors, and actors who weigh in on this issue. Watch below and get more information here.
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