Press

Jan11

Tina Mabry Receives DGA Award Nomination

Congratulations to of Executive Director, Tina Mabry for her DGA Award Nomination in Children’s Programming for Melody 1963: Love Has to Win, An American Girl Story! Read more about her nomination and other nominees, here.
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Jan08

The storyteller: Filmmaker finding success on the small screen

The Tupelo Daily Journal, the hometown newspaper of Tina Mabry, features Tina in an article about her recent writing and directing jobs in television. Read the article here.
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Jan07

LGBT characters now permeate some of Hollywood’s best work. But the community is bracing for backlash

This LA Times article focuses on LGBT writers and directors in the film and television industry and their feelings about working during the Trump administration. Our own, Tina Mabry, chimes in. Read the article here.
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Jan05

Melody 1963: Love Has To Win Earns a Humanitas Prize Nomination

Congratulations to writer, Alison McDonald, for her Humanitas Prize nomination for Melody 1963: Love Has to Win, An American Girl Story. Congrats to the entire cast and crew and all the nominees. Read more about the nominees here.
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Dec31

Go Magazine Names Tina Mabry the Best Out Television Director of 2016

Go magazine names Tina Mabry the Best Out TV Director of 2016. She directed two episodes of OWN’s Queen Sugar; an episode of Amazon’s American Girl series, Melody 1963; and Netflix’s upcoming Dear White People in 2016. See the entire...
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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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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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