NeoBlack Cinema is an online Independent Film Magazine for People of Color thathighlights people, production and film currently based out of New York City.
Our sections also feature books, equipment, financing, reviews and commentary. We cover established filmmakers, up and coming filmmakers, and the lifestyle of the filmmaker. With online voting, expert advice, film festival coverage and in depth articles on the challenges of the business, NeoBlack Cinema encourages even lay film aficionados to join the black indie film experience.
NeoBlack Cinema Magazine’s mission is to educate, entertain, exchange, experiment, enlighten and evolve.
NeoBlack Cinema is under the parent company Black Galaxy Media, LLC owned by Crystyn Wright. In January of 2010 Crystyn Wright and Abdul Ali laid the foundations of NeoBlack Cinema, which was conceived to promote a radical shift in the quality and images of people of color in film. Specifically, to draw attention to emerging filmmakers who have been historically underrepresented or misrepresented in mainstream media and established filmmakers who have yet to be widely recognized for the quality films they produce.
Crystyn Wright is the Executive Editor and Publisher of NeoBlack Cinema Magazine and the CEO of Minnie Endeavors, an educational and small business consulting company owned by her parent company, Black Galaxy Media, LLC. She is from the Bronx, New York, but has lived and traveled nationally and internationally. She is an educator, entrepreneur and journalist who has always been active in various genres of the arts, such as dance, music, writing and drama.
The Florida A&M University graduate has a B.S. in Journalism, and an MBA in Media Management from MCNY. As a Dow Jones Copy Editing Scholar, Crystyn worked as copy editor for the Macon Telegraph, the Tallahassee Democrat and the Detroit News and also freelanced for a number of publications, marketing projects and public relations campaigns in the political and entertainment realms.
In addition to running NeoBlack Cinema, Crystyn is currently freelancing for the editorial department of American Legacy Magazine, and facilitating workshops in financial literacy, entrepreneurship, cultural enrichment and life and career skills for youth. Crystyn has been a teacher for the New York City Board of Education and a consultant for Money Savvy Kids. She has also taught African, ballet and modern dance to junior high school students in the Bronx for the Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation and acted as coordinator for the national Children’s Defense Fund’s highly acclaimed Freedom School out of Mount Vernon, N.Y. and public relations coordinator of Habesha, Inc New York. Crystyn has freelanced for marketing and advertising for companies like The Alternative Board (TAB), which provides business coaching for CEOs, and Performance Research Inc., a national marketing company. NeoBlack Cinema is one of many projects on her list of things to do to empower her community and help promote positive images of people of color for the next generation.