"The Hollywood Blackout" Free iPad Mini Giveaway

We're in the midst of a huge Kickstarter campaign for The Hollywood Blackout, a documentary focusing on finding solutions to the lack of diversity in Hollywood films. Backers of $25 or more can enter to win a free iPad Mini pre-loaded with the finished feature! You can earn points in several different ways and earn points daily, so keep coming back to earn as many entries as possible before the campaign ends!

Be sure to visit the Kickstarter page and make your pledge today! You'll only be charged 1) If we make our goal and 2) when the campaign ends on October 2nd. Check out The Hollywood Blackout on Facebook and Twitter. Spread the word, and let's #endtheblackout together!


Kevin Sampson

The fact that Kevin Sampson is not just a film critic, but a writer, producer, and director as well makes his understanding of cinema even better. Coming from a theoretical and hands on approach, he understands both sides of the struggle of viewing and creating great works. After receiving an MFA in Film & Electronic Media from American University in Washington, D.C in 2011, Kevin took his love for film to the next level by creating and producing Picture Lock, an entertainment website, podcast, and hour long film review TV show that runs on Arlington Independent Media’s public access station in Arlington, VA. The show covers new releases, classic films, and interviews with local filmmakers in the DMV area. He is also a member of the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association and African American Film Critics Association. He is currently looking forward to filming his first feature film in the near future. He believes that film is one of the most powerful art forms in the world, and he hopes that he can use the craft to inspire others and make a difference in it.