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    Simon Frederick on ITV News 22.08.2017 Talking about the acquisition of Portraits by The National Portrait Gallery
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    Simon Frederick onBBC News at 10PM 22.08.2017 Talking about the acquisition of Portraits by The National Portrait Gallery

BLACK HOLLYWOOD: THEY'VE GOTTA HAVE US

THE TELEGRAPH

"Simon Fredrick’s Black Hollywood: They've Gotta Have Us (BBC Two) was full of such telling, pungent anecdotes"

“Simon Frederick’s look at black cinema continues to be the most interesting documentary on television.”

“It’s enraging, informative, and really worth your time.”

"It's a truly invigorating hour."

THE GUARDIAN

“The only negative about this episode of film-maker Simon Frederick’s outstanding series about black talent in the film industry, is that it’s the final one”

“Simon Frederick retains the elegantly lit interview set-up of his preview series Black is the New Black for this stirring history of black artists in cinema”

THE TIMES

“Simon Frederick’s outstanding series”

THE OBSERVER

“Simon Frederick’s masterful series”

"Frederick carefully picks apart the black cinematic experience. The result is both celebratory and sobering"

RADIO TIMES

“This series makes you want to seek out many great films again – or for the first time.”

“…black movie-makers are finally approaching the recognition they deserve. But it’s been a hard-won struggle, as Simon Frederick’s powerful series records.”

THE VOICE

“Pushing the boundaries: Simon Frederick shines a light on black cinema and its stars calling the shots in a new BBC docu-series”

INTERVIEWS

THE GUARDIAN

“Black film-makers realized they didn’t need the permission or approval of the industry,” - Simon Frederick

"Black and brown people can and do equal box office. There are several films now that have proved that people of colour [can succeed] both critically and financially" - David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo & Simon Frederick full interview here.

THE HUFFINGTON POST

“When I was growing up, there were people that I admired who looked like me, who were achieving, that were inspirational to me and others. I couldn’t understand why their achievements were not being recognized on a national level, on an institutional level. So, I wanted to do something about it.” - Simon Frederick

Simon Frederick full interview here.