Bijan Bayne

Bijan Bayne

Bijan C. Bayne is a sports historian who has researched, written for, & been interviewed in various films and television shows.  He is the author of three acclaimed sports historical books:  Martha’s Vineyard Basketball: How a Resort League Defied Notions of Race and Class, Sky Kings: Black Pioneers of Professional Basketball and Elgin Baylor: The Man Who Changed Basketball

Bayne’s screenplay “The Court” made the quarterfinals of BET’s Color Creative “Script To Screen” competition in 2018. He appears in the 2017 movie “The First To Do It”.

In April 2014, Bayne appeared on TV One’s “Unsung Hollywood”‘s episode “The Harlem Globetrotters”. The same year, he was interviewed and featured in Brian Culkin’s documentary “The Mission”. In 2015, he co-wrote, directed, and helped cast the pilot for the reality series “Team of Dreams”. In August 2009, he served as moderator for the Filmmakers’ Panel at the seventh annual Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival (on the topic “Black Film In The Age of Obama”). He has written tv ads for the U.S. Coast Guard.

Bayne has served as a consultant for film, television clients such as Aviva Kempner, WHUT Channel 32 (Washington PBS), and WTTH in Chicago, Spike Lee, & Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s “On The Shoulders of Giants”, & CINE. Bayne also helped produce & write the fitness DVD “The Hayes Way”. He served as DC publicist for the award-winning film, “Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg”. Bayne conducted research for Aviva Kempner’s award-winning documentary “The Rosenwald Schools”, and has been featured on television shows such as WHDH TV Boston. He divides his time between Washington, D.C. and Martha’s Vineyard.

Bijan Bayne appears in

  • Indigenous tourism is tourism that directly engages Indigenous people, either by allowing them to manage a site or making Indigenous culture the focus for a destination. An Indigenous-focus tourist is generally an international or domestic tourist who participates in or undertakes at least one Indigenous tourism activity during a holiday, such as visiting cultural sites or Indigenous communities, experiencing traditional dances, arts and crafts, and travelling to remote Indigenous areas. In simple words , the best way to experience a place or a culture is to become one with it ! World Footprints discusses Indigenous Tourism opportunities in America and the cultural influences that have shaped Istanbul, Turkey. There are 573 federally recognized American Indian tribes in the United States and 326 reservations. Some reservations are open to visitors and most are known for their Casinos. However, Indigenous Tourism consultant Anna Barrera tells us that many tribes are looking to [...]

  • Experience a slice of American history as two journalists share their perspectives on Martha’s Vineyard and parts of the American south. Author, Bijan Bayne,has been a summer resident of Martha’s Vineyard since childhood.  He says that while most people may know about Martha’s Vineyard because of the Obama family and the movie Jaws, the Vineyard has a rich history within the African American community.   Bijan tells us that the island is much more than a playground for the rich and famous and his stories will shatter some stereotypical notions many hold about Martha’s Vineyard. Travel writer Kathleen Walls loves sharing the historical stories she discovers during her travels.  Her storytelling is truthful and authentic and she isn’t afraid to share stories about dark episodes in American history like the Trail of Tears or slavery.  Kathleen says that often times certain parts of American’s history is overlooked because of shame and [...]