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Attention Filmmakers: HBO's 'Project Greenlight' Reboot Is Now Accepting Submissions

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 24, 2014 10:19 PM
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Remember It? It's Coming Back, Over a Decade Later, w/ Ben Affleck & Matt Damon Exec Producing

Michael Colter Is a Rising Star in a Futuristic Army in First Trailer for 'Halo: Nightfall'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 24, 2014 6:43 PM
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A live-action adaptation based on the gaming consoles popular "Halo" video game franchise

Interview: Tessa Thompson Talks Emotionally Charged Scenes in 'Selma,' Becoming an Indie Poster Child w/'Dear White People,' & More

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • July 24, 2014 5:41 PM
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Tessa Thompson
It's a busy time for Tessa Thompson, who appears in two much-discussed films being released later this year, Ava DuVernay's sweeping Civil Rights drama, "Selma," and Justin Simien's highly anticipated racial satire "Dear White People."

The Agonies Of "Passing" - Considering the Murder Mystery 'Sapphire'

  • By Sergio
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  • July 24, 2014 5:18 PM
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Of all of the "passing for white" films, Basil Dearden's 1959 murder mystery 'Sapphire' might be the doozy of the bunch.
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A Trip Down Memory Lane w/ 1970s Actress Marlene Clark ('Ganja & Hess')

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 24, 2014 2:32 PM
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A rare interview (a fairly comprehensive one too) with the actress.

"Pro-Family" Organizations Take Action Against "Blasphemous," "Garbage" New Series 'Black Jesus' + Watch New Trailer

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 24, 2014 1:32 PM
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To absolutely no one's surprise...

Actress Shanti Ashanti on Embracing Conflict in the Role She Plays in 'Gun Hill' (Re-Airs on BET Tonight, 7:30pm)

  • By Shanti Ashanti
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  • July 24, 2014 12:55 PM
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When I auditioned for the original BET movie, "Gun Hill," writer/director Reggie Rock Bythewood asked me, “How would you feel about playing a woman who is half Israeli and half Palestinian?"

The Curious Case Of Hattie McDaniel's Missing Oscar...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 24, 2014 12:01 PM
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The award has been missing for decades and its whereabouts are still unknown

Ahead of 'Finding Fela's' Release, Watch Femi Kuti Speak on His Father’s Legacy, Politics & Afrobeat

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 24, 2014 11:36 AM
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At one point, it was rumored that the son would play the father in the Fela biopic that's been set up at Focus Features for many years now.

'50 Shades of... Black'? On the Novel's Film Adaptation w/ Black Leads... (First Trailer)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • July 24, 2014 11:01 AM
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I thought it would be interesting to broach the popular novel adaptation in an effort to reflect and ponder upon how this cultural “phenomenon” could translate as a film starring black Americans.

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