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BBC Developing New Cop/Gang Drama Series Inspired By "The Wire" & "Training Day" Set In Manchester Hood

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 8, 2012 10:36 AM
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Well... it's something of a cult favorite years after it went off the air, so copycat efforts should be expected. 

Carmen Ejogo, Rochelle Aytes Join Casts of ABC Dramas "Zero Hour" + "Mistresses"

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • March 8, 2012 9:17 AM
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Deadline is reporting that Carmen Ejogo and Rochelle Aytes have been cast in roles for two planned ABC drama series, Zero Hour and Mistresses, respectively.
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Preview Relationship Dynamics Exploration Doc From Coach Tony Gaskins Jr

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 7, 2012 9:07 PM
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I doubt that films (whether fiction or documentary) that center on the search for that ever-elusive lifelong partner will ever go out of fashion. How could they? It's a quest that the majority of us (young and old of all colors) are intimately familiar with. 

SXSW '12 Preview: Doc "Wildness" Portrait of Historic L.A. Bar of Latin/LGBT Immigrant Communities

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 7, 2012 8:48 PM
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Directed by L.A. performer and filmmaker Wu Tsang, the documentary Wildness will premiere this weekend at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin. Wildness revolves around the nightly performers and entertainment of Silver Bar in L.A., patronized by the Latin/LGBT communities since 1963. The 75-min doc screened at MOMA in NYC last month.

Ice Cube Talks NWA Biopic: "Further Along Than 'Friday' Sequel; Script Done; Searching For Director" + More

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 7, 2012 6:18 PM
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It's been about 2 years since I first learned of an NWA biopic being in development; it is happening, if you weren't already aware. And based on Sway's interview with Ice Cube (who's apparently spearheading the project) below, it's just a matter of when; or as he states, it's one of his pet projects that he'd like to see realized in the next year or two.

"The Boondocks" Might Be Coming Back To Television

  • By Sergio
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  • March 7, 2012 6:10 PM
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They must have heard you missed them, so they might be coming back.

Preview Drama "Four Of Hearts" (Couple Tries To Rekindle Relationship By Having 1-Night Stand w/ Another Couple)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 7, 2012 5:41 PM
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Teaser trailer for an upcoming feature drama titled Four Of Hearts from writer/director Eric Haywood which is expected to make its debut on the film festival circuit later this year.

Why Women Rarely Get To Narrate Movie Trailers...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 7, 2012 4:47 PM
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According to the BBC anyway, who took on the challenge of trying to make sense of an industry rule. In short, it's a man's world. 

Spike Lee Pays Wesley Snipes A Visit In Prison; Conversation Includes Collaborating On A Project

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 7, 2012 4:04 PM
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I missed these Spike Lee tweets yesterday... better late than never. Read on...

Jennifer Beals To Star In "The Lord of Vinyl" (Definitive Film For This Generation Of Jazz Lovers)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 7, 2012 2:51 PM
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Jennifer Beals will star and produce the indie jazz film The Lord of Vinyl - the directorial debut of Dennis Bartok, who also wrote the script.

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