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Watch Now - Ashley Walters Talks "Top Boy" Controversy + Plans For "Top Boy 2"

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • March 6, 2012 8:57 PM
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As I said earlier today, there is nothing wrong with programs such as Channel 4's 2011 drama series Top Boy. I just think some black actors would appreciate greater opportunities to show their creative range, with more diverse subject matter. That being said, check out this interview with Top Boy star Ashley Walters, as he dishes on the criticism faced by the show, plans for a new chapter in the series, and future projects he has coming up.

Watch Now: Clint Dyer In Engrossing Racial Drama "Sus"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • March 6, 2012 8:28 PM
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Sus is an engrossing racial drama we've profiled a number of times here on S&A.  In fact, you can read a review by Tambay HERE.  It screened at several film festivals last year including the Pan African Film Festival and New Voices In Black Cinema Festival.  Now, you finally get to see it for yourself thanks to Hulu.

Ugandan Donald Mugisha Receives Berlinale Funding Boost For Feature Inspired By "Bicycle Thieves"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 6, 2012 8:26 PM
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Congrats to Ugandan Donald Mugisha whose feature film project, The Boda Boda Thieves, won the 10,000 Euro VFF Highlight Pitch Award at the the 10th edition of the Berlinale Talent Campus last month.

Lenny Kravitz Is Here To Help Jennifer Lawrence In New Clip From "The Hunger Games"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 6, 2012 7:24 PM
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If you haven't been paying attention, Lenny Kravitz's foray into acting isn't just some passing fancy; the man is serious about the craft and plans to stick with it for longer than a little while.

Forest Whitaker In Negotiations To Headline Lee Daniels' "The Butler" (Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo Also In)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 6, 2012 7:05 PM
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Last I wrote about this project a couple of weeks ago, Oprah Winfrey was said to be eyeing a role in director Lee Daniels' The Butler, to be produced by Laura Ziskin (Pretty Woman, As Good As It Gets, Spider-Man 1, 2 & 3) - the drama based on Eugene Allen, an African American who worked as a butler in the White House for over 34 years, serving 8 presidents from 1952 to 1986.

MIFF '12 Preview: Short Film "Immune" (Composer Desperately Seeks Missing Piece of Music)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 6, 2012 6:16 PM
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The 30-minute film, Immune, is premiering at the Miami International Film Festival, which began March 4th and will go on until March 11th. Immune, written and directed by Andrew Lathrop, revolves around a music composer who "risks a journey to find a missing piece of music."

MIFF '12 Preview: Coming of Age Drama Set In Florida Panhandle "Born & Raised"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 6, 2012 5:53 PM
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Premiering at the Miami International Film Festival, which runs from March 4th until March 11th this month, Born and Raised is a coming-of-age drama about a teenager in the Florida panhandle who begins considering venturing out of his small town to escape his interpersonal conflicts.

See Jesse Williams In Trailer For Horror Film "The Cabin In The Woods"

  • By Sergio
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  • March 6, 2012 4:38 PM
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So here's the trailer for Joss Whedon's long awaited horror film The Cabin in the Woods with Jesse Williams and that Thor guy which was made for MGM three years and has been in the can bouncing around from studio to studio when MGM under under shortly after the film was completed.

Eddie Murphy Talks Starring In Spike Lee's James Brown Biopic; Calls It "The Most Incredible Script"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 6, 2012 4:14 PM
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A film based on the life of the singer has long been in the works, with Spike Lee attached to direct it, and uber-producer Brian Grazer overseeing the project; though it's in limbo right now, with no certainty whatsoever that it'll ever be made.

An Opportunity To See Indie Dramedy "Dysfunctional Friends" As A SXSW Community Screening

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 6, 2012 2:33 PM
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If you haven't seen Corey Grant's comedy/drama Dysfunctional Friends, AND you'll be attending the SXSW Film Festival (or if you already live in Austin, TX where the festival is held) you'll have an opportunity to see the film when it screens as a SXSW Community Screening on Sunday March 11, at 4pm. 

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