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Trailer Watch For Indie Film Set In A Movie Theater "The Art Of Theatrical Ushery"

  • By Sergio
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  • March 2, 2012 2:24 PM
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I honestly can't think of another black film (indie or studio or otherwise) that's set in a movie theater, so this makes filmmaker Chris Banks' just-completed indie feature, The Art Of Theatrical Ushery, rather unique.

Muhammad Ali, Barred From Boxing, Stars In Broadway Musical To Make Money (Did You Know?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 2, 2012 2:16 PM
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Did you know that... In 1969, since being barred from boxing, and in debt (legal fees, family support), to earn money, Muhammad Ali hit the college lecture circuit, and even starred in the Broadway musical titled Buck White?
More: Theater

Tymberlee Hill, Tahj Mowry To Co-Star In Upcoming Network TV Sitcoms"Lady Friends" + "Baby Daddy"

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • March 2, 2012 1:47 PM
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In a bit of TV news that may have gotten lost in the shuffle last month . . . actress Tymberlee Hill has been cast in the NBC comedy pilot Lady Friends; and ABC Family has given the greenlight to the comedy pilot Baby Daddy, which co-stars Tahj Mowry.
More: casting

Writer/Director Al Robbins Tells His Story; What's Yours?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 2, 2012 1:26 PM
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About a week ago, I posted a call for your individual stories as artists in this business, whatever your trade is. Whether stories of triumph, tragedy, lessons learned, regrets, etc. Read that post HERE.

Rihanna Is Armed, Dangerous & Staring Intently At Something In Her "Battleship" Character Poster

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 2, 2012 12:17 PM
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She plays a weapons specialist in the movie, although, as already noted in past posts, she's also barely visible in all the trailers we've seen thus far, even though director Peter Berg has said that she has a very strong part in it.

Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson To Star In "Woman-In-Peril" Thriller "No Good Deed" For Rainforest Films

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 2, 2012 11:59 AM
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In the video interview below (uploaded March 1, 20, producer Will Packer of Rainforest Films (the production house behind the upcoming relationship comedy Think Like A Man, and several other previous films like Takers) reveals that he's currently working on a thriller as the company's next project, which will star Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson.

Vin Diesel's "The Ropes" No Longer Web Series; Debuts On Netflix. Watch Season 1 Now

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 2, 2012 11:03 AM
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I learned yesterday, not-so-long after I posted the promo art for it, that Vin Diesel's new web series with Fox Digital Entertainment, titled The Ropes - an original series about the lives of bouncers - is actually no longer a web series, and is now available on Netflix. You can stream it there right now if you have a Netflix account. 
More: New On VOD

Hollywood & Crime - Talent Agency Sues Keshia Knight Pulliam For $350,000+ In Unpaid Commissions

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 2, 2012 10:42 AM
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Haven't done a Hollywood & Crime post in a little while. Here's the first of 2012 :)

Updates On "Traffic"-Like Biopic On Life Of Notorious 1980s Drug Dealer "Freeway" Rick Ross

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 2, 2012 10:11 AM
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First a quick recap...
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Exclusive First Teaser Trailer Look At "Restless City" (AFFRM Pickup #3) + Release Schedule

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 2, 2012 9:34 AM
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As announced last night, the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement has acquired U.S. theatrical rights to the 2011 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection, Andrew Dosunmu's Restless City. 
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