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Watch Now: Destiny Ekaragha's Award-Winning Comedic Short "Tight Jeans"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • March 3, 2012 4:35 PM
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Thanks to a comment left by S&A follower ScreenNation, I was reminded of  emerging British filmmaker Destiny Ekaragha and after some quick research, discovered her acclaimed short film Tight Jeans is now available online.

Oprah Winfrey Lands 1st Exclusive Interview w/ Whitney Houston's Daughter & Brother For OWN

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 3, 2012 10:04 AM
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Oprah Winfrey has nabbed an exclusive interview with Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, as well as Houston’s sister-in-law and manager Patricia Houston, and brother Gary Houston.
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Gabrielle Union Will Be Mara Brock Akil's "Single Black Female" In Upcoming BET Pilot

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 3, 2012 9:47 AM
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Last May we announced the mega mutil-year production deal between BET/Viacom and husband/wife team, Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, the brains behind the network's hit series, The Game, the movie Jumping The Broom and the upcoming Sparkle remake.
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Janet Jackson Not Joining "The X Factor" After All

  • By Sergio
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  • March 3, 2012 9:30 AM
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Two weeks ago I reported that Janet Jackson had begun early talks with Simon Cowell and the producers of Fox's The X Factor to join the show as judge when it begins its second season.

Shadow and Act Filmmaker Diary Series w/ Matthew Cherry: "One Week Until Our Premiere"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 3, 2012 9:08 AM
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In this latest installment of the S&A Filmmaker Diary Series, writer/director Matthew Cherry continues to enlighten with all his pre-SXSW Film Festival premiere peaks and valleys, with regards to his feature film debut The Last Fall; and by the way, he still needs to funds to complete his Kickstarter campaign in order to cover SXSW trip expenses and post-production costs. As of this posting, he's about 78% funded, needing another roughly $4,000 to reach the campaign goal of $15,000. So, if you haven't chipped in, you've got just under 7 days to do so and help a brotha out by clicking HERE!

2012 New Voices in Black Cinema Festival Wrap-Up (+ Photos!)

  • By Jasmin
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  • March 3, 2012 1:11 AM
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This post comes a tad late, but in case you missed NVBC Fest 2012, or would just like to relive a few great cinematic moments, read on ;)

Join The S&A Live Podcast Sunday At 4:00pm/ET! Producer/Actor Datari Turner Chats With Us

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • March 2, 2012 10:41 PM
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So if you're wondering why you should take time out from your busy, or not so busy, schedule to join the S&A live podcast show this Sunday (4:00pm/ET), I have two words for you...Datari Turner.  The former model-turned-actor/producer is making some big moves in the business and he plans to tell us all about it.
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Comedy Break - SXSW Short "Cherry on Top" Spoofs Groupon Discounts

  • By Jasmin
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  • March 2, 2012 6:32 PM
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Amid the contenders at next week's South by Southwest Festival (SXSW), here's a short you might find amusing that plays on the discount website Groupon's ever-popular deal-of-the-day.

Watch Ving Rhames In The Trailer For "Piranha 3DD"

  • By Sergio
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  • March 2, 2012 4:20 PM
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To quote that old line, is that a gun in Ving Rhames' pocket or is he really happy to see me?

Rising British Star Daniel Kaluuya Signs With Talent Agency ICM

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • March 2, 2012 3:57 PM
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Talent agency International Creative Management (ICM) lately seems to be building some sort of dream team, as they are snatching up young talent, left and right.  This week they added another strong player to their roster in British actor Daniel Kaluuya.

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