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First Official Poster For "Sparkle" Remake (Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks, Derek Luke, Others)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 26, 2012 10:15 AM
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You've seen the trailer for at Sony Pictures' Sparkle remake, which stars Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Derek Luke, and Mike Epps, shepherded by Salim and Mara Brock Akil (with original music composed by R. Kelly).

Trailer For "Wavumba" - Feature Doc Steeped In Kenyan Fishermen Lore

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 26, 2012 9:50 AM
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I screened this 2 days ago at the ongoing Tribeca Film Festival here in NYC, and I'll be posting my review of it some time today. 

First Look At Jamie Foxx As Django In Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 26, 2012 8:52 AM
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Well, here ya go folks... the marketing campaign for Quentin Tarantino's highly-anticipated Django Unchained continues in bits and pieces, leading up to that first trailer, which I'm sure will drop any day now. I can feel it :)

Somali Film Production Company "Eastleighwood Films" Sets Up Shop In Kenya

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • April 25, 2012 9:13 PM
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What do you do when you have a desire to make films, but your country, Somalia, is still in re-building mode after years of violent conflict? You pack your sh*t, go to Kenya, and make those films-- that's what!

TD Jakes' TDJ Enterprises/Film Bridge Int'l To Exec-Produce and Distribute "Winnie" (Jennifer Hudson) in U.S.

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 25, 2012 7:47 PM
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I was actually wondering on the status on this film today.....

Trailer: Nu Century Arts' "Margins to Mainstream: The Story of Black Theatre in Britain" To Premiere In May

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • April 25, 2012 7:37 PM
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Produced by Nu Century Arts, Birmingham, in partnership with the Octavia Foundation, Margins to Mainstream: The Story of Black Theatre in Britain is a groundbreaking film that builds on previous theatre heritage projects delivered by Nu Century Arts, exploring the history and heritage of black theatre in Britain.
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Trailer: Doc "Indochina, Traces of A Mother" (Afro-Vietnamese Orphans of Indochina War Trace Roots in Vietnam)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 25, 2012 7:16 PM
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The 71-minute documentary Indochina, Traces of A Mother by Beninese filmmaker Idrissou Mora-Kpai, follows Afro-Vietnamese orphan decendants, now in their 50's, of Vietnamese mothers and West African fathers - Senegalese riflemen or tirailleurs sénégalais - who were recruited by the French during the French Indochina War, which took place in southeast Asia's French colony from December 19, 1946 and which lasted until August 1, 1954.

First Trailer For Spike Lee's "Red Hook Summer" Surfaces

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 25, 2012 5:54 PM
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Well, that was fast Variance Films... the marketing campaign has begun for Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer, which, as I posted not-too long ago, was picked up by the upstart distribution company for an August 10th release.

Isaiah Washington, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Genevieve Nnaji Lead Cross-Continental Thriller "Doctor Bello"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 25, 2012 5:46 PM
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Well, well, well... I recall reading a Tweet last week I believe it was, from Isaiah Washington, saying that he'd just landed in Lagos, Nigeria with the filmmaker, Tony Abulu (he also included a photo of the two of them); I replied to his Tweet asking if this was "a collab in the spirit of Pan Africanism;" while he didn't say specifically, he did retweet my query, suggesting that what I said was indeed accurate.

Spike Lee's "Red Hook Summer" Picked Up By Variance Films For August 10th Theatrical Release

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 25, 2012 4:08 PM
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He's already said repeatedly that the film will be released this summer (2012); but the question I've long asked is who the film's distributor will be, given that, until today, to the surprise of many, it had yet to be picked up by a distributor since its Sundance 2012 debut.

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