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BET's Centric Kicks Off New Original Series "Apollo Live" Hosted By Tony Rock

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 1, 2012 1:45 PM
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APOLLO LIVE—CENTRIC’s NEW TALENT COMPETITION SERIES—TO HOLD AUDITIONS IN NEW YORK, WASHINGTON, D.C., CHICAGO AND ATLANTA

Watch 13-Minute Fan-Made Film Adaptation Of Dwayne McDuffie's "Static"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 1, 2012 1:31 PM
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Based On the adventures of the late Dwayne McDuffie’s co-created teen hero with the electromagnetic powers, Static, aka Virgil Hawkins.

Great Looking Lineup For 2012 Women of African Descent Film Festival!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 1, 2012 1:15 PM
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The 2012 installment of the Women of African Descent Film Festival is right around the corner - a one-day film festival that takes place on May 5, right here in Brooklyn, NY.

Harry Belafonte Doc "Sing Your Song" Opening In The U.K. In June

  • By Sergio
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  • May 1, 2012 12:02 PM
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The documenatry on the life, career and political activism of Harry Belafonte, Sing Your Song, is making its way across the Big Pond and will open theatrically throughout the U.K. on June 8 though Verve Pictures.

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

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 1, 2012 11:15 AM
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Preview New "Talk" Series w/ Jada Pinkett Smith, Daughter Willow & Mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 1, 2012 10:45 AM
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No word on where this will air: as a web series? VOD? DVD? Cable? YouTube? Hulu? It's not entirely clear from all I've read. But we'll know more soon enough.

CalArts' "Structural Strategies" Film Series Screens Haile Gerima's "Bush Mama" Tonight!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 1, 2012 10:28 AM
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A quickie FYI I received for those of you in the area, hapenning today, May 1, at 7pm at the CalArts’ Bijou Theater, as part of a film series called Structuring Strategies.

Aretha Franklin Reportedly Eyeing Audra McDonald To Star In Biopic

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 1, 2012 10:00 AM
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Well here we go again folks; everytime this project comes up, I can't help but chuckle. If it ever sees the light of day, I'd be shocked! 

"Winnie" Producers Say Film Has Undergone Several Changes; Will Release In Fall

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 1, 2012 9:35 AM
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As Vanessa posted last week, T.D. Jakes and his company TDJ Enterprises/Film Bridge International are on board to executive produce and develop a domestic marketing and distribution strategy for the Winnie, which stars Jennifer Hudson (as the titular character, Winnie Mandela) and Terrence Howard (as Nelson Mandela).

"Porgy & Bess" Leads Tony Award Nominations w/ 10; "Streetcar," "Stick Fly" Get 1; None For "The Mountaintop"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 1, 2012 9:15 AM
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I'll have to come back to this later and share my thoughts, as I'm in a hurry at the moment; but I just wanted to at least get the info up on the site for now. 

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