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Tyler James William Stars In Disney Feature Inspired By "Cyrano de Bergerac" (From Writer Of "Barbershop")

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 25, 2012 10:00 AM
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Tyler James Williams (Everybody Hates Chris), recording artist Coco Jones, and Trevor Jackson (Eureka) star in the Disney Channel Original Movie Let It Shine, described as a music-driven story for kids and families, premiering Friday, June 15th, at 8pm ET/PT.

Feature Doc "Flex Is Kings" (on "Flexing") Successfully Completes $40,000 Fundraising Campaign

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 25, 2012 9:30 AM
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We often post Kickstarter campaigns here on S&A, but there isn't always follow-up on whether each campaign was successful or not, and what the status of each project is, after the Kickstarter campaign runs its course.

Tarik Lowe Chats w/ S&A About Writing & Starring in "Supporting Characters" (At Tribeca), Career & More!

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 25, 2012 9:00 AM
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Tarik Lowe, co-writer of and actor in the indie "romantic masculine comedy" Supporting Characters, now screening at the Tribeca Film Fest, has been working in the industry for over 16 years. Aside from steady commercial and voiceover work, Tarik has been working the small screen on TV and soap operas since 1999. He has had roles in Law & Order, One Life To Live, CollegeHumor original TV series and on CBS' Blue Bloods.

Malcolm D. Lee To Direct "Scary Movie 5" As Dimension Films Reboots Franchise

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 24, 2012 9:11 PM
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It's not that sequel to The Best Man that he's been wanting to do for a little while, but he also hasn't been behind the camera for a feature film since Soul Men in 2008, some 4 years ago; and it's a paycheck.
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BET's "Being Mary Jane" Full Cast Revealed (Margaret Avery, Robbine Lee, Richard Brooks, Aaron Spears + Others)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 24, 2012 8:00 PM
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We last announced Latarsha Rose, Lisa Vidal, Aaron D. Spears and Richard Roundtree, along with Omari Hardwick, as Gabrielle Union's love interest for the upcoming Mara Brock Akil/Salim Akil's BET pilot series Being Mary Jane.

2012 New Projects We're Excited About #1 - Andrew Dosunmu's "Ma'George"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 24, 2012 7:08 PM
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All the chatter about Restless City opening this Friday (courtesy of AFFRM), got me wondering and looking ahead to director Andrew Dosunmu's next film, which in turn inspired what is going to be a series of posts highlighting upcoming films that haven't debuted anywhere yet (not even on the film festival circuit), that we here at S&A are excited about; at least I, Tambay Obenson, am excited about.

Application Deadline Imminent For Firelight Media’s Producers’ Lab Mentorship Program

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 24, 2012 6:04 PM
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Another opportunity worth taking full advantage of; if the idea of working with acclaimed, award-winning documentarian Stanley Nelson and his team of writers, editors, producers, fundraising specialists, etc, doesn't at all entice you, then, well, it's your loss! :)

Also New On DVD: Acclaimed Egyptian Ripped-From-The-Headlines Drama "Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 24, 2012 4:30 PM
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Courtesy of AfricanDiasporaDVD.com, where you can exclusively purchase a copy on DVD of the award-winning drama Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story (also known as Ehky ya Scheherazade in Arabic), the "bold and brave" (according to Variety) drama from Egyptian filmmaker Yousry Nasrallah.

Revisiting "New Jack City" 21 Years Later; How Well Does It Hold Up?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 24, 2012 4:14 PM
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Sergio's post just beneath this one, announcing the Blu-ray release of New Jack City got me thinking... now there's a movie that just doesn't hold up 21 years later! Although some would say that it didn't "hold up" during the year of its release! 

"New Jack City" And "Shaft" Coming Out On Blu-Ray In August

  • By Sergio
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  • April 24, 2012 3:14 PM
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Warner Home Video has been pretty aggressive lately, regularly announcing many older titles, some stretching as far back as the 70's, that they are releasing soon on Blu-Ray. This, despite the fact that some experts are saying the format doesn't have much longer in this world.

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