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BET Greenlights Hour-Long Series From Mara Brock & Salim Akil Titled "Single Black Female"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2012 10:19 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.

Ruth Negga Wins Best Television Actress Award For "Shirley", At 2012 Irish Film And Television Awards

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • February 13, 2012 9:01 AM
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She was nominated for two 2012 Irish Film And Television Awards; Best Actress in a Lead Role-TV, and Best Actress in a Supporting Role-TV.  Ethiopian-Irish actress Ruth Negga managed to walk away with the award for the former this past Saturday night, for her portrayal of Nigerian-Brit music legend Shirley Bassey in the TV-movie Shirley.
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"Hit!" With Richard Pryor and Billy Dee Williams Coming Out On Blu-Ray DVD

  • By Sergio
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  • February 12, 2012 8:15 PM
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Last May, I wrote about this film (HERE) as an example of a film that might make a good remake; that is, a film with a great premise, but with a very disappointing execution.

Could "The Compton Cricket Club" Signal A Changing Of The Guard For Hollywood's Leading Men?

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • February 12, 2012 3:37 PM
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Rohan Marley Says No Actor Can Play Bob Marley In A Movie... Except His Sons

  • By Courtney
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  • February 12, 2012 2:36 PM
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The long struggle to get a Bob Marley film made has been well documented on Shadow And Act (I recommend reading this post for the details: http://bit.ly/hEs4jj). What we have ended up with after all that is Kevin Macdonald's documentary MARLEY, which will world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival this month.

Inspired By Haitian Director Raoul Peck, Norwegians Set Up Fund To Back Films From "Developing Countries"

  • By Courtney
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  • February 12, 2012 1:36 PM
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With the 2012 submission deadline being just 3 days away, we are obviously late on this but I only just found out about it.

"Black Stereotypes In Film" At Northwestern U This Thursday

  • By Sergio
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  • February 12, 2012 1:34 PM
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New York based filmmaker and blogger Katherine Nero will make her historical presentation and analysis of black stereotypes in film this Thursday Feb. 16th from 7-9PM at Northwestern University in Evanston IL.

Join The S&A Live Podcast Today At 4:00pm/ET! (Oscar Predictions, Hollywood's Kool-Aid + More)

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • February 12, 2012 1:14 PM
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We have another great live podcast planned today and we've bumped the show up an hour so now you should tune in at 4:00pm/ET.  So what's on tap you ask?  Well, we plan to cover a few topics that we missed in our last podcast and more:
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Weekend B.O. (Feb. 10-12)

  • By Sergio
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  • February 12, 2012 1:00 PM
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They're smiling in the executive offices in Hollywood because everyone came out to see movies this weekend with the four major weekend releases all opening strong.

Author Chimamanda Adichie On Adaptation Of "Half Of A Yellow Sun": "I'm Not At All Involved In The Production"

  • By Courtney
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  • February 12, 2012 12:58 PM
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I know Tambay has been pursuing an interview with Chimamanda Adichie to talk about the controversy surrounding the casting of the film (I'm talking about Thandie Newton) that will be based on her book, but hasn't been able to lock one down he tells me. So I thought I would share this piece from an interview she just did with the NigeriaVillageSquare.com which tells us something about her involvement in the film.

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