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Casting Underway For Sanaa Hamri-Directed Pilot Set In Cut-throat Cheer/Dance World Starring Black Leads

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 25, 2012 12:01 PM
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Casting is underway for a pilot episode of what looks like an upcoming new original VH1 series (you mean it's not a reality TV show??) titled simply Bounce, which Sanaa Hamri is attached to direct.
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Chris Rock Talks About His New "Black" Film, Working w/Tyler Perry + The Eddie Murphy Movie That Should Be The Model For Black Films

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • January 25, 2012 11:35 AM
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Chris Rock sat down with Vibe Magazine for an interview recently (he's also the guest editor for the mag this month) and gave some revealing updates on his current projects, his thoughts on working with Tyler Perry, what he considers the correct way to do a black movie and much more.

Loretta Devine To be Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award At 2012 Pan African Film Festival

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 25, 2012 11:26 AM
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The Pan African Film Festival (celebrating its 20th year this year) will honor award-winning actress Loretta Devine with its highest honor, a Lifetime Achievement Award for her work on stage, television and film.
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Will & Jada Smith Teaming Up With Simon Cowell To Launch DJ-Search Reality TV Show

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 25, 2012 11:18 AM
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Will & Jada Pinkett-Smith and their Overbrook Entertainment production company is teaming up with Simon Cowell and his Syco Entertainment production company to launch a new international TV show that will find the world’s greatest DJs.
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Watch Spike Lee's Infamous Rant At Sundance

  • By Sergio
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  • January 25, 2012 10:43 AM
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Well this sure has been Spike Lee Week this week on S & A hasn't it?

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton On Board For Screen Adaptation of Ngozi Adichie's "Half Of A Yellow Sun"

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • January 25, 2012 10:35 AM
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Screen Daily is reporting that actress Thandie Newton has signed on to co-star in the upcoming Nigeria-set screen adaptation of author Ngozi Adichie’s novel Half Of A Yellow Sun.

Watch: Trailer For Upcoming BBC Crime Series "Inside Men", Starring Ashley Walters

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • January 25, 2012 9:00 AM
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Premiering Thursday, February 02 @9PM on BBC1, Inside Men is a 4-part series that focuses on four men connected to one bank, who must decide if they are willing to take a risk that could either leave them set for life, or doing life sentences.

And The Winner Of The "Guess 'Red Tails'' Opening Weekend Box Office" Is...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 24, 2012 3:20 PM
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The official opening weekend box office take for Red Tails was, according to Box Office Mojo... $18,782,154.
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Sundance 2012 - Fox Searchlight Acquires "Beasts Of The Southern Wild"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 24, 2012 2:36 PM
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I believe this is the first *black film* to be picked up at the festival this year, and it's not much of a surprise, given all the hype since its premiere last week.

But Does Anyone Really Care About The Oscars?

  • By Sergio
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  • January 24, 2012 1:59 PM
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I mean that. Does anyone really care anymore about them? And I'm not just talking about black people. I mean ANYONE? Black, white, male, female, gay, straight, Christian, Jew, Muslim. Anyone who thinks that the Oscars are still that important, raise your hands.

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