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Africa First 2012 Profile: Chatting w/ Ghanaian-American Experimental Filmmaker Akosua Adoma Owusu

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 2, 2012 5:39 PM
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SnapFlix launches Nollywood Cinema Series In The USA w/Premiere Of "Two Brides & A Baby" In ATL

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 2, 2012 4:24 PM
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News on the march!

Principal Photography Done On Nefertite Nguvu's Feature Debut "In The Morning" + Check Out Some Stills

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 2, 2012 3:31 PM
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Morning Family! It gives us great pleasure to announce that it is a WRAP on shooting In The Morning!!! Thank you ALL for your support + kicking it with us throughout our entire journey. However, our time together does not end here. We will soon go into post production as well as entering our film into festivals soon after. So keep it locked as we invite you to share the continuation of our journey with In The Morning. Shout outs to our exceptional + talented cast + crew to follow as well as well as more photos + video of our experience! Have a great day, continue to spread the word + we thank you again. Oh, less we forget, we shot In The Morning in 8 DAYS! How Amazing is that?

Oprah Talks OWN Trials: "If I Knew It Would Be This difficult, I Wouldn't Have Launched It"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 2, 2012 1:34 PM
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This might be the first time I've watched Oprah Winfrey speak openly about the difficulties she'd experienced running her new network OWN. It's been primarily printed words until now (unless I just haven't been paying attention, which is certainly possible). 

Robert Johnson Acquires Image Entertainment & Acorn Media Group To Create Formidable Indie Distributor

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 2, 2012 1:11 PM
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News on the march!!! By the way, in case you're not already aware... Image Entertainment is the (primarily) acquisition and distribution company releasing recent titles on video that we've written about, like Dysfunctional Friends, and the Berine Mac documentary, I Ain't Scared Of You, amongst many others; their library is indeed quite vast and varied (not just black film). 

Watch First Full Trailer For "Sparkle" Remake (Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks, Derek Luke, Others)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 2, 2012 12:54 PM
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Here's the full 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).

Tribeca 2012 Exclusive - Grave, Stirring Trailer For "Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 2, 2012 12:32 PM
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Recently acquired by Tribeca Film, Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story - described as a intensely personal film about children struggling to understand their parents is also a heartbreaking portrait of the legacy of intolerance - will premiere at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival this month in the Spotlight section.

"Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992" Gets UK Premiere Date - April 14th

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 2, 2012 12:04 PM
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Previously profiled on S&A, it made its world premiere in the Panorama Documentary section at the Berlin Film Festival in February; and now Dagmar Shultz's Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992 is scheduled to make its UK premiere on April 14th at Fringe Film Gay Film Festival which takes place at the Rich Mix (35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA) in East London.

The Shopkeeper’s Till & The Devil’s Pie: Notes For A Revolution In African-American Filmmaking (Part 3)

  • By Andre Seewood
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  • April 2, 2012 11:42 AM
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Before we begin this third installment it is necessary to redress several key points of contention from the previous installments to better reveal what is at stake concerning the relationship between African-American Cinema and the American Entertainment Complex. Taken separately many of the business practices of Hollywood that have been noted in this series are rational and justified by the need to spend less and make more profits within this rapidly changing and expanding marketplace.

Watch Episode 4 Of Dennis Dortch's New Series "The Number" (Or The 1 Thing You Never Discuss w/ Your Fiancé)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 2, 2012 10:43 AM
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Continuing on with episode # 4 of Dennis Dortch's hilarious new web series titled The Number, or "the one thing you never, ever discuss with your fiancé."

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