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Is This The Face Of The Next Big Thing On U.S. Daytime Television?

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • March 26, 2012 6:47 PM
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She's no Oprah, but she's coming to a TV near you . . . and things could get interesting, to say the least.

Book-To-Film Review: That "Zulu" That Who Do?

  • By Tamara Brown
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  • March 26, 2012 5:55 PM
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After reading Tambay’s post announcing the casting of Djimon Hounsou in an adaptation of Caryl Férey’s critically acclaimed novel, Zulu (found HERE), coupled with a comment that referred to the partnering of Hounsou and Orlando Bloom as “Lethal Weapon IX” (it’s not…really, it isn’t), I decided to read the novel.

Gina Prince-Bythewood Negotiating "Before I Fall" Adaptation + Developing "I Know This Much Is True"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 26, 2012 4:44 PM
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I just had a phone chat with her on Friday... specifically about my "dismal outlook for black filmmakers in Hollywood" piece (read it HERE), which I learned got around quite bit. She read it and wanted to essentially "fill in some holes" I couldn't really address in my piece because I'm not on the inside, and just don't have access to that kind of info.

Introducing "Finding the New Black" Interview Series (with Lena Waithe)

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • March 26, 2012 1:55 PM
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In the ongoing effort to introduce new and informative content here on S&A, it made sense to explore what can be called a new generation of talent within black film and TV. There are familiar names within this group – people like Dee Rees, Issa Rae, Barry Jenkins - whom we discuss often on this site. But there are still more that are doing work we should all be aware of.

Flashback To 1994: "Surviving The Game" (Ice-T Vs The Übermensch, Directed By Ernest Dickerson)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 26, 2012 1:33 PM
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This seemed like a worthy flashback in light of recent events...

Writer Aaron P. Clark Tells His Story (“How Spike Lee taught me Patience”); What's Yours?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 26, 2012 12:12 PM
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Dee Rees' "Pariah" Picks Up GLAAD Media Award

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • March 26, 2012 11:17 AM
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Over the weekend, at a ceremony held in New York City, writer/director Dee Rees' dramatic debut, Pariah, was presented with the GLAAD Media Award for Oustanding Film – Limited Release.

First Look At Freema Agyeman In Action On Set Of The CW Pilot "The Carrie Diaries"

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • March 26, 2012 9:48 AM
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S&A first told you earlier this month that Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who, Law & Order:UK) had signed on to star in the CW's Sex and The City prequel, The Carrie Diaries.  Now we have our first on-set looks at Agyeman in action.

Evidence Of Things Not Seen: The Structure Of Power; Notes For A Revolution In African-American Filmmaking (Part 2)

  • By Andre Seewood
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  • March 26, 2012 9:38 AM
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In the previous installment, we examined Sam Greenlee’s paradigm for double agency through tokenism as expressed in his book, THE SPOOK WHO SAT BY THE DOOR (1969) and the 1973 film adaptation directed by Ivan Dixon.

"The Hunger Games" Shatters Weekend B.O. Records

  • By Sergio
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  • March 25, 2012 12:39 PM
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As I stated yesterday The Hunger Games was headed to make some box office history this weekend and it did making $155 million this weekend becoming the third biggest box office weekend opening ever and the single biggest opening ever for a non-sequel movie. The Hunger...HEY WAIT! OOPS! I made yet again another mistake. That image isn't from The Hunger Games...

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