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NVIBC Festival 2012 - Preview Documentary "In Our Heads About Our Hair"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 19, 2012 4:36 PM
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I haven't seen the film yet, but on watching the trailer, I suppose we could consider this a companion piece to Chris Rock's rather thin (although I'm sure well-meaning) Good Hair documentary from some years ago. 

Tyler Perry Speaks On "The Problem With All-Star African American Casts..."

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 19, 2012 3:28 PM
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Black cinema's self-appointed preacherman got back on his steeple 2 days ago to preach to his congregation, releasing another one of his messages to his fans, via his website. This one titled The problem with all-star African American Casts... 

"Wilmington On Fire," A Documentary Unveiling Major Massacre Of Black Township In NC With Pete Chatmon Producing, Needs Your Help

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • January 19, 2012 3:06 PM
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Every now and then, I come across projects that send me on a fervent Google search for info and that was the case with filmmaker Christopher Everett's Wilmington On Fire, a documentary in development detailing a little-known, bloody massacre that took place in North Carolina in 1898.

Guess What Viola Davis' Favorite Role Is? (A Hint: It's NOT From "The Help" Nor "Doubt")

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 19, 2012 2:32 PM
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Hah! Gotta love it! 

Watch Select Sundance Film Festival Short Films For FREE On Yahoo!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 19, 2012 1:39 PM
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This was strictly a YouTube thing, but it looks like Yahoo has now taken over - for this year anyway, and only for the shorts.

And Your Nominees For The 43RD NAACP Image Awards Are...?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 19, 2012 1:06 PM
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Well, here ya go... another year, another NAACP Image Awards event. And as expected, there's lots of chatter about the noms list on social networking sites where you'll find plenty of exclamations like: "Really?" & "WTF?" & "Awww Heeell no!" & "GTFO!" & "Is the NAACP still even relevant?" & one of my personal faves, "Just. No!" :)
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"Espoir Voyage" By Burkinabe Filmmaker Michel K. Zongo To Make International Debut At Berlinale

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 19, 2012 12:28 PM
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The Berlin Film Festival has been gradually unveiling its massive 2012 lineup over the last couple of months or so; and scrolling through the 38 selections for its Forum section announced today, and I came across this...
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3D Urban Noir Tale “The Mortician” Starring Method Man Gets Official USA Trailer (On DVD February 14)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 19, 2012 11:42 AM
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As Sergio noted in a post last month, The Mortician a thriller from British director Gareth Maxwell Roberts, starring Method Man (as the titular mortician), Edward Furlong, Dash Mihok, Wendell Pierce, and others will be released on DVD on February 14th.

Martin Lawrence Juggling Two Potential New Series For CBS

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 19, 2012 11:28 AM
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Martin Lawrence and CBS are developing 2 projects for the actor/comedian, with Bernie Mac creator and The Daily Show contributor Larry Wilmore behind one of the shows, and the other from Rules of Engagement creator Tom Hertz and Adam Sandler's Happy Madison production company.
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YouTube/Ridley Scott/Venice Film Fest Partner On $500,000 Global Short Film Competition

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 19, 2012 11:07 AM
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This morning YouTube announced a new film competition in partnership with Ridley Scott and the Venice Film Festival. 
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