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Kasi Lemmons Set To Helm "On Beauty" Based On Zadie Smith Novel

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 27, 2012 6:56 PM
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Some exciting news for fans of Lemmons and author Zadie Smith!

Surprise, Surprise, Movie Fans are Racially Biased (Context for the "Hunger Games" Fiasco)

  • By Jasmin
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  • March 27, 2012 6:50 PM
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  • 64 Comments
Yes, there was a giant racial dust-up over the release of The Hunger Games yesterday. Yes, we saw the Jezebel article, capturing the outcry of "racist" moviegoers who were upset that the character Rue, who some Hunger Games fans apparently envisioned as white, was cast in the film as black (played by the very adorable Amandla Stenberg). And yes, we received all the notes from readers prompting a reply.

Watch Reagan Gomez, Vanessa Simmons, Essence Atkins & More in 2 New Clips from "Dysfunctional Friends"

  • By Jasmin
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  • March 27, 2012 5:41 PM
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In anticipation of the film's April 3 DVD release, the team from the new film Dysfunctional Friends has released two new video clips. Directed by Corey Grant and produced by Datari Turner, the dramedy is being billed as a black version of The Big Chill.
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Deborah Cox Joins Revival of "Jekyll and Hyde" Musical

  • By Jasmin
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  • March 27, 2012 5:17 PM
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Grammy-nominated singer Deborah Cox has joined the cast of the forthcoming revival of the "Jekyll and Hyde" musical Jekyll, set to tour this fall in advance of a Broadway run next year.

BAFTA LA Offers New Scholarships for Grad Students

  • By Jasmin
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  • March 27, 2012 4:37 PM
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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA LA) is instituting a scholarship program for graduate students in the U.S., the organization announced this week.

Aretha Franklin Biopic Put on Hold

  • By Jasmin
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  • March 27, 2012 3:43 PM
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After all the hubub over casting - Halle Berry, Jennifer Hudson, Nia Long, Kerry Washington - it looks like Aretha Franklin's life story may not make it to the big screen any time soon.

AFFRM Re-Launches Website with New Content and Features

  • By Jasmin
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  • March 27, 2012 3:20 PM
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The African American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM) has announced the revamp and re-launch of its website, AFFRM.com.

"Finding the New Black" Interview with TV Writer & Filmmaker Lena Waithe (Part 2)

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • March 27, 2012 2:54 PM
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"We’re ‘80s babies. So we were coming of age in the ‘90s when Spike Lee was king of black cinema and Tyler Perry wasn’t even a thought. John Singleton was getting nominated for an Oscar. You had the Hughes Brothers taking on Hollywood, the Bythewoods were coming up, Love Jones was in theaters, Dancing in September was on HBO. Since that’s all we know, and what we know to be good - we’re like the rebirth of that, I think."

2012 Images Of Black Women (IBW) Film Festival (April 13 Through 15) Unveils Lineup

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 27, 2012 1:40 PM
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For the full 2012 programme, click HERE.

Jeffrey Wright Replaces Forest Whitaker In Indie Thriller "A Single Shot"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 27, 2012 10:51 AM
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Jeffery Wright is replacing Forest Whitaker in the thriller A Single Shot, in a strong cast that also includes Sam Rockwell and W.H. Macy.

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