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"Black Man, Why Are You So Violent?" & Other Questions from New Transmedia Project Premiering This Weekend (NY)

  • By Jasmin
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  • January 14, 2012 4:10 PM
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This weekend, New Yorkers will be the first to experience Question Bridge: Black Males, a new transmedia art project that seeks to redefine black male identity.

Akosua Adoma's "Black Sunshine" (On Promiscuous Ghanaian Hairdresser) Gets Financing Boost

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 14, 2012 10:54 AM
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Congrats to Ghanaian American filmmaker Akosua Adoma, whose feature-length experimental film about a promiscuous Ghanaian hairdresser, was one of 23 filmmakers to be selected to receive a Creative Capital 2012 grant in Film/Video.

Here's What ABC's New Series "Georgetown" Would've Looked Like (Condola Rashad, Boris Kodjoe Starred)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 14, 2012 10:17 AM
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If you missed my January 5th profile of up-and-comer Condola Rashad, click HERE to read it and catch up.
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The One About Puerto Ricans Being Great At Selling Drugs... Part 2

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 14, 2012 9:12 AM
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UPDATE to my post from earlier this week: to really no one's surprise, ABC has reportedly pulled the cross-dressing comedy from its lineup after just two episodes. Repeats of Tim Allen's Last Man Standing will air in its place beginning Tuesday at 8:30PM.
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"The Strange Thing About the Johnsons" Actress (Daniele Watts) Joins Cast Of "Django Unchained"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 13, 2012 9:48 PM
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Been a little while it seems since we posted any casting notices for Django Unchained; I guess the main black characters are already in the bag - Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington and Samuel L. Jackson - and much of the rest of the casting that's been announced over the last sveral months, we don't really care about for obvious reasons :)
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First-Look Footage At Anthony Mackie In "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 13, 2012 9:10 PM
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We've seen the first official poster for the film, as well as at least one still photo of the title character (played by Benjamin Walker) in action; but we really haven't seen anything of Anthony Mackie who assumes BBF duties (or as he jokingly makes comparisons in the below video... it's like 48 Hours; he's the Eddie Murphy character) in the upcoming revisionist actioner Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
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Spike Lee Says He Financed "Red Hook Summer" Himself + Has No Distributor Yet + Plot Spoiler & More...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 13, 2012 8:40 PM
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Some bits and pieces of info worth sharing that I came across while reading THIS New York Times Sundance 2012 profile - specifically about veteran filmmakers like Spike Lee and Stephen Frears debuting their films at the festival, competiting with filmmakers much younger for eyeballs and distributors; putting them in a position that they don't often find themselves in.

SnagFilms Acquires Worldwide Theatrical, TV, Digital Rights To Artist Winfred Rembert Doc (Dates, Clips)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 13, 2012 7:07 PM
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It screened just 2 days ago here in NYC at the Maysles Cinema, but I missed it; couldn't make it.

ABC Greenlights Pilot Episode For 4th Shonda Rhimes Series "Gilded Lilly" (Drama Set In 1895 Luxury Hotel)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 13, 2012 6:30 PM
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First announced back in August 2011 as a potential 4th ABC/Shonda Rhimes... an update...
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Watch Common Give Driving Lessons In New "LUV" Clip + Official Poster

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 13, 2012 6:03 PM
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Sheldon Candis' feature film debut, LUV, which stars Common and Michael Rainey Jr, will make its debut at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, in the dramatic competition section, and it's on my short list of films to see while I'm there, premiering at the mammoth Eccles Theater on Monday the 23rd.

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