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Paul Robeson Was Born Today... Watch Him Discuss Shakespeare & Othello

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 9, 2012 8:51 PM
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I almost forgot about this; well, actually I did, and was just reminded of it! Baaah! 

Funding Boost For "12 Years A Slave" + Details On Characters To Be Played By Fassbender & Pitt

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 9, 2012 8:25 PM
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Finally some news on this project...

Trailer: Uplifting Doc iThemba Explores Stigma of The Disabled in Zimbabwe ('12 Wisconsin Film Fest)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 9, 2012 5:01 PM
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The 72-minute Zimbabwean/American documentary iThemba (meaning "hope" in Ndebele), helmed by Elinor Burkett and Errol Webber, will make its stateside premiere at this year's Wisconsin Film Festival, which runs April 18-22.

Paula Patton Will Be Denzel Washington's Love Interest In "2 Guns"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 9, 2012 4:50 PM
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Paula Patton is "in talks" to join Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg in 2 Guns - a film adaptation of Steven Grant's graphic novel published by Boom! Studios.

Forest Whitaker Reveals Plot Specifics For "The Butler" + Talks Kony Project & More...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 9, 2012 4:38 PM
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Was reading THIS Vanity Fair profile of Forest Whitaker and picked up some items worth repeating here on S&A; specifically about projects Whitaker is attached to star in/direct.

Tribeca Film Fest 2012: 4 Features, 9 Shorts To Stream Online Including John Forté's Doc "Russian Winter"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 9, 2012 3:15 PM
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Good news for those of you who won't be in New York for the festival, which runs from April 18 - 29.

Black Public Media's Paid 12-Wk Digital Media Arts Fellowship For Producers Of African Descent (Deadline Imminent)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 9, 2012 2:38 PM
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News on the march...! I first posted this in February; here's a reminder, as you've got exactly 1 week to submit your applications if you haven't and are interested:

A Truckload Of New Images From Nefertite Nguvu's Feature Debut Mood Piece "In The Morning"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 9, 2012 2:23 PM
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Some new images of the lovely and sylish cast and crew from a project on my 2012 short list of black indies to watch, Nefertite Nguvu's In The Morning, taken by Jenn Nkiru.

Preview Spiritual Drama "A Beautiful Soul" (Directed By Jeff Byrd, w/ Harry Lennix, Vanessa Bell Calloway)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 9, 2012 1:42 PM
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From producer/writer/director Jeff Byrd (brother of casting director Twinkie Byrd - Sparkle, Jumping The Broom & more - whom I interviewed last week; post coming soon) comes what he's describing as "an urban contemporary re-telling of “It’s a Wonderful Life," titled A Beautiful Soul.

Guess What The Film Is About Based On The Trailer - Installment #1

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 9, 2012 12:54 PM
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As the saying goes, you only get one chance to make a first impression; I've posted entries on S&A emphasizing the importance of your first trailer - what is essentially your film's intro to the world - and how vital it is that you "get it right" that first time, if only for fear of scaring potential audiences away from what could very well be a strong film.

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