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Roland Martin Returns to CNN, and the Impact on Personal Views in the Public Sphere

  • By Jasmin
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  • March 13, 2012 2:46 PM
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CNN has reinstated Washington Watch show host and contributor Roland Martin, who was suspended last month after making a series of controversial remarks on Twitter during the SuperBowl that were construed by many to be homophobic.

"Black & Married w/Kids" Duo Embarks on 5-City Tour w/New Documentary "Still Standing"

  • By Jasmin
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  • March 13, 2012 1:50 PM
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Still Standing, the latest relationship-themed documentary by BlackandMarriedWithKids.com authors Lamar and Ronnie Tyler, is headed for a five-city tour.

Indie Filmmakers, IFP Script to Screen Conference Returns This Weekend (NY)

  • By Jasmin
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  • March 13, 2012 1:09 PM
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Featuring conversations with leading voices in screenwriting, TV, and new media, IFP's Script to Screen Conference returns to New York this Saturday, March 17.

Oprah's Harpo Studios To Go Up For Sale?

  • By Sergio
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  • March 13, 2012 10:56 AM
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That indeed may be a very real possiblity. The Chicago Sun-Times today had an interesting article about the current status of Oprah's Harpo Studios which at best could be called iffy

Barry Jenkins Teaming w/ Award-Winning Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney On Triptych Feature About Liberty City

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 13, 2012 10:55 AM
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I doubt that an intro to Barry Jenkins is necessary at this point, given how closely we've followed his journey since his charming feature film debut Medicine For Melancholy in 2008 - wow, it's been almost 4 years! Time flies!

F. Gary Gray No Longer Attached To Adaptation Of "The Last Days Of American Crime" (What Next?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 13, 2012 10:14 AM
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He hasn't been behind the camera since 2009's Law Abiding Citizen; since then he's been attached to a Marvin Gaye biopic, and the film adaptation of the video game titled Kane & Lynch, which was/is to star Jamie Foxx and Bruce Willis; though nothing has happened on either front.

"Stud Life" (An Homage To Spike Lee's "She's Gotta Have It") At BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Fest

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 13, 2012 9:53 AM
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Ahead of its debut at the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival which runs from March 23 to April 1, here's the trailer for a feature film project titled Stud Life, the debut from award-winning film-maker Campbell X, which is being described as an "homage to Spike Lee's She's Gotta Have It and Steven Soderbergh's Sex, Lies And Videotape."

Taping To Begin Soon For Steve Harvey's TV Talk Show

  • By Sergio
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  • March 13, 2012 8:34 AM
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I'll bet all you ladies just can't wait to see that gorgeous hunk of man every afternoon five days a week can you? Well you won't have to wait much longer.

SXSW 2012 Review - Ya'Ke Smith's "Wolf" (What Spike Lee's "Red Hook Summer" Should Have Been)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 13, 2012 8:30 AM
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The cinematic punch in the gut I so desperately needed before leaving SXSW and Austin, TX tomorrow morning, Ya’ke Smith’s feature film directorial debut Wolf is an audacious, potent drama that will likely elicit extreme reactions from viewers when it’s eventually in general release – reactions that will undoubtedly lead to fiery discussion centered around the central themes the film tackles.

SXSW '12 Doc Review: Teens Aimlessly Wonder Through The Night In "Tchoupitoulas"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 13, 2012 1:33 AM
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There seems to have been mostly documentaries featured this year at SXSW for the films pertaining to our site. One of them, Tchoupitoulas, helmed by brothers Bill and Turner Ross, began promisingly. The beginning sequences instantly hooks the viewer; the film introduces our teen protagonists in their New Orleans home, as they partake in domestic sibling rivalry, showcasing a palpably real, amusing and bittersweet dynamic between the youngest and one of the oldest brothers.

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