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Watch First Full Trailer For "Sparkle" Remake (Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks, Derek Luke, Others)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 2, 2012 12:54 PM
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Here's the full trailer for at Sony Pictures' Sparkle remake, which stars Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Derek Luke, and Mike Epps, shepherded by Salim and Mara Brock Akil (with original music composed by R. Kelly).

Tribeca 2012 Exclusive - Grave, Stirring Trailer For "Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 2, 2012 12:32 PM
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Recently acquired by Tribeca Film, Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story - described as a intensely personal film about children struggling to understand their parents is also a heartbreaking portrait of the legacy of intolerance - will premiere at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival this month in the Spotlight section.

"Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992" Gets UK Premiere Date - April 14th

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 2, 2012 12:04 PM
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Previously profiled on S&A, it made its world premiere in the Panorama Documentary section at the Berlin Film Festival in February; and now Dagmar Shultz's Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992 is scheduled to make its UK premiere on April 14th at Fringe Film Gay Film Festival which takes place at the Rich Mix (35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA) in East London.

The Shopkeeper’s Till & The Devil’s Pie: Notes For A Revolution In African-American Filmmaking (Part 3)

  • By Andre Seewood
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  • April 2, 2012 11:42 AM
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Before we begin this third installment it is necessary to redress several key points of contention from the previous installments to better reveal what is at stake concerning the relationship between African-American Cinema and the American Entertainment Complex. Taken separately many of the business practices of Hollywood that have been noted in this series are rational and justified by the need to spend less and make more profits within this rapidly changing and expanding marketplace.

Watch Episode 4 Of Dennis Dortch's New Series "The Number" (Or The 1 Thing You Never Discuss w/ Your Fiancé)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 2, 2012 10:43 AM
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Continuing on with episode # 4 of Dennis Dortch's hilarious new web series titled The Number, or "the one thing you never, ever discuss with your fiancé."

Watch - First Look At Trailer For "Sparkle" Remake

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 2, 2012 10:26 AM
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Here's your first-look at Sony Pictures' Sparkle remake, which stars Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Derek Luke, and Mike Epps, shepherded by Salim and Mara Brock Akil (with original music composed by R. Kelly).

Marcus Garvey Biopic In Development (Don Cheadle Producing, Kevin Navayne Starring)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 2, 2012 10:15 AM
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File this one under "things that make you go hmm..."

Dorian Missick, Yaya DaCosta, Gbenga Akinnagbe Set For Neil Drumming's "Big Words"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 2, 2012 9:38 AM
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Received word over the weekend that some S&A actor favorites - Dorian Missick, Yaya DaCosta and Gbenga Akinnagbe - have all signed on to star in Neil Drumming's feature film directorial debut titled Big Words.

Watch: Zawe Ashton Stars In Destiny Ekaragha-Directed Short Film "A Bloody Muddle"

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • April 1, 2012 8:14 PM
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These two ladies should, by now, be very familiar to the S&A faithful.  One is a rising star of film and television; the other, an up and coming director with several projects already under her belt.  Together, actress Zawe Ashton and director Destiny Ekaragha have teamed up for the Joel Horwood-penned short film, A Bloody Muddle.

Weekend Box Office 3/30 - 4/1 ("Hunger Games" Still Rules; "Pariah" Survives; Tyler Perry Fizzles)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 1, 2012 6:04 PM
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To absolutely no one's surprise, The Hunger Games held on to the top spot this weekend - its second week in release - taking in an addition $61.1 million, bringing its cume to over $251 million. (on a $78 million budget - not including marketing).

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