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Dept Of Radio, TV & Film At Howard University Presents An Evening w/ Haitian Filmmaker Raoul Peck

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 12, 2012 12:12 PM
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For all of you readers at Howard University, or in the Washington DC area... this should definitely be worth your while, and I encourage you to attend if you can.
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From A Token To A Threat: Notes For A Revolution In African-American Filmmaking (Part One)

  • By Andre Seewood
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  • March 12, 2012 11:55 AM
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The occasion of screening Christine Acham and Clifford Ward’s engrossing documentary, INFILTRATING HOLLYWOOD: The Rise and Fall of The Spook Who Sat by the Door (2010), revealed the United States government’s deliberate censorship campaign against an African-American film from its production through to its exhibition. THE SPOOK WHO SAT BY THE DOOR (1973) is a film adaptation of Sam Greenlee’s powerful and revolutionary book, published in 1969, that was directed by actor Ivan Dixon (1931-2008) from a screenplay by Sam Greenlee and Melvin Clay.

Courtney B. Vance, Gary Anthony Williams Cast In TV Pilots "Graceland" & "Friday Night Dinner"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 12, 2012 11:38 AM
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More quickie TV pilot casting news...

SnagFilms Acquires 2012 Sundance Documentary "Under African Skies"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 12, 2012 11:27 AM
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Adding to an extensive library of recent pickups that includes Alrick Brown's Sundance 2011 award-winning Kinyarwanda, SnagFilms (parent company of indieWIRE) has acquired exclusive rights to another set of 5 documentaries and features, including the 2012 Sundance documentary Under African Skies, Joe Berlinger's Paul Simon/Graceland project, which follows all sides of the complex story behind the artistic, political and commercial divide of Simon's historic album.

SXSW '12 Review: "Gimme The Loot" Charismatic Duo Goes For Mischievous Ride, But It Runs Out Of Steam

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 11, 2012 7:25 PM
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Gimme The Loot Premiered at the SXSW Film Festival last night, when I was able to catch the screening.

Weekend B.O. (March 9-11) Disney's Slight Sigh Of Relief

  • By Sergio
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  • March 11, 2012 1:21 PM
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The sound somewhere in the distance of a slight sigh of relief that you faintly hear is from all those Disney execs relieved that their $300 million sci-fi epic John Carter didn't do as disasterously as been been feared and predicted by many insiders.

SXSW '12 Review: "The Last Fall" Delivers An Earnest Look At Life After Football

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 11, 2012 1:07 PM
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Matthew Cherry’s directorial debut effort The Last Fall is one that we have followed from its inception on this site via our S&A Filmmaker’s Diary.  It’s almost surreal that almost a year later the film is screening at SXSW Film Festival!

Tom Cruise To Join Beyonce In "A Star Is Born" Remake?

  • By Sergio
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  • March 11, 2012 12:37 PM
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According to media sources, Warner Bros and director Clint Eastwood are currently in talks with Tom Cruise to be the male lead with Beyonce for their planned  A Star is Born remake scheduled to start shooting soon.

Today's Live Podcast Show Canceled But We'll Be Back Next Sunday

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • March 11, 2012 10:23 AM
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Unfortunately, today's scheduled live podcast show had to be canceled but don't worry...We'll be back next Sunday (4:00pm/ET) to cover what's going on in the world of black cinema.
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Beverly Johnson's Reality Show Premieres On OWN March 31st

  • By Sergio
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  • March 11, 2012 10:14 AM
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I don't know why they call them "reality" shows when there's nothing real about them? You realize, of course, that they're just as planned out in advanced, scripted and rehearsed as any drama or sit-com? The big difference is that they're WAY cheaper to make than one episode of the average sit-com 

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