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Aretha Franklin Biopic Put on Hold

  • By Jasmin
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  • March 27, 2012 3:43 PM
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After all the hubub over casting - Halle Berry, Jennifer Hudson, Nia Long, Kerry Washington - it looks like Aretha Franklin's life story may not make it to the big screen any time soon.

AFFRM Re-Launches Website with New Content and Features

  • By Jasmin
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  • March 27, 2012 3:20 PM
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The African American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM) has announced the revamp and re-launch of its website, AFFRM.com.

"Finding the New Black" Interview with TV Writer & Filmmaker Lena Waithe (Part 2)

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • March 27, 2012 2:54 PM
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"We’re ‘80s babies. So we were coming of age in the ‘90s when Spike Lee was king of black cinema and Tyler Perry wasn’t even a thought. John Singleton was getting nominated for an Oscar. You had the Hughes Brothers taking on Hollywood, the Bythewoods were coming up, Love Jones was in theaters, Dancing in September was on HBO. Since that’s all we know, and what we know to be good - we’re like the rebirth of that, I think."

2012 Images Of Black Women (IBW) Film Festival (April 13 Through 15) Unveils Lineup

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 27, 2012 1:40 PM
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For the full 2012 programme, click HERE.

Jeffrey Wright Replaces Forest Whitaker In Indie Thriller "A Single Shot"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 27, 2012 10:51 AM
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Jeffery Wright is replacing Forest Whitaker in the thriller A Single Shot, in a strong cast that also includes Sam Rockwell and W.H. Macy.

Bill Cobb, NeNe Leakes Join Casts Of New TV Comedy Pilots For NBC

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 27, 2012 10:33 AM
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Some more quickie TV casting news...

Corey Grant ("Dysfunctional Friends") Wraps Next Feature - Found-Footage Thriller "The Lost Coast Tapes"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 27, 2012 10:20 AM
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With his last feature film directorial effort Dysfunctional Friends on its way to home video after a theatrical run, writer/director Corey Grant is already on to the next one...

Laz Alonso Joins Meagan Good In NBC Drama Pilot "Notorious"

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • March 27, 2012 9:56 AM
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Just a few days after it was announced that Meagan Good would be playing the lead role in the NBC drama pilot Notorious, we learn that she will joined in that pilot by Laz Alonso.
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Award-Winning, Box Office Record-Setting "Intouchables" Gets USA Release Date + Subtitled Trailer

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 27, 2012 9:43 AM
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On the heels of his historic César Award win for Best Actor a week ago, the film Omar Sy won the award for - the box office record-setting dramedy Intouchables - now has an official USA theatrical release date, courtesy of The Weinstein Company, who also own remake rights to the film).
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Preview Sci Fi Short "Final Run"

  • By Jasmin
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  • March 26, 2012 10:02 PM
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Here's the trailer for Final Run, a short by budding science fiction director Ken Foley.

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