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The Richest & Most Powerful Actresses In Nollywood

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 19, 2011 6:35 PM
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Courtesy of NigeriaFilms.com, a list of Nollywood's (Nigeria's film industry, for those still not aware) richest actresses. 

Dutch Magazine Calls Rihanna "The Ultimate N*gg*b*tch" & Then Says It Was Meant As A Joke

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 19, 2011 5:59 PM
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  • 55 Comments
Oh boy... file this one into that thickening file we labeled "the black experience in Europe."
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Watch Now: Three Clips for South African Drama About Orphan Boy "Lucky"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • December 19, 2011 5:37 PM
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Written and directed by Avie Luthra, the South African drama Lucky about an orphan 10-year old boy who finds refuge with an old prejudiced Indian woman after his mother dies from AIDS, was profiled on the site back in September when it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. It seems to have been well-received by critics; BBC called it, "a simple but profoundly moving portrait of humanity"..."a wonderful, little gem;" while a review by Variety calls it, "an emotionally resonant portrait of contemporary South Africa...delicate and real...extraordinarily touching."
More: Video, Preview

Lionsgate Announces Release Dates For Tina Gordon Chism's "We The Peeples" & Tyler Perry's "Marriage Counselor"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 19, 2011 5:15 PM
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Well, it's about time we heard something about Tina Gordon Chism's We The Peeples, which stars Craig Robinson, David Alan Grier, Kerry Washington, S. Epatha Merkerson, Melvin Van Peebles, Diahann Carroll, and Kali Hawk, and centers on Robinson's character, a young man enduring the weekend from hell when he surprises his girlfriend by showing up to meet her parents.

Sundance 2012 - First Look At Tracy Morgan, Isiah Whitlock As Hapless Drug Dealers In Dramedy "Predisposed"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 19, 2011 4:35 PM
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Amongst 4 new titles the Sundance Film Festival announced earlier today as part of its 2012 lineup is an indie dramedy titled Predisposed, which Tracy Morgan stars in, along with Melissa Leo, Jesse Eisenberg, and Isiah Whitlock Jr.
More: Pics, Festivals

Will NFL Football Players Become The New Saviors Of The Black Film Industry?

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • December 19, 2011 4:01 PM
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One problem that seems to consistently plague black filmmakers, both industry veterans and newbies alike, is finding financial investors for their creative endeavours.  Of course, this issue isn't exclusive to black filmmakers but when you consider the inherent struggle and bias encountered when making a "black" film, the odds against them are stacked in a more profound way.  So reading that the NFL has initiated a new NFL Pro Hollywood Boot Camp intending to educate players on the film industry was music to my ears!

WE TV Greenlights "Braxton Family Values" Spin-Off "Tamar & Vince" For 2012 Slate

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 19, 2011 3:35 PM
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I won't even pretend to say that I know anything about Braxton Family Values, or that the names Tamar & Vince mean anything to me. Obviously I've never watched the show. But I'm sure some of you have, and will appreciate this piece of news better than I did when I received it:
More: Television

Trailer For Philippe Niang's "Toussaint L'Ouverture" Film Is Here! Stars Jimmy Jean-Louis, Aïssa Maïga, Sonia Rolland

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 19, 2011 3:12 PM
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  • 46 Comments
Well... it's not Danny Glover's long-in-gestation Toussaint L'Ouverture film, but I'll take it... 
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First Full Trailer For "The Dark Knight Rises" Arrives + First-Look Footage From "Prometheus"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 19, 2011 2:39 PM
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No intro necessary for either of these... 2 of 2012's most-anticipated blockbuster flicks.
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Post-Blackness: Every Movement Needs a Manifesto

  • By Andre Seewood
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  • December 19, 2011 1:26 PM
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