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CW Pilot (And Sex & The City Prequel) "The Carrie Diaries" Adds Freema Agyeman To Cast

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • March 5, 2012 9:00 AM
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The CW scored major viewer points this weekend when they announced that Doctor Who and Torchwood alum Freema Agyeman will be joining the cast of its planned pilot The Carrie Diaries, a prequel, of sorts, to the Sex & The City series.

Warner Archive DVD Releasing A Whole Lot Of Jim Brown Movies This Week

  • By Sergio
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  • March 5, 2012 12:10 AM
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I can't lie. I was overjoyed when I found out the news that this week the terrific DVD-on-Demand label Warner Archive (which has been a big success for Warner Home Video with over 1600 titles so far) will be releasing this week four MGM films made during the late 60's and early 70's starring the my hero, the man's man, Jim Brown..

Weekend B.O. (March 2-5) "The Lorax" slays

  • By Sergio
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  • March 4, 2012 12:40 PM
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Everyone knows that animated films tend to do extremely well at the box office and that The Lorax would, not surprisingly, do very well this weekend..  But no one predicted the stunning results  with the film raking in $70 million leaving everything else in the dust behind it.

Trailer Watch For U.K. Short Film "Fifty Pence"

  • By Sergio
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  • March 4, 2012 9:24 AM
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Here's the trailer for the short film Fifty Pence which was made by one man bad London based filmmaker Eric Kolelas who wrote. produced, directors and also plays in the lead in. Kolelas made the film because, in his own words, he got "fed up of 'waiting' for agents/casting directors/production companies to give me work."

Watch Now: Destiny Ekaragha's Award-Winning Comedic Short "Tight Jeans"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • March 3, 2012 4:35 PM
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Thanks to a comment left by S&A follower ScreenNation, I was reminded of  emerging British filmmaker Destiny Ekaragha and after some quick research, discovered her acclaimed short film Tight Jeans is now available online.

Oprah Winfrey Lands 1st Exclusive Interview w/ Whitney Houston's Daughter & Brother For OWN

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 3, 2012 10:04 AM
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Oprah Winfrey has nabbed an exclusive interview with Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, as well as Houston’s sister-in-law and manager Patricia Houston, and brother Gary Houston.
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Gabrielle Union Will Be Mara Brock Akil's "Single Black Female" In Upcoming BET Pilot

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 3, 2012 9:47 AM
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Last May we announced the mega mutil-year production deal between BET/Viacom and husband/wife team, Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, the brains behind the network's hit series, The Game, the movie Jumping The Broom and the upcoming Sparkle remake.
More: casting

Janet Jackson Not Joining "The X Factor" After All

  • By Sergio
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  • March 3, 2012 9:30 AM
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Two weeks ago I reported that Janet Jackson had begun early talks with Simon Cowell and the producers of Fox's The X Factor to join the show as judge when it begins its second season.

Shadow and Act Filmmaker Diary Series w/ Matthew Cherry: "One Week Until Our Premiere"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 3, 2012 9:08 AM
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In this latest installment of the S&A Filmmaker Diary Series, writer/director Matthew Cherry continues to enlighten with all his pre-SXSW Film Festival premiere peaks and valleys, with regards to his feature film debut The Last Fall; and by the way, he still needs to funds to complete his Kickstarter campaign in order to cover SXSW trip expenses and post-production costs. As of this posting, he's about 78% funded, needing another roughly $4,000 to reach the campaign goal of $15,000. So, if you haven't chipped in, you've got just under 7 days to do so and help a brotha out by clicking HERE!

2012 New Voices in Black Cinema Festival Wrap-Up (+ Photos!)

  • By Jasmin
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  • March 3, 2012 1:11 AM
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This post comes a tad late, but in case you missed NVBC Fest 2012, or would just like to relive a few great cinematic moments, read on ;)

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