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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.
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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:
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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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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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Halle Berry's "Show Addicts Anonymous" In Pre-Production; Will Likely Be Her Next After "Cloud Atlas"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 19, 2011 1:12 PM
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It looks like this just might be Halle Berry's next project once production on Cloud Atlas is wrapped, which she co-stars in. 

"Dark Girls" Gets January Screening Premiere Dates For New York, DC & Baltimore. Tickets On Sale Now

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 19, 2011 12:43 PM
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NEWS NEWS NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!! "Dark Girls" screening is now confirmed for New York, NY January 13, 2012 at 8:00PM Apollo Theater - 253 125th St - New York, NY Tickets on Sale: Friday, December 16, 2011

Kenya: "Soul Boy" Director's 2nd Feature Project ("Djin") Selected For Rotterdam's Co-Production Market, CineMart

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 19, 2011 12:20 PM
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Amongst the 36 projects selected for Rotterdam’s 29th co-production market CineMart, which was announced today, is the second feature by Kenyan filmmaker Hawa Essuman, whose first film, Soul Boy, was produced by Tom Tykwer, and toured the film festival circuit in 2010 and 2011.

Belinale 2012 - Kevin MacDonald's Long In Development Bob Marley Film Will World Premiere At February Fest

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 19, 2011 11:37 AM
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The plan was for it to debut at the Toronto International Film Festival this fall, but that didn't happen.
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