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Filmmaker, Actor, "Global Advocate" Masha Dowell Tells Her Story; What's Yours?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 21, 2012 11:45 AM
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Eriq La Salle, Andre Holland Join Casts Of CBS, NBC Pilot Drama & Comedy

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 21, 2012 11:18 AM
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Some more TV pilot casting news...

New Chapters Of R. Kelly's "Trapped In The Closet" To See The Light Of Day (Thanks A Lot, IFC)

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • March 21, 2012 11:00 AM
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I don't know who in the world greenlighted this move, but the Independent Film Channel (IFC) unveiled its 2012 - 2013 original programming line-up this week, and surprise, surprise--  it includes a new installment of singer R. Kelly’s “hip-hopera”, Trapped In The Closet.
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Kym Whitley Books Two NBC Pilots; "Bad Girls" + "Animal Kingdom"

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • March 21, 2012 10:36 AM
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Deadline is reporting that funny lady Kym Whitley has booked guest-starring roles in two NBC pilots-- prison drama Bad Girls and vet hospital comedy Animal Kingdom.

Review - Flavorless "Blue Like Jazz" Falls Flat

  • By Monique A. Williams
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  • March 21, 2012 10:35 AM
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Blue Like Jazz is a run of the mill coming of age story where white kids search for the meaning of life through debauchery, pontification, and tomfoolery.

ND/NF 2012 Starts Today ("An Oversimplification Of Her Beauty," "Omar Killed Me," "Donoma," More On Schedule)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 20, 2012 10:08 PM
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Ahhh yes, it's that time of the year, when the early film festivals debut/premiere some of the films that we'll be talking about later on in the year.

TV One Announces 14 New Series & Specials For Next Season (Scripted Programs + Bernie Mac Tribute)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 20, 2012 9:28 PM
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It's that time of the year... network upfronts, as each showcases what audiences can expect the following season.

S&A's SXSW 2012 Film Festival Recap

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 20, 2012 8:37 PM
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This was S&A’s first year at The SXSW Film Festival, so, as could be expected, there were a few hiccups here and there, but mostly logistical. However we (myself and Vanessa) got through it all unscathed; lessons learned for next year’s festival that will assist in planning for it when the time comes.

Derek Luke, Evan Ross, Lela Rochon Join Danny Glover in "Supremacy" (White Supremacist Takes Blk Family Hostage)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 20, 2012 7:50 PM
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We posted about this film last month, when Tambay announced that Danny Glover was slated to star in Supremacy, a film based on the real life story of a white supremacist who takes a black family hostage after killing a cop.
More: casting

Salli Richardson-Whitfield To Co-Star in NBC Comedy Pilot "Downwardly Mobile"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 20, 2012 6:59 PM
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Salli Richardson-Whitfield is slated to co-star as an unhappy trailer park dweller in Downwardly Mobile, a Roseanne Barr NBC comedy pilot. Downwardly, co-created by Barr, John Argent and Eric Gilliland, stars Barr as a mobile home park proprietor and "surrogate mother" to her neighbors in a downward economy. John Goodman will co-star as Rose's friend named Buzz.

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