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Steve McQueen Speaks Out On "Shame" Oscar Snub

  • By Sergio
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  • February 21, 2012 4:54 PM
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The Guardian Looking For Applicants For Minority Film Workshop

  • By Sergio
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  • February 21, 2012 4:23 PM
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The Guardian newspaper in the U.K. is currently looking for applicants for its 2012 Minority Film Workshop which they say will enable them to "explore ways to encourage more producers from minority backgrounds to make films for the Guardian."

Idris Elba Confirms Nelson Mandela Project + Source Material + Expected Dates

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 21, 2012 2:21 PM
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News of Idris Elba playing Nelson Mandela has been circulating the web for at least a month or 2, and while we've known about it, we didn't (and still haven't) posted anything about it because, as far as I know, there hasn't been any confirmation of it... until now anyway.

"The Supreme Price" - New Doc On Movement To Increase Participation Of Women In Leadership Roles In Nigeria

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 21, 2012 1:41 PM
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Chicken & Egg Pictures - the award-winning hybrid film fund and non-profit production company dedicated to supporting women filmmakers - recently announced its 2012 Open Call grant recipients - quite the international list of projects, including stories set in Africa that immediately got my attention.

Malcolm X Was Killed Today... Watch Detailed Portrait Doc "Malcolm X: Make It Plain" Now

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 21, 2012 1:05 PM
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A birth and a death... yesterday in history, Sidney Poitier was born; Today in history... February 21st, 1965, Malcolm Little/Malcolm X/El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz was killed in New York City.

American Masters "Cab Calloway: Sketches" Premieres Nationally Monday. Feb 27; Watch Preview

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 21, 2012 12:51 PM
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An upcoming new music documentary from American Masters on Cab Calloway, titled Cab Calloway: Sketches, will premiere nationally on PBS, on Monday, February 27 at 10pm (as always, check local listings), in honor of Black History Month.
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First-Look At Viola Davis & Maggie Gyllenhaal In Education Reform Drama "Won't Back Down"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 21, 2012 10:48 AM
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Here's your first official look at Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal in the education-reform drama, initially titled Still I Rise, then switched to Learning To Fly, and finally landed on and has, so far, stuck to Won't Back Down.
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Earvin "Magic" Johnson & Sean Combs Launching Their own New Cable TV Networks

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 21, 2012 10:26 AM
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First... this morning, P Diddy, aka Sean Combs announced plans to launch a music-themed cable TV network called Revolt.
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Pan African Film Fest '12 Winners: "Toussaint L'Ouverture," Jimmy Jean-Louis Receive Top Honors + Full List

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • February 20, 2012 9:38 PM
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The 2012 Pan African Film Festival came to a close this evening; the last screening was the eagerly anticipated French TV film/miniseries Toussaint L'Ouverture, which was ultimately the festival's big winner.  L'Ouverture and Jimmy Jean-Louis were awarded top honors for Best Narrative Feature and Best Actor, respectively.

Denzel Washington Wasn't That Impressed With "Safe House" Script

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • February 20, 2012 7:47 PM
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While promoting his hit film Safe House recently, Denzel Washington revealed some interesting tidbits about the production and his career at a press conference. 

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