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Benh Zeitlin's Striking Feature Debut "Beasts Of The Southern Wild" Gets A Summer Release Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 22, 2012 12:05 PM
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Fox Searchlight just scheduled Sundance sensation BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD for a limited bow on June 29, 2012.

Dear Black Filmmakers... Help Us Help You!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 22, 2012 11:26 AM
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Dear black filmmakers - if I don't already know about you or your project, it certainly isn't because I'm not looking. Instead it's likely because you've never alerted me (whether via email or in person) to you or your work; or whoever is representing you isn't doing his/her job.

And The Winners Of The "Malcolm X" Blu-ray Giveaway Are...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 22, 2012 10:12 AM
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First, the answers to the 3 easy questions I posed:
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African Viewers Allowed To Vote For The First Time In 2012 Kids Choice Awards, Hosted By Will Smith

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • February 22, 2012 9:57 AM
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When the open-period for voting on the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards commences on March 1, that network's African viewers-- for the first time in the event's 25-year history-- will be included in the process, reports Screen Africa.
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Meagan Good Starring In Whitney Houston Biopic?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 21, 2012 8:21 PM
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From Vivica Fox (years ago), to Lark Voorhies, Brandy... and now Meagan Good is another actress said to be interested in playing (or in the running to play) Whitney Houston in a film based on the late singer's life.
More: casting

"A Mother's Love" Coming Out On DVD in April

  • By Sergio
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  • February 21, 2012 6:25 PM
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If you will allow me to digress here for a second, this film answers a question I've had for some time. Whatever happened to Rolonda Watts? Now any of you who watch soap operas will know that she was a regular on the soap Days of Our Lives for 8 years. (I don't so I did't) But I remember her for completely something else.

Watch Now: Congolese Teen Rachel Mwanza Wins Best Actress Award At Berlinale International Film Festival

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • February 21, 2012 5:43 PM
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The 62nd Berlinale International Film Festival awards ceremony occurred Saturday (Feb. 18th) and one delightful surprise that took place was Congolese native and newcomer Rachel Mwanza's "Best Actress" win for her role in the dramatic film War Witch (aka Rebelle).

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.

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