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Don Cornelius' Death Revitalizes Plans For A "Soul Train" Feature Film + Stage Musical + TV Show

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 9:19 PM
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The last time we reported anything on this project was in 2009! Obviously not much has developed since then, unless we just missed it, or wasn't reported.

"The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975" Makes It TV Debut Tonight On PBS

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 8:40 PM
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Ok, seriously folks, by now, I would assume that MOST of you, if not all, have seen The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975; since its Sundance 2011 debut, screenings of the film have occurred around the country; it's been on DVD since early December; it's been available for streaming on Netflix and Amazon.
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Official Release Dates For Acclaimed Thriller "96 Minutes" (Evan Ross & David Oyelowo Co-Star) + New Poster

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 8:14 PM
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It's called 96 Minutes, a film we initially profiled back in March 2011, soon after its debut at the SXSW Film Festival, which Evan Ross (who won a breakthrough performance award at SXSW for his work in the film) and David Oyelowo both co-star in.

"Fishing Without Nets" (Short About Somali Pirates Told From Pirates' POV) Becoming A Feature + New Poster

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 6:00 PM
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I was sorry to have missed this at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival (which all seems like a distant memory to me now, with another festival looming, which I leave for a week from today). It was one of the films I really wanted to check out. The trailer definitely promised something worthwhile.

Help Matthew Cherry And "The Last Fall" Get To SXSW (Fundraising)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 5:39 PM
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As you probably already know by now, Matthew Cherry's feature film debut The Last Fall will make its worldwide debut at the SXSW Film Festival next month.

Short Teaser Watch: Salli Richardson-Whitfield's "Grace" (Woman Tangles w/ Male Stranger in Isolated Cabin- PAFF Premiere )

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • February 9, 2012 5:19 PM
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The short narrative feature Grace, which marks Salli Richardson-Whitfield's directorial debut, makes its premiere tomorrow Friday 2/10 at the Pan African Film Festival. Grace, about a white woman in an isolated cabin who confronts a black male stranger, is written by Richardson-Whitfield and Ava Duvernay.

"Buddha In Africa" (Story Of Malawian Boy Raised In Chinese Orphanage & Trained In Martial Arts) Gets Development Boost

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 5:15 PM
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Chicken & Egg Pictures - the award-winning hybrid film fund and non-profit production company dedicated to supporting women filmmakers - announced its 2012 Open Call grant recipients today, and it's quite the international list of projects, including stories set in Africa like this one which immediately got my attention.

You Won't Be Seeing Djimon Hounsou As "Abdiel" In The "Paradise Lost" Adaptation Anymore

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 4:34 PM
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Initially announced last August...

Oprah Winfrey Launching Oscar Special w/ Viola Davis & Octavia Spencer As 1st Guests Next Week!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 4:22 PM
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Oprah Winfrey has announced that she's officially launching her own 2012 Oscar Special (maybe filling the slot left vacant by Babara Wah-Wah), which is scheduled to air next week Wednesday, February 15th, on the OWN network of course, from 9pm to 11pm ET/PT. 
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"Stick Fly" On Broadway Announces It's Closing Date (You Have 2 Weeks Left To See It)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 4:03 PM
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On the heels of my post announcing that the Broadway revival of Porgy & Bess is being extended an additional 2 1/2 months past its originally scheduled closing date, thanks to overwhelming demand and popularity... the other black show currently on Broadway has announced the end of its run.
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