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Indie Distributor Revolver Reveals Snoop Dogg/Wiz Khalifa Stoner Comedy In Its 2012 Release Slate

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 10, 2012 12:49 PM
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Lots being announced at the European Film Market in Berlin this week in case you haven't noticed from all my EFM-related posts...

Watch This Must-See Debate Between Tavis Smiley, Viola Davis + Octavia Spencer About "The Help"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • February 10, 2012 12:32 PM
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If you're like me, you're probably ready to move on from all the controversy surrounding The Help but here's a spirited debate between Tavis Smiley, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer that's a must-see!

"Who Gets To Tell Our Stories" - Great Conversation On The Business Of Black Cinema w/ Tanya Steele

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 10, 2012 12:09 PM
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Great WBAI radio conversation with filmmaker and former co-host Tanya Steele, a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, award-winning writer/filmmaker. The recording happened about 3 weeks ago.
More: Interview

UPDATES On Brit Amma Asante's Slavery-Set Pic On Life Of Mixed-Race Woman Raised In Aristocratic Family

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 10, 2012 11:21 AM
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About 2 months ago, I profiled black British actor/writer/director/producer Amma Asante's (above) period drama about the trials and tribulations of a mixed-race girl titled Belle, from a script which she co-wrote.

Trailer For "The Announcement" (Nelson George Revisits Magic Johnson's Stunning 1991 HIV Reveal) + Premiere Dates

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 10, 2012 10:05 AM
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A collaboration between NBA Entertainment (NBAE) and writer/director/author Nelson George... The Announcement will premiere at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival next month, where I hope to see it.

Brand New Poster For Halle Berry's "Dark Tide" Surfaces (Official Trailer Likely Coming)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 10, 2012 9:47 AM
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First, a quick recap... It's the shark thriller titled Dark Tide, in which Ms Berry stars as a diving instructor who is "drawn to close encounters with the White Sharks that rule the shores of the isolated island on which she lives." Olivier plays Halle’s husband in the movie, who “chooses ambition over his wife’s safety in a split second encounter with the jaws of death, leading to their marriage nearly falling apart.”

Danny Glover Set To Star In Indie Based On Real Story Of White Supremacist Who Takes Black Family Hostage

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 10:28 PM
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Danny Glover will lend his acting talents to another indie feature project; this one sitlted Supremacy, which he'll star in alongside Joe Anderson (The Grey, The River) and Dawn Olivieri (she plays Don Cheadle's ex-wife on Showtime's House Of Lies).
More: casting

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.
More: Television

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.

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