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Ernie Hudson, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Edwin Hodge Join TV Pilot & Sci-Fi Film Casts

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 3, 2012 10:24 AM
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Some quickie TV and film casting news...
More: casting

ATTN New York! Your Chance To See The German Soul-Swapping Genre Bender "Transfer" Is Here!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 2, 2012 9:46 PM
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Damn Gina!

Diversions: Jimmy Kimmel "Couldn't Think Of Anything Good" To Commemorate Black History Month, So He Did This

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • February 2, 2012 8:15 PM
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  • 17 Comments
I have no words.  I just hope Chris Foxx isn't offended.
More: Television

SXSW 2012 Preview: Doc "Uprising: Hip Hop & The LA Riots" Explores Hip Hop's Connection To Riots

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • February 2, 2012 7:00 PM
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The documentary feature Uprising: Hip Hop & The LA Riots, directed by Mark Ford and produced by Wesley Jones, is making its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival next month. The film explores the influence of Hip Hop in the 80's and early 90's, which may have served as a catalyst, to the L.A. riots 20 years ago.

Revival Of "A Streetcar Named Desire" (w/ Black Cast) Gets Opening Dates & Website

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 2, 2012 6:51 PM
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Join Blair Underwood as “Stanley,” Nicole Ari Parker as “Blanche, Daphne Rubin-Vega as Stella, and Wood Harris as “Mitch” in the upcoming Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Emily Mann, beginning on April 3rd (previews) ahead of an official April 22nd opening.
More: Theater

SXSW 2012 Trailer: "Charles Bradley: Soul of America" (Soul Singer Achieves Success at 62 Yrs Old)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • February 2, 2012 6:24 PM
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Also screening at the SXSW Film Festival next month, the documentary feature Charles Bradley: Soul of America, directed by Poull Brien and produced by Alexander Brough, revolves around the peculiar and remarkable rise to stardom of aspiring Soul singer Charles Bradley at the age of 62, whose album became Rolling Stone Magazine's Top 50 in 2011.

Viola Davis Jumps Onboard Two Major Film projects

  • By Sergio
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  • February 2, 2012 6:02 PM
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Viola Davis' dance card is getting filled up pretty quickly with future projects; Variety has reported that she's joined the cast of two major film projects to be shot this year.
More: casting

SXSW 2012 Preview - "Brooklyn Castle" (Bobby Fischer... In The Hood)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 2, 2012 6:01 PM
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Scheduled to make its world premiere at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival is Brooklyn Castle, director Katie Dellamaggiore's documentary, which focuses on an inner-city junior high school (I.S. 318), once deemed one of New York City's mediocre, where the vast majority of students are from homes living below the poverty level; but it also happens to currently be a school that has the best (the most wins) junior high school chess team in the country.

SXSW 2012: Watch Trailer For Doc "Bay of All Saints" (Poor Brazilians Living in Water Slums Over The Bay)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • February 2, 2012 6:00 PM
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In the documentary competition this March at the SXSW Film Festival, Bay of All Saints, about impoverished Brazilians living in water slums and struggling to keep their homes against government efforts to reclaim the bay, is directed and phographed by Annie Eastman and produced by Davis Coombe and Diane Markrow.

Wayne Brady Talks Staying Relevant, The Paul Mooney Joke That Offended Him and The Chappelle Show Sketch He Can't Seem To Shake

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • February 2, 2012 5:52 PM
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