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Watch Teaser Trailers For "Tchoupitoulas", An Upcoming Doc About Teens Exploring Forbidden Pleasure Island In New Orleans

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • November 13, 2011 12:04 PM
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Flashback - Could An African American Filmmaker Make A Serious Film About Slavery?

  • By Sergio
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  • November 12, 2011 5:01 PM
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Back in July I asked this question on S & A and after a conversation I had with a friend earlier today about Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained I thought maybe it's time to revisit the question again. That is can a black filmmaker make a serious film about slavery?

Filmmaker Dana Verde: Watch Short Film "Lock and Key" Plus Director's Reel

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • November 12, 2011 1:46 PM
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New York filmmaker Dana Verde's resume goes back to 1998. She completed her B.A. in Media Studies/Screenwriting from New School University in 2002. In years 2003 and 2004, Verde was a finalist at the Sundance Screenwriters Lab. She also attended London Film School in the UK. Verde's inspiration comes from the likes of filmmakers Darren Aronosky, Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese.
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Imitation is The Sincerest Form of Flattery - Then Again Maybe NOT

  • By Sergio
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  • November 12, 2011 1:32 PM
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So this really has nothing to do with black film or telelvision or theater but everything to do with black images and how they're portrayed in the media which is what in essence we're all about. Just watch the video. It explains itself and we're looking forward for your comments of which I'm guessing will be many.

TODAY In NYC - We Gotta Have It: The 20th Anniversary Of The New Wave Of Black Cinema

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 12, 2011 9:13 AM
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Just a reminder... if you're wondering where I'll be for part of this afternoon, this is it :)
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Watch Short Film: "Urban Lullaby" (2011 Int'l Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • November 11, 2011 6:21 PM
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Helmed by Sonia Gonzalez-Martinez, the very amusing 8-min film Urban Lullaby, will be featured this month at the first annual International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival at the Poet's Den Theater and Gallery in Spanish Harlem this month. The film stars Tammi Cubilette, Dominic Colón and Frankie Martinez.

Short Film "Rosa" (About A "Halle Berry-Meets-Trinity-Meets-Neytiri Cyborg") Attracting Hollywood's Attention. Watch It!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 11, 2011 6:00 PM
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As we've mentioned a number of times on this site... for filmmakers chasing Hollywood dreams, one potential route to take that's proven to be successful for a number of filmmakers in the recent past, is to consider investing in a solid high-concept or genre short film (note the bold on those 2 words) that's preferably less than 10 minutes long, stick it up on the web, tell the whole world, and hope for the best!
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2012 Africa Movie Academy Awards Calls For Entries!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 11, 2011 5:18 PM
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We covered the 2011 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) earlier this year, with Viva Riva (photo above from the film of co-star Manie Malone) a film we've touted on this website, dominating, winning 6 trophies.
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Hollywood And Crime... Harlem Nun Sues Disney & Sony Claiming They Stole "Sister Act" From Her

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 11, 2011 4:56 PM
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Almost 20 years (wow, that long?) after Sister Act was released in the US, Harlem-based Queen Mother Dr Delois Blakely, a real-life former Roman Catholic nun, with a pair of Ivy League degrees, has now come forward with claims that her life was the inspiration for the film, and has officially launched a lawsuit against Disney and Sony Pictures.

Shadow And Act Filmmaker Diary Series w/ Matthew Cherry: "Currently Seeking Distribution"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 11, 2011 4:07 PM
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Here's the latest in our ongoing filmmaker diary series featuring writer/director Matthew Cherry, as he continues with post-production work on his feature film debut, the sports The Last Fall, with an ensemble cast that includes Lance Gross (above in character), Nicole Beharie, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Keith David and Harry Lenix. I'm sure you've all seen the teaser trailer by now; if not, check it out at the bottom of this post.

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