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Ava DuVernay's 2012 Sundance Entry "Middle Of Nowhere" Jointly Acquired By AFFRM, Participant Media

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 27, 2012 6:23 PM
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AFFRM and Participant Media have teamed up to jointly acquire Ava DuVernay's 2012 Sundance Film Festival selection, Middle Of Nowhere. 

Omar Sy, "Intouchables" Lead César Award Nominations (French Equivalent Of The Oscars)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 27, 2012 2:08 PM
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His big year (or is it 2 years, since this all began in 2011) continues...
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Walter Mosley Talks Deals w/ HBO, NBC, TNT, Adapting "Leonid McGill," "Easy Rawlins," "Fearless Jones"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 27, 2012 1:31 PM
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It was recently announced that a TV drama series based on Walter Mosley's fictional African American private investigator Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins, was in the works for the NBC network.

About That Kerry Washington/Kristin Chenoweth Dusty Springfield Biopic Project...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 27, 2012 12:42 PM
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This, as I've learned, is old news, though I wasn't aware of it until now, thanks to the fact that it popped up on my Kerry Washington alerts this morning; so I'll assume that many of you aren't aware of it either, since we never did post it on S&A.

Former MadTV Cast Members Launching New Sketch Series On Comedy Central (Watch Previews)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 27, 2012 11:39 AM
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News to me... Former MadTV cast members, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, are getting their very own sketch-comedy series on Comedy Central, scheduled to debut next week Tuesday, January 31, at 10:30pm EST.
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Casting Of Thandie Newton In "Half Of A Yellow Sun" Film Adaptation Draws Criticism & Petition To Recast

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 27, 2012 11:05 AM
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It was announced yesterday that actress Thandie Newton has signed on to co-star in the upcoming Nigeria-set screen adaptation of author Ngozi Adichie’s novel Half Of A Yellow Sun, alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor and Dominic Cooper.

Sundance 2012 - Watch "A LUV Story" (A Sheldon Candis Family Travelogue)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 27, 2012 10:16 AM
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One of the films that was on my Sundance 2012 to-see list was Sheldon Candis' feature film debut, LUV, which stars Common, Michael Rainey Jr, Dennis Haysbert, Danny Glover, Charles S. Dutton and other; however, as you've probably noticed, I didn't review it... yet.
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Slamdance 2012 - Keith Miller's Meditative Docu-Drama "Welcome to Pine Hill" Wins Grand Jury Award

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 27, 2012 9:57 AM
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The Slamdance Film Festival doesn't get as much *shine* as the Sundance Film Festival, even though they both take place in Park City, UT, and at almost exactly the same time.
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"The Interrupters" Gets DVD, Blu-ray, TV Launch Dates + Star Ameena Matthews On "Colbert"

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  • January 26, 2012 5:45 PM
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So you say you missed it when it was in theaters and you really want to see it?

POSTPONED TO MONDAY: A Convo w/ Russ Parr ("The Under Shepherd" Starring Isaiah Washington)

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  • January 26, 2012 5:25 PM
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UPDATE: This was originally scheduled for tonight, but it's been moved to Monday night instead.
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