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Eugene Levy, Denise Richards and Romeo Miller To Star In Tyler Perry's "Madea's Witness Protection"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • January 28, 2012 8:30 PM
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Tyler Perry's next Lionsgate production Madea's Witness Protection will begin filming next week in Atlanta. Perry opted for an *interesting* and mostly white cast ensemble for this one, with the exception of Romeo Miller (Jumping The Broom), the son of rapper Master P.

S&A Live Podcast Returns Sunday: We'll Discuss "Red Tails," Spike Lee, Idris Elba, The Oscars + The Casting Of "Half Of A Yellow Sun"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • January 28, 2012 1:57 PM
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The S&A live podcast show returns from break Sunday at 3:00pm/est and we plan to bring it back with a BANG!  For starters, our format will be less "formal" so be prepared to expect the unexpected.  In addition, we'll integrate more of your comments in our conversations.  We've been reading ALL of them and it's obvious you guys have a lot to say...that's a good thing!  Let's face it, we all love black cinema and should talk about it a lot more.  In fact, we really anticipate more of you joining us this season...the more the merrier!
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Official Trailer For Oscar-Nominated Inspirational High School Sports Doc "Undefeated" (Opens Feb 12)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 28, 2012 11:47 AM
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Here's the first official trailer for the now Academy Award nominated (for documentary feature) film Undefeated - the football documentary directed by Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Matin about a single defining season of the Memphis Manassas Tigers high school football team; a severely underfunded and underprivileged program attempting a winning season after years of losses, whose fortunes reverse thanks to an immensely-devoted coach named Bill Courtney.
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Sundance 2012 Review - "Slavery By Another Name" (A Powerful & Eye-Opening Account Of *Lost* American History)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 28, 2012 11:28 AM
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Based on the 2009 Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name by Wall Street Journal writer Douglas Blackmon, Slavery by Another Name challenges the assumptions that slavery ended with Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of 1863.

Spike Lee Is Jet Magazine's Cover Story

  • By Sergio
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  • January 28, 2012 9:41 AM
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Like I said earlier, this week has certainly been Spike Lee Week on S & A. I've lost count how many items we've had about him this week on the site. It seemed like everytime you turned around he was there, watching you, stalking you. 
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Africa Gets Animated This Year With 2 Feature Films Coming Out Of France ("Aya de Yopougon" + "Zarafa")

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • January 28, 2012 9:01 AM
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The highly anticipated film adaptation of Ivory Coast-born/France-based author Marguerite Abouet's popular graphic novel series, Aya de Yopougon (Aya of Yop City), won't be released in French theatres until May.  However, in February, S&A readers can see writer/director Rémi Bezançon's Zarafa when it opens in France, and premieres at the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival.

Actor Jesse Williams Talks "Grey's," "Question Bridge" and His New Production Company

  • By Jasmin
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  • January 27, 2012 10:38 PM
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In a recent interview with GlobalGrind, Grey's Anatomy star Jesse Williams opened up about his early career experiences before becoming an actor, as well as the launch of his new production company, farWord.

Trailer Watch: Short Film "Okechukwu" (A Nigerian Family Man In America Rediscovers Happiness -PAFF '12)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • January 27, 2012 10:34 PM
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The 17-min film Okechukwu, helmed by Anayo Amuzi, is part of the narrative short lineup in next month's Pan African Film Festival. The Nigerian/US production tells the story of a Nigerian man who is new to America, "works in a dead-end job and lives with his brother and his wife. While searching for a new job, he discovers what truly makes him happy."

Major Shakeup At OWN (It's A Cutthroat Business)

  • By Sergio
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  • January 27, 2012 10:04 PM
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It's a mean cruel world out there as Lisa Erspamer surely learned this week...

Teaser/Video Watch: "T'Ain't Nobody's Bizness: Queer Blues Divas of the 1920s" (PAFF '12)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • January 27, 2012 9:41 PM
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Directed by Robert Philpson, the short documentary T'Ain't Nobody's Bizness: Queer Blues Divas of the 1920s, will be featured next month at the Pan African Film Festival. The doc explores the private sexual lives of lesbian and bisexual "blues divas" in the 1920's, a time when the subject was even more taboo than it is today, and how these women created "a space for themselves", as they struggled with the alienation faced from society.

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