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Watch Now: Viola Davis On Contending With The Scripts She Gets From Black Filmmakers

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • February 9, 2012 1:32 PM
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If you haven't figured it out by now, S&A is a big fan of Viola Davis and that admiration started long before the The Help which has catapulted her career.  In this recent spotlight interview with Nightline, she talks about her background and why she decided to accept the role as a maid. 

Sean Combs Signs On As Exec Producer Of Oscar Contender Doc "Undefeated" & Its Feature Film Remake

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 1:25 PM
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Sean Combs aka P. Diddy (or whatever he's calling himself these days) has jumped on the bandwagon for Oscar nominated documentary Undefeated as executive producer (it opens February 17), and he'll also be exec produce the faeture film remake that The Weinstein Company is reportedly developing.

Gaumont Unveils Projects At European Film Market Including Comedy "Porn In The Hood"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 1:04 PM
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A number of new projects up for sale have been (and continue to be) announced at the the European Film Market (EFM) which is now underway in Berlin; including this one titled Porn In The Hood, a French film from French production company Gaumont, so I assume Porn In The Hood is the English title.

2011 Mexican Cannibalism Drama "We Are What We Are" Getting English-Language Remake

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 12:31 PM
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No surprise here...

Summary Of Spike Lee's CSU Lecture (Hasn't Made His Best Film Yet; Biopics On His List + More)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 12:05 PM
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As was announce last month, and then again a couple of days ago, last night, Spike Lee gave a 1 1/2 hour lecture at Chicago State University that was free and open to the public.
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Upcoming Controversial Austrian-Produced Drama "Paradise" Tells Story Of Sex Tourism In Kenya

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 11:35 AM
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I've been following this project but just haven't written about it yet, mostly because information on it has been sparse. But a new development today prompted me to finally post something about it.

Doc "BB King: The Life Of Riley" In Post-Production - Added To GFM Films Sales Slate

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 10:32 AM
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It's not the B.B. King feature film that Wendell Pierce is attached to star in (B.B. King And I), but we'll take it for now.

Filmmaker Tanya Wright Speaks To S&A About Her Feature Film Directorial Debut "Butterfly Rising", Screening This Week At Oxford Film + Music Festivals

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • February 9, 2012 9:10 AM
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She's had the fortune of starring in some of some of TV's biggest hits, like 24, E.R., NYPD Blue, and most recently, True Blood.  And if that's not enough, she even got to play Theo Huxtable's girlfriend on a couple episodes of The Cosby Show.  This week I had the pleasure of speaking to actress Tanya Wright, who's now in the spotlight as the writer, director, producer, and star of her debut feature film Butterfly Rising.
More: Festivals

Eye On Black Salute Event To Take Place During Academy Awards Weekend (Remember The "Black Oscars"?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 8, 2012 10:58 PM
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Scheduled to take place during Oscar weekend (on February 24th) a special spotlight event in Hollywood called Eye on Black, which will see a group of black directors feted, including Ava DuVernay, Bill Duke, Haile gerima, Chris Robinson, and Debbie Allen.
More: Awards

Sheldon Candis' Sundance 2012 Entry "LUV" (Starring Common) To be Acquired By Indomina

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 8, 2012 10:00 PM
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Indomina Entertainment is reportedly close to a deal to acquire Sheldon Candis' Sundance Film Festival 2012 drama LUV (starring Common) - the one film that was on my short list of films to see at the festival that I wasn't able to (hence no review of it from me).

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