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Suzanne de Passe Production Company Signs 3-Year First Look Deal With Universal

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 17, 2011 9:02 AM
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Former Motown executive and now primarily TV and film producer, Suzanne de Passe has signed a 3-year "first-look" deal with Universal Pictures via her de Passe Jones production company, which she runs with Phillip Madison Jones.
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Forest Whitaker Joins Arnold Schwarzenegger In Comeback "The Last Stand" Film

  • By Sergio
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  • October 17, 2011 8:52 AM
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I know, I know. Of course I could have picked a better photo for our pal Forest instead of this one from Battlefield Earth. It's the one film I KNOW he must regret making more than any other film. But it just goes to show you that even the greatest of actors, even Oscar-winning ones like Forest, have a film or two they would rather forget. Actors are just like us. We're human. We all make mistakes.
More: casting

Trailer: Documentary About Sierra Leone Conflict Aftermath "Fambul Tok" (On DVD Oct 2nd)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • October 17, 2011 8:11 AM
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I'm surprised we have yet to profile this documentary on the site. Fambul Tok, directed by Sara Terry and produced by Terry, Rory Kennedy and Libby Hoffman, is a story about victims of the Sierra Leon war conflict, who learn to forgive and live amongst each other after being forced by rebels to commit atrocious acts against members of their own families and community.

Fundraiser: Help "Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights" Get Made!

  • By Monique
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  • October 17, 2011 7:07 AM
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A couple months back Tambay posted a preview snippet of the documentary by Nev N. titled Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights. Given the strong response, the director is set on completing the film but she needs your help; she’s currently fundraising hoping to raise $20,000. Check out the film's indiegogo page to contribute to the cause and read a brief synopsis of the documentary, followed by the director's pitch video (below)...

There’s No Comedy In Movies About Slavery... Or Is There?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 17, 2011 6:52 AM
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Some random mid-day musings... just because... :)

VIDEO: David E. Talbert To Take Play, "What My Husband Doesn’t Know", To The Big-Screen

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • October 17, 2011 6:38 AM
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In a news segment with Houston's KHOU 11, playwright David E. Talbert revealed that he plans to take his current road stage-play, What My Husband Doesn't Know, to theaters. And as we've seen with another playwright-turned-filmmaker, the film undoubtedly comes with a built-in fanbase that will all but guarantee butts in theater seats.
More: Theater

"Tie That Binds" Ghanaian Film Starring KIMBERLY ELISE Gets a Release Date!

  • By Monique
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  • October 17, 2011 6:10 AM
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A release date has been set for director Leila Djansi's, upcoming Ghanaian drama Ties That Bind. The film stars Kimberly Elise who portrays an American woman living in Ghana who joins a group of women in rebuilding a small village's dilapitated clinic. As a recap check out Tambay's previous coverage of the film HERE...

Riveting New Poster for Anthony Hemmingway's "RED TAILS"

  • By Monique
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  • October 17, 2011 5:41 AM
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A new movie poster for Anthony Hemmingway's Red Tails was recently uploaded to the film's official twitter account. In case you missed our previous coverage of the film, check out Tambay's posts HERE and HERE...

Vices Versus Virtues - Representations Of Iconic Black Figures On Screen (Survey)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 17, 2011 4:48 AM
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Watched The Black Power Mixtape again recently which led me to further research on Stokely Carmichael, aka Kwame Ture (he's featured heavily enough in the movie)...

Marlon Wayans Returns To Network TV With New ABC Sitcom About Sibling Cops

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • October 17, 2011 4:22 AM
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Deadline.com is reporting that actor/comedian Marlon Wayans is planning to make a return to the small screen in a new situational comedy for ABC Studios. Wayans wrote, will executive produce, and will star in the hybrid single/multi-camera comedy, which is in development at the network.

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