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Chatting With Wendell B. Harris, Jr. On "Chameleon Street," Black Cinema, Tyler Perry & More

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 18, 2011 11:52 AM
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We've written about Wendell B. Harris Jr and his under-appreciated feature film debut Chameleon Street countless times on S&A. I've read and watched several interviews with the man, so much that I could probably recite his struggles with that film from memory.

"Pray The Devil Back To Hell" Part of 'Women, War & Peace' Series on PBS Tonight

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • October 18, 2011 10:55 AM
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Pray The Devil Back To Hell, the second episode of the PBS five-part Women, War & Peace series, will air tonight at 10pm et.

Sheldon Epps Directs "Blues For An Alabama Sky"; Robin Givens, Kadeem Hardison, Tessa Thompson Star

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • October 18, 2011 9:38 AM
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Noted TV and stage director Sheldon Epps will be calling the shots this November 1 - 27, when the stage production of Blues For An Alabama Sky is performed at the Pasdena Playhouse, in Pasdena, CA. Epps has also served as the artistic director of the Pasadena Playhouse since 1997.

Actress Suing IMDB (Amazon) For $1 Million For Revealing Her Age (Things That Make You Go Hmm...)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 18, 2011 9:17 AM
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If I hadn't dated a few actresses in my adult life, and listened to them talk about their professional experiences, I may not have completely understood this lawsuit; one example, a late-20-something-year-old actress who usually gets cast in teen roles (because she looks and sounds like a teen) may jeopardize what could be a lucrative stream of gigs in which she's cast as a teen, if her true late-20-something age is revealed and widely known. This is probably more of a concern for *struggling* actresses and actors, than for those who are already *established."

Watch First Episode of Milk & Honey Web Series, Exec Produced by Idris Elba

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • October 18, 2011 6:49 AM
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Here's the first episode of the new web series Milk & Honey, which Tambay profiled back in January. The Idris Elba-produced scripted series, created by Chicago natives Brown Paper Dolls (Dana Gills, Asha Kamali May, and Jeanette McDuffie), centers on 4 black women living in Los Angeles, who are on “spiritual, professional and romantic journeys to make their dreams reality.”
More: Watch Now

Sole Black Cast Member Of "The Walking Dead" Worries About What His Blackness Could Mean For Him...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 18, 2011 5:58 AM
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Last night, I caught up with episode 1 of season 2 of AMC's hit zombie drama The Walking Dead; one of the very few TV shows I actually watch - and I mean very, very few. I had a lot of fun with season 1; usually I'm disappointed by successive seasons of new shows I initially enjoy, with expectations being quite high after being romanced and falling for them during their debut seasons.

VIDEO: Does ANTHONY MACKIE Read Shadow And Act? Take A Guess...

  • By Monique
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  • October 18, 2011 4:24 AM
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(Photo credit: Noma)

Russian-Produced Cuban Doc "Motherland or Death" Tackles Country's Fading Revolutionary Mantra

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 18, 2011 3:38 AM
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A documentary that's been making the festival rounds throughout this year, and winning accolades along the way...

New On DVD/Blu-ray/VOD Today - "Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 18, 2011 3:02 AM
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Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest, which enjoyed a limited theatrical run over the summer, grossing just over $1.1 million in ticket sales, is not out on Blu-ray and DVD for those who missed its big screen release.

"Attack The Block" Director Joe Cornish Hints At Possible Sequel, U.S. Remake, TV Spin-Off

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • October 18, 2011 2:42 AM
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According to IFC.com, Attack The Block director Joe Cornish revealed at New York Comic Con that he has been approached with several ideas for follow-ups to his popular film, to include a possible sequel, remake, or TV series spin-off.
More: FYI

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