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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.

DeWanda Wise ("Black Swan Theory, "Train") Joins Cuba Gooding Jr In ABC Telepic "Firelight"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 27, 2012 8:09 PM
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Cuba Gooding Jr will play Dwayne Johnson, a counselor at a youth correctional facility in an upcoming ABC movie titled Firelight (once called Crew 6, with Terence Howard previously eyed for the lead), which is scheduled to air on April 22 from 9pm to 11pm.
More: casting

Nice! High Stakes Gambling Drama "High Chicago" To Make USA Debut At Pan African Film Fest

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 27, 2012 7:14 PM
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Glad that this new Canadian-produced feature I previously profiled enthusiastically on S&A (and which was received just as enthusiastically) is finally set to make it USA premiere; and it will do so at the upcoming Pan African Film Festival which begins February 9th.
More: Festivals

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

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 27, 2012 6:52 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. 

New Images of Samuel L. Jackson As 'Nick Fury' In Marvel's "The Avengers", In Theaters This Summer

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • January 27, 2012 6:46 PM
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Here's some new images of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in Marvel's super hero action flick The Avengers, due out this summer. 
More: Comics, Pics

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...
More: Awards

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.

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