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Bounce TV Launching 1st Major On-Air Promo Campaign w/ "Think Like A Man" + "Brown Sugar Saturday Night"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 5, 2012 5:22 PM
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They're calling it "TV Our Way," designed to reinforce the new network's focus on African American programming for African American audiences; its first major on-air promotional campaign to begin later this month, with some of the cast of Think Like a Man - Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union & Regina Hall – shooting promos for the campaign, as well as for Bounce TV's upcoming tribute to Black History Month in February, and the network's new "Brown Sugar Saturday Night" weekly primetime cinema showcase.
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Clement Virgo's Remake Of "The Harder They Come" Gets Funding Boost, Shooting For 2012 Production Start

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 5, 2012 4:38 PM
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Well, it's not for the adaptation of The Book Of Negroes, which I think is the one upcoming Clement virgo project that most of us would rather see first, instead of a remake of The Harder They Come, but this could assist in some way in getting that other project financed.

Trailer For "Dimanche à Brazzaville" ("Sunday In Brazzaville") - Pink Suits, Hip Hop & Catch In One Crazy Congo Weekend

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 5, 2012 3:45 PM
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In watching this teaser trailer for a new documentary titled Dimanche à Brazzaville (or Sunday In Brazzaville for English Speakers) I immediately thought of the "Swenkas" - the South African Zulu men who call themselves "Swenkas" and compete for cash and prizes in an event that's part fashion show, part choreography, and part moral code.

Michael B. Jordan Set To Appear On Medical Drama "House"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • January 5, 2012 3:15 PM
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Looks like thing are heating up for Michael B. Jordan, the actor known for appearing in hit shows like The Wire, Friday Night Lights, Parenthood and All My Children.  In addition to having roles in the much-anticipated films Red Tails and Chronicle, he'll also make a guest appearance on the popular medical drama House.

The CW Network Bringing New Canadian Series "The L.A. Complex" To The USA

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 5, 2012 2:59 PM
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The CW network is said to bein final negotiations to acquire an upcoming Canadian soap opera titled The L.A. Complex (6 episodes already produced, and maybe an additional 7 later), which has drawn comparisons to another soap opera, Melrose Place, - essentially, a show revolving around the lives of a group of 20-somethings living in the same LA apartment complex, each chasing Hollywood dreams.
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Teaser For "The Widow Maker" (Female Fugitive Killer-For-Hire) From Texas-Based Advanced Eye Films

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 5, 2012 2:16 PM
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Details in the press release below; treaser trailer underneath:
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Condola Rashad Taking Stage Talents To The Big Screen, Starring In "30 Beats" (Inspired By "La Ronde")

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 5, 2012 1:13 PM
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Her name isn't one that's mentioned much when general discussions about up-and-coming young black actresses are had, on this site and elsewhere; but, as I said to our Twitter and Facebook followers yesterday, she's definitely one to watch, if not THE one to watch right now, as she garners lots of critical acclaim for her performance in Stick Fly, the stage play currently running on Broadway, which we've given lots of coverage to here on S&A.

Watch South African Comic Short "E-lectricity"

  • By Sergio
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  • January 5, 2012 12:17 PM
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Melissa Harris-Perry Gets Her Own Show On MSNBC!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 5, 2012 11:34 AM
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Good for her and good to hear. Well-deserved and long overdue. I'm a fan!
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RZA's "The Man With The Iron Fist" Set For October 2012 Release?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 5, 2012 11:24 AM
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RZA's been awfully quiet about his feature debut, the $20 million The Man With The Iron Fists, which wrapped principal photography 8 or 9 months ago, and, per recent interviews with cast members, is mostly cut, as RZA puts the soundtrack together.

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