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Watch Trailers Feat. Shaun Parkes, David Harewood, For Sky 1 HD's "Treasure Island", Airing On New Year's Day

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • December 27, 2011 4:12 PM
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Shaun Parkes will have a role in the ABC drama-series The River when it finally premieres in February; David Harewood just delivered a fantastic performance in the first season of Showtime's Homeland. Both can be seen this New Year's Day, when Sky 1 HD premieres its long-awaited film-adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island.
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Special Screening Of "Nothing But A Man" At MoMI (NYC) On January 16th. See It!!!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 27, 2011 4:02 PM
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Ahhh... how I love this movie; a rare gem of its time, and I'd say still very much is a rarity today, some 47 years after it was initially released. That should not only tell you how good it is, but also how far what we call black cinema has come since then (not much at all).

Morgan Freeman Wants To Play Legendary Lawman Bass Reeves

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • December 27, 2011 3:44 PM
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Here's some info I stumbled upon recently.  It seems actor Morgan Freeman has attempted, for at least five years now, to get the story of famous lawman Bass Reeves to the big screen.

2nd Round Of The Shadow & Act Digital Filmmaker Showcase Starts Today. Watch & Vote Now!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 27, 2011 2:37 PM
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After a six-month layoff, the Shadow and Act Digital Filmmaker Showcase is back with Round 2.
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New On DVD Today - Naomie Harris & Oliver Litondo In "The First Grader"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 27, 2011 2:28 PM
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The First Grader, a Kenyan film we've written about a few times already on this site, and which received a limited theatrical release in the USA in May via National Geographic, grossing a healthy $332,000, is now available for sale and rent on DVD.
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"Pariah" Cast & Crew Discuss The Film, Their Individual Contributions, Representation, Upcoming Projects, More...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 27, 2011 1:57 PM
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If you've been reading this site over the last month or so, you would have already seen and read much of my coverage of the film's press day, including interviews with its cast and crew, spread out over several days, leading up to tomorrow's debut.

Wrapping Up The 19th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF)

  • By Aundre Burke
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  • December 27, 2011 1:18 PM
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Sunday, December 11th marked the closing ceremony for the 2012 19th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF).

Facing Ratings Troubles, Nickelodeon Network Puts Heavy Muscle Behind New Series Starring Cymphonique Miller

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 27, 2011 12:45 PM
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Facing a ratings slide, the Nickelodeon cable TV network is apparently banking heavily on the success of a new musical TV show titled How To Rock, and its chosen star, Cymphonique Miller, a name you might immediately recognize; she's Master P's 15-year old daughter. 

Watch Episode 1 Of Don Cheadle's New Showtime Series "House Of Lies" Before Its Official Debut Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 27, 2011 12:11 PM
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Don Cheadle's new dark comedy TV series for the Showtime network, titled House Of Lies (based on the book House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Tell You the Time by Martin Kihn) stars Cheadle as Marty, a highly successful, cutthroat consultant who will use any means (or anyone) necessary to get his clients the information that they want.
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Leila Djansi's "Ties That Bind" Dominates At 2011 Ghana Movie Awards; Star Kimberly Elise Wins Best Actress Trophy

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 27, 2011 11:30 AM
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Leila Djansi’s Ties That Bind which co-stars Kimberly Elise (a film we've talked about quite a bit on S&A) cleaned up nicely at the 2011 Ghana Movie Awards, which took place over the weekend.
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