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Spike Lee's "Oldboy" Start Moved Back + Casting Carousel Continues + Thoughts On Diversifying Cast

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 17, 2012 12:58 PM
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We've documented Spike Lee's casting troubles for his interpretation of fanboy/girl fave Oldboy, based on the original manga of the same name. 

Casting Notice For Ka'ramuu Kush's "And Then..." (3rd S&A Filmmaker Challenge Winning Script)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 17, 2012 11:30 AM
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As already announced in a post before the holidays last year, the winner of the 3rd Shadow And Act $3,000 Black Filmmaker Challenge is Ka'ramuu Kush for his screenplay entitled And Then...
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Guess "Red Tails'" Opening Weekend Box Office And Win $50 Amazon Gift Certificate

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 17, 2012 11:22 AM
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Well, Red Tails week is finally upon us, and thank goodness for that because, to be frank, I'm so over reading/hearing/talking about it, and the millions of reasons why it's important that we should all go see it, or not see it, etc, etc, etc.
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British Academy Film Awards Nominees Announced ("The Help," "Shame," "Attack The Block" Make The Cut)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 17, 2012 10:45 AM
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Nominess for the British version of the Academy Awards, the British Academy Film Awards, were announced this morning, and it doesn't look all-that different from most other awards nominees lists we've seen since the season began last fall.
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New Black Classic "Love Jones" Anchors 2nd Annual New Voices In Black Cinema Festival At BAMcinèmatek, 2/16 - 20

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 17, 2012 9:34 AM
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New Yorkers, mark your calendars... details in the press release below, including trailers for feature films in the lineup; some we've previously profiled on S&A. But as the festival dates get closer, I'll post some individual highlights and reviews:
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Watch Cedric Ido's Black Samurai Adventure Short Film "Hasaki Ya Suda" Now Before It Disappears

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 16, 2012 11:18 PM
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Now you can watch French/Burkinabe filmmaker Cedric Ido's 25-minute award-winning short film titled Hasaki Ya Suda - a short that helped get him into the 2011 Berlinale Talent Campus, as well as a slot amongst the fourth class of Focus Features' Africa First filmmaker program.

Kino Lorber Acquires Rights To "King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery To Memphis;" Restored For Spring 2012 Release

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 16, 2012 10:33 PM
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Kino Lorber has acquisition worldwide rights to the acclaimed and seminal documentary King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery To Memphis (1970).

Loretta Devine Will Play Owner Of Massage Parlor As Series Regular In New Lifetime Drama "The Client List"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 16, 2012 9:27 PM
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Loretta Devine has joined the cast of Lifetime’s new drama series The Client List as a series regular.

Idris Elba Confirms He'll Be Back As Heimdall In "Thor 2"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 16, 2012 9:01 PM
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About 3 weeks ago, Emmanuel posted an entry wondering whether Idris Elba could/would reprise his role as Norse god Heimdall in Thor 2, which is scheduled to be released on November 15, 2013.
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UPDATES On Philippe Niang's "Toussaint L'Ouverture" Film Starring Jimmy Jean-Louis, Aïssa Maïga, Sonia Rolland

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 16, 2012 8:32 PM
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S&A French speakers stand up! I'm going to need your help with this one.

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