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Spike Lee & Dee Rees In Conversation w/ NY Times' David Carr At Sundance To Stream Live On Sunday

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 17, 2012 1:27 PM
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This Sunday the 22nd of January, 1pm to 2:30pm EST (10am to 11:30am MST) at the Cinema Cafe at the Sundance Film Festival, Spike Lee and Dee Rees will appear together in conversation with the New York Times' David Carr moderating the discussion at part of the New York Times' TimesTalk series.
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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

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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

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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"

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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"

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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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