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Docs On Nigeria's Musical Heroes & One Of The Largest & Oldest Open Air Markets In Africa (Funding)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 27, 2011 1:27 AM
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2 documentary projects that look very worthwhile to me, and that could really use your assistance in making them a reality.

On The Controversial New Reinterpretation Of "Porgy & Bess"...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 27, 2011 1:01 AM
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Nice report from PBS on all the hoopla surrounding the revival of Porgy & Bess... plus you'll see some footage of the show within it:

"Winnie" Director On Why Winnie Mandela Wasn't Consulted For Biopic, Casting Jennifer Hudson + More

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2011 11:31 AM
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Nice lengthy interview from Blackfilm.com with Darrell Roodt, director of Winnie, the much-discussed, though not well-received (thus far) biopic on the life of Winnie Mandela, starring Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard.

Brazil's Official Submission To The 84th Academy Awards Gets US Theatrical Release Dates + Trailer

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2011 10:03 AM
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From the press release:

Drama "Gone Too Far" By Nigerian-British Talents Shortlisted For BBC-Backed Funding Program

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2011 9:32 AM
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Gone Too Far, a feature film project written by Bola Agbaje, and to be directed by Destiny Ekaragha (both Nigerian Brits) is one of 12 projects shortlisted for Film London’s 4-day boot camp, which is backed by BBC Films, and which includes seminars, masterclasses and mentoring from established directors, writers and producers.
More: FYI

Ben Vereen, Woodie King Jr To Be Inducted Into Theatre Hall of Fame

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2011 8:55 AM
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From Playbill:
More: Theater

Posing Beauty in African American Culture - Challenging Idealized Beauty In Art (Exhibit)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2011 8:43 AM
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For those in the Los Angeles area... happening right now at the USC Fisher Museum of Art; certainly ties in with many a discussion we've had and continue to have on S&A:
More: Event

Watch Glynn Turman In Trailer For Comedy/Horror "John Dies At The End"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2011 8:34 AM
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Titled John Dies at the End, and directed by Don Coscarelli, the film's synopsis reads:

Biopic On Casablanca Records Founder To Star Justin Timberlake (Parliament, Donna Summer Repped)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2011 8:19 AM
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From Deadline:

Canadian Director Clement Virgo Bringing Award-Winning Novel "The Book Of Negroes" To The Screen

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • September 26, 2011 8:07 AM
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The last we heard of Canadian director Clement Virgo was back in April when we alerted you that he was working on, along with pop singer Sting's wife Trudie Styler, a remake of 1972 Jamaican crime drama classic, The Harder They Come. Now comes word he's also developing a film adaptation for author Lawrence Hill’s bestseller, The Book of Negroes.

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