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Danny Glover Co-starring In Interracial Romance Flick "Chasing Shakespeare"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • September 29, 2011 8:22 AM
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Here's a bit of casting news on one of the busiest actor's around. Danny Glover is set to co-star in the upcoming interracial romantic drama Chasing Shakespeare. The indie film, which is being directed by Norry Niven, will be filmed in Texas.
More: casting

Kickstarter Campaign and Trailer for "Elder's Corner" Documentary About Music Icons in Nigeria

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 29, 2011 7:57 AM
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The documentary Elder's Corner is created by SIJI, a singer, songwriter, producer and filmmaker born in the UK to Nigerian parents. The project, shot in some of Nigeria's urban cities, has raised $5,380 from their $20,000 with 31 days left to go.

Kickstarter Campaign and Trailer: Documentary About African Open Air Markets "Merkato"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 29, 2011 7:37 AM
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A documentary film project by Sosena Solomon, Merkato, has raised $5,240 of the $12,000 goal through their Kickstarter Campaign, which has 11 days left to go. The documentary was shot in the open air markets of the streets of Addis Ababa, Ehiopia.

Look Out Tyler Perry! You've Got Competition With "Grandma Deondra's Apartment"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • September 29, 2011 4:38 AM
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Tyler Perry better watch his back! Competition is coming...
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Exist In A State Of Vainglorious...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 29, 2011 2:42 AM
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My parting shot for today... in case you needed to be reminded of this, here you go :)

Trailer For "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" (Viola Davis, Jeffrey Wright Co-Star)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 29, 2011 2:06 AM
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Viola Davis and Jeffrey Wright have supporting roles in this; see if you can spot them in the below trailer, which just dropped (the film opens on December 25th, 2011):

Yann Demange, Director of Ch. 4’s “Top Boy”, Wants More Opportunities For Black Actors In U.K.

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • September 29, 2011 1:00 AM
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Yesterday we told you about the forthcoming four-part mini-series Top Boy, set to air in November on the U.K.’s Channel 4, and featuring rising star Ashley Walters. A majority of the program’s cast is comprised of black actors, as its story focuses on the drug-dealing inhabitants of a public housing estate. StereoTypical-- I know. But, sadly, Top Boy will be one of the rare occurrences where U.K. viewers will get to see that many black actors on screen at once.

Watch Episode 1 Of New Sci-Fi Web Series "Osiris"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 28, 2011 12:32 PM
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Earlier this year, we featured a Kickstarter fundraising campaign for the then upcoming 10-episode web series titled Osiris, described as a "science fiction... action/thriller... featuring mystery, espionage and gritty crime fiction."

Rooney Mara Wanted For Spike Lee's "Oldboy"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 28, 2011 12:02 PM
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Courtesy of our friends at Twitch:

Top 5 Films - Nikyatu Jusu

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 28, 2011 11:16 AM
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Nikyatu Jusu - the first Shadow And Act Black Filmmaker Challenge winner, who also claimed her rightful spot on the Shadow And Act Black Filmmakers To Watch list, lists her 5 favorite films. It's a few months old, but I'm only just finding out about it *ahem.*

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