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Paula Patton Signs On To Co-Star In Digital Age Indie Drama "Disconnect"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 21, 2011 4:46 AM
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Paula Patton has joined Alexander Skarsgard, Jason Bateman and others, in an indie drama titled Disconnect, which, according to Deadline, centers on "disparate lives that intertwine as the digital technologies intended to bring people closer together push families further apart."
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Creflo Dollar Forms Film Company To Produce 3 Faith-Based Films Annually; First One In The Works

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 21, 2011 4:16 AM
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Maybe if my last name was "Dollar" too, I'd maybe have the cash to get into film production :)

"Chico & Rita" And Other Films Of Interest At This Year's Chicago International Film Festival

  • By Sergio
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  • September 21, 2011 3:08 AM
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A film I've been dying to see is the animated feature film Chico & Rita which we have written about before several times right here on S & A, and now anyone in the Chicagoland area will have their chance to see it, since it's one of several black-themed films to be shown at this year's Chicago International Film Festival Oct. 6-20.

Taraji P. Henson Bemoans Being Excluded From "Person Of Interest" Coverage

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 21, 2011 1:57 AM
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WOW!!!! TV Guide is NOT including me on the cover with my cast memebers........I am the female lead of a 3 member cast and I'm not included on the cover!!!!!! Do you see the shit I have to deal with in this business.....I cram to understand!!!!

"Viva Riva!" Set For Unprecedented Release In 18 African Countries!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 21, 2011 1:19 AM
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Djo Tunda wa Munga's MTV Movie Award winning feature film Viva Riva! opens in an unprecedented 18 African countries starting in Kinshasa, The Democratic Republic of Congo on 22 September followed by South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Uganda, Lesotho and Swaziland on 7 October. The film will then roll out to various countries in West Africa and Central Africa [... ] Mozambique, Senegal, Mali, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Zambia, Namibia, Zimbabwe and the Republic of Congo The film releases in Nigeria and Ghana on 01 December [...] The film has been released in USA, Canada, UK, and will be released soon in Germany, France, Australia and New Zealand. It is currently on circuit in Belgium.
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Pics Of Keith David In Action On "Cloud Atlas" Set

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 21, 2011 1:05 AM
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Check out our man Keith David (above and below) looking like what Shaft may have looked like if we'd seen him age :)
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Video: Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Bassett and Katori Hall Discuss Broadway's "The Mountaintop"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 21, 2011 1:01 AM
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Katori Hall's The Mountaintop begins previews September 22nd at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in NYC. Watch the video below, which also features director Kenny Leon, courtesy of Broadway.com.

New In Theaters This Weekend - Jamie Foxx-Produced Award-Winning Doc "Thunder Soul"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 20, 2011 12:37 PM
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Opening in limited theatrical release this Friday, September 23rd... the Jamie Foxx-exec produced documentary Thunder Soul, which "follows the extraordinary alumni from Houston’s storied Kashmere High School Stage Band, who return home after 35 years to play a tribute concert for the 92-year-old Conrad “Prof” Johnson, their beloved band leader who broke the color barrier and transformed the school’s struggling jazz band into a world-class funk powerhouse in the early 1970s."

Watch "The Dance Lesson" By Chinonye Chukwu (Short Shout)

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • September 20, 2011 12:18 PM
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Here's a second look at emerging filmmaker Chinonye Chukwu's short film, The Dance Lesson, for those who missed it. Chinonye is currently finishing up her first feature film Alaskaland (read about it HERE) which, based on her feedback, should be ready any day now. We're covering her filmmaking journey so expect to read an interview I had with her soon.
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Terry McMillan’s "A Day Late And A Dollar Short" Acquired For Lifetime TV Movie Adaptation

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 20, 2011 11:15 AM
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Terry McMillan’s 2001 bestselling novel A Day Late And A Dollar Short, has been acquired by Ostar Productions to produce as a movie for Lifetime television.

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