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Spike Lee Says To Expect "Red Hook Summer" In Summer 2012

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 16, 2011 4:23 AM
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Utilizing social networking site Twitter quite often and effectively, Spike Lee has been keeping his followers up-to-date on his current project, the secretive Red Hook Summer. About a month ago, he announced that principal photography was complete, and attached a photo of his elated self.

No New "Black Films" In Theaters This Weekend; So What To See?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 16, 2011 3:41 AM
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No "black films" opening this weekend, but film festivals abound... notably the Urbanworld Film Festival which opened yesterday and runs through Sunday; although screenings take place just today and tomorrow. Sunday is reserved for awards.

Watch: Danny Glover Honored At Deauville Film Festival w/ Tribute Award

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 16, 2011 3:15 AM
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A week ago, Danny Glover was honored with a lifetime achievement tribute award at the 37th Deauville American Film Festival, in Deauville, France. Here he is accepting award:
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"Creatively Speaking" Film Series Returns to BAMcinematek This Weekend - Sept. 17th &18th

  • By Jasmin
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  • September 16, 2011 3:11 AM
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In celebration of the United Nations declaring 2011 as "The Year of People of African Descent", this year’s Creatively Speaking film series at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) brings together a hand-picked selection of films and videos representing the diversity of people of African descent from around the world.

Watch: In-Depth Look and Commentary From "Porgy and Bess" Revival

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 16, 2011 1:52 AM
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Here's a special video feature from WGBH.org of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Revival.

NBC Orders Pilot For Women's Prison Drama "Bad Girls" Based On Award-Winning UK Series

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 16, 2011 1:27 AM
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Well look at NBC trying to up its edgy programming game :)

Snoop Dogg Makes Deal To Star In TV Family Sit-Com

  • By Sergio
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  • September 15, 2011 12:40 PM
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That's right folks, read it and weep. Snoop Dogg has made a deal with veteran TV sit-com producer Don Reo (who has sit-coms such as My Wife and Kids and Two and a Half Men to his credits) and Warner Bros TV, to star as the father in a still untitled new sit-com.
More: Television

"By The Way, Meet Vera Stark" Starring Sanaa Lathan May Transfer To Broadway

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 15, 2011 12:20 PM
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Theater producer Elizabeth I. McCann has acquired the rights to the Lynn Nottage Off -Broadway play By The Way, Meet Vera Stark.
More: Theater

Keith David Joins Cast Of "Cloud Atlas" Film Adaptation

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 15, 2011 12:06 PM
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We totally missed this. Thanks to Liam for pointing it out in my last post on the film earlier today.
More: casting

"The Voice" Winner Javier Colon To 'Channel' Ray Charles In 6th Episode of NBC's "They Playboy Club"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 15, 2011 12:06 PM
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TVLine reports that NBC's The Voice winner Javier Colon is set to portray legendary blues singer Ray Charles in the sixth episode of NBC's The Playboy Club, which premieres this Monday at 10pm.

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