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Theatre: Watch Opening Night Footage From "Stick Fly" Which Includes Glimpses Of Performance

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 12, 2011 4:31 PM
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Opening night was last week Thursday, and overall reactions from those I know who've seen it has been all positive (with a few criticisms). So, if you're in NYC, and can afford the price of admission, you should see it!
More: Theater

Ensemble Cast Dramedy "Dysfunctional Friends" Gets Theatrical Release Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 12, 2011 4:06 PM
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Corey Grant's comedy/drama Dysfunctional Friends, a film that premiered at the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) in Miami this year, where one of its starring ensemble cast Persia White won the Best Actress Award, will open in limited release in theaters through AMC Independent, on Friday, February 3rd, 2012.

Watch Trailer For Short Film "African Cowboy" - Namibia-Set African Western

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 12, 2011 3:44 PM
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A few weeks ago, I posted a trailer for an *African Samurai* short film titled Hasaki Ya Suda, by Focus Features Africa First French/Burkinabe filmmaker Cedric Ido; and that was received very, very well by you folks, given the number of Facebook *likes,* *shares* and Twitter posts about it. See that post HERE if you missed it.

Watch Now - Anika Noni Rose Haunts Pierce Brosnan In Adaptation Of Stephen King's "Bag Of Bones"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 12, 2011 3:08 PM
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Anyone catch part 1 of A&E's 4-hour miniseries, Bag of Bones (an adaptation of Stephen King's award-winning 1998 novel), which co-stars Anika Noni Rose, when it aired last night?

Scripts On Colin Powell's Iraq Problem & Racial Animus In Boston Makeup The 2011 Black List

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 12, 2011 2:49 PM
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Hot off the presses... the 2011 Black list - aka, in, short, a list that's been compiled since 2004 of the year's best unproduced screenplays, created from the suggestions of hundreds of film executives.

Wendell Pierce Attached To Post-Katrina Indie Feature Project "After The Storm"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 12, 2011 1:39 PM
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Writer/director/producer Cole Wiley's feature film project titled After The Storm gets a boost thanks to the attachment of one Mr Wendell Pierce, who confirmed his involvement in the film with S&A earlier today, stating that he's "always excited to work with young filmmakers as an actor. I understand how my involvement can help."
More: casting

Meet Kenyan Filmmaker Philippa Ndisi-Hermann, Watch Her Experimental Short, And Learn About Her Feature "Two Princes"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 12, 2011 1:17 PM
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One thing I love about the work I do hear on S&A is learning about new filmmakers and their work, and then following their careers once that initial discovery is made.
More: Profile, Shorts

Watch Now! Black Surfer Documentary "Whitewash" Narrated By Ben Harper And Black Thought Of The Roots

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • December 12, 2011 12:58 PM
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We profiled the insightful, black surfer documentary Whitewash back in August and now you can watch it, courtesy of Hulu, for free.  It explores the issue of race and  “black consciousness” in America through the eyes and minds of black surfers.

A Report On The University of Westminster "Women And Film In Africa" Conference

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 12, 2011 12:19 PM
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Shadow And Act wasn't present for it, but here's a summary of the Women and Film in Africa Conference that took place a couple of weeks ago at the University of Westminster in London... courtesy of SubtitledOnline.com, via the African Women In Cinema blog.
More: Event

Trailer Watch - Check Out Comedy Short Film Teaser "God's Atheist"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • December 12, 2011 11:03 AM
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Here's a teaser for a short film that caught my attention recently.  It's called God's Atheist and it's about a man who has been sent to Heaven as an angel but there’s one problem... he’s an Atheist.

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