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Ugandan Donald Mugisha Receives Largest Grant From World Cinema Fund To Finance Feature Inspired By "Bicycle Thieves"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 17, 2011 5:02 PM
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Congrats to Ugandan Donald Mugisha whose feature film project, The Boda Boda Thieves, was one of just 5 projects selected by the World Cinema Fund to receive production funding from its allotted $283,000 grant.
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Etienne Faure's Psychological Thriller "Desordres" To Star Isaac De Bankole And Sonia Rolland

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • November 17, 2011 4:15 PM
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Although details of the project are few and far between, French-Rwandan actress Sonia Rolland has confirmed to Vogue Italia that she has "just finished filming Désordres (Disorders), a work by Étienne Faure [also] starring Isaach de Bankole and Niels Schneider."

Angolan Actor Hoji Fortuna Makes US TV Debut

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 17, 2011 4:08 PM
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Congrats to Angolan thespian, Monsieur Hoji Fortuna, who just banked his very first US television appearance.
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South Africa: Local Movies Need More Black Viewers

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 17, 2011 3:51 PM
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Continuing to highlight similarities in *struggles* across the Diaspora; in essence, those predominantly Black American/Hollywood-centered matters we discuss/debate often here on S&A, are also sources of concern in other parts of the Diaspora.

Author James Patterson: "I KNOW This Is The Best Alex Cross Movie Yet."

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 17, 2011 2:36 PM
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Ok... seriously folks, although it may look like it, I'm really not trying to *pile on* Tyler Perry. I just post the news in the order I receive it.
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Steve McQueen Shares His Thoughts On Hollywood Directors Not Hiring Black Actors

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 17, 2011 1:22 PM
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Thanks to reader "Logic" for pointing this clip out; somehow I missed it yesterday. Gotta love the silence in the room; reminds me of the "wily Caucasians" scene from Chameleon Street :) Wish I could find that clip online.

Tyler Perry Responds To Fan Criticism Of His Choice To Cast Kim Kardashian In "Marriage Counselor"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 17, 2011 1:07 PM
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I wondered when he'd write up a formal reply to his ticked off fans... sure enough, he did a few days ago. Here's the meat, posted on his website, in a message to his millions of fans:
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Giving Away 2 All-Access Passes (Worth $250 each) To 2011 African Diaspora International Film Fest. Deadline Is TONIGHT!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 17, 2011 12:13 PM
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The African Diaspora International Film Festival kicks off its 2011 festivities next week Friday, November 25th, right here in New York City, and I'll be covering it.
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Harvey Weinstein's "Intouchables" + Will Smith's "Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis" - Remakes Of French Narratives; Familiar Themes

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 17, 2011 11:36 AM
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Worth sharing... from the UK Guardian today:

S & A's Audience Reaction To "Shame" Makes Steve McQueen Incredulous

  • By Sergio
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  • November 17, 2011 11:25 AM
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So here's the deal. On Tuesday I met filmmaker and artist Steve McQueen (twice actually at two different events), who, along with Michael Fassbender (a really approachable, genuinely nice, honest and down to earth guy) are currently on a U.S. and European publicity tour for Shame. McQueen himself is a pretty fascinating guy. VERY intense, talks 100MPH a minute, but who somehow instinctively knows what you're going to ask him, and says it even before you can ask him. Also with a really great sense of humor, so it's all not gloom and doom with him.

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