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Kartemquin Films Offering 50% Off 'A Good Man' DVD & Other Swag for Doc Lovers

  • By Jasmin
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  • December 1, 2011 1:36 PM
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Kartemquin Films, the company behind acclaimed documentaries The Interrupters and Bill T Jones profile A Good Man, is now offering 50% off purchases in their online store. In addition to a select set of DVDs, the store also offers clothing and accessories.

New On DVD: 15th Anniversary Edition Of Neil Gaiman AND Lenny Henry's "Neverwhere"

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • December 1, 2011 12:42 PM
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Despite the fact that it is usually credited exclusively as a Neil Gaiman-created project, BBC2's 1996 sci-fi mini-series Neverwhere was actually co-created with British funnyman Lenny Henry.  The 15th Anniversary Edition DVD of Neverwhere was released in November.

'Make a Movie Like Spike' Screens at USC This Sunday

  • By Jasmin
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  • December 1, 2011 12:32 PM
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This Sunday, December 4th, USC will screen Jamil Walker Smith's docu-style drama Make a Movie Like Spike as part of the the School of Cinematic Arts USC Alumni Screening Series.

VH1 Planning TV Movie About TLC

  • By Sergio
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  • December 1, 2011 11:14 AM
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VH1 has announced that they're planning to get into the TV movie business with a series of bio-pics about popular pop and hip-hop groups and musicians. The first one off the block will be a TV movie about the music, career, private conflicts, and personal lives of the popular 1990's trio TLC.

Jamaican "Against-The-Odds" Boxing Drama "Ghett’a Life" (Produced By Lennox lewis) Opens In UK Theaters This Weekend

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 1, 2011 10:55 AM
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In a recent post about Warrior I think it was, I made a remark about getting tired of seeing inspirational dramas about white fighters (whether boxers, wrestlers, MMA, etc); films that seem to have become fashionable again in Hollywood in the last 4 or 5 years - 2 of them have been Oscar contenders, one that's been buzzed about this year, and another was recently announced with Eminem starring and Antoine Fuqua directing.

Mario Van Peebles and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson Drama "All Things Fall Apart" To Air On BET This Saturday Night

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • December 1, 2011 10:38 AM
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Right on the heels of its inclusion on Tambay's Black Cinema *Hot List* Revisited post, we've learned that the Mario Van Peebles directed All Things Fall Apart, starring Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, will air on BET, Dec. 3 @ 9:30PM.
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African Diaspora International Film Festival Thursday 12/1 Highlights... What To See Today

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 1, 2011 10:38 AM
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Continuing on with the day-to-day happenings at the ongoing African Diaspora International Film Festival here in NYC.
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Watch Full Hour-Long Directors Roundtable w/ Steve McQueen & Others

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 1, 2011 9:56 AM
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We shared a short piece of it a couple of weeks or so ago, in which Steve McQueen essentially chastised the other directors (the white ones) when the moderator asked about the lack of representation for minority actors.
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So... Sundance Didn't Select Your Film; We'd Like To Get To Know You. Introduce Yourself & Your Work

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 30, 2011 10:22 PM
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I did this each of the last 2 years, and I figured I'd make it an annual thing; especially as awareness of S&A continues to broaden. There were no takers when I posted this in 2010 and 2009, but maybe someone (or some people) will bite in 2011... or maybe not.

Get To Know Kyra & Kozi Kyles, The Collaborative Force Behind The Comedy Web Series "Human Resources"

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • November 30, 2011 9:42 PM
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Chicago-based siblings Kyra and Kozi Kyles, co-creators of the popular sci-fi puppet web series Human Resources, are just getting started on what could end up being a very promising career in entertainment.
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