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Universal To Make Film About Harlem Teen Gospel Choir

  • By Sergio
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  • August 17, 2011 4:16 AM
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Knowing a crowd pleaser when they see one Universal Pictures, Escape Artists production company and Illumination Entertainment (who produced Despicable Me) have bought the rights to make a film about gospel singer Vy Higginsen and her program for teens, to help young people develop, foster and continue the tradition of gospel music.

Preview South African Crime Drama "Man On Ground"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 17, 2011 3:51 AM
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Here's another curious title to add to your list of films by African filmmakers, made in Africa, to watch for in the next year; most recently, we highlighted the South African noir thriller How To Steal 2 Million, written and directed by Charles Vundla.

"Red Tails" Gets A Second Trailer & Brand New Poster (Oh Yes, Sh*t Will Be Blown Up)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 17, 2011 3:14 AM
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I believe there was some concern about what the focus would be in the George Lucas-produced Tuskegee Airmen actioner, Red Tails, directed by Anthony Hemingway. My comrade Andre Seewood asked in his post a few days ago, whether it'll be a "tepid feel good story or an unvarnished gaze" at the people, the place and the time.

"I Am Slave", Starring Wunmi Mosaku, Coming to DVD This Month; Trailer

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • August 17, 2011 3:12 AM
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I Am Slave, starring Wunmi Mosaku (Moses Jones, Father and Son, Vera), Isaach De Bankolé (Chocolat, The Keeper, White Material) and Nonso Anozie (Atonement, RocknRolla, Conan The Barbarian) is a film that I've been waiting to see since it's debut in August 2010 on Britain's Channel 4.

Watch Behind the Scenes Video of Tyler Perry's "I, Alex Cross" Filming in Ohio

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 17, 2011 2:52 AM
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Following up to Tambay's post in June; here's the first behind-the-scenes look at Tyler Perry in I, Alex Cross, courtesy of Cleveland's News Net 5

Preview "Random" - Kaleidoscopic Portrait Of A Black British Woman & An Unfortunate Act Of Violence

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 17, 2011 2:25 AM
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Curious about the style of this based on the trailer... looks like a combo documentary, stage and feature narrative used to tell the story of 24 hours in the life of a Black British woman on the day her younger brother is killed in a random act of violence.

Reginald Lewis Bio ("Why Should White Guys Have All The Fun") Being Adapted; Jamie Foxx May Star

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 17, 2011 1:41 AM
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The biography of African American lawyer, entrepreneur, Wall Street wizard and philanthropist, Reginald Lewis, once the wealthiest black man in this country, is currently being adapted for the screen, with Jamie Foxx potentially playing the lead role.

Alicia Keys, Kenny Leon Talk Broadway Production Of "Stick Fly" + Website Launches + Tix On Sale

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 17, 2011 1:32 AM
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George C. Wolfe, Bill T. Jones and Kenny Leon pretty much dominate the current theaterscape it seems, when it comes to black directors attached to Broadway shows. Did I miss anyone else, theater geeks?
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BBC iPlayer Goes Global With New iPad Application

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • August 17, 2011 1:23 AM
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Shadow and Act frequently shines a light on cinema and television programs of the African diaspora that are sometimes exclusively available to readers in the U.K. There have been many times when even I have wondered, "Man, I'd love to watch that program-- why can't we get that here?!!"

Nick Cannon Added To The Cast Of NBC Comedy Series "Up All Night"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • August 17, 2011 1:15 AM
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You'd think Nick Cannon would want to slow down since his plate seems full after becoming a father of twins and hosting the popular NBC show America's Got Talented...but he's not. He's on a roll! He's just been cast in the new NBC comedy series Up All Night.
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