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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 22, 2011 12:36 PM
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The African Diaspora International Film Festival kicks off its 2011 festivities this Friday, November 25th, right here in New York City, and I'll be covering it.
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Master Class With Filmmaker Stanley Nelson (Director of Emmy-Winning Doc "Freedom Riders")

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 22, 2011 12:02 PM
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Third World Newsreel, in collaboration with the City College of New York presents Master Class w/ producer/director/writer Stanley Nelson, a FREE event during which the prolific award-winning filmmaker, who just won 3 Emmys for Freedom Riders, and is a MacArthur Foundation "Genius" award winner - will show clips from his films, and talk about his work process, how he got into the film industry, what inspires him and much more.
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Highlighting The Caribbean Experience At The 2011 African Diaspora International Film Festival

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 22, 2011 11:51 AM
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The 2011 African Diaspora International Film Festival begins this Friday, November 25, and will run through December 13, in New York City.
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Season 3 Of HBO's "THE LIFE & TIMES OF TIM" To Feature Voices Of Billy Dee Williams, Kym Whitley, George Wallace

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • November 22, 2011 11:46 AM
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When The Life & Times of Tim returns to HBO this Dec. 16 for its third season, the "animated comedy series about an average guy whose actions repeatedly lead him down the wrong path" will feature some familiar funny voices.
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Chiwetel Ejiofor Confirmed To Star in BBC 2 Drama "Dancing On The Edge"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • November 22, 2011 11:19 AM
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We announced back in March that Chiwetel Ejiofor was in talks to star in the BBC 2 drama Dancing On The Edge, helmed by Stephen Pliakoff.  ScreenDaily has confirmed that Chiwetel will play the bandleader in the Jazz five-part series set in the 1930's.  Dancing On The Edge, shooting in London and Birmingham for 16 weeks, will be co-directed by Phillipa Lowthorpe and produced by Nicky Kentish Barnes.

Royal Shakespeare Company’s “Julius Caesar” Gets West End Treatment In 2012

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • November 22, 2011 10:23 AM
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The Stage is reporting that director Gregory Doran will be taking his production of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar to the Noel Coward Theatre next summer, for the World Shakespeare Festival in London’s West End. Did I mention that Doran's version of Julius Caesar is set in contemporary Africa?
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Cinema Visionaries: An Evening with Barry Jenkins At California College Of The Arts

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 21, 2011 10:48 PM
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Go Barry!
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Shadow And Act Makes Ebony Magazine's Annual Power 100 List For 2011!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 21, 2011 9:04 PM
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Well looky here... guess who made Ebony Magazine's 2011 Annual Power 100 list, alongside the likes of President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Viola Davis, Kanye West, Tyler Perry and others?
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First Poster For Eddie Murphy's "A Thousand Words" Released

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • November 21, 2011 8:40 PM
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Paramount Pictures has released a first poster featuring a very photoshopped young looking Eddie Murphy for his upcoming comedy A Thousand Words, set for theater release March 23rd, 2012.

Theatrical Release Dates and Cities For Steve McQueen's "Shame" Next Month

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • November 21, 2011 7:38 PM
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Fox Searchlight has just released the list of theater screening dates in various cities for Steve McQueen's Shame next month. I'm glad it's heading over to my neck of the woods 12/16! Although still limited due to it's NC-17 rating, the film seems to have a slightly wider theater release than I expected. More dates and cities to be revealed soon. If you haven't, check out the film's official website HERE.

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