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For Your Consideration... Focus' "Pariah" Oscar Campaign In Motion

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 15, 2011 9:21 PM
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So there I was browsing through The Hollywood Reporter's website and look what I saw, animated at the top of the page... take a look at the banner below.
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The Winner Of The 3rd Shadow & Act $3,000 Black Filmmaker Challenge Is...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 15, 2011 8:59 PM
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I'll make this quick, since I promised to have the winner announced on the site today. Busy, busy, busy day for me.
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Bernie Mac Documentary To Premiere On Comedy Central

  • By Sergio
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  • November 15, 2011 6:08 PM
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Filmmaker Robert Smalls' documentary "I Ain't Scared Of You" about the life and  times and career of the late great comedian Bernie Mac will make its nationwide premiere on the Comedy Central cable channel in February.

Here's A Chance To Help "Brother's Keeper" (Fundraising)

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • November 15, 2011 5:24 PM
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Tennessee native Robert L. Poole is about to embark on production of  Brother's Keeper, his thesis film in the Columbia University graduate film program, and he needs your help.  He's raised a portion of his funds but still needs more. 

"Southland" Star Regina King Adds A New Social Media Title To Her Resume

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • November 15, 2011 2:25 PM
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According to a recent press release, looks like Regina King can add another title to her resume...Social Media Ambassador.  The actress, who currently stars on the popular TNT network show Southland, was just named SAG Awards Social Media Ambassador for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards airing live on TNT and TBS Sunday, Jan. 29.

Watch A Teaser Clip Of The Comedy/Drama Flick "Dysfunctional Friends"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • November 15, 2011 1:06 PM
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Here's a teaser clip of the comedy/drama flick Dysfunctional Friends, a film that premiered at the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) in Miami this year.

"Cutting Horse" And The Need for More Black Westerns

  • By Nijla Mumin
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  • November 15, 2011 7:37 AM
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Black cowboys aren’t often portrayed in American film, even though they played an integral role in the development of the Western frontier. This is one of the reasons I decided to see Larry Clark’s Cutting Horse (2002) on Sunday night, screened as part of the UCLA L.A. Rebellion Film Series at the Hammer Museum. Described as a “revisionist” version of the classic western, it centers on a family of black and Latino cowboys who train horses to instinctively keep certain cows from returning to the herd, also known as “cutting horses.” Their land suddenly faces environmental threats and a foreclosure by neighboring chemical company clan, the Stones. Tyler, played by actual horse trainer Albert Harris, returns to the Livermore Ranch in the midst of an ensuing family war involving a past sexual assault on his former lover Rosa, and a family battle over a horse named Dark Knight. Silent and expressionless throughout most of the film, Tyler works to train the horse, who embodies the family’s sole chance at economic and financial survival.
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Niecy Nash Lands Docu-Series On TLC Network

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • November 14, 2011 10:17 PM
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Looks like Niecy Nash's televised wedding on the TLC network, Niecy Nash’s Wedding Bash, paid off royaly for her.  The actress/comedienne just landed an 8 episode docu-series that will chronicle Nash and her new husband Jay Tucker’s life together as a blended family with Niecy’s three teenage children and her mother along with Jay’s son according to Deadline.

Omar Sy - French Black Movie Icon?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 14, 2011 9:55 PM
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Courtesy of Africa Is A Coutry, penned by French novelist, essayist, academic Abdourahman Waberi:
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Terrence Howard On The Set of Upcoming Political Thriller "The Company You Keep"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • November 14, 2011 9:54 PM
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Currently filming in Vancouver, Terrence Howard was caught on set of the upcoming thriller The Company You Keep, which co-stars Shia Labeouf.
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