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SXSW Film 2012 Now Accepting Submissions

  • By Jasmin
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  • August 2, 2011 2:10 AM
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The SXSW Film Conference & Festival opened for business this week and is now accepting submissions and registrations for the 2012 event. Filmmakers are invited to submit their new features, short films, music videos and title sequences.

Naturi Naughton Cast as Cecilia Reyes in "The Wolverine"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 2, 2011 1:40 AM
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The Wolverine, sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine, will be directed by James Mangold and will star Hugh Jackman, Kelly Hu and Naturi Naughton.
More: casting, FYI

Former OWN CEO Christina Norman Moves to HuffPost Black Voices

  • By Jasmin
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  • August 2, 2011 1:31 AM
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Back in May, news broke that Christina Norman, who had served as CEO of OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network for just two years, had been ousted as a casualty of the network's poor ratings performance.
More: Television

MTV Launched Today (Watch The First Broadcast)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 2, 2011 1:02 AM
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On August 1, 1981, MTV: Music Television launched, changing the landscape of American music forever! I was 7 years old on that day, and was likely sleeping at the time, given that the launch happened at 12:01 am. Below, watch a recording of the very first moments of the network, including the first aptly-selected Buggles’ hit Video Killed the Radio Star.

"Attack The Block" Expanding To 6 More Cities & You Get To Pick The 6th

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2011 10:29 AM
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You've seen the numbers for its opening weekend, and it's likely thanks in part to those figures that Sony is expanding the "Inner City versus Outer Space" hit movie, Attack The Block, to more cities.

Filmmaker Darin Scott Directing Workshop Coming to Atlanta In Sept

  • By Sergio
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  • August 1, 2011 10:26 AM
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There are all sorts filmmaking workshops around, great and small, but few of them are conducted by an actual working filmmaker.
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"I Will Follow" on DVD August 23rd! Pre-order on Amazon

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 1, 2011 10:25 AM
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Ava DuVernay's critically acclaimed first narrative feature film, I Will Follow, gets a DVD release on the 23rd of this month. The film has been covered substantially at S&A.

Watch "The Last Fall" On Set Coverage...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2011 9:45 AM
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If the resources were available, we'd be doing stuff like this (though if you're in the Los Angeles area, are interested in this kind of coverage, and are already equipped with the necessary team and tools, email me, and we can chat; maybe come up with a quid pro quo kind of arrangement):
More: Watch Now

From "Moloch Tropical" To "Midnight In Paris" Get To Know France's Halle Berry - Sonia Rolland

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2011 9:07 AM
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If you follow Sergio's weekly weekend box office reports, you'll know already that Midnight In Paris is now officially Woody Allen's highest grossing film in North America, with a total box office take of about $47 million as of this past weekend, overtaking his previous best, Hannah and Her Sisters, which grossed roughly $40 million.
More: casting, FYI

Black Surfer Documentary "Whitewash" Narrated By Ben Harper, Black Thought Gets Release Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2011 7:00 AM
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Narrated by Ben Harper and Tariq "Black Thought" of The Roots, the 75-minuted documentary film Whitewash will be available on DVD and VOD on October 4, 2011.

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