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Drama "Gone Too Far" By Nigerian-British Talents Shortlisted For BBC-Backed Funding Program

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2011 9:32 AM
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Gone Too Far, a feature film project written by Bola Agbaje, and to be directed by Destiny Ekaragha (both Nigerian Brits) is one of 12 projects shortlisted for Film London’s 4-day boot camp, which is backed by BBC Films, and which includes seminars, masterclasses and mentoring from established directors, writers and producers.
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Ben Vereen, Woodie King Jr To Be Inducted Into Theatre Hall of Fame

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2011 8:55 AM
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From Playbill:
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Posing Beauty in African American Culture - Challenging Idealized Beauty In Art (Exhibit)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2011 8:43 AM
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For those in the Los Angeles area... happening right now at the USC Fisher Museum of Art; certainly ties in with many a discussion we've had and continue to have on S&A:
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Watch Glynn Turman In Trailer For Comedy/Horror "John Dies At The End"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2011 8:34 AM
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Titled John Dies at the End, and directed by Don Coscarelli, the film's synopsis reads:

Biopic On Casablanca Records Founder To Star Justin Timberlake (Parliament, Donna Summer Repped)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2011 8:19 AM
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  • 26 Comments
From Deadline:

Canadian Director Clement Virgo Bringing Award-Winning Novel "The Book Of Negroes" To The Screen

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • September 26, 2011 8:07 AM
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The last we heard of Canadian director Clement Virgo was back in April when we alerted you that he was working on, along with pop singer Sting's wife Trudie Styler, a remake of 1972 Jamaican crime drama classic, The Harder They Come. Now comes word he's also developing a film adaptation for author Lawrence Hill’s bestseller, The Book of Negroes.

Lee Daniels To Write And Exec Produce "Valley Of The Dolls" Adaptation For NBC

  • By Sergio
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  • September 26, 2011 7:25 AM
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Everything old is new again; and here's another case in point. Back in the 1960 and 1970's there maybe was no more popular a writer than Jacqueline Susann, and her book Valley of the Dolls, about the self destructive lives of three women working in show business; not only was it the biggest selling book of its time, but it was also one of the biggest hit movies of 1967.

On Film Criticism And Moving The Conversation Beyond Words (A History Lesson)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2011 4:06 AM
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From time to time, I like to dig into the S&A archives and dig up old items (usually op-eds/editorials/interviews) to repost, often because the content of those entries still apply, are still relevant, or call for a reposting due to a recent conversation, debate, or other related recently-posted item.

Michael K Williams Might Have Some "Sparkle" In His Future...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2011 3:28 AM
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From AICN (via The Playlist), posted yesterday - an interview with Michael K. Williams, who Monique also recently interviewed and got the scoop on his potential participation in Django Unchained:

Bounce TV Launches Today - 9/26! Will You Be Watching?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2011 3:17 AM
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Oh snap... time flies!
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