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Rising UK Talents Daniel Kaluuya and Zawe Ashton In 2 New UK TV Series Next Week

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 15, 2011 7:12 AM
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Young British actors Daniel Kluuya and Zawe Ashton both have new UK TV series debuting next Wednesday.
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Denzel Washington Offered Lead Role In Remake Of Argentinian Thriller "The Secret In Their Eyes"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 15, 2011 5:32 AM
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Courtesy of our friends at Twitch who just broke the story... Denzel Washington has reportedly been offered the lead role in the upcoming Warner Brothers remake of the Oscar-winning Argentine crime thriller The Secret In Their Eyes, which was directed by Juan José Campanella.

Watch - "The Pig With The Froggy Tattoo" Teaser Trailer

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 15, 2011 5:15 AM
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The Muppets isn't on my to-see list of fall films (it opens Thanksgiving), but this got a chuckle out of me:

New On DVD/Blu-ray - Russ Parr's Ensemble Romcom "35 And Ticking"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 15, 2011 5:00 AM
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I missed this in my weekly "New On DVD" segment... Russ Parr’s 35 And Ticking, the ensemble romantic comedy starring Nicole Ari Parker, Tamala Jones, Kevin Hart, Keith Robinson, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Meagan Good, Mike Epps and Clifton Powell.

Chiwetel Ejiofor "In Talks" to Star in BBC 2 Drama "Dancing On The Edge"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 15, 2011 4:51 AM
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Dancing On The Edge, written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff for U.K.'s BBC 2, is a fictional drama set in the 1930's "when a black jazz band became the toast of café society."
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Writing In Color: Writing "Race Neutral" Characters (Part 3 & 4)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 15, 2011 4:39 AM
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Courtesy of the Writers Guild of America, West Committee of Black Writers... here are parts 3 and 4 of their Writing In Color panel recently uploaded to YouTube. If you missed them, watch parts 1 & 2 HERE (really all worth watching):
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Xosha Roquemore ("Precious") Cast Among Leads In New MTV Series "Dumb Girls"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 15, 2011 3:44 AM
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Xosha Roquemore has been cast as one of 4 leads in an upcoming new MTV series pilot titled Dumb Girls - an ensemble show that "revolves around a group of twentysomethings. It centers on Michelle, who is uber-competent at her job but foolish when it comes to guys. Supported by her stalwart friends Alex, Danny, who admits her likes her more than a friend, and Ian, she mounts a plan to get the guy she likes."

Sophie Okonedo Returns To The Stage For "Haunted Child"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • September 15, 2011 3:23 AM
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Oscar-nominated actress Sophie Okonedo will be returning to the stage soon. She's set to star in Haunted Child, a new psychological thriller penned by Joe Penhall.
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Oprah Winfrey's OWN Orders Episodes Of New Talent Scout Series

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 15, 2011 3:05 AM
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Oprah Winfrey's OWN network has reportedly ordered 6 episodes of a new original series called Secret Talent Scout, which will "center on a group of talent scouts who go undercover in search of untapped talent across the U.S. In keeping with the net's "live your best life" theme, the scouts will give the deserving performers with great stories their big break, and then reveal themselves."
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Dr Amanda Waller's "Suicide Squad" DC Comics Relaunch Makeover Upsets Fans...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 15, 2011 2:20 AM
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Comic book enthusiasts will already be well aware of DC Comics' relaunch of its entire line; although the rest of you should know about this, since it's something we covered on this site in 1 or 2 previous posts, given our interests in the black characters that inhabit the DC Comics universe.

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