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BFM's Nadia Denton Pens "Black British Filmmaker's Guide To Success"

  • By Sergio
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  • September 20, 2011 2:21 AM
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Nadia Denton, who founded and co-ordinated the Black Filmmakers Film Club in the U.K., has written a guide for Black British Filmmakers called appropriately enough, The Black British Filmmaker’s Guide to Success. But she hastens to add that the book is just not for black filmmakers in the U.K. but "to the wider international community of black filmmakers and filmmakers of other backgrounds making black content, or other cultural specific work.
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Watch "Surprising Europe" Episode 5 (On The African Experience In Europe)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 20, 2011 1:54 AM
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Not sure if anyone is keeping up with this Surprising Europe documentary series I alerted you all to late last month. I haven't; though I plan to play catch-up this weekend.

Ruth Negga Graces UK Screen And Stage This Month In “Shirley” And "Playboy Of The Western World"

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • September 19, 2011 9:30 AM
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On September 29, Irish actress Ruth Negga (Breakfast on Pluto, Misfits), as reported on this site back in August, stars in the BBC Two biopic Shirley, in which she portrays iconic Diamonds Are Forever singer Dame Shirley Bassey. Negga is reported to have only had eight days to prepare for the challenging role.

Sneak Preview Tonight In Central Park Of Sundance Winner "Kinyarwanda"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • September 19, 2011 9:18 AM
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It's a film that's received plenty of coverage here at S&A and now New Yorkers have a chance at taking a sneak peak at this award-winning production tonight in celebration of IFP's Independent Film Week. Rooftop Films and IFP have joined forces for this special event which takes place at 8pm/est in Central Park.

Today's Birthdays - 9/19/11 (Kevin Hooks, Sanaa Lathan and Columbus Short)

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • September 19, 2011 7:11 AM
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Actor turned director Kevin Hooks turns 53 today. As an actor, the Philadelphia native has appeared in Sounder, The White Shadow, He's The Mayor and Soul Food among others. His directing credits include St. Elsewhere, Vietnam War Story, 21 Jump Street, China Beach, Roots: The Gift, Doogie Howser M.D., Passenger 57, Cold Case, Soul Food, Lost, Alias, Lincoln Heights, Bones, Drop Dead Diva and Detroit 1-8-7.
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Aki Kaurismäki's Immigration Dramedy "Le Havre" Gets US Theatrical Release Date

  • By Andre Seewood
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  • September 19, 2011 5:07 AM
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It's on my to-see list when it screens at the New York Film Festival later this month (review will follow). Many more of you will get an opportunity to see it as well, as I was just informed that Janus Films will release Aki Kaurismäki's Le Havre, a film we've been following since its Cannes 2011 debut, theatrically in he US beginning on October 21st, in New York and Los Angeles. A national release will follow.

Do You Eat Chitlins? "Electric Purgatory" And The Boundaries Of African-American Racial Identity

  • By Andre Seewood
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  • September 19, 2011 4:47 AM
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The brilliant documentary film, ELECTRIC PURGATORY: The Fate of the Black Rocker, by filmmaker Raymond Gayle illuminates and challenges the boundaries of African-American racial identity as a substantive testimonial that reveals how the music industry and even some African-Americans themselves subscribe to a limited perspective on our own human potential and artistic ability.
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Watch - Dee Rees Talks Her Journey From Spike Lee Intern To "Pariah" Feature Film

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 19, 2011 4:28 AM
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A good interview from Scott Feinberg...

Anika Noni Rose Makes Guest Appearance On "Law & Order SVU" Season Debut Wednesday

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • September 19, 2011 3:22 AM
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Talented stage and screen actress Anika Noni Rose will make a guest appearance on the season premiere of Law & Order SVU this Wednesday (Sept 21st) at 10pm/est on NBC.
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Exclusive: Naturi Naughton On "The Playboy Club, "Notorious," & Black Actresses In Provocative Roles

  • By Monique
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  • September 19, 2011 2:38 AM
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Sexy star, Naturi Naughton of NBC's new show The Playboy Club teases us with some insight into her character, Bunny Brenda! Check out part one of my chat with her after the jump!

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