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"‘Talent Drain’ Warning As Black [British] Actors Head To The US"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 16, 2011 9:33 AM
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TV and theatre is suffering from a talent drain of black British actors, with many looking to the US for work because of the lack of opportunities in the UK, leading figures have warned. High-profile performers... have warned that home-grown stars are leaving the country due to its failure to fully embrace multicultural casting. They argue the UK does not offer enough lead roles to black performers or commission programmes reflecting the diversity of life in Britain today. By contrast, the US is considered more inclusive in its casting and as somewhere black actors can better progress their careers.

Noel Clarke's Comedy "Huge" Gets Theatrical Release + New Poster & Stills (Thandie Newton Co-stars)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 16, 2011 7:48 AM
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Brit renaissance man Noel Clarke is one busy fellow.

Watch "Luther" Season 2 Episode 1 Now!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 16, 2011 6:45 AM
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This was inevitable... :)

Zoe Saldana In Talks To Star Opposite Mark Ruffalo In Marital Drama "Infinitely Polar Bear"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 16, 2011 6:07 AM
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And the beat goes on for Ms Zoe Saldana... Seems like she's signing up for a new project every month.
More: casting

Blair Underwood To Make Broadway Debut In Revival Of "A Streetcar Named Desire"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 16, 2011 5:36 AM
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The rumor last year was that Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith had been approached to play Stanley and Stella Kowalski, in a Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' landmark, Pulitzer Prize-winning play, A Streetcar Named Desire, which was supposedly set to open early this year. That obviously didn't happen, because, well, it simply wasn't true.
More: Theater

Trailer For "My Girlfriend's Back" Starring Malik Yoba & Tangi Miller

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 16, 2011 4:57 AM
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Screening at the upcoming Chicago African Diaspora Film Festival.... Malik Yoba and Tangi Miller in the romcom, My Girlfriend's Back. The story of a man who (seemingly) has everything until his ex girlfriend shows up.

So How's Angela Bassett In "Green Lantern"?

  • By Sergio
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  • June 16, 2011 4:23 AM
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No doubt many of you are anxious to see how she does in the movie; having seen the film, I can tell you that's there's good news and bad news.
More: FYI

Oprah Says She's Determined To Get O.J. Simpson Confession

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 16, 2011 3:58 AM
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"I have a dream of O.J. Simpson confessing to me... And I am going to make that happen people... I don’t just want the interview... I want the interview on the condition that you are ready, Mr. Simpson.”

The Black Hollywood Experience: Our History Our Future - Part 3 (Video)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 16, 2011 3:36 AM
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I posted parts 1 and 2 last week (HERE if you missed them). Apparently the folks at SAG are taking their time getting the entire recording uploaded, so here's part 3. Look out for parts 4, 5 and probably 6.
More: Watch Now

If You Missed It...Listen To The S&A Live Podcast Season 2, Ep 10 (Career Comebacks)

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • June 16, 2011 3:34 AM
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So if you missed yesterday's fantastic podcast with the S&A Crew, you can listen now. We talked about career comebacks and choices. Discussion topics included:
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