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Early Preview Screenings Of Zoe Saldana's "Colombiana" Next Week!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 21, 2011 3:41 AM
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For our readers in France anyway... :)

Byron Allen Launching New HD TV Channel For African American Audiences

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 21, 2011 3:15 AM
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Another one? But where's all the content going to come from to fill time slots for all these new black TV channels? A good time for content creators? Read on...

Watch "Indisputable Swagger" By Tahir Jeter (Fundraising; Maybe I Should Add That It's Mildly NSFW?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 21, 2011 2:28 AM
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Tahir Jeter - whose short film Close (a 2011 Sundance Film Festival selection), has been highlighted previously on this site - is fundraising for his next film titled A Reasonable Doubt, which is a Fractured Atlas-sponsored project.

Exclusive: David Oyelowo & Emayatzy Corinealdi Starring In Ava DuVernay's Next - "Middle Of Nowhere"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 20, 2011 12:41 PM
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I doubt an intro to Ava DuVernay and her next project (Middle Of Nowhere) are really necessary at this point - especially if you've been a reader of this site in recent months.

Meet Brazil's Denzel Washington & The Country's 1st Telenovela Black Male Lead

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 20, 2011 12:32 PM
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S&A reader Franz, who's been keeping me informed with some of the goings on in Brazil film and TV lately, tells me that Lazaro Ramos is the Denzel Washington of Brazil and his wife Tais Araujo is the country's Halle Berry. Oh, by the way, they are married... and just had a baby!

Trailer for "Flypaper" With Mekhi Phifer And Octavia Spencer

  • By Sergio
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  • June 20, 2011 12:16 PM
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Here's the trailer for the indie comedy Flypaper which IFC Films is releasing in August. The film stars Patrick Dempsey, Ashley Judd, Jeffrey Tambor, along with Mekhi Phifer and Octavia Spencer (who of course will soon be seen in Disney's The Help along with Viola Davis, which will be opening the week before).
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Watch Teaser Clip Of "DAMN!" Spotlighting Jimmy McMillan From "the rent is too damn high" Fame

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • June 20, 2011 10:29 AM
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We told you about the development of this project last year and now you can peek at a teaser clip of DAMN!, a documentary following the media sensation Jimmy McMillan.
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Viola Davis Drama "Steel Town" Needs Background Actors For 3-day Scene In Pittsburgh (Paid Work)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 20, 2011 9:02 AM
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STEEL TOWN, a feature film starring Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Holly Hunter, and Rosie Perez, is looking for new faces for a 3-day shoot in Pittsburgh, PA, starting on Wednesday, June 22nd, and continuing on Thursday the 23rd and Friday the 24th. No experience is necessary; all roles are paid. To participate in this fun scene you must be able to fully commit to all three days.
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Casting Notice For Tyler Perry's New TBS Series Looking For "HOTTEST, SEXIEST, African-American men"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 20, 2011 8:13 AM
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I couldn't help but laugh when I read this character breakdown for a guest starring role from a recent casting notice distributed for TBS's 3rd Tyler Perry-created and produced sitcom series, titled For Better Or Worse.

Arnold Pinnock's Star Turn In ABC's New Medical Drama "Combat Hospital" Premiere's Tomorrow Night

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 20, 2011 7:46 AM
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Tomorrow night, June 21st, from 10PM to 11PM, thespian Arnold Pinnock will get his chance to shine as Commander Will Royal, a registered nurse with the Canadian Forces and Chief of Nursing at the Role 3 in Kandahar, in the premiere episode of the new ABC primetime medical drama series, Combat Hospital.

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