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"Creatively Speaking" Film Series Returns to BAMcinematek This Weekend - Sept. 17th &18th

  • By Jasmin
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  • September 16, 2011 3:11 AM
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In celebration of the United Nations declaring 2011 as "The Year of People of African Descent", this year’s Creatively Speaking film series at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) brings together a hand-picked selection of films and videos representing the diversity of people of African descent from around the world.

Watch: In-Depth Look and Commentary From "Porgy and Bess" Revival

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 16, 2011 1:52 AM
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Here's a special video feature from WGBH.org of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Revival.

NBC Orders Pilot For Women's Prison Drama "Bad Girls" Based On Award-Winning UK Series

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 16, 2011 1:27 AM
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Well look at NBC trying to up its edgy programming game :)

Snoop Dogg Makes Deal To Star In TV Family Sit-Com

  • By Sergio
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  • September 15, 2011 12:40 PM
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That's right folks, read it and weep. Snoop Dogg has made a deal with veteran TV sit-com producer Don Reo (who has sit-coms such as My Wife and Kids and Two and a Half Men to his credits) and Warner Bros TV, to star as the father in a still untitled new sit-com.
More: Television

"By The Way, Meet Vera Stark" Starring Sanaa Lathan May Transfer To Broadway

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 15, 2011 12:20 PM
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Theater producer Elizabeth I. McCann has acquired the rights to the Lynn Nottage Off -Broadway play By The Way, Meet Vera Stark.
More: Theater

Keith David Joins Cast Of "Cloud Atlas" Film Adaptation

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 15, 2011 12:06 PM
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We totally missed this. Thanks to Liam for pointing it out in my last post on the film earlier today.
More: casting

"The Voice" Winner Javier Colon To 'Channel' Ray Charles In 6th Episode of NBC's "They Playboy Club"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 15, 2011 12:06 PM
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TVLine reports that NBC's The Voice winner Javier Colon is set to portray legendary blues singer Ray Charles in the sixth episode of NBC's The Playboy Club, which premieres this Monday at 10pm.

First Look Images At Halle Berry On "Cloud Atlas" Set

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 15, 2011 11:06 AM
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A film Halle Berry is in that I'm actually really looking forward to seeing! It seems like it's been quite awhile since I've said those words.
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First Review In For The Documentary "Dark Girls"...

  • By Sergio
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  • September 15, 2011 11:00 AM
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...it's not so good. The Hollywood Reporter's film reviewer John DeFore has written, what is to date, the first official review of Bill Duke's and D. Channsin Berry's much anticipated documentary Dark Girls (which we've covered extrensively on S & A), after its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival; he calls it a "well-meaning but haphazard" film, and basically states that there's a much better movie on the subject waiting to be made.

2011 Urbanworld Film Festival Kicks Off The 4-Day Event Tonight!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 15, 2011 9:52 AM
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The 2011 installment of the Urbanworld Film Festival opens this evening with Nelson George's paean to his hometown, Brooklyn, NY, titled Brooklyn Boheme (a world premiere with Spike Lee,Chris Rock, Branford Marsalis, Rosie Perez, Saul Williams), which he co-directed with Diane Paragas.

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