Shadow and Act

If You Missed It... Listen To last Night's Episode Of The S&A Livecast (Hot Topics Show)

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • June 9, 2011 2:55 AM
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Another S&A live podcast last night and the S&A Crew sounded off on several topics, including- Black characters in the X Men and Super 8 films - Winnie Mandela on Jennifer Hudson and the "biopic"- 50 Cent as Luke Cage...thoughts?Naomie Harris as a potential Bond Girl
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Talk "Disaporic Synergies" With Me At Long Island University Caribbean Showcase This Saturday

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 9, 2011 2:37 AM
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By the way, I'm going paneling again... if you're in the New York City area this weekend, here's something to do that's worth your while.
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Introducing FunkTV & Fried Chicken Cinema, Courtesy Of Regi Allen

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 9, 2011 2:18 AM
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I met Regi Allen, the mastermind behind FunkTV and Fried Chicken Cinema back in April, at the New School conference here in NYC that I was a panelist for. We had a great conversation; Regi shared his enthusiasm for Shadow And Act, as well as his ideas for an alternate black TV network; we talked about our mutual belief in progress through collective action, and much more. His excitement for what could be, was infectious and contagious; And, as we discussed, a day or so after, Regi sent me, via email, a reminder of our conversation, as well as links to his brainchild, FunkTV, requesting that I take a look, offer commentary, and hopefully continue the conversation we started at the conference.

Watch Kimberly Elise In 1st Trailer For Ghanaian Drama "Ties That Bind"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 8, 2011 10:32 AM
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Here's your first official trailer below at Kimberly Elise in Ghanaian/American director Leila Djansi's Ties That Bind, which reportedly recently completed principal photography (it was shot on location in Ghana, by the way).
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American Black Film Festival 2011 Preview - "David Is Dying"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • June 8, 2011 8:41 AM
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Competing as a narrative feature in the American Black Film Festival (July 6-9) this year, David Is Dying is an intense "psychodrama" tackling love and truth. A description of the film states..."Before a man dies of HIV, he tries to seek recompense."

Edi Gathegi Heads To Theater To Star In Play Written By Tony & Pulitzer Prize Winner

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 8, 2011 7:48 AM
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He may have not had very much to do in X-Men: First Class (currently in theaters), but Edi Gathegi will be chewing up lots of stage time in a new play at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, which opens tonight!
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Michael Jai White's "Blood And Bone" Screening In NYC This Sunday; He & The Director Will Be There!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 8, 2011 7:36 AM
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An addendum to a post from a couple of days ago... in addition to all that follows below (from my previous entry), I learned earlier today that both star Michael Jai White and director Ben Ramsey will be at the screening, with a Q&A to follow. I actually might attend with that piece of news, even though I've seen the film already.

"Jumping The Broom" Opens In The UK This Weekend!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 8, 2011 7:23 AM
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And who says black films don't travel... *wink*

"Jungle Fever" 20 Years Later...

  • By Sergio
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  • June 8, 2011 7:18 AM
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WOW! Times really does fly by! It was exactly 20 years ago - June 7, 1991 - that Spike Lee's Jungle Fever first opened. Made at the time when Spike was THE director of the moment, and a film, like other films that Spike made during that period, which had its staunch defenders and detractors.
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Laurence Fishburne Says Bye-Bye To "CSI"

  • By Sergio
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  • June 8, 2011 3:58 AM
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CBS announced today that Laurence Fishburne will leave CSI at the end of the season, after two and half seasons. Quite simply, Fishburne was tired of the TV grind and wanted to return to feature film work.
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