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African & Caribbean Filmmakers To Gather In Cuba To Talk Collaborating (Danny Glover Leads Charge)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 12, 2011 7:21 AM
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I'm only just now becoming aware of this... I'll certainly be tracking it from here on to see what comes of meeting... Glad to see Danny Glover leading the charge in the spirit of Pan-Africanism:

Will Jeffrey Wright Be In The Upcoming James Bond Film?

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • September 12, 2011 6:43 AM
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While promoting his role in George Clooney's The Ides Of March at the Toronto Film Festival, Jeffrey Wright told ComingSoon that he has not "gotten the call to return" to the upcoming 007 movie currently in the early stages of production.
More: FYI

Colin Salmon To Return From The Dead In "Resident Evil: Retribution"

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • September 12, 2011 5:29 AM
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Even though his character, James "One" Shade, was killed off in the original 2002 film Resident Evil, actor Colin Salmon is said to be reprising the role in the upcoming Screen Gems-produced sequel, Resident Evil: Retribution.

Danai Gurira, Issach De Bankole, Yaya Dacosta, Angelique Kidjo Headline Andrew Dosunmu's Next

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 12, 2011 3:45 AM
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So... we already alerted you to the fact that Andrew Dosunmu, director of the beautifully hypnotic Sundance 2011 selection Restless City (a film I hope will get some theatrical exposure soon), is currently in production on his next feature film, titled Ma'George - a project previously workshopped at the Sundance Labs in 2005, as well as a recipient of a major grant from the Ford Foundation.
More: casting

Listen Now! Writers From "The Cleveland Show," "The Game" And "Late NIght With Jimmy Fallon"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • September 12, 2011 3:35 AM
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Every now and then, we like to pull pertinent material from our archives to share with new readers of S&A. Today, we're featuring a 2009 black television writers roundtable. Tambay had a chance to speak with Courtney Lilly (The Cleveland Show, Everybody Hates Chris, Arrested Development, I'm Through with White Girls), Kriss Turner (Something New, The Bernie Mac Show), Kenya Barris (Are We There Yet?, Soul Food, Girlfriends, The Game) and Bashir Salahuddin (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Chocolate News) on their experience and outlook of the industry.
More: Podcast

Rosario Dawson, James Earl Jones To Co-Star in Upcoming Film “Gimme Shelter”

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • September 12, 2011 3:05 AM
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Former Disney star Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical) has graduated to more serious subject matter in writer/director Ron Krauss’ Gimme Shelter, due in theaters in 2012 from Columbia Pictures. Rosario Dawson and James Earl Jones both play significant roles in the film’s story.

Writing in Color - Stereotypes on "Parks & Recreation," "The Office" & "Community"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 12, 2011 2:56 AM
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Courtesy of the Writers Guild of America, West Committee of Black Writers Been sitting on these for about a week, waiting for the last 2 parts of the series, but, thus far they haven't been uploaded to YouTube by the WGA. Here are parts 1 & 2. I'll post parts 3 & 4 when they're up.
More: Watch Now

"Top Gun" Being Converted To 3D For 2012 Re-Release (Survey Time!)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 12, 2011 2:23 AM
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So... it was already announced that James Cameron mega-grossing hit Titanic is being converted to 3D for a spring 2012 release; now this news drops: Tony Scott’s 1986 classic Top Gun starring Tom Cruise is being converted to 3D for a theatrical release.

Preview/Trailer Jamaican "Against-The-Odds" Boxing Drama "Ghett’a Life"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 12, 2011 1:43 AM
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In a recent post about Warrior I think it was, I made a remark about being over seeing inspirational dramas about white fighters (whether boxers, wrestlers, MMA, etc) that seem to have become fashionable again in Hollywood in the last 4 or 5 years - 2 of them have been Oscar contenders, one is likely going to be given the buzz, and another was recently announced with Eminem starring and Antoine Fuqua directing.

New Poster For Sequel To "Gang Of Roses" Shows Starring Cast & Director

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 11, 2011 9:09 AM
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UPDATE 9/11/11 So... here's your new poster for that Gang Of Roses sequel currently in the works, titled Gang Of Roses 2: Next Generation. This was posted on Twitter by the Gang Of Roses 2 Twitter team, earlier today.

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