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Tatyana Ali and Clifton Powell to Star in Suspense Drama "23rd Psalm: Redemption"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 5, 2011 1:12 AM
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Written and directed by Christopher C. Odom, 23rd Psalm: Redemption, is a "Christian Film Noir" starring Tatyana Ali, Clifton Powell, Leslie Mills, Mister Jones, Markhum Stansbury Jr., and Jason Burkey. Redemption is produced by Vendetta Filmworks and is the sequel to 2007's 23rd Psalm. Redemption will be the first of five in a multi-picture deal with the film's studio.

Martin Lawrence Heading Back To TV For New CBS Comedy Series

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 4, 2011 12:33 PM
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Damn Gina!
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Viola Davis Creates Production Company w/ Period Piece On Black Homesteaders + New HBO Deal Project

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 4, 2011 7:22 AM
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Just read a new Times magazine profile of Viola Davis in anticipation of the release of The Help, which she stars in. But don't worry, while the article laments Ms Davis' *unfair* status in the industry, having to play supporting BBF or downtrodden roles more often than not (she took the minister role in Tyler Perry's Madea Goes To Jail partly because she'd gone 7 months without getting any other work at the time), I'm not going to talk about The Help (again).

What Would You Say Is The Most Important Black Film Of The Decade?

  • By Sergio
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  • August 4, 2011 7:05 AM
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Funny but we haven't asked this question before on S & A, so why not go ahead ask it now. What, in your opinion, is the most important black film of the past decade? For me the answer is pretty obvious... Precious.

Don Cheadle's New Showtime Drama Series "House Of Lies" Gets A Premiere Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 4, 2011 6:02 AM
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Don Cheadle's new dark comedy TV series for the Showtime network, titled House Of Lies (based on the book House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Tell You the Time by Martin Kihn) now has an official debut date - Sunday, January 8th, 2012, at 10PM.
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Black/White French Buddy Comedy "Les Intouchables" To Premiere At San Sebastian + USA Remake News

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 4, 2011 5:06 AM
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A new French film I wrote about titled Intouchables (Untouchable), will make its world premiere as the closing night film at the 59th San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain next month.

Idris Elba Will Direct Music Video For 1st Single From Angie Stone's Upcoming Album

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 4, 2011 4:35 AM
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Idris Elba has already expressed his interest in directing, with a feature film project already being developed for him to helm some time in the next year, which would be his directorial debut. The BBC-commission film is said to be "a small tale about a young girl" which he's been working on for about a year, and hopes to begin shooting by the end of this year.

Vivica Fox Talks Role In "Femme Fatales," Casting Choices, The "Vivica Fox" Brand, New Talk Show...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 4, 2011 4:23 AM
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Recorded at Comic-Con late last month. Shaky camera work, but I actually enjoyed the 13-minute conversation, and even got to know her a little more - especially when she talks about her motivations in the latter half of the recording.

Watch “The Misadventures of AWKWARD Black Girl” Episode 7 (Web Series)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 4, 2011 3:38 AM
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Continuing on with Issa Rae’s Awkward Black Girl web series; She just dropped episode 7, which I embedded below, which was directed by Dennis Dortch (A Good Day To Be Black & Sexy):
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Watch Clips for Inspiring Documentary "I'm Carolyn Parker"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 4, 2011 3:27 AM
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The film documentary, I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad and the Beautiful will screen at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. I'm Carolyn Parker, directed by Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs, Beloved, Rachel Getting Married), depicts the inspiring personal journey of ex-civil rights activist Carolyn Parker, as she returns to her community's flood devastation after hurricane Katrina and struggles to rebuild her New Orleans home.

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