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Breaking: Creative Director Frank Gatson to Make Feature Film Debut with "B-Boy Blues"

  • By Jasmin
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  • July 21, 2011 10:44 AM
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Frank Gatson - the creative director/choreographer known for his work with Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Beyonce, and a host of other musical heavyweights - has recently signed on to make his directorial debut with the feature film adaptation of B-Boy Blues.
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Watch Now: Teaser for New Web Series "Black Folk Don't"

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  • July 21, 2011 9:55 AM
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We've all heard it before. "Black folk don't [insert stereotype here]. Tip? Swim? Smoke any cigarette other than Newports?
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Watch Now: "The Roy Ayers Project" Trailer

  • By Jasmin
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  • July 21, 2011 9:45 AM
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Back in April we reported that a documentary film on the life, music, and philosophy of funk, soul, and jazz composer Roy Ayers was in the works from directing team Haylow Overby and Ariel Nuñez.
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Award Winning Nigerian Film "Anchor Baby" Gets A UK Theatrical Release

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • July 21, 2011 9:18 AM
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We previously told you how this award winning film was traveling the festival circuit with great success and now, Anchor Baby, will be released in the UK on September 2. The film will be screened at select Odeon theaters.

More Details Revealed About "Sparkle" Remake

  • By Jasmin
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  • July 21, 2011 7:07 AM
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As promised, we've uncovered a few additional details about the forthcoming Sparkle remake from Salim and Mara Brock Akil.
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Black August Film Festival Returns on August 13th

  • By Jasmin
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  • July 21, 2011 6:47 AM
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Now in its 2nd year, the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement’s (MXGM) Black August Film Festival "uses film to speak to the lives, culture, resistance, organizing, social movements, and social and political matters of people of the African Diaspora."

Watch Video Clip Of Thandie Newton Speech On Self-Identity Issues

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • July 21, 2011 6:06 AM
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In this Ted video clip, Thandie Newton explains her journey of discovering self-worth and identity. She explains some of the issues she identified with growing up and how acting became a haven for her.
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'Twilight' Actress Toni Trucks Joins Fox Searchlight Dramedy 'He Loves Me'

  • By Jasmin
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  • July 21, 2011 5:41 AM
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Toni Trucks, who can be seen as the nomadic vampire Mary in this fall's The Twlight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, has been added to the cast of Fox Searchlight’s dramedy He Loves Me.
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Samuel L. Jackson Producing Live Action "Afro Samurai" Film

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • July 21, 2011 5:07 AM
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Here's some exciting news from a press release for you Afro Samurai fans:
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Make Your "Avatar" A Star! (pt 1)

  • By Monique
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  • July 21, 2011 3:08 AM
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We've talked about many aspects of film, from actors to directors and even fashion. However, what about filmmaking that’s happening outside the norm? With the recent advances in technology, nearly anyone with a camera, computer and an idea can make a film of any genre and style; yet, with the influx of these novice indie filmmakers on Youtube, Vimeo and other video hosting websites, there’s still one segment of this movie-making movement that barely gets any mention in the media—that's Machinima, which has a massive audience (noted by the fact that the largest Machinima presence on the internet, Machinima.com gets 70 million unique hits per month).

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