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It's Official! Angela Bassett Will Join Samuel L. Jackson On Broadway This Fall In "The Mountaintop"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 21, 2011 9:07 AM
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Looks like it's no longer just conjecture on our part; it's now been officially confirmed by the upcoming show's producers.
More: Theater

Yahoo! To Sponsor Short Film Program At 2012 Sundance Film Festival

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 21, 2011 8:16 AM
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Press release below... the gist: a select number of short films from the 2012 installment of the festival will premiere on b>Yahoo's highly-trafficked Yahoo! Movies site (27.5 million users per month). Viewers will then vote for the best film which will win an audience award presented to the winning filmmaker at the Short Film Awards party during the festival.

Lil Jon Explains Why He Won't Be A Rapper Turned Actor

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • June 21, 2011 7:59 AM
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"...I just want to do animated because to be an actor, you have to really polish and refine your craft. I don’t want want to half do it. I want to do it real. I just want to concentrate on the animated side and more television shows."
More: Quote

More On The Black British Versus Black American Experience...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 21, 2011 7:04 AM
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Maybe I'm only just now starting to pay attention to these matters... but, as an addendum to my post last week on the supposed talent drain, as black British actors migrate to the USA where better opportunities to work are believed to be in far more abundance, when compared to England... here's another article lamenting the state of the African in the UK - specifically, the lack of "an educated ethnic middle class... to counter the black 'street’ stereotype," which in turn affects the quality of content produced for black British audiences.

When It Comes To Superhero Movies, Great Minds Think Alike

  • By Sergio
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  • June 21, 2011 6:46 AM
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Well, sometimes they do, that is.

Watch Michael Jai White & Director Ben Ramsey Discussion At "Fist & Sword" Screening Series

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 21, 2011 6:12 AM
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A film I saw on VOD 2 years ago and reviewed on the old Shadow And Act site - Michael Jai White's Blood And Bone, which went straight to home video, and I'm not sure a lot of folks have actually seen. You can watch it on DVD right now if you want.
More: Watch Now

Naomie Harris On Her "Top secret" Audition For Next James Bond Film

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 21, 2011 4:54 AM
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"All I can say is I've met the Bond team, I've met Sam Mendes, they're all wonderful. I've auditioned for Bond... My audition was really great actually because it's so top secret, the whole Bond thing. I hadn't realised how top secret it was... I've auditioned for a lot of things before but never for something where you can't see the script, it's that secret... I auditioned with a scene from Quantum of Solace... You don't know what role you're going up for either, so everybody gets given a scene from a previous Bond movie.. I don't know whether it's true or not that I'm going to be an intelligent Bond girl. I don't know at all but I'd like it!"
More: casting

Kasi Lemmons Blogs About Her Sundance Director's Lab Experience

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 21, 2011 4:02 AM
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Filmmaker Kasi Lemmons (Talk to Me, The Caveman’s Valentine, Eve’s Bayou) attended this year’s Sundance Director’s Lab as an advisor, and here is a blog report about her experience.
More: FYI

Early Preview Screenings Of Zoe Saldana's "Colombiana" Next Week!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 21, 2011 3:41 AM
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For our readers in France anyway... :)

Byron Allen Launching New HD TV Channel For African American Audiences

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 21, 2011 3:15 AM
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Another one? But where's all the content going to come from to fill time slots for all these new black TV channels? A good time for content creators? Read on...

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