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Felicia D. Henderson Tapped to Adapt & Direct 'Flyy,' Based On The Omar Tyree 'Flyy Girl' Trilogy

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 1, 2012 1:40 PM
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I remember Omar Tyree's announcement in late 2009, that he'd formed a production company to see his novels adapted to film, and TV, with Leslie, being the first novel to get screen treatment.

AFM News: Ella Thomas Cast As Lorraine Hansberry In 'Nina' + Promo Of 'Half Of A Yellow Sun'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 1, 2012 12:48 PM
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Ealing Metro, the production company behind Cynthia Mort's Nina Simone project will be on hand at the ongoing American Film Market (AFM), to generate buyer interest in its upcoming slate of films, which includes, in addition to Mort's film, the adaptation of Half Of A Yellow Sun, where a promo will be shown to attending participants.

Lineup, Dates For 2012 Afrika Eye Film Festival In Bristol, UK ('La Pirogue' Opens)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 1, 2012 12:15 PM
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The 2012 installment of the Afrika Eye Film Festival in Bristol, UK, launches on Friday, November 9th, and will include in its lineup of film screenings, talks, and more, a celebration of 50 years of Jamaican independence.

Jill Scott Lands Roles In Fox's 'Fringe' And Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 1, 2012 11:39 AM
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We're late on reporting this, but better late than never.

Watch Season Trailer For New South African Paranormal Activity Detective Series 'Room 9'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 1, 2012 11:10 AM
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An upcoming new 13-part television series set in an alternate "Pan-African universe," where all sorts of unexplainable, paranormal dark threats rule.

Watch Colombian Short Film 'In Your Hands' (Surrounded By Violence, What Do You Do?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 1, 2012 10:41 AM
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From director Lucas Nieto comes the below new short film, made in conjunction with the Why Poverty initiative (which we've highlighted on this blog recently), titled In Your Hands; the film examines the poverty-inspired gang violence in the Cali, Colombia district of Aguablanca, and the choices many have made in order to challenge statistics.

From The Producers Of 'Kinyarwanda' Comes 'What About Us?" Starring Jasmine Guy

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 1, 2012 10:15 AM
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Details in press release below...

Maya Angelou's 'Georgia, Georgia' Coming Out On DVD This Fall (This Time For Sure!)

  • By Sergio
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  • November 1, 2012 9:11 AM
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Last year, in May 2011, I reported that, for the first time on DVD, the 1972 film Georgia, Georgia with Diana Sands, would be coming out on DVD that year.

USA Network Cancels Micheal Ealy's 'Common Law' After One Season

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 31, 2012 8:08 PM
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Unfortunate for Michael Ealy who stars in the USA Network freshman drama series; although he's been active on the big screen front, especially this year, with 3 films he co-starred in, and one already booked for release in 2013.

Surprisingly, Denzel Washington Is America's Top Choice To Play Jesus In Vanity Fair/60 Minutes Poll

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 31, 2012 7:14 PM
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Interesting, and definitely worth sharing...

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