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'The Upsetter: The Life & Music of Lee “Scratch” Perry' Released On New Self-Distribution Platform

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 14, 2012 1:00 PM
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A critically-acclaimed musical documentary we gave lots of ink/pixel to, from Ethan Higbee and Adam Bhala Lough, on the life of Jamaican reggae pioneer and legend Lee Scratch Perry. We interviewed both directors several months ago, when the film was traveling the country in a limited theatrical release. Read that wonderful piece HERE if you missed it.

Billy Dee Williams Heading To 'Modern Family' To Play... Billy Dee Williams

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 14, 2012 12:33 PM
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Billy Dee Williams has booked a guest-starring role on ABC's hit comedy Modern Family.

Preview 'Mercy Mercy' (Feature Doc That Shows The Downside To International Adoption)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 14, 2012 12:11 PM
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The short version of the story goess... At first sight, adoption seems like a win-win situation: a poor orphan gets some loving parents and a good life. But the world of adoption is a question of supply and demand, with Ethiopia as a chief supplier of thousands of needy children. The fact that the well-being of the child is not always top priority becomes painfully clear in this tragic story about Masho and her little brother Roba.

Africa At The Oscars: Best Foreign Language Film Submissions From The Continent - Cameroon

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 14, 2012 11:39 AM
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Vimeo Gets Into Pay-Per-View Movie Biz; Launches Venture w/ 6 Hand-Picked Feature Films

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 14, 2012 10:57 AM
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It really shouldn't be much of a surprise. It seems like a natural progression; every online social media/media sharing site will likely get into the VOD game. And Vimeo is one of the biggies, so why not? Especially since YouTube has been doing this for sometime now.

The Central Park Five Talk To S&A About Their Film, Civil Suit, Their Lives Today, More...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 14, 2012 10:26 AM
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As I noted in my reaction to the film after I saw it about 2 weeks ago, The Central Park Five is an informative, infuriating affirmation of America's racial animus. For those planning on seeing it when it opens in theaters next week or when it airs on PBS in 2013 (and I certainly hope all of you will indeed make a concerted effort to see it), expect to be provoked, to be enraged, but in the best of ways. The film, a fine piece of heightened documentary reporting, simply presents the facts, and does so exhaustively, despite what seem like attempts by the City Of New York to contest them, or at least to use them to help them defend against the pending $50 million federal lawsuit filed by the defendents (the Central Park Five - Yusef Salaam, Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise) 9 years ago.

With Freema Agyeman Out Of 'Law & Order: UK,' Patterson Joseph Joins Cast As Regular

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 14, 2012 10:16 AM
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Patterson Joseph (above) and Georgia Taylor will replace series regulars Harriet Walter and Freema Agyeman (who were announced to have left the show over the summer), filling in the roles of prosecutor and commanding police officer in the upcoming seventh season of Law & Order: UK.

Cedric The Entertainer Gets His Wish - 'The Soul Man' Renewed For Second Season

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 14, 2012 9:54 AM
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So I guess it worked?

Exclusive: Omar Epps, Mekhi Phifer, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Keri Hilson Set For 'Mooz-Lum' Director Qasim Basir's 'Destined'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 13, 2012 9:38 PM
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It was almost exactly 1 year ago, when we announced that Qasim Basir (on the heels of the home video release of his feature film directorial debut Mooz-Lum) had officially begun prepping his next film - a drama titled simply Destined.

Omari Hardwick, Nelly Starring In Indie Drama 'Reach Me' w/ Sylvester Stallone

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 13, 2012 9:07 PM
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Omari Hardick and rapper-turned-actor Nelly, are part of an ensemble cast of actors including Sylvester Stallone, Elizabeth Henstridge, Danny Aiello and Rebekah Chaney, who will star in the indie drama titled Reach Me, written and directed by John Herzfeld (15 Minutes, The Death and Life of Bobby Z).

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