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MGM Rebooting 'Fame' As A Scripted TV Series

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 28, 2012 2:03 PM
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The 1980 Alan Parker MGM musical film already spawned a television series and spin-off, a stage musical, a reality TV competition series, and a 2009 film. But MGM apparently isn't through with Fame yet.

UWFF '12 Preview: 'Candid' (Voyeur Stalks Women w/ Camera, Crosses Paths w/ Model, Serial Killer)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 28, 2012 1:25 PM
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Hmm... this has my attention!

Watch Web Series - 'in(HER)view: a conversation with Black women'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 28, 2012 12:48 PM
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in(HER)view: a conversation with Black women is described as an 8-part bi-weekly series that asks 5 black women the same 8 questions about their lived experiences - from what they love about being black women, to the challenges they face.

S&A Takes A Look At What Black Films You Should See This Fall...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 28, 2012 12:08 PM
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With the USA 2012 theatrical summer movie season coming to an unsatisfying end (to me anyway), and the fall/awards season films begin their hopeful campaigns for glory, what's there for us to look forward to with regards to what we call black cinema; or films that tell stories primarily about (or center heavily on) people of African descent?

Teaser For Upcoming New Web Series From Reagan Gomez, Matthew Cherry - 'Almost Home'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 28, 2012 11:03 AM
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The web is the new TV in case you haven't been paying attention. The *process* as we know it has been democratized. Got a story to tell, the necessary tools are far more accessible than they ever were, and distribution/exhibition is an upload and a click away.

Sterling Sulieman Will Be NeNe Leakes' Brother On NBC's New Comedy Series, 'The New Normal'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 28, 2012 10:37 AM
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Sterling Sulieman has booked a recurring role on NBC's new comedy series, The New Normal.

New On Blu-ray/DVD: 'Think Like A Man' - w/ 5 Featurettes, Gag Reel

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 28, 2012 10:21 AM
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It didn't reach the $100 million box office figures we thought it would, but still a more than respectable (if not surprising) $95 million box office take worldwide - $91 million of it collected here in the USA.

New On DVD: South Africa's Dramatic Series 'Mshika-shika (The Hustle)'

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • August 28, 2012 9:00 AM
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It's been described as part Luther, part The Wire.  And the general consensus is that Mshika-shika-- which translates to The Hustle-- is all entertaining.

UWFF '12 Preview: Nicole Beharie In 'Small Of Her Back' (A Suicidal Shut-In. A Man At Her Door. Drama)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 27, 2012 7:13 PM
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Small Of Her Back is a feature length film we've been following since its 2010 Kickstarter campaign that raised $10,000 in completion funds.

RZA's 'Iron Fists' Soundtrack Details: New Tracks From Kanye, Method Man, Talib Kweli, Others

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 27, 2012 6:27 PM
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"The same way that this cast is diverse... it's the same thing with the music," RZA said in an interview last month, in reference to the soundtrack for his upcoming feature film directorial debut, The Man With The Iron Fist.
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