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7th Annual Kenyan Film Festival Starts Today

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • October 24, 2012 11:57 AM
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The 7th Annual Kenyan Film Festival or KIFF is kicking off today!

South Africa And Ireland Join Forces To Produce Films

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • October 24, 2012 11:10 AM
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Government of the Republic of South Africa and the government of Ireland have joined forces to co-produce films.

African Movie Academy Awards Seek Submissions For 2013

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • October 24, 2012 10:40 AM
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The African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) is seeking submission for its 2013 Awards ceremony. The AMAA's originated in 2005 and "aims to facilitate the development and relevance of African film & cinema by providing a rewards & recognition platform for film makers on the continent."

Santiago Zannou's 'Scorpion In Love' (Nazi Falls For Mixed-Race Girl) Picked Up By Wild Bunch

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 24, 2012 9:35 AM
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Santiago Zannou, a Spanish filmmaker of African descent (his father is from Benin, the West African country), will see his second feature film, titled Scorpion In Love, picked up by Wild Bunch, who plans to shop the film at the upcoming American Film Market at the end of this month.

David Oyelowo Found-Footage Thriller About Airplane Hijacking 'Default' Picked Up By Wild Bunch

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 24, 2012 9:10 AM
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Distribution company Wild Bunch has picked up Colombian director Simon Brand’s English-language, Africa-set found-footage-style thriller titled Default, which stars David Oyelowo, Greg Callahan, Katherine Moennig, and Stephen Lord, in a film that tells the story of "the hijacking of an American news crew’s plane on an African runway by Somali pirates who were the subjects of their reportage," says Screen Daily.

Naomie Harris Says Idris Elba Met w/ '007' Producer & A Black James Bond Is A Possibility. Hmm...

  • By Courtney
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  • October 23, 2012 9:20 PM
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I lifted this segment from a longer interview that Naomie Harris did with Huffington Post (press tour for Skyfall), published on their website earlier today. The question was asked about the possibility of a black James Bond eventually. And this was Naomie's response:

8 New Images From John Akomfrah's 'Peripeteia' + New 'Hauntologies' Exhibition In London

  • By Courtney
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  • October 23, 2012 8:35 PM
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One of several S&A 2012 Toronto Interntational Film Festival highlights... British/Ghanaian filmmaker John Akomfrah's lats work, titled Peripeteia, which stars Monique Cunningham, and Trevor Mathison (who appeared in Akomfrah's previous work, The Nine Muses).

Bin Laden Film 'Seal Team Six' Recut To Give President Obama Starring Role; Criticism Follows...

  • By Courtney
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  • October 23, 2012 7:47 PM
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President Barack Obama doesn't have any acting credits that I'm aware of, but he'll reportedly be featured heavily in the upcoming "kill bin Laden" movie that The Weinstein Company is behind (not Kathryn Bigelow's) titled Seal Team Six: The Raid On Osama bin Laden, which dramatizes the hunt and death of Osama bin Laden.

Watch Nicole Beharie, Michael Moss In New Confrontational Clip From 'The Last Fall'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 23, 2012 6:24 PM
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Here's the last clip before the film opens this Friday, from Matthew Cherry's family drama, The Last Fall, which stars Lance Gross and Nicole Beharie.

Speaking The Unspeakable: My Interview With Playwright/Actress Dael Orlandersmith

  • By Sergio
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  • October 23, 2012 6:11 PM
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Recently I did a fascinating interview with the multiple award winning and Pulitzer Prize finalist, actress and playwright, Dael Orlandersmith, who is pretty much used to making waves and challenging audiences to deal with subjects that people find difficult to talk about, and to bring them out into the open.

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