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ABC Family Begins Production on Drama Pilot The Fosters' (Sherri Saum, Teri Polo)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 7, 2012 9:39 AM
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Gbenga Akinnagbe Will Be A Nigerian Crime Lord In 'Graceland'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 7, 2012 9:22 AM
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Gbenga Akinnagbe has booked what is being described as a major recurring role on USA's new drama Graceland, joining stars Daniel Sunjata, Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Ferlito, Brandon Jay McLaren and Manny Montana, in a series that centers on a motley crew of government agents (DEA, FBI, Customs) whose lives collide when they end up living together in an undercover beach house in Southern California. 

Whatever Happened To 'Queen Of Media'?

  • By Sergio
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  • November 6, 2012 7:57 PM
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While taking a break from watching the presidential election coverage (the suspense is getting too unbearable), I perused the internet and came across a mention, in passing, about the film Queen of Media.

'The Wonder Year' (A Year In The Life Of Super Producer 9th Wonder) Now On DVD

  • By Courtney
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  • November 6, 2012 5:34 PM
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Appropriately titled, The Wonder Year, the film's synopsis reads:

Flashback To When David Milch Didn't Think Black Writers Could Write For Mainstream Audiences

  • By Courtney
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  • November 6, 2012 4:13 PM
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It's a slow news day today, and with good reason - it's Election Day. And I'm manning (or womanning in my case) the site in the meantime, while others handle their civic duties, and other matters. Very loooong lines at polling statings I hear.

Preview 'The Meeting' (Cinema Of The Absurd, Courtesy Of Nollywood)

  • By Courtney
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  • November 6, 2012 2:59 PM
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There's an absurdity to this that made me laugh almost throughout as I watched the trailer. But a good kind of absurdity, as in, it's intentional, meant to poke fun at bureaucratic red-tape - in Nigeria specifically, although this could be in many other parts of the world.

Preview Dramas 'Xingu' (Historical, Indigenous Brazil) & 'Rat Fever' (Bohemian Brazil Today)

  • By Courtney
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  • November 6, 2012 2:13 PM
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Two intriguing-looking upcoming Brazilian films I'd like to draw your attention to.

Preview Feature Doc On Xenophobia In South Africa, 'Blood & Fire'

  • By Courtney
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  • November 6, 2012 1:28 PM
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Currently in post-production is Blood & Fire, a feature documentary from Mazibe Media Productions, directed by Charles Khoza, which examines the horrific wave of xenophobia that swept South Africa in 2008.

Janine Sherman Barrois Sells Twisted Murder Procedural To CBS; Could Become Showrunner

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 6, 2012 12:54 PM
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Janine Sherman Barrois (above), executive producer, and writer on CBS hit series Criminal Minds, is one-third of a trio who've sold a new hour-long murder procedural to CBS titled, Darkness Falls, a show that will explore the complex dynamic of an FBI psychologist and a homicide specialist as they journey into small communities around the country to solve the darkest, most twisted single murders.

Watch Short Film 'Finding Josephine' (In 'Sponsoring' A Child In Africa, Who Really Benefits?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 6, 2012 12:05 PM
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The short story goes... the question is asked: Who really benefits? A family has been supporting a child in Uganda via a charity for three years. The father and daughter travel from the UK to Uganda to see if their charity really has made any difference in the life of the Ugandan child they've been supporting for the previous 3 years; or if the difference made is in them

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