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Preview New Series About An NGO In Kenya That Does A Whole Lot Of Nothing!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 12, 2012 12:27 PM
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Hah! When I received notification of this, without even reading the contents and watching the promo, I instantly laughed. Why? Well, if you're familiar with NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations - a broad term that is often used to describe usually non-profit organizations that are in business - whether operational or advocacy - usually to further the political or social goals of their members), you'll be familiar with the many criticisms leveled against them, despite their best intentions. 

Watch Short Doc 'Valerie June: Manifest' (From Memphis Music Scene '$5 Cover Amplified' Anthology)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 12, 2012 12:05 PM
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I got a hold of this short doc over the weekend, which served as my introduction to Valerie June - the self-taught musician, singer and song-writer from small-town Humboldt, Tennessee, whose music has been described as an amalgamation of blues, folk, gospel, soul, Appalachian and bluegrass.

Nollywood's Kunle Afolayan, Stephanie Linus Launch $100,000 Short Film Competition For African Filmmakers

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 12, 2012 11:35 AM
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Nollywood director Kunle Afolayan and actress Stephanie Linus have teamed to launch a new short film competition called the Afrinolly Short Film Competition, with the goal being to help cultivate the next generation of African filmmakers, to expand the conversations on issues about the African continent via stories told by Africans, and to motivate and reward young and emerging filmmakers who exhibit exceptional narrative skills.

Call for Entries: Rotterdam Producers Fellowship 2013 (Deadline Imminent!)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 12, 2012 11:32 AM
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Email I received says deadline is this Friday, November 16, so you don't have much time! One past participant whose name you'd recognize is Nekisa Cooper (Pariah); also Jason Orans for Tanya Hamilton's Night Catches Us.

Raoul Peck Wrapping Up 'Deadly Assistance' (Feature Doc Exposé On Haiti's Post-Earthquake Billions)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 12, 2012 11:05 AM
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I'm running this based on limited info I have in front of me; Hatian filmmaker Raoul Peck is currently in post-production on his follow-up to Moloch Tropical (one of the best films I saw in 2010), with a feature documentary titled Assistance Mortelle (or Deadly Assistance in English), which, from what I understand, will offer the world a look at the international community's response and reaction to the devastating 2010 earthquake the country suffered, through the eyes of Haitians in Haiti. 
More: Raoul Peck

Michael B. Jordan Will Be 1 Of 3 Bachelors w/ A 'Stay Single' Pact In Romcom 'Are We Officially Dating?'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 12, 2012 10:35 AM
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Michael B. Jordan has joined Zac Efron and Imogen Poots in the rom-com Are We Officially Dating?

First Trailer For Omar Sy's Buddy-Cop Dramedy 'On The Other Side Of The Tracks' Debuts

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 12, 2012 10:05 AM
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Finally! I was starting to get tired of reading about Intouchables; he has at least 3 other films on the way, and I've been waiting to see what each one looks, sounds and feels like.
More: Omar Sy

Release Date For Sheldon Candis' 'LUV' Pushed To January 2013 (Common, Michael Rainey Jr)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 12, 2012 9:35 AM
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This was originally scheduled to open in the USA this weekend, November 9; but, as I just found out, it didn't. So I did a little digging, and eventually landed on the film's Facebook page to see a November 7th announcement that its release date is now set for January 18th, 2013.

Kevin Clash Leaves 'Sesame Street' In Wake Of Sex Abuse Scandal

  • By Sergio
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  • November 12, 2012 9:14 AM
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In a shocking development, puppeteer Kevin Clash, known as the voice and personality of the popular Sesame Street character Elmo, who was the subject of last year's documentary Being Elmo, has temporarily left the program after accusations of an improper sexual relationship with a 16 year old boy, years ago.

'Is It Loaded?' - Watch Kerry Washington Hand Tobey Maguire A Gun In New Clip From 'The Details'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 12, 2012 9:05 AM
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Before we see her as Broomhilda in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, Kerry Washington will appear with Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Banks, Laura Linney, Anna Friel and Dennis Haysbert in a dark comedy titled The Details - like Django, also a Weinstein Company property, scheduled to be released on November 2.

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