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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

Watch The Supertrailer: Life Is Complicated When You’re 'Marrying The Game'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 6, 2012 11:47 AM
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VH1 delves into the unlikely love story of double platinum selling rapper Jayceon Taylor better known as "The Game," and his straight-laced school teacher fiancé Tiffney Cambridge, as they prepare to walk down the aisle in Marrying The Game, premiering on Monday, November 19 at 9:30PM.

Film Based On The Cosmos, The Team That Brought Pelé To America, In The Works

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 6, 2012 11:32 AM
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The legendary New York soccer team, the New York Cosmos, most famous as the team that “brought Pelé to America,” will be the subject of a feature film in development, with Caroline Rowland, director of the official London 2012 Olympics film First (which receives its world premiere in London tonight, Nov 6), in talks to direct.

USA Theatrical Premiere Of 'The Loving Story' (On Case That Overturned Interracial Marriage Ban)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 6, 2012 10:56 AM
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Directed by Nancy Buirski, The Loving Story centers on a real-life story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple living in the state of Virginia where interracial coupling was illegal, and their struggles, including the US Supreme Court case named after them - Loving vs Virginia (1967), the landmark civil rights case in which the United States Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, declared Virginia's anti-miscegenation statute, unconstitutional, overturning existing laws and bringing an official end to all race-based restrictions on marriage in the United States.  

3 Days Left In Fundraising Campaign - 'Finding The Funk' (Doc On Origins, Influence Of The Music)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 6, 2012 10:26 AM
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Celebrated author, filmmaker, producer, historian, critic, and more, Mr Nelson George, is making a worthwhile movie - one whose story I think you'll find mighty appealing, as I did, and would be encouraged to help see realized.

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