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DOC NYC Review - 'Venus And Serena' Is An Entertaining & Revealing Look At A Year In The Lives Of The Tennis Superstars

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 25, 2012 10:05 AM
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I'm not quite sure why the sisters (Venus Williams and Serena Williams) were reportedly furious over the content of the documentary, because, having now seen it for myself, there's absolutely nothing in it that I'd say was particularly damning; certainly not enough to overshadow everything else that the film documents in its 100-minute running time.

UPDATE: Brandon T. Jackson Confirmed To Star In 'Beverly Hills Cop' TV Series

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 25, 2012 9:35 AM
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UPDATE 11/13/2002 - Originally said to be in negotations about 2 weeks ago, it looks like Brandon T. Jackson is now set to star, as Deadline is now reporting. Props to Humor Mill for getting the story first, 2 weeks ago.

'Middle of Nowhere' Expands To More Cities This Weekend - Is Your City One Of Them?

  • By Sergio
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  • October 25, 2012 8:55 AM
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Is S & A turning into the Middle of Nowhere channel? Seems that way doesn't it? But then again isn't that we're all about? That is bringing to attention intelligent, well made, independently made black films? 

Voting For IFP Gotham Awards AUDIENCE Award Now Open (Several Familiar Titles On The List)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 24, 2012 8:53 PM
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Several films we've covered on S&A like Bay Of All Saints, Call Me Kuchu,The Girls In The Band, Under African Skies, and Trash Dance are all candidates for the 3rd annual Gotham Awards Audience Award, brought to you by IFP and Festival Genius.

Preview Sexy New Brazilian Drama Series 'Subúrbia' (Debuts November 1)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 24, 2012 7:36 PM
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H/T to the Black Women of Brazil blog for alerting me to this...

Teaser For Gabriel Mascaro's Feature Doc 'Doméstica' ('Housemaids') - 'The Help' Unscripted

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 24, 2012 6:41 PM
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First, recapping what I wrote in my initial profile of the film last week...

Garcelle Beauvais Dropped From TNT's 'Franklin & Bash'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 24, 2012 6:22 PM
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Just found out that I'm not being asked back on @franklinandbash #stunned :(:( Had fun on @franklinandbash wish them a great season. lots of projects in the works #flight #whitehousedown #arresteddevelopment #psych

Watch Episode 1 Of New Web Series 'Diva Divorcee'

  • By Sergio
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  • October 24, 2012 5:33 PM
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"WHAT?" I can hear you saying already... "ANOTHER web series? When is it going to stop?"

New Kenyan Series Seeks To Identify Potential Young Political Leaders

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 24, 2012 5:20 PM
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On the heels of the recent announcement that the Mo Ibrahim Prize For Achievement failed to award a winner for the 3rd time in 6 years... a prize that's awarded to African heads of state who "deliver security, health, education and economic development to their constituents, and who democratically transfer power to their successor."

HBFF 2012 Preview: Dramedy 'The Great Divide' (Tichina Arnold, Richard T. Jones, Golden Brooks)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 24, 2012 4:41 PM
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Continuing our pre-festival highlights of the 2012 Hollywood Black Film Festival, here's a dramedy from director Ibrahim Yilla, titled The Great Divide, Yilla's second feature-lenght effort.

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