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Bounce TV Renews 'Uptown Comic,' Rodney Perry To Host Season 2 Of Original Comedy Series

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 16, 2012 12:49 PM
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I guess Joe Torry's out as host...

Preview 'Tempest' (21st Century Re-imagining Of Shakespeare's Play w/ South London Youth)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 16, 2012 12:33 PM
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I'm captured by what I see in this trailer, and would love to see the rest of the film.

Preview Feature Doc 'Drag Dad' (About A 6-Year-Old boy & His Father, A Drag Queen Superstar)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 16, 2012 12:09 PM
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The short story, from the project's site, goes... Drag Dad is an independent documentary project about 6-year-old Jeremiah and his father, the drag queen superstar named Tyra Sanchez. (real name James William Ross IV). In 2010, Tyra Sanchez won the popular reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race, which helped launch both Tyra (and James) to stardom. Capturing both the everyday and the sensational aspects of James’ dual existence as a drag queen and a parent, the film will examine James' experience of leading these two contrasting lifestyles.

First On Newly-Launched Mirror Image's Slate, British Urban Comedy 'It's A Lot'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 16, 2012 11:43 AM
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High concept, low budget; words that I'm sure every studio exec with greenlight power would love to hear, when filmmakers are pitching projects to them.

Preview Haitian Drama 'Three Kids' (Young Friends Struggle To Survive In Earthquake Aftermath)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 16, 2012 11:18 AM
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The short story goes... Vitaleme, Pierre and Mikenson are 3 twelve-years-old friends, living in a home in Port-au-Prince. Vitaleme is haunted by his memories as a child servant and obsessed with the idea of what he believes to be freedom. He tries to convince his two friends to leave the home, and instead live as they will. When the town is struck by an earthquake, all three of them find themselves on the street, in search of shelter, get by in various ways, like petty theft. Gradually, they build a new life for themselves, until Vitaleme finds himself separated form his two friends by an accident.

'The Waiting Room' Gets A Trailer & Theatrical Release (Real Life Trials Of A Hospital Emergency Room)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 16, 2012 10:41 AM
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I say forget the abundance of fictional hospital-set medical dramas and see this documentary feature instead, which has all the drama served up non-scripted style. 

Confirmed! Zoe Saldana Will Play Nina Simone In Biopic + Some Realities To Consider...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 16, 2012 10:00 AM
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Well folks... for those who wanted more *credible* sources to our story from earlier this week (read it HERE) that Zoe Saldana was attached to play Nina Simone in a film based on the songstress' life, here you go! 

We've Read It! Shadow And Act's Thoughts On Nina Simone Feature Project Screenplay

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 15, 2012 9:43 PM
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I just read a draft of the still-untitled screenplay for the Nina Simone feature film project, penned by Cynthia Mort (Will & Grace, Roseanne) dated April 2, 2011.  The script is based on Nina Simone’s 1992 autobiography I Put A Spell On You, which centers on her relationship with Clifton Henderson, a nurse Simone met while institutionalized at a psychiatric hospital in California.

Trailer: Focus Features Africa First Vol 4. Selection '100 Bucks' By Oshosheni Hiveluah

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  • August 15, 2012 8:08 PM
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Jonathan Demme's Post-Katrina Doc 'I'm Carolyn Parker...' Will Get A Limited Theatrical Run

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 15, 2012 7:29 PM
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Originally scheduled to forgo a theatrical release and premiere on PBS on September 20, Jonathan Demme's post-Katrina documentary I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, The Mad And The Beautiful, will actually now head to theaters first, before its TV debut.

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