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Watch Heartwarming Short Documentary 'Bronx Obama' (An Uncanny Resemblance)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 16, 2012 9:19 AM
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I woke up to this short New York Times documentary this morning, titled Bronx Obama, and it put a smile on my face (maybe it's the New Yorker in me), so I thought I'd share... and good morning to you all! It's presidential election season, in case you've had your head in the sand for the last several months.

Discrimination Lawsuit Against ABC's 'The Bachelor' Thrown Out

  • By Sergio
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  • October 16, 2012 9:02 AM
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Some of you may recall that back in April, I reported about a federal class action lawsuit filed by two black Nashville football players, Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson, against ABC, production companies Warner Horizon Television, Next Entertainment, NZK Productions and The Bachelor's executive producer Mike Fleiss, claiming discrimation against black particpants.

Gina Torres Will Play Laurence Fishburne's Wife In NBC's 'Hannibal'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 15, 2012 8:34 PM
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Gina Torres has joined her real-life husband Laurence Fishburne, in NBC's upcoming contemporary take on Hannibal, with characters from Thomas Harris’ Red Dragon novel.

New South African Miniseries Adapts Shakespeare‘s 'Midsummer Nights Dream' With All-Black Cast

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 15, 2012 7:28 PM
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I'm intrigued by this new TV mini-series that started airing on South Africa's SABC1 last week Thursday night.

Jamie Foxx Will Direct A Short Film Based On 10 Of These Winning Photos (Is Yours One Of Them?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 15, 2012 6:54 PM
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It was first announced last month that Canon U.S.A., Inc. had aligned with 5 selected directors who will direct short films under the watchful eye of Ron Howard.
More: Jamie Foxx

The Secret To Success: The Merge Summit Surges

  • By Sylvia Franklin
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  • October 15, 2012 5:55 PM
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It’s been six weeks since the 2012 Merge Summit – a two-day gathering of industry hopefuls, eager to impact Hollywood by bridging the gap between ministry and entertainment. Time enough to evaluate not only the short term benefits but the long-term trajectory of an event that closely resembles an industry movement.

Watch 'Soft Focus' (2nd S&A Black Filmmaker Challenge Winning Project)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 15, 2012 5:38 PM
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Rod Gailes OBC's Soft Focus - the winner of the second Shadow And Act Black Filmmaker Challenge winning script - is now available to watch in full online, and is embedded below.

Mike Epps Will Play Richard Pryor In Nina Simone Project Starring Zoe Saldana

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 15, 2012 5:06 PM
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Mike Epps has joined the cast of director Cynthia Mort's Nina Simone project, which will star Zoe Saldana as Simone and David Oyelowo as her Paris-based manager Clifton Henderson.
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'Walking Dead' Season 3 Premiere Delivers 15.2 million Total Viewers; Watch It Now!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 15, 2012 4:42 PM
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I'm not surprised! Did you watch? I did; and I actually watched it again this morning. To paraphrase Martin Lawrence, shit is about to get real up in that prison.

Mo Ibrahim Prize For Achievement Fails To Award Winner For 3rd Time In 6 Years

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 15, 2012 4:23 PM
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Not necessarily film related, but still worth knowing; and I did make a connection to cinema at the end of the post.

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