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Showtime, CBS Teaming For 'LT: The Life And Times' (Doc On Life & Career Of Lawrence Taylor)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 11, 2012 11:44 AM
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Coming to Showtime in early 2013.

This Week In Cinema History - Clemente Fracassi's 'Aida' (1953)

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • October 11, 2012 11:21 AM
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This week in cinema history, 59 years ago, Italian screen legend Sophia Loren got her first big acting break as an Ethiopian slave in the titular role of director Clemente Fracassi's film adaptation of Giuseppe Verdi's opera, Aida.

Anita Hill And Clarence Thomas Went To Battle Today... Did You See 'Strange Justice'?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 11, 2012 11:18 AM
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Today in history, October 11th, 1991, in Washington, Anita Hill testified before a senate panel, about her claims that then Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her. Thomas denied the claims, denouncing the hearings as a "high-tech lynching."

BFI Will Finance Brit Helmer Destiny Ekaragha's 'Gone Too Far' (Based On Olivier Winning Play)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 11, 2012 10:52 AM
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'The Couple' Movie Kickstarter Followup Success Diary (And Tips)

  • By Numa Perrier
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  • October 11, 2012 10:15 AM
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New Voices in Black Cinema 2013 - Earlybird Deadline Approaches, Also Seeking Latino Films

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • October 11, 2012 10:15 AM
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Still accepting submissions for its 3rd annual film festival is Brooklyn's premier Black film showcase, ActNow Foundation's New Voices in Black Cinema. The extra-affordable earlybird deadline is in 20 days - Wednesday, October 31st (a date that's difficult to forget since it is Halloween).

New On DVD - Channel 4 Comedy Series 'Fresh Meat' (Zawe Ashton Co-Stars)

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • October 10, 2012 10:31 PM
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Just as the second series of Channel 4's hit university-set comedy Fresh Meat is beginning, series one has been released on DVD in the U.K. Co-star Zawe Ashton's break-out performance as slacker-student Vod is reason enough to pick this up.

New On DVD - BBC Murder-Mystery Series 'Death In Paradise'

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • October 10, 2012 8:43 PM
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The BBC/France Télévisions murder-mystery co-production Death In Paradise was released on DVD in the U.K. this week.

'Django Unchained' Gets A 2nd Full Trailer, Shows More Kerry Washington, Jamie Foxx In Action

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 10, 2012 7:54 PM
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Since the first full trailer, there've been a number of short TV spots, but we've largely avoided posting those, since most of them didn't reveal anything particularly new.

Sidney Poitier Feted At Bahamas’ 40th Independence Anniversary; Landmarks Named After Him

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 10, 2012 7:32 PM
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At 85 years old, he's one of the few legends of his generation still alive...

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