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Shadow & Act One On One With Carmen Ejogo On Her Work In 'Sparkle' & Upcoming Projects

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  • August 8, 2012 11:06 AM
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After the press screening of the film Sparkle, Shadow and Act was able to participate in a roundtable, as well as individual interviews with cast and crew, at the Four Seasons hotel in Beverly HIlls, California. During these sessions, we captured the inside story on the films mission, insights about the storylines, and valuable information from the producers, cast, and of the project.

Imagine Entertainment Developing Pelé Biopic For Release Before 2014 World Cup

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 8, 2012 10:32 AM
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Arguably the greatest footballer of all time, Pelé - born Edison Arantes do Nascimento - will be the subject of a scripted feature film backed by Brian Grazer's Imagine Entertainment, based on a recommendation by New York Cosmos soccer club chairman Paul Kemsley, who owns the life story rights to  Pelé.

South Africa's Fineline Productions Wants To Discover & Develop Black Filmmakers (Call For Projects)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 8, 2012 10:09 AM
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Earlier this year, South African Fineline Productions received funding from the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) to develop and produce annual feature films - R6m for three years (or about $730,000).

Netflix Streaming Finds: Season 1 Of 'Hell On Wheels' (Common) & Season 1 Of 'Alphas' (Malik Yoba)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 8, 2012 9:16 AM
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In case you didn't already know, Netflix is now streaming the first seasons of two TV shows we've highlighted on this blog - which co-star Common and Malik Yoba - especially as both embark on second seasons (one already started).

Trailer For Doc 'Usain Bolt: The Fastest Man Alive' Surfaces

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 7, 2012 9:20 PM
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T.J. Holmes' New BET Series To Be Produced By 'Daily Show' Team; Watch Preview + Get Debut Dates

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 7, 2012 8:55 PM
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BET Networks has begun unveiling its official fall lineup, and we'll have coverage of noteworthy new shows right here on S&A, including previews.

Jeffrey Wright Is A Homeless Veteran On George Tillman Jr.'s 'Inevitable Defeat' Set (Pics)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 7, 2012 8:04 PM
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More on-set photos from George Tillman Jr.'s The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete, which stars Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jennifer Hudson, Anthony Mackie, Jordin Sparks, and Jeffrey Wright, in a drama that sees Jennifer Hudson as a drug addict mother whose arrest forces her son and his best friend to fend for themselves.

Producers Circling Carter Paysinger's Memoirs (First Black Principal Of Beverly Hills High School)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 7, 2012 6:49 PM
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The book hasn't even been written yet, but film producers are already reportedly all over Carter Paysinger's proposed memoirs - a deal recently made at Simon & Schuster - which will see the first African American principal in the 80-plus year history of Beverly Hills High, tell his story, from South Central factory worker’s son, to shaking up the status quo and being elected to his current position as principal.

Shonda Rhimes Wants Audra McDonald Back For 'Private Practice' (For A Musical Episode?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 7, 2012 6:07 PM
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"The writers and I have approached this season as a no-holds-barred, all-bets-off season... Every episode will be special. Some of it's going to be hilarious and some of it's going to be heartbreaking."

Watch Episode 1 Of New Docu-Series From Black Public Media Titled 'Ask A Muslim'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 7, 2012 5:39 PM
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BlackPublicMedia.org and the National Black Programming Consortium present their first episode of the new Ask A Muslim series.

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