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Finally, After 8 Seasons, South Africa's Version Of 'Idol' Gets Its First Black Winner

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 10, 2012 2:46 PM
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So what took so long? After all, we're talking about a country in which roughly 80 percent of the population is black, yet it's taken 8 seasons in 10 years (the show debuted on South African TV network M-Net in 2002) for a black South African winner to be crowned.

Notes From A Film Festival Programmer: You STILL Have No Facebook Page Or Website????

  • By Charles Judson
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  • October 10, 2012 2:04 PM
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I can’t believe I have to write this one AGAIN, but I–and others–will keep pushing this rock up the hill…

New On DVD - Andrew Dosunmu's 'Restless City'

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • October 10, 2012 1:42 PM
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As Tambay last week told us it would be, Andrew Dosunmu's quietly haunting film, Restless City, is finally available for purchase on DVD.

Maysles Cinema's 4th Annual 'Congo In Harlem' Film Series Returns Starting This Friday, 10/12

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 10, 2012 1:16 PM
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Congo in Harlem 4 is the fourth annual series of Congo-related films and events at the Maysles Cinema in Harlem (NYC), October 12 to 21.

Top African Distributor Côte Ouest Producing 1st Series: 'Inspector First Class' (African Clouseau)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 10, 2012 12:54 PM
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Announced at the ongoing MIPCOM 2012 (the international TV and entertainment market held in Cannes once every year; where content is introduced for co-producing, buying, selling, financing and distributing)...

Lindsay Owen Pierre Replacing Wood Harris As Malcolm X In 'Betty And Coretta'?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 10, 2012 12:13 PM
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8th Screen Nation Film & TV Awards Nominations (Celebrating Achievement, Diversity On British Screen)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 10, 2012 11:52 AM
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The Screen Nation Film & TVAwards returns for it’s annual ceremony dedicated to celebrating outstanding achievements and diversity on the British screen.

Watch Event Launch Of Berry Gordy's Motown Musical (Includes Sneak Peek At Performance)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 10, 2012 11:33 AM
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Durban Film Mart Call For Submissions (Pitch To Financiers, Distributors, Producers, Sales Agents)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 10, 2012 11:10 AM
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Even though we weren't physically present for the Durban Film Mart and the Durban International Film Festival in July this summer, we covered some of the projects that were a part of both; I'm hoping that we can finally attend the two concurrently run events in 2013, especially with the Film Mart's stated initiative/intent to specifically raise the visibility of projects from the African continent.

Watch Africa.com's Documentary Addressing The Danger Of A Single Story: 'Africa Straight Up'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 10, 2012 10:49 AM
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We alerted you to this upcoming documentary series from Africa.com titled Africa Straight Up. 

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