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Shonda Rhimes Announces The End To 'Private Practice'

  • By Courtney
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  • October 20, 2012 9:48 AM
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Showrunner Shonda Rhimes posted the below message on her production company's website this morning:

David Oyelowo Tapped To Play Sugar Ray Robinson In Biopic 'Sweet Thunder'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 19, 2012 6:33 PM
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This is the same Sugar Ray Robinson project that we first announced almost exactly 2 years ago, October 7, 2010, on the old S&A site.

Amsterdam's Africa in the Picture Film Festival, Oct 19 - 28, Opens w/ Alain Gomis' 'Tey'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 19, 2012 6:17 PM
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It's not all doom and gloom when it comes to black cinema in The Netherlands, despite recent posts.

Craig Robinson Will Star In His Own NBC Comedy From The Creators Of 'The Office'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 19, 2012 5:24 PM
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Funnyman/actor Craig Robinson will star in a new series sold to NBC by The Office executive producer Greg Daniels - a yet-to-be-titled sale penned by Owen Ellickson (supervising producer for The Office).

'In Our Nature' (Co-Starring Gabrielle Union) Theatrical Release Date Pushed Back 3 Weeks

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 19, 2012 4:54 PM
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'Motown' Casting Call: Actors To Play Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Others...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 19, 2012 4:40 PM
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I thought this was already all done with casting, but I guess not! You'll recall a casting call back in July for a young actor to play a young Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Berry Gordy. I guess they didn't find what they were looking for from the submissions they received back then, because in the casting call that follows, it's still listed, along with a few other parts that need to be filled.

Yes! 'Toussaint Louverture,' & 'La Pirogue' Are Centerpiece & Gala Screenings For ADIFF 2012

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 19, 2012 4:02 PM
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This is GREAT news for New Yorkers! Both films will be making their New York premieres; in fact, I believe La Pirogue will be making its USA premiere.

Not The 'Action Jackson' You're Looking For, But Carl Weathers Is Returning To 'Arrested Development'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 19, 2012 3:19 PM
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I don't know about you guys, but since Hollywood is all about recycling old material these days, I wouldn't mind seeing Detroit Police Detective and Sergeant Jericho Jackson, known as "Action Jackson," back on the big screen again in a sequel.

Bounce TV To Premiere New Original Comeday Series 'Off The Chain' On Monday, Oct 22

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 19, 2012 3:05 PM
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ATLANTA, Oct. 19, 2012 -- Bounce TV (www.bouncetv.com), the fastest growing African American network in television, will premiere its newest original series, Off The Chain, on Monday, Oct. 22 at 9:00 p.m. (ET) with two episodes back-to-back. The new half-hour stand-up comedy series will feature performances by some of the country's most talented African American comics.

Cinedigm Acquires USA Distribution Rights To Powerful, Award-Winning 'Call Me Kuchu'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 19, 2012 2:28 PM
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Cinedigm Entertainment Group has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to Call Me Kuchu - the powerful and moving film that documents the daily lives of David Kato – the first openly gay Ugandan man - and three fellow “kuchus” (LGBT Ugandans), culminating in a brutal and senseless murder that sent shock waves throughout the world. The film is planned for a theatrical release in early 2013, followed by on-demand, premium digital, DVD, and TV release.

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