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Kat Williams Books Starring Role In Malcolm D. Lee's 'Scary Movie 5'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 24, 2012 2:28 PM
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This isn't a project I would've expected Malcolm D. Lee (Roll Bounce, Undercover Brother) to direct next, if at all, but I guess work is work.

30 For 30 Doc 'Ghosts of Ole Miss' Explores Intersection Of Civil Rights & College Football History

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 24, 2012 1:58 PM
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In 1962, the University of Mississippi erupted in violence over integration while swelling with pride over an unbeaten football team.

The Curious Case Of Shermika Moffitt

  • By Tanya Steele
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  • October 24, 2012 1:34 PM
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Mohamed Bouazizi will, one day, be known throughout the world as a Hero. He sparked the 'Arab Spring'. A street vendor, tired of being harassed and humiliated by an "official", set himself on fire to protest the injustice he and his fellow citizens were experiencing. If only he were alive to see that he changed the world.

Oprah Winfrey, HBO Developing Drama Series On Wealthy Black Academic At Liberal Arts College

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 24, 2012 1:12 PM
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HBO and Oprah Winfrey are teaming up to produce an original drama series that will center on "a wealthy academic who has become the first black president of a prestigious liberal arts college. He and his family are thrust into national headlines, forcing them to present an idyllic public façade, all while engaging in agonizing personal battles and struggling with dark obsessions," says THR.

'Walking Deads' Danai Gurira Awarded Whiting Writing Award

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • October 24, 2012 12:47 PM
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Danai Gurira best known for her role of Michonne on The Walking Dead has been awarded the Whiting Writers Award.

7th Annual Kenyan Film Festival Starts Today

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • October 24, 2012 11:57 AM
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The 7th Annual Kenyan Film Festival or KIFF is kicking off today!

South Africa And Ireland Join Forces To Produce Films

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • October 24, 2012 11:10 AM
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Government of the Republic of South Africa and the government of Ireland have joined forces to co-produce films.

African Movie Academy Awards Seek Submissions For 2013

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • October 24, 2012 10:40 AM
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The African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) is seeking submission for its 2013 Awards ceremony. The AMAA's originated in 2005 and "aims to facilitate the development and relevance of African film & cinema by providing a rewards & recognition platform for film makers on the continent."

Santiago Zannou's 'Scorpion In Love' (Nazi Falls For Mixed-Race Girl) Picked Up By Wild Bunch

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 24, 2012 9:35 AM
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Santiago Zannou, a Spanish filmmaker of African descent (his father is from Benin, the West African country), will see his second feature film, titled Scorpion In Love, picked up by Wild Bunch, who plans to shop the film at the upcoming American Film Market at the end of this month.

David Oyelowo Found-Footage Thriller About Airplane Hijacking 'Default' Picked Up By Wild Bunch

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 24, 2012 9:10 AM
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Distribution company Wild Bunch has picked up Colombian director Simon Brand’s English-language, Africa-set found-footage-style thriller titled Default, which stars David Oyelowo, Greg Callahan, Katherine Moennig, and Stephen Lord, in a film that tells the story of "the hijacking of an American news crew’s plane on an African runway by Somali pirates who were the subjects of their reportage," says Screen Daily.

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