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

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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?)

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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'

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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.

Watch First 2 Episodes Of New Web Series 'Under The Needle' From Makers Of 'Color Outside The Lines'

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  • August 7, 2012 3:38 PM
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While you wait for VH1 (assuming you're waiting) to debut Black Ink, a new addition to its slate of programming, which centers on a successful Harlem tattoo shop staffed, who boast hip hop stars, athletes and celebrities as clients, take a look at this new web series from the folks behind the feature documentary, Color Outside The Lines - a film we've written a bit about on this site, including a review which you can read HERE.

Transmedia Filmmakers, Tribeca Film Festival Wants Your Work In 2013 (Call For Submissions)

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  • August 7, 2012 3:10 PM
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Tribeca has announced key dates and a call for submissions for the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, with the big news being that they are launching a new program that showcases work of "transmedia artists."

New On DVD, Blu-ray - 'Marley' (The Definitive Documentary On The Life Of Bob Marley)

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  • August 7, 2012 2:52 PM
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Magnolia Pictures released Academy Award-winner Kevin Macdonald's Bob Marley documentary Marley, on Friday, April 20th, launching day and date on all VOD and digital platforms - including Facebook.
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Senegalese Mati Diop’s Gothic Tale Set In Contemporary Africa ('Fire Next Time') Gets Funding Boost

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  • August 7, 2012 2:14 PM
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Announced last fall, the Locarno Film Festival's Open Doors co-production mart focused on French-speaking Sub-Saharan Africa this year. The prominent Swiss fest recruited African cinema pros to consult in selecting a dozen participating projects that were to be announced in May. 

Tyler Perry Will Present Acting Challenges To 'ANTM' Contestants; Winner Gets Role In Upcoming Movie

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  • August 7, 2012 1:39 PM
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According to TVGuide.com, Tyler Perry and Alicia Keys will appear on the new season of the CW's America's Next Top Model.

Michael Dorn Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Raise $750K For Rom-Com w/ Anne Marie Johnson

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  • August 7, 2012 12:49 PM
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It was in June that we announced Star Trek: The Next Generation & Deep Space Nine star, Michael Dorn's revelation that he's been pitching a movie centered around the character we all mostly know and love him for, Lt Commander Worf.

Babs Olusanmokun ('Restless City') Co-Stars In Immigrant Dramedy 'Ponies' (Trailer)

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  • August 7, 2012 12:14 PM
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Babs Olusanmokun, who some might remember from Andrew Dosunmu's Restless City (or on TV in popular series like Law & Order: CI, The Unit and others) co-stars in this film adaptation of director Nick Sandow and writer Michael Batistick’s critically acclaimed stage play Ponies, which saw a 2-week theatrical run at New York’s Cinema Village last month.

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