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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.

Bob Johnson, Tracey Edmonds, YouTube Launching ALRIGHT TV Faith-Friendly Channel

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  • August 7, 2012 11:24 AM
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BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 2, 2012 -- Robert L. Johnson, founder and chairman of The RLJ Companies (RLJ), today announced an agreement with YouTube to develop a new faith-friendly channel.

International Poster For 'Alex Cross Promises A "Darker" Tyler Perry

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  • August 7, 2012 11:04 AM
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Just like in the Stateside poster, the suggestion here is that this is less Tyler Perry's Alex Cross, and more of a set up for a collision of equals. 

Universal Revives LA Riots Feature Project With Justin Lin ('Fast Five') Directing

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  • August 7, 2012 10:34 AM
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Justin Lin is an interesting, and certainly unexpected choice for direct a film based on the Los Angeles riots that followed the acquittal of four LAPD officers charged with beating the late Rodney King.
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