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Sam Pollard, Melissa Haizlip Teaming For 'Mr. SOUL!: Ellis Haizlip & The Birth Of Black Power TV'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 21, 2012 11:00 AM
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The short story goes... In 1968, they asked him to produce the first "black Tonight Show." Instead, he started a revolution by bringing the real black experience to the national stage... SOUL! was one of the most controversial, successful and socially significant black-produced TV shows in US history.

This Week in Black Television - 64th Primetime Emmy Awards: Who Will Win?

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • September 21, 2012 10:26 AM
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This Sunday September 23 is the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards and the competition this year is pretty fierce but also pretty devoid of Black faces, a shame really as The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has expanded the amount of nominees in recent years.  Still, while we focus on Black television we’re TV lovers here period so from the actual list (I made some predictions months ago right before the noms were released - http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/this-week-in-black-television-wholl-get-an-emmy-award-nomination-and-who-else-should) I’ll pare down who I think will take the trophy this year from the major categories (and others I just dig) with some emphasis on the ones with Black faces like Don Cheadle.  PLEASE share with me who you think will win in the comments section following my picks.  I’ll also be live tweeting during the Awards so follow me at @MediaManWatch and share Emmy musings along with me. 

5 Netflix Streaming Discoveries This Week For You To Watch This Weekend (9/21)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 21, 2012 10:17 AM
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A feature I started last week... recapping... Netflix now has about twice as many streaming subscribers than DVD subscribers, according to a company financial statement during the first half of this year, it means more of you continue to sign up for Netflix streaming accounts, specifically.

Alexander Etseyatse's Short Film '4-1-9' Screening At WILLiFEST, Harlem International Film Festival

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • September 21, 2012 8:59 AM
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"Two British-Nigerian brothers-- older brother Ade and younger brother Segun-- are involved in an illegal family business. Ade is ending it while Segun wants to do just one more job."

Allen Hughes To Helm Fox Remake Of Acclaimed S. Korean Crime Drama 'A Bittersweet Life'

  • By Courtney
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  • September 20, 2012 9:45 PM
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Who is Quinn Perkins? Watch The Pope & Associates Deposition Videos ('Scandal')

  • By Courtney
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  • September 20, 2012 9:18 PM
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Last season's finale cliffhanger left audiences with the question, Who Is Quinn Perkins?

Watch Chadwick Boseman, Nicole Beharie As Jackie Robinson & Wife In First Trailer For '42'

  • By Courtney
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  • September 20, 2012 8:09 PM
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WB set an official release date of April 12, 2013 for 42, its Jackie Robinson biopic that Brian Helgeland is directing for Legendary Pictures.

Director Darrell Roodt Tells S&A What to Expect from 'Winnie' Biopic, Defends Casting Choices

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • September 20, 2012 7:48 PM
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The long-awaited Winnie Mandela biopic starring Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard is finally headed to theaters. Winnie, which opened the Montreal International Black Film Festival this week, will be released nationwide in Canada starting October 5 with a U.S. release scheduled to follow in November.

First Look At Ving Rhames As Dr. Jorge 'El Gato' Villanueva As Production Begins On 'Monday Mornings'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 20, 2012 4:42 PM
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As previously noted, Ving Rhames is one of those dudes who just keeps working - in studio films, indie films, TV, even commercials (he's pushing Buicks now).

Cinema's Dilemma - A Lack Of Ideas Or 'Narrative Exhaustion?'

  • By Malcolm Woodard
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  • September 20, 2012 4:18 PM
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I stumbled upon this interesting 2009 article on The Guardian website by veteran screenwriter and filmmaker Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver) that offers a different POV on Hollywood’s indubitable tendency to recycle narratives.

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