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Exclusive: New Minute-Long Digital Spot For 'Middle Of Nowhere' Emphasizes Narrative's Tension

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 24, 2012 3:23 PM
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Ava DuVernay's sophomore drama Middle Of Nowhere made its New York debut over the weekend at the 16th Urbanworld Film Festival, to an undoubtedly enthusiastic sold-out audience.

The Weinstein Company Acquires USA Distribution Rights To Lee Daniels' 'The Butler'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 24, 2012 2:57 PM
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The Weinstein Company has acquired USA distribution rights to Lee Daniels' White House drama The Butler.

Watch Trailer For The Late Patrice O'Neal's Final Movie 'Nature Calls' (In Theaters November 9)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 24, 2012 2:45 PM
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Almost a year after Patrice O'Neal died - a week before his birthday, on November 29th, 2011 - Magnet Releasing will open the comedy Nature Calls in theaters and VOD on November 9; and with that news comes a brand-new trailer today.

Maysles Cinema Presents 4th Annual 'Congo In Harlem' Film Series (Dates, Titles)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 24, 2012 2:19 PM
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Via Maysles press release:

Jill Scott, J Cole Also In Casting Mix For David E. Talbert's Rom-Com 'Baggage Claim'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 24, 2012 1:55 PM
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'In Our Nature' (Co-Starring Gabrielle Union) Gets A Theatrical Release Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 24, 2012 1:24 PM
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Irma P. Hall Co-Stars In Faith-Based Family Drama 'Hiding In Plain Sight' (Trailer)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 24, 2012 1:10 PM
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Hiding In Plain Sight is the feature film debut from director M. Legend Brown.

FREE screening - Mustafa Davis' doc 'The Warm Heart of Africa' in Houston, Sat. 9/29

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • September 24, 2012 12:31 PM
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This Saturday September 29th, the Houston, TX based African diaspora art organization Our Image Film & Arts, who we've written about on Shadow And Act in the past presents the newest screening in their ongoing commitment to advancing Black film and art about and by underrepresented racial and ethnic groups by presenting non-stereotypical, honest, cutting-edge, thought-provoking depictions of Black communities and other ethnic communities.

Bounce TV Celebrates 1st Birthday, Grows To 80% Of African American Homes

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 24, 2012 12:31 PM
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Bounce TV Celebrates First Birthday; Nation's First-Ever Broadcast Television Network for African Americans Founded By Martin Luther King III, Ambassador Andrew Young

Shooting Begins In S. Africa On Forest Whitaker Crime Drama 'Zulu' (Alexandre Desplat Scoring)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 24, 2012 12:13 PM
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Shooting officially began today in Cape Town, South Africa, on the Forest Whitaker/Orlando Bloom crime drama Zulu, which is based on French author Caryl Férey’s award winning crime novel of the same name.

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