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Apollo Theater Has Sights Set On Expansion With CAA

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • October 4, 2012 11:41 AM
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The Apollo Theater has has teamed up with CAA and has its sights set on expanding the Harlem mainstay in an effort to support the non-profit and its initiatives.  

Steel Magnolias Opening Night

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • October 4, 2012 11:15 AM
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Despite the lawsuit from original Steel Magnolia producer Victoria White, things appear to be moving full steam ahead. 

Tarantino Lauded For 'Django Unchained' Script

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • October 4, 2012 10:56 AM
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The Hollywood Reporter just announced that Quentin Tarantino will be given the Hollywood Screenwriter Award at the 16th annual Hollywood Film Award for his script for Django Unchained. 

Kidman Takes A Stand On The N-Word

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • October 4, 2012 10:26 AM
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I thought a short Los Angeles Times piece posed some interesting questions about artist and their beliefs.  In the article they talk about a bit of a stand-off between Nicole Kidman, and actor and Lee Daniels, her director.

John Singleton 'Hustle and Flow' Lawsuit Set For Trial

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • October 4, 2012 9:48 AM
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John Singleton's lawsuit against Paramount Pictures and MTV Films will go to trial.  Singleton alleges that the studio reneged on their contract for Hustle and Flow, which stipulated that two additional films would be produced.  The additional two films; an unspecified film by Dee Ray Davis and a Tracy Morgan concert film directed by Spike Lee. 

Martin Luther King Jr, Nelson Mandela, Fiery Talk About Abolishing Slavery In New 'Lincoln' Trailer

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 3, 2012 11:56 PM
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Many of you weren't too impressed with the first trailer, based on the comments you left; well, how about this one, which aired during tonight's presidential debate?

Film Africa, London's Largest Annual African Film Festival, Returns November 1 To 11

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 3, 2012 8:29 PM
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This is just a tease, not the full lineup.

ESPN 30 For 30 Feature Doc 'Broke' Now Available On iTunes (Athletes & Their Money Problems)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 3, 2012 7:30 PM
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From ESPN Films comes a feature-length documentary that aims to provide insight into why 60 percent of NBA players, and 78 percent of NFL players go broke (hence the title) within five years of retirement.
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3rd 'Black Girls Rock!' On BET In November; Tracee Ellis Ross, Regina King Returning To Host

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 3, 2012 6:54 PM
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BET Networks and Beverly Bond reunite to 'Shine the Spotlight on Black Girls Who Rock' for a 3rd televised event; this year's tributes include: Dionne Warwick, Kerry Washington, Susan Taylor, Alicia Keys and Dr. Hawa Abdi and her daughters.

Watch Simple, Effective Trailer For Award Winning Short Film 'And I On The Opposite Shore'

  • By Sergio
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  • October 3, 2012 6:08 PM
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Here's the very simple, but effective trailer for the short film, And I On The Opposite Shore, written, produced and directed by New York City-based filmmaker, Mozell Miley-Bailey, whose previous film, Paris Periherique, won the short film narrative award at the 2011 Harlem International Film Festival.

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