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Preview Doc 'Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 18, 2012 4:29 PM
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A documentary project from Thomas Allen Harris that's more than worthy of yor support.

Watch: 1st Trailer For Roger Bobb's 'Raising Izzie' (Vanessa Williams, Rockmond Dunbar Star)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 18, 2012 3:44 PM
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Former Executive Vice President of Tyler Perry Studios, Roger Bobb, who left the company earlier last year to start his own film production company called Bobcat Films, is making his feature film directorial debut with a project titled Raising Izzie - a film that's based on the grand-prize winning script of the 1st annual GMC Faith & Family Screenplay Competition last year, and that made its world premiere as the closing night film at the 2012 American Black Film Festival last month, ahead of its TV premiere on the GMC (Gospel Music Channel) this month.

Who's Been Watching Mzansi Magic Channel Drama Series 'Mshika-shika'?

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • July 18, 2012 3:34 PM
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Ever since Tambay first told us about South African/Nigerian drama series Jacob's Cross, a little over a year ago, I've been paying close attention to South African television. This past April, the Mzansi Magic channel introduced a new drama series to its viewers called Mshika-shika.

So What's Next For Quvenzhané Wallis?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 18, 2012 3:22 PM
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The accolades have been virtually non-stop since the film and its star bowed at the Sundance Film Festival in January, this year. And while the director of that film, Benh Zeitlin - Beasts Of The Southern Wild - likely won't have much difficulty building on the success of the film, as his career as a filmmaker blossoms, what about its star, Quvenzhané Wallis?

Preview Kenyan Crime Drama 'Nairobi Half Life' (Pursuit Of A Dream Aided By A Life Of Crime)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 18, 2012 2:19 PM
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I like the looks and sounds of this Kenyan crime drama titled Nairobi Half Life, from director David Tosh Gitonga, which centers on an aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya, who dreams of becoming a success. In pursuit of this, he makes his way to Nairobi, supposedly the city of opportunity, and faces a different reality when he arrives, and instead falls into a life of crime.

Wesley Snipes Compares Hollywood Agents To Pimps, Actors To Hos In UTA Dispute Deposition Video

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 18, 2012 1:46 PM
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This gave me a good laugh! 

Patrik-Ian Polk On Being 'The Gay Tyler Perry' + His Latest Film, 'The Skinny,' Now On DVD

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 18, 2012 1:13 PM
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Cast This: 19 Year Old Black Male For Coming Of Age Drama; Must Be Able To Carry Film

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 18, 2012 12:34 PM
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A little bit ago, I received an email from a young but estalished indie filmmaker (won't say who), with 4 feature films on his resume (docs and scripted narratives) - 2 that we've covered on S&A in the last couple of years, with the following request, verbatim:

'Porgy & Bess' Broadway Revival Sets Official Closing Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 18, 2012 11:53 AM
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The revival of Porgy & Bess on Broadway whose run, which was originally scheduled to end on July 8, was extened to September 30 earlier this year, has now officially set an end date.

Halle Berry Suffers A Concussion On Set Of 'The Hive'

  • By Sergio
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  • July 18, 2012 11:41 AM
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Maybe we ought to start calling her "Hard Luck" Halle.

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