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'Twelve Years A Slave' Set Photo Surfaces (It All About The Shoes)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 16, 2012 5:34 PM
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Ok, so it's not much to look at; but I'm sure, like me, many of you are curious to see some photos and/or footage from Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave film adaptation.

Watch: HBO Finally Sets Releases Trailer For 'Treme' Season 3

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 16, 2012 4:55 PM
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The season finale of season 2 aired just over a year ago, and fans of HBO's acclaimed New Orleans-set drama Treme (created by David Simon and Eric Overmyer that premiered on April 11, 2010) have since been waiting patiently for season 3 to begin.

Anthony Mackie In Talks To Play Falcon In 'Captain America' Sequel

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 16, 2012 4:29 PM
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Speaking of black superheroes...

Preview Visually Appealing South African Drama 'Elelwani' (First Venda Production In Film History)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 16, 2012 3:49 PM
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The teaser doesn't reveal much (after all, it's a teaser) but there's enough here to get my attention.

New Voices in Black Cinema now Accepting Submissions for 2013 Festival

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • July 16, 2012 3:10 PM
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Now accepting submissions for its 3rd annual film festival is Brooklyn's premier Black film showcase the ActNow: New Voices in Black Cinema Festival. Programmed by ActNow Foundation, it all takes place February 15th-18th 2013 at BAMcinématek (the movie wing of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the nations oldest ongoing performance center); the festival which in the past has played independent films like Tanya Hamiton's Night Catches Us (starring Kerry Washington & Anthony Mackie) , Ava DuVernay's I Will Follow, the Aunjanue Ellis starring The Tested, as well as compelling documentaries such as Infiltrating Hollywood: The Rise & Fall of the Spook Who Sat By The Door, Sneaker Stories, and The Furious Force of Rhymes, and introuduced audiences eager for new voices to new indpendent Black films like Single Hills, SUS, Lesson Before Love and Let's Stay Together. The NVBC Festival also yearly bestows previous undeclared films as 'New Black Classics' - in 2012 Theodore Witcher's Love Jones held that distinction and Wendell B. Harris' Chamelon Street held inaugural title in 2011. The deadline to submit is November 20, 2012. Details after the jump.

Sundance Reveals 2012 Creative Producing Labs, Summit Participants (Yoruba Richen Makes Cut)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 16, 2012 3:06 PM
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The project continues to attract attention where it really counts, and that's great. Good for Yoruba Richen and her work-in-progress feature documentary titled The New Black.

'The Abandon' - A Sci-Fi TV Series (5 Black Men Learn They May Be The Last Humans On Earth)

  • By Keith Josef Adkins
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  • July 16, 2012 2:44 PM
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My name is Keith Josef Adkins. I’m a so-called awarding-winning playwright and screenwriter. I receive more awards than I actually get productions, but hey, you can’t have everything, LOL.

New Ashley Walters C4 Drama 'Camouflage' Airs Tonight (First Look)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 16, 2012 2:05 PM
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Announced in March, and titled Coming Up, the UK's Channel 4's annual talent initiative that offers up-and-coming writers and directors an opportunity to showcase their work on national TV, with a 2012 lineup that includes 7 brand new original drama feature films to be shown on Channel 4, some involving Brit talent we've covered here on S&A like Ashley Walters (Top Boy) and Michael Ajao (Attack The Block), and Lydia Adetunji, a playwright turned screenwriter.

Pooch Hall Sets Record Straight On 'The Game' - Says Deal Is Being Worked Out; Planning To Return

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 16, 2012 1:31 PM
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So it looks like all the talk, both official and unofficial, about Pooch Hall exiting BET's hit sitcom The Game, may all be reversed, as the actor now says that, actually, for the record, his deal is still being worked out as we speak, and that he's not officially done with the series, and he definitely wants to come back. In fact, he adds that you shouldn't be surprised if he does indeed come back to The Game.

Chinonye Chukwu's 'Alaskaland' To Premiere At Martha's Vineyard African American Film Fest

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 16, 2012 12:41 PM
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A film we've been watching closely, and are looking forward to... Writer/director Chinonye Chukwu's feature film debut Alaskaland will make its premiere at the Run & Shoot Filmworks Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival next month, which runs from August 7 to August 11.

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