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Call For Submissions: 2012 Toronto CaribbeanTales Market Incubator Program (Deadline Imminent)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 11, 2012 11:05 AM
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Call For Submissions: 2012 Toronto Incubator Program

BET Adds Idris Elba's 'Luther' To Its Lineup (Airing This Saturday)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 11, 2012 10:52 AM
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Smart move by BET, and I applaud it. Even though we've championed Luther here on S&A, and I know a lot of you folks have already watched the series - both seasons - I'm also aware that there's still a large percentage of America (specifically black America) who have yet to watch a single episode, and probably don't even know that the series exists, which is unfortunate.

Exclusive: A Glimpse Into The Extraordinary Life That Belongs To Melvin Van Peebles

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 11, 2012 10:42 AM
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I recall the very first time I saw Melvin Van Peebles in person, at a Museum Of The Moving Image tribute event in early 2008 for the late St Clair Bourne, who'd recently passed (December 2007).

President Obama's Half Brother To Appear In Anti-Obama Doc

  • By Sergio
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  • July 10, 2012 11:26 PM
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Talk about a cheap shot!

Watch Now - FRONTLINE's 2-Hour Doc Presentation, 'ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 11:10 PM
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It aired tonight on PBS; If, like me, you didn't get to watch it, but were interested enough to want to tune in, you can watch it right now, because PBS has placed the entire 2-hour documentary online, and the first part of it is embedded below.

With Ernest Borgnine's Death, Sidney Poitier Becomes Oldest Best Actor Oscar Winner Alive

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 9:56 PM
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Not necessarily something to celebrate (given what happened that led to it), but I thought it was worth mentioning that, with the recent death of the great Ernest Borgnine on Sunday, Sidney Poitier became the oldest Best Actor Academy Award winner alive.

Reggie Gaskins' Feature Film 'The Lying Truth' To Open Theatrically This Month

  • By Sergio
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  • July 10, 2012 9:55 PM
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Actor/screenwriter/director Reggie Gaskins' second feature film, The Lying Truth (is it just me or doesn't that sound like the title for an Oscar Micheaux film?) will make its first limited threatical run, starting on July 27 at the Nova Cinemas in Fort Pierce, FL.

Submission Deadline For 2012 BronzeLens Film Fest Extended To July 16

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 8:33 PM
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A little late on this, but you've got 6 more days to send your entries in for consideration if you haven't already, and are interested:

Watch Episode 1 Of New Superhero Web Series 'Heroic Daze'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 7:54 PM
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Unloading some more new web series this week; Here's the first of several.
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Tyler Perry Celebrates 20 Years In Show Business Today - Join Him!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 6:41 PM
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I actually had a moment when I thought, wait a minute, his first film was released in 2005, so either his math is faulty, or I'm missing something. Then I realized, oh yeah, he's been on the black theater circuit for a long time now - since 1992, when he was just a young 22 years old who'd bought into the so-called Horatio Alger myth, hustling like a beaast in Atlanta, trying to make something of himself, and climb society's socioeconomic ladder.

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