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Will Smith's 'Redemption Of Cain' Is Moving Forward At Sony; Gets July 13 Start Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 6, 2012 10:34 AM
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Officially confirming what we've previously announced, and now with a definite greenlight and production start date...
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Call For Proposals For Production Of South Africa's NFVF Women Filmmaker Project

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 6, 2012 9:58 AM
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NOTE: This is only open to South African citizens or residents of South Africa. So for our readers in the country (and I know we have a strong presence there), or if you know anyone who qualifies, read on from the press release:

Trailer - Ving Rhames In 'Death Race 3: Inferno'

  • By Sergio
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  • September 6, 2012 9:55 AM
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Truth be told, I genuinely admire actors like Ving Rhames and Vivica A. Fox. Sure it's easy to mock them for their choices, their presumed limited acting talent, and to call them C-List actors. But the fact of the matter is that, they're two very rare actors in Hollywood.

Watch New Web Series 'Mommy Uncensored' (Based On Real-Mommy Experiences)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 6, 2012 9:45 AM
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Described as The Bernie Mac Show meets The New Adventures Of Old Christine, this new web series chronicles Karen Wright’s uncharted journey through the crazy realities of being a stay-at-home mom.

BFI '12 Preview: Shocking South African Drama 'Accession' (HIV-Positive Man Seeks Virgin For Cure Myth)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 6, 2012 9:29 AM
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The uncompromising, documentary-style South African drama Accession, directed by Johannesburg native Michael J. Rix (Tengers), will screen at this year's BFI London Film Festival (October 10-21) as part of its Dare section. The film, which premiered at the Durban International Film Festival this past July, will compete next at the 25th Tokyo International Film Festival in October.

'No Love in the Wild' - bell hooks' 'Beast Of The Southern Wild' Critique

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 6, 2012 9:00 AM
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If you've been reading this blog long enough, you'll know that we're fans of bell hooks' critiques, essays, analyses, etc, on all things *black cinema.* We've referenced her words from time to time. When bell speaks, we pay attention, whether we agree with her or not.

SyFy Picks Up Stateside Rights To Sky 1's 'Sinbad' (Sophie Okonedo, Ashley Walters, George Harris)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 6, 2012 8:45 AM
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Our readers in the UK have already seen the some if not all of the new series - the BBC/Sky 1 HD production of Sinbad - that features performances from the likes of Elliot Knight, Sophie Okonedo, George Harris, Ashley Walters and Estella Daniels. It began airing July 8.

'Safe House' Sequel In The Works

  • By Sergio
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  • September 6, 2012 8:09 AM
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BFI '12 Preview: French Drama 'Rengaine' (Hold Back)- Muslim Woman Falls For Black Christian Man

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 5, 2012 9:45 PM
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A first feature film by French boxer, auteur and actor Rachid Djaidani (2006 documentary SUR MA LIGNE), Rengaine (Hold Back) premiered at this year's Cannes Film Festival, where it was the official selection in the Directors Fortnight and the International Critics Week sections.
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New Caribbean Cinema Series Presents 'Ring Di Alarm' - 7 Stories, 6 Directors, 1 Island (Jamaica)

  • By Courtney
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  • September 5, 2012 7:38 PM
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As described by the filmmakers behind it... The New Caribbean Cinema Series is a fresh, pioneering approach to film-making in the Caribbean. A mixture of ‘First World’ technical skill and business savvy, flavored with a distinctly Caribbean world-view, the New Caribbean Cinema Series proposes to present the world with a showcase of creative artistry from the region’s up and coming filmmakers. The series is a Caribbean co-production, jointly produced by Storm Saulter from Jamaica and the St Lucian born Michelle Serieux. The productions rely heavily on the creative and technical support of Joel Burke and Nile Saulter and are sustained by the commitment and effort of their production crew, who work at greatly reduced costs so that they can create a body of work that represents their capabilities. Tired of waiting on funding that never comes, New Caribbean Cinema exists to challenge old models and to prove that in the region, innovation and ingenuity are key to artistic expression.

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