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Randall Wallace Tapped To Develop TD Jakes Faith-Based Drama 'Heaven Is for Real'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 24, 2012 10:19 AM
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Updates On Regina King's Adaptation Of Reshonda Tate Billingsley's 'Let The Church Say Amen'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 24, 2012 9:55 AM
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We announced this about a month-and-a-half ago; but, for some reason, the major industry media outlets are only now *officially* reporting it. Our source was the author herself.

Rodney Evans' 'Brother To Brother' 1 of 11 Indies Now On SnagFilms, Hulu Via Sundance Program

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 24, 2012 9:11 AM
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If you still haven't seen Rodney Evans' critically-acclaimed 2004 drama Brother To Brother, which features some early outstanding work by Anthony Mackie, you're in luck, because, as of yesterday, it was 1 of 10 indies that are now available on Hulu, Netflix and SnagFilms via the Sundance Institute's recently-launched Artist Services program (a program we highlighted in a past post), which "provides Institute artists with exclusive opportunities for creative self-distribution, marketing and financing solutions for their work."

Angela Bassett Will Be Coretta Scott King To Mary J. Blige's Betty Shabazz In 'Betty & Coretta'

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  • August 23, 2012 9:20 PM
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Urbanworld Film Festival Unveils 49-Film 2012 Lineup Including 17 World Premieres

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 23, 2012 9:03 PM
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I'll return to highlight films we haven't already covered, in individual posts. In the meantime, here's a summary of what you can expect...

Trailer: 'Head Games' (On Sports Concussion Crisis, From 'Hoop Dreams,' 'Interrupters' Director)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 23, 2012 7:53 PM
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He directed 2 of the most reverred documentaries made in the last 20 years (you'll likely find both of them on many lists of top documentaries of all time - 1994's Hoop Dreams and 2011's The Interrupters), and now director Steve James will tackle the "concussion crisis in sports," in his upcoming revealing feature documentary, Head Games.

Will & Jada Smith Will Present Shola Lynch's 'Free Angela & All Political Prisoners' At TIFF

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  • August 23, 2012 7:22 PM
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Toronto International Film Festival director Cameron Bailey revealed in an interview with the Toronto Star that Will and Jada Pinkett Smith will be attending this year's festival, specifically to present Shola Lynch's Angela Davis documentary, Free Angela & All Political Prisoners.

Sneak Peek - Gabby Douglas On 'Oprah's Next Chapter'

  • By Sergio
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  • August 23, 2012 6:54 PM
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As we have reported here last week, Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas, along with her mother Natalie Hawkins and her siblings, will be interviewed by Oprah Winfrey on her program, Oprah's Next Chapter, this Sunday Aug. 26th on OWN, starting at 8:30PM (7:30PM Central).

J-Lo's 'Multi-Ethnic' Hour-Long Drama About A Lesbian Couple & Their Many Children, Gets Picked Up

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 23, 2012 6:47 PM
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Thanks to today's news, we know a little more about the project; it was early last month that we announced that Jennifer Lopez was developing an hour-long drama for ABC Family that will center on a lesbian couple (one a police officer and the other a school teacher)... "who suddenly have their already child-heavy household turned upside down when a wayward teenage girl moves in."

Gloria Reuben Heading Back To TNT For 3rd Season Of Sci-Fi Drama Series, 'Falling Skies'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 23, 2012 6:29 PM
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Gloria Reuben has signed up for a 5-episode arc on the upcoming 3rd season of TNT’s sci-fi drama Falling Skies.

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