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Preview Indie Dramedy 'Faisal Goes West' (Sudanese Man Working On A Texas Chicken Farm)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 22, 2012 9:04 PM
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Recently completed, and prepping to begin its film festival travels is director Bentley Brown's Faisal Goes West - an indie comedy/drama about a Sudanese man working in a Texas chicken farm; essentially, telling a larger story about how he and his family adjust to life in the USA.

Digging Through The Archives... What Happened To Djimon Hounsou's 'Thulsa Doom' Project?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 22, 2012 7:48 PM
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I'd say that the vast majority of new projects that are announced won't make it to the screen, for any number of reasons. Often it's due to a lack of financing.

Pearl Cleage, Ayoka Chenzira Talk Their New Partnership That Will Bring Cleage's Novels To Screen

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 22, 2012 6:49 PM
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On Monday, we announced the exciting news that filmmaker and professor Ayoka Chenzira had partnered with acclaimed best-selling author Pearl Cleage to bring her novels to the screen, in what has been dubbed The Pearl Cleage Film Project (www.pearlcleagefilmproject.com).

Nina Simone's Daughter Opens Up Even More About Biopic, Answers Questions That Fill Gaps

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 22, 2012 6:04 PM
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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Will Play Lead Villain Kurse/Algrim In 'Thor: Dark World'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 22, 2012 5:09 PM
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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has joined the cast of Thor: Dark World (the sequel to last year's blockbuster for Paramount Pictures & Marvel Studios).

Lifetime Sets World Premiere Date For All-Black 'Steel Magnolias' Remake

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 22, 2012 4:44 PM
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Quvenzhané Wallis Signs With ICM Partners

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 22, 2012 4:26 PM
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You'll recall my July piece in which I asked what was next for Quvenzhané Wallis.

Montreal International Black Film Fest To Honor Steadman Graham w/ Career Achievement Award

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 22, 2012 3:38 PM
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Interesting...

Lauryn Hill & Beyonce Say 'Thanks, But No Thanks' To Oprah

  • By Sergio
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  • August 22, 2012 3:35 PM
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After her recent smash ratings hit, interviewing Rihanna for her Oprah's Next Chapter program on OWN, you would think that Oprah Winfrey would be aggressive about getting other popular singers on her show like, say, Lauryn Hill and Beyonce.  And she is. If only they would agree to do it.

Preview Doc 'Small Small Thing' (Liberian Mother At Odds w/ Country After Rape Of 6 yr old Daughter)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 22, 2012 3:17 PM
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3+ years in the making, the upcoming feature documentary, Small Small Thing - directed by Jessica Vale, produced by Nika Offenbac and Jessica Vale, and co-produced by Barnie Jones - is the story of a mother and daughter in Liberia, who find themselves caught between tradition and modernity, when it is discovered that the 9-year-old had been brutally raped 2 years prior.

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