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Cast This: Hugh, Selema Masekela Father/Son Scripted Feature Moving Forward w/ Paul Haggis

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  • August 16, 2012 7:50 PM
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Interesting.

Preview 'Oblivion' (Based On Real-Life Legal Case That Outlawed Marriage Abductions In Ethiopia)

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  • August 16, 2012 6:44 PM
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Written and directed by Zeresenay Mehari, the arresting story for Oblivion, a feature length scripted film, is based on a true story about the legal-precedent-setting court case that outlawed the practice of abduction for marriage in Ethiopia – also referred to as "Telefa."

Axe Of Vengeance: Ghanaian Film Posters And Film Viewing Culture

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  • August 16, 2012 6:01 PM
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Long-time readers of S&A will remember our online showcase of these locally-made, hand-crafted Ghanaian movie posters advertising Hollywood, Nollywood, Bollywood, martial arts and home-grown action movies and dramas in the country.

A Film Industry Builds In Rwanda w/ Eric Kabera Helping Fuel The Machine

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  • August 16, 2012 5:04 PM
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Much-deserved CNN focus on Rwandan cinema (previously dubbed Hillywood - because Rwanda is known as the land of a thousand hills). Eric Kabera, founder and chairperson of the Rwanda Film Festival, the country's first film school, and a filmmaker in his own right, is profiled in the encouraging and inspiring piece.

Tony Rock, Charlie Robinson, Michole White Join 'Reed Between The Lines' As Series Regulars

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  • August 16, 2012 4:01 PM
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Returning for a second season, BET's comedy series Reed Between The Lines (starring Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Tracee Ellis Ross) has added Tony Rock, Charlie Robinson and Michole White to the cast, as series regulars.

Who Should Play 'Mother's Milk' In Big Screen Adaptation Of Anti-Superhero Comic 'The Boys'?

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  • August 16, 2012 3:38 PM
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The story goes... In 2008, Columbia Pictures optioned The Boys, a graphic novel by Garth Ennis and Darick Roberson, with plans for a film adaptation. There was not much movement on the project until 2 years later, August 2010, when Adam McKay signed on to direct the film. At the time, McKay revealed that a script was being rewritten for what he would later describe as "a $100 million, rated-R, anti-superhero movie," and was hopeful that production would begin the following January (2011). 

Preview 'Dreams Don't Die' (Doc About A Grown Man w/ A Kid's Dream Who Refuses To Give Up)

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  • August 16, 2012 2:41 PM
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Recipient of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts fellowship, director John Ryan Johnson's upcoming feature documentary Dreams Don't Die follows Antoine Hood II, a US Air Force Captain, who works a desk job by day, and pursues his childhood dream of playing professional basketball in the NBA.

Preview 'The Walls Of Dakar' (How Graffiti Culture Warned Of A Coming Insurgency In Senegal)

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  • August 16, 2012 2:03 PM
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Contained within the graffiti on the walls of the city of Dakar, are artistic expressions of dissent by artists from varied backgrounds. Labeled rebels, these artists inspired and influenced a collective realization that, after some time, culminated in an uprising of the people.

Preview 'Mr Pip' (At Time Of War, Girl Survives Via Connection w/ Fictional Dickens Character)

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  • August 16, 2012 1:40 PM
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Living under the shadow of the Papa New Guinean civil war, a young girl forms a unique bond with an eccentric schoolteacher, over their shared love for Charles Dickens' Great Expectations.

Wanda Sykes Will Host 2 Hour-Long Election Specials On LGBT Issues For Logo

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  • August 16, 2012 1:04 PM
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Wanda Sykes will host 2 hour-long specials for the Logo network that will focus on "hot topics for the gay and lesbian voter and where the Presidential candidates stand on those issues," featuring a roundtable of panelists, promising to be fair and balanced, with all sides (well, probably just Republican and Democrat) represented in the conversations.

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