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Watch Michael Jai White, Lynn Whitfield As Mother & Son In Trailer For 'Somebody's Child'

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  • August 14, 2012 2:57 PM
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Michael Jai White and Lynn Whitfield star in the GMC original TV movie titled Somebody's Child. 

Debra Martin Chase Signs 2-Year Development Deal w/ ABC Studios

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  • August 14, 2012 2:39 PM
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Veteran producer Debra Martin Chase has inked a two-year deal at ABC Studios, which will see her develop TV projects through her company, Martin Chase Prods.

Updates On Marc Evans' 'Miss Shirley Bassey' (International Recognition + More On Story)

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  • August 14, 2012 2:15 PM
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As Emmanuel already noted in a February post... another project based on the life of Nigerian-Brit Dame Shirley Bassey is in the works - this one with director Marc Evans helming it.

FilmBuff Picks Up John Forté Doc 'Russian Winter' For Oct Release + New Forté Album After

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  • August 14, 2012 1:34 PM
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I screened this a few months ago, when it debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival, and thought it was ok; not as revealing a portrait as I expected it to be, but maybe that's thanks to my own expectations of what the film was going to be about.

Watch Michelle Obama And Gabby Douglas Together On 'The Tonight Show'

  • By Sergio
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  • August 14, 2012 1:30 PM
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Believe or not, I was hesitant to post this at first because it wasn't about BLACK CINEMA, but then I realized, why not? As if that has stopped me before. And what's wrong with some positivity?

Vernee Watson, Tom Wright Will Be Echo Kellum's Parents On New Fox Series 'Ben And Kate'

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  • August 14, 2012 1:15 PM
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Vernee Watson and Tom Wright have booked recurring roles on Fox's new comedy series Ben and Kate, which stars Dakota Johnson and Nat Faxon as a sister and brother who are exact opposites: Ben is an over-the-top dreamer, while younger sister Kate is a single mother trying to make ends meet as a bar manager.

Out On Blu-ray Today - 'New Jack City' ('Rock-a-bye-baby!')

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  • August 14, 2012 12:45 PM
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Your wait is officially over! New Jack City is now available on Blu-ray, in a 1-disc package.

Preview 'Hidden Colors 2: The Triumph Of Melanin' (What They Didn't Teach You In History Class)

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  • August 14, 2012 12:16 PM
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From author, radio and director Tariq Nasheed, comes the documentary, Hidden Colors 2: The Triumph Of Melanin, a sequel to last year's Hidden Colors: The Untold History Of People Of Aboriginal, Moor, and African Descent.

John Akomrah's Next Project 'Peripeteia' (Based On 16th century Painting) To Premiere At Toronto

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  • August 14, 2012 11:45 AM
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It was in March that we alerted you to British/Ghanaian filmmaker John Akomfrah's latest work since last year's The Nine Muses - discussed and reviewed it on the old S&A site HERE.

Spike Lee's 'Bad 25' To Screen At Toronto Film Festival And Future Plans

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  • August 14, 2012 11:40 AM
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We already posted that Spike Lee's Bad 25 - his new documentary about the making and lasting impact of Michael Jackson's Bad album, which first was released 25 years ago this month - would make its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.
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