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Watch: WGAW Panel On Packaging Your Film Today ('Making Your Film Project Irresistible')

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 6, 2012 10:08 AM
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Stories and knowledge from the *western* front, where all isn't necessarily quiet. Some really good, interesting stuff here, I found.

Review: Distraught Young Black Cowboy Grieves Death of Friend in Short 'I Am John Wayne'

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • June 6, 2012 9:00 AM
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I was able to catch a screener of the approximately 18-minute short I Am John Wayne, which Courtney profiled on the site last week. That post attracted much debate in the comment section, mostly due to the John Wayne reference in its title, and the possible negative connotations of that alleged racist character.

Grace Jones Steals The Show At The Queen's Diamond Jubilee

  • By Sergio
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  • June 5, 2012 10:08 PM
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I have to confess that it literally ticks me off whenever I hear anyone praising or making a lot of fuss about Lady Gaga, when, in fact, EVERYTHING she does she stole from Grace Jones. And even worse she does it very badly.

"Remember Us?" Leading Ladies Of Color In British Cinema History

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • June 5, 2012 9:50 PM
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There's been a lot of recent Internet chatter about the upcoming sports drama Fast Girls, and how it features the first lead performance by a black actress in a British film.  Not to take anything away from actress Lenora Crichlow, but that just isn't so.

After Years Of Rumors Of A Feud, Oprah Winfrey Chats w/ 50 Cent This Sunday On OWN

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 5, 2012 8:56 PM
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This could be worth watching; I wonder what she's going to ask him... what they're going to talk about.

Watch: First Bits Of Footage From "Django Unchained"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 5, 2012 6:20 PM
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Quentin Tarantino says his highly-anticipated Django Unchained will make audiences uncomfortable, stating that he wants to show us how fucked up America was back then (it's still fucked up now); Star Jamie Foxx calls it a love story at its core.

Say Hello To Little Hushpuppy In First Clip From 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 5, 2012 6:05 PM
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I'll skip the intro; you folks should know all about this film's journey already; we've written about it enough times :)

Official Poster For 'Soft Focus' + Premiere Event Details (2nd S&A Black Filmmaker Challenge Winner)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 5, 2012 5:47 PM
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Watch: 'Ladies & Gentlemen, Jordan Rock' (A Glimpse Into The World Of The 20-Year-Old Comedian)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 5, 2012 5:22 PM
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The backstory from the press release follows immediately below; and underneath, you'll find the entire 25-minute film embedded for your viewing pleasure...
More: Chris Rock

T’challa aka Black Panther Coming Soon To A Theater Near You?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 5, 2012 5:09 PM
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Things that make you go hmm... our friends at Latino Review are reporting that Marvel Studios is finally prepping a Black Panther movie.

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