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

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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)

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

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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.

Hand-Drawn Animation Adventure Feature "Zarafa" Acquired For US Distribution

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  • June 5, 2012 4:20 PM
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Independent distributor GKids has picked up US distribution rights to the French animated feature Zarafa.

More Join Cast Of "12 Years A Slave" + We Now Know Who Will Play Edwin Epps

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  • June 5, 2012 4:02 PM
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Speculate no more; after months, and several posts wondering what role Michael Fassbender would play in Steve McQueen's adaptation of Solomon Northup's 12 Years A Slave - specifically, whether he'll play the narrative's main "villain" the incredibly cruel plantation owner, Edwin Epps (who Northup spends a significant portion of his 12 years in bondage with) - we have our answer.

Michael Jai White, Lynn Whitfield Star As Terminally Ill Mother & Son In "Somebody's Child"

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  • June 5, 2012 3:11 PM
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Michael Jai White and Lynn Whitfield have signed on to star in the GMC original TV movie titled Somebody's Child.

Diego Luna Directs Michael Pena, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson In Cesar Chavez Biopic

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  • June 5, 2012 2:29 PM
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I recall when this was first announced 2 years ago, in 2010, when it was made public that life rights to make a biopic about civil-rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez had been optioned, with Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna's Mexico-based Canana Films, producing the film.

Ryan Coogler And Jonas Carpignano Signed By WME, Prepping To Shoot Feature Debuts This Year

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  • June 5, 2012 2:10 PM
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Congrats to Ryan Coogler and Jonas Carpignano, who were both signed by top talent agency William Morris Endeavor (WME); Dee Rees, Pariah, is also a recently-signed client.

Short Drama "Deluge" Explores African Americans' Relationships to Water (Fundraising)

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  • June 5, 2012 1:21 PM
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10 days left for filmmaker Nijla Mumin to reach the funding campaign goal for her project, Deluge, which we first alerted you to at the end of April. June 14th is the deadline, so make a contribution if you can.

Starz Network Will Kill "Spartacus" After Upcoming 3rd Season

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  • June 5, 2012 12:17 PM
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A series I still haven't gotten around to watching yet, and which I profiled last December, is coming to its official end as the Starz network will end Spartacus after the drama series' upcoming third season.

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