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Juliette Fairley's 'Mulatto Saga' Film Series Provides Work For The Often Overlooked Bi-Racial Actress In Hollywood (!)

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • August 6, 2012 9:51 AM
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"There's a lack of roles in Hollywood for bi-racial women. So, I create my own content that I star in and in the process I create work for other actors of all races, genders and nationalities," said Fairley whose mother is white and father African American."

New Arab Cinema Review - Egyptian Drama 'Cairo Exit' Is Timely And Resonant

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 6, 2012 9:40 AM
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From August 24 to 29, the Film Society of Lincoln Center (FSLC) will be running a film screening series called ORIENTATION: A NEW ARAB CINEMA - a new partnership between the FSLC and the Dubai International Film Festival, presenting a series of recent feature films and shorts that have recently been supported by the Dubai Film Market.
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Steve McQueen Retrospective At The Art Institute Of Chicago This Fall

  • By Sergio
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  • August 5, 2012 11:31 PM
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He's been so busy lately directing films like Hunger, the infamous Shame, and now currently 12 Years A Slave, with literally an all-star cast, that it's easy to forget that Steve McQueen started out as, and is atill first and foremost, an artist.

Weekend B.O. Aug.3-5 ('DKR' Beats 'Recall')

  • By Sergio
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  • August 5, 2012 12:32 PM
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As expected, The Dark Knight Rises beat the action packed (but PG-13 tame), tedious and totally devoid of personality (compared to Paul Verhoeven's 1990 original) Total Recall, without a doubt, one of the least neccessary remakes in recent memory.

Octavia Spencer's Next: Film Adaptation Of Award-Winning Play 'Trials & Tribulations Of A Trailer Trash Housewife'

  • By Courtney
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  • August 4, 2012 4:17 PM
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As Tambay mentioned in a post yesterday announcing her signing up to co-star with Paula Patton and Derek Luke in David E. Talbert's upcoming rom-com Baggage Claim, Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer has quite a full slate of films scheduled to be released in the next 12 months (whether on the film festival circuit, or traditional commercial release in theaters).

Up Next For Tom Tykwer's One Fine Day Films Production Company: Kenyan Drama 'Something Necessary'

  • By Courtney
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  • August 4, 2012 3:07 PM
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If you didn't already know, when he's not busy adapting what has been deemed unadaptable, while working with the Wachowski siblings on Cloud Atlas, German filmmaker Tom Tykwer (Run Lola, Run, Perfume) is producing Kenyan films via his alternative film production company, One Fine Day Films , which he co-founded in 2008 with his girlfriend/partner, Marie Steinmann, with the goal being to promote and support filmmaking for aspiring filmmakers in Nairobi (Kenya), with Nairobi-based producing partners Ginger Ink.  
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Genre Cinema From Trinidad and Tobago - Preview Psychological Thriller 'Little Boy Blue'

  • By Courtney
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  • August 4, 2012 1:37 PM
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"Get ready world, here comes Trinidad and Tobago genre cinema!!!"

2nd Annual Englewood Film Festival In Chicago Set For October

  • By Sergio
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  • August 4, 2012 1:08 PM
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It's no secret that not much good news comes out of the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. But what's not covered by the local and national media is that, despite its problems and repuation, Englewood is still a neighborhood of families, striving to do the best that they can.

Watch Tatyana Ali In Reality TV Parody 'This My Show' - Episode 2

  • By Sergio
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  • August 4, 2012 12:34 PM
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A spoof of reality TV shows, here's episode 2 of the web series This My Show, with Tatyana Ali, Jameel Saleem and Bresha Webb.

Canal France Launches Haraka! Initiative - €10,000 To 12 African Filmmakers To Produce Short Films

  • By Courtney
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  • August 4, 2012 12:27 PM
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It's safe to say that Africa is probably the one continent with the most fertile ground right now for film and filmmakers, with many countries in the continent with still relatively young (and in some cases) non-existent film industries.

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