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Notes From The Screenwriting Desk (Part One)

  • By Tanya Steele
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  • August 20, 2012 4:02 PM
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I get p***ed when I see 'seminars' and 'webinars' and whatever else for screenwriting instruction. I get to read the scripts after they've gone through this so-called "instruction". Rarely, if ever, do these things give a writer what she/he needs. Certainly, structure and format is about all they can offer. But, the real stuff, the stuff that makes a compelling screenplay cannot be given in a group setting.

In 'Mingus On Mingus' Grandson Searches Through Lore To Find Grandfather - Charles Mingus

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 20, 2012 3:40 PM
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From Orangethenblue Productions comes a feature-length documentary directed by Kevin Ellington Mingus (grandson of jazz legend Charles Mingus), titled Mingus on Mingus.

Chris Tucker Isn't Interested In 4th 'Friday' Movie; Shooting International Concert Movie Akin To 'Raw'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 20, 2012 2:38 PM
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Preview 'Awake Zion' - Feature Doc That Explores Connections Between Rasta, Reggae & Judaism

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 20, 2012 2:09 PM
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From director Monica Haim comes the feature-length documentary titled Awake Zion, which claims to explore the unsuspecting connections between Rasta, Reggae and Judaism.

Preview Feature Doc 'Maree v. State' (Hero, Villain, Or Victim - An Alger/Kafka-esque Tale)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 20, 2012 1:37 PM
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“Sydney Maree is one of the world’s fastest runners. There’s no argument about that. The controversy is over whether he is the hero, or the villain, or the victim, of a tale that might have been written by Horatio Alger and Franz Kafka.” - Bob Lipsyte, CBS

Preview Father & Daughter Courtroom Drama 'For The Cause' (In Post-Production)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 20, 2012 12:56 PM
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For The Cause is an upcoming feature film from writer/director/producer Katherine Nero, which wrapped principal photography just last month, and is currently in post-production, thanks to the $65,000+ Nero successfully raised earlier this year, which was enough to kickstart the production. 

NY Times Best-Selling Author Pearl Cleage Teaming w/ Ayoka Chenzira To Bring Novels To Screen

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 20, 2012 12:23 PM
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We often lament the lack of novels by black authors attracting film producer interest - especially in Hollywood. So it's always wonderful to learn about initiatives like this one.

Preview 'Full Circle' (Pizza Delivery Boy Seeks Revenge On After Best Friend Is Killed)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 20, 2012 11:56 AM
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The feature film directorial debut from rapper and music video director Slick (aka Solvan Naim) titled Full Circle.

1st Look At Isaach De Bankolé In 'Where The Road Runs Out' (1st Feature Shot In Equatorial Guinea)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 20, 2012 11:24 AM
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Update and first look at a project we first alerted you in June, dubbed, the first feature film to shoot in Equatorial Guinea, the coastal country located in central Africa.

Hushpuppy & Wink Will Chat w/ Oprah On August 26

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 20, 2012 10:55 AM
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In an all-new episode of Oprah Winfrey's Super Soul Sunday show on OWN, Oprah will sit down with Beast Of The Southern Wild director Benh Zeitlin, and the film's breakout stars, Quvenzhané Wallis and Dwight Henry.

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