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Short Film Watch - 'Don't Bite The Apple'

  • By Sergio
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  • July 28, 2012 3:37 PM
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Here's your look at the 2011 Chicagio-made short film Don't Bite The Apple, written and produced by Maurice Dortch, and co-directed by Dortch and Eugene Bush; it made the film festival circuit last year.

Africa's Oprah Winfrey Launching Her Own TV Network As Well

  • By Courtney
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  • July 28, 2012 12:46 PM
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The "Africa's Oprah Winfrey" label isn't one I came up with; that's what she's been called within and outside of Africa, although she's originally from Nigeria, born and educated in the UK primarily.

80% Of The Budget For 'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Came From Nigerian Investors

  • By Courtney
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  • July 28, 2012 11:32 AM
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Adding to our last post on the cross-continental co-production that is the film adaptation of Half Of A Yellow Sun, I thought this revelation from a Variety profile of the film this morning was something to share: 80% of the film's production budget came from Nigerian investors.

Danny Glover's Toussaint L'Ouverture Film That Never Was, But Could Still Be

  • By Courtney
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  • July 27, 2012 6:34 PM
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When Tambay spoke to Danny Glover about his long-in-development Toussaint L'Ouverture film last fall, this is what he had to say:

Mitt Romney's TV Ad For Black Folks (... No Seriously)

  • By Sergio
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  • July 27, 2012 5:50 PM
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Honestly, I had some very serious doubts about posting this. Really.

This Week In Black Television - Vampires, Mutants and Hackers - OH MY!

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • July 27, 2012 2:58 PM
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This week I recap and explore returning shows like Leverage, Alphas and The Closer as well as touch on True Blood and The Newsroom!

Watch Spike Lee Resurrect Mookie In New Clip From 'Red Hook Summer'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 27, 2012 1:05 PM
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Earlier this week, I attended a press screening of the recut version of Spike Lee's much-discussed and debated Red Hook Summer; and even though I saw it at the Sundance Film Festival in January, and reviewed it soon after, I plan to write a new review of the film, based on the new edit I saw this week. 

Celebrating 20 Years Of African Cinema At ADIFF This Weekend (NYC)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 27, 2012 12:50 PM
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Starting today, Fri, July 27, throughout the rest of the weekend, the African Diaspora International Film Festival TC Series will celebrate 20 years of African films, featuring film screenings and speakers from countries within the continent.

'Devil Wears Prada' Screenwriter Hired To Pen Script For Willow Smith's 'Annie' reboot

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 27, 2012 10:53 AM
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Whoopi Goldberg's Kickstarter Campaign To Fund Moms Mabley Doc A Resounding Success!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 27, 2012 10:14 AM
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Despite some criticism of her use of the online crowd-funding website to raise funds for her Moms Mabley documentary (especially in light of what I referred to in a previous post as "Kickstarter Fatigue"), Whoopi Goldberg has reached her campaign goal; she actually surpassed it, raising over $73,000, when her goal was to raise $65,000.

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