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Trailer Watch - Toni Braxton In 'The Oogieloves In The Big Balloon Adventure'

  • By Sergio
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  • July 26, 2012 9:16 AM
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In this week's totally non-essential news item, here's the trailer for the children's film, The Oogieloves In The Big Balloon Adventure, featuring a guest appearance by singer Toni Braxton, which opens on August 29th.

'Just Wright,' 'Brown Sugar' Screenwriter Hired To Pen Script For 'Waiting To Exhale' Sequel

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 25, 2012 10:29 PM
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In February, the talk was on whether the upcoming sequel to Waiting To Exhale would at all be affected by Whitney Houston's passing, and if the project would actually continue ahead.

Black & Sexy TV: Watch Minisode #9 Of 'The Couple' Titled 'The Massage'

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • July 25, 2012 8:43 PM
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We missed the latest minisode, number 9, titled 'The Massage' from the Sunday weekly run of the Black & Sexy TV web series The Couple.
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Watch - New Day Films: How to Start A Distribution Company

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 25, 2012 8:43 PM
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I thought this was worth sharing, especially as discussions continue about non-traditional ways that filmmakers can take the production and distribution of their projects into their own hands, and reach their audiences directly (existing companies/organizations/initiatives aside - and there are several; consider this a continuation of the conversation, as well as a short history lesson).

S&A Filmmaker Challenge Winner Ka'ramuu Kush Signs w/ APA + Hosting Master Class At Howard U

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 25, 2012 8:13 PM
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Congratulations are in order for #3 S&A Filmmaker Challenge winner Ka'ramuu Kush who has officially signed with talent and literary agency APA (Agency for the Performing Arts) - a firm that counts the likes of Viola Davis, Gary Oldman, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jennifer Beals, and Louis C.K. as clients.

Sharlto Copley Says Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Remake Will Be Just As 'Dark, Gritty' & True To Original

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 25, 2012 7:29 PM
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"They've been very true to the spirit of it. It's dark, it's gritty. They're not sort of softening it, which to me was important. And I'm very excited about that movie. I'm very excited about working with Spike and with Josh... I think it's going to be a film that is really worth redoing and make that idea that is such an unbelievable story accessible to maybe more people than it was originally."
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Nigerian Director Didi Cheeka Preps 'In Silence And In Tears' (His Salute To Doomed Outcasts)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 25, 2012 6:59 PM
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This film is my salute to doomed outcasts, people who transgress the limits of their society, risking terrible evil, and confronting their own destruction. The world may ultimately destroy them, but not till they say their say. It’s how I salute them, these doomed outcasts: In silence …& in tears.

Kenyan Director Wanuri Kahiu, South African Producer Steven Markovitz Teaming For 'Jambula Tree'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 25, 2012 5:45 PM
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The third Durban FilmMart wrapped with a host of monetary awards given to documentary and feature film projects by African filmmakers.

And the Winner of Round 4 of the Shadow and Act Digital Filmmaker Showcase is…?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 25, 2012 3:49 PM
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The winner of Round 4 of the Shadow and Act Digital Filmmaker Showcase is Nick Of Time directed by Eric Haywood.

8th Montreal International Black Film Festival - September 20 to 30

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 25, 2012 3:08 PM
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Last year's lineup was varied and strong, and I'm looking forward to seeing what this year's lineup looks like.

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