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Blair Underwood Signs Major Development/Talent Deal w/ NBC/Universal TV

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 14, 2012 7:18 PM
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The second noteworthy TV development deal announced today; the first was between producer Debra Martin Chase and ABC Studios (read that post HERE).

In Mozambican Drama 'Virgin Margarida,' Prostitutes Are Sent To Re-Education Camps To Become 'New'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 14, 2012 6:54 PM
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From Mozambique comes drector Licinio Azevedo's Virgem Margarida (Virgin Margarida) - a feature film, set in 1975, as revolution sweeps the streets of its capital Maputo, ridding it of prostitutes and other so-called *undersirables*. The women are then sent to re-education camps, to become "new women." However, unfortunately for her, 16-year-old Margarida is mistakenly taken; the problem is she's a virgin. The film tells her story.

Ava DuVernay's 'Middle Of Nowhere' Will Make International Debut At TIFF + Other Familiar Titles

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  • August 14, 2012 5:44 PM
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Trailer v2 For Lance Reddick's Dark, Futuristic Web Series 'DR0NE' (Now w/ New Footage)

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  • August 14, 2012 4:55 PM
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Here's your second look at the anticipated dark, futuristic web series previously titled The 117, and now called DR0NE with an intentional zero, not the letter "O."

Preview Feature Doc 'Moses' (Story Of Homeless Man Struggling Between Hope & Pull Of The Streets)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 14, 2012 4:31 PM
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20 years on the streets. 5 years in the making. The astonishingly true story of a homeless man struggling between the hope of a second chance & the gravity of the streets. A feature doc sparked by a fiction short.

Boris Kodjoe To Play Detective w/ Unorthodox Approach In Lifetime Original Movie 'Killer Among Us'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 14, 2012 3:21 PM
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Boris Kodjoe joins Tom Cavanagh (Scrubs, Ed) and Tess Atkins to star in the Lifetime Original Movie Killer Among Us, (no connection to the 1990 TV movie starring Jasmine Guy and Anna Maria Horsford), which will make its world premiere on Saturday, September 8, 2012, at 8PM ET/PT. 

Watch Michael Jai White, Lynn Whitfield As Mother & Son In Trailer For 'Somebody's Child'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 14, 2012 2:57 PM
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Michael Jai White and Lynn Whitfield star in the GMC original TV movie titled Somebody's Child. 

Debra Martin Chase Signs 2-Year Development Deal w/ ABC Studios

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 14, 2012 2:39 PM
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Veteran producer Debra Martin Chase has inked a two-year deal at ABC Studios, which will see her develop TV projects through her company, Martin Chase Prods.

Updates On Marc Evans' 'Miss Shirley Bassey' (International Recognition + More On Story)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 14, 2012 2:15 PM
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As Emmanuel already noted in a February post... another project based on the life of Nigerian-Brit Dame Shirley Bassey is in the works - this one with director Marc Evans helming it.

FilmBuff Picks Up John Forté Doc 'Russian Winter' For Oct Release + New Forté Album After

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  • August 14, 2012 1:34 PM
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I screened this a few months ago, when it debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival, and thought it was ok; not as revealing a portrait as I expected it to be, but maybe that's thanks to my own expectations of what the film was going to be about.

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