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RIP Al Freeman Jr.

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 10, 2012 4:37 PM
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The son of African American stage actor Al Freeman (1884-1956), and star of stage, TV and film, Al Freeman Jr. (born Albert Cornelius Freeman Jr., on March 21, 1934, in San Antonio, Texas), has died at the age of 78 years old.

Olympic Gymnast Gabby Douglas Will Sit Down w/ Oprah Winfrey For Candid Conversation On OWN

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 10, 2012 3:35 PM
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Not a reality TV show... not yet anyway... I wonder if Oprah will bring up the hair nonsense that took over Twitter last week.

'The Story of Lover's Rock To Open CaribbeanTales Toronto Showcase (Canadian Premiere)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 10, 2012 2:47 PM
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I saw the film last year, and also reviewed it on S&A, and it's recommended for you folks up north; so give it a look when it makes its Canadian premiere in less than a month.

Freema Agyeman To Return To BBC In CBeebies Series 'Old Jack's Boat'

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • August 10, 2012 2:33 PM
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Earlier this year, Freema Agyeman landed a plum role in the upcoming CW series The Carrie Diaries.  Now, she returns to her BBC roots in the CBeebies series Old Jack's Boat.

Preview Meta-fictional Feature 'Tango Macbeth' - A play, Inside A Documentary, Inside A Film

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 10, 2012 2:25 PM
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In reading the synopsis for this, I immediately thought of William Greaves' 1968 momentous Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One, and its layers of metatextual storytelling, inherent in the concept of the story: that of a documentary, inside a documentary, inside a documentary.

E. Roger Mitchell Cast As Toughie Chaff In 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 10, 2012 1:36 PM
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E. Roger Mitchell has been cast as troublemaker Chaff in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Lionsgate announced today.

3 Finalists Announced In South Africa's Next Top Filmmaker 2012 Competition

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 10, 2012 1:11 PM
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Catching up on my emails today... here's one that I missed from July (the 3 finalists above):

TV One's 'Rickey Smiley Show' Premieres Sept 18 (Ray J, J. Anthony Brown, Roz Ryan Co-Star)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 10, 2012 12:06 PM
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The new comedy series starring comedian and radio personality Rickey Smiley is produced by Roger Bobb and will premiere on TV One, on September 18, 2012.

Watch 'The Jingle' (Season 2, Episode 3 Of 'Awkward Black Girl')

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 10, 2012 11:21 AM
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Awkward Black Girl starring Issa Rae season 2 is underway, in case you didn't already know.

'Sparkle' Round-table w/ Salim Akil, Mara Brock Akil, Carmen Ejogo & Tika Sumpter

  • By Masha Dowell
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  • August 10, 2012 11:09 AM
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After the screening of the film Sparkle, Shadow and Act was able to participate in a cast and crew roundtable at the Four Seasons hotel in Beverly HIlls, California. At the roundtable, we captured the inside story on the films mission, insights about the storylines, and valuable information from the producers, cast, and  of the project.
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