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'The Double Life of Zhane Rain' (Drama Centered On Deaf Character Of African Descent Made By Deaf Filmmaker)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 19, 2012 7:51 PM
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A fundraising campaign from my inbox... I figured I'd let her tell her own story, with everything else you need to know underneath:

'Dancing With The Stars' Alum William Levy Taking The Lead In Tyler Perry's Next

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 19, 2012 6:17 PM
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  • 27 Comments
Things that make you go hmm... 

First Single From 'Red Hook Summer' Soundtrack Released

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 19, 2012 5:05 PM
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Having seen the film at the Sundance Film Festival this year, I can say that the self-produced soundtrack by Bruce Hornsby was definitely a highlight.

A Look At The Roles For Black Actresses In Lee Daniels' 'The Butler'

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • July 19, 2012 4:17 PM
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Much has been reported about Lee Daniels' upcoming film The Butler, here on Shadow and Act, but the recent casting announcement of Pernell Walker finally got me to print out the script and give it a read.  

Calling All Actors, Writers, Editors, Producers... What's Your Story?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 19, 2012 3:27 PM
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We tend to focus heavily on filmmakers (directors), neglecting the fact that there are other crucial roles in the filmmaking process that deserve to be given their own platform; and I'm working to do just that.

Watch: Kenyan Filmmaker Hawa Essuman Stays Busy Between Projects Directing Music Videos

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 19, 2012 3:02 PM
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Kenyan filmmaker Hawa Essuman's latest supernatural screenplay titled Djin (set in a sleepy seaside town that is about to be roused by a wind that stirs people’s deepest emotions every forty years) was selected as one of the 36 projects (from 465 entries) for Rotterdam’s 29th co-production market CineMart, where it was presented to 850 potential co-financiers.

Watch: The Lego Version Of 'The Wire' Just Because...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 19, 2012 2:17 PM
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I'd usually save this kind of thing for a Friday, but it's a slow news day, so...

Columbia Pictures Chief Says 'Men In Black 4' Will Happen; But Why & How?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 19, 2012 1:39 PM
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And just when you thought the franchise was done. Not-so-fast my friends, apparently.
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Preview South African Doc 'The African Cypher' (Transforming Pain Into Beauty Through Dance)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 19, 2012 1:04 PM
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The filmmaker, Bryan Little, says that his initial objective was to make short films introducing the different styles of dance for Red Bull South Africa, for a dance event to be held annually. But it didn't take long, during the process, before he realized that there was a much bigger story to be told, and thus the feature film documentary was born.

"The Dark Knight Rises" - The Agonies Of Being A Caped Crusader

  • By Sergio
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  • July 19, 2012 12:14 PM
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The best thing about Christopher Nolan’s Batman films is that for comic book films they aren’t very "comic book-ish" which is why they work so well and appeal and transcend across all audiences.

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