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T.J. Holmes' New BET Series To Be Produced By 'Daily Show' Team; Watch Preview + Get Debut Dates

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  • August 7, 2012 8:55 PM
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BET Networks has begun unveiling its official fall lineup, and we'll have coverage of noteworthy new shows right here on S&A, including previews.

Jeffrey Wright Is A Homeless Veteran On George Tillman Jr.'s 'Inevitable Defeat' Set (Pics)

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  • August 7, 2012 8:04 PM
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More on-set photos from George Tillman Jr.'s The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete, which stars Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jennifer Hudson, Anthony Mackie, Jordin Sparks, and Jeffrey Wright, in a drama that sees Jennifer Hudson as a drug addict mother whose arrest forces her son and his best friend to fend for themselves.

Producers Circling Carter Paysinger's Memoirs (First Black Principal Of Beverly Hills High School)

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  • August 7, 2012 6:49 PM
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The book hasn't even been written yet, but film producers are already reportedly all over Carter Paysinger's proposed memoirs - a deal recently made at Simon & Schuster - which will see the first African American principal in the 80-plus year history of Beverly Hills High, tell his story, from South Central factory worker’s son, to shaking up the status quo and being elected to his current position as principal.

Shonda Rhimes Wants Audra McDonald Back For 'Private Practice' (For A Musical Episode?)

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  • August 7, 2012 6:07 PM
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"The writers and I have approached this season as a no-holds-barred, all-bets-off season... Every episode will be special. Some of it's going to be hilarious and some of it's going to be heartbreaking."

Watch Episode 1 Of New Docu-Series From Black Public Media Titled 'Ask A Muslim'

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  • August 7, 2012 5:39 PM
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BlackPublicMedia.org and the National Black Programming Consortium present their first episode of the new Ask A Muslim series.

Watch First 2 Episodes Of New Web Series 'Under The Needle' From Makers Of 'Color Outside The Lines'

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  • August 7, 2012 3:38 PM
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While you wait for VH1 (assuming you're waiting) to debut Black Ink, a new addition to its slate of programming, which centers on a successful Harlem tattoo shop staffed, who boast hip hop stars, athletes and celebrities as clients, take a look at this new web series from the folks behind the feature documentary, Color Outside The Lines - a film we've written a bit about on this site, including a review which you can read HERE.

Transmedia Filmmakers, Tribeca Film Festival Wants Your Work In 2013 (Call For Submissions)

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  • August 7, 2012 3:10 PM
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Tribeca has announced key dates and a call for submissions for the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, with the big news being that they are launching a new program that showcases work of "transmedia artists."

New On DVD, Blu-ray - 'Marley' (The Definitive Documentary On The Life Of Bob Marley)

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  • August 7, 2012 2:52 PM
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Magnolia Pictures released Academy Award-winner Kevin Macdonald's Bob Marley documentary Marley, on Friday, April 20th, launching day and date on all VOD and digital platforms - including Facebook.
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Senegalese Mati Diop’s Gothic Tale Set In Contemporary Africa ('Fire Next Time') Gets Funding Boost

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  • August 7, 2012 2:14 PM
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Announced last fall, the Locarno Film Festival's Open Doors co-production mart focused on French-speaking Sub-Saharan Africa this year. The prominent Swiss fest recruited African cinema pros to consult in selecting a dozen participating projects that were to be announced in May. 

Tyler Perry Will Present Acting Challenges To 'ANTM' Contestants; Winner Gets Role In Upcoming Movie

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  • August 7, 2012 1:39 PM
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According to TVGuide.com, Tyler Perry and Alicia Keys will appear on the new season of the CW's America's Next Top Model.

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