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Alphonso McAuley ('Breaking In') Signs Talent Deal w/ Universal (Eyeing Lead In Comedy Pilot)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2012 2:50 PM
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I obviously don't watch enough TV to know that Alphonso McAuley must be quite the talent for Universal Television to want to sign a talent holding deal with the young actor, with plans to cast him in a comedy pilot for the studio.

Watch Ving Rhames Kill Some Bad Guys In Clip & Trailer For 'Soldiers Of Fortune' (Opens Friday)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2012 2:12 PM
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Ving Rhames joins Christian Slater, Sean Bean, Dominic Monaghan, Colm Meaney, Freddy Rodriguez, and James Cromwell, in this actioner titled Soldiers Of Fortune, which will see a combo nationwide theatrical and video-on-demand release this Friday, August 3, 2012, in the USA.

Ridley Scott's YouTube Short Contest Picks 10 finalists; 2 Diaspora Films Make The Cut. Watch Them

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2012 12:49 PM
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In January, YouTube announced a new film competition in partnership with Ridley Scott and the Venice Film Festival. 

'Kwaku Ananse' - A Fable, A Funeral And A Spider Coffin (Fundraising)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2012 12:02 PM
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“Kwaku Ananse” is an intensely personal project which draws upon the rich mythology of Ghana. The short film combines semi-autobiographical elements with the tale of Kwaku Ananse, a trickster in West African stories who appears as both spider and man. Ananse teaches us that there are two sides to everything and everyone. To explore this theme of doubleness, a fable of Kwaku Ananse is combined with the story of a young outsider named Nan Kronhwea attending her estranged father's funeral. Nan's father led two separate lives with two wives and two families — one in Ghana, one in the United States. Nan's ambivalence about her father's double life is a reflection of a broader truth about the nature of our personal relationships.

Kickstarter Campaign For 'El Sistema USA!' Documentary

  • By Sergio
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  • August 1, 2012 11:56 AM
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No need to tell you that there are a lot of Kickstarter campaigns for films nowadays, but, once in whilem there's one for a project that is too special and worthwhile to ignore.

Steve Harvey Done With Stand-Up; Final Show Tomorrow; Focusing On Empire-Building

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2012 11:12 AM
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Well, he HAS been at it for over a quarter of a century, and with the immense success he's enjoying in other areas - books, radio, TV, film, and probably more, it makes sense.

'Finding the New Black' Interview with Jesse Williams ('Grey's Anatomy,' 'The Butler,' 'Question Bridge')

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • August 1, 2012 10:23 AM
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"This is a different generation. We’re not categorized by these old-school black-and-white tropes that are just not relevant in today's society. But yet and still we keep pulling from the same pool of material we were pulling from in 1989 or 1993."

So How Come The Black Guy On 'Teen Wolf' Doesn't Have A 'Life?'

  • By Sergio
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  • August 1, 2012 10:16 AM
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Another day, another controversy.

'Beast Of The Southern Wild's' Quvenzhané Wallis Joins '12 Years A Slave' + Set Pic Of Northup Family

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2012 9:45 AM
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UPDATE: Thanks to reader DCM, we can now confirm that the actress in the photo is Kelsey Scott, who's had parts in a number of TV shows like Greys Anatomy, Criminal Minds, The Young And The Restless, Days Of Our Lives; she's also a writer and director.

Lee Daniels, Hugh Jackman Teaming To Tackle MLK Assassination Conspiracy Theories In 'Orders To Kill'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 31, 2012 9:57 PM
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This is interesting... So Lee Daniels apparently couldn't get his original MLK project off the ground (titled Selma, which had David Oyelowo starring), and has switched gears, still staying on the MLK course, but this time teaming with Hugh Jackman (who was also attached to Selma), to take on Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in a new film that will reportedly explore an "unconventional view of King's murder."

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