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Canal France Launches Haraka! Initiative - €10,000 To 12 African Filmmakers To Produce Short Films

  • By Courtney
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  • August 4, 2012 12:27 PM
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It's safe to say that Africa is probably the one continent with the most fertile ground right now for film and filmmakers, with many countries in the continent with still relatively young (and in some cases) non-existent film industries.

Lance Reddick Heading To 1600 Pennsylvania Ave To Serve & Protect In 'White House Down'

  • By Courtney
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  • August 4, 2012 9:54 AM
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Lance Reddick is in talks to join Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx and Maggie Gyllenhaal in Roland Emmerich's action film White House Down.

A Hint Of What's To Come - Gabby Douglas Gets Kellogg's Endorsement

  • By Sergio
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  • August 3, 2012 11:18 PM
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In what will no doubt be the first of many product endorsement deals, Kellogg's was the first company to sign a deal with Olympic Gold metalist and America's Sweetheart, Gabby Douglas, just hours after Douglas won her second gold metal in the gymnastics all-around competition, at the London Olympics, putting her on the box of Kellogg's Corn Flakes.

Poster + Trailer For Ken Burns' Racial Injustice Doc 'The Central Park Five'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 3, 2012 6:18 PM
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The upcoming new film from documentary master Ken Burns, titled, The Central Park Five, which Burns co-directed with his daughter Sarah Burns, and his son-in-law David McMahon, will have its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, and we've got a trailer and poster for the film. 

On The Release Of The Trailer For 'The Paperboy,' Revisiting Lee Daniels' Directorial Debut 'Shadowboxer'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 3, 2012 5:42 PM
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The trailer for his latest work, The Paperboy, dropped a couple of days ago, 2 months after the film shocked and polarized audiences at its Cannes Film Festival premiere, to no surprise of this writer; after all, it's Lee Daniels we're talking about here. When has a film he's made (whether produced or directed) not been at the center of spirited debates among critics and audiences alike? Tennessee maybe? Then again, how many folks actually saw that mostly-forgotten film? It managed $16,000 at the box office in a 3-week long limited release.

Moussa Touré Talks Realism In 'La Pirogue' + Inspiration, Motivation For Making Film

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 3, 2012 4:29 PM
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A film that's high on my to-see list, assuming it comes my way this year, or soon thereafter; as far as I know, it has yet to appear in any Stateside film festival lineup, so I expect that to change in the fall (at least, I hope so; and I hope that the USA festival that gets it first in one that's based in NYC).
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Kevin Durant, Brandon T. Jackson Sports Drama 'Thunderstruck' Gets Trailer, Poster, Synopsis, Release Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 3, 2012 3:53 PM
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Well, the kids should love it.

VH1 Acquires 'Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap' + Greenlights 'Black Ink' (Series On Harlem Tattoo Shop)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 3, 2012 3:26 PM
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Revealing its next season lineup of shows earlier today, VH1 will introduce a slate of new original programs that reflect the interests of what it calls its "adultster" audience - adults who are balancing new responsibilities with their desires to stay current with what’s happening in music and pop culture.

The Many Faces Of Halle Berry In New 'Cloud Atlas' Pics (Keith David & David Gyasi As Moriori Tribesman Too)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 3, 2012 2:43 PM
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First Trailer For 'Kirikou And The Men And Women' (3rd Film In Franchise, This One In 3D)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 3, 2012 1:48 PM
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As announced a year or so ago, the pint-sized Senegalese hero Kirikou is returning for yet another animated adventure titled Kirikou et les hommes et les femmes (Kirikou And The Men And Women) - this, however, will be the first film in the franchise to be produced in stereoscopic 3D, a format French director Michel Ocelot used for the first time on Tales of the Night (2011).

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