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Richard Ayoade Starts Production On New Project "The Double" This Month

  • By Sergio
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  • May 11, 2012 5:59 PM
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British actor/comedian/screenwriter and actor Richard Ayoade (who makes his American film debut in the Fox comedy The Watch this summer) will follow his 2011 film directing debut, Submarine, with The Double, which starts shooting on May 20th in London, from a script Ayoade co-wrote with Avi Korine.

New In Theaters: "Searing" Indie Drama "Changing the Game" (Starring Tony Todd, Irma P. Hall)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 11, 2012 5:39 PM
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An indie project we previously profiled opens today, Friday, May 11.

From Book To Film: A Look At Seith Mann/Spike Lee Adaptation Of "MISS: Better Living Through Crime"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 11, 2012 3:38 PM
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As promised... In light of today's earlier news that the project is still very much alive and kicking, on its way to Cannes to complete financing, I thought I'd repost my old Book-To-Film Report on it, for those who weren't S&A readers 1 1/2 years ago.

ABFF 2012 Preview: "The Force MDs Relived" (Feature Doc On Doo-Wop Soul Innovators)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 11, 2012 3:14 PM
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Continuing on with pre-festival coverage of the upcoming American Black Film Festival which runs from June 20 to 23...

New Trailer, Poster, Release Date For Ensemble Dramedy "30 Beats" Co-starring Condola Rashad

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 11, 2012 2:54 PM
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The Condola Rashad (or I should say Tony Nominee Condola Rashad) ensemble drama we told you about earlier this year, titled 30 Beats, that's inspired by Arthur Schnitzler's play La Ronde, was been picked by Roadside Attractions for US and Latin American territories.

Lifetime Orders Docu-series "Houston Family Chronicles" Which Will Follow Whitney Houston's Family

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 11, 2012 2:16 PM
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Lifetime has ordered 10 hourlong episodes of The Houston Family Chronicles, a docu-series revolving around the lives of the late singer's family (including Whitney's mother, Cissy Houston, daughter Bobbi Kristina, sister-in-law and manager, Pat Houston, her husband, Gary and their daughter Rayah, longtime friends Dionne Warwick and CeCe Winans), with a series launch expected later this year.

Seith Mann's "MISS: Better Living Through Crime" Headed To Cannes To "Complete Financing"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 11, 2012 2:05 PM
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Been a little while since we wrote anything about Seith Mann's adaptation of the graphic novel MISS: Better Living Through Crime, which Spike Lee is executive producing.

Michael K. Williams Says Ol' Dirty Bastard Project Will Be All Drama, "No Buffoonery" + Doing Lots Of Research

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 11, 2012 12:52 PM
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Announced in march... Michael K. Williams will play Ol' Dirty Bastard, but not in a biopic on the late rapper's life (one has long been rumored to be coming); rather really as a character in someone else's story.

This Week in Black Television - COMMUNITY rules!

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • May 11, 2012 12:15 PM
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This week I highlight (relatively) new tv station BOUNCE, Donald Glover and Yvette Nicole Brown in COMMUNITY and more.

The Epic "Hammer-Time" Corridor Scene Will Be In Spike Lee's "Oldboy" Remake; How Might He Shoot It?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 11, 2012 11:15 AM
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One key question that comes up often in discussions about Spike Lee's Oldboy adaptation/remake/whatever you want to call it, is just how faithful to the original Manga, or Park Chan-wook's 2003 film, this Hollywood adaptation will be.

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