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Oprah Winfrey Network Hit With A $330 Million Loss

  • By Sergio
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  • May 8, 2012 10:38 AM
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I've said it before on S & A more than once, and I'll say it again. It ain't easy starting a TV network. It takes lots of time, patience and money. Lots and lots and lots and lots of money, as Oprah Winfrey is no doubt learning.

Preview - Feature Film Based On The Life Of Torres Strait Islander/Activist Eddie Koiki Mabo

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 8, 2012 10:14 AM
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Some *black Australian* history in an upcoming film based on the life of Eddie Koiki Mabo, known for his role in fighting for Indigenous land rights, and his involvement in a landmark decision of the High Court of Australia that overturned what was then legal - the doctrine of terra nullius (meaning "land belonging to no one," used in international law to describe territory that has never been subject to the sovereignty of any state). 

Tyler James Williams Promoted To Series Regular On New NBC Comedy Pick-up "Go On"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 8, 2012 9:34 AM
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Tyler James Williams (likely best known for his starring role on Everybody Hates Chris), has been upgraded to "series regular" on NBC’s recently-picked up new comedy series Go On, which stars Matthew Perry as "an irreverent yet charming sportscaster who tries to move on from loss with the help of members of his mandatory group therapy sessions."

Spike Lee's "Red Hook Summer" To Screen At Cannes For International Distributors

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 7, 2012 7:58 PM
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Certainly not the first time an original Spike Lee joint will have played outside of the USA... assuming of course the sales company is able to sell the film internationally.
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Lamman Rucker Will Play Dr John Wilkins In New NBC Fast-Tracked Series Pick-up "Save Me"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 7, 2012 5:36 PM
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I haven't seen his name mentioned in any of the press announcements today as being part of the cast, but (as you can see from the promo pic above) Lamman Rucker is indeed in the core cast of the new NBC series pickup Save Me, which stars Anne as "a woman in a broken marriage who transforms into a version of herself and creates miracles along the way," says THR.

Nick Cannon To Make Big Screen Directorial Debut w/ "School Dance" (Compared To "Friday," "House Party")

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 7, 2012 5:04 PM
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Renaissance man Nick Cannon is set to make his big screen feature film directorial debut in a coming-of-age dramedy for Lionsgate titled School Dance.

Good-looking Lineup For BAMcinématek's FilmAfrica 2012 Edition ("Come Back, Africa," "Relentless," More)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 7, 2012 4:08 PM
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We've written about most of these titles - and continue to do so with successive screening events, because these are films you really need to see if you haven't yet.

Let's Play The Idris Elba "Prometheus" Guessing Game

  • By Sergio
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  • May 7, 2012 4:04 PM
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First here's the good news. Prometheus has offically gotten an R rating from the MPAA for "sci-fi violence and intense images."

Shaunie O'Neal Sets Record Straight On "Basketball Wives"-Inspired Movie: "It's Nothing Like The TV Show At All"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 7, 2012 3:55 PM
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Many of you weren't too thrilled with last week's news that Fox Searchlight had picked up a Basketball Wives-inspired pitch from producer Tracey Edmonds and Shaunie O'Neal (ex-wife of Shaquille O'Neal), that will be penned by Jumping The Broom co-writer Elizabeth Hunter.

Drama/Thriller "96 Minutes" Heading To DVD May 29th

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 7, 2012 1:40 PM
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Aimee Lagos' drama/thriller 96 Minutes, will be released on DVD on May 29, 2012.

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