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Preview New "Talk" Series w/ Jada Pinkett Smith, Daughter Willow & Mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 1, 2012 10:45 AM
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No word on where this will air: as a web series? VOD? DVD? Cable? YouTube? Hulu? It's not entirely clear from all I've read. But we'll know more soon enough.

CalArts' "Structural Strategies" Film Series Screens Haile Gerima's "Bush Mama" Tonight!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 1, 2012 10:28 AM
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A quickie FYI I received for those of you in the area, hapenning today, May 1, at 7pm at the CalArts’ Bijou Theater, as part of a film series called Structuring Strategies.

Aretha Franklin Reportedly Eyeing Audra McDonald To Star In Biopic

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 1, 2012 10:00 AM
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Well here we go again folks; everytime this project comes up, I can't help but chuckle. If it ever sees the light of day, I'd be shocked! 

"Winnie" Producers Say Film Has Undergone Several Changes; Will Release In Fall

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 1, 2012 9:35 AM
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As Vanessa posted last week, T.D. Jakes and his company TDJ Enterprises/Film Bridge International are on board to executive produce and develop a domestic marketing and distribution strategy for the Winnie, which stars Jennifer Hudson (as the titular character, Winnie Mandela) and Terrence Howard (as Nelson Mandela).

"Porgy & Bess" Leads Tony Award Nominations w/ 10; "Streetcar," "Stick Fly" Get 1; None For "The Mountaintop"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 1, 2012 9:15 AM
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I'll have to come back to this later and share my thoughts, as I'm in a hurry at the moment; but I just wanted to at least get the info up on the site for now. 

TBS Sets Debut Date For Season 2 Of Tyler Perry's "For Better Or Worse"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 1, 2012 9:05 AM
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Announced earlier this year, TBS ordered 35 new episodes of Tyler Perry's latest sitcom, For Better Or Worse, the ensemble comedy based on characters from his Why Did I Get Married? flicks, starring Tasha Smith and Michael Jai White.

Rihanna In Talks To Play "Sultry Villain" in "Fast and The Furious 6"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 30, 2012 8:09 PM
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Battleship's role has opened more doors for RiRi!
More: casting

Raising Funds: Disadvantaged Black Students at Yale Visit Cuba in Doc "Black and Cuba"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 30, 2012 7:40 PM
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Raising funds via Indiegogo, the documentary Black and Cuba, directed by Robin J. Hayes, professor at The New School, follows a group of disadvantaged African American students at the prestigious Yale University, who take a field trip to Cuba to see "how revolution lives," and to get inspiration in order to pursue their own black resistance reading group.

Watch Now: Dana Verde's 2008 Short "The Most Beautiful Girl In The World"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 30, 2012 7:23 PM
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Here's the 9-min short The Most Beautiful Girl In The World by Dana Verde, a Jamaican/Cuban filmmaker I've profiled in the past, and whom I wish would gain more exposure in the next months/years.
More: Short Film

Trailer Watch: Rom-Com "A Little Bit of Heaven" (Whoopi Goldberg, Romany Malco Co-Star)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 30, 2012 6:43 PM
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Millenium Films' A Little Bit of Heaven, directed by Nicole Kassell and written by Gren Wells, will open on limited release May 4, 2012, and will see a DVD release on June 12, 2012. The film has been available on Itunes since April 3rd. The rom-com about a young woman dealing with life with cancer, stars Kate Hudson, Gael Garcia Bernal, Kathy Bates, Rosemarie DeWitt, Romany Malco, Whoopi Goldberg amongst others.

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