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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.

Samuel L Jackson's Neo-Noir "The Samaritan" Gets New Theatrical Release Date (Now Available On VOD)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 30, 2012 6:03 PM
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Last fall, IFC Films acquired stateside rights to this Samuel L. Jackson starrer - the David Weaver-directed Neo Noir thriller titled The Samaritan, which co-stars Ethiopian-Irish actress Ruth Negga and Brit Tom Wilkinson.

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