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Ahead Of Tomorrow's Emmy Announcements - Thoughts On Who'll Be Nominated & Who'll Win

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • July 18, 2012 8:52 PM
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Ahead of tomorrow morning's 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards nomination announcements.... 

The President Of Fox Animation Studios Is A Black Woman (Started Out As An Intern 18 Years Ago)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 18, 2012 8:27 PM
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Erika Alexander & Husband Tony Puryear Create & Release New Sci-Fi Graphic Novel (Movie Next?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 18, 2012 7:50 PM
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How many of you already know that the co-story/spec/screenwriter for the Arnold Schwazenegger thriller Eraser (co-starring Vanessa Williams) was African American? Or that he has since penned scripts for Mel Gibson (the remake of Fahrenheit 451), and worked on projects with Oliver Stone, Jerry Bruckheimer and Will Smith? Or that he's also a graphic artist, married to Living Single actress Erika Alexander? Or that he and Alexander (and her brother Robert Alexander) have created a new graphic novel titled Concrete Park, which made a bit of a splash at Comic-Con last week?

Haunting, Painterly 'Detropia' Gets A New Theatrical Trailer & Release Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 18, 2012 6:56 PM
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This incredibly moving, beautiful piece of documentary cinema tells the story of one city in economic decay; but really, as the real people in the film repeatedly state, this isn't just a Detroit problem; it's an American problem, and other cities within the country will eventually experience a similar fate; that is unless something is done to reverse trends brought about by what we call globalization, as captains of industry make decisions based almost entirely on the need to generate profit.

Preview Relationship Dramedy 'Playing Warriors' (A Zimbabwean ‘Sex and the City’)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 18, 2012 5:51 PM
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I guess I can understand the need to make these quick comparisons that immediately give the audience an easy mental snapshot of what to expect from the film, but I'm really not a fan of reductive descriptions like "Zimbabwean 'Sex And The City;" however, that's how it's being labeled by some.

Rodney Evans' 'Brother To Brother' 1 of 10 Indies Available Today Via Sundance VOD Program

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 18, 2012 5:02 PM
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If you haven't seen Rodney Evans' critically-acclaimed 2004 drama Brother To Brother, which features some early outstanding work by Anthony Mackie, now you have a variety of viewing options to choose from, as the film is one of 10 indies that are now available via Sundance Institute's Artist Services program (a program we highlighted in a past post),

"Who Has A Black Best Friend?" The CW's 'L.A. Complex' Posed A Serious Question In Season 1

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • July 18, 2012 4:50 PM
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There was much to be said about the first season of the CW's L.A. Complex, and its storyline involving  characters Kaldrick and Tariq.  So much so that I decided to watch Season 1, so I'd be caught up as the second season begins.

Preview Doc 'Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 18, 2012 4:29 PM
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A documentary project from Thomas Allen Harris that's more than worthy of yor support.

Watch: 1st Trailer For Roger Bobb's 'Raising Izzie' (Vanessa Williams, Rockmond Dunbar Star)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 18, 2012 3:44 PM
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Former Executive Vice President of Tyler Perry Studios, Roger Bobb, who left the company earlier last year to start his own film production company called Bobcat Films, is making his feature film directorial debut with a project titled Raising Izzie - a film that's based on the grand-prize winning script of the 1st annual GMC Faith & Family Screenplay Competition last year, and that made its world premiere as the closing night film at the 2012 American Black Film Festival last month, ahead of its TV premiere on the GMC (Gospel Music Channel) this month.

Who's Been Watching Mzansi Magic Channel Drama Series 'Mshika-shika'?

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • July 18, 2012 3:34 PM
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Ever since Tambay first told us about South African/Nigerian drama series Jacob's Cross, a little over a year ago, I've been paying close attention to South African television. This past April, the Mzansi Magic channel introduced a new drama series to its viewers called Mshika-shika.

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