Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Shadow and Act

ABFF 2012 Review: Leila Djansi's Emotionally Rich, Thought-Provoking 'Ties That Bind'

  • By Vanessa Martinez
  • |
  • June 22, 2012 9:30 AM
  • |
  • 4 Comments
If you have seen Leila Djansi’s Sinking Sands (see my review HERE), you would know that the ambitious filmmaker doesn’t shy away from female-driven, heavy and poignant themes that elicit intense emotions.

Toure To Co-Host New Show On MSNBC

  • By Sergio
  • |
  • June 22, 2012 8:34 AM
  • |
  • 11 Comments
Author, cultural critic, TV personality and MSNBC pundit Toure (nee Toure Neblett) has been named as one of the co-hosts for a new MSNBC show The Circle, which premieres next Monday.

Cedric The Entertainer's 'Soul Man' Is TV Land's 2nd Highest-Rated Original Series Debut Ever

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
  • |
  • June 21, 2012 7:05 PM
  • |
  • 7 Comments
Despite the entire pilot episode of this new Cedric the Entertainer original scripted sit-com for TV Land being made available on the web a full week before its official TV debut, last night's premiere of The Soul Man still managed to pull in 1.9 million viewers during its 10pm time slot (1 million viewers in the adults 25-54 demographic), to make it TV Land's second highest-rated original series debut ever, behind the June 2010 season premiere of Hot in Cleveland.

Lauren London Taking Over For Tia Mowry In 'The Game.' Pooch Hall's Replacement Sought

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
  • |
  • June 21, 2012 5:53 PM
  • |
  • 14 Comments
Lauren London will reportedly join the cast of BET's mega comedy hit, The Game, as a series regular, in its upcoming 6th season.

2012 ABFF Exclusive Video: Christian Keyes & LeToya Luckett Talk Rom-Com 'Note To Self'

  • By Vanessa Martinez
  • |
  • June 21, 2012 5:13 PM
  • |
  • 5 Comments
Christian Keyes (Dysfunctional Friends) and LeToya Luckett (The Preacher's Kid) are in South Beach, Miami this weekend to provide a sneak peek at the ongoing American Black Film Festival of their upcoming romantic comedy Note To Self.

LAFF 2012 Review: What 'LUV' Says About Manhood, or the Lack Thereof

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
  • |
  • June 21, 2012 5:03 PM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
Writer/director Sheldon Candis’ first feature is a gutsy Baltimore drama centered on 11-year-old Woody (Michael Rainey Jr.), a fatherless youth who gets a lesson in the hard-knock life from his hustler Uncle Vincent (Common).

Exuberant Musical 'Leave It On The Floor' On DVD 8/14, Digital Platforms 7/24

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
  • |
  • June 21, 2012 4:50 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
And speaking of Paris Is Burning (see 2 posts below)... another press release from my inbox...

Matthew Cherry's 'The Last Fall' Picked Up By Bob Johnson's Newly-Acquired Image Entertainment

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
  • |
  • June 21, 2012 4:19 PM
  • |
  • 6 Comments
Announced at the American Black Film Festival, where the film is scheduled to screen, Matthew Cherry's family drama, The Last Fall, has been acquired by Image Entertainment (which you may recall was bought earlier this year by Bob Johnson) in a deal that includes all North American rights.

1991 Sundance Film Fest Grand Jury Prize Winner 'Paris Is Burning' Added to Sundance Collection

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
  • |
  • June 21, 2012 4:07 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Park City, UT — Sundance Institute announced today that Paris is Burning, by director Jennie Livingston, has been added to The Sundance Collection at UCLA, 21 years after its premiere at the 1991 Sundance Film Festival. The negative and other key film elements from the film are now safely archived and will undergo critical preservation work.

Watch New Titillating Trailer For 'Black Dynamite' Animated Series Ahead Of July 8 Premiere

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
  • |
  • June 21, 2012 12:41 PM
  • |
  • 6 Comments
With this and The Boondocks returning for a 4th season, although a specific date hasn't been given yet, Adult Swim will become the choice TV location to go to for black anime for adults.

Email Updates