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Lots Of New Photos From Ka'ramuu Kush's "And Then..." (3rd S&A Black Filmmaker Challenge Winning Project)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 16, 2012 10:18 AM
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Final Call For Submissions For 2012 Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival

  • By Sergio
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  • April 16, 2012 10:12 AM
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The 2012 Trinidad +Tobago Film Festival is now issuing its final call for submissions for this year's festival which will take place September 19 to October 2. Any filmmaker who wishes to have their film considered must submit them no later than May 31.

Exclusive: CodeBlack CEO Jeff Clanagan Talks Successful Release Strategy For "Woman Thou Art Loosed: On The 7th Day"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 16, 2012 9:53 AM
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Indeed it is a good time to be in the CodeBlack Entertainment business as AMCi (AMC's relatively new independent film release initiative) confirmed over the weekend that the black-owned and operated film production/distribution company run by Jeff Clanagan, holds the top two highest grossing films in AMCi program history: 1) Laugh At My Pain, which shocked the world when it was released last fall, making an impressive $7 million (grossing around 10 times its budget, making it one of the most profitable films of 2011); and 2) Woman Thou Art Loosed! On The 7th Day, which opened in limited release this weekend, on 102 screens in the USA, grossing just about $650,000; and, by the way, held the highest per screen average of all films in commercial theatrical release this past weekend (yes, even higher than The Hunger Games, The Cabin In The Woods, and other top-grossing studio films).

"Beasts Of The Southern Wild" and Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy" Possible Cannes Selections

  • By Sergio
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  • April 16, 2012 8:34 AM
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Variety is reporting that both Benh Zeitlin's magical realism film Beasts of the Southern Wild and Lee Daniels' The Paperboy, his period crime thriller set in 1960's Florida, are very stong contenders to be selected for this year's Cannes Film Festival, which will be held this year from May 16-27.

Weekend B.O. (April 13-15)

  • By Sergio
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  • April 15, 2012 12:17 PM
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The Stooges couldn't do it. The Cabin in the Woods couldn't do it. They couldn't knock The Hunger Games from its No. 1 position the fourth week in a row. Though, as I did last week, I still predict that Think Like A Man, when it comes out this next weekend, will do it. Any takers?

Reality Check: The LA Hustle vs. The NY Grind (One Country; Two Worlds)

  • By R. NEYZAR
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  • April 14, 2012 3:53 PM
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While technology now makes it possible to reach out to just about anyone, anywhere on this planet in record time, those who have showbiz ambitions realize that sooner or later, they’ll have to pay a visit – if not make a permanent move – to one of the two centers of that universe, Los Angeles or New York City.

Here's Your First Look At "Ghetto Court" With Eric B.

  • By Sergio
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  • April 14, 2012 3:30 PM
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So if you will recall, a few weeks ago I posted an item about this new syndicated TV court show Ghetto Court, with hip-hop legend Eric B as the judge. (You can read that post HERE)

Salli Richardson-Whitfield No Longer Co-Starring in NBC Pilot "Downwardly Mobile"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 14, 2012 12:15 PM
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"The Walking Dead" Producers Tease Season 3 (More T-Dogg, "Really Intense Stuff" w/ Michonne, More)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 14, 2012 10:55 AM
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Easily one of my fave shows on TV right now, AMC's The Walking Dead, ended season 2 with a bang, in an episode that was directed by Ernest Dickerson, and that introduced a character many have been anxiously anticipating, Michonne, to be played by Danai Gurira when season 3 rolls around. 

Larenz Tate Plays Twin Brothers On Opposite Sides of Law in BET Original Film "Gun Hill"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 14, 2012 10:53 AM
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We announced this BET original film back in September of last year. Gun Hill is part of the network's line-up of original programming that we've been posting about recently, and here's your first look.

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