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New Doc Investigates Slavery's Role In Success Of African American And Caribbean Sprinters

  • By Courtney
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  • July 5, 2012 11:36 AM
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Surely to inspire lots of debate... ahead of this summer's Olympics in London, a documentary airing tonight on Channel 4 in the UK asks why all the successful track and field sprinters can trace their ancestry back to the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

In Case You Didn't Already Know... Acclaimed Brit Actor Ashley Walters Raps Too...

  • By Courtney
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  • July 5, 2012 11:15 AM
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And he's released a video for his new track titled How You Like Me Now, which is now available to pre-order on iTunes UK; it won't be officially released until July 29th.

Call For Projects For 2012 Les Arcs Co-production Village

  • By Courtney
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  • July 5, 2012 10:57 AM
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Information our filmmaker/producer readers in Europe can use, courtesy of Cineuropa:

First Poster For Noel Clarke's Wedding Rom-Com 'The Knot'

  • By Courtney
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  • July 5, 2012 10:39 AM
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Here's your first look at one of 3 films Brit Noel Clarke will release this year; the other 2 being the sports drama Fast Girls, which has been out for about a month now, and the sci-fi thriller Storage 24, which has been out for about 2 weeks. 

On Winning The Inaugural ABFF Webisode Challenge & What Happens Next With 'Osiris'

  • By Donnie Leapheart
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  • July 5, 2012 10:13 AM
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Originally, I wasn’t even going to submit “Osiris” into the 2012 American Black Film Festival. Seriously.

ReShonda Tate Billingsley's 'Let The Church Say Amen' Optioned For BET Original, Regina King Directs

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • July 4, 2012 3:53 PM
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According to author ReShonda Tate Billingsby, winner of the Gold Pen Award for Best New Author for My Brother's Keeper, her 2005 novel Let The Church Say Amen will be adapted as a BET Original film, which is set to be directed by actress Regina King and produced by Queen Latifah's Flava Unit Company.

Star Jones' 'Satan's Sisters' Heading To VH1, Produced Under New Wendy Williams/Suzanne de Passe Deal

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 4, 2012 1:45 PM
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Exclusive: French Caribbean Talent Stana Roumillac Talks 'Elza' & U.S. Crossover Dreams

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • July 4, 2012 11:20 AM
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French actress Stana Roumillac commanded the big screen in her leading feature film debut Elza. The 2011 French-Goudalupean production screened at the American Black Film Festival a little over a week ago (see my review of the superbly acted, touching tale HERE).
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Are You Ready For Herman Cain TV?

  • By Sergio
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  • July 3, 2012 10:23 PM
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You know him. You love him. Well OK, not everyone loves him. Especially that long-time mistress of his, or those other women with whom he got a bit... "too friendly" with.

The Flaming Lips Plans To Remake Controversial Music Video Without Erykah Badu

  • By Sergio
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  • July 3, 2012 9:45 PM
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So, speaking about naked chicks in music videos - after all the screaming and yelling, accusations and pointing of fingers, he said/she said, and claims that "I'm just a pure, innocent little country girl who got misled by these city slickers", Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips revealed yesterday that he intends to remake that controversial music video they made with Erykah Badu, but without her this time.

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