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Friday Nonsense - Paramount's 100th Anniversary Photo (How Many Can You Name)?

  • By Sergio
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  • June 15, 2012 1:59 PM
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In celebration of its 100th anniversary, Paramount has issued this photo with 116 actors, actresses, directors, producers and execs (who are still alive) who have figured, at some time, in the studio's history.

Brit Crime Series 'The Shadow Line' (Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor) Available On Blu-ray In The USA

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 15, 2012 1:41 PM
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DIRECTV customers may have already seen it, since the provider's Audience Network (Channel 239) acquired and aired The Shadow Line (the 2011 seven-part BBC drama serial that starred Chiwetel Ejiofor) in February.

'Sparkle' Website Updates w/ Whitney Houston Tribute, Video, Pics (See Several Of Them)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 15, 2012 1:17 PM
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We're just about 2 months away from the theatrical release of Sparkle (August 17); looking at what black films we can expect from Hollywood studios specifically, this has to be one of 2012's highlights; not that there are many to choose from anyway.

Noel Clarke Says His MMA Project Is On Ice As He Invades Hollywood + Lobbying For 'Black Panther'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 15, 2012 12:52 PM
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'Color Outside the Lines' - A Film That Festivals Want, But Not Really… Or Something Like That

  • By Artemus Jenkins
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  • June 15, 2012 12:00 PM
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As a filmmaker, I’ve been at this for 5 years, 3 spent working on my debut feature Color Outside the Lines; a documentary exploring the history and lives of black tattoo artists.

Review - "The Art Of Rap" (An Unfocused Ode To A Music That Inspired Generations)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 15, 2012 11:45 AM
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In an interview posted on this site about 6 months ago, Ice-T said of his directorial debut, Something For Nothing - The Art Of Rap, that his intent with the film was to document the craft of rapping, and not all the crass excesses the music has become emblematic of. His goal, as he stated, was to produce a kind of rap masterclass for audiences of the music, teaching them how the music's best and most respected, both old and young, create - specifically, how the pen their rhymes.

Exclusive: Wendell Pierce Discusses His Controversial Role in 'Four' (LAFF Premiere Today)

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • June 15, 2012 11:32 AM
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Wendell Pierce, who stars as a married man hooking up with a white teenage boy in the film, spoke with me this week about his about his role, the potential criticism from it, and a few of his upcoming projects.

Noel Clarke's Sports Dramedy 'Fast Girls' Opens In The UK Today; Watch 4 new Clips

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 15, 2012 10:55 AM
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Written by and co-starring Noel Clarke (Kidulthood, 4.3.2.1), the forthcoming drama Fast Girls stars a multi-racial cast, and centers on a "street-smart" runner who forms a rivalry with an equally ambitious wealthy athlete.

Round 4 Of The S&A Digital Filmmaker Showcase Begins - Now With Expanded Distribution!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 15, 2012 10:23 AM
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The Shadow and Act Digital Filmmaker Showcase is back with Round 4.

Get Familiar With Lupita Nyong'o's Work Before Seeing Her In '12 Years A Slave;' Watch 'Shuga'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 15, 2012 10:04 AM
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The announcement that she'd been cast in quite a meaty role in Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave naturally led some to wonder about her past work, given that, as I noted in that post, looking over her IMDB page, the Kenyan actress has primarily crew credits on a few projects, but little in the acting department. Although on her Twitter page, she lists herself as an actor first, a graduate of Yale School of Drama.

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