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Preview Spiritual Drama "A Beautiful Soul" (Directed By Jeff Byrd, w/ Harry Lennix, Vanessa Bell Calloway)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 9, 2012 1:42 PM
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From producer/writer/director Jeff Byrd (brother of casting director Twinkie Byrd - Sparkle, Jumping The Broom & more - whom I interviewed last week; post coming soon) comes what he's describing as "an urban contemporary re-telling of “It’s a Wonderful Life," titled A Beautiful Soul.

Guess What The Film Is About Based On The Trailer - Installment #1

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 9, 2012 12:54 PM
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As the saying goes, you only get one chance to make a first impression; I've posted entries on S&A emphasizing the importance of your first trailer - what is essentially your film's intro to the world - and how vital it is that you "get it right" that first time, if only for fear of scaring potential audiences away from what could very well be a strong film.

Searing Indie Drama "Changing the Game" (Starring Tony Todd, Irma P. Hall) Gets Theatrical Release

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 9, 2012 11:56 AM
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An indie project we previously profiled is getting a theatrical release next month!

CNN Reporter Goes Too Far With Racial Slur - How Much Is Too Much?

  • By Sergio
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  • April 9, 2012 11:25 AM
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Every day there's something in the media that causes offense, but is this one that goes too far? Perhaps one of our regular commenters Nadine is on to something when, today, she said that American televison is trying to push this country into a "race war".

50+ Biopic Projects On Black Public Figures "In Limbo;" Which Will Make It To The Finish Line?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 9, 2012 11:25 AM
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There are probably more than 50 (hence the "+" sign in the title), but these are the 50 I could come up with, based on the S&A archives; as if 50 isn't enough, considering that the majority of them were first announced in the last 2 years.

Is America Ready For A Black "Bachelor"?

  • By Sergio
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  • April 9, 2012 8:54 AM
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Are YOU ready for a black "Bachelor"? Lamar Hurd, who is a Portland, Oregon sports broadcaster, is on a mission to become the first African-American to headline the popular and long running ABC show The Bachelor.

Preview "The Unforgiving Minute" - Short Film Directed By Octavia Spencer & Narrated By Viola Davis

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 8, 2012 9:48 PM
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I had no idea Octavia Spencer's life as an entertainer also extended to work behind the camera - specifically directing; or maybe I just haven't been paying attention.

Watch Episode 2 Of "Scandal" Now + Tambay's Early Thoughts On The New ABC Drama

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 8, 2012 9:05 PM
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If you haven't already noticed, the second episod of Scandal, Shonda Rhimes' new ABC drama series starring Kerry Washington, is online, even though it doesn't officially air on the network until this Thursday, the 12th.

RIP Mike Wallace - Watch His 1959 Doc "The Hate That Hate Produced," On The Rise Of "Black Supremacy"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 8, 2012 7:48 PM
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I'm sure all of you have heard that legendary CBS News journalist Mike Wallace, known for his probing, brazen, tough interview style, died last night, at 93 years old - a long full life if there ever was one.

Submissions Now Being Accepted For The Black Harvest Film Festival 2012

  • By Sergio
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  • April 8, 2012 1:16 PM
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Getting personal here since I've been involved with it from the very beginning and even despite the fact that it's early April, before you know it it will be that time of year again (where does the time go?) for The Black Harvest Film Festival. The festival takes place, as it always does, this summer at The Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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