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Omar Epps to Produce and Star in Romantic Comedy "Between Us"

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 3, 2012 4:07 PM
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Between Us, about "two friends looking for love in the wrong places, with a contemporary twist," is currently in the works from House star Omar Epps at his BrooklynWorks Films production company.

Watch The Breathless Full Trailer For Andrew Dosunmu's "Restless City"

  • By Courtney
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  • April 3, 2012 3:49 PM
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YES! As already announced on S&A, the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement acquired U.S. theatrical rights to 2011 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection, Andrew Dosunmu's Restless City. 

Kimberly Elise, Taylour Paige Headline New VH1 Hour-Long Scripted Sports Drama Series "Bounce"

  • By Courtney
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  • April 3, 2012 3:06 PM
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VH1 has greenlighted - not what you'd expect; no, not another reality TV series with black women at the center. The network is actually *gasp* going the original scripted route, ordering a pilot for a new "professional basketball dancers" drama called Bounce.

Biopic on Baseball Legend Hank Aaron in the Works

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 3, 2012 2:23 PM
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It appears that legendary right fielder Hank Aaron will be the next sports hero to have his life immortalized on film, as producers Mike Tollin and Glenn Rigberg have acquired the rights to his story.

Watch Now: Trailer for Noel Clarke's Sports Drama "Fast Girls"

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 3, 2012 1:57 PM
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Written by and co-starring Noel Clarke (Kidulthood, 4.3.2.1), the forthcoming drama Fast Girls stars a multiracial cast and centers on a street-smart runner who forms a rivalry with an equally ambitious wealthy athlete.

New on DVD Today: "Being Elmo," "London River," & "Dysfunctional Friends"

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 3, 2012 1:29 PM
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Three films we've covered quite a bit on this site - Kevin Clash documentary Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey, post-UK bus bombings drama London River, and ensemble comedy Dysfunctional Friends - are available today on home video.
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Exclusive Still Photos from the Set of "96 Minutes" (David Oyelowo, Evan Ross)

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 3, 2012 1:07 PM
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Headed for theaters on April 27, SXSW 2011 drama 96 Minutes has released a new set of photos in anticipation of its premiere.

Michel Gondry's "The Foam of the Days" Begins Shooting Next Week (Omar Sy, Aissa Maiga Co-Star)

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 3, 2012 12:31 PM
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The Foam of the Days, Michel Gondry's adaptation of the 1947 satirical fantasy novel Mood Indigo (L’Ecume des Jours), is set to start shooting April 10 in Paris.
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Watch Now - Remixed & Remastered: 20th Anniversary of "Daughters of the Dust" Panel

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 3, 2012 11:39 AM
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In honor of the 20th anniversary of Daughters of the Dust, Julie Dash's 1992 Sundance festival drama, The New School and Creatively Speaking presented a special screening and discussion of the film on March 9 as part of its Remixed and Remastered series.
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Sundance Institute Announces 8 Projects For 2012 Theatre Lab (Ken Saro-Wiwa Project Makes The Cut)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 3, 2012 10:16 AM
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News on the march! I'm especially eyeing that adaptation of Africa Kills Her Sun by the late Ken Saro-Wiwa (read all about him HERE). Recall Nigerian filmmaker Jeta Amata chaned the title of his oil exploitation thriller Black Gold to Black November - a reference to the month of activist Saro-Wiwa's execution in 1995).

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