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Watch - First Look At Trailer For "Sparkle" Remake

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 2, 2012 10:26 AM
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Here's your first-look at Sony Pictures' Sparkle remake, which stars Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Derek Luke, and Mike Epps, shepherded by Salim and Mara Brock Akil (with original music composed by R. Kelly).

Marcus Garvey Biopic In Development (Don Cheadle Producing, Kevin Navayne Starring)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 2, 2012 10:15 AM
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File this one under "things that make you go hmm..."

Dorian Missick, Yaya DaCosta, Gbenga Akinnagbe Set For Neil Drumming's "Big Words"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 2, 2012 9:38 AM
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Received word over the weekend that some S&A actor favorites - Dorian Missick, Yaya DaCosta and Gbenga Akinnagbe - have all signed on to star in Neil Drumming's feature film directorial debut titled Big Words.

Watch: Zawe Ashton Stars In Destiny Ekaragha-Directed Short Film "A Bloody Muddle"

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • April 1, 2012 8:14 PM
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These two ladies should, by now, be very familiar to the S&A faithful.  One is a rising star of film and television; the other, an up and coming director with several projects already under her belt.  Together, actress Zawe Ashton and director Destiny Ekaragha have teamed up for the Joel Horwood-penned short film, A Bloody Muddle.

Weekend Box Office 3/30 - 4/1 ("Hunger Games" Still Rules; "Pariah" Survives; Tyler Perry Fizzles)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 1, 2012 6:04 PM
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To absolutely no one's surprise, The Hunger Games held on to the top spot this weekend - its second week in release - taking in an addition $61.1 million, bringing its cume to over $251 million. (on a $78 million budget - not including marketing).

Judy Reyes, Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sanchez, Ana Ortiz Are "Devious Maids" in ABC's Eva Longoria-Produced Show

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 30, 2012 10:27 PM
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So I guess this show is really happening after all. *Sigh*
More: Television

NYAFF 2012 Preview - Guadeloupean "Elza" (A Young Woman's Search For The Father She Never Met)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 30, 2012 4:29 PM
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A film I first alerted you all to back in May of 2011, here's a recap... Released in Paris in April 2011, with no word at the time on whether it'll travel (though it screened in Martinique as well), is Mariette Monpierre's Le bonheur d'Elza (which I believe translates to English as Elza's Happiness, although, you French speakers out there can correct me if I'm wrong); although the NYAFF festival schedule just calls it Elza.

Watch: Director Terence Nance's Q&A Post ND/NF Screening Of "An Oversimplification of Her Beauty"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 30, 2012 3:43 PM
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Cities/Theaters Revealed For Theatrical Debut Of Tragedy-To-Triumph Drama "Life, Love, Soul"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 30, 2012 2:56 PM
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It premiered at the Urbanworld Film Festival last fall (when we first profiled it), and will have its theatrical premiere on April 13th in select markets - specifically, Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, D.C., Los Angeles, New Jersey and New York. And I've now got the exact theaters in those cities the film will play in.

Disney's 2012-14 ABC DGA Directing Program Finalists Announced (Karamuu Kush, Tina Mabry, Others Make The Cut)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 30, 2012 2:31 PM
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I once applied to this program years ago, but didn't get selected; I haven't applied since, mostly because of this whol blogging thing that's taken over my life in recent years :)

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