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Ryan Coogler And Jonas Carpignano Signed By WME, Prepping To Shoot Feature Debuts This Year

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 5, 2012 2:10 PM
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Congrats to Ryan Coogler and Jonas Carpignano, who were both signed by top talent agency William Morris Endeavor (WME); Dee Rees, Pariah, is also a recently-signed client.

Short Drama "Deluge" Explores African Americans' Relationships to Water (Fundraising)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 5, 2012 1:21 PM
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10 days left for filmmaker Nijla Mumin to reach the funding campaign goal for her project, Deluge, which we first alerted you to at the end of April. June 14th is the deadline, so make a contribution if you can.

Starz Network Will Kill "Spartacus" After Upcoming 3rd Season

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 5, 2012 12:17 PM
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A series I still haven't gotten around to watching yet, and which I profiled last December, is coming to its official end as the Starz network will end Spartacus after the drama series' upcoming third season.

Oscilloscope Laboratories Picks Up North American Distribution Rights To 'Tchoupitoulas'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 5, 2012 12:02 PM
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It didn't do much for me when I saw it the SXSW Film Festival in March this year; Vanessa saw it as well and reviewed it, although her reaction to it wasn't all that different from mine (you can read her review HERE).

Two Jimmy Hendrix Films (A Doc & A Concert Movie) Coming Out On Blu-Ray Next Month

  • By Sergio
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  • June 5, 2012 11:47 AM
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I'm talking about THE ONE AND ONLY Jimi Hendrix and not Andre 3000 trying to pretend to be Hendrix. I mean seriously, can anyone even come close to the real thing?

Critics Choice Television Awards Nominations Announced: 'Luther' Picks Up 2, 'Scandal' Gets None

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 5, 2012 11:40 AM
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Sorry Scandal fans, no nominations for that show at all, in any category. The main criteria is that the programs must have aired between June 1, 2011 and May 31, 2012, so Scandal certainly qualifies.

Revisiting Dennis Haysbert In The Stylish, Neo-Noir Exploration Of Race & Identity - 'Suture'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 5, 2012 11:03 AM
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I watched this again last night... A film that we could say defies classification, but is often described as a neo-noir thriller; one that may seem at first to be more concerned with how it looks than with what lies underneath its glossy surface, which makes some sense when one realizes that the filmmakers, co-directors, Scott McGehee and David Siegel, have a design school background.

Watch: 'The Wire: The Musical' (Experience America's Failing Drug War Through The Magic Of Song)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 5, 2012 10:26 AM
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Hah! 

New On DVD/Blu-ray - Denzel Washington In The Technically Sound But Unoriginal 'Safe House'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 5, 2012 10:12 AM
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If you missed it at the theaters when it was released in February, now you can watch the $85 million film (grossed over $200 million worldwide) at home, or on your iPad or iPhone, or... 

Janet Jackson To Exec-Produce Transgender Doc Titled 'Truth'

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • June 4, 2012 7:42 PM
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Janet Jackson will executive produce Truth, a documentary about transgender people that aims to "stop the hate and find understanding."

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