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Wanuri Kahiu ("Pumzi") Prepping Doc On Afro-Electro-Pop Group Just A Band; Gets Funding Boost

  • By Courtney
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  • March 28, 2012 11:48 AM
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I love this group! Like many others, my introduction to them was their 2009 album 82, although it didn't seem to really gain international attention until the following year.

Marvel's "The Avengers" To Close 2012 Tribeca Film Festival On April 28

  • By Courtney
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  • March 28, 2012 11:32 AM
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This is cool. I know Tambay is covering the festival for S&A, so he should ge attending this and we'll get early enough reactions to the film. I believe this will be the first public screening of the film which opens May 4, about a week later.

Tribeca 2012 Exclusive - One Sheet For "Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story"

  • By Courtney
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  • March 28, 2012 11:20 AM
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Acquired by Tribeca Film as announced on S&A last week, Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story - described as a intensely personal film about children struggling to understand their parents is also a heartbreaking portrait of the legacy of intolerance - will premiere at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival next month in the Spotlight section.

Hot Docs Unveils 25 Projects Selected For Buyer Forum ("Merkato" - Doc On Ethiopian Open Air Markets Makes Cut)

  • By Courtney
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  • March 28, 2012 11:06 AM
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Hot Docs has announce the 25 projects that will be presented during this year’s Hot Docs Forum. Recognized as North America’s essential market for the international documentary community, the Hot Docs Forum will take place May 2 and 3 during the 2012 edition of Hot Docs, April 26 to May 6. This year’s projects represent 15 different countries and were selected from 150 submissions.

"The American Dream: An African Tale" - New Web Series About The African Experience In The USA

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 27, 2012 10:51 PM
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Courtesy of our friends at Africa Is A Country... a new web series that's part of a largeer initiative called the The UR4Africa Project; from the project's website:

SFIFF '12 Preview: Poor Family Struggles While Country Hosts World Cup in Doc "Meanwhile in Mamelodi"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 27, 2012 9:45 PM
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The 55th San Francisco International Film Festival unveiled its lineup earlier today to reveal the following films profiled in S&A: 2011 SXSW Jury Award winner Gimme The Loot, the French comedy The Untouchables, The Double Steps (which I reviewed HERE), the Sheldon Candis drama LUV, the French/German drama Sleeping Sickness, and Andrea Arnold's Wuthering Heights.

BBC America Acquires BBC Drama Series "White Heat", "Inside Men"

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • March 27, 2012 8:37 PM
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BBC America announced today the acquisition of two new BBC drama miniseries-- White Heat, which stars David Gyasi, and the Ashley Walters-starring Inside Men.

Dennis Haysbert Signs with Gersh, Set to Co-Star in Two New Comedies

  • By Jasmin
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  • March 27, 2012 8:06 PM
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Actor Dennis Haysbert (The Unit, 24, and all those Allstate commercials) has been signed by The Gersh Agency.

Whoopi Goldberg Guest Stars In Three Episodes of Glee For "Extremely Pivotal" Role

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 27, 2012 7:39 PM
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Whoopi Goldberg is set to appear in three episodes of Fox hit show Glee in an extremely pivotal role that will decide the fate of Rachel and Kurt post-McKinley (fans of the show feel free to fill me in), according to TVLine.

Kasi Lemmons Set To Helm "On Beauty" Based On Zadie Smith Novel

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 27, 2012 6:56 PM
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Some exciting news for fans of Lemmons and author Zadie Smith!

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