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Laz Alonso Joins Meagan Good In NBC Drama Pilot "Notorious"

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • March 27, 2012 9:56 AM
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Just a few days after it was announced that Meagan Good would be playing the lead role in the NBC drama pilot Notorious, we learn that she will joined in that pilot by Laz Alonso.
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Award-Winning, Box Office Record-Setting "Intouchables" Gets USA Release Date + Subtitled Trailer

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 27, 2012 9:43 AM
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On the heels of his historic César Award win for Best Actor a week ago, the film Omar Sy won the award for - the box office record-setting dramedy Intouchables - now has an official USA theatrical release date, courtesy of The Weinstein Company, who also own remake rights to the film).
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Preview Sci Fi Short "Final Run"

  • By Jasmin
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  • March 26, 2012 10:02 PM
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Here's the trailer for Final Run, a short by budding science fiction director Ken Foley.

Is This The Face Of The Next Big Thing On U.S. Daytime Television?

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • March 26, 2012 6:47 PM
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She's no Oprah, but she's coming to a TV near you . . . and things could get interesting, to say the least.

Book-To-Film Review: That "Zulu" That Who Do?

  • By Tamara Brown
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  • March 26, 2012 5:55 PM
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After reading Tambay’s post announcing the casting of Djimon Hounsou in an adaptation of Caryl Férey’s critically acclaimed novel, Zulu (found HERE), coupled with a comment that referred to the partnering of Hounsou and Orlando Bloom as “Lethal Weapon IX” (it’s not…really, it isn’t), I decided to read the novel.

Gina Prince-Bythewood Negotiating "Before I Fall" Adaptation + Developing "I Know This Much Is True"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 26, 2012 4:44 PM
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I just had a phone chat with her on Friday... specifically about my "dismal outlook for black filmmakers in Hollywood" piece (read it HERE), which I learned got around quite bit. She read it and wanted to essentially "fill in some holes" I couldn't really address in my piece because I'm not on the inside, and just don't have access to that kind of info.

Introducing "Finding the New Black" Interview Series (with Lena Waithe)

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • March 26, 2012 1:55 PM
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In the ongoing effort to introduce new and informative content here on S&A, it made sense to explore what can be called a new generation of talent within black film and TV. There are familiar names within this group – people like Dee Rees, Issa Rae, Barry Jenkins - whom we discuss often on this site. But there are still more that are doing work we should all be aware of.

Flashback To 1994: "Surviving The Game" (Ice-T Vs The Übermensch, Directed By Ernest Dickerson)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 26, 2012 1:33 PM
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This seemed like a worthy flashback in light of recent events...

Writer Aaron P. Clark Tells His Story (“How Spike Lee taught me Patience”); What's Yours?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 26, 2012 12:12 PM
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Dee Rees' "Pariah" Picks Up GLAAD Media Award

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • March 26, 2012 11:17 AM
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Over the weekend, at a ceremony held in New York City, writer/director Dee Rees' dramatic debut, Pariah, was presented with the GLAAD Media Award for Oustanding Film – Limited Release.

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