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Disney's 'Let It Shine' Starring Tyler James Williams Premieres Tonight at 8pm ET/PT

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • June 15, 2012 6:43 PM
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Here's a Disney production we profiled back in April titled Let It Shine, that originated with screenwriter Eric Daniel, and was written by both Daniel and Don D. Scott (Barbershop).
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Spike Lee's 'Red Hook Summer' Gets A 14-Minute Haircut + New Synopsis

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 15, 2012 5:00 PM
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Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock... as I noted in an post earlier this week... time is flying on by, as the theatrical release date for Spike Lee's latest work, Red Hook Summer, fast approaches. August 10 to be exact, almost exactly 2 months from today; it seems like it was just yesterday that I saw the film at the Sundance Film Festival, where it caused a bit of a stir (my review HERE if you missed it).

Controversial Belgian Immigrant Parable 'The Invader' Gets First Full Trailer & Poster

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 15, 2012 4:20 PM
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This is one film that I've been really curious about since we first profiled it last fall; I've been tracking it, hoping that it might eventually screen somewhere in my neck of the woods (NYC), but that hasn't happened yet. 

Brit Crime Drama 'Woolwich Boys' Gets A Trailer & Screening Dates

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 15, 2012 3:34 PM
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You may recall UK-based filmmkaker Anthony Abuah's submission to the S&A What's Your Story? feature I started a few months ago, in which he discussed being fiercely independent in making of his feature film, Woolwich Boys - a film that's now ready to make its screening debut in the UK.

This Week in Black Television - Summertime Shows, pt. 2

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • June 15, 2012 3:30 PM
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After an unplanned hiatus last week we return with part duex of what you should or could be watching this summer on television, whether with Black talent or just entertaining or different – that’s if you’re not out at the beach, or impromptu BBQ’s and such.  I know I left Melissa & Joey off this list – but trust me, there’s more to see!

Genevieve Nnaji Nollywood Starrer 'Tango With Me' Secures UK Distribution, Set For August Release

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 15, 2012 3:05 PM
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Nollywood starlet Genevieve Nnaji (maybe the most internationally well-known Nollywood actress) is a name and face that I think those who are not at all Nollywood-conscious will soon start to hear more about, as she navigates her way further towards much wider, global recognition.

NewFest Announces 2012 Lineup ('Four,' 'Stud Life,' Others Make The Cut)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 15, 2012 2:13 PM
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New Yorkers will get to see Josh Sanchez’s controversial drama Four (which stars Wendell Pierce) next month; it'll be the Opening Night Film at New York's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Film Festival - aka NewFest.

Friday Nonsense - Paramount's 100th Anniversary Photo (How Many Can You Name)?

  • By Sergio
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  • June 15, 2012 1:59 PM
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In celebration of its 100th anniversary, Paramount has issued this photo with 116 actors, actresses, directors, producers and execs (who are still alive) who have figured, at some time, in the studio's history.

Brit Crime Series 'The Shadow Line' (Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor) Available On Blu-ray In The USA

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 15, 2012 1:41 PM
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DIRECTV customers may have already seen it, since the provider's Audience Network (Channel 239) acquired and aired The Shadow Line (the 2011 seven-part BBC drama serial that starred Chiwetel Ejiofor) in February.

'Sparkle' Website Updates w/ Whitney Houston Tribute, Video, Pics (See Several Of Them)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 15, 2012 1:17 PM
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We're just about 2 months away from the theatrical release of Sparkle (August 17); looking at what black films we can expect from Hollywood studios specifically, this has to be one of 2012's highlights; not that there are many to choose from anyway.

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