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"Django Unchained" Unscientific Audience Survey (Excited To See It? Ambivalent? No Thanks? Or...?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 21, 2012 6:46 PM
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Lots of chatter on- and offline about the 7-minute preview of Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained that screened for audiences at the Cannes Film Festival today; lots of excitement, and from all I've read from those who were in attendance, nothing but praise for that short glimpse... as if there wasn't already before today's reveal.

LisaRaye McCoy On "Single Ladies" Critics: "F**K'em!"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 21, 2012 6:12 PM
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Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Sells New Sitcoms "The First Family" And "Mr. Box Office"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 21, 2012 5:51 PM
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Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios production/distribution companyhas sold its 2 new scripted primetime series to Tribune, Weigel and CBS TV station groups, says Deadline, as part of a 2-hour weekend primetime comedy block, that will be available to over 85% of the US TV market.

Africa First 2012 Profile: Burkinabé Filmmaker Cedric Ido And His Superhero Cinema Dreams

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 21, 2012 5:11 PM
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Queen Latifah's Fall 2013 Syndicated Daytime Talk Show Still Alive; Gets Exec Producer

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 21, 2012 4:32 PM
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I'd actually forgotten all about this, which was announced last October - Will Smith, his Overbrook Entertainment cohorts, and Queen Latifah are teaming up with Sony Pictures TV to produce a syndicated daytime talk show for the Queen to host.

Cannes 2012 - 7 Minutes Of Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" Screened; A Few Reactions...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 21, 2012 2:45 PM
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I just learned that a 7-minute preview of Quentin Tarantino's highly-anticipated fantasy revenge thriller Django Unchained, which stars Jamie Foxx as the titular character, and Christoph Waltz as his mentor, was shown just to press moments ago at the Cannes Film Festival by TWC (The Weinstein Company).

Omar Sy Is "Hoppin' It To Hollywood" - Signs With United Talent Agency (UTA)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 21, 2012 2:12 PM
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It was only a matter of time; I'm surprised it took this long actually.
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Ernest Dickerson Directing "The Walking Dead" Season 3 Premiere + Cast/Crew Tease New Character Intros

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 21, 2012 1:25 PM
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Easily one of my fave shows on TV right now, AMC's The Walking Dead, ended season 2 last month with a bang - in an episode that was directed by Ernest Dickerson, that introduced a character many have been anxiously anticipating, Michonne, to be played by Danai Gurira when season 3 rolls around. 

Listen To Whitney Houston's "Sparkle" Soundtrack Duet With Jordin Sparks (Her Final Recording)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 21, 2012 12:45 PM
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What is being called Whitney Houston's final song - a duet she performed with Jordin Sparks called Celebrate!, for the soundtrack to the upcoming remake of Sparkle both of them star in, and Whitney also executive produced.

Cannes 2012 - Chadian Mahamat Saleh-Haroun Will Shoot Next Film "Gris-Gris" This Fall

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 21, 2012 12:11 PM
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I recently read a lengthy interview with acclaimed Chadian filmmaker Mahamat Saleh-Haroun with Black Camera film journal, in which he vowed never to return to FESPACO, continental Africa's largest and most prominent film festival, given the festival's "organizational problems" (a much longer explanation is due, but I'm saving that for a later post).  

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