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'Streetcar Named Desire' Revival Extension Is No More; Run Will End In July

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 13, 2012 8:54 PM
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It was just about weeks ago when it was announced that the acclaimed Broadway production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire (with Blair Underwood as “Stanley,” Nicole Ari Parker as “Blanche, Daphne Rubin-Vega as Stella, and Wood Harris as “Mitch”) would extend its run through August 19, 2012.

'Hollywood Exes' Promo - Starring Ex-Wives Of Eddie Murphy, Will Smith, Prince, R. Kelly (I'm Sorry)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 13, 2012 8:27 PM
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No comment from me on this... why bother... I'll just deliver the news and let you guys do the talking, so here ya go...

Tracee Ellis Ross To Serve As ABFF's Ambassador; Festival Will Launch Web Series & TV Show

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • June 13, 2012 7:47 PM
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The American Black Film Festival, which runs from June 20 - 23 in South Beach, FL, has unveiled new details, revealed by ABFF's founder Jeff Friday via teleconference this afternoon.
More: ABFF, Festivals

NBC Wants Your Short Films (Diversity Initiative; Deadline Imminent)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 13, 2012 7:16 PM
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A little late on this, but you've got 2 days to submit. I know many of you already have completed shorts made in the last year or so that are without any sort of commercial distribution deal. Plus, there's NO FEE for submitting, so, what do you have to lose, especially with the potential rewards if you win?

LAFF 2012 Review: Contained Drama 'Four' Explores Issues of Identity and Secrecy

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • June 13, 2012 3:06 PM
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Anchored by strong performances by its four leads, Four is an intense and uncomfortable drama, yet certainly worth the watch.

First Trailer For Kinshasa-Set 'White Elephants: A Congo Trilogy' (TBA Spring 2013)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 13, 2012 2:31 PM
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Intriguing new documentary I profiled bacn in February when it was said to be in pre-production, from Belgian/Brit Kristof Bilsen - a Congo (DRC)-set documentary feature titled White Elephants, A Congo Trilogy (not to be confused with the 2011 Djimon Hounsou thriller Elephant White), which looks to now currently be in production, with a projected spring 2013 release date possible.

More 'Scandal' Casting Moves: Bellamy Young (Wife Of The Prez) Promoted To Series Regular

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 13, 2012 2:12 PM
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Things that make you go hmm...

Strand Acquires "Pelotero" For July Release (Exposé On MLB Training Camps In Dominican Republic)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 13, 2012 1:58 PM
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A release date for this compelling documentary feature that Vanessa profiled initially in January, has been officially set for July 13, 2012, both theatrical and VOD, courtesy of Strand Releasing.

'HAVANA, HAVANA!' - How Change Inspires New Generation Of Musicians In Cuba (July Debut)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 13, 2012 1:02 PM
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ARLINGTON, VA; June 13, 2012 – HAVANA, HAVANA! is a music documentary that explores how changes in Cuba are inspiring a new generation of musicians. The program premieres July 27, 2012, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings) as part of the PBS ARTS SUMMER FESTIVAL, a multiplatform event anchored by seven films that highlight art, artists and performances from around the world.

Exclusive Clips From New Mockumentary 'Al Shearer: The Other Black Guy Running For President'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 13, 2012 12:26 PM
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Titled Al Shearer - The Other Black Guy Running For President, this Borat-style feature mockumentary from actor Al Shearer takes his faux presidential campaign to the streets, utilizing a dead-pan, realistic approach in the presentation of the material.

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