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Exclusive: Angela Bassett To Introduce Ava DuVernay's 'Middle Of Nowhere' At Star-Studded LA Film Fest Premiere

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • June 7, 2012 10:29 PM
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Angela Bassett will serve as honorary host to introduce Ava DuVernay's Middle of Nowhere at this year's Los Angeles Film Festival. Nowhere will have its red-carpet gala premiere at the fest on June 20.
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Another 10-Picture Deal Re-up For 50 Cent's Cheetah Vision, Emmet/Furla, Lionsgate

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 7, 2012 10:06 PM
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You should recall 50 Cent's 10-picture, $200 million agreement with George Furla's Hedge Fund Film Partners via his Cheetah Vision Films production company. 

Acclaimed 2011 Brit Drama/Thriller 'Top Boy' (Starring Ashley Walters) Now Streaming On Netflix

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 7, 2012 8:41 PM
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Strong audience response, and critical acclaim to the Ashley Walters 4-part drama/thriller titled Top Boy, encouraged the UK's Channel 4 to order a second season, which will air in 2012.

Listen To, Download 14-Track Soundtrack To 'Soft Focus' (2nd S&A Black Filmmaker Challenge Winner)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 7, 2012 8:24 PM
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Broadway Review: Riveting 'A Streetcar Named Desire' Revival Has Soul

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • June 7, 2012 8:11 PM
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Occasional S&A contributor and screenwriter/producer Kia Barbee was able to attend a show of the Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, and, impressed with the play, she was more than willing to share her thoughts with us.
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Watch: King Bachelor's Pad Presents 'Last Wish' w/ Guest Star Robert Ri'chard (Web Series)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 7, 2012 6:07 PM
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It's not only a slow news day today, but I've also been buried in other work (we all have *day jobs* for those of you who don't know).

Make A 3-Minute Film About Someone Changing The World, Win $100,000

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 7, 2012 5:23 PM
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The Focus Forward Filmmaker Challenge offers the largest cash prizes ever for documentary shorts in their $200,000 Filmmaker Challenge. 

2012 Lineup For Encounters - South African International Documentary Festival

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 7, 2012 5:11 PM
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A full lineup that looks promising; I'll go through the list eventually; for right now, the short story...

Watch: 2 Clips From Sheldon Candis' feature film debut LUV (Common, Michael Rainey Jr)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 7, 2012 3:18 PM
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We've posted one or two clips in the past, but I don't recall these. Still no full trailer yet that I'm aware of.
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'White Scripts & Black Supermen: Black Masculinities In Comic Books' Now On DVD

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 7, 2012 2:57 PM
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I think most would embrace a feature-length documentary on the late Dwayne McDuffie and the institution he created Milestone Media/Comics, a coalition of African American artists and writers, and comic book company owned by African Americans, striving to positively address the lack of minorities in American comics, fighting for recognition and acclaim in an industry dominated by whites, both the characters within the comics, as well as the people who create, market and sell them. 

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