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Cannes 2012 - The Weinstein Company Acquires "The Sapphires" (Australia’s Answer To The Supremes)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 19, 2012 10:56 AM
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Screening out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival is an Australian musical drama titled The Sapphires, which is inspired by the real-life story of a soul singing quartet comprised of 4 Aborigine women (all sisters) who were the heroines of a play in which writer/director Wayne Blair was an actor in 2005.

Cannes 2012 - Wide Management Picks Up Alain Gomis' "Aujourd'hui" & Patrik-Ian Polk's "The Skinny"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 19, 2012 9:42 AM
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Leading independent film sales company, Wide Management, has picked up 2 new projects to represent and shop at the Marché du Film at Cannes: Senegalese director Alain Gomis' 3rd feature film titled Aujourd'hui (or Today in English, also known as Tey), which premiered at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival in February; and Patrik-Ian Polk's The Skinny - Polk being the director of LGBT-themed indie films Noah's Arc:Jumping the Broom and Punks, as well as the creator of the Noah's Arc series for the Logo network.

Cannes 2012 - Watch 3 Good-Looking Clips From Moussa Touré’s Survival Tale "La Pirogue"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 19, 2012 8:57 AM
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Screening in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival this month - a project we've been following since I first wrote about in December.

Watch: VH1 Releases Super Trailer For Upcoming Season 2 of "Single Ladies" (Debuting May 28)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 18, 2012 9:20 PM
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Time flies doesn't it? I feel like it was only recently that this series made its debut on VH1, and recall a lot of you complaining about it :)

Sky 1's "Sinbad" (Sophie Okonedo, Ashley Walters, George Harris, Estella Daniels Co-Star) Gets A Trailer

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 18, 2012 5:53 PM
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The BBC/Sky 1 HD production of Sinbad - a TV series that will feature performances from the likes of Sophie Okonedo, George Harris, Ashley Walters and Estella Daniels - is scheduled to air in the UK this July.

Dorian Missick Will Play Boston Street Smart Detective in 3rd Season of Syfy's "Haven"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • May 18, 2012 5:28 PM
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Dorian Missick has joined the cast of Syfy's third season of Haven, based on Stephen King's novel titled The Colorado Kid, about a former FBI agent (Audrey Parker), who unravels the town's many secrets after she becomes a cop. Emily Rose will return as the lead of Audrey Parker.
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Cosby Screenwriting Program Profile: Professor, Screenwriter, Filmmaker Shahari Moore

  • By Masha Dowell
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  • May 18, 2012 4:34 PM
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In 2004, I remember hearing about the Guy Hanks and Marvin Miller writing program at USC School of Cinematic Arts. However, I never pursued my curiosity about the benefits of the program, yet I was intrigued.  

About That "Girls" Diversity Casting Matter... It Looks Like Donald Glover Is In

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 18, 2012 3:12 PM
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Well... there ya go. Just like that.

Pricey Nollywood Disaster Thriller "Last Flight To Abuja" Gets A World Premiere Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 18, 2012 2:56 PM
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A project we first alerted you to in February is finally making its world premiere...

This Week in Black Television - What's Returning & What's Canceled?

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • May 18, 2012 2:20 PM
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The 2011-12 network TV season was a difficult one for all the networks. Still there were some surefire hits and some quick bombs. With the recession still in full effect, none of the networks took too many chances, save FOX with the underwhelming sci-fi/dinosaur show Terra Nova, and are only bringing back some underperforming faves in a limited capacity.  I break it all down below.

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