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Shocking! Sequel To "21 Jump Street" Is Already In The Works

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 17, 2012 10:22 AM
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No surprise I guess...

Oprah Dumps Rosie

  • By Sergio
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  • March 17, 2012 8:56 AM
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Forget all those reports that Rosie O'Donnell's talk show on OWN was relocating from Oprah's Harpo Studios in Chicago to New York. Even I reported that here last week.

Preview "The Black Moses" - Feature Doc On L.O. Pindling, 1st Black Prime Minister Of The Bahamas

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 16, 2012 8:38 PM
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From filmmaker Travolta Cooper comes a documentary titled The Black Moses - no, not a film about Isaac Hayes, nor Harriet Tubman, nor Marcus Garvey, but on the life and times of L.O. Pindling (Sir Lynden Oscar Pindling), the first black Prime Minister of the Bahamas.

NYAFF 2012 Preview - South African Neo-Noir "How To Steal Two Million" (Trailer & Clip)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 16, 2012 4:16 PM
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South African *neo-noir* thriller How To Steal 2 Million, which I first profiled last summer or so, and was intrigued by, based on what I read about it, and saw from its trailer, will finally make its way to NYC (meaning I'll get to finally see it), when it screens at the upcoming New York African Film Festival next month.

NBC Renews "Grimm" For Second Season (Russell Hornsby Co-Stars)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 16, 2012 2:59 PM
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Our man Russell Hornsby gets to breathe a sigh of relief as the first-term show he co-stars in on NBC - Grimm - has just been renewed for a second season!

LA-Based Writer/Director Jason Gilmore Tells His Story; What's Yours?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 16, 2012 2:17 PM
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NYAFF 2012 Preview - "Relentless" (Familiar Nollywood Tropes Get Nouvelle Vague Treatment)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 16, 2012 1:37 PM
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It feels like it's been ages - 1 1/2 years - since we last wrote about this film; a Nigerian flick called Relentless, shot in Lagos, directed by Andy Amadi Okoroafor, and co-stars Nigerian-German singer and songwriter, Nneka Egbuna.

"Two Bodies" to screen at 7th Annual WOCAF Festival and Outfest Fusion Festival

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 16, 2012 12:59 PM
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Following its world premiere at the 20th Annual Pan African Film Festival in February, writer/director (and S&A contributor) Nijla Mu'min's short film Two Bodies will next screen at the Women of Color Arts and Film Festival in Atlanta on March 17th. The film will also screen at the Fusion: Los Angeles LGBT People of Color Festival prestented by Outfest, on March 24th at the Hollywood Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles. The Fusion film festival slate also includes Darius Monroe's short film SLOW, and Andrew Ahn's 2012 Sundance short film, Dol (First Birthday).

Pondering The Seemingly Dismal Outlook For Black Filmmakers Working Within The Hollywood Studio System

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 16, 2012 12:13 PM
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Looking over the top 300 grossing films of 2011 released in the USA (via Box Office Mojo), just 6 of those 300 titles were directed by black directors – Madea’s Big Happy Family, Jumping The Broom, Laugh At My Pain, Shame, Pariah and Mooz-lum.

BBC2 Series Looks At "Reverse Missionaries" Taking Religion Back To England (Tonight @9PM)

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • March 16, 2012 11:18 AM
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BBC2 will tonight premiere a new docu-series, Reverse Missionaries, that looks at how missionaries from Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean fare when they visit the English homelands of the missionaries who introduced Christianity to their respective countries, and try to do the same.

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