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Exclusive: Ernest Dickerson Shopping Adaptation Of Octavia Butler's 'Clay's Ark' (Script Is Done)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 23, 2013 2:19 PM
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It's been almost 7 years since Hugo and Nebula award winner, Octavia Butler, died from a stroke at just 58 years old (she died February 24th, 2006). And just about every discussion we've had on this site about black authors whose novels are begging to be adapted to film, Ms Butler's name is frequently at the top of many of your lists.

TV One Acquires New Comedy 'Family Time,' Adds To Friday Night Schedule (Preview)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 23, 2013 1:29 PM
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TV One's push towards original content continues, as the network adds another new half-hour sitcom titled Family Time to its Friday night classic comedy block, it was announced today by Maureen Guthman, SVP Programming Strategy and Acquisitions.

Ruth Negga Is Co-Starring Alongside Brad Pitt In 'World War Z' (Did You Know?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 23, 2013 12:42 PM
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This is news to me; we've seen the film's first trailer, but she definitely wasn't in it. And even more interesting is that the project isn't listed on her IMDB page.
More: Ruth Negga

'Uncle Tom's Fairy Tales' - The Secret, Never-Released Richard Pryor Movie

  • By Sergio
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  • January 23, 2013 12:23 PM
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I like to think that I know EVERYTHING about films, but even I have to confess that I had never heard of this film before, until recently. An unknown Richard Pryor film that most likely you, me or anyone else will ever see in their lifetime.

BBC Announces Call For Comedy Scripts Centered On Transgender Characters (Open To All)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 23, 2013 12:04 PM
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The BBC has put out a call for new comedy scripts that promote positive portrayals of Transgender people in mainstream comedy.

A Wonderful Conversation Between Neil deGrasse Tyson & Nichelle Nichols (Listen)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 23, 2013 11:42 AM
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Great conversation between Neil deGrasse Tyson and Nichelle Nichols.

Kahlil Joseph's 'Until The Quiet Comes' Wins 2013 Sundance Short Film Special Jury Award

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 23, 2013 11:01 AM
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Congrats to Kahlil Joseph and company who picked up the Short Film Special Jury Award for their short film Until The Quiet Comes, which we featured on S&A last fall, before the Sundance Film Festival.

Chico Benymon, Curtis Harris, Lil’ P-Nut Will Haunt A Single Mother In 'Haunted Hathaways'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 23, 2013 10:47 AM
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This almost slipped by us... thanks to the several readers who emailed or sent me tweets about it.

Exclusive: Reginald Hudlin Is Keynote Speaker For 2013 PAFF Film Institute + 'Vipaka' To Open Festival

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 23, 2013 10:20 AM
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Ahead of forthcoming official announcements, leading up to the opening of the 21st edition of the annual Pan African Film Festival next month, S&A has learned exclusively that writer, director, producer, and executive Reginald Hudlin has been tapped as this year's Keynote Speaker for the PAFF Film Institute.

CBS Officially Orders Pilot For 'Beverly Hills Cop' Series Starring Brandon T. Jackson

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 23, 2013 9:50 AM
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I actually thought this was already a lock - at least, for a pilot.

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