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Gabourey Sidibe-Hosted Season 5 Of AfroPoP Documentary Series On PBS Debuts Tonight

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 22, 2013 1:38 PM
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Gabourey Sidibe hosts season five of AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange documentary series (a series of independent films showcasing contemporary life and culture from across the African diaspora) which premieres nationally on PBS' World Channel, tonight, January 22, and will run weekly, through February 5.

'The Arsenio Hall Show' Will Air In 10pm-11pm Time Slot + It's Been Sold To 95% Of The Country

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 22, 2013 1:27 PM
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As we already know, CBS has set Arsenio Hall's return to late night TV, for September 9, 2013, via CBS TV Distribution.

Celludroid - South Africa’s Only Festival Dedicated To Sci-Fi, Animation, Fantasy (Jan 25-29)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 22, 2013 12:58 PM
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Celludroid is said to be South Africa’s only film festival dedicated strictly to Science-Fiction, Animation and Fantasy. The indie festival is presented by Cape Town based Flamedrop Productions, the same group behind the successful HorrorFest and Sound on Screen Music Film Festival.

TV One Renews 'R&B Divas' & Announces New Los Angeles Franchise

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 22, 2013 12:35 PM
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The show will return featuring the original cast in spring 2013 with an eight-episode order.

Trailer For Adaptation Of Off-Broadway Play 'Between Us' (Taye Diggs, Julia Stiles Star)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 22, 2013 12:18 PM
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More: Taye Diggs

Gender Disparity In Filmmaking In The USA & A Nod To The Invisibility Of Women Filmmakers In Africa

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 22, 2013 11:37 AM
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In what should be absolutely no surprise to anyone who's actually been paying attention, a new study commissioned by The Sundance Institute and Women in Film, released over the weekend, shows that there's been little change in the number of women working as directors and producers of films that screen at the indie-centered Sundance Film Festival, in the last 11 years.

Will 'Twelve Years A Slave' Premiere At The Cannes Film Festival?

  • By Sergio
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  • January 22, 2013 9:07 AM
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Of course, we're still quite a few months away before this year's Cannes Film Festival announces its selection of films that will screen, both in and out of competition. But both Tambay and I agree that this is a no-brainer.

Son Challenges Mother In First Footage Of Jennifer Hudson In 'Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 21, 2013 10:53 PM
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Making its world premiere at the ongoing Sundance Film Festival, here's your first official clip from George Tillman Jr.'s The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete, which stars Jennifer Hudson, Skylan Brooks, Anthony Mackie, Jordin Sparks, Jeffrey Wright, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, in a drama that sees Jennifer Hudson as a drug addict mother whose arrest forces her son and his best friend to fend for themselves.

Gbenga Akinnagbe Shooting Nigerian Crime Drama 'Render to Caesar' (Also Producing)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 21, 2013 9:32 PM
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Renaissance man Gbenga Akinnagbe is attached in some capacity to two feature film projects making their debuts in Park City over the weekend (acting in Neil Drumming's feature film directorial debut titled Big Words - at Slamdance; and producing Shaka King's Newlyweeds - at Sundance).

Weinstein Company Closing Deal To Acquire 'Fruitvale' For $2 - $3 Mill + Theatrical Guarantees

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 21, 2013 5:25 PM
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Well, I think it's safe to say that we'll likely be talking a lot about Fruitvale during next awards season, now that it's been officially announced that, after a bidding war over the film, involving The Weinstein Company, Fox Searchlight, with Paramount Pictures and Focus Features, The Weinstein Company (TWC) won the auction, and is reportely wrapping up a deal to acquire Ryan Coogler's feature film directorial debut, in a deal worth between $2 million and $3 million, including commitments to a wide theatrical release, says Variety.

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