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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.

Jurnee Smollett Joins Cast Of HBO's 'True Blood' For Upcoming Season 6

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  • January 21, 2013 4:13 PM
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Watch Audra McDonald & Taye Diggs In Preview Of 'Private Practice' Season Finale

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  • January 21, 2013 3:39 PM
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Sundance 2013 Review: John Akomfrah’s 'The Stuart Hall Project '

  • By Zeba Blay
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  • January 21, 2013 1:14 PM
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It would be unfair to call The Stuart Hall Project a simple documentary. The film, directed by John Akomfrah, is a visual and sonic excursion into the life and philosophies of the Jamaican-born intellectual, a finely crafted collage of memory, distilling hundreds of hours of archival footage of Hall, and exploring not only his life story but the story of the 20th century, in many ways intertwined with his own. In the the 1960s, Hall came to prominence as an important thinker in the UK, fearlessly sharing his ideas on race, class, and the social structure as it related to the black people of Britain and around the world. Hall was interested in breaking down the structures of society, power, and political institutions in relation to how they impacted and indeed were tied to the plight of the black man.  

Watch Episode One Of New College Set Web Series 'Spicy Wit' - 'Hate'

  • By Sergio
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  • January 21, 2013 1:12 PM
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Yes folks here's another new comedy web series, premiering today on the MLK Holiday and Inauguartion Day, for your perusal - Spicy Wit, created by young 22 year old writer, producer and director Lauren Neal (the one on the left).

'Fruitvale' At Center Of 7-Figure Bidding War; Buyers Call It 2013's 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 21, 2013 12:38 PM
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After what I heard and read was a strong debut at the Sundance Film Festival yesterday, Ryan Coogler's feature film debut Fruitvale, which stars Octavia Spencer, Michael B. Jordan, Tristan Wilds and Melonie Diaz, is said to now be in the middle of what looks like a bidding war between several distributors who are very interested in the film.

Warrington Hudlin Presents 'The Black Kung Fu Experience' Screening At MoMI (NYC) Today

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 21, 2013 11:30 AM
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S. Epatha Merkerson, Ruby Dee, Barbara Montgomery In Conversation At MoMI (NYC) Today

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 21, 2013 11:24 AM
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A reminder... taking place this afternoon, Monday, January 21, 4pm, at the Museum Of The Moving Image (MoMI) here in NYC.

Other Projects Michael Starrbury Is Currently Attached To That You Should Know About...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 21, 2013 10:38 AM
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We announced 2 days ago that screenwriter Michael Starrbury, who penned the screenplay for George Tillman Jr's The Invevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete (making its debut at Sundance) has been hired by Morgan Creek Productions to rewrite the script for their Tupac Shakur biopic. 

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