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Dwayne Johnson's 'Hercules' Film Set For August 2014 Release

  • By Sergio
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  • January 16, 2013 10:11 PM
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Over two months ago (HERE) Courtney told you about this new Hercules film project starring Dwayne Johnson, to be directed by Brett Ratner. If you've been waiting to find out when it's coming out - sit down and relax; You have some time.

Dyana Gaye's Feature Debut 'Des Etoiles' Locks Its Cast + Shooting Starts February 4

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 16, 2013 7:24 PM
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Great news on a project we've been tracking since it first showed up on oury radar in the fall of 2011... first a brief catch-up...
More: Dyana Gaye

BET's 'Real Husbands of Hollywood' & 'Second Generation Wayans' Make Ratings History

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 16, 2013 6:24 PM
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No commentary necessary... I'll just point you to the stats below from the BET press release, which tell the whole story (BET is making all kinds of statements with exclamation marks; and The Game hasn't even returned yet):

Making 'Roots,' Making TV History: Discussion w/ Ben Vereen, Lou Gossett Jr., LeVar Burton, Leslie Uggams

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 16, 2013 5:54 PM
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I hope to attend this... details from the MoMI press release...

Salli Richardson-Whitfield Named Celebrity Host Of 21st Annual Pan African Film Festival

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 16, 2013 5:33 PM
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The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) has named Salli Richardson-Whitfield its Celebrity Host for the festival's 21st Annual edition.

Jurnee Smollett Joins 'Do No Harm' Cast To Play Phylicia Rashad’s Daughter

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 16, 2013 5:00 PM
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NBC never did pick up the women's prison drama pilot Bad Girls - an adaptation of a UK series - that Jurnee Smollett was a star of. But she'll return to the network for a stint on the Jekyll-and-Hyde-ish thriller, Do No Harm.

2013 S&A Black Cinema Database Entry #8 - 'Go For Sisters'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 16, 2013 4:19 PM
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L.A. Rebellion 2013 Retrospective Review: Billy Woodberry’s 'Bless Their Little Hearts'

  • By Nijla Mumin
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  • January 16, 2013 3:51 PM
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EDITOR'S NOTE: The retro is being rebooted for runs in Philly, Toronto and New York through February. Over the next few weeks, we'll be revisiting our reviews/write-ups/interviews on the series (from Brandon Wilson and Nijla Mumin) when it begun in Los Angeles over a year ago... here's another. The overview and complete lineup speak for themselves, so click HERE to head over to the home site for the series.

Somali Pirate Thriller 'A Hijacking' & Urban Contemporary Romeo & Juliet 'Rengaine' Selected For 2013 ND/NF

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 16, 2013 3:28 PM
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This is good news - for me anyway, as well as those of you who live in New York City.

Preview 'Jeppe On A Friday' - One Day In Eight Lives In One South African Neighborhood (USA Debut In Feb)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 16, 2013 3:00 PM
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The story goes... In March 2012, eight up-and-coming South African filmmakers decided to get together and make a film about a single Johannesburg neighbourhood, all shot in one day.

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