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CodeBlack Picks Up Shola Lynch's 'Free Angela;' Teaming w/ BET On Theatrical Release

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 29, 2013 10:49 PM
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Ahead of its Pan African Film Festival closing night screening, comes news via press release that Shola Lynch's Free Angela & All Political Prisoners, has been picked up by Codeblack Films for an April theatrical release.

A Chat w/ Actor (Now Director) Rockmond Dunbar On 'Pastor Brown' (May Become A TV Series), Directing, More...

  • By Sergio
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  • January 29, 2013 9:12 PM
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For some time, we have definitely been following actor Rockmond Dunbar’s feature film directing debut, Pastor Brown, which premieres on the Lifetime Channel next month, Saturday Feb. 16, at 8PM (7PM Central).

Nicholas Strong Joins Cast Of CBS' TV Serial Adaptation Of Stephen King's 'Under The Dome'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 29, 2013 7:30 PM
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CBS has added to the cast of its much-buzzed about new drama Under the Dome, which is based on the 2009 Stephen King novel of the same name, and follows residents of a small town that is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field, as they search for answers as to what the barrier is, where it came from and when/if it will go away.

Subtitled Trailer For French Drama 'Rengaine' (Muslim Woman Falls For Black Christian Man)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 29, 2013 6:38 PM
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Recapping... From France-based Algerian/Sudanese filmmaker Rachid Djaidani comes Rengaine (Hold Back), a feature length drama that premiered in the Directors Fortnight and the International Critics Week sections, at last year's Cannes Film Festival.

Distribution or Production? Where Does Black Cinema Need The Most Help?

  • By Malcolm Woodard
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  • January 29, 2013 5:55 PM
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Every year, it seems like we get 2 or 3 indie "black films" that we all get giggly over, and another maybe 4 or 5 from the studios, and, as we've seen with each, we so unfairly scrutinize them, expecting every film and filmmaker to carry the burden of "blackness" on their backs.

PAFF 2013 - New Caribbean Cinema Presents 'Ring Di Alarm' - 7 Stories, 6 Directors, 1 Island

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 29, 2013 5:17 PM
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Continuing with pre-festival coverage of the 2013 Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, next month... Here's another highlight of this year's event that attendees should have on their must-see lists. 

FESPACO 2013 - Sardonic Angolan Drama 'The Great Kilapy' (Con Man Becomes National Hero)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 29, 2013 4:33 PM
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A new year of film festivals has officially launched with the grand-daddy of them all (here in the USA anyway) the Sundance Film Festival, wrapping up its 2013 event over the weekend.

Bounce TV To Celebrate Black History Month w/ 'Our History' - Month-Long Programming Tribute

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 29, 2013 4:18 PM
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Like I said earlier, it's that time of the year again... here's another press release annoucing special programming for Black History Month, this time from Bounce TV:

Lifetime To Debut Family Docu-soap 'Preachers' Daughters' On Tuesday, March 12

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 29, 2013 3:54 PM
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I guess the new term for reality TV series is "Docu-soap." There's also "Docu-series" and "Docu-drama." 

So Your Film Was Picked Up By A Distributor At Sundance; Now What?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 29, 2013 3:38 PM
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In light of all the film festival talk on this blog, as the Sundance Film Festival ends another year, with several film acquisition deals signed, I thought I'd revisit this old piece from the old S&A site - coverage of a panel I attended at the Tribeca Film Festival 3 years ago, here in New York City.

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