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Samuel L. Jackson Indie Thriller 'Reasonable Doubt' Picked Up By Lionsgate For 2013 Release

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 3, 2013 11:24 AM
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One of the hardest working men in showbiz, Samuel L. Jackson's indie drama Reasonable Doubt, which he stars in alongside Dominic Cooper and Gloria Reuben, has been picked up by Lionsgate (US rights), and will be sold internationally by Voltage Pictures.

'Precious,' 'The Help,' 'Django,' Etc - Candidates For 2013's Most Contentious Black Film...?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 3, 2013 11:01 AM
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Watch New iPhone TV Spot With Venus And Serena

  • By Sergio
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  • January 3, 2013 10:26 AM
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In case you haven't seen it yet, here's Apple's new iPhone 5 TV commerical with Venus and Serena Williams which came out on New Year's Day and the voiceover narrator is actor Jeff Daniels.

Editor's Note: Got Something You Want To Say? What're You Waiting For? Say It!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 3, 2013 10:22 AM
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Often when an article is posted on this site that expresses an opinion, which happens regularly - especially a *strong* opinion, or one that's not all-that popular - I inevitably get emails from readers questioning my intent, or the site's intent, and/or suggesting what they feel the site should or should not be, or should or should not say, etc - seemingly attempting to deter any further opinion pieces that express a particular point of view, or take a specific stance on an issue.

Introducing An S&A Entertainment Law Column w/ Attorney Jessica B. Lee; Issues To Address?

  • By Jessica B. Lee
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  • January 2, 2013 6:37 PM
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In 2012, Tyler Perry and Lionsgate Entertainment were sued by an author claiming that the plot for Good Deeds was actually stolen from her book, Bad Apples Can Be Good Fruit; Lil Wayne unsuccessfully sued Quincy Jones III for using unlicensed music from Wayne’s album Tha Carter III in a documentary on the rapper and was forced to pay Jones $2.2 million for blocking the release of the documentary; the producers of the anti-Obama film, 2016: Obama’s America, sued each other claiming misappropriation of funds and broken contracts; a class action suit was filed against Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios and affiliated entities for breach of contract, unfair business practices and for not paying some employees the wages they allege were due; Paramount Pictures and director John Singleton reached a settlement to end litigation stemming from a 2005 deal for Hustle & Flow; and the producers of nineties sitcom Sister Sister sued the series’ accounting firm for mismanaging funds.

Preview: 'Afro-Uruguay: Forward Together' (On History Of People Of African Descent In Uruguay)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 2, 2013 6:05 PM
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Iris Films, a non profit media company, that produces socially and culturally relevant content is behind an upcoming documentary titled Afro-Uruguay: Forward Together, that takes a look at what it describes as the little-known history and contemporary experience of "afrodescendientes" (people of African descent) in Uruguay.

First Poster Art For 'Anita' (Life & Times Of Anita Hill + Sexual Harassment Charge & Aftermath)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 2, 2013 5:30 PM
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Jimmie Walker Says Your Constant Complaining Discourages Studios From Taking Risks On Black Stories

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 2, 2013 3:13 PM
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In a good interview with NPR earlier today, Jimmie Walker of Good Times fame, had a few things to say, when host Michel Martin asked him to respond to criticism (then and still now) of the show that would make him a star - specifically, the notion that it encouraged and exploited stereotypes of black people.

Nollywood Director Kunle Afolayan To Shoot $2MILL Thriller 'October 1' In March w/ UK & Nigerian Actors

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 2, 2013 2:29 PM
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Nigerian Entertainment Today (NET) is reporting that Nollywood producer-director, Kunle Afolayan, will begin production on for his next movie, titled October 1.

'Iron Sky' Now Streaming On Netflix (When The 1st Black Astronaut Met Some Moon Nazis...)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 2, 2013 1:47 PM
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I first profiled this sci-fi action/comedy film, and one of its stars, about 2 years ago; it's been a long journey for it, as the filmmakers have been working on it piece by piece, according to however much funding they had for each during each stage of the process. Such is the the way of indie filmmaking.
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