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TONIGHT - AfroPop Season 5 Presents USA Broadcast TV Premiere Of 'Dear Mandela'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 29, 2013 3:02 PM
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The short story goes... When their shantytowns are threatened with mass eviction, three ‘young lions’ of South Africa’s new generation rise from the shacks and take their government to the highest court in the land, putting the promises of democracy to the test.

Showtime Renews 'House Of Lies' For 3rd Season After Record-Breaking Season Premiere

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 29, 2013 2:46 PM
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The network also picked up Shameless, and Californication for new seasons, all returning in 2014.

Rap Musicals On Film - Do They Work? Your Favorites...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 29, 2013 2:20 PM
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So I'm sitting in my office flipping through Netflix, as I usually do, looking for something to watch while I work, and I came across this 2008 hip-hop musical titled Rome And Jewel (inspired by Romeo & Juliet), starring Nate Parker as Rome; part of the conflict with this love story is that Juliet is white. 

Call For British Documentary Producers To Submit Proposals For 'Focus On Britain' Initiative

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  • January 29, 2013 1:31 PM
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Information some of you could use (I know we have lots of British readers) courtesy of the British Council on Film:

Film Adaptation Of 'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Will Reportedly World Premiere At FESPACO

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 29, 2013 12:33 PM
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Our friends at Nollywood Mindspace, who have their fingers on the pulse of all things Nigerian cinema, are reporting that the film adaptation of celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Orange Prize-winning novel, Half Of A Yellow Sun, will be making its world premiere at  at FESPACO - the 23rd Festival Panafrican du Cinema et de la Television de Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso - next month.

Centric TV Announces Black History Month Special Program Line Up

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  • January 29, 2013 11:59 AM
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Curaçao Int'l Film Fest Launches $10,000 Competition For Emerging Caribbean Film Talent

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 29, 2013 11:18 AM
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Announced yesterday via press release...

Sudz Sutherland's 'Home Again' Will Make USA Debut At Pan African Film Fest, LA, In February

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 29, 2013 10:43 AM
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Sudz Sutherland's drama Home Again, which stars Tatyana Ali, Lyriq Bent, Stephan James, Richard Chevolleau, C.C.H. Pounder, and Fefe Dobson, will make its USA premiere at this year's Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, next month.

Larry Wilmore Heading To NBC For Series Regular Role On New Comedy 'Joe, Joe And Jane'

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  • January 29, 2013 10:23 AM
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Tyrese, Nas, Luke James, Jacob Latimore Join Kasi Lemmons' 'Black Nativity' Musical; Raphael Saadiq Scoring

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 29, 2013 10:12 AM
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We can now add Tyrese Gibson, Luke James, singer Jacob Latimore and rapper Nas to the cast of Fox Searchlight's Kasi Lemmons' musical Black Nativity, which is now back on track, as previously reported, after a brief hiatus, due to the fact that an actor to play the lead male role had yet to be secured.

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