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The OTHER Black 'Carmen' Film

  • By Sergio
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  • March 7, 2013 11:31 PM
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And NO, I'm NOT talking about Beyonce in Carmen: A Hip-Hopera.

Second Trailer For 'After Earth' Shows More Footage, Reveals Sophie Okonedo

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 7, 2013 7:46 PM
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And I'm still not convinced!

Want to Keep Working? Tips for Newbie Cinematographers Beyond the Technical

  • By Cybel Martin
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  • March 7, 2013 6:58 PM
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It seems like with the advent of affordable SLRs, everyone who can, will call themselves a Cinematographer. I say, claim it & do the work. There is no camera nor piece of equipment you can't master. To quote the awesome Ira Glass "all of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste". So, even if there's no tangible proof yet, I trust you also have an "eye" and aesthetic you are cultivating.

Omar Epps Books Lead Role In TV Serial Adaptation Of Jason Mott's 'The Returned'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 7, 2013 6:32 PM
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National Black Programming Consortium Presents '180 Days: A Year Inside An American High School'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 7, 2013 5:48 PM
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From the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC), the organization behind a number of great, informative web-based projects we've highlighted on this site, comes a feature documentary titled 180 Days: Inside An American High School.
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The 1970s-Set Marvel 'Black Panther' Movie That Will Never Happen...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 7, 2013 5:22 PM
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Here's an excerpt from a Collider interview with Iron Man 3 director Shane Black and Kevin Feige (President of Production at Marvel Studios), that I thought was worth sharing on an extremely slow news day...

Exclusive 'Better Mus' Come' Clip + Pre-Release Engagement & Official Release Playdates

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 7, 2013 4:12 PM
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AFFRM's first pick-up of 2013, Storm Saulter's international film festival circuit-played, award-winning feature film Better Mus' Come, will open on March 15, in New York (AMC Empire 25) and Los Angeles (Downtown Independent), in a multi-platform release via that will be preceded by simultaneous one-night engagements in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Washington DC, Seattle, Chicago, and Houston - all taking place on March 13, presented by partners of the distributor's new label, Array: Imagenation, Urbanworld Film Festival, BronzeLens Film Festival, ReelBlack Film Series, Langston Hughes African-American Film Festival, Howard Film Culture and Houston African-American Museum.

Mahamat Saleh Haroun's 'Abouna' - African Boys Need Love Too

  • By Wendy Okoi-Obuli
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  • March 7, 2013 3:41 PM
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One of my favourite African films is Abouna (Our Father), by Mahamat Saleh Haroun, which I first saw about 5 years ago on TV. It came on about an hour before I was due to go out to meet up with a friend... I was about 40 minutes late - having started, I just had to watch the film till the end. Set in the director's home country of Chad, the film has won several awards, including one for its cinematography. From a Western perspective, it's not often that we get to see images of African children that aren't starving, in some form of bondage, or forced into fighting wars; it would be easy to forget, therefore, that African children, just like other children all over the world, have hopes and dreams that aren't always concerned with the basic needs of life - food, water, shelter, clothing...

Ashley Walters, Anthony Mackie In Talks To Play English Soccer Star, Laurie Cunningham

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 7, 2013 3:13 PM
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Full Frame 2013 Lineup Announced ('Homegoings,' 'American Promise' & More Make The Cut)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 7, 2013 2:30 PM
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