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Terrence Howard Is Attached To Play Marvin Gaye As Well... In A Couple Of Films

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 7, 2013 1:45 PM
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I had a very brief conversation (about 5 minutes) with Terrence Howard specifically about his latest film, the drama/thriller, Dead Man Down, in which he plays a crime boss, opposite Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace.

Details On Datari Turner-Produced Present-Day 'Indecent Proposal' (Cast, Crew, Story, Etc)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 7, 2013 12:57 PM
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Monica is an upcoming new feature film from producer Datari Turner, via his Datari Turner Productions, along with Gordon Bijelonic-Datari Turner Films and Imprint Entertainment.

Benjamin Charles Watson Books Role On AMC's 'The Killing' Season 3

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 7, 2013 12:12 PM
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Teaser For Arthouse/Fantasy Film 'Touch' (Starring Tanya Fear, Directed By Shola Amoo)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 7, 2013 11:41 AM
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Check out this trailer for a film called Touch, from Brit filmmaker Shola Amoo, whose past work we've featured on S&A - an experimental short film he co-directed with Nosa Nedion, titled Reparations For The Soul, which starred Ashley Walters (watch it HERE if you missed it).As we continue to have conversations about black filmmakers producing "outside-the-box" work, I thought this was also worth sharing.Shola says it's an arthouse/sci-fi/fantasy film which follows Jessica and George, who meet in an open field at a specific time and place everyday. George is in love – but unbeknownst to him, Jessica hides a devastating secret. As Jessica’s feelings for George grow, she must make an important decision that will change her life forever.The synopsis obviously doesn't give away much - I'm left wondering what the fantasy/sci-fi aspect of the film is, and I'm certainly interested in finding out, based on the teaser below.The film stars Tanya Fear (we recently announced that she'll be making her feature film debut in Kick-Ass 2 later this year), Alexis Rodney and Nina Edwards.Touch is Shola's graduation film from The National Film and Television School in the UK, and he says that he's aiming to debut it on the film festival circuit, and hopes its travels well.In the meantime, watch the teaser below for a tease of what to expect: Touch (2013)Trailer from Shola Amoo on Vimeo.

Terrence Howard Learns That Show Business Is A Cutthroat Business

  • By Sergio
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  • March 7, 2013 11:35 AM
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It's not easy being an actor. Just ask Terrence Howard who recently admitted that his career has been a wild trip of ups and downs. But mostly downs.

Starting From The Beginning - Where Do Your Film Story Ideas Come From?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 7, 2013 11:03 AM
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Recalling my recent interview with Ernest Dickerson, and the part of the conversation about black filmmakers dipping into a broader pool of stories as well as genres, taking risks, tackling material that's off the beaten path, instead of following to the so-called path of least resistance when it comes to what Hollywood expects of black cinema (assuming Hollywood is your eventual goal)...

'Carmen Jones' Coming Out On Blu-Ray DVD (But You're Going To Have To Wait A While)

  • By Sergio
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  • March 7, 2013 1:04 AM
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There are people who love (and I mean LOVE) Carmen Jones, 20th Century Fox's 1954 film with Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Bellafonte (with Pearl Bailey and a very very young Diahann Carroll as well) and directed by the great Otto Preminger

Megalyn Echikunwoke & Cedric Sanders Book Co-Starring Roles In 'Influence' ABC Pilot

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 6, 2013 8:27 PM
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Trailer For Civil War-Set Bounty Hunter Drama 'The Retrieval'

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 6, 2013 7:26 PM
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Making its world premiere at this year's SXSW film festival this month is the Civil War drama The Retrieval (adding it to our list of "slavery/Civil War" films list - see Tambay's post from earlier this month HERE).

Derek Luke Joins Cast Of CBS Detective Pilot 'Second Sight'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 6, 2013 6:27 PM
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