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The Data Crunchers Are Invading Hollywood - Numbers Analysis Comes To The Screenplay

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 6, 2013 11:04 PM
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When my father, who was an engineer, would repeatedly say to me, as a kid, "math is everywhere," I'm not sure this is what he had in mind.

African American Film Critics Association Partners with Cabo Verde International Film Festival

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • May 6, 2013 8:34 PM
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Apparently missed this when the news first broke, but the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) has announced a partnership with the Cabo Verde International Film Festival (CVIFF), which takes place each fall on Sal Island to provide a platform for the Cape Verdean arts and film communities.

Preview: 'Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race' (Receives $500,000 NEH Grant)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 6, 2013 7:29 PM
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The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded a $500,000 production grant to the filmmakers of the documentary, Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race.

Jada Pinkett Smith Will 'Salsa' w/ William Levy In New Romantic Drama

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 6, 2013 5:55 PM
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Shonda Rhimes Talks Major 'Scandal' Mole Revelation + Explosive Season Finale

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 6, 2013 5:24 PM
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Noel Clarke Set To Direct Project That Will Flip British Villain Cliche In American Movies

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 6, 2013 4:43 PM
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'Girls In The Band' Gets 1-Week Theatrical Starting This Week (On Women Jazz Instrumentalists)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 6, 2013 4:14 PM
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Web-wide reactions to this when I first wrote about this film in late 2011 was strong; lots of excited folks curious and anxious to see it, and with good reason, given the subject matter.

Lashana Lynch Books Role In BBC One’s Upcoming 2-part Romantic Drama 'The 7.39'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 6, 2013 4:08 PM
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Following her fall 2012 casting in the all-woman UK indie comedy feature, Powder Room, from commercial director M.J. Delane (feature debut), Brit actress Lashana Lynch has joined that cast of BBC One’s upcoming 2-part romantic drama The 7.39.

Interview: Chicago Native Aims To Match NYC, LA Film Scenes - Launches Local Film Institute

  • By Kiratiana Freelon
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  • May 6, 2013 2:09 PM
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Calling all Aspiring Moviemakers in Chicago!

Mike Tyson Wants To Play Othello

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 6, 2013 1:45 PM
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"Wouldn't Shakespeare be awesome? That black guy ... could you imagine me in Othello? [...] Anything you give me time to prepare, I can do. I don't think I am ready for that yet, but I would like to try. My career as an actor has blossomed. I never considered myself a comedian or actor, even though I was in movies and shows helping out friends [...] a lot of my friends are actors and directors and they say, 'Mike, we need you to concentrate and take it seriously. They say my skills are horrible, but I have the natural timings for it. I am working on my skills."

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