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Striking L.A. Rebellion Short Film Of Note - 'Daydream Therapy' (Chicago Screening w/ Gerima's 'Bush Mama')

  • By Sergio
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  • May 7, 2013 11:31 AM
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Though it’s the major feature films that naturally get the most attention, the L.A. Rebellion film series, which has been touring across the county (and currently in Chicago until early June), also features many shorts films made by black UCLA film students during the L.A. Rebellion phase, which are either being shown with features or in a collection of short film programs.

Pride, Power, Envy & Lust In New Trailer For 'Hit The Floor' (Kimberly Elise, Taylour Paige)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 7, 2013 10:58 AM
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After 2 teasers, here's a much better, longer look at the VH1-ordered Kimberly Elise scripted hour-long drama Hit The Floor (previously-titled Bounce), which co-stars newcomer Taylour Paige, Charlotte Ross, Logan Browninghas and Dean Cain.Sanaa Hamri directed the pilot episode of a show that will focus on the lives and loves of a team of professional basketball dancers.Hit The Floor follows the lives and loves of the Los Angeles Devil Girls, the dance team for the No.1 professional basketball team in the country. It centers on Ahsha (Taylour Paige), a sheltered young woman who joins the team against the wishes of her mother Sloane (Kimberly Elise), who knows this treacherous, tempting world all too well having been an original Devil’s Girl herself. Olivia (Charlotte Ross) is the shrewd squad manager, Jelena (Logan Browning) is the ruthless star captain of the dance team and Pete Davenport (Dean Cain) is the former All-Star who’s come back to coach his old team only to have to contend with the girls both stealing the spotlight and distracting his players.
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Official First Look Images At 'Watsons Go To Birmingham' Film Adaptation

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 7, 2013 10:49 AM
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Here's your first look at producer Tonya Lewis Lee's upcoming film adaptation of historical fiction novel, The Watsons Go To Birmingham, which Kenny Leon (Lifetime's Steel Magnolias remake) is directing currently.

Teaser For 'The Black Moses' - On L.O. Pindling, 1st Black Prime Minister Of The Bahamas

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 7, 2013 10:26 AM
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Actor Dennis Haysbert shared the below teaser trailer for an upcoming feature documentary from filmmaker Travolta Cooper, titled The Black Moses - no, not a film about Isaac Hayes, nor Harriet Tubman, nor Marcus Garvey, but on the life and times of L.O. Pindling (Sir Lynden Oscar Pindling), the first black Prime Minister of the Bahamas.

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

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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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