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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."

British-Nigerian Femi Oke Tapped To Host Al Jazeera's 'The Stream' (Get To Know Her)

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  • May 6, 2013 1:13 PM
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Full Trailer For Tyler Perry's New OWN Series 'Haves And Have Nots'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 6, 2013 12:37 PM
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You've seen a teaser; now here's the first full trailer for Tyler Perry's new OWN series, the one-hour ensemble drama The Haves and the Have Nots, which is set to premiere on Tuesday, May 28 at 9 pm ET/PT, in a 2-hour pilot;

Nathan Stewart-Jarrett Is Caught In A Love Triangle In 'The Comedian' (Trailer, Poster, Release Date)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 6, 2013 11:14 AM
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Some new media (a trailer, poster above, as well as a release date) for the dramedy titled The Comedian, which stars Edward Hogg, Elisa Lasowski, and our man from the hit UK series Misfits, Nathan Stewart- Jarrett.

Watch Episode 1 Of Orlando Jones' New Digital Series 'Tainted Love'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 6, 2013 10:36 AM
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Doc 'When the Drum is Beating', Jerry Lamothe's 'Amour Infinity' at MIST Harlem May 15 & 16

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • May 6, 2013 9:30 AM
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Haiti the Myth and the Majesty event is taking place this month at My Image Studios (MIST Harlem - 46 W 116th St.) on Wednesday and Thursday, May 15 and 16, respectively. For tickets, click HERE.

L.A. Rebellion Chicago Screening Of 'Bush Mama' w/ Filmmaker Haile Gerima, Thursday May 9

  • By Sergio
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  • May 6, 2013 9:29 AM
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The fourth in the ongoing series of the Chicago screenings of the L.A. Rebellion touring film series will continue on Thursday May 9 with a screening of Haile Gerima’s powerful 1979 film Bush Mama.

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