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Apparently Whoopi Goldberg Will Be In The 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Movie Reboot (Pics)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 28, 2013 2:48 PM
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In case you haven't heard, another Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is in production, with a 2014 release date planned.

'Carbonerdious' - New Documentary Seeks To Explore Rise In 'Black Nerd' Identity

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 28, 2013 2:06 PM
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SimonSays Entertainment ('Blue Caprice,' 'Mother Of George') Announces Call For Screenplays

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 28, 2013 1:40 PM
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SimonSays Entertainment, the blossoming production house behind critical hits like Night Catches Us, Gun Hill Road, and the upcoming Blue Caprice, and Mother Of George, has announced a summer call for screenplays.

Exclusive: Phase 4 Films Will Open Shaka King's 'Newlyweeds' September 18, At Film Forum

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 28, 2013 1:10 PM
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Following its acquisition of Shaka King's dramedy Newlyweeds, which made its world premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival, in the NEXT <=> section, S&A has learned exclusively that Phase 4 Films will open the crowd-pleaser on September 18, 2013, at Film Forum theaters in New York City.
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Notes On Elevating The Conversation About African American Film

  • By Daniel Garrett
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  • May 28, 2013 12:22 PM
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The last few years have offered a small diversity of films featuring African-Americans: Arbitrage, Armored, Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Call, Constellation, Dead Man Down, Django Unchained, Fighting, Flight, I Will Follow, Just Wright, Kings of the Evening, Lakeside Terrace, Luv, Middle of Nowhere, Night Catches Us, Olympus Has Fallen, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, Precious, Red Hook Summer, Red Tails, and, among others, Think Like A Man and Won’t Back Down. Some of the films have inspired enthusiasm and intelligent talk; some laughter; and some outrage—and some boredom. Did Arbitrage exploit skepticism of black male character before submitting an image of redemption and worth? Did Beasts exploit suppositions about southern black primitivism? Did Red Tails put forth heroism without depth? Most of the films have come and gone with little ripples in the larger conversations about cinema, the conversations that surround expensive or experimental or international film—or the history of film. Do most African-Americans films exist for many people on the simple level of “like or don’t like” or “positive image or negative image”? Is it possible for African-American films to balance pleasure and thought? Do they touch on genuinely important realities?

Call For Projects For 2013 Les Arcs Co-production Village

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 28, 2013 11:58 AM
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What’s Wrong With 'Detropia' - A Detroit Resident’s Perspective

  • By Andre Seewood
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  • May 28, 2013 11:39 AM
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The critically acclaimed and celebrated independent documentary by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady,” DETROPIA (2012)” is a beautifully photographed and brilliantly edited film about the decline and attempted resurrection of the city of Detroit that I as a long time resident of the city eagerly anticipated and couldn’t wait to see. Yet amid the powerful images of urban decay, ironic archival footage of “the city of tomorrow” and contemporary labor/management disputes, I found this film wanting on several levels.

Watch Episodes for Talibah Newman-Directed Comedy Webseries 'Famous Farrah'

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • May 28, 2013 11:35 AM
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Up Next For Ryan Coogler? A Personal Project Set In The World Of High School Football

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 28, 2013 11:09 AM
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It's a personal story set in the world of high school American football in my home town that I’ve been wanting to make for a long time.

Poster For Slave Uprising Actioner 'Tula, The Revolt' (July 1 Theatrical Premiere Scheduled)

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  • May 28, 2013 10:27 AM
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