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San Francisco Black Film Festival Celebrates 15 Years - June 13 to 16

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  • June 11, 2013 2:15 PM
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DirecTV Greenlights Second Season Of Thandie Newton's Cop Drama Series 'Rogue'

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  • June 11, 2013 1:58 PM
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This is actually a surprise! I didn't see it coming. Reviews for it were generally terrible, but I guess they didn't affect the audience's decision to watch.

BET Greenlights 4 New Unscripted TV Pilots - 1 From Mara Brock & Salim Akil

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  • June 11, 2013 12:55 PM
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New On DVD/VOD: 'Journey w/ Mumia Abu-Jamal,' 'I Want My Name Back,' 'Band Called Death'

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  • June 11, 2013 12:21 PM
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Three very worthwhile documentaries are now available on DVD and/or VOD for you to check out!

Theatre Tales - On Movie-Going/Stage Experiences With "Black Audiences"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 11, 2013 11:38 AM
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Listening to THIS NPR piece this morning, asking whether audiences in theaters are becoming more and more boorish, and have lost their manners, made me think of the ongoing debates/discussions about how "black people" are in that environment, whether it be to see a movie, or even a play - specifically, the commonly-held belief that "we" just love to engage with the action on the screen in front of us, or with each other, about what we're watching together (certainly not all black people, by the way, hence all the quotes). And with the proliferation of mobile devices (smart phones, tablets, etc) and well as social networking involvement, annoyances like texting, tweeting (I've seen some folks live-tweet movies they're watching in a theatrical setting with others), and even making and answering phone calls, aren't entirely taboo.

Watch 6 Behind-The-Scenes Clips From ASPiRE's Upcoming New Talkie, 'Exhale'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 11, 2013 11:01 AM
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Check out these 6 behind-the-scenes clips from ASPiRE's upcoming new talk show, Exhale, which will be hosted by Angela Burt-Murray, Erin Jackson, Issa Rae, Malinda Williams and Rene Syler.Exhale, which is ASPiRE’s 3rd original series, is directed by Victoria Mahoney, and produced by Lynne Robinson and Black Robin Media. An 8-episode first run is set to debut on June 27 at 8pm.
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Whoa! BET Boards Clement Virgo's Adaptation Of Controversial 'Book Of Negroes'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 11, 2013 10:04 AM
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An interesting update on a project we've been following since 2011, when we first learned about it.

Ray Charles Died Today... Then Jamie Foxx Won An Oscar

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 10, 2013 9:30 PM
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Today in history, June 10th, 2004... singer and pianist Ray Charles died of liver disease in his Beverly Hills home at age 73.

Watch Trinidad & Tobago-Set Superhero Short 'Captain T & T' (Short Shouts!)

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  • June 10, 2013 9:12 PM
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A Short Shout! of the day from Christopher and Leizelle Guiness, titled Captain T And T.

Sneak Peek Look At Season 2 Of Web Series 'The Unwritten Rules' (Premieres Next Week)

  • By Sergio
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  • June 10, 2013 7:30 PM
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Here’s a teaser trailer for season two of the web series "The Unwritten Rules,” created by and exec produced by Kim Williams, starring: Aasha Davis (who is also one of the producers, along with Michelle Clay), Balbinka, Sara Finely, David Lowe, Kayla Ibarra, Ebenezer Quaye, and Antonio Ramirez.

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