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A Screenwriter's Dilemma As Film Work Falls For Second Year In A Row...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 2, 2012 5:40 PM
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Interesting and worth noting shift happening here... although it's one that we've addressed in past years; specifically, a report released today from the Writers Guild of America West, which states that screenwriting jobs and wages in Hollywood declined for a second straight year, as major film studios continue to pullback from new productions.

Black & Sexy TV: Watch Minisode #8 Of 'The Couple' Titled 'Eating Out'

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • July 2, 2012 5:18 PM
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Continuing on with the hilarious, fun and sexy web series 'The Couple,' by Dennis Dortch, exec-produced by Jeanine Daniels and starring Numa Perrier and Desmond Faison. They're you, me and everyone we know.
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Halle Berry Sought For Nollywood Director Obi Emelonye's Next - An Epic Titled 'Safari'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 2, 2012 4:39 PM
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Worth-listening to conversation with Nollywood director Obi Emelonye, whose follow-up to his 2011 fantasy/adventure hit The Mirror Boy, titled Last Flight To Abuja (the pricey disaster/thriller, said to be the first of its kind in Nollywood, inspired by true events), opened in London last week Friday.

Andrea Arnold's 'Wuthering Heights' (With 1st Black Heathcliff) Finally Gets Official USA Release Date!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 2, 2012 4:18 PM
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It was announced last fall that Oscilloscope Laboratories had picked up North American distribution rights to Andrea Arnold's adaptation of Wuthering Heights, with plans to release the film theatrically some time in 2012; although no specific day/month was given.

Cuba Gooding Jr. Legal Drama 'Guilty' Still Alive At Fox; Options Picked Up; Looking To 2013 Debut

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 2, 2012 3:30 PM
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2012 BET Awards Winners Telecast; Did You Watch? Was It 'Too Big To Miss?'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 2, 2012 2:45 PM
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In case you haven't heard, the winners of the 2012 BET Awards were unveiled last night, with categories in both music and film as always.

'Black Dynamite' Cast, Creators Talk To S&A On What To Expect From Animated Series (Debuts July 15)

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • July 2, 2012 2:30 PM
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In anticipation of the upcoming premiere of Black Dynamite: The Animated Series on Adult Swim, I had a chance to talk with actors Michael Jai White, Byron Minns and Kym Whitley, as well as executive producer Carl Jones.

Preview Don Cheadle-Narrated Post-Earthquake Haiti Doc 'La Source' Plus Release Dates

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 2, 2012 2:14 PM
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The short story goes... After an earthquake devastates his beloved country, a Haitian Princeton janitor seeks the support of the privileged community he serves everyday and sacrifices everything to revive his lifelong dream to bring what is most fundamental to his village’s survival; clean water.

Thoughts On Cedric The Entertainer's History-Making TV Land Series 'Soul Man'?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 2, 2012 1:44 PM
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After last week's news that the pilot episode of Cedric the Entertainer's original scripted sit-com for TV Land (The Soul Man) pulled in 1.9 million viewers during its 10pm time slot, making it TV Land's second highest-rated original series debut ever, naturally, I had to check it out for myself.

Choice Skinner, Anton Troy Creating New Sci-Fi/Action Film 'Alexus'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 2, 2012 12:44 PM
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From Choice Skinner, long-time S&A reader/commenter and whose work we've featured on S&A in the past...

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