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HBO Finally Says Goodbye To 'True Blood' - Season 7 Will Be Its Last

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 3, 2013 3:26 PM
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HBO has announced via press release that True Blood will end its run in 2014, after recently announcing that the series had been renewed for a 7th season. Thankfully, it'll be its last.
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LeBron James Developing Half-Hour Scripted Comedy Series For Starz Inspired By His Life

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 3, 2013 3:06 PM
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LeBron James is setting out to conquer another world, after having done that in the NBA, with 2 back-to-back championships.
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Lots Of New Footage In New '12 Years A Slave' Featurette (Video)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 3, 2013 2:15 PM
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Here's a nice behind-the-scenes featurette, highlighting the making of the film, featuring key cast and crew, including director Steve McQueen and star Chiwetel Ejiofor, as well as a lot of new footage not seen in the only trailer that's been released thus far.

Vimeo Teams w/ Toronto International Film Fest To Offer $10,000 First-Run VOD Deals

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 3, 2013 1:39 PM
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Vimeo has partnered up with the Toronto International Film Festival to launch of what the service calls a one-of-a-kind program that will offer the Festival's world premieres a $10,000 advance for distributing their films via Vimeo On Demand. The program requires that Vimeo be the premiere digital window, but gives filmmakers flexibility to combine the Vimeo On Demand offer with traditional distribution including theatrical runs."Direct digital distribution is gaining momentum every day as both an alternative and a complement to traditional film distribution," said Vimeo's CEO, Kerry Trainor. "Vimeo is focused on empowering filmmakers with the highest quality platform to control the distribution and monetization of their content in any territory, on any device, at any time, and across a wide range of price points. Our partnership with the Toronto International Film Festival allows us to test the addition of financial support to the power of the Vimeo On Demand platform." "Premiering your film at the Toronto International Film Festival now comes with the additional benefit of Vimeo's distribution offer," said Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Festival. "For any independent filmmaker trying to connect with an audience and who isn't? this is a terrific new opportunity."
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Get To Know Veteran Nigerian Director Tunde Kelani In New Life/Career Profile w/ The Filmmaker

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 3, 2013 1:01 PM
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Veteran Nigerian filmmaker, Tunde Kelani is a director I plan to interview eventually, and which I'm looking forward to doing, as soon as he's settled after completing production on his latest effort, an adaptation of Olayinka Abimbola Egbokhare's Dazzling Mirage, which is currently film.

Meet Luther's New Love Interest In Clip From Tonight's Season 3 Premiere Or 'Luther'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 3, 2013 12:22 PM
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Tonight's the night! The long wait is over, as BBC America begins its 4-episode season 3 of its hit drama series Luther, airing all 4 episodes, 4 nights in a row, starting tonight, 9/3, through 9/6, at 10pm ET/PT.

Interracial Couple In Their 70s Look To Spice Up Marriage In Angela Tucker's Next (Fundraising)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 3, 2013 11:50 AM
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Angela Tucker (creator of the awesome Black Folk Don’t web series previously featured on this blog, as well as producer of Yoruba Richen's award-winning new documentary The New Black) is putting on her director hat this time around to helm a short film titled Just The Three Of Us, which center on a couple in their 70s who decide to spice up their marriage by putting an ad in Casual Encounters for a threesome.

Carl Franklin's 'Bless Me Ultima' Will See A Home Video Release This Month

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 3, 2013 11:17 AM
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Good news for audiences interested in seeing Carl Franklin's latest feature film - a project we've been following since we first discovered it in late 2010, called Bless Me, Ultima, based on Rudolfo Anaya’s award-winning novel of the same name, which chronicles the turbulent coming-of-age story of Antonio, a young boy growing up in New Mexico during World War II, and his relationship with Ultima, an elderly medicine woman who helps Antonio navigate the dangerous battle raging in his village, and ultimately helps him discover his own spiritual identity.

Whitney Houston Estate Developing Feature Documentary On Late Singer's Life

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  • September 3, 2013 11:01 AM
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'Black Power Mixtape' Director Will Tackle Struggle For Liberation via Frantz Fanon In Next Film

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 3, 2013 10:23 AM
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After attempting to contextualize the Black Power Movement, in a format more accessible to a new generation - what we call a "mixtape" hence the title, The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 - Swedish director Goran Hugo Olsson will continue on that same path, in a similar style, with his next film, revealed over the weekend.

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