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Skate Soccer Doc Becomes Most Successful Kickstarter Film By An African Production Company

  • By Courtney
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  • October 1, 2012 5:17 PM
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Directed by Eddie Edwards, and produced by Steven Markovitz (he also produced Viva Riva!, will produce Djo Munga's next feature, as well as Wanuri Kahiu's, and is behind initiatives like ImagiNations, and African Metropolis), Rollaball is a feature-length documentary, currently in production, about Ghana’s skate soccer team, the Rolling Rockets, who play a skateboard-inspired version of soccer adapted to suit their disability.

T.J. Holmes' New BET Series 'Don't Sleep' Premieres Tonight! Will You Be Tuning In?

  • By Courtney
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  • October 1, 2012 4:56 PM
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One of BET Networks' new fall series, Don't Sleep!, hosted by T. J. Holmes, will make its debut TONIGHT, Monday, October 1 from 11-11:30 p.m. ET/PT.

First Looks At Halle Berry, Terrence Howard In Ensemble Comedy 'Movie 43'

  • By Courtney
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  • October 1, 2012 4:30 PM
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Here's your first look at an ensemble project we first wrote about on the old S&A site in 2010, which is currently scheduled for a release in January 2013.

Issa Rae ('Awkward Black Girl'), Shonda Rhimes Team For New ABC Series 'I Hate L.A. Dudes'

  • By Courtney
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  • October 1, 2012 3:55 PM
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I believe it was a few weeks ago that Issa Rae shared a photo of herself and Shonda Rhimes on Twitter, which of course led to speculation that something might be brewing between the two.

20th New York City African Diaspora International Film Festival Announces Ticket Sales and Film Selection Preview

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • October 1, 2012 3:50 PM
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The African Diaspora Film Festival is scheduled to run from November 23rd through December 11th. 

Keith David, Omar Gooding Dramedy 'Christmas In Compton' Gets Trailer, Theatrical Release Date

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • October 1, 2012 2:49 PM
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We were made aware that Christmas in Compton was on the horizon back in July.  We learned today that the comic Christmas tale will be released in theaters on November 9th.

Seth MacFarlane Is 2013 Oscar Host. A History On Black Hosts + Blacks Who Could've Hosted

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 1, 2012 2:39 PM
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Earlier today, it was announced that Seth MacFarlane will host the 85th Academy Awards. This will be MacFarlane’s first appearance on Oscar’s stage.

T-Boz Is Totally Getting Her Own Reality Series

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • October 1, 2012 2:16 PM
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T-Boz who is best known as member of the R&B group TLC, who's songs cautioned the masses about avoiding scrubs and chasing waterfalls, is getting her own reality show.

Jessica Parker Kennedy Cast In Starz Television Action Drama 'Black Sails'

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • October 1, 2012 1:48 PM
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Last we spoke of Jessica Parker Kennedy we were wondering about her re-casting on Undercovers.  We totally missed her appearance on the CW's The Secret Circle which aired its last episode in May.  No worries for Kennedy though, she has been cast as Max, a french prostitute in the upcoming Starz series executive produced by Michael Bay entitled Black Sails.

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Strikes Exclusive Content Partnership w/ Tyler Perry

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • October 1, 2012 1:12 PM
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Oprah Winfrey announced via press release a partnership between OWN Network and Tyler Perry to bring scripted series to the network. 

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