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BET Will Air 'Roots,' 'Roots: The Next Generations,' 'Roots: The Gift' & 'Queen' Ahead Of 'Django'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 18, 2012 3:51 PM
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I chuckled when I opened up this press release in my email inbox a little bit ago, because I've had a few conversations with several folks about whether BET (or TV One, or Bounce TV) would broadcast Roots before Django Unchained is released; and sure enough, it looks like the folks at BET were thinking the exact the same thing, because they will be doing just that, starting on December 21st.

Documentary Feature On Acclaimed Ghanaian Investigative Journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, In Development

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 18, 2012 3:25 PM
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Anas Aremeyaw Anas is an acclaimed, award-winning Ghanaian investigative journalist (print and documentary), famous for using his anonymity (he does not show his face in public, opting for masks and disguises) as a tool in his investigative reports that usually tackle human rights and anti-corruption issues in sub-saharan Africa.

Preview Ghana-Set 'Bukom Fighter' (9-Year-Old Looks For Hope In The Power Of His Fists)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 18, 2012 2:46 PM
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A 2012 winner of production grants from both the Hot Docs Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund, as well as the Sundance Institute's Documentary Film Program and Fund (DFP), is the currently in development Ghana-set feature documentary, Bukom Fighter, from director Makafui Zimrani.

Watch Tia Mowry's ABC Family Singing Competition Movie 'The Mistle-Tones'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 18, 2012 2:20 PM
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Tia Mowry is one busy lady, given the several projects (TV and film) that she's attached to - from the Nick at Nite family comedy pilot Instant Mom, to David E. Talbert's rom-com, Baggage Claim, and there's her hit reality TV show with her sister Tamera on the Style Network; she's also an author, and of course a mother.

Samuel L. Jackson On 'Snakes On A Plane 2,' Dressing In Drag, Not Giving A F*ck & Doing TV

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  • December 18, 2012 1:44 PM
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5 Netflix Streaming Discoveries For You To Watch This Week (12/17/12)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 18, 2012 1:11 PM
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A feature I started about 3 months ago, but I've been slacking on (give me some slack!), and haven't posted any entries on since October. 

Watch 3 new Clips From Omar Sy's Buddy-Cop Dramedy 'On The Other Side Of The Tracks'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 18, 2012 12:28 PM
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Cesar Award-winnng French actor Omar Sy's first post-Intouchables release, titled De l’autre côté du périph, or On The Other Side Of The Tracks, was acquired by The Weinstein Company - specifically for North America, Latin America and China. Although no word yet on release dates.
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Watch Episode 1 Of 'Uongozi' (New Kenyan Series Seeking To Identify Potential Young Political Leaders)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 18, 2012 12:00 PM
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Not quite on the heels of the recent announcement that the Mo Ibrahim Prize For Achievement failed to award a winner for the 3rd time in 6 years... a prize that's awarded to African leaders of state who "deliver security, health, education and economic development to their constituents, and who democratically transfer power to their successor."

Sam Pollard Developing Documentary Features On John Coltrane and The Rise & Fall Of ACORN

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 18, 2012 11:32 AM
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Long-time Spike Lee editor (as well as director and producer in his own right) Sam Pollard, has been a busy filmmaker lately. His feature documentary for PBS, Slavery By Another Name, made its debut at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, in the documentary competition section; and most recently we reported on his teaming with Melissa Haizlip to produce the feature documentary Mr. SOUL!: Ellis Haizlip and the Birth of Black Power TV.

Gbenga Akinnagbe Headlines Jono Oliver's 'Home' (Man Suffering From Mental Illness Trying To Rebuild His Life)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 18, 2012 10:57 AM
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From writer/director/producer Jono Oliver comes a drama titled Home, which stars Gbenga Akinnagbe, Tawny Cypress, Danny Hoch, James McDaniel, Joe Morton, Isiah Whitlock and others.

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