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Chicken & Egg Pictures Announces $220,000 In New Grants To Women Directors

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 13, 2012 3:33 PM
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Amongst last year's grantees were a handful of projects we've been following since then - Buddha of Africa (a working title), a South Africa/Malawi production, and  The Supreme Price - a USA/Nigeria production; there were 2 or 3 others as I recall.

Brit Urban Home Invasion Thriller 'Cherry Tree Lane' Getting USA Release In January

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 13, 2012 3:10 PM
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Since Robert Johnson's RLJ Entertainment completed its acquisitions of Image Entertainment and Acorn Media, creating RLJ Entertainment Inc., I've received a steady stream of emails from the newly-formed comapny announcing the releases of new films to the home video (DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, digital) market; or, in this specific case, films that were released in other countries but never saw USA distribution.

VH1 Sets Premiere Date For 'Black Ink' (New Series On Black-Owned Harlem Tattoo Shop)

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  • December 13, 2012 2:45 PM
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In August, the network revealed its new season lineup of shows, introducing a slate of original programs that reflect the interests of what it called its "adultster" audience - "adults who are balancing new responsibilities with their desires to stay current with what’s happening in music and pop culture."

OWN Network Orders 2 New Scripted Series From Tyler Perry

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 13, 2012 2:00 PM
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Two months after news that Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network had entered into a partnership with Tyler Perry to bring scripted series to the network, effectively killing Tyler's own plans to launch his own TV network, comes news that OWN has officially ordered 2 comedy series from Tyler Perry, in an overall deal that will see Perry write, direct and executive produce both.

Tonight: Cast Of 'Allegiance' (Including Bow Wow) At Apple Store SoHo (NYC) In Actors Series

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  • December 13, 2012 1:30 PM
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Carl Franklin's 'Bless Me Ultima' Will Get National Theatrical Release After All

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 13, 2012 12:59 PM
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On the heels of my post yesterday, revealing the film's trailer, as well as news that it's currently playing only in New Mexico, we were just alerted to some new piece of info, which was great to read.

Author Jason Mott's Debut 'High Concept' Novel 'The Returned' Heading To ABC, Thanks To Brad Pitt

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  • December 13, 2012 12:31 PM
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Nice catch by "Jug" who alerted me to this yesterday, otherwise I probably wouldn't have caught it.

Now On DVD: Paterson Joseph, Adjoa Andoh In RSC's 'Julius Caesar'

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • December 13, 2012 11:51 AM
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It was over a year ago that we first told you about the Royal Shakespeare Company production of Julius Caesar that was to feature a cast made up primarily of actors-of-color, set in an "African state".

Watch Episode 1 Of Albert Hughes-Directed New Web Series '7 Wonders Of Crysis 3'

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  • December 13, 2012 11:15 AM
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BET Will Broadcast TV World Premiere Of Matthew Cherry's 'The Last Fall' Next Week

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  • December 13, 2012 10:56 AM
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We just learned that BET will broadcast the TV world premiere of Matthew Cherry's drama The Last Fall.

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