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Mekhi Phifer, Tichina Arnold, Lyriq Bent, Anika Noni Rose Join 'Day Late And A Dollar Short'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 25, 2013 1:43 PM
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Mekhi Phifer, Tichina Arnold, Lyriq Bent, Anika Noni Rose Join 'Day Late And A Dollar Short'

'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Sells Overseas As Sales Company Fields 'Multiple Offers' From USA Distributors

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 18, 2013 10:48 AM
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'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Sells Overseas As Sales Company Fields 'Multiple Offers' From USA Distributors

World Premiere Of 'The Watsons Go To Birmingham' Tonight (Anika Noni Rose, Wood Harris)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 20, 2013 7:53 PM
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Hallmark Channel's The Watsons Go To Birmingham, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie, will World Premiere tonight, Friday, September 20 (8pm ET/PT, 7C).

TIFF 2013 Review - Biyi Bandele’s Adaptation Of 'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Misses The Mark

  • By Zeba Blay
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  • September 12, 2013 5:20 PM
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Before it even went into production, writer-director Biyi Bandele’s debut feature Half of a Yellow Sun sparked a huge casting debate. Based on the award-winning novel of the same name by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the movie would focus on the stories of two sisters during the Nigerian-Biafran war of the late 60s and early 70s. The controversy came from the casting of the biracial Thandie Newton as Olanna, an Igbo woman. In January 2012, a petition was drawn up in protest of the casting, with the main gripe being: “Igbo people, like any other people range in physical characteristics as well as complexion. However, the majority of Igbos are dark brown in complexion. Igbo people do not look like the bi-racial Thandie Newton. Thandie Newton is an accomplished and talented actress in her own right. However, she is not Igbo, she is not Nigerian, and she does not physically resemble Igbo women in the slightest.”

'Raisin in the Sun' Revival Rounds Out Cast + Sets Opening Dates

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  • August 29, 2013 12:23 PM
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Confirmed! Denzel Washington Is Indeed Returning To Broadway For 'Raisin In The Sun' Revival

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 30, 2013 7:49 PM
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After unconfirmed rumors from Showbiz411, the man himself, Denzel Washington has confirmed that he is indeed returning to Broadway in 2014 to star in a revival of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, to be directed by Kenny Leon.

Interview: Tonya Lewis Lee, Kenny Leon, Nikki Silver Talk 'The Watsons Go to Birmingham'

  • By Masha Dowell
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  • July 29, 2013 7:31 PM
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THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM ROUNDTABLE WITH PRODUCERS TONYA LEWIS LEE, NIKKI SILVER, & DIRECTOR KENNY LEON

'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Producers Talk Film's Production (Cast, Crew, Hollywood vs Nollywood)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 23, 2013 7:13 PM
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An excerpt from a chat with the producers of the film adaptation of Half Of A Yellow Sun that I thought worth sharing.

First Trailer For Film Adaptation Of 'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Arrives!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 23, 2013 2:59 PM
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As reported earlier, Biyi Bandele's Half Of A Yellow Sun - a film adaptation of celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Orange Prize-winning novel of the same name - will make its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.The long-awaited, much-anticipated film adaptation, Bandele's feature film directorial debut, stars Thandie Newton, John Boyega, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anika Noni Rose, Joseph Mawle and Genevieve Nnaji.

Film Adaptation Of 'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Will Open Africa International Film Festival

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 22, 2013 10:46 AM
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I was able to confirm directly with the festival programmer/curator Keith Shiri, that long-awaited, much-anticipated film adaptation of celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Orange Prize-winning novel, Half Of A Yellow Sun, will be the opening night film at the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) in Calabar, Cross River State (Nigeria), in November.