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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.

Sophie Okonedo & Anika Noni Rose Joining Denzel Washington In 'Raisin In The Sun' Revival?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 19, 2013 6:54 PM
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Things that make you go hmm... this is somewhat perplexing, assuming it's true.

Trailer & Poster For 'The Watsons Go To Birmingham' (Anika Noni Rose, Wood Harris)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 18, 2013 6:36 PM
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Hallmark Channel has announced that The Watsons Go To Birmingham, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie, will World Premiere on Friday, September 20 (8pm ET/PT, 7C).

Anika Noni Rose, David Alan Grier Headline 'The Watsons Go to Birmingham' Adaptation

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 10, 2013 11:58 AM
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It was a week ago when we announced that Tonya Lewis Lee, wife of director Spike Lee, would be putting her producer hat on to develop a film adaptation of a historical fiction novel called The Watsons Go To Birmingham, and she'd tapped Kenny Leon (primarily a stage director, although he directed Lifetime's Steel Magnolias remake) to direct the adaptation.

Anika Noni Rose Heading to CBS' New Sherlock Holmes Series, 'Elementary'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 27, 2012 3:13 PM
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Anika Noni Rose, who recently completed shooting on the film adaptation of Half Of A Yellow Sun, will guest-star on CBS's Sherlock Holmes adaptation titled, Elementary.

Coming To DVD: Stephen King's Horror Thriller "Bag Of Bones" Co-starring Anika Noni Rose

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • January 9, 2012 2:45 PM
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If you missed the Stephen King horror thriller Bag Of Bones that aired on the A&E network recently don't fret, the  mini-series is coming to DVD.