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Go Behind The Scenes w/ The Cast In New 'Belle' Featurette

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 15, 2014 4:28 PM
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Go Behind The Scenes w/ The Cast In New 'Belle' Featurette

Amma Asante's 'Belle' Will Make USA Premiere At Palm Springs As Opening Night Film

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 20, 2013 1:56 PM
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Amma Asante's 'Belle' Will Make USA Premiere At Palm Springs As Opening Night Film

Relativity Sets November 14, 2014 Release Date For Gina Prince-Bythewood's 'Blackbird'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 18, 2013 11:14 AM
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Relativity Sets November 14, 2014 Release Date For Gina Prince-Bythewood's 'Blackbird'

'Belle' Gets A PG Rating From The MPAA

  • By Sergio
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  • November 19, 2013 7:49 PM
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No doubt we’ll be dealing a lot more about this film next year and you'll have some time to wait since it’s won’t be opening stateside for quite a while

Watch First Trailer For Amma Asante's Period Drama 'Belle' (Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 15, 2013 2:00 PM
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Here's your first look at Amma Asante’s period drama Belle, which Fox Searchlight will release on May 2, 2014.

BET Networks Partners w/ Relativity Media To Produce Gina Prince-Bythewood's 'Blackbird'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2013 4:33 PM
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I've said it before, and I'll say it again: despite all the criticism the network has faced and continues to be on the receiving end of, I can't help but be encouraged by BET's recent aggressive moves within the original content creation space.

TIFF 2013 Review: 'Belle' Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw

  • By Zeba Blay
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  • September 11, 2013 12:40 PM
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Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker, Danny Glover Set For Gina Prince-Bythewood's 'Blackbird'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 15, 2013 6:50 PM
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An update to my July 9 post, which fills in some holes, providing added information I didn't have at the time.

4 New Pics From Amma Asante's Period Drama 'Belle' (Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 22, 2013 10:22 AM
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What a turnaround in attitude towards "black films" for both The Weinstein Company (TWC) and Fox Searchlight in the last 12 months, it seems. You might recall that these were 2 companies that previously questioned the box office appeal of "black films" 3 or 4 years ago, given that those they'd acquired and released back then, hadn't fared as well as expectations.

Gina Prince-Bythewood Begins Pre-production On Love Story 'Blackbird' Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 9, 2013 5:10 PM
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Just over a year ago, I had a phone chat with writer/director Gina Prince-Bythewood about a piece I wrote around the same time on what I called the "dismal outlook for black filmmakers in Hollywood" (read it HERE if you missed it). I learned quite a bit from that conversation, in which she essentially filled in some holes I couldn't really address in my piece because, well, I'm not on the inside, and just don't have the necessary access.