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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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  • 5 Comments
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.

Amma Asante's 'Belle' Is 1st British Feature To Be Shot In True-4K, Using Sony's F65 camera

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 14, 2012 12:23 PM
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This will probably appeal most to all you cinematographers and filmmakers, and those who just love to talk filmmaking technicals.

First Official Photos Photos Of Gugu Mbatha-Raw As 'Belle'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 2, 2012 2:08 PM
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