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Exclusive Clip From Charles Murray's 'Things Never Said' (In Theaters This Friday)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 4, 2013 10:50 AM
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Ohio Street Pictures will release Charles Murray's feature debut, Things Never Said, in theaters in Los Angeles, this Friday, September 6.

Producer Datari Turner Says Audiences Will Be 'Pleasantly Surprised' By 'Lap Dance' + New Clip

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 26, 2013 1:48 PM
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"I think people would agree that I have pretty good taste and a strong track record in recent years with the indie films I've chosen to make. I believe "Lap Dance" is the greatest film ever made about the life of a stripper. People will be very entertained and pleasantly surprised."Words from producer Datari Turner about one of a few upcoming films on his slate - Lap Dance.As I recall, when Vanessa posted a first clip from the film, in the spring of this year, your reactions were mostly negative, and I'd say that Datari's comment above were to address your concerns - as well as those on any other site that shared the clip.Recapping Vanessa's post... described as a modern-day Indecent Proposal, Lap Dance revolves around Monica (Ali Cobrin), an aspiring actress who "makes a pact with her fiance to take a job as an exotic dancer to care for her cancer-stricken father." The film, which screened this summer at the American Black Film Festival in Miami, is directed by Gregory Carter, from a script by both Carter and Datari Turner, who also produced via his Datari Turner Productions, along with Gordon Bijelonic-Datari Turner Films and Imprint Entertainment.The film's ensemble cast list includes: Mariel Hemingway, James Remar, Lynn Whitfield, Omari Hardwick, Carmen Electra, Lisa Raye, Robert Hoffman, Briana Evigan, Nia Peoples, Datari Turner, Omar Gooding, Keith Robinson, Lew Temple, Stacey Dash, Obba Babatunde, Quinton Aaron, K.D. Aubert, Christian Keyes, Wesley Jonathan, Terrell "T.O." Owens, Ron Jeremy, and Dennis White.By the way, also on Turner's upcoming slate is a Garcelle Beauvais-starrer titled Loose - described as a coming-of-age drama, that Ty Hodges is directing, with Meagan Good also producing, and Dan Garcia exec producing.Loose follows Grace, a young girl from a small town trying to figure out her purpose in life.

Omari Hardwick Will Headline 50 Cent's Starz Drama Series 'Power' - Set In An NYC Nightclub

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 21, 2013 5:57 PM
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One of 3 TV attachments on Fiddy's slate, the hour-long drama series for the Starz network, titled Power, was given a series order by the network a couple of months ago, for a 2014 debut.

Charles Murray's 'Things Never Said' Gets A New Release Trailer + Poster

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 13, 2013 10:05 AM
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Ohio Street Pictures will release Charles Murray's feature debut, Things Never Said, in theaters this fall. CodeBlack Films is handling DVD/VOD.

Omari Hardwick Returns To Host Season 3 Of TV One's 'Verses and Flow' (9/11 Premiere)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 6, 2013 3:39 PM
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Verses and Flow returns to TV One on Wednesday, September 11 at 9pm.

The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) Announces Ambassador Omari Hardwick & 2013 Dates

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 16, 2012 11:49 AM
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A big week of announcements for Omari Hardwick. 

Exclusive: Pan African Film Festival Set To Honor Omari Hardwick & Nicole Beharie w/ 'Rising Stars' Awards

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 14, 2012 4:57 PM
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How fast time flies; I feel like it was just yesterday when I was LA for this year's Pan African Film Festival; but the festival was in February, as it is just about every year.

Omari Hardwick, Nelly Starring In Indie Drama 'Reach Me' w/ Sylvester Stallone

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 13, 2012 9:07 PM
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Omari Hardick and rapper-turned-actor Nelly, are part of an ensemble cast of actors including Sylvester Stallone, Elizabeth Henstridge, Danny Aiello and Rebekah Chaney, who will star in the indie drama titled Reach Me, written and directed by John Herzfeld (15 Minutes, The Death and Life of Bobby Z).

Exclusive: Omari Hardwick Raw (Career Evolution, Transition, Testimony Of Faith In Hollywood, 'Kick-Ass 2,' More)

  • By Masha Dowell
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  • August 27, 2012 11:18 AM
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I really doubt that an introduction to the intelligent, spiritual, smoking hot Omari Hardwick is necessary for S&A readers; so I'll skip the formalities and, instead, let the man speak for himself.

Full Trailer For Ava DuVernay's Award-Winning 'Middle Of Nowhere' Debuts

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 25, 2012 1:53 PM
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Here's the first full trailer for Ava DuVernay's acclaimed drama Middle Of Nowhere, which stars Emayatzy Corinealdi, David Oyelowo, Omari Hardwick, Lorraine Touissaint, and Edwina Findley (shot by award-winning DP Bradford Young).