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First Trailer For Cuba Gooding Jr/Sharon Leal Underground Railroad Drama 'Carry Me Home'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 23, 2013 1:24 PM
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First Trailer For Cuba Gooding Jr/Sharon Leal Underground Railroad Drama 'Carry Me Home'

New on DVD: Psychological Thriller 'The Last Letter' Starring Omari Hardwick & Sharon Leal

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 9, 2013 7:35 PM
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Following its premiere at this year's UrbanWorld Film Festival, Image Entertainment will release suspense thriller The Last Letter on DVD on December 17.

Sharon Leal Will Play Russell Hornsby's Love Interest On 'Grimm'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 7, 2013 10:27 AM
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Release Dates Set For 'Addicted' (2014) And 'Wedding Ringer' (2015)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 18, 2013 2:28 PM
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Lionsgate has set the release date for its big screen adaptation of erotic fiction writer Zane's popular novel Addicted, for March 14, 2014, in what is slowly shaping up to be a potentially crowded 1st quarter of 2014 for black films.

TIFF 2013 Reviews - Tommy Oliver's Debut '1982' Provides A Platform For Hill Harper To Shine

  • By Zeba Blay
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  • September 13, 2013 12:43 PM
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The biggest takeaway from 1982, writer-director Tommy Oliver’s debut feature film, is that Hill Harper should simply be getting more roles. With a decades-spanning career that includes recurring television parts on the now defunct CSI: NY and Soul Food, the 47-year-old actor and writer has had the fate of many a black actor in Hollywood: steady work, yes, but with few opportunities for roles that appropriately show off his movie star potential. With 1982, that potential is on full display as Harper plays Timothy, a man struggling to raise his young daughter Maya (wonderful newcomer Troi Zee) in the midst of his wife Shenae’s (Sharon Leal) growing drug habit.

UWFF '13 Preview: Suspense Thriller 'The Last Letter' (Omari Hardwick, Sharon Leal, Tatyana Ali)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 11, 2013 11:08 AM
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We just reported on the casting of this project back in June, when this suspense thriller had finished principal photography. And now, The Last Letter, starring Omari Hardwick and Sharon Leal and helmed by Paul D. Hannah, is premiering at the UrbanWorld Film Festival, which takes Sept 18-22.

Exclusive: A Contemplative Hill Harper In 1st Poster For Tommy Oliver's Award-Winning '1982'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 19, 2013 9:10 PM
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On the heels of news that Tommy Oliver's feature film directorial debut, 1982, was one of 8 deserving projects selected to receive a total of $340,000 in funding from the San Francisco Film Society / Kenneth Rainin Foundation Filmmaking (SFFS/KRF) grants, comes your first look at the film via its first official poster, which you can see in full below.

Sharon Leal Joins Cuba Gooding Jr In Underground Railroad Feature 'Something Whispered'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 7, 2013 9:40 AM
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The film is currently in post-production, so we're a little late on this casting news; but I only find out about it over the weekend.

New On DVD, Blu-ray, VOD - 'Woman Thou Art Loosed: On The 7th Day'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 5, 2012 9:34 AM
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Directed by Neema Barnette, the second film in Pastor TD Jakes' Woman Thou Art Loosed! series, sub-titled On The Seventh Day, stars Blair Underwood, Sharon Leal, Nicole Beharie, and Pam Grier.

Sharon Leal, Omari Hardwick Lead Cast In Psychological Thriller, 'The Last Letter'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 20, 2012 10:12 AM
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This is the first I'm hearing of this project; apparently, it's done with principal photography. Now you know...