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'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Finally Finds A USA Distributor - Early Summer Release Eyed

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 14, 2014 11:21 AM
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'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Finally Finds A USA Distributor - Early Summer Release Eyed

Watch First Promo For Season 2 Of Thandie Newton's DirecTV Cop Drama Series 'Rogue'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 30, 2013 8:56 PM
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Watch First Promo For Season 2 Of Thandie Newton's DirecTV Cop Drama Series 'Rogue'

'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Sells Overseas As Sales Company Fields 'Multiple Offers' From USA Distributors

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 18, 2013 10:48 AM
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'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Sells Overseas As Sales Company Fields 'Multiple Offers' From USA Distributors

TIFF 2013 Review - Biyi Bandele’s Adaptation Of 'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Misses The Mark

  • By Zeba Blay
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  • September 12, 2013 5:20 PM
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Before it even went into production, writer-director Biyi Bandele’s debut feature Half of a Yellow Sun sparked a huge casting debate. Based on the award-winning novel of the same name by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the movie would focus on the stories of two sisters during the Nigerian-Biafran war of the late 60s and early 70s. The controversy came from the casting of the biracial Thandie Newton as Olanna, an Igbo woman. In January 2012, a petition was drawn up in protest of the casting, with the main gripe being: “Igbo people, like any other people range in physical characteristics as well as complexion. However, the majority of Igbos are dark brown in complexion. Igbo people do not look like the bi-racial Thandie Newton. Thandie Newton is an accomplished and talented actress in her own right. However, she is not Igbo, she is not Nigerian, and she does not physically resemble Igbo women in the slightest.”

'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.

Thandie Newton Is Penning Her 1st Script Which She Will Also Make Her Directorial Debut With

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 8, 2013 10:40 AM
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"I'm writing my first movie script which will go into production very soon and I'm so excited. I can't say the title yet because it's all top secret, but over the next few years I will be maturing into somebody who is not just up there on the screen. My next step will be directing, that is my ultimate goal".

Will Either Of These Black Actors Get The Key To The TARDIS?

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • June 5, 2013 10:18 AM
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Any time there's an opening for the coveted role of the BBC's Doctor Who, the names of a few black actors get tossed around as possible candidates.

Thandie Newton's Cop Drama Series 'Rogue' Debuted This Week; Did You Watch? Thoughts?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 6, 2013 12:09 PM
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I'd forgotten that this new series was to premiere this week - on Wednesday. And it did, by the way. I really didn't see very much marketing for it online, or much conversation about it on all the social media sites that I'm practically connected to 18 hours a day.