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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.

Watch 10-Minute Extended Preview Of Thandie Newton's Cop Drama Series 'Rogue'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 5, 2013 12:04 PM
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First, let me say that if you don't like spoilers, I suggest you don't watch this 10-minute preview.

First Trailer For Thandie Newton's Gritty Undercover Cop Drama Series 'Rogue' + Premiere Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 4, 2013 10:55 AM
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Revisiting Roland Emmerich's '2012' For Obvious Reasons (More To It Than Meets The Eye?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 21, 2012 3:55 PM
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If I wasn't aware that director Roland Emmerich, the once so-called "master of disaster" studio movies, was a champion of equal rights, and an active campaigner for the awareness of global warming, and whose college thesis film was a sci-fi project titled The Noah's Ark Principle, it would be easy to simply dismiss his films as mindless, special effects-laden, cliched, formulaic narratives.

'Rogue' Creator Promises A Very Dark Show, w/ Full-on Sex & Violence (Thandie Newton Stars)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 20, 2012 11:46 AM
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Thandie Newton-Narrated Documentary On 'The Prophet' Gets Limited UK Theatrical Release

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 12, 2012 1:30 PM
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It was announced earlier this year, that Salma Hayek was teaming up with the Doha Film Institute and Participant Media to adapt Khalil Gibran’s classic novel The Prophet as an animated feature for the big screen.

First Look At Chiwetel Ejiofor And Thandie Newton In 'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Film Adaptation

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 9, 2012 1:58 PM
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