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Idris Elba, Octavia Spencer, Morgan Freeman, Adepero Oduye... Golden Globes 2012 Wrap-Up

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 16, 2012 9:45 AM
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Congrats to Idris Elba and Octavia Spencer for their Golden Globe wins last night, as I'm sure everyone's heard by now.
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Akosua Adoma's "Black Sunshine" (On Promiscuous Ghanaian Hairdresser) Gets Financing Boost

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 14, 2012 10:54 AM
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Congrats to Ghanaian American filmmaker Akosua Adoma, whose feature-length experimental film about a promiscuous Ghanaian hairdresser, was one of 23 filmmakers to be selected to receive a Creative Capital 2012 grant in Film/Video.

Omar Sy Wins Best Actor Trophy At 17th Lumiere Awards (French Equivalent Of The Golden Globes)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 13, 2012 5:22 PM
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The Golden Globe Awards ceremony takes place this Sunday night here in the USA; but across the pond, in France, the 17th annual Lumière awards - essentially the French equivalent of the Golden Globes, as foreign press based in France select the best in French cinema - were handed out today; and, of note, amongst the names and titles on the list of honorees, our man Omar Sy, and the film he stars in, Intouchables, as well as Aki Kaurismäki's French immigration dramedy Le Havre, were all nominees up for trophies.
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Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer Just Got A Major Boost In Oscar Competition For Acting Trophies

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 13, 2012 9:25 AM
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Well... if recent history is any indication. 

Don Cheadle, Ruth Negga Nominated For Tonight's 2012 Irish Film And Television Academy Awards

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • January 12, 2012 2:03 PM
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On February 11, at the Convention Centre Dublin, actors Don Cheadle and Ruth Negga could walk away with Ireland Film And Television Academy awards, Ireland's equivalent of the Oscar©, for their recent work in film and television.

"The New Black" (Explosive New Doc On Race, Sexuality & Church) Selected For Tribeca All Access Grant

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 12, 2012 1:32 PM
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Skimming through the list of 10 new projects selected for the 9th annual Tribeca All Access Program (announced earlier today), I cam across this one in the documentary section...
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Global Film Initiative Accepting Applications For Winter 2012 Production Grants Program; Deadline Imminent!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 10, 2012 1:50 PM
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Late on this, but better late than never... you've got 6 days, so get on it!
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Focus Features Africa First Alumni Dyana Gaye's Feature Film Debut ("Des Etoiles" ("Stars")) Gets Funding Boost

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 9, 2012 1:39 PM
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Updae on a project I profiled in November...

New Academy Rule Will Consider Only Documentaries Reviewed By NT Times Or LA Times For Oscar Nominations

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 9, 2012 12:28 PM
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This was first made public yesterday, as our parent site, IndieWire, picked up the story.
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Clement Virgo's Remake Of "The Harder They Come" Gets Funding Boost, Shooting For 2012 Production Start

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 5, 2012 4:38 PM
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Well, it's not for the adaptation of The Book Of Negroes, which I think is the one upcoming Clement virgo project that most of us would rather see first, instead of a remake of The Harder They Come, but this could assist in some way in getting that other project financed.