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"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.

Spike Lee's Achievements To Be Celebrated At 5th Annual BET Honors, Hosted By Gabrielle Union

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 4, 2012 3:32 PM
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Gabrielle Union has signed on to host BET's 5th annual BET Honors show, which will air on the network on February 13th at 9PM (although it'll be taped on Januaryn 14th when the event actually happens).
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Time Magazine Blows Up The Box, Votes Ameena Matthews & Khomotso Manyaka As Top 2011 Performances

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 2, 2012 1:00 PM
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From a list penned by Richard Corliss, senior writer for Time magazine, highlighting 2011's best big screen performances, I was absolutely shocked to see these 2 names make the short list of 5 on the women's side: Ameena Matthews and Khomotso Manyaka. 
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"Porgy & Bess" (1959), "The Negro Soldier" (1944) Among 25 films Inducted Into 2011 National Film Registry

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 27, 2011 10:30 PM
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Otto Preminger's 1959 big screen adaptation of the Gershwin/DuBose Heyward opera Porgy and Bess will rest among the nation’s treasures in the world’s largest archive of film, TV and sound recordings.
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Leila Djansi's "Ties That Bind" Dominates At 2011 Ghana Movie Awards; Star Kimberly Elise Wins Best Actress Trophy

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 27, 2011 11:30 AM
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Leila Djansi’s Ties That Bind which co-stars Kimberly Elise (a film we've talked about quite a bit on S&A) cleaned up nicely at the 2011 Ghana Movie Awards, which took place over the weekend.
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Inaugural Shadow And Act Annual Black Cinema Toasts! 2011 Honorees #3 - Anthony Mackie

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 21, 2011 10:06 AM
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Continuing on as promised with the S&A 2011 toasts proposals to, as I stated in the first honoree post last week Friday, all the brave, passionate black men, women and institutions in this ruthless, monocratic industry we cover here on S&A, who were, as the late Steve Jobs put it in that famous ad for Apple, the crazy ones.
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