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Viola Davis To Be Honored With Performer of The Year Award At SBFF 2012

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 30, 2011 5:30 PM
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Quite possibly the first of other solo awards to come for her performance in the film...
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Leila Djansi's "Ties That Bind" Tops Ghana Movie Awards Nominations w/ 21 Nods

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 30, 2011 2:48 PM
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Ghanaian director Leila Djansi's  Ties That Bind, a film we've written about a number of times, which stars Kimberly Elise, Nollywood star Omotola Jalade and Ghanaian actress Ama K Abebrese, has topped this year's Ghana Movie Awards nominations with a total of 21 nominations including Best Picture, Best Story and Best Editing.
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2012 Independent Spirit Award Nominations - a Quick & Dirty Summary

  • By Jasmin
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  • November 29, 2011 12:25 PM
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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced nominations for the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards this morning.  Anthony Mackie and Kate Beckinsale served as presenters.

'Pariah' Director Dee Rees Snags 'Breakthrough Director' Honor at Gotham Awards

  • By Jasmin
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  • November 29, 2011 9:31 AM
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Congratulations to Pariah director Dee Rees, who was named Breakthrough Director at last night's 21st Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards. 

Gotham Independent Film Awards Tonight Will Be Live-Streamed ("Pariah," "Gun Hill Road," Others Up For Awards)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 28, 2011 9:56 AM
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The 21st annual Gotham Independent Film Awards ceremony takes place tonight, Monday, November 28th, at Cipriani’s Wall Street, and will be streamed live on the IFP's website HERE, so we can all watch it! 
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Anthony Mackie Picked To Announce The Spirit Awards Nominees

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • November 25, 2011 12:18 PM
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He's been nominated twice for a Film Independent Spirit Award, but next week actor Anthony Mackie will be sharing the duty of announcing the nominees. 

Shadow And Act Makes Ebony Magazine's Annual Power 100 List For 2011!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 21, 2011 9:04 PM
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Well looky here... guess who made Ebony Magazine's 2011 Annual Power 100 list, alongside the likes of President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Viola Davis, Kanye West, Tyler Perry and others?
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Ugandan Donald Mugisha Receives Largest Grant From World Cinema Fund To Finance Feature Inspired By "Bicycle Thieves"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 17, 2011 5:02 PM
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Congrats to Ugandan Donald Mugisha whose feature film project, The Boda Boda Thieves, was one of just 5 projects selected by the World Cinema Fund to receive production funding from its allotted $283,000 grant.
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For Your Consideration... Focus' "Pariah" Oscar Campaign In Motion

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 15, 2011 9:21 PM
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So there I was browsing through The Hollywood Reporter's website and look what I saw, animated at the top of the page... take a look at the banner below.
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The Winner Of The 3rd Shadow & Act $3,000 Black Filmmaker Challenge Is...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 15, 2011 8:59 PM
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I'll make this quick, since I promised to have the winner announced on the site today. Busy, busy, busy day for me.
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