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Exclusive: David Oyelowo Discusses His Roles in "96 Minutes," "The Butler," and More

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • April 19, 2012 10:18 AM
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It’s a good time to be David Oyelowo. After appearing in several projects that have received recent attention on this site, including George Lucas’ Red Tails and The Help, he’ll be seen in five more films this year, including Ava DuVernay’s Middle of Nowhere, Lee Daniel’s The Paperboy, crime drama One Shot opposite Tom Cruise, and Steven Spielberg’s historical drama Lincoln.

Giveaway - A Pair Of Tickets To See "Streetcar Named Desire" Broadway Revival (Blair Underwood Stars)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 18, 2012 2:36 PM
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As I announced on Twitter and Facebook late last week, S&A will be giving away 2 tickets to a performance of the Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Emily Mann.

Full Shadow & Act Report From Marvel Studios' "The Avengers" Press Junket

  • By Anslem Richardson
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  • April 18, 2012 12:53 PM
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The number one job of any artist is that of problem solver. How do you create or coordinate something interesting or great out of nothing? The greatest artists are the greatest problem solvers. They are the visionaries who set a clear road map, who see a project through from beginning to end, who collaborate but never sacrifice their vision.

Cedella Marley, Daughter Of Bob Marley, Talks To S&A About Definitive "Marley" Doc (Opening This Week)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 17, 2012 7:32 PM
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Dearest Trayvon... I Heard You Scream (Trayvon Martin & Representation)

  • By Tanya Steele
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  • April 17, 2012 3:01 PM
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Several friends have asked me how they should speak to their child about Trayvon Martin's murder. It is an honor to be asked such a question. I do not have children. And, I'm someone who refuses to raise a black child (male, especially) in the United States. Too risky. When I travel, I observe black male children. I watch their body language, their confidence level, the tenor of their conversations, as a way to counter-balance what I see in my Brooklyn neighborhood.

Giveaway: 20 Passes To Pre-Release Screening Of "96 Minutes" This Thursday In LA; Act Now!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 16, 2012 5:06 PM
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For all you Angelinos who read this site, here's an opportunity for 20 of you to see the 2011 SXSW award-winning drama/thriller (Evan Ross - Breakthrough Performance), and Boston Film Festival award recipient (Best Director for Aimee Lagos, Best Actress for Brittany Snow, & Best Film), titled 96 Minutes.

The First Book By A Black Author Adapted To Film By A Hollywood Studio Was...?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 16, 2012 3:29 PM
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No, Oscar Micheaux doesn't count in this case, because, again, I'm only considering books that have been optioned and adapted by Hollywood studios.

Watch "Home Life Edition" - Episode 3 Of Dennis Dortch's New Web Series "The Couple"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 16, 2012 10:47 AM
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If you missed the hilarious and very well done Valentine's Day premiere episode of The Couple, the new web series that amusingly explores relationship dynamics, created by Jeanine Daniels, Dennis Dortch and Numa Perrier, click HERE to watch it and catch up.

Exclusive: CodeBlack CEO Jeff Clanagan Talks Successful Release Strategy For "Woman Thou Art Loosed: On The 7th Day"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 16, 2012 9:53 AM
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Indeed it is a good time to be in the CodeBlack Entertainment business as AMCi (AMC's relatively new independent film release initiative) confirmed over the weekend that the black-owned and operated film production/distribution company run by Jeff Clanagan, holds the top two highest grossing films in AMCi program history: 1) Laugh At My Pain, which shocked the world when it was released last fall, making an impressive $7 million (grossing around 10 times its budget, making it one of the most profitable films of 2011); and 2) Woman Thou Art Loosed! On The 7th Day, which opened in limited release this weekend, on 102 screens in the USA, grossing just about $650,000; and, by the way, held the highest per screen average of all films in commercial theatrical release this past weekend (yes, even higher than The Hunger Games, The Cabin In The Woods, and other top-grossing studio films).

Reality Check: The LA Hustle vs. The NY Grind (One Country; Two Worlds)

  • By R. NEYZAR
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  • April 14, 2012 3:53 PM
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While technology now makes it possible to reach out to just about anyone, anywhere on this planet in record time, those who have showbiz ambitions realize that sooner or later, they’ll have to pay a visit – if not make a permanent move – to one of the two centers of that universe, Los Angeles or New York City.