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Shadow and Act Filmmaker Diary Series w/ Matthew Cherry: "Film Festival Preparation"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • February 13, 2012 7:57 PM
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Here's the latest in our still ongoing filmmaker diary series with The Last Fall writer/director Matthew Cherry. Last time we posted an entry was in November of last year, when Cherry was seeking distribution for the film. You should know by now that the The Last Fall was accepted to the line-up of the SXSW Film Festival next month, an event Tambay and I will be covering.

Exclusive! Neema Barnette Talks "On The 7th Day" Re-Writes, Casting Nicole Beharie + New Film on Boy Reincarnated as Dalai Lama

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • February 13, 2012 4:40 PM
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Writer/director Neema Barnette’s enthusiasm for her latest directorial effort Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the Seventh Day was evident in our very candid and lively interview. On The Seventh Day, premiering at the Pan African Film Festival this month as the closing night film, will hit theaters this upcoming April 13th.

About That Whitney Houston Biopic That's Supposed To Be In Development...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2012 11:00 AM
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Soooo... as we saw after Michael Jackson died, there was an immediate rush to capitalize on the man's death, with song and film. I'm FULLY expecting a similar thing to happen with Whitney Houston throughout this year, going into next year.

Round 3 Of The Shadow & Act Digitial Filmmaker Showcase Is Underway! Get Your Votes In!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 10, 2012 7:07 PM
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The Shadow and Act Digital Filmmaker Showcase is back with Round 3.

"Who Gets To Tell Our Stories" - Great Conversation On The Business Of Black Cinema w/ Tanya Steele

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 10, 2012 12:09 PM
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Great WBAI radio conversation with filmmaker and former co-host Tanya Steele, a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, award-winning writer/filmmaker. The recording happened about 3 weeks ago.
More: Interview

What's the Most Romantic Scene in Black Cinema?

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • February 9, 2012 2:25 PM
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Month’s ago as we were selecting films for next week’s New Voices in Black Cinema Festival here in Brooklyn, we were deluged by a number of relationship films. 

Summary Of Spike Lee's CSU Lecture (Hasn't Made His Best Film Yet; Biopics On His List + More)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 12:05 PM
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As was announce last month, and then again a couple of days ago, last night, Spike Lee gave a 1 1/2 hour lecture at Chicago State University that was free and open to the public.
More: Event

Filmmaker Tanya Wright Speaks To S&A About Her Feature Film Directorial Debut "Butterfly Rising", Screening This Week At Oxford Film + Music Festivals

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • February 9, 2012 9:10 AM
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She's had the fortune of starring in some of some of TV's biggest hits, like 24, E.R., NYPD Blue, and most recently, True Blood.  And if that's not enough, she even got to play Theo Huxtable's girlfriend on a couple episodes of The Cosby Show.  This week I had the pleasure of speaking to actress Tanya Wright, who's now in the spotlight as the writer, director, producer, and star of her debut feature film Butterfly Rising.
More: Festivals

Exclusive: Jimmy Jean-Louis Talks "Toussaint L'Ouverture" Role and Film (PAFF Premiere)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • February 8, 2012 6:56 PM
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Casting Jimmy Jean-Louis in the lead role of the Haitian revolutionist was a no-brainer to the producers of the French 2, two-part film Toussaint L'Ouverture. Born in Haiti to a poor family, and moving to France at the age of twelve, Jean-Louis ambition and talent persevered amidst struggling to find work as an artist in the streets of Paris. A fluent multi-linguist in French, Creole, English and Spanish, Jean-Louis is the Founder and President of Hollywood Unites for Haiti, a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to the aid of the citizens in Haiti (visit www.hufh.org for contribution info).

Round 3 Of The Shadow & Act Digitial Filmmaker Showcase Starts Today!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 7, 2012 12:21 PM
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The Shadow and Act Digital Filmmaker Showcase is back with Round 3.