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We're Calling It! With 'Walking Dead' Casting, Chad Coleman Is Likely On His Way To Playing Luke Cage...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 21, 2012 12:11 PM
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Just a quick thought...

A Look At Black Actresses Who Might Contend For The Best Actress Oscar + Some History

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 21, 2012 11:00 AM
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It's that time of the year, as prognosticators at every level start handicapping the Academy Awards, which are set to take place on February 24 (nominations will be announced on Januray 15, 2013).

S&A Ticket Giveaway To Special Screening Of 'The Central Park Five' (Directors & Central Park 5 Present For Q&A)

  • By Courtney
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  • November 19, 2012 1:45 PM
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A film that I doubt needs an introduction on this site, given how often we've written about and championed it!

Where's The Trickle Down? Relying On The Financial Help Of Wealthy Whites Or Reinvesting In Ourselves?

  • By Courtney
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  • November 19, 2012 10:43 AM
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Here's an excerpt from a summary of an event at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business on Friday, where Robert Johnson gave a speech about his rise to success:

Watch: 'Colors And Boots' (Short On The Deferred Dreams Of Black Brazilian Children)

  • By Courtney
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  • November 19, 2012 9:39 AM
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A short film to start the new week, courtesy of the Black Women Of Brazil blog. It's titled Cores e Botas (Colors and Boots), and comes from Juliana Vicente.

Stanley Nelson Briefly Explores 'The Auto-Tune Effect'

  • By Courtney
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  • November 17, 2012 10:11 AM
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Award-winning producer/director/writer Stanley Nelson, who won 3 Emmys last year for his documentary Freedom Riders, tackles auto-tune for Focus Forward - a new series of short documentary films that "highlight noteworthy people, and world-changing ideas that have impacted the course of human development, or with great potential to significantly affect how we live in the next generation."

On Recent Biopics Of Black Public Figures - Their Legal Rights, As Well As Ethical/Moral Obligations?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 15, 2012 7:15 PM
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I only realized recently that many of the biopics we've covered here on S&A, especially in the last year or two, have all found themselves in the middle of squabbles over rights issues with, or approval/authorization from the real-life subjects of the biopics (if they're alive), or those who control their estates, or other influential figures close to the subject with the power to create problems for the filmmakers and producers.

A Look At The Black Actors Who Might Contend For The Best Actor Oscar + Some Interesting History

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 15, 2012 4:33 PM
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  • 8 Comments
It's that time of the year, as prognosticators at every level start handicapping the Academy Awards, which are set to take place on February 24 (nominations will be announced on Januray 15, 2013).

How To Get A Hollywood Studio To Green Light Your Movie In 29 Simple Steps...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 15, 2012 9:23 AM
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Created by Joshua Marsten (writer and director of Maria Full Of Grace, and has since directed episodic TV shows like Law & Order, In Treatment, The Good Wife, The Newsroom, and more), and posted on NPR's Planet Money blog. I spotted it on Deadline this morning, who called it "spot-on."

Experimentation In Arab Cinema From The 1960s To Now: Painterly 'Buried Secrets' (Tunisia)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 14, 2012 4:32 PM
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