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And the Winner of Round 4 of the Shadow and Act Digital Filmmaker Showcase is…?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 25, 2012 3:49 PM
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The winner of Round 4 of the Shadow and Act Digital Filmmaker Showcase is Nick Of Time directed by Eric Haywood.

Watch The Second Episode Of London-Based Web Series 'Brothers With No Game'

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • July 24, 2012 8:03 PM
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Just in time to get us in a London frame of mind . . . here's episode 2 of the smart, new web series Brothers With No Game.
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Watch Season2/Episode 5 Of Doc Series 'Black Folk Don't' ('Commit Suicide')

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 24, 2012 1:10 PM
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Created by director/producer Angela Tucker, we featured season 1 of this series last year; fans will be pleased to know that season 2 is in full swing, with episode 5 embedded below; this one titled Black Folk Don't: Commit Suicide.
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Aurora, Colorado - Seeing Red

  • By Tanya Steele
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  • July 24, 2012 12:56 PM
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There have been many moments that stood out for me with respect to the Aurora massacre. One, was a young black male getting ready to go off to his first year in college. He was in the theater during the shooting. He said, "this was not like a movie or a video game, it's real." I witnessed his stillness and fear, in that moment, as reality and the fantasy of what he thought violence was - converged.

'All The Children Are Insane' Working To Sure-Up Financing With Pitch Video

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 23, 2012 7:10 PM
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Exclusive: Mischa Webley Talks Making Of War Vet First Feature 'The Kill Hole' & Festival Momentum

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • July 20, 2012 9:00 AM
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Mischa Webley’s feature debut The Kill Hole has been making the rounds at several film festivals this year and earning accolades along the way; the film last won the best narrative feature at the New Jersey Film Festival.  
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A Look At The Roles For Black Actresses In Lee Daniels' 'The Butler'

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • July 19, 2012 4:17 PM
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Much has been reported about Lee Daniels' upcoming film The Butler, here on Shadow and Act, but the recent casting announcement of Pernell Walker finally got me to print out the script and give it a read.  

Calling All Actors, Writers, Editors, Producers... What's Your Story?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 19, 2012 3:27 PM
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We tend to focus heavily on filmmakers (directors), neglecting the fact that there are other crucial roles in the filmmaking process that deserve to be given their own platform; and I'm working to do just that.

Cast This: 19 Year Old Black Male For Coming Of Age Drama; Must Be Able To Carry Film

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 18, 2012 12:34 PM
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A little bit ago, I received an email from a young but estalished indie filmmaker (won't say who), with 4 feature films on his resume (docs and scripted narratives) - 2 that we've covered on S&A in the last couple of years, with the following request, verbatim:

Nelson Mandela Was Born Today... A Brief Look At Past & Future Films On His Life

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 18, 2012 11:21 AM
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