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RZA's Early Directorial Efforts: The Feature ('Bobby Digital') & The Short ('Domestic Violence')

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 30, 2012 2:31 PM
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While we wait for RZA's official feature film directorial debut, a trip into the past to revisit his OTHER directorial debut(s) (not The Man With The Iron Fist), titled Bobby Digital, as well as a 15-minute short film called Domestic Violence. 
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Short Film Watch - 'Don't Bite The Apple'

  • By Sergio
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  • July 28, 2012 3:37 PM
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Here's your look at the 2011 Chicagio-made short film Don't Bite The Apple, written and produced by Maurice Dortch, and co-directed by Dortch and Eugene Bush; it made the film festival circuit last year.

Danny Glover's Toussaint L'Ouverture Film That Never Was, But Could Still Be

  • By Courtney
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  • July 27, 2012 6:34 PM
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When Tambay spoke to Danny Glover about his long-in-development Toussaint L'Ouverture film last fall, this is what he had to say:

Exclusive: Kimberly Elise Talks Working w/ African Filmmakers, VH1's 'Bounce', Upcoming Projects & More!

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • July 27, 2012 9:00 AM
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Prior to her acting debut in 1996’s Set It Off, Kimberly Elise arrived in L.A. as a writer/director. At that time, thanks to a short film she helmed, Elise was admitted to the Graduate Director’s Program at The American Film Institute. “I made 3 films and had the most educational year of my life up to that point,” says the four time NAACP Award winner, who switched gears to full-time actress after she was offered the role of a single mom set to execute a bank robbery alongside three other women in F. Gary Gray’s action crime thriller.
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Watch - New Day Films: How to Start A Distribution Company

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 25, 2012 8:43 PM
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I thought this was worth sharing, especially as discussions continue about non-traditional ways that filmmakers can take the production and distribution of their projects into their own hands, and reach their audiences directly (existing companies/organizations/initiatives aside - and there are several; consider this a continuation of the conversation, as well as a short history lesson).

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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