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2012 New Projects We're Excited About #7 - Julius Onah's "The Girl Is In Trouble"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 15, 2012 1:33 PM
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Tim Story: The Highest Grossing Black Director Many Still Aren't Familiar With

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 15, 2012 11:43 AM
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Will "Think Like A Man" Put Tim Story On Hollywood's A list?

"No More All-Black Productions Of Tennessee Williams Plays If No All-White Productions Of August Wilson"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 14, 2012 4:38 PM
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It happens in theater too...

From Book To Film: A Look At Seith Mann/Spike Lee Adaptation Of "MISS: Better Living Through Crime"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 11, 2012 3:38 PM
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As promised... In light of today's earlier news that the project is still very much alive and kicking, on its way to Cannes to complete financing, I thought I'd repost my old Book-To-Film Report on it, for those who weren't S&A readers 1 1/2 years ago.

16+ Potential Antoine Fuqua-Directed Projects Announced In The Last 3 Years; Will We See Any Of Them?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 10, 2012 2:25 PM
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Consider this an extension of my Pondering The Dismal Outlook Of Black Directors Working Within The Studio System piece I posted a few weeks back that got passed around quite a bit, and generated lots of emails. Too bad most of those emails resulted in little to nothing... a few holes filled in here and there; but ultimately little gained.

2012 New Projects We're Excited About #6 - RZA's "The Man With The Iron Fists"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 10, 2012 1:05 PM
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British-Nigerian Actor Nonso Anozie ("Game Of Thrones") Talks To S&A About Stage, TV & Film Career + More...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 10, 2012 12:10 PM
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Standing at 6ft 6inches tall, and weighing some 250+ proportionate pounds, 32-year old British actor of Nigerian descent, Nonso Anozie, cuts an imposing figure, one that made this writer feel rather scrawny, despite the fact that I’m not exactly the slightest guy myself.

Casting Latina Actresses/Black Actors: Revisiting The Hollywood Trend

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • May 8, 2012 4:44 PM
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Alright, alright, this is not a new topic but given the latest discussion surrounding the casting of Mexican actress Kate Del Castillo as Idris Elba’s ex-wife in the upcoming thriller No Good Deed (see Tambay's post HERE), I thought I’d revisit this seemingly recurring “trend.” S&A contributor Emmanuel wrote a piece last year called, “Is Interracial Coupling on TV Meant To Soften The Blow Of Casting Black Leads?” which gives further insight on interracial coupling; his piece focused on Black/White pairings mostly.

Is André Benjamin The Man To Play Jimi Hendrix? Why/Why Not?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 8, 2012 12:25 PM
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Let me first make it clear that I'm not being disparaging, or *hating* on the man and/or his abilities... consider this more of an inquiry.

Let's Play The Idris Elba "Prometheus" Guessing Game

  • By Sergio
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  • May 7, 2012 4:04 PM
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First here's the good news. Prometheus has offically gotten an R rating from the MPAA for "sci-fi violence and intense images."