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Watch Season2/Episode 2 Of Doc Series 'Black Folk Don't' ('Camp')

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 3, 2012 11:13 AM
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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 2 embedded below; this one titled Black Folk Don't: Camp.

A Screenwriter's Dilemma As Film Work Falls For Second Year In A Row...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 2, 2012 5:40 PM
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Interesting and worth noting shift happening here... although it's one that we've addressed in past years; specifically, a report released today from the Writers Guild of America West, which states that screenwriting jobs and wages in Hollywood declined for a second straight year, as major film studios continue to pullback from new productions.

Notes On Working Towards A Fanboy/Girl Culture In Black Indie Cinema Part 2: Media Coverage

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 29, 2012 1:22 PM
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I was going to call this something else entirely, but the more I thought about it, the more I felt it fit nicely into the "Notes On Working Towards A Fanboy/Girl Culture In Black Indie Cinema" series that myself and Charles Judson have both addressed in separate posts. 

Obamacare And The Uninsured Artist

  • By Tanya Steele
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  • June 28, 2012 12:27 PM
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It took a Black man to give us healthcare. The importance of diversity in all sectors of society is critical. Diversity brings in voices that have a broader and more sensitive reach. People who have walked different roads and have suffered different pains; remain open to the plight of those that resemble themselves.

Shadow & Act's American Black Film Festival (ABFF) 2012 Wrap-Up (Reviews & Interviews)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 25, 2012 10:00 AM
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The 2012 installment of the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) ended on Saturday, and I doubt that I'm wrong when I say that S&A is the only press outlet (or one of very few) with a presence at the festival that actually reviewed the films during the course of the festival, and did so consistently because, well, it's a FILM festival isn't it?

A Black Film Festival Undressed (Getting To The Point Where Desires Of Curators & Filmmakers Meet)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 22, 2012 4:46 PM
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Art Council Of Amsterdam Concludes That African & Diaspora Cinema Has No Actual Relevance

  • By Heidi Lobato
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  • June 21, 2012 12:17 PM
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Africa in the Picture Film Festival has once again been rejected their anual allowance by the Art Counsil of the City of Amsterdam.

Is Science Fiction Coming To Africa? Or Is It Already Here?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 19, 2012 8:37 PM
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Initially it was very difficult for me to imagine a sci-fi story set in Africa... because all the sci-fi I'd been exposed to... had been western sci-fi... mainly centered around the future of the West. It was extremely difficult for me to imagine a future Africa. And when I tried, I even thought that some of the ideas I had were frankly patronizing.

Aasha Davis Stars In The Hilarious Workplace Web Series 'the Unwritten Rules'

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • June 19, 2012 5:10 PM
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I'm a little late to the party on this, but . . . if you've ever been "one of the few" in your office/workplace, then you must watch Aasha Davis (Pariah) in the first three episodes of the web series, the Unwritten Rules, based on series creator Kim Williams' book 40 Hours and an Unwritten Rule: The Diary of a Nigger, Negro, Colored, Black, African-American Woman.

Exclusive: A Glimpse Into The Extraordinary Life That Belongs To Melvin Van Peebles - Part 1

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 19, 2012 11:46 AM
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I recall the very first time I saw Melvin Van Peebles in person, at a Museum Of The Moving Image tribute event in early 2008 for the late St Clair Bourne, who'd recently passed (December 2007).