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Trailer Watch: See Omarosa In "We Are Family"

  • By Sergio
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  • December 7, 2011 10:59 AM
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Now wait, don't roll your your eyes. You gotta admire Omarosa (real name Omaroseonee) Manigault-Stallworth (WOW! What a mouthful! Why didn't she change her name to Mary Johnson?). Normally her 15 minutes of fame, after she became, by her design, the "B" you love to hate on The Apprentice back in 2004, would have been over a long, long time ago; but not our girl. She's going to extend it for another 15, maybe even 20, minutes, fighting and clawing her way for every second, even if it kills her, or us, or all of us.
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Octavia Spencer Says She Beat Out Queen Latifah, Mo'Nique, Jennifer Hudson For Role In "The Help"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 6, 2011 2:20 PM
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In the below interview, Anderson Cooper chats with Octavia Spencer, co-star of this summers hit The Help, as she and Viola Davis have been thrust once again into the spotlight, campaigning for trophies next year.
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Watch: 10 Questions With The Star Of "Pariah" Adepero Oduye

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 5, 2011 10:08 PM
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Pariah press day in New York City was last week, and, in the rush of it all, I was able to chat with some of its starring cast (Adepero Oduye, Kim Wayans and Pernell Walker), its director (Dee Rees), and producer (Nekisa Cooper).
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Trailer Watch - A New Teaser Of Nelson George's "Migrations" With Chris Rock

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • December 2, 2011 7:50 PM
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Author and director Nelson George has released a new teaser for his international flick Migrations starring Tigist Selam, Saul Williams, Osas Ighoduro, Epee Dingong and Ariane Plubel.  Chris Rock also has a cameo.

Watch: Actors Roundtable On The Work That Is Acting, Choosing Roles, What Makes A Great Actor, Awards, More...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 2, 2011 12:16 PM
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Watch the full hour-long Award Season roundtable series courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, embedded below.
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Watch Episode 11 Of "The Mis-adventures Of Awkward Black Girl" (Web Series)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 2, 2011 11:37 AM
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Debuting last night, here's episode 11 (The Exes) of Issa Rae's popular Awkward Black Girl web series.
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Watch Video Clip: Taraji P. Henson Explains The Importance Of "Sisterly Love" Among Black Women

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • December 1, 2011 1:49 PM
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The one thing I really love about Taraji P. Henson is that, no matter what, she will always speak her mind...some say too much.  Oh well, you can't please everybody.

Watch Full Hour-Long Directors Roundtable w/ Steve McQueen & Others

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 1, 2011 9:56 AM
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We shared a short piece of it a couple of weeks or so ago, in which Steve McQueen essentially chastised the other directors (the white ones) when the moderator asked about the lack of representation for minority actors.
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Beautiful Trailer For Upcoming Feature Film, "Late Summer" - Inspired By Ozu

  • By Sergio
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  • November 30, 2011 8:03 PM
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Here's a look at what defintely looks like a very interesting and worthwhile feature film to check out. Currently in post-production, Late Summer, which was written and directed by Ernie Park and produced by Michael Garziano and Shawn Whitsell, is inspired, according to the filmmakers, by the sutble and sensitive films by the great Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu.
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ADIFF Video Exclusive: Veteran Brit Filmmaker Menelik Shabazz On State Of Black Cinema In UK, Black American Films In UK, More...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 28, 2011 12:30 PM
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Last week Wednesday, I had the pleasure of having a lengthy conversation with veteran black British filmmaker Menelik Shabazz (Burning an Illusion), who's in the US for the stateside premiere of his latest work (The Story Of Lover's Rock), at the African Diaspora Film Festival here in New York City. Our chat covered a variety of topics we've tackled here on S&A, including the black filmmaker's experience in the UK (he gets into several specifics, from funding, to production, distribution, exhibition and reception), the so-called talent drain as black UK actors and filmmakers leave the UK for supposed greener pastures in the USA, comparisons between the black filmmaker's experience in the UK versus the US, how black American films are received in the UK (notably Tyler Perry's), the prevalence of bootlegging of those black American films, "hood films" in the UK, up-and-coming black British filmmakers we should be aware of on this side of the pond, and more...