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Denzel Washington, Antoine Fuqua Take You Behind the Scenes, Breaking Down the Character Known as 'The Equalizer'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 25, 2014 2:13 PM
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If Washington is nominated, this would be his 5th Best Actor nomination ("Malcolm X," "The Hurricane" "Training Day" - which he won - and "Flight").

It Looks Like Mike Epps Will Indeed Play Richard Pryor in Lee Daniels' Biopic

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 25, 2014 12:44 PM
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I should note that Mike Epps actually plays Richard Pryor in Cynthia Mort's Nina Simone film that Zoe Saldana stars in.

Film Life, Inc. (Parent Company of the American Black Film Festival) Announces Inaugural Plunge Culture & Creativity Conference

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  • August 25, 2014 11:08 AM
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The Plunge Culture & Creativity Conference is the first in a series of luxury lifestyle experiences targeted to multicultural professionals.
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Watch 'United' - Short Doc About Impact of Michael Brown Shooting

  • By Sergio
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  • August 25, 2014 8:49 AM
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Atlanta-based filmmaker Artemus Jenkins calls his new short doc about the shooting of Michael Brown a call to arms to other filmmakers.

Trailer: 'Tales of the Grim Sleeper' (It's Not Often You Hear of Black Serial Killers)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 22, 2014 2:11 PM
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It makes its world premiere at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, September 4-14.
More: TIFF 2014

Made in the Spirit of Pan-Africanism, Comedy Feature 'LAPD African Cops' May Have Come at the Worst of Times

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 22, 2014 12:54 PM
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The movie tells the story of 2 "Africans" (I assume they're Nigerians, given that the filmmakers are Nigerian - the synopsis doesn't say) who come to America and join the Los Angeles Police Department (the notorious LAPD).

Tony Todd is Admiral Ramirez in Indie-Financed 'Star Trek' Extension Feature 'Axanar' (Watch 21-Minute Prelude)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 22, 2014 11:57 AM
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The independent 'Star Trek' film that wants to prove that a feature-quality 'Star Trek' film can be made on a small budget.

CNN's 'Inside Africa' Program Travels to Kenya to Explore "The Lupita Effect" on the Country's Film Industry

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 22, 2014 11:11 AM
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“You are the pride of Africa,” Kenya’s president posted on Twitter the day Lupita won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in '12 Years a Slave.'

Sundance Appoints Shari Frilot & Kamal Sinclair Co-Directors of New Frontier Program in Commitment to Expand Support for Artists

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  • August 21, 2014 6:45 PM
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As Co-Directors of New Frontier, Frilot and Sinclair will collaborate on activities including cultivating and building relationships with artists and technologists, researching trends, and leading strategic planning and growth for the program.

Watch Fascinating New Trailer for Nadia Denton’s 'Nigerian Filmmaker’s Guide to Success: Beyond Nollywood'

  • By Sergio
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  • August 21, 2014 6:23 PM
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The followup to her previous successful book, "The Black British Filmmaker’s Guide of Success," the comprehensive 450-page book will be a ground-breaking reference manual for Africa’s most dynamic film industry.