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FESPACO 2013 - Moroccan Director Nabil Ayouch's 'God's Horses'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 30, 2013 10:38 AM
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Omar Sy May Make His Hollywood Debut Alongside Bradley Cooper In Culinary Comedy 'Chef'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 30, 2013 10:15 AM
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In what I believe would be his first true Hollywood starring role (certainly his first English-language film), Frenchman Omar Sy is said to be "in talks" to star alongside Bradley Cooper (who is everywhere it seems these days) in a culinary comedy tentatively-titled Chef, for The Weinstein Company.
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CodeBlack Picks Up Shola Lynch's 'Free Angela;' Teaming w/ BET On Theatrical Release

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 29, 2013 10:49 PM
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Ahead of its Pan African Film Festival closing night screening, comes news via press release that Shola Lynch's Free Angela & All Political Prisoners, has been picked up by Codeblack Films for an April theatrical release.

Subtitled Trailer For French Drama 'Rengaine' (Muslim Woman Falls For Black Christian Man)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 29, 2013 6:38 PM
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Recapping... From France-based Algerian/Sudanese filmmaker Rachid Djaidani comes Rengaine (Hold Back), a feature length drama that premiered in the Directors Fortnight and the International Critics Week sections, at last year's Cannes Film Festival.

Call For British Documentary Producers To Submit Proposals For 'Focus On Britain' Initiative

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 29, 2013 1:31 PM
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Information some of you could use (I know we have lots of British readers) courtesy of the British Council on Film:

Sudz Sutherland's 'Home Again' Will Make USA Debut At Pan African Film Fest, LA, In February

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 29, 2013 10:43 AM
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Sudz Sutherland's drama Home Again, which stars Tatyana Ali, Lyriq Bent, Stephan James, Richard Chevolleau, C.C.H. Pounder, and Fefe Dobson, will make its USA premiere at this year's Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, next month.

Tyrese, Nas, Luke James, Jacob Latimore Join Kasi Lemmons' 'Black Nativity' Musical; Raphael Saadiq Scoring

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 29, 2013 10:12 AM
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We can now add Tyrese Gibson, Luke James, singer Jacob Latimore and rapper Nas to the cast of Fox Searchlight's Kasi Lemmons' musical Black Nativity, which is now back on track, as previously reported, after a brief hiatus, due to the fact that an actor to play the lead male role had yet to be secured.

Shola Lynch's 'Free Angela & All Political Prisoners' Is 2013 Pan African Film Fest Closing Night Film

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 28, 2013 6:55 PM
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Shola Lynch's Angela Davis documentary, Free Angela & All Political Prisoners. will be the closing night film at this year's Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles.

Watch The Sci-Fi Short Film That Reportedly Has Hollywood Studio Execs Salivating...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 28, 2013 5:25 PM
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This happens about once every 3 months it seems; a short film that's *discovered* on Vimeo or YouTube, goes viral, gets the attention of Hollywoo studio executives, and eventually leading to talk about the potential for a feature film adaptation for the director.

Screening Of Oscar Micheaux's Pioneering 'Within Our Gates' In Chicago In Feb.

  • By Sergio
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  • January 28, 2013 4:40 PM
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Oscar Micheaux's groundbreaking 1919 silent feature film, Within Our Gates, will have a rare screening in Chicago at the Music Box Theater, on Saturday Feb. 9 at 12 Noon.