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Byron Allen Calls His Studio 'The Walmart of television' - Launches 2 New Sitcoms

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 19, 2013 12:08 PM
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He doesn't get as much press as Tyler Perry does, but Byron Allen is seemingly quietly building a TV entertainment empire. BET Networks recently licensed over 100 episodes each of two new sitcoms, The First Family and Mr. Box Office, from Allen's Entertainment Studios to air on Centric starting this month.
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L.A. Rebellion Chicago Screening Of 'Emma Mae' Next Thursday 4/25 (With Yours Truly)

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  • April 19, 2013 11:18 AM
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The Chicago screenings of the touring L.A. Rebellion Film Series starts, in earnest, next week, until June 7, with Jamaa Fanaka’s 1976 film Emma Mae next Thursday April 25th.

Today: S&A's Tambay Obenson On Race, Authorship, Authenticity In Cinema Tribeca Talks Panel

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  • April 19, 2013 10:34 AM
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Garcelle Beauvais Teams Up w/ Ghanaian Writer/Director Leila Djansi On 'And Then There Was You'

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  • April 18, 2013 8:32 PM
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'Herman's House' (Falsely Imprisoned Black Panther Collabs On Art Project) Opens In NYC 4/19

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  • April 18, 2013 7:47 PM
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Written and directed by Angad Bhalla, and produced by Lisa Valencia-Svensson and Bhalla, First Run Features will release the feature-length documentary Herman's House, in NYC's Cinema Village, 22 East 12th Street, in Manhattan.

Tina Gordon Chism Sells New Orleans-Set Thriller 'Inheritance' To Sony Pictures

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  • April 18, 2013 6:57 PM
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Writer/director Tina Gordon Chism and producer/LAFF festival director Stephanie Allain have reteamed for a thriller titled Inheritance, which they've sold to Sony Pictures, in a deal that, according to Deadline, involved DeVon Franklin and Alex Siskin.

'Story Of A 3-Day Pass' Screens Friday 4/19 At Northwestern w/ Melvin Van Peebles Present

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  • April 18, 2013 6:17 PM
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I’ve always suspected that Melvin Van Peebles’ early 1967 French made film, The Story of A Three Day Pass, was a big influence on Spike Lee' early films.

A Nollywood Film Festival Grows In Paris, France (May 30 - June 2)

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  • April 18, 2013 6:05 PM
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'Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution' (Historical Fashion Showdown) Now On DVD/VOD

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  • April 18, 2013 5:08 PM
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Coffee Bluff Pictures' Versailles ‘73: American Runway Revolution, about the legendary 1973 fashion showdown between the French and Americans, fittingly nicknamed the “Battle of Versailles," is now available on almost all home video platforms (iTunes, Amazon, YouTube, VOD and DVD) as the image says above.

HBO Acquires Whoopi Goldberg's Directorial Debut, 'Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' to Tell You'

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  • April 18, 2013 2:22 PM
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Announced via press release, HBO has acquired all U.S. broadcast and home video rights to Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' to Tell You from first-time director Whoopi Goldberg.