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Gbenga Akinnagbe Shooting Nigerian Crime Drama 'Render to Caesar' (Also Producing)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 21, 2013 9:32 PM
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Renaissance man Gbenga Akinnagbe is attached in some capacity to two feature film projects making their debuts in Park City over the weekend (acting in Neil Drumming's feature film directorial debut titled Big Words - at Slamdance; and producing Shaka King's Newlyweeds - at Sundance).

Weinstein Company Closing Deal To Acquire 'Fruitvale' For $2 - $3 Mill + Theatrical Guarantees

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 21, 2013 5:25 PM
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Well, I think it's safe to say that we'll likely be talking a lot about Fruitvale during next awards season, now that it's been officially announced that, after a bidding war over the film, involving The Weinstein Company, Fox Searchlight, with Paramount Pictures and Focus Features, The Weinstein Company (TWC) won the auction, and is reportely wrapping up a deal to acquire Ryan Coogler's feature film directorial debut, in a deal worth between $2 million and $3 million, including commitments to a wide theatrical release, says Variety.

'Fruitvale' At Center Of 7-Figure Bidding War; Buyers Call It 2013's 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 21, 2013 12:38 PM
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After what I heard and read was a strong debut at the Sundance Film Festival yesterday, Ryan Coogler's feature film debut Fruitvale, which stars Octavia Spencer, Michael B. Jordan, Tristan Wilds and Melonie Diaz, is said to now be in the middle of what looks like a bidding war between several distributors who are very interested in the film.

Warrington Hudlin Presents 'The Black Kung Fu Experience' Screening At MoMI (NYC) Today

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 21, 2013 11:30 AM
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S. Epatha Merkerson, Ruby Dee, Barbara Montgomery In Conversation At MoMI (NYC) Today

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 21, 2013 11:24 AM
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A reminder... taking place this afternoon, Monday, January 21, 4pm, at the Museum Of The Moving Image (MoMI) here in NYC.

Other Projects Michael Starrbury Is Currently Attached To That You Should Know About...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 21, 2013 10:38 AM
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We announced 2 days ago that screenwriter Michael Starrbury, who penned the screenplay for George Tillman Jr's The Invevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete (making its debut at Sundance) has been hired by Morgan Creek Productions to rewrite the script for their Tupac Shakur biopic. 

Is 'Movie 43' Being Dumped By The Studio?

  • By Sergio
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  • January 20, 2013 9:55 AM
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Well it certainly looks that way. We might have to chalk this one as another entry in the "Lose" column for both Halle Berry and Terrence Howard.

Morgan Creek Hires 'Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete' Writer To Rewrite Tupac Biopic Script

  • By Courtney
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  • January 19, 2013 3:04 PM
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And here we go again with new updates on the long-in-development Tupac biopic, which S&A has been closely following over the years.

First Full Trailer For Roger Ross Williams' Feature Doc 'God Loves Uganda'

  • By Courtney
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  • January 19, 2013 2:05 PM
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Carl Franklin's 1st Big Screen Project In 10 Years Gets A Release Date + A New Trailer

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 18, 2013 6:15 PM
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