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Turn Those *Likes* & *Tweets* Into Dollars - 2 Projects In Need Of Funding w/ A Few Days Left

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 20, 2013 1:30 PM
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I'd really love to see both of these projects financed fully, especially as we consistently have discussions/debates on this blog about the lack of representation of black artists in genres like sci-fi and fantasy.

Eric Kolelas's Short Film 'Fifty Pence' To Premiere Online (Monday, 4/8/13)

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • March 20, 2013 12:12 PM
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Filmmaker Eric Kolelas will be premiering his short film Fifty Pence, via Vimeo, on Monday, April 8.

First Poster For 'The Colony' - Laurence Fishburne's Sci-Fi Thriller

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 20, 2013 10:37 AM
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It's scheduled to be released in theaters on April 12 - but only in Canada! No word yet on when (or if) it'll hit the USA. Although, given the talent in front of the camera, I think, at a minimum, a VOD/DVD release in the USA will happen.

Darryl Roberts' 'America The Beautiful 3' Scheduled For Release Later This Year (The Last Of The True Independents)

  • By Sergio
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  • March 19, 2013 11:51 PM
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I’ve written about L.A. and Chicago based filmmaker Darryl Roberts on S & A a few times before. And in case you haven't heard of his 2007 documentary America The Beautiful, it just happens to be one of the most financially successful, self-distributed documentaries in recent years.

Choice Skinner Wins Top Prize In Octavia Spencer's Short Film Contest

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 19, 2013 9:20 PM
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Congrats once again to Choice Skinner (a long-time S&A reader) on the acknowledgement. His winning short film, A Second Thought, will screen at the SoHoFilmFest In April.

4 African Diaspora-Interest Films To See At The New Directors/New Films Fest (Starts 3/20)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 19, 2013 8:47 PM
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Full Synopsis + Publish Date For Sidney Poitier's First Fiction Novel - 'Montaro Caine'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 19, 2013 8:06 PM
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As we announced in December, the one and only legend Sidney Poitier has penned his first fiction novel - a sci-fi/thriller titled Montaro Caine which will officially go on sale on May 7, 2013 - less than 2 months away.

Justin Timberlake Will NOT Be Daddy Warbucks In 'Annie' - Will A Black Actor Be Cast?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 19, 2013 6:10 PM
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Well, you can rest easy now folks, since many of you weren't particularly thrilled with the news.

Feature Projects From Jonas Carpignano, Tommy Oliver Are SFFS Grant Finalists

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 19, 2013 5:50 PM
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San Francisco Film Society and Kenneth Rainin Foundation have announced the 12 finalists for the latest round of SFFS / Kenneth Rainin Foundation Filmmaking Grants; more than $300,000 will be awarded to one or more narrative feature films at any stage of production! SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grants are awarded twice annually to film projects that will have significant economic or professional impact on the Bay Area filmmaking community. Winners of the spring 2013 SFFS/KRF Grants will be announced in mid-April.

Trailer: Feature Doc 'Reflections Unheard: Black Women In Civil Rights' + Screening Info

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 19, 2013 5:19 PM
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One thing I love about what I do here is following the progress of a project from the very first time we write about it - usually, before it's been made, and/or a fundraising campaign has been launched for it - through the finish line, when it becomes a fully-realized film!