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Lynn Nottage Is Adapting 'Intimate Apparel' As An Opera For The Met

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 17, 2013 8:59 PM
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Ed Bland - R.I.P. Jazz Composer and Pioneering Black Independent Filmmaker

  • By Sergio
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  • March 17, 2013 12:11 PM
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It is with regret that we have to report the passing, last week, of jazz composer and pioneering filmmaker Ed Bland at his home in Smithfield, Virginia at the age of 86.

Help Fund 'The Abandon' (5 Black Men Learn They May Be The Last Humans On Earth)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 16, 2013 2:38 PM
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In December, we posted the pilot episode for awarding-winning playwright and screenwriter Keith Josef Adkins' sci-fi series called The Abandon, and, as I recall, many of you really dug it! In fact, it was well-received across the blogosphere, wherever it was shared.

Casting Call: Atlanta-Based Docu-Fiction Project In Search Of African Female Lead

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 16, 2013 2:05 PM
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Will Smith's 'Colossus: The Forbin Project' Adaptation Hires 'Men In Black' Scribe To Rework Script

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 16, 2013 1:43 PM
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This is one of about 30 different projects on Will Smith's slate of films to come. The man just continues to stack them up!
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Watch Jurnee Smollett & Robbie Jones Tango In New Clip From 'Temptation'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 16, 2013 12:58 PM
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Here's a new short clip from Tyler Perry's Tyler Perry's Temptation. That double "Tyler Perry" was intentional. His name is part of the title of the film, as is the case with his previous films. I wonder if he'll ever drop the "Tyler Perry's" that begins almost all of his titles. It might actually work in his favor. I'd like to watch a Tyler Perry film without knowing beforehand that it's a Tyler Perry film, because my reactions might actually be a bit different. I think there's a certain amount of *baggage* that's automatically assumed, when some of us (not all of us, obviously) see his name in front of the title of any film, and we might be taking that *baggage* with us into the theater.

Will Smith Is Searching For Talented, Undiscovered TV Writers (Entry Deadline Imminent)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 16, 2013 12:30 PM
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I had absolutely no idea this was happening. I just happened to stumble across it on my Facebook feed. I'm surprised there wasn't an official public announcement made; unless there was, and we just didn't get the memo, although we rarely miss stuff like this.
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Julien Abraham's Dramatic 'La Cite Rose (Asphalt Playground)' Gets 3/27 France Opening

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • March 16, 2013 8:59 AM
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The trailer for this one looks like one part City of God, and one part Chief Keef video. Which means I'm probably going to end up seeing it.

In Theaters This Weekend: 'The Call,' 'Better Mus' Come,' 'The Kill Hole' & 'Reincarnated'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 15, 2013 7:38 PM
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We've talked about each of these films all week, so consider this a reminder - they are all now official in theaters, some in more theaters than others.

Aml Ameen Will Play Stern Leader In Fox's Adaptation Of YA Sci-Fi Novel 'Maze Runner'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 15, 2013 4:45 PM
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British actor Aml Ameen has booked a role in Fox's film adaptation of the sci-fi YA novel, The Maze Runner, by James Dashner, which Wes Ball will direct - his feature film debut.
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