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Consider Pioneering Black Female Cartoonist Jackie Ormes For Your Next Film Project...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 11, 2013 4:52 PM
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In light of all the recent conversations about black representation in the comic book space, as well as in genre cinema, and also filmed biopics on black public figures, past and present, I thought I'd toss a few names into the pool, for any filmmakers, producers, studios, etc, searching for real-life stories that could potentially make interesting onscreen studies (satisfying all 3 - whether their entire lives, or specific periods of their lives - a day, month, year, etc.

Exclusive: Hypnotic 1st Trailer For SXSW Feature Documentary Competition Selection 'Touba'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 11, 2013 4:07 PM
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Vanessa Simmons Books Lead In Monty Ross-Produced Dominga Martin-Directed Rom-Com

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 11, 2013 3:02 PM
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Terrence Howard On 'Iron Man' - Don Cheadle Was To Star Originally + Was To Get $8 Mill For #2

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 11, 2013 2:40 PM
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As an addendum to Sergio's Terrence Howard Learns That Show Business Is A Cutthroat Business post, here's a very recent interview he did with Sway, posted just today actually, in which he addresses the Iron Man situation - the fact that he wasn't cast in the second film, and was instead replaced by Don Cheadle.

Short Film 'Brotherly Love' Made By S & A Reader, Picked Up For Distribution

  • By Sergio
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  • March 11, 2013 1:45 PM
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We have been tracking the progress of the dramatic and powerful short film Brotherly Love, which was written and directed by filmmaker Choice Skinner, who is also a regular reader and commenter on S & A (We always like to endorse anything our devoted readers do film-wise).

'African Metropolis' (7 Filmmakers, 7 Cities, 7 Stories) Gets New Partner In GT Bank, Dates

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 11, 2013 1:11 PM
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Movement on the African Metropolis initiative we announced last summer - July.In short, selected from among 40 entries, 7 African directors will each explore their own "African Metropolis" on film - Abidjan, Cairo, Dakar, Johannesburg, Kinshasa, Lagos, and Nairobi. The initiative is presented by executive producer Steven Markovitz and the Goethe-Institut South Africa, with further support from the Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival of Rotterdam.The filmmakers are Jim Chuchu of Kenya, Egyptian director Ahmed Ghoneimy, Folasakin Iwajomo of Nigeria, Marie Ka, who is Senegalese/Martiniquan, Philippe Lacote of the Ivory Coast, Yohan Lengole of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and South African director Vincent Moloi. Today brings word that Guaranty Trust Bank of Nigeria, the country's most prominent financial institution, has joined the initiative, and all 7 films will be delivered this May.We're certainly looking forward to them all.Full details via press release below:New York - Guaranty Trust Bank, Nigeria's foremost financial institution, has partnered with the Goethe-Institut of South Africa and Steven Markovitz to support African Metropolis; an initiative of the Goethe-Institut and executive producer Steven Markovitz, with further support of the Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival Rotterdam. African Metropolis is a project aimed at exploring and promoting African short films and filmmakers from different capitals of the continent across key platforms.

Marvin Gaye's Family Now Urging Jesse L. Martin To Walk Away From Julien Temple's Biopic

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 11, 2013 12:38 PM
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Bah! Humbug! It doesn't end...

Anthony Onah, Bemigho Awala Take Top Cash Prizes In Afrinolly Short Film Competition

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  • March 11, 2013 11:23 AM
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Ryan Gosling Is Looking For Bi-Racial Actors To Play Leads In His Directorial Debut

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 11, 2013 11:04 AM
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This spring, actor Ryan Gosling will be shooting his directorial debut titled, How To Catch A Monster, which is described as a "fantasy noir" based on his own original idea, and screenplay that he also wrote.

A Crowded Fall For Black Cinema As New Release Dates Are Set & Old Dates Are Changed

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 11, 2013 10:29 AM
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The Weinstein Company holds the fate of 3 black films this year - The Butler, Fruitvale and Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.