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Meet The Actress Who'll Play The Lead Role In 'Oya: Rise of the Orishas'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 12, 2013 6:49 PM
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Based on the number of *likes* and retweets previous posts on this project received, I think it's safe to say that many of you were excited by the idea of the film, and some of you have contributed to its crowd-funding campaign, which was officially launched 10 days ago, with the filmmakers hoping to raise 5,000 pounds (or about $7,500) to see the short version through completion, so that they can use it to help raise funding for the feature film.

New Web Series 'Black Actress' from Andrea Lewis (Fundraising)

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • March 12, 2013 4:20 PM
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You may remember actress Andrea Lewis from her contribution to the What's Your Story? feature on S&A last year. The Degrassi: The Next Generation alum is now working on a new project, a mockumentary-style web series set to explore the struggles of black actresses.

Stacey Muhammad's 'REDEMPTION, For Colored Boys' Going To Series (Fundraising)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 12, 2013 4:07 PM
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It was in January that we featured the season 1, episode 1 of Stacey Muhammad's REDEMPTION, For Colored Boys, which, as Stacey noted, was the first in a series that will address the lives and experiences of black men, broadly speaking.

Film Movement Acquires North American Rights To 'The Iran Job' For June Multi-Platform Release

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 12, 2013 3:48 PM
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A project we first profiled in February of 2012, after being alerted to its Kickstarter campaign that raised over $100,000 towards completion costs, later made its World Premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival last summer, played a few more film festivals and screening series after that, and eventually played in a very limited commercial theatrical release here in the USA.

Billy Dee Williams Says He's Been Asked To Return As Lando Calrissian; Hasn't Decided Yet

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 12, 2013 2:46 PM
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Since it was announced that a new trilogy of Star Wars films (Episode 7, 8, and 9) are in the works, there've been rumors suggesting that the next film in the series, Episode 7, could see the return of old favorites like Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Leia and, yes, even secondary characters like Lando Calrissian, played by the coolest man on the planet (well, he used to be right?) Billy Dee Williams.

'Trials of Muhammad Ali' Will Make World Premiere At Tribeca Film Festival In April

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 12, 2013 2:18 PM
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The Trials of Muhammad Ali, the feature documentary from Kartemquin Films (the company behind a few documentaries we've covered here on S&A, like The Interrupters and the Bill T Jones profile A Good Man), will make its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival next month.

Dyn-o-mite? Sony Pictures Is Developing A Feature Film Based On 'Good Times'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 12, 2013 1:45 PM
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Russ Parr's Controversial 'The Undershepherd' Will Be Broadcast By TV One March 30

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 12, 2013 1:08 PM
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I've known of the film's TV One broadcast debut for a few months, but couldn't say anything about it until it was made public.

Starting This Friday: 'Foxy, The Complete Pam Grier,' A Retrospective At Lincoln Center (NYC)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 12, 2013 12:48 PM
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I was watching Foxy Brown again last night, and remembered that this starts this week - on Friday to be exact! So I thought I'd post a reminder for all you New Yorkers, or those of you who'll be in New York this weekend! Something to do...

Trailer For Doc 'Gideon's Army' (On Idealistic Public Defenders Working In Deep South)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 12, 2013 12:02 PM
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A fascinating documentary that I saw a couple of months ago, while it was premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, on a subject that I wouldn't have ever even considered as a documentary topic; needless to say, I'd really appreciated, was informed and even entertained by it.