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Hatian Filmmaker Raoul Peck Honored w/ French Coalition For Cultural Diversity Award

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  • December 3, 2012 2:58 PM
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Haitian director, screenwriter and producer Raoul Peck, Canadian politician Louise Beaudoin, and ASPAS, the South American Cinema foundation, will be honored with French Coalition for Cultural Diversity awards - an organization and annual award that aim to defend and promote cultural diversity. 
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Sundance 2013 Preview: John Akomfrah's 'Stuart Hall Project'

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  • December 3, 2012 2:27 PM
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French-Martinican Rapper/Actor Joeystarr Shows His Softer Side In New Rom-Com 'Max'

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  • December 3, 2012 1:02 PM
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French-Martinican rapper/actor Didier Morville (aka Joeystarr) stars in this romantic comedy titled Max, which follows the story of a young girl who sets her single father up with a prostitute, as, as you' expect, things get a bit complicated. 
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Wendell Pierce, Erika Alexander Join Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer In 'Elsa & Fred'

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  • December 3, 2012 12:17 PM
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Production has begun on a remake of the 2005 Spanish/Argentine film, Elsa & Fred, with Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer starring in the romantic comedy, which Michael Radford is directing.

Forest Whitaker Now Attached To Star In Kasi Lemmons' 'Black Nativity' Musical

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  • December 3, 2012 11:35 AM
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Marvin Gaye's Family Rejects Lenny Kravitz Casting In Biopic + Taking Legal Action To Block

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  • December 3, 2012 11:16 AM
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And so it begins... This must happen every single time a biopic on the life of a public personality (in this case, a black public personality - alive or dead) is announced and/or cast.

Sidney Poitier To Publish First Sci-Fi Novel

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  • December 3, 2012 8:57 AM
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Legend Sidney Poitier has already published two highly regarded and successful books of memoirs. Now he's venturing into a whole new field altogether.

Rick McCallum Exits Lucasfilm To Make Indies w/ David Oyelowo & On Sierra Leone Child Soldiers

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  • December 2, 2012 5:53 PM
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Since completing Red Tails, McCallum has relocated to Prague, his wife's native country, and he is now in development of a slate of smaller, independent films that more closely resemble the projects he was involved with prior to his association with Lucasfilm. "I have a Russian film about the Babi Yar Massacre in development that is being directed by Sergei Loznitsa. I am also working with Tomás Masín on a Czech story about two brothers who escaped Czechoslovakia during the Cold War while being chased by 28,000 Soviet soldiers in what is still the largest manhunt in history. I'm also working on a film with David Oyelowo and developing a film with Laurence Bowen about the Boy Soldiers of Sierra Leone."

Video Report On World Premiere Of Kenyan *Superhero* Drama 'Leo' In Nairobi

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  • December 2, 2012 5:09 PM
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Recapping... Directed by Jinna Mutune, the film is titled Leo, a film about a Kenyan boy who dreams of becoming a comic book superhero... Though the boy ends up realizing that there's more than one way to be a superhero.

The Fugees' Pras Michel Suing Over Ownership Of Somali Pirates Doc

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  • December 2, 2012 4:02 PM
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Like most lawsuits this one gets somewhat complicated. So let me try to explain it in a clear and understandable way