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Cast Of 'Roots' Responds To Quentin Tarantino's Diss Of The Landmark Miniseries

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 6, 2013 12:37 PM
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Cast Of 'Roots' Responds To Quentin Tarantino's Diss Of The Landmark Miniseries

First Trailer For Raoul Peck's 'Deadly Assistance' (Exposé On Haiti's Post-Earthquake Billions)

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  • February 6, 2013 12:04 PM
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European Film Market: 'Once Upon A Time In Brooklyn' (Ice-T, Ja Rule Co-Star In Crime Drama)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 6, 2013 11:49 AM
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The European Film Market (which runs concurrently with the Berlin International Film Festival) doesn't officially open until tomorrow, the 7th, but the deals have already started happening.
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South Africa's Gauteng Film Commission Announces New Film Projects Supported

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  • February 6, 2013 11:13 AM
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Julie Dash Talks LA Rebellion Series, 'Django,' Black Cinema As Niche, Black Cinema Today, More

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 6, 2013 10:37 AM
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Speaking of Julie Dash (see my Tupelo 77 post from kast night HERE)... she was in Toronto about a week ago for TIFF’s celebration of Black History Month, to discuss the ongoing series, L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema, which we've been covering since it launched in Los Angeles in the fall of 2011 (we reviewed just about every film that's screening in the series).
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Nigerian Director Jeta Amata Currently Shooting $15mill Toussaint l'Ouverture Film In Haiti (Details)

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  • February 5, 2013 9:50 PM
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There I was catching up on several news items I tagged earlier today, so I would remember to return to them, when I read that Nigerian director Jeta Amata, is currently in Haiti, where he has been named a Goodwill Ambassador, by Haiti President Michel Martelly (photo above).
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Julie Dash's 1970s-Set Drama 'Tupelo 77' Packaged And Heading To Berlinale

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  • February 5, 2013 8:39 PM
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I'm pleased to see that this project is still very much alive! We've been tracking it for a long while (our last update was in the summer of 2012), hoping that it gets all the assistance it needs and is eventually realize.
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Disney Reveals Spin-Off Movies Based On 'Star Wars' Characters (Lando Calrissian? Jar Jar Binks?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 5, 2013 6:30 PM
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Oh gawd... when exactly does Star Wars fatigue begin? Does it ever? Will it ever?

Spotlight On New Gauteng Film Commission Projects (South Africa): 'His Majesty’s Building'

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  • February 5, 2013 5:38 PM
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South Africa's Gauteng Film Commission (GFC) develops, promotes and coordinates the film and television production industry in what is said to be South Africa's wealthiest province, tasked with positioning the province as a world-class destination for filmmaking, as well as attracting local and international investments in the film and television industry there.

'Eartha Kitt: Femme Fatale' Comic Book Series Debuts This Week

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 5, 2013 5:06 PM
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All the details via press release below: