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Idris Elba's 'Mandela' Picked Up By Weinstein Company (2014 Oscars Looks Big For Black Actors)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 22, 2013 10:11 AM
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If Harvey Weinstein wants it, he seems to usually get it; and if he gets it, you can also usually guarantee that it'll go wherever he wants it to go - and that often means doing strong box office (relative to budget), and excelling during awards season.

Special Screening of 'Chameleon Street' In Chicago In March

  • By Sergio
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  • February 22, 2013 9:13 AM
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As Tambay said three weeks ago here in his item about the recent London BFI screening of Wendell B. Harris' 1989 film Chameleon Street...you haven't seen it yet?

Watch Kerry Washington, Craig Robinson, David Alan Grier, S. Epatha Merkerson In 1st Trailer For 'Peeples'

  • By Courtney
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  • February 21, 2013 8:12 PM
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Well, here it is, as we expected, after all the character posters and first-look images, the first trailer for Tina Gordon Chism's We The Peeples - now titled Tyler Perry Presents Peeples - which stars Craig Robinson, David Alan Grier, Kerry Washington, S. Epatha Merkerson, Melvin Van Peebles, Diahann Carroll, and Kali Hawk.

Fox Announces 2012-2013 'Fox Writers Intensive' Finalists (2nd Year Diversity Program)

  • By Courtney
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  • February 21, 2013 4:12 PM
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Congrats to the 10 finalists!

'Blindsided by the Walking Dead' - Actor IronE Singleton Tells His Story In New Autobiography

  • By Courtney
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  • February 21, 2013 2:52 PM
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Well, that didn't take very long. Or it could have been in the works for a while, before he got killed off the series. Then again, it has been 3 months since he left The Walking Dead.

Trailer For 'The Great Hip Hop Hoax' (Faking Your Way To The Top)

  • By Courtney
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  • February 21, 2013 2:36 PM
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Jeanie Finlay's "The Great Hip Hop Hoax"
It may not be African Diaspora-focused, but the subject is one that should definitely intrigue us.

Cast Of TLC Biopic Will Lip-Synch To Group's Original Music

  • By Courtney
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  • February 21, 2013 1:26 PM
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"I'm not going to be doing any singing. In the beginning I was sad about that. But at the same time I can also understand, because you want to hear the actual music. It was their choice to keep the real music. I respect that. [I'll be] learning tons of choreography. Luckily their original choreographer will be choreographing us. It's so cool."

Wesley Snipes' Horror/Western 'Gallowwalkers' Gets A Brand New Release Trailer

  • By Courtney
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  • February 21, 2013 12:25 PM
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Instead of regurgitating the story on this, I'll direct you to Tambay's thorough post, which details it all right HERE.

Tunisian Production Company Calls For Doc Projects By North African Filmmakers (Deadline 3/15)

  • By Courtney
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  • February 21, 2013 12:06 PM
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Nomadis Images, the prominent Tunisian production company is looking for original documentary projects by independent filmmakers from North African countries - Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, and Egypt dealing with contemporary issues specific to each country.

'Beyoncé: Life Is But A Dream' Will Get A Theatrical Run... In South Africa

  • By Courtney
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  • February 21, 2013 11:31 AM
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According to ScreenAfrica, Beyoncé's feature-length documentary, Beyoncé: Life Is But A Dream, which was broadcast on HBO for audiences in the USA, will get a theatrical run in South Africa.