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Indie Dramedy 'In Our Nature' (Co-Starring Gabrielle Union) Gets A New Release Trailer

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  • November 14, 2012 2:30 PM
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ADIFF 2012 Preview: Curaçao-Set Little League Baseball Drama 'Boys Of Summer'

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  • November 14, 2012 1:59 PM
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For 1st Time Ever, August Wilson Estate Grants Rights to Record American Century Cycle Plays

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  • November 14, 2012 1:38 PM
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This is good; any attempts to introduce August Wilson's to audiences is great; it all helps keep his work and memory alive; and all under Ruben Santiago-Hudson's watch in this case. He's serving as Artistic Director of the venture.

Dramedy 'The Great Divide' (Tichina Arnold, Richard T. Jones, Golden Brooks) Coming To Chicago

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  • November 14, 2012 1:10 PM
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We've been informed that director Ibrahim Yilla's dramedy The Great Divide, will screen at ICE theaters in Chicago, IL, on December 1, at 7pm.

'The Upsetter: The Life & Music of Lee “Scratch” Perry' Released On New Self-Distribution Platform

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  • November 14, 2012 1:00 PM
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A critically-acclaimed musical documentary we gave lots of ink/pixel to, from Ethan Higbee and Adam Bhala Lough, on the life of Jamaican reggae pioneer and legend Lee Scratch Perry. We interviewed both directors several months ago, when the film was traveling the country in a limited theatrical release. Read that wonderful piece HERE if you missed it.

Preview 'Mercy Mercy' (Feature Doc That Shows The Downside To International Adoption)

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  • November 14, 2012 12:11 PM
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The short version of the story goess... At first sight, adoption seems like a win-win situation: a poor orphan gets some loving parents and a good life. But the world of adoption is a question of supply and demand, with Ethiopia as a chief supplier of thousands of needy children. The fact that the well-being of the child is not always top priority becomes painfully clear in this tragic story about Masho and her little brother Roba.

Vimeo Gets Into Pay-Per-View Movie Biz; Launches Venture w/ 6 Hand-Picked Feature Films

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  • November 14, 2012 10:57 AM
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It really shouldn't be much of a surprise. It seems like a natural progression; every online social media/media sharing site will likely get into the VOD game. And Vimeo is one of the biggies, so why not? Especially since YouTube has been doing this for sometime now.

Exclusive: Omar Epps, Mekhi Phifer, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Keri Hilson Set For 'Mooz-Lum' Director Qasim Basir's 'Destined'

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  • November 13, 2012 9:38 PM
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It was almost exactly 1 year ago, when we announced that Qasim Basir (on the heels of the home video release of his feature film directorial debut Mooz-Lum) had officially begun prepping his next film - a drama titled simply Destined.

Omari Hardwick, Nelly Starring In Indie Drama 'Reach Me' w/ Sylvester Stallone

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  • November 13, 2012 9:07 PM
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Omari Hardick and rapper-turned-actor Nelly, are part of an ensemble cast of actors including Sylvester Stallone, Elizabeth Henstridge, Danny Aiello and Rebekah Chaney, who will star in the indie drama titled Reach Me, written and directed by John Herzfeld (15 Minutes, The Death and Life of Bobby Z).

An Apparent Slave Inspection In On-Set Photos From Cuba Gooding Jr.'s 'Something Whispered'

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  • November 13, 2012 6:50 PM
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Some not-too exciting photos (above and below) from the set of Cuba Gooding Jr.'s next project, Something Whispered, set in 1850, which centers on a man named Samuel (Gooding), who attempts to free his family from institutionalized slavery, intent on escaping from the tobacco plantation they have been forced to call their home for two generations.