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Tom Tykwer-Produced Kenyan Drama 'Something Necessary' By Judy Kibinge To Premiere At Rotterdam

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 7, 2013 2:28 PM
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The International Film Festival Rotterdam continues to unveil its 2013 section line-ups, and we'll be scrubbing each list for any highlights worth mentioning on this site, like this one - a project we first profiled last summer, produced by German filmmaker Tom Tykwer (Run Lola, Run, Perfume) via his alternative film production company, One Fine Day Films, which he co-founded in 2008 with his girlfriend/partner, Marie Steinmann, with the goal being to promote and support filmmaking for aspiring filmmakers in Nairobi (Kenya), with Nairobi-based producing partners Ginger Ink.  

Bobby Seale Producing Black Panthers Life Story; Launches IndieGogo Campaign To Raise Funds

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 7, 2013 1:26 PM
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From the press release I received today - in short, Black Panther Party co-founder and Chairman Bobby Seale has launched an IndieGogo campaign to raise $420,000 to begin production of the cinematic life story of the Black Panthers and Seale, which he hopes to see made this year.

Farrakhan Talks Black Cinema, Expresses Strong Admiration For Tyler Perry, Compares Him To Elijah Muhammad's Son, Praises Madea

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 7, 2013 12:47 PM
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In a very recent interview that covered a wide-range of topics, Minister Louis Farrakhan looked back on 2012, and looked ahead to 2013.

Veteran Nigerian Filmmaker Tunde Kelani Tackling 'Dazzling Mirage' Adaptation Next

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 7, 2013 12:15 PM
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It was in November that veteran award-winning Nigerian filmmaker, Tunde Kelani, revealed in an interview that, for his next film, he would continue his streak of adapting novels by Nigerian authors to film, and was considering three books, but wasn't certain which he would attack first, which depended on whether he could raise the necessary funds.

Sharon Leal Joins Cuba Gooding Jr In Underground Railroad Feature 'Something Whispered'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 7, 2013 9:40 AM
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The film is currently in post-production, so we're a little late on this casting news; but I only find out about it over the weekend.

'The Jackson 5ive' Cartoon Series Coming Out On DVD This Month

  • By Sergio
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  • January 6, 2013 7:04 PM
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For all you baby boomers out there, here's your chance to go back to a more innocent time. Back before things went all glum, serious and threatening.

Tarantino Says He Didn't Cast Idris Elba In 'Django' Because He's British... And It's An American Story

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 4, 2013 7:11 PM
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I know, we said no more Django Unchained posts, BUT, this isn't so much a Django Unchained item (no critique nor praise of the film here), as much as it is a nod to several conversations/debates that you folks have had in various comment sections of this blog, relating to the casting of black British actors in roles as African Americans (and vice-versa, or as Africans) whether on TV or film, as well as the, shall we say, "accent problem." 

'House Arrest' With Stacey Dash And The Game Coming Out On DVD In March

  • By Sergio
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  • January 4, 2013 5:14 PM
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So when we last left Stacey Dash, as you will recall, just a few weeks ago, HERE, she was trying to make herself relevant again - first by endorsing Mitt Romney for President, and then with a pilot for a self'-produced "edgy" sit-com Normal.

Preview 'Wakaliwood: The Documentary' (Doc About The Man Behind Uganda's 1st Action Film)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 4, 2013 4:47 PM
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This is great! 

Watch Trailer For South African Actioner 'Vehicle 19' From The Director Of 'Retribution'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 4, 2013 3:54 PM
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Trailer for another thriller from South Africa; it seems like we've written about more than a couple in the last 12 to 18 months - definitely more than we've ever covered in previous years.