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Tyrese, Nas, Luke James, Jacob Latimore Join Kasi Lemmons' 'Black Nativity' Musical; Raphael Saadiq Scoring

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 29, 2013 10:12 AM
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We can now add Tyrese Gibson, Luke James, singer Jacob Latimore and rapper Nas to the cast of Fox Searchlight's Kasi Lemmons' musical Black Nativity, which is now back on track, as previously reported, after a brief hiatus, due to the fact that an actor to play the lead male role had yet to be secured.

Shola Lynch's 'Free Angela & All Political Prisoners' Is 2013 Pan African Film Fest Closing Night Film

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 28, 2013 6:55 PM
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Shola Lynch's Angela Davis documentary, Free Angela & All Political Prisoners. will be the closing night film at this year's Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles.

Watch The Sci-Fi Short Film That Reportedly Has Hollywood Studio Execs Salivating...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 28, 2013 5:25 PM
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This happens about once every 3 months it seems; a short film that's *discovered* on Vimeo or YouTube, goes viral, gets the attention of Hollywoo studio executives, and eventually leading to talk about the potential for a feature film adaptation for the director.

Screening Of Oscar Micheaux's Pioneering 'Within Our Gates' In Chicago In Feb.

  • By Sergio
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  • January 28, 2013 4:40 PM
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Oscar Micheaux's groundbreaking 1919 silent feature film, Within Our Gates, will have a rare screening in Chicago at the Music Box Theater, on Saturday Feb. 9 at 12 Noon.

One Village Entertainment Will Take You Inside The Black Mafia Family On February 5

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 28, 2013 4:22 PM
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A feature documentary we previously alerted you to will be released on DVD, after limited theatrical screenings, on February 5th, via Image Entertainment and One Village Entertainment.

Phase 4 Acquires Sundance Dramedy 'Milkshake' (Al Jolson Descendant Strives To Be Black)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 28, 2013 4:03 PM
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The second Sundance Film Festival pick-up for Phase 4 Films that we've announced.

First Look At Sylvain White's Macabre Thriller 'Mark Of The Angels - Miserere' + Other Updates

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 28, 2013 1:44 PM
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It's been awhile since we last posted anything about Sylvain White; he's one of those few black directors who's been able to navigate the studio system, although, like most of his contemporaries, while his name has been attached to a few projects, not consistently enough.

First-Look At Forest Whitaker, Orlando Bloom In S. African Crime Drama 'Zulu' + Berlinale Preview Set

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 28, 2013 1:14 PM
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Currently in post-production, here's your first official look at Forest Whitaker and Orlando Bloom (photo above and photo below) in the Cape Town, South Africa-set crime drama Zulu, which is based on French author Caryl Férey’s award winning crime novel of the same name.

Trailer, Poster For New Nigerian Dramedy 'Confusion Na Wa' (6 Strangers, 2 Days, 1 Phone)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 28, 2013 12:49 PM
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From newly-formed Nigerian production company Cinema Kpatakpata, comes a new dramedy titled Confusion Na Wa, directed by Kenneth Gyang, from a script penned by Tom Rowlands-Rees and Kenneth Gyang.

Watch 2 New Clips From Multiple Award-Winning Sundance Film Festival Hit 'Fruitvale'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 28, 2013 10:24 AM
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Here's your first-look footage at Michael B. Jordan and Octavia Spencer in Ryan Coogler's lauded multiple Sundance Film Festival award winner, Fruitvale.