Shadow and Act

Preview: 'Agents of Change' Docu Charts the Struggle for Black Studies on College Campuses

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • October 22, 2012 6:09 PM
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From Frank Dawson and Abby Ginzberg, Agents of Change is a feature length documentary that tells the story of "the intersection of race, culture, and the American university."

Issa Rae Productions Presents 'The Michelle Obama Diaries'

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • October 22, 2012 6:07 PM
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Here's the latest in the ever-expanding pool of online content from the Awkward Black Girl. 

Exclusive: Andy Mundy-Castle ('The Fade') Teaming w/ 'Full Monty' Producer For Supernatural Thriller

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 22, 2012 6:05 PM
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Newly-Formed Black Hollywood Collaborative Looks to Harness the Power of the Black Film Community

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • October 22, 2012 5:52 PM
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Last week SAGIndie National Director Darrien Gipson, AFI Fest Director Jacqueline Lyanga, and Blackhouse Foundation Chair Brickson Diamond hosted an intimate event to unite influential black filmmakers, festival programmers, studio executives, agents, managers, and others in a way that will hopefully get more movies made.  

'Southern Wild' Wins Major London Film Fest Award And Does Impressive U.K. B.O. Biz

  • By Sergio
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  • October 22, 2012 5:44 PM
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This won't make bell hooks happy, but Beasts of the Southern Wild won a major award at the BFI London Film Festival, and pulled in some excellent results in its London theatrical debut.

Director Of 'The Help' In Talks To Direct James Brown Biopic; What Happened To Spike Lee's Film?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 22, 2012 4:01 PM
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Well... First Spike Lee spent years trying to get his Jackie Robinson project financed and produced (unsuccessfully), only to eventually watch Legendary Pictures and Brian Helgeland launch their own Jackie Robinson picture with Chadwick Boseman starring (scheduled to be released in 2013).

Feature Film Version Of André Robert Lee's 'Prep School Negro' To Screen At DOC NYC

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 22, 2012 3:35 PM
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The feature-length version of a film we first introduced you to way back in 2009, the first year of this site's existence, will be screened at the DOC NYC festival next month.

David Banner Joins Cast Of Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' Playing Forest Whitaker's Father

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 22, 2012 2:20 PM
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A late addition, David Banner has joined the cast of Lee Daniels' The Butler, which is currently shooting in New Orleans.

Kenyan Director Hawa Essuman Wins Director’s Eye €25,000 Prize For Supernatural Drama 'Djin'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 22, 2012 12:39 PM
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More kudos to Kenyan filmmaker Hawa Essuman's supernatural screenplay titled Djin, which has won the Director’s Eye prize at the 9th African Film Festival of Cordoba (Spain); the award comes with 25,000 euro (or about $32,600) to be used in development.

Cinedigm Bringing Digital Cinema To The Caribbean; Announces Large Scale Deployment

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 22, 2012 12:08 PM
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This is worth noting, as you might recall a report we posted last December that said film/celluloid projection could be a thing os the past by the end of 2015, as the world's theater industry would be entirely digital in the next 3 years.