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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.

Preview Award-Winning South African Drama About Curses & Secrets: 'Uhlanga: The Mark'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 22, 2012 11:47 AM
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The trailer could be tighter, but I'm digding the images in front of me, and there's enough intrigue here that I'd like to check out the film in full.

Idris Elba Goes To S. Africa To Shoot 'Mandela,' Directs Music Video As Well (Behind The Scenes)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 22, 2012 11:20 AM
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He's doing a good job of keeping his Nelson Mandela project under-wraps, even as production has been underway for a bit. Little info has surfaced about it, so we've had really nothing of substance to report. 
More: Idris Elba

Pics & Footage From Doc 'Black Sun' (2 Black Astrophysicists Who Chase Total Solar Eclipses)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 22, 2012 10:54 AM
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Here's an update on a feature project we first alerted you to in April, when it launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $10,000 for production.

Sundance Will Return To London In 2013 And 2014

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 22, 2012 10:31 AM
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Brits got to taste Sundance for the first time this year; apparently it was successful/encouraging enough that the Sundance Institute has announced a 2nd and 3rd year of Sundance London.

Paramount Making 'Paranormal Activity 5' + Latino Spin-off Of The Franchise + Reasons For Both

  • By Courtney
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  • October 21, 2012 6:36 PM
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Hot off the presses!