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Berlin 2013 Preview - Ivorian Crime Drama 'Burn It Up Djassa'

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  • January 15, 2013 10:36 AM
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One of 30 features scheduled to screen in the Panorama section at the upcoming Berlin Film Festival...

Variance Picks Up North American Theatrical Rights To 'An Oversimplification Of Her Beauty'

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  • January 14, 2013 5:19 PM
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Music to my ears... this is great news! Hat-tip to Variance for making another bold pick-up (recall Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer last year), going where others seemingly will not; and of course congrats to Terence Nance and company.

Michel Gondry's Bronx-Set Teen Tale 'The We & The I' Will Make USA Premiere At SF IndieFest

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 14, 2013 4:39 PM
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108 Media and Paladin picked up all North American rights to Michel Gondry's Bronx tale The We and The I at the Toronto International Film Festival, where the film made its North American screening debut last year (2012).

Up Next For AFFRM - Storm Saulter's 'Better Mus' Come' + New Multi-Platform Label

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  • January 14, 2013 3:29 PM
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Storm Saulter is certainly a name to watch and be familiar with, if you're not already. 

Trailer For Sundance-Bound 'Gideon's Army' (On Idealistic Public Defenders Working In Deep South)

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  • January 14, 2013 12:51 PM
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Fascinating subject that I wouldn't have ever even considered as a documentary subject; needless to say, I'd love to see this.

Watch 10-Minute Preview Of Feature Documentary 'Black Russians - The Red Experience'

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  • January 14, 2013 12:23 PM
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Profiled previously on this site, titled Black Russians - The Red Experience, the work-in-progress film will explore...

Octavia Spencer Launches Short Film Competition (Win Brand New Camera, Cash, Exposure)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 14, 2013 12:04 PM
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Octavia Spencer announced the following contest on her Facebook fanpage on Friday, and I'm simply passing it along, as some of you may want to participate:

Exclusive: First Look Clip At John Akomfrah's Sundance-Bound 'The Stuart Hall Project'

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  • January 14, 2013 11:47 AM
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Trailer For Tom Tykwer-Produced Kenyan Drama 'Something Necessary' Directed By Judy Kibinge

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  • January 14, 2013 11:10 AM
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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.  

Tyler Perry's 'A Madea Christmas' Casts Chad Michael Murray, Larry the Cable Guy, Kathy Najimy

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  • January 14, 2013 11:01 AM
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If it's not already clear to you that Tyler Perry wants to spread his wings and reach a wider (or shall we say whiter) audience, there certainly has been enough evidence to suggest this, in recent years, as well as in upcoming anounced projects.