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Anna Deavere Smith Wins $300,000 Dorothy And Lillian Gish Prize For 2013

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  • January 17, 2013 5:26 PM
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Said to be 1 of the largest prizes awarded in the field of the arts, and now in its 19th year, the 2013 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, which comes with a cash prize of $300,000, has been awarded to actress Anna Deavere Smith. 

Burkina Faso-Set Drama 'Soleils' Co-directed By Olivier Delahaye, Dani Kouyate, In Post-Production

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  • January 17, 2013 4:26 PM
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Currently in post-production is Soleils (which translates as Suns in English) co-directed in Burkina Faso by Olivier Delahaye's and Dani Kouyate (above photo) from a script by Delahaye.

Sundance 2013 - First Trailer For 'Muscle Shoals' (The Uniting Power Of Music)

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  • January 17, 2013 3:27 PM
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A quick recap...

XLrator Media Teams w/ Quincy Jones To Produce Feature Film On Urban Health & Fitness Movement

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  • January 17, 2013 2:45 PM
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I suppose you could consider it a companion piece to Byron Hurt's recently-released Soul Food Junkies - all part of a movement towards better eating and living within our communities.

How To Access The $1.2 Billion Entertainment Fund In Nigeria

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  • January 17, 2013 1:31 PM
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Denzel Washington Talks 6th Movie w/ Tony Scott + He's Tired Of Playing Respectable Heroes

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  • January 17, 2013 12:42 PM
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This is news to me, so I suspect it is as well to most of you... 

Slamdance 2013 - Poster For Neil Drumming's 'Big Words' Starring Dorian Missick

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  • January 17, 2013 12:21 PM
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Director Shaka King Talks 'Newlyweeds' + Watch First Footage From The Film

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  • January 17, 2013 11:55 AM
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As a recap... a strong cast leads Newlyweeds, described by the filmmaker as a gritty, stoner romantic dramedy that stars Amari Cheatom and newcomer Trae Harris, in addition to Isiah Whitlock, Colman Domingo, Tonya Pinkins, Diane Neal, Adrian Martinez and Hassan Johnson.
More: Shaka King

Fox Searchlight Will Release 'Baggage Claim' On October 25,2013

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  • January 17, 2013 11:46 AM
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Fox Searchlight just announced, via Twitter, that playwright/director David E. Talbert's rom-com, Baggage Claim, will open in theaters on October 25, 2013.

Cover Revealed For Octavia Spencer's 1st Novel - 'Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective'

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  • January 17, 2013 11:28 AM
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The cover for Octavia Spencer's upcoming first novel has surfaced, and is embedded below, as the award-winning actress expands her name brand, from actress, to author.