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Exclusive: Wynton Marsalis In Talks To Score 'Robeson' (Prominent Director In Talks To Helm)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 17, 2012 7:01 PM
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An update to our December 4 piece, announcing that British actor and co-star of Showtime's hit drama series Homeland, David Harewood, was in talks to play Paul Robeson in an independently-produced biopic on the life of the legendary man behind the voice, the actor, singer, activist, and all-around Renaissance Man, who would've been 114 years old this year, were he still alive.

Projects From Egypt, Ghana, Senegal Selected To Receive Sundance Institute Doc Grants

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 17, 2012 5:28 PM
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Powerful, Award-Winning Drama 'War Witch' Released on VOD And Theatrical Starting In Feb.

  • By Sergio
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  • December 17, 2012 5:17 PM
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We've been following this powerful, harrowing film, titled War Witch, regularly on S & A, and it's one that I've been especially dying to see after Tambay's rave review last spring (HERE).

Exclusive: Samuel L. Jackson Says Rodrigo Garcia Will Direct Him In 'Ptolemy Grey' Adaptation

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 17, 2012 4:49 PM
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'Supporting Characters' (Co-starring & Co-written by Tarik Lowe) Coming Out Theatrically and VOD In January

  • By Sergio
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  • December 17, 2012 4:35 PM
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Back in April S & A's Vanessa Martinez gave a really strong positive review (HERE) of Supporting Characters, a small indie film that made its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. 

'Who loves ya, baby?' Vin Diesel To Star In Big Screen Adaptation Of 'Kojak' For Universal

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 17, 2012 2:18 PM
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Of they could just create a new crime drama project for Vin Diesel to star in; but, no, it has to be based on an already existing work, if only because there's an already existing fan base for it, and they hope that Diesel's popularity will also attract new, younger audiences who may have never watched a single episode of the original TV series - believed by some to be one of the greatest TV shows of all time.
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1st Glimpse At Noel Clarke In New 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Trailer

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 17, 2012 1:51 PM
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I think we can probably now safely say that Noel Clarke will indeed make it to the release print of Star Trek Into Darkness given that we get our very first glimpse of him in the new trailer that was just released today.

Exclusive: Garcelle Beauvais, Edwidge Danticat, Stana Roumillac In Talks For Jerry LaMothe’s 'Promise Keeper'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 17, 2012 1:19 PM
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I must say this is shaping up to be quite an attractive, compelling project that we'll be watching closely in 2013, given the talent involved, both in front and behind the camera, as well as the subject matter/story that will be told.

Dennis Haysbert Talks Replacing Michael Clarke Duncan in 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 17, 2012 12:24 PM
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"I haven't finished working out to the capacity that I need to, but he's going to be different. This is playing as a prequel, so it should work out.. It's going to be my character, but I've spoken extensively with Frank Miller and Robert (Rodriguez) about what they want with the character and yes, it has to have some feel of what Michael did, but I have to make it my own."

Deadline Today! Kartemquin Films' Intensive Development Program For Doc Filmmakers of Color

  • By Sergio
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  • December 17, 2012 12:02 PM
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As we announced in October, Chicago-based Kartemquin Films' has launched a new professional development program aimed at nurturing new Chicago documentary filmmakers of color.