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Academy Reveals Best Documentary Oscar Short List (No 'Central Park Five' Unfortunately)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 3, 2012 4:46 PM
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From 126, down to 15 documentary features that have been shortlisted for Academy Awards consideration in the Best Documentary category.

Sundance 2013 Announces Premieres ('The Inevitable Defeat' & Anita Hill Doc Make The Cut)

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  • December 3, 2012 4:15 PM
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Cicely Tyson Returning To Broadway After 30 Years To Star In 'The Trip to Bountiful' Revival

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 3, 2012 3:28 PM
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This is big news!

Hatian Filmmaker Raoul Peck Honored w/ French Coalition For Cultural Diversity Award

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 3, 2012 2:58 PM
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Haitian director, screenwriter and producer Raoul Peck, Canadian politician Louise Beaudoin, and ASPAS, the South American Cinema foundation, will be honored with French Coalition for Cultural Diversity awards - an organization and annual award that aim to defend and promote cultural diversity. 
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Sundance 2013 Preview: John Akomfrah's 'Stuart Hall Project'

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  • December 3, 2012 2:27 PM
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French-Martinican Rapper/Actor Joeystarr Shows His Softer Side In New Rom-Com 'Max'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 3, 2012 1:02 PM
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French-Martinican rapper/actor Didier Morville (aka Joeystarr) stars in this romantic comedy titled Max, which follows the story of a young girl who sets her single father up with a prostitute, as, as you' expect, things get a bit complicated. 
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Wendell Pierce, Erika Alexander Join Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer In 'Elsa & Fred'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 3, 2012 12:17 PM
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Production has begun on a remake of the 2005 Spanish/Argentine film, Elsa & Fred, with Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer starring in the romantic comedy, which Michael Radford is directing.

Forest Whitaker Now Attached To Star In Kasi Lemmons' 'Black Nativity' Musical

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  • December 3, 2012 11:35 AM
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Marvin Gaye's Family Rejects Lenny Kravitz Casting In Biopic + Taking Legal Action To Block

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 3, 2012 11:16 AM
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And so it begins... This must happen every single time a biopic on the life of a public personality (in this case, a black public personality - alive or dead) is announced and/or cast.

Sidney Poitier To Publish First Sci-Fi Novel

  • By Sergio
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  • December 3, 2012 8:57 AM
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Legend Sidney Poitier has already published two highly regarded and successful books of memoirs. Now he's venturing into a whole new field altogether.