Shadow and Act

Kidman Takes A Stand On The N-Word

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • October 4, 2012 10:26 AM
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I thought a short Los Angeles Times piece posed some interesting questions about artist and their beliefs.  In the article they talk about a bit of a stand-off between Nicole Kidman, and actor and Lee Daniels, her director.

John Singleton 'Hustle and Flow' Lawsuit Set For Trial

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • October 4, 2012 9:48 AM
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John Singleton's lawsuit against Paramount Pictures and MTV Films will go to trial.  Singleton alleges that the studio reneged on their contract for Hustle and Flow, which stipulated that two additional films would be produced.  The additional two films; an unspecified film by Dee Ray Davis and a Tracy Morgan concert film directed by Spike Lee. 

Martin Luther King Jr, Nelson Mandela, Fiery Talk About Abolishing Slavery In New 'Lincoln' Trailer

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 3, 2012 11:56 PM
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Many of you weren't too impressed with the first trailer, based on the comments you left; well, how about this one, which aired during tonight's presidential debate?

Film Africa, London's Largest Annual African Film Festival, Returns November 1 To 11

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 3, 2012 8:29 PM
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This is just a tease, not the full lineup.

ESPN 30 For 30 Feature Doc 'Broke' Now Available On iTunes (Athletes & Their Money Problems)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 3, 2012 7:30 PM
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From ESPN Films comes a feature-length documentary that aims to provide insight into why 60 percent of NBA players, and 78 percent of NFL players go broke (hence the title) within five years of retirement.
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Watch Simple, Effective Trailer For Award Winning Short Film 'And I On The Opposite Shore'

  • By Sergio
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  • October 3, 2012 6:08 PM
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Here's the very simple, but effective trailer for the short film, And I On The Opposite Shore, written, produced and directed by New York City-based filmmaker, Mozell Miley-Bailey, whose previous film, Paris Periherique, won the short film narrative award at the 2011 Harlem International Film Festival.

Philippe Niang's 'Toussaint L’Ouverture' Wins Big At 2012 Trinidad+Tobago Film Fest (List Of Winners)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 3, 2012 6:07 PM
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On Sunday, September 30, the 2012 Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival held its annual gala awards ceremony at the National Academy for the Performing Arts in Port-of-Spain.

Robert Johnson's Acquisition Of Image Ent, Acorn Media Complete! Creates Formidable Indie Distributor

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 3, 2012 5:29 PM
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It was in April when Robert Johnson's plans to acquire Image Entertainment and Acorn Media Group, to create what was deemed a "formidable independent distributor," were revealed. 

BUFF 2012 Preview: 'Eastside Story' (Doc Looks At Controversial London Academy For Black Boys)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 3, 2012 4:35 PM
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The 2012 British Urban Film Festival, which, for the first time, will allow audiences to watch some of this year’s program of films online (YES!), runs from October 12-14.

SAG-AFTRA Clarifies 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' Actors' SAG Awards Ineligibility Report

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 3, 2012 3:59 PM
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See our Monday post on this HERE to catch up.