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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.

Dubai Special Mention Goes To 'Comrade President' (On Mozambican President Samora Machel)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 17, 2012 11:40 AM
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Congrats to Zimbabwean director Mosco Kamwendo's feature documentary, Comrade President, which won the Muhr AsiaAfrica Documentary Special Mention award at the 9th Dubai International Film Festival, which ended just last night.

RIP Actress, Pioneering Tap Dancer Jeni LeGon

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 17, 2012 11:10 AM
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She actually passed on December 7, but I only just got word of it over the weekend.
More: Jeni LeGon

Projects From K'naan, Chinaka Hodge Are 2 Of 12 Selected For Sundance Screenwriters Lab

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 17, 2012 10:40 AM
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A handful of projects from writers/filmmakers of African descent that we'll be watching and hopefully talking about in the next year or two... or three or four... you know how these things go in indie filmmaking world.

ArtMattan Productions Acquires All USA Rights To Cannes Entries, 'La Pirogue' & 'La Playa D.C.'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 17, 2012 10:15 AM
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This is wonderful news - for the films as well as the company that acquired them!

Will The Connecticut School Shooting Hurt 'Django Unchained'?

  • By Sergio
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  • December 16, 2012 1:53 PM
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Whenever there's an act of horrific violence, such as a mass shooting, some people and the media immediately look at Hollywood as a major culprit.

On Trusting Our Own People To Value & Maintain Our Heritage & Aspects Of Culture...

  • By Courtney
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  • December 15, 2012 11:19 AM
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Wow - I thought this was quite deep. I don't know if Bhanu Athaiya realizes how her action and words could reflect on Indians in general.

Jamie Foxx On Being Black In Hollywood & Consulting w/ Tyler Perry & Spike Lee About 'Django'

  • By Courtney
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  • December 15, 2012 10:27 AM
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A segment of an interview Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington and Leonardo DiCaprio did with Vibe magazine, about Django Unchained, that I thought was worth sharing on a usually dead Saturday morning...