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

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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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.

Rick McCallum Exits Lucasfilm To Make Indies w/ David Oyelowo & On Sierra Leone Child Soldiers

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 2, 2012 5:53 PM
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Since completing Red Tails, McCallum has relocated to Prague, his wife's native country, and he is now in development of a slate of smaller, independent films that more closely resemble the projects he was involved with prior to his association with Lucasfilm. "I have a Russian film about the Babi Yar Massacre in development that is being directed by Sergei Loznitsa. I am also working with Tomás Masín on a Czech story about two brothers who escaped Czechoslovakia during the Cold War while being chased by 28,000 Soviet soldiers in what is still the largest manhunt in history. I'm also working on a film with David Oyelowo and developing a film with Laurence Bowen about the Boy Soldiers of Sierra Leone."

Video Report On World Premiere Of Kenyan *Superhero* Drama 'Leo' In Nairobi

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 2, 2012 5:09 PM
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Recapping... Directed by Jinna Mutune, the film is titled Leo, a film about a Kenyan boy who dreams of becoming a comic book superhero... Though the boy ends up realizing that there's more than one way to be a superhero.

The Fugees' Pras Michel Suing Over Ownership Of Somali Pirates Doc

  • By Sergio
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  • December 2, 2012 4:02 PM
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Like most lawsuits this one gets somewhat complicated. So let me try to explain it in a clear and understandable way

Comedy Sketch Web Series 'Last Laff' Premiering in Dec

  • By Sergio
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  • November 30, 2012 8:10 PM
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Chicago based filmmaker Maurice Dortch , who we last profiled HERE about his short film Don't Bite The Apple last year, is the executive producer for a new comedy sketch web series Last Laff, which will premiere in December

Coming Soon: 'Milli Vanilli' The Experimental Opera... aka 'WOW' (Details...)

  • By Courtney
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  • November 30, 2012 7:18 PM
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We almost skipped the below press release from BRIC Arts | Media House in Brooklyn, when a closer read was encouraged, to reveal this, about midway through it:

Nice! Julius Onah Tapped By J.J. Abrams To Direct Sci-Fi Thriller 'God Particle' For Paramount

  • By Courtney
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  • November 30, 2012 5:25 PM
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GREAT Look for Mr Julius Onah! This is pretty big!

ADIFF 2012 - Philippe Niang's Epic 'Toussaint L'Ouverture' Makes Its NY Premiere; Got Tickets?

  • By Courtney
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  • November 30, 2012 3:10 PM
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Well, New York, you've been asking for it, and as the saying goes, as and you shall receive (some of the time); Philippe Niang's much-anticipated 3-hour epic drama, Toussaint L'Ouverture, that got the black blogosphere uber-excited when we first wrote about it over a year ago, will finally be making its NEW YORK PREMIERE tomorrow night, December 1, as a centerpiece film at the ongoing African Diaspora International Film Festival.