Shadow and Act

Multi-Racial 'Streetcar Name Desire' Revival Producer Prepping 'Black Orpheus' For Broadway Run

  • By Courtney
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  • September 25, 2012 2:54 PM
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It was in the summer of 2010 when we announced that Tony Award winning choreographer and director, Bill T. Jones' (Fela!) intended to bring Black Orpheus to the Broadway stage as a musical.

Is Beyonce Off The 'A Star Is Born' Project?

  • By Sergio
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  • September 25, 2012 1:44 PM
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Is Bey Bey off the long-in-gestation A Star Is Born remake project? Maybe, according to director Clint Eastwood.

Penny Marshall Directing A Dennis Rodman Documentary + Effa Manley Project In Development

  • By Courtney
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  • September 25, 2012 1:32 PM
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Lately, she has been working on a documentary about the basketball player Dennis Rodman, some of which she has been shooting via Skype. That came up because a) Ms. Marshall is a big sports fan. ("You can yell and scream at a game and no one's taking you away in a white coat.") And b) "I have a little radar to the insane," she said. "They seek me out. Dennis and his agent asked if I would do a documentary."

Trailer For 'We Are Legion: The Story Of The Hacktivists' (Opens In NYC & LA In October)

  • By Courtney
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  • September 25, 2012 1:02 PM
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When I read about radical movements like these, one of the first things I think about is how much involvement there is from people of color, especially black people, since that's the group we're most interested in here. I watch the trailer below for this upcoming new documentary, and it's completely devoid of any non-white faces, even though its subject matter is one that I think speaks to a familiar history of struggle against authority and revolution, in a fight for rights.

Trailer For Documentary 'Africa Straight Up' From Africa.com

  • By Courtney
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  • September 25, 2012 12:28 PM
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As a nod to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s danger of a single story comes a documentary series from Africa.com titled Africa Straight Up. 

Ashley Walters Reveals 'Doctor Who' Role + Shopping 'Entourage' Meets 'Hustle' Project

  • By Courtney
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  • September 25, 2012 10:38 AM
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Ashley Walters has revealed that he'll appear in the hit BBC show Doctor Who for next season/series.

Jamaica 50th Film Showcase - Saluting Jamaican Film Artists Through Film At TIFF Bell Lightbox

  • By Courtney
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  • September 25, 2012 10:00 AM
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September 24, 2012 - Jubilance and celebrations continue to abound for all that is Jamaica. Now enters Jamaica 50th Film Showcase; a cinematic celebration featuring a potpourri of films that chronicles a unique history since the country’s independence and beyond. United Achievers’ Community Services Inc. in association with the Jamaica 50 Celebration Inc. is hosting the Jamaica 50th Film Showcase saluting Jamaican Film Artists through Film.

Andrea Lewis Hits The Stage In NYC In 'It Takes A Village To Raise Hell'

  • By Courtney
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  • September 25, 2012 9:40 AM
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You'll remember the What's Your Story? contribution from actress/singer Andrea Lewis, an alum of Degrassi The Next Generation, posted on this site earlier this year.

Take A Peek At Production Set Photos From 'Black Girl In Paris'

  • By Sergio
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  • September 25, 2012 8:32 AM
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Well I figured that it wouldn't take long.

Livestream 'Mr. SOUL!: Ellis Haizlip & The Birth of Black Power TV' Kickstarter Launch Party Tonight

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • September 24, 2012 6:00 PM
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Today signals the start of the project’s Kickstarter campaign to raise $75,000 towards principal photography. The film is in the early stages of production with roughly 30 hours of footage shot, including interviews with Ashford & Simpson, Harry Belafonte, Abiodun Oyewole and Umar Bin Hassan of The Last Poets, and Novella Nelson.