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Vimeo Gets Into Pay-Per-View Movie Biz; Launches Venture w/ 6 Hand-Picked Feature Films

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 14, 2012 10:57 AM
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It really shouldn't be much of a surprise. It seems like a natural progression; every online social media/media sharing site will likely get into the VOD game. And Vimeo is one of the biggies, so why not? Especially since YouTube has been doing this for sometime now.

Exclusive: Omar Epps, Mekhi Phifer, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Keri Hilson Set For 'Mooz-Lum' Director Qasim Basir's 'Destined'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 13, 2012 9:38 PM
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It was almost exactly 1 year ago, when we announced that Qasim Basir (on the heels of the home video release of his feature film directorial debut Mooz-Lum) had officially begun prepping his next film - a drama titled simply Destined.

Omari Hardwick, Nelly Starring In Indie Drama 'Reach Me' w/ Sylvester Stallone

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 13, 2012 9:07 PM
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Omari Hardick and rapper-turned-actor Nelly, are part of an ensemble cast of actors including Sylvester Stallone, Elizabeth Henstridge, Danny Aiello and Rebekah Chaney, who will star in the indie drama titled Reach Me, written and directed by John Herzfeld (15 Minutes, The Death and Life of Bobby Z).

An Apparent Slave Inspection In On-Set Photos From Cuba Gooding Jr.'s 'Something Whispered'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 13, 2012 6:50 PM
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Some not-too exciting photos (above and below) from the set of Cuba Gooding Jr.'s next project, Something Whispered, set in 1850, which centers on a man named Samuel (Gooding), who attempts to free his family from institutionalized slavery, intent on escaping from the tobacco plantation they have been forced to call their home for two generations.

Kevin Clash's Accuser Recants Sex Abuse Claim - But Is It Too Late?

  • By Sergio
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  • November 13, 2012 6:35 PM
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There has been a dramatic new development regarding the Kevin Clash sex scandal, that has now turned everything upside down.

On VOD - Snag Films-Distributed Dramedy 'We Made A Movie'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 13, 2012 5:56 PM
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It made its online premiere in mid-September on Snag Films (the parent company of IndieWire), and is also available via several VOD platforms like iTunes, Amazon.com, Vudu, X-Box and others.
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Preview Intriguing Feature Doc 'Empire' (The Unintended Consequences Of Dutch Colonialism)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 13, 2012 5:10 PM
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The Empire project is a documentary series from Dutch-American filmmakers Eline Jongsma, Kel O'Neill which centers on what they call the unintended consequences of Dutch colonialism, asking the question: Has colonization brought only misery?

Feature Doc 'Let's Bow Our Heads & Segregate' Asks Why The Church Is Most Segregated Major Institution

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 13, 2012 4:00 PM
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We featured Harare, Zimbabwe-born director Brian Chinhema's last work, a 2010 feature doc titled Multiracial Identity, on the old S&A site; now Brian informs he is currently in production for his next film, also a documentary, this time tackling identity in another form - religion.

Chicago Engagement Of Restored 'Nothing But A Man' In Dec.

  • By Sergio
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  • November 13, 2012 3:36 PM
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Two weeks ago, Tambay wrote about the upcoming New York theatrical engagement of a new restored print of Michael Roemer's 1964's film, Nothing But a Man (HERE) this month. Fortunately New Yorkers won't be the only lucky ones.

New On DVD, Bu-ray: '2 Days In New York' (Chris Rock, July Delpy Star)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 13, 2012 1:34 PM
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If you haven't seen 2 Days In New York yet, or just want to own a hard copy of it, you should know that it's been released on DVD and Blu-ray today (although it's been available as a VOD rental since summer, and was released in theaters).