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Nollywood Director Kunle Afolayan Talks Newly-Launched $100,000 Afrinolly Short Film Competition

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 13, 2012 9:15 AM
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Announced yesterday... Nollywood director Kunle Afolayan and actress Stephanie Linus have teamed to launch a new short film competition called the Afrinolly Short Film Competition, with the goal being to help cultivate the next generation of African filmmakers, to expand the conversations on issues about the African continent via stories told by Africans, and to motivate and reward young and emerging filmmakers who exhibit exceptional narrative skills.

Kevin Clash 'Highly Unlikely' To Return To 'Sesame Street'

  • By Sergio
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  • November 13, 2012 8:38 AM
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In the followup to my item yesterday about the sex abuse scandal involving Kevin Clash of Sesame Street most people were outraged though some commenters, here on S & A and elsewhere, wanted to gave him the benefit of the doubt.

Loretta Devine, Ernie Hudson Join Cast Of George C. Wolfe's Hilary Swank Drama 'You're Not You'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 12, 2012 8:01 PM
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Loretta Devine and Ernie Hudson have joined the cast of George C. Wolfe's drama titled You're Not You, which stars Hilary Swank.

Preview Whimsical Short FIlm 'Sweet Honey Chile' by Talibah Newman

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • November 12, 2012 7:47 PM
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Talibah Newman, a filmmaker we've profiled previously on the site for her short film Busted on Brigham Lane, is now looking to complete her next project, a whimsical short called Sweet Honey Chile:

Cinedigm Entertainment Acquires North American Rights To Geoffrey Fletcher’s 'Violet & Daisy' For 2013

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 12, 2012 5:00 PM
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Finally!

ADIFF 2012 Preview: Good-Looking Trailer For Afro-Colombian Coming Of Age Entry 'La Playa D.C.'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 12, 2012 3:34 PM
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New Yorkers will be extremely pleased to learn that Juan Andrés Arango's La Playa D.C., will screen at the African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) - the festival's 20th edition, to be held in Manhattan from November 23 to December 9. 

Watch Trailer For Sci-Fi Short Film (Soon To Be Feature) 'Noon' (Set In Militarized Immigration Checkpoint)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 12, 2012 2:31 PM
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Trailer for an upcoming short film titled Noon, which I'm told by the filmmaker (Kasra Farahani) that it's actually a scene from a completed feature script.

Veteran Nigerian Filmmaker Tunde Kelani Talks Adapting 3 Novels By Nigerian Authors & Nollywood's Future

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 12, 2012 1:06 PM
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Good interview with veteran Nigerian filmmaker, Tunde Kelani chatting with Smart Monkey TV on a number of issues, including how piracy ate into profits for his last film Maami; on piracy in Nollywood, which, as we've noted in past posts, is major problem for Nollywood movies, especially when they leave Nigeria, and travel the international marketplace, where the filmmakers lose control, and thus profits; the three book adaptions he's currently working on (which I was excited to hear about); why his films feature strong women characters; and the future of Nollywood, as he sees it, given the pessimism over piracy, international rejection of Nollywood standards of filmmaker, and more.

Nollywood's Kunle Afolayan, Stephanie Linus Launch $100,000 Short Film Competition For African Filmmakers

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 12, 2012 11:35 AM
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Nollywood director Kunle Afolayan and actress Stephanie Linus have teamed to launch a new short film competition called the Afrinolly Short Film Competition, with the goal being to help cultivate the next generation of African filmmakers, to expand the conversations on issues about the African continent via stories told by Africans, and to motivate and reward young and emerging filmmakers who exhibit exceptional narrative skills.

Call for Entries: Rotterdam Producers Fellowship 2013 (Deadline Imminent!)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 12, 2012 11:32 AM
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Email I received says deadline is this Friday, November 16, so you don't have much time! One past participant whose name you'd recognize is Nekisa Cooper (Pariah); also Jason Orans for Tanya Hamilton's Night Catches Us.