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Watch $40,000 'Enter The Pitch'-Winning Sci-Fi Short Film 'Rahab,' Starring David Oyelowo

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  • November 5, 2012 11:00 AM
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Here's the sci-fi short film David Oyelowo stars in, that we first told you about in July 2011, called Rahab, based on an idea that won the 2011 Enter The Pitch contest.

Zawe Ashton, 'Dreams Of A Life' Receive British Independent Film Awards nominations

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 5, 2012 10:39 AM
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Congrats to Zawe Ashton and Carol Morley for their British Independent Film Awards nominations; Ashton in the Most Promising Newcomer category, although, as Emmnanuel argued in a previous post (HERE), Ashton's been around a bit to be called a newcomer at this point; and the film Ashton was nominated for (critically-acclaimed docu-drama Dreams of a Life) was nominated in the Best Documentary category.

AFM News: Viola Davis Joins Jake Gyllenhaal, Hugh Jackman In Vigilante Thriller 'Prisoner'

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  • November 5, 2012 10:22 AM
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Viola Davis has joined Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Hugh Jackman and Melissa Leo in Dennis Villeneuve's thriller Prisoner.

Another (White) Writer Hired To Pen 'Uptown Saturday Night' Remake Script (Scribe Carousel Continues)

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  • November 2, 2012 8:25 PM
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It's been 10 years since this project entered development limbo, although the jam-packed schedules of Will Smith and Denzel Washington over the years, likely haven't helped either.

Emayatzy Corinealdi, Tyson Beckford Join Cast Of 'Addicted' (2013 Shaping Up To Be A Big Year)

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  • November 2, 2012 7:48 PM
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We can also now add Emayatzy Corinealdi (star of Ava DuVernay's Middle Of Nowhere) and Tyson Beckford to the cast of Lionsgate's big screen adaptation of erotic fiction writer Zane's popular novel Addicted, which follows the trials and tribulations of a successful sex-addicted African American professional woman.

'Zambezia,' 'Zarafa' Among 21 Animated Features Submitted for 'Best' Oscar Consideration

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 2, 2012 6:54 PM
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Three animated feature films we've profiled here on S&A are among twenty-one animated features that have been submitted to the Academy for Best Animated Award Oscar consideration; and those three films are: Adventures in Zambezia, Rise of the Guardians, and Zarafa.

Watch Luisa's Story On Predatory Phone Rates ('Middle Of Nowhere' Social Justice Campaign)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 2, 2012 6:10 PM
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Some back-story... in September, Ava DuVernay's Middle Of Nowhere was shown as testimony at the FCC, as a part of the Wright Petition to end predatory phone rates for incarcerated families; the practice of charging unreasonably high rates of up to $2.99 per minute, to accept calls from loved ones behind bars.

Acclaimed South African Drama 'Otelo Burning' Opens For Week Of Buzz Screenings In NYC

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  • November 2, 2012 2:58 PM
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Vanessa saw Sara Blecher's Otelo Burning at ABFF in July, and reviewed it positively HERE.

First Official Photos Photos Of Gugu Mbatha-Raw As 'Belle'

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  • November 2, 2012 2:08 PM
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Talk Of A New World Order In Ominous Trailer For New Kanye West Film 'Cruel Winter'

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  • November 2, 2012 1:36 PM
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This one is directed by Austin Christianson, and it might mean something more to those of you who keep close tabs on the fabulous life of Mr Kanye West; or it might not.