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Robert Townsend, Isiah Thomas Open Casting For Basketball Players For Roles In 'Playin’ For Love'

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  • November 2, 2012 12:31 PM
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Robert Townsend and Isiah Thomas Hold Auditions for Basketball Players in Community Film Initiative that Promotes Non-Violence

Preview Stark 'Living/Building' (A Thorough Look At Technological Change In A Remote Part Of Chad)

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  • November 2, 2012 12:14 PM
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A feature documentary titled, Living/Building, that's been buzzed about a bit this year, on the international film circuit, from 20-year-old French director Clemence Ancelin, making her feature film debut.

Matthew Cherry's Family Drama 'The Last Fall' Extended An Additional Week At Rave, LA

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  • November 2, 2012 11:37 AM
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Matthew Cherry's The Last Fall, which stars Lance Gross and Nicole Beharie, began its theatrical run exactly a week ago, Friday, October 26th, in Los Angeles, at the Rave Cinemas in the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw plaza.

Watch Guggenheim fellow Yoruba Richen's Short Doc On The Black Vote For Gay Marriage

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  • November 2, 2012 11:20 AM
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A short doc from filmmaker Yoruba Richen - a name we've mentioned quite often on this site; most recently, she was honored with the Creative Promise Award at Tribeca All Access for her upcoming new documentary, The New Black, which explores "the complicated histories of the African American and LGBT civil rights movements."

AFM News: 'Walk Among Tombstones' Financed, w/ Feb. 2013 Shoot Set; Is TJ On-board For The Ride?

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  • November 2, 2012 10:33 AM
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Updates on this project (an adaptation of A Walk Among The Tombstones), which Sergio first alerted you to last year (June 2011), and I updated you on in the spring of this year, when there was some movement on it; although nothing definite.

IndieGoGo Campaign For Web Series 'Kiki My Everyday Struggle'

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  • November 2, 2012 10:17 AM
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Columbia College Film School graduate, and now Florida-based filmmaker, Rachel Benjamin, currently has an IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds for this new Web series titled, Kiki My Everyday Struggle.

AFM News: Danny Glover, Derek Luke Will Play Prison Inmates In 3D Drama 'Long Day Journey'

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  • November 2, 2012 9:56 AM
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More news from the ongoing American Film Market (AMF)...

GOP's Desperate Last Gasp Ad To Get One Black Vote...

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  • November 2, 2012 9:14 AM
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So you may recall that, this past summer, I wrote an item about Willard "Mitt" Romney's ad that was aimed at potential black voters. Both of them. (HERE)

Release Date For Military Drama 'Allegiance' (Bow Wow, Malik Yoba) Moved Forward 1 Week

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  • November 1, 2012 8:03 PM
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Denzel Washington Returning To Broadway In 2014, Teaming w/ Kenny Leon, Scott Rudin

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  • November 1, 2012 6:29 PM
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Everybody's coming to, or returning to Broadway; Oprah Winfrey very recently reiterated her Broadway plans (although she hasn't revealed what work she'll be bringing to the stage) - plans she first revealed about a year ago.