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Kenyan Director Hawa Essuman Wins Director’s Eye €25,000 Prize For Supernatural Drama 'Djin'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 22, 2012 12:39 PM
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More kudos to Kenyan filmmaker Hawa Essuman's supernatural screenplay titled Djin, which has won the Director’s Eye prize at the 9th African Film Festival of Cordoba (Spain); the award comes with 25,000 euro (or about $32,600) to be used in development.

Cinedigm Bringing Digital Cinema To The Caribbean; Announces Large Scale Deployment

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 22, 2012 12:08 PM
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This is worth noting, as you might recall a report we posted last December that said film/celluloid projection could be a thing os the past by the end of 2015, as the world's theater industry would be entirely digital in the next 3 years.

Preview Award-Winning South African Drama About Curses & Secrets: 'Uhlanga: The Mark'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 22, 2012 11:47 AM
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The trailer could be tighter, but I'm digding the images in front of me, and there's enough intrigue here that I'd like to check out the film in full.

Idris Elba Goes To S. Africa To Shoot 'Mandela,' Directs Music Video As Well (Behind The Scenes)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 22, 2012 11:20 AM
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He's doing a good job of keeping his Nelson Mandela project under-wraps, even as production has been underway for a bit. Little info has surfaced about it, so we've had really nothing of substance to report. 
More: Idris Elba

Pics & Footage From Doc 'Black Sun' (2 Black Astrophysicists Who Chase Total Solar Eclipses)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 22, 2012 10:54 AM
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Here's an update on a feature project we first alerted you to in April, when it launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $10,000 for production.

Sundance Will Return To London In 2013 And 2014

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 22, 2012 10:31 AM
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Brits got to taste Sundance for the first time this year; apparently it was successful/encouraging enough that the Sundance Institute has announced a 2nd and 3rd year of Sundance London.

Paramount Making 'Paranormal Activity 5' + Latino Spin-off Of The Franchise + Reasons For Both

  • By Courtney
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  • October 21, 2012 6:36 PM
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Hot off the presses!

Watch Film Clip From 'Refinding Vera Stark' Based On Lynn Nottage's Play

  • By Sergio
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  • October 21, 2012 3:44 PM
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Pulitzer Prize award winning playwright Lynn Nottage's (Ruined) play, By The Way Meet Vera Stark, about a fictional black actress working as a maid to a fading white Hollywood actress, was a critical and box office Off Broadway smash. 

Watch Animated Prequel To RZA's 'Man With The Iron Fist' (From 'Afro Samurai' Creator)

  • By Courtney
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  • October 21, 2012 1:32 PM
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It's more like a motion-comic than your traditional work of animation.

Photos Of Zoe Saldana On-Set Of Nina Simone Project Surface (What Can We Learn From Them?)

  • By Courtney
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  • October 21, 2012 1:10 PM
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Let me just first say that, in all fairness, we don't know what stage of the make-up process she's in here. So the final *look* after all the work is done (which may or may not include prosthetics), might be very different from what we see here.