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Call For Filmmaking Proposals ($19 Million Initiative, Open To African, Caribbean Filmmakers)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 9, 2012 12:40 PM
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Information you can use, courtesy of an email from our friends at Screen Africa; it sounds like a combo filmmakers lab/co-production, distribution market:

Robert Johnson Talks Image Ent/Acorn Media Acquisition; Wants To Emulate Tyler Perry’s Appeal

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 9, 2012 12:12 PM
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With the recent announcement that Robert Johnson's RLJ Acquisitions had formally completed the purchase of Image Entertainment and Acorn Media, creating RLJ Entertainment Inc., a "formidable" indie distribution company, as they labeled it, in an interview after the October 3rd announcement, Robert Johnson talked in detail, in an interview, about the newly formed company's plans.

'Winnie' Director Signs Up For Found-Footage Thriller Set In 'South African Wilderness'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 9, 2012 11:28 AM
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South African filmmaker Darrell Roodt (also the director of Winnie - the Jennifer Hudson Winnie Mandela film) has signed on to direct a found-footage thriller that will be set in South Africa - Johannesburg specifically, from a script penned by an American screenwriter, Tyler Hisel, titled Safari.

BBC Presents - African Perspective: 'Lipstick Evangelists'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 9, 2012 10:37 AM
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Here's a story idea here worth exploring, for all you filmmakers, whether you work in scripted or documentary filmmaking.

'The Paperboy' Is Lee Daniels' Worst Box Office Opening Weekend Performer... But Not By Much

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 8, 2012 7:32 PM
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In so-called specialty box office for the weekend... 2 films that opened Stateside on Friday, in limited release.

Shadow & Act Black Filmmakers To Watch: Russ Parr

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 8, 2012 5:50 PM
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First... rehashing changes I previously noted about the annual Shadow & Act Black Filmmakers To Watch series in the announcement I posted about 4 weeks ago, if only for those who missed it to catch up (you can skip the next 2 paragraphs, if you've already read them).

Film Not Out Yet But Soundtrack For 'Kirikou And The Men And Women' Now Available

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 8, 2012 4:58 PM
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As announced a year or so ago, the pint-sized Senegalese hero Kirikou is returning for yet another animated adventure titled Kirikou et les hommes et les femmes (Kirikou And The Men And Women) - this, however, will be the first film in the franchise to be produced in stereoscopic 3D, a format French director Michel Ocelot used for the first time on Tales of the Night (2011).

71 Countries Vie For 2012 Foreign Language Film Oscar (Kenya Is A First-Timer)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 8, 2012 3:55 PM
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We've already highlighted 2 of the submissions below that fall under the African Diaspora category: Said Ould-Khelifa's Zabana! representing Algeria, and David Tosh Gitonga's Nairobi Half Life, representing Kenya.

Justin Guarini Is 'Super Fly' In Upcoming Bill T. Jones Broadway-Aimed Musical + Pics

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 8, 2012 12:50 PM
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It's been about a year since we last wrote about this upcoming stage musical (aimed for Broadway), courtesy of Tony Award winner, Bill T. Jones; but we've definitely been keeping up with its progress. After all, it's not everyday that Super Fly is adapted for the stage as a musical; and we've also living in a time when Hollywood adaptations of successful stage musicals are so uncommon - even those that are based on original films (see 2009's Nine, which was based on the stage musical of the same name, which itself was based on Federico Fellini's master film work, 8/12). 

Director Rob Cohen Talks 'xXx' Threequel (Will Be 3D, w/ Vin Diesel, Brother/Sister Villains, More)

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  • October 8, 2012 12:07 PM
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It was about a year ago when Vin Diesel told us that we should expect to see him in at least 1 more (if not 2) Fast & Furious movies, 1 more xXx flick, and 1 (maybe 2) more Riddick pictures.