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'BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez' - Feature Doc On Poet Currently In Production, Gets Funding Boost

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 11, 2012 12:15 PM
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Lots of good-looking documentaries on the horizon on some of our most cherished personalities, from Shola Lynch's upcoming Angela Davis project, to this one from directors Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater.

Call For Submissions: 2012 Toronto CaribbeanTales Market Incubator Program (Deadline Imminent)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 11, 2012 11:05 AM
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Call For Submissions: 2012 Toronto Incubator Program

President Obama's Half Brother To Appear In Anti-Obama Doc

  • By Sergio
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  • July 10, 2012 11:26 PM
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Talk about a cheap shot!

Reggie Gaskins' Feature Film 'The Lying Truth' To Open Theatrically This Month

  • By Sergio
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  • July 10, 2012 9:55 PM
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Actor/screenwriter/director Reggie Gaskins' second feature film, The Lying Truth (is it just me or doesn't that sound like the title for an Oscar Micheaux film?) will make its first limited threatical run, starting on July 27 at the Nova Cinemas in Fort Pierce, FL.

Submission Deadline For 2012 BronzeLens Film Fest Extended To July 16

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 8:33 PM
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A little late on this, but you've got 6 more days to send your entries in for consideration if you haven't already, and are interested:

Tyler Perry Celebrates 20 Years In Show Business Today - Join Him!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 6:41 PM
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I actually had a moment when I thought, wait a minute, his first film was released in 2005, so either his math is faulty, or I'm missing something. Then I realized, oh yeah, he's been on the black theater circuit for a long time now - since 1992, when he was just a young 22 years old who'd bought into the so-called Horatio Alger myth, hustling like a beaast in Atlanta, trying to make something of himself, and climb society's socioeconomic ladder.

New On DVD - Spike Lee Exec Produced 'You’re Nobody ’til Somebody Kills You'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 5:20 PM
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New On DVD Today - 'Kassim The Dream' (From Child Soldier To Champion Boxer)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 3:08 PM
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It actually had a limited theatrical run in 2009, but it's only now getting a DVD release, 3 years later.

The New Head Of Drama Programming At NBC Is A Black Woman

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 2:14 PM
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What this means in the larger scheme of things remains to be seen; I just don't have enough info currently to make any assessments. But it's good news, and certainly great for Pearlena Igbokwe. 

New In Theaters this Weekend: 'The Obama Effect' (Charles Dutton, Vanessa Calloway, Megan Good)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 1:21 PM
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It's titled The Obama Effect, directed by Charles S. Dutton (he also stars it by the way), and co-stars Vanessa Bell Calloway, Katt Williams, Megan Good, Wesley Jonathan and Glynn Turman.