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Preview 'Hidden Colors 2: The Triumph Of Melanin' (What They Didn't Teach You In History Class)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 14, 2012 12:16 PM
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From author, radio and director Tariq Nasheed, comes the documentary, Hidden Colors 2: The Triumph Of Melanin, a sequel to last year's Hidden Colors: The Untold History Of People Of Aboriginal, Moor, and African Descent.

John Akomrah's Next Project 'Peripeteia' (Based On 16th century Painting) To Premiere At Toronto

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 14, 2012 11:45 AM
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It was in March that we alerted you to British/Ghanaian filmmaker John Akomfrah's latest work since last year's The Nine Muses - discussed and reviewed it on the old S&A site HERE.

Erykah Badu, Roger Guenveur Smith To Star In Adaptation Of Art World Thriller 'Maker Of Saints'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 14, 2012 10:57 AM
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Erykah Badu and Roger Guenveur Smith are attached to star in an adaptation of author Thulani Davis' novel, Maker Of Saints, from a script adapted by Thulani Davis and Joy Lusco Kecken, and to be directed by Gary Grieg.

Robert De Niro Asks 50 Cent To 'Snort The F*****g Line' In New 'Freelancers' Red-Band Clip

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  • August 14, 2012 10:20 AM
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On-Set Photo Shows Production For F. Gary Gray's N.W.A. Film Is Underway (Pic)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 14, 2012 9:49 AM
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It looks like F. Gary Gray has his cast for the his upcoming NWA project, Straight Outta Compton - another one of those "in limbo" biopics I wrote about a little bit ago that's apparently now on its way to becoming realized, if the above photo is any indication.

Jamie Foxx Will Direct A Short Film Under Ron Howard's Tutelage For Project Imaginat10n

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 14, 2012 9:26 AM
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Canon U.S.A., Inc. announced today the first photography-inspired film festival in history, aligning with five artists/creators who will direct short films under the tutelage of Ron Howard.
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Zoe Saldana Is Apparently Taking Over For Mary J. Blige To Play Nina Simone

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 13, 2012 11:05 PM
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Oprah Winfrey Producing Film Based On 'Edgar Sawtelle' w/ Wentworth Miller In Talks To Adapt

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 13, 2012 8:03 PM
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When Oprah Winfrey likes a book, she definitely likes a book. An avid reader, some 8 or so books from her famous Book Club have been adapted to film; so if you're an author with a novel, and it somehow grabs Oprah's attention, there's a good chance it will become a film. Meaning, dump those scripts and start penning novels!

Tyler Perry Taking Indefinite Break From Stage To Focus On 'Some Major Projects' (Like What?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 13, 2012 5:30 PM
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I don’t know if you remember this or not, but around 2005 I took off from touring my Madea plays for about 5 years. During that time, I was working mostly on movies and TV shows. Well, as much as I love to be out on stage and doing a live Madea show, the time has come again for me to take a long break from the stage. I have some major projects that I'm working on that will require a lot of my time and effort. Just know that I did not want to stop this tour until I had hit as many cities as possible. So I'm going to finish out this Fall leg of the tour and then take a long break.

Acclaimed Documentary 'An African Election' To Premiere On TV Nationally On October 1

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  • August 13, 2012 3:53 PM
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