Shadow and Act

Trailer Premiere For Noel Clarke's Sci-Fi Horror "Storage 24"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 10, 2012 12:09 PM
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First profiled on this site last May, Brit renaissance man (director, writer, actor, producer, playwright, and who knows what else), Noel Clarke's sci-fi horror movie that he's been super-secretive about titled Storage 24 now has a trailer, which Clarke himself tweeted about moments ago.

Naturi Naughton Workshopping Tupac Musical + Co-Stars w/ Kimberly Elise In Indie Drama "Highland Park"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 10, 2012 11:38 AM
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A film based on the late rapper/actor's life is still in Limbo (Antoine Fuqua was to direct it, and even began the casting process last spring, but nothing came from that, and Fuqua left the project; John Singleton then was said to have taken over for Fuqua, but then he left the project as well); but a Tupac Shakur stage musical is indeed in the works with Kenny Leon (maybe the most popular black director working on Broadway right now; although there aren't exactly many of them) helming.

"Woman Thou Art Loosed!: On the 7th Day" Begins Run Of 5 "Black Films" Opening In Month Of April; A Record?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 10, 2012 10:00 AM
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It just hit me that there are at least 4... actually 5 (thanks to reader Kevin for adding the last title as you'll read in the comments section below) "black films" opening in theaters in the USA this month! That must be a record or something right?

Phylicia Rashad To Direct Stage Play "Immediate Family" For The Goodman Theatre

  • By Sergio
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  • April 10, 2012 8:50 AM
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You can now add the title of theater director to the very long list of credits for actress Phylicia Rashad. The prestigious Goodman Theatre in Chicago announced yesterday that Ms. Rashad will direct a new production of the new play Immediate Family which will run at the Goodman from June 2 - July 8th.

Funding Boost For "12 Years A Slave" + Details On Characters To Be Played By Fassbender & Pitt

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 9, 2012 8:25 PM
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Finally some news on this project...

Paula Patton Will Be Denzel Washington's Love Interest In "2 Guns"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 9, 2012 4:50 PM
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Paula Patton is "in talks" to join Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg in 2 Guns - a film adaptation of Steven Grant's graphic novel published by Boom! Studios.

Forest Whitaker Reveals Plot Specifics For "The Butler" + Talks Kony Project & More...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 9, 2012 4:38 PM
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Was reading THIS Vanity Fair profile of Forest Whitaker and picked up some items worth repeating here on S&A; specifically about projects Whitaker is attached to star in/direct.

Black Public Media's Paid 12-Wk Digital Media Arts Fellowship For Producers Of African Descent (Deadline Imminent)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 9, 2012 2:38 PM
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News on the march...! I first posted this in February; here's a reminder, as you've got exactly 1 week to submit your applications if you haven't and are interested:

Preview Spiritual Drama "A Beautiful Soul" (Directed By Jeff Byrd, w/ Harry Lennix, Vanessa Bell Calloway)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 9, 2012 1:42 PM
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From producer/writer/director Jeff Byrd (brother of casting director Twinkie Byrd - Sparkle, Jumping The Broom & more - whom I interviewed last week; post coming soon) comes what he's describing as "an urban contemporary re-telling of “It’s a Wonderful Life," titled A Beautiful Soul.

Searing Indie Drama "Changing the Game" (Starring Tony Todd, Irma P. Hall) Gets Theatrical Release

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 9, 2012 11:56 AM
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An indie project we previously profiled is getting a theatrical release next month!