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Oscar Winning "Precious" Screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher Heading To Columbia U To Talk Adapting The Novel

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 4, 2012 1:26 PM
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Join Academy Award-winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' "Discover the Academy" program next Friday, April 13th, at Columbia University, where Mr Fletcher will be speaking to Columbia students about his journey adapting Sapphire's novel Push from book to the screen.

SnagFilms Presents The VOD Premiere Of Alrick Brown's "Kinyarwanda"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 4, 2012 12:58 PM
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Announced in January, SnagFilms (parent company of indieWIRE) acquired exclusive digital rights to Alrick Brown's Rwandan genocide drama Kinyarwanda, AFFRM's sophomore theatical release (how many of you actually saw it?).

Now You Can Watch "Coming To America" On YouTube Thanks To New Licensing Agreement

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 4, 2012 9:55 AM
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I've actually never rented a movie on YouTube, even though the service has been around for a little bit. Have you?

1978 Musical Drama "Stony Island" Comes to DVD for the First Time Ever

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 3, 2012 8:08 PM
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34 years after its original release, Stony Island, the debut feature by Andrew Davis (The Fugitive, Under Seige, Collateral Damage), will be available for the first time on DVD and digital download platforms on April 24.

Controversial Acclaimed Doc "Scenes of a Crime" Held Over in New York for One More Week

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 3, 2012 7:15 PM
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New York audiences will have at least one more week to see Scenes of a Crime, the documentary by Grover Babcock and Blue Hadaech following the interrogation of a man for the murder of his young son.

Patrik-Ian Polk ("Noah's Arc," "Punks") Releases New Comedy "The Skinny"

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 3, 2012 6:43 PM
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Playing in select theaters beginning this Friday is the third feature film from Patrik-Ian Polk, director of LGBT-themed indie films Noah's Arc:Jumping the Broom and Punks, and creator of the Noah's Arc series for the Logo network.

2012 NAMIC (Multi-ethnicity in Communications) Vision Award Nominees Announced

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 3, 2012 6:01 PM
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The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications unveiled its 2012 NAMIC Vision Award nominees earlier today. The award honors original, multi-platform television programing that showcases the lives, essence, ethnic diversity and contributions of people of color globally.
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Military Drama "The American Dream" Screens in Chicago

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 3, 2012 5:54 PM
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The American Dream, the indie drama directed by and starring Jamil Walker Smith as an aspiring filmmaker-turned-marine, makes its way to Chicago theaters April 4 and 5.

Omar Epps to Produce and Star in Romantic Comedy "Between Us"

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 3, 2012 4:07 PM
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Between Us, about "two friends looking for love in the wrong places, with a contemporary twist," is currently in the works from House star Omar Epps at his BrooklynWorks Films production company.

Watch The Breathless Full Trailer For Andrew Dosunmu's "Restless City"

  • By Courtney
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  • April 3, 2012 3:49 PM
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YES! As already announced on S&A, the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement acquired U.S. theatrical rights to 2011 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection, Andrew Dosunmu's Restless City.