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Sundance Institute Reveals 2012 Documentary Edit & Story Labs Projects ('Sembene!' Makes The Cut)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 19, 2012 9:33 AM
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A few projects on this list immediately caught my eye, and I'll further investigate each and profile here later (the Ousmane Sembene doc definitely is one to watch from here on, and I'm glad it's receiving the kind of broader attention).

Meet Bolaji Badejo - The 7ft 2in Nigerian Actor Who Played The Alien In 1979's 'Alien'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 18, 2012 9:00 PM
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It never occurred to me to browse through the credits of Ridley Scott's 1979 classic sci-fi/horror flick Alien, to find out who was underneath that monstrous Alien suit.

Official Poster Debut For Spike Lee's 'Red Hook Summer'

  • By Courtney
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  • June 18, 2012 7:02 PM
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Here's the poster debut for Spike Lee's much-talked about upcoming next joint, Red Hook Summer, which will be released on August 10 in the USA.

Jamie Foxx, Chris Rock, Idris Elba Reportedly Circling Lead Role In 'Intouchables' Remake

  • By Courtney
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  • June 18, 2012 5:10 PM
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We already know that The Weinstein Company (TWC) is moving full speed ahead with a remake of the French blockbuster hit The Intouchables, with Bridesmaids director Paul Feig is in early negotiations to direct the English-language remake for The Weinstein Company, and Colin Firth in early talks to star in the role played by François Cluzet.

It's Official: Mike Tyson's 1-Man Show Will Play On Broadway This Fall w/ Spike Lee Directing

  • By Courtney
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  • June 18, 2012 3:22 PM
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It was revealed (but not confirmed) last week that Mike Tyson's Las Vegas one-man show, The Undisputed Truth, would be heading to Broadway under Spike Lee's direction.
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Award-Winning Doc 'The Witches Of Gambaga' Now For Sale On DVD

  • By Courtney
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  • June 18, 2012 2:54 PM
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A controversial documentary we have profiled in the recent past - The Witches of Gambaga - is now available to buy on DVD, in both PAL and NTSC formats. To purchase, go to the production company's website HERE and follow the simple instructions to buy a DVD easily via PayPal, credit card, or debit card.

Watch First Trailer For 'Les Seigneurs' ('The Lords') - Omar Sy's Next Film

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 18, 2012 2:19 PM
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Watch Vanessa Williams, Rockmond Dunbar In Clips From Roger Bobb's Debut "Raising Izzie"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 18, 2012 1:49 PM
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Former Executive Vice President of Tyler Perry Studios, Roger Bobb, who left the company earlier last year to start his own film production company called Bobcat Films, is making his feature film directorial debut with a project titled Raising Izzie - a film that's based on the grand-prize winning script of the 1st annual GMC Faith & Family Screenplay Competition last year, and that will premiere on the GMC (Gospel Music Channel) this July.

Award-Winning Doc 'Family Portrait In Black & White' Getting US Theatrical Release

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 18, 2012 1:19 PM
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I didn't get to see this at the Sundance Film Festival this year, but it's definitely of interest; I'll be checking out a screener of it soon enough, and share my thoughts here.

Trailer For 'Fire With Fire' - 50 Cent Collab w/ Rosario Dawson, Bruce Willis, Josh Duhamel

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 18, 2012 12:41 PM
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"They'll spend a $120 million on a film or a whole bunch of money making a film and then a whole bunch of money promoting it a year before it actually comes out, and the money they get back in theaters is just the money they spent... And then it goes to dvd and everything is profit there. Some of the movies I've done recently, I was financing and I've already seen a 60 percent return on what I've [been] involved with. They don't understand, they're looking at it and going, 'Well, it went straight-to-dvd,' and they don't realize I'm gonna get another $800,000 off each one of these projects. You can sit there and say 'It went straight-to-dvd'... my ass... They'll try to figure a way to discredit whatever you do because I come from that. I have a lot, so I'm conditioned to the people who haven't been through that and can't get to the next level...