Shadow and Act

"Buddha In Africa" (Story Of Malawian Boy Raised In Chinese Orphanage & Trained In Martial Arts) Gets Development Boost

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 5:15 PM
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Chicken & Egg Pictures - the award-winning hybrid film fund and non-profit production company dedicated to supporting women filmmakers - announced its 2012 Open Call grant recipients today, and it's quite the international list of projects, including stories set in Africa like this one which immediately got my attention.

You Won't Be Seeing Djimon Hounsou As "Abdiel" In The "Paradise Lost" Adaptation Anymore

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 4:34 PM
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Initially announced last August...

Oprah Winfrey Launching Oscar Special w/ Viola Davis & Octavia Spencer As 1st Guests Next Week!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 4:22 PM
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Oprah Winfrey has announced that she's officially launching her own 2012 Oscar Special (maybe filling the slot left vacant by Babara Wah-Wah), which is scheduled to air next week Wednesday, February 15th, on the OWN network of course, from 9pm to 11pm ET/PT. 
More: Television

"Stick Fly" On Broadway Announces It's Closing Date (You Have 2 Weeks Left To See It)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 4:03 PM
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On the heels of my post announcing that the Broadway revival of Porgy & Bess is being extended an additional 2 1/2 months past its originally scheduled closing date, thanks to overwhelming demand and popularity... the other black show currently on Broadway has announced the end of its run.
More: Theater

Are Young Black Girls Being Excluded From Seeing "Red Tails"?

  • By Sergio
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  • February 9, 2012 3:57 PM
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It's beginning to look like Red Tails is becoming as controversial as Precious. Who'd thunk it? 

Release Date For Eddie Murphy's "A Thousand Words" Gets Shifted A Yet Again!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 3:45 PM
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Oh boy... stick a fork in this baby because it's done!

Thanks To "Overwhelming Popularity & Demand" Broadway Revival Of "Porgy & Bess" Gets 3-Month Extension

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 2:26 PM
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The revival of Porgy & Bess on Broadway is apparently doing incredibly well at the box office, so much that the producers of the show announced today that they will extend the musical's run, which was originally scheduled to end on July 8, to September 30!
More: Theater

Morgan Freeman Joins Tom Cruise In Post-Apocalyptic Thriller "Oblivion" (UPDATE)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 1:36 PM
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God... uh, I mean Morgan Freeman will has signed on to star alongside Tom Cruise in the post-apocalyptic thriller Oblivion, to be directed by Joseph Kosinski for Universal Pictures.
More: casting

Sean Combs Signs On As Exec Producer Of Oscar Contender Doc "Undefeated" & Its Feature Film Remake

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 1:25 PM
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Sean Combs aka P. Diddy (or whatever he's calling himself these days) has jumped on the bandwagon for Oscar nominated documentary Undefeated as executive producer (it opens February 17), and he'll also be exec produce the faeture film remake that The Weinstein Company is reportedly developing.

Gaumont Unveils Projects At European Film Market Including Comedy "Porn In The Hood"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 1:04 PM
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A number of new projects up for sale have been (and continue to be) announced at the the European Film Market (EFM) which is now underway in Berlin; including this one titled Porn In The Hood, a French film from French production company Gaumont, so I assume Porn In The Hood is the English title.