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Tyler Perry's "Madea's Witness Protection" In Theaters June 29th; "We The Peeples" & "The Marriage Counselor" In 2013

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 10, 2012 7:18 PM
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I hope you haven't had enough Tyler Perry this year, and certainly next year. :)

Updates on Django Unchained (Currently Shooting) Exec-Producer says "It's gonna be awesome"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 10, 2012 5:57 PM
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Well, filming is currently well underway for Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained!

This Week's Black Film Screenings in New York City! (Recap)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 10, 2012 5:04 PM
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F. Gary Gray Withdraws Name From "Captain America" Sequel Consideration To Helm NWA Biopic

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 10, 2012 4:10 PM
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Well, so much for that...

Hollywood & Crime - B.B. King Sued For Attempting To Stop Biopic (But Not His)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 10, 2012 1:46 PM
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And just as I posted an entry taking a look at the 50+ biopics based on the lives of public black figures, wondering which, if any of them, would be made, with one of the prevalent hold-ups being interference from families of the subject, estates, other influential figures, and, in some cases, the subject themselves. Read it HERE if you haven't.

Magnolia Pictures Releasing "Marley" For Rental On Facebook April 20th

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 10, 2012 12:56 PM
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On April 20, the Bob Marley Movie will be available to watch on Facebook! In addition to the film's release in Theatres and On Demand, we have chosen Save the Children, a global nonprofit, to benefit from the Facebook rental.

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.