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Roland Martin Returns to CNN, and the Impact on Personal Views in the Public Sphere

  • By Jasmin
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  • March 13, 2012 2:46 PM
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CNN has reinstated Washington Watch show host and contributor Roland Martin, who was suspended last month after making a series of controversial remarks on Twitter during the SuperBowl that were construed by many to be homophobic.

"Black & Married w/Kids" Duo Embarks on 5-City Tour w/New Documentary "Still Standing"

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  • March 13, 2012 1:50 PM
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Still Standing, the latest relationship-themed documentary by BlackandMarriedWithKids.com authors Lamar and Ronnie Tyler, is headed for a five-city tour.

Indie Filmmakers, IFP Script to Screen Conference Returns This Weekend (NY)

  • By Jasmin
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  • March 13, 2012 1:09 PM
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Featuring conversations with leading voices in screenwriting, TV, and new media, IFP's Script to Screen Conference returns to New York this Saturday, March 17.

Oprah's Harpo Studios To Go Up For Sale?

  • By Sergio
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  • March 13, 2012 10:56 AM
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That indeed may be a very real possiblity. The Chicago Sun-Times today had an interesting article about the current status of Oprah's Harpo Studios which at best could be called iffy

Barry Jenkins Teaming w/ Award-Winning Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney On Triptych Feature About Liberty City

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 13, 2012 10:55 AM
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I doubt that an intro to Barry Jenkins is necessary at this point, given how closely we've followed his journey since his charming feature film debut Medicine For Melancholy in 2008 - wow, it's been almost 4 years! Time flies!

F. Gary Gray No Longer Attached To Adaptation Of "The Last Days Of American Crime" (What Next?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 13, 2012 10:14 AM
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He hasn't been behind the camera since 2009's Law Abiding Citizen; since then he's been attached to a Marvin Gaye biopic, and the film adaptation of the video game titled Kane & Lynch, which was/is to star Jamie Foxx and Bruce Willis; though nothing has happened on either front.

SXSW Hit "Brooklyn Castle" Set for Remake by Sony Pictures, Scott Rudin

  • By Jasmin
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  • March 12, 2012 8:08 PM
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Sony Pictures and producer Scott Rudin (Searching For Bobby Fischer) have purchased the remake rights to Brooklyn Castle, the documentary that premiered at SXSW yesterday. You can find Tambay's review of the film here.

"Re:Generation Music Project" (Five DJs on Mixing Music) Now Available on Hulu

  • By Jasmin
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  • March 12, 2012 7:30 PM
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The Re:Generation Music Project, a new documentary produced by Hyundai and Greenlight Media/Marketing, is available exclusively on Hulu.com, starting today! The film captures how five DJ's - DJ Premier, The Crystal Method, Pretty Lights, Mark Ronson and Skrillex - use technology to mix musical styles and genres to create original tracks.

Codeblack and T.D. Jakes Partner with Black & Missing Foundation for "On the 7th Day" Release

  • By Jasmin
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  • March 12, 2012 6:16 PM
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Must have missed this when it was announced a few days ago. In anticipation of the abduction-themed Woman Thou Art Loosed!: On the Seventh Day, Codeblack Entertainment and Bishop T.D. Jakes have joined in support of the Black and Missing Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about missing people of color.

Eddie Murphy's "A Thousand Words" - First Weekend Tally

  • By Jasmin
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  • March 12, 2012 5:24 PM
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If the critics were any indication, we all knew this was coming. A Thousand Words, the new Eddie Murphy comedy ("new" insofar as the 2008-shot film hadn't yet had a theatrical release), opened this weekend to a disappointing $6.2 million at the box office.