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The Black Race Trophy - Black Brazil's "Oscar"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 22, 2012 1:04 PM
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News to me, and therefore news you can use...

Benh Zeitlin's Striking Feature Debut "Beasts Of The Southern Wild" Gets A Summer Release Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 22, 2012 12:05 PM
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Fox Searchlight just scheduled Sundance sensation BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD for a limited bow on June 29, 2012.

African Viewers Allowed To Vote For The First Time In 2012 Kids Choice Awards, Hosted By Will Smith

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • February 22, 2012 9:57 AM
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When the open-period for voting on the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards commences on March 1, that network's African viewers-- for the first time in the event's 25-year history-- will be included in the process, reports Screen Africa.
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Meagan Good Starring In Whitney Houston Biopic?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 21, 2012 8:21 PM
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From Vivica Fox (years ago), to Lark Voorhies, Brandy... and now Meagan Good is another actress said to be interested in playing (or in the running to play) Whitney Houston in a film based on the late singer's life.
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Steve McQueen Speaks Out On "Shame" Oscar Snub

  • By Sergio
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  • February 21, 2012 4:54 PM
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The Guardian Looking For Applicants For Minority Film Workshop

  • By Sergio
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  • February 21, 2012 4:23 PM
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The Guardian newspaper in the U.K. is currently looking for applicants for its 2012 Minority Film Workshop which they say will enable them to "explore ways to encourage more producers from minority backgrounds to make films for the Guardian."

Idris Elba Confirms Nelson Mandela Project + Source Material + Expected Dates

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 21, 2012 2:21 PM
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News of Idris Elba playing Nelson Mandela has been circulating the web for at least a month or 2, and while we've known about it, we didn't (and still haven't) posted anything about it because, as far as I know, there hasn't been any confirmation of it... until now anyway.

"The Supreme Price" - New Doc On Movement To Increase Participation Of Women In Leadership Roles In Nigeria

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 21, 2012 1:41 PM
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Chicken & Egg Pictures - the award-winning hybrid film fund and non-profit production company dedicated to supporting women filmmakers - recently announced its 2012 Open Call grant recipients - quite the international list of projects, including stories set in Africa that immediately got my attention.

First-Look At Viola Davis & Maggie Gyllenhaal In Education Reform Drama "Won't Back Down"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 21, 2012 10:48 AM
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Here's your first official look at Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal in the education-reform drama, initially titled Still I Rise, then switched to Learning To Fly, and finally landed on and has, so far, stuck to Won't Back Down.
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Denzel Washington Wasn't That Impressed With "Safe House" Script

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • February 20, 2012 7:47 PM
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While promoting his hit film Safe House recently, Denzel Washington revealed some interesting tidbits about the production and his career at a press conference.