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Anime Short "Rosa" (About "Halle Berry-Meets-Trinity-Meets-Neytiri Cyborg") Getting Live-Action Feature Treatment

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 9, 2011 11:29 AM
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As we've mentioned a number of times on this site... for filmmakers chasing Hollywood dreams, one potential route to take that's proven to be successful for a number of filmmakers in the recent past, is to consider investing in a solid high-concept or genre short film (note the bold on those 2 words) that's preferably less than 10 minutes long, stick it up on the web, tell the whole world, and hope for the best!
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First Look Video Clip From "Think Like A Man"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 9, 2011 11:14 AM
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The Insider had an exclusive preview of the movie last night, which I embedded below.
More: Watch Now

CONFIRMED! Eddie Murphy To Star In Marion Barry Biopic Directed By Spike Lee For HBO

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 9, 2011 9:58 AM
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UPDATE Friday morning, 12/9: It's not a question mark anymore folks; this is very real and is indeed happening, as has been confirmed by some of the industry trades, like The Hollywood Reporter. So, wow! This should be very interesting... VERY interesting. It just came out of nowhere. I'm waiting to hear all the backstory on this, like how it all came together, how long those involved had been chatting about doing it, etc. I also look forward to finding out how they plan to attack it.

Danny Glover, Sophie Okonedo & Chiwetel Ejiofor In Talks To Star In Adaptation Of Edwidge Danticat's "The Dew Breaker"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 8, 2011 10:50 PM
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Damn... this would be one hell of a cast, and film, given the deep, complex material the author is famous for, and that they'll be given to work with.

"Sparkle" Remake Gets An Official Release Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 8, 2011 10:01 PM
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Sony Pictures has announced a release date for the Sparkle remake, which stars Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, and others, shepherded by Salim and Mara Brock Akil.
More: FYI

Watch Preview Trailer For Documentary "25 To Life" (HIV As A Weapon & Contrition)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 8, 2011 9:32 PM
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"Attempted Murderer..." That's what one of the young women in the preview trailer below called William Brawner, the subject of the documentary 25 To Life - a young African American man who contracted HIV at just 18 months old, something which he and his immediate family kept a secret for some 25 Years - from his friends, extended family members, and lovers, many who Brawner had unprotected sex with.
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Steve McQueen Talks Casting A Black Woman As Love Interest In "Shame"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 8, 2011 9:06 PM
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Via his program, The Treatment, our man Elvis Mitchell dug into Steve McQueen's mighty brain on all things Shame, his latest work, currently in theaters; the conversation is about 30 minutes long, and is worth listening to in full.
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Sammy Davis Jr. Life Rights Purchased For Planned Biopic & Stage Production

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 8, 2011 6:00 PM
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I just rewatched Anna Lucasta the other night...

Forest Whitaker Says He's Got 3 Projects He Plans To Direct; One Dealing With Uganda's Child Soldiers

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 8, 2011 3:01 PM
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From our brothers at The Playlist, who talked with Forest Whitaker yesterday at the Marrakech Film Festival (damn, I wish I was there) where the actor is onhand to be honored with a career achievement award:

Preview 2010 B3 FeatureLabs Project "Gauguin's Lover"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 8, 2011 2:33 PM
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Hmm... curious about this one.