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Relativity Sets November 14, 2014 Release Date For Gina Prince-Bythewood's 'Blackbird'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 18, 2013 11:14 AM
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Relativity Sets November 14, 2014 Release Date For Gina Prince-Bythewood's 'Blackbird'

BET Networks Partners w/ Relativity Media To Produce Gina Prince-Bythewood's 'Blackbird'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2013 4:33 PM
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I've said it before, and I'll say it again: despite all the criticism the network has faced and continues to be on the receiving end of, I can't help but be encouraged by BET's recent aggressive moves within the original content creation space.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker, Danny Glover Set For Gina Prince-Bythewood's 'Blackbird'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 15, 2013 6:50 PM
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An update to my July 9 post, which fills in some holes, providing added information I didn't have at the time.

Gina Prince-Bythewood Begins Pre-production On Love Story 'Blackbird' Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 9, 2013 5:10 PM
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Just over a year ago, I had a phone chat with writer/director Gina Prince-Bythewood about a piece I wrote around the same time on what I called the "dismal outlook for black filmmakers in Hollywood" (read it HERE if you missed it). I learned quite a bit from that conversation, in which she essentially filled in some holes I couldn't really address in my piece because, well, I'm not on the inside, and just don't have the necessary access.

'Love & Basketball': More Than A Game

  • By Nijla Mumin
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  • March 28, 2013 3:13 PM
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"I'll play you."