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Interview: Reggie Rock Bythewood Talks 'Gun Hill,' 'Beyond the Lights,' Career, and Much More

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • July 11, 2014 7:29 PM
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Reggie Rock Bythewood
In a candid and in-depth conversation with Shadow And Act, Bythewood recently shared his experiences making "Gun Hill,"and also reflected on his decades-long TV and film career.

First Trailer for Gina Prince-Bythewood's 'Beyond the Lights' Debuts (Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker Star)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 27, 2014 12:32 AM
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BET networks partnered with Relativity Media to produce and distribute the film.

Lupita Nyong'o, Bradford Young, Barkhad Abdi, Others Are 2014 Academy Membership Invitees

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 26, 2014 3:42 PM
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Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2014.

First-Look At Gugu Mbatha-Raw as a Rising Pop Star in Gina Prince-Bythewood's "Beyond the Lights"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 26, 2014 10:41 AM
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BET networks partnered with Relativity Media to produce and distribute the film.

Amid Competition, Gina Prince-Bythewood's 'Blackbird' Gets a New Title

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 16, 2014 10:40 AM
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BET networks partnered with Relativity Media to produce and distribute the film.

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."