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'Newlyweed' Director Shaka King's Next - 'Liquid Courage' - Is An SFFS/Hearst Grant Finalist

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 25, 2013 10:57 AM
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Earlier this week the San Francisco Film Society announced the eight finalists for the 5th annual SFFS / Hearst Screenwriting Grant - a $15,000 award for a screenwriter who has been practicing for at least 5 years, and who has previously written a minimum of one feature screenplay.
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Watch New Footage From Shaka King's Stoner Dramedy 'Newlyweeds'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 16, 2013 11:06 AM
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It's not much (about 25 seconds), but I just happened to catch the below MSNBC interview with director Shaka King, speaking with Chris Matthews about an unfair judicial system that has put large numbers of black men behind bars on minor drug offenses.

Exclusive: Phase 4 Films Will Open Shaka King's 'Newlyweeds' September 18, At Film Forum

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 28, 2013 1:10 PM
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Following its acquisition of Shaka King's dramedy Newlyweeds, which made its world premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival, in the NEXT <=> section, S&A has learned exclusively that Phase 4 Films will open the crowd-pleaser on September 18, 2013, at Film Forum theaters in New York City.
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So What's It Like To Have Your Film Premiere At Sundance?

  • By Sergio
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  • January 22, 2013 3:49 PM
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In case you haven't noticed, we've been posting lots of Sundance Film Festival news; of course, it's the first major film event of the year, which takes place every January.

Director Shaka King Talks 'Newlyweeds' + Watch First Footage From The Film

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 17, 2013 11:55 AM
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As a recap... a strong cast leads Newlyweeds, described by the filmmaker as a gritty, stoner romantic dramedy that stars Amari Cheatom and newcomer Trae Harris, in addition to Isiah Whitlock, Colman Domingo, Tonya Pinkins, Diane Neal, Adrian Martinez and Hassan Johnson.
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