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'Finding the New Black' Interview with 'More Than a Month' Director Shukree Tilghman

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • July 17, 2012 10:23 AM
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"Many times, funders are looking for different approaches, new ways to think about documentaries. They’ve seen a lot of talking heads and long pans over black-and-white photos. So I think being a fresh voice, and a person with a narrative storytelling background was an advantage."

Romany Malco Chats w/ S&A About "Think Like A Man," Picking Projects, Black Cinema & More!

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • May 7, 2012 9:00 AM
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Many audiences are familiar with Romany Malco as Conrad in the Showtime series Weeds, and as “the Black guy” (Jay) in the Judd Apatow’s 2005 hit comedy 40-Year-Old Virgin. Romany -pronounced RAH-MONEY- is quickly becoming a widely recognizable name however, thanks to the success of the Will Packer-produced ensemble and blockbuster wonder Think Like A Man, in which he plays the charismatic and smooth Zeke, a womanizer who may just be falling for one woman.
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Exclusive! Neema Barnette Talks "On The 7th Day" Re-Writes, Casting Nicole Beharie + New Film on Boy Reincarnated as Dalai Lama

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • February 13, 2012 4:40 PM
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Writer/director Neema Barnette’s enthusiasm for her latest directorial effort Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the Seventh Day was evident in our very candid and lively interview. On The Seventh Day, premiering at the Pan African Film Festival this month as the closing night film, will hit theaters this upcoming April 13th.

Exclusive: Jimmy Jean-Louis Talks "Toussaint L'Ouverture" Role and Film (PAFF Premiere)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • February 8, 2012 6:56 PM
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Casting Jimmy Jean-Louis in the lead role of the Haitian revolutionist was a no-brainer to the producers of the French 2, two-part film Toussaint L'Ouverture. Born in Haiti to a poor family, and moving to France at the age of twelve, Jean-Louis ambition and talent persevered amidst struggling to find work as an artist in the streets of Paris. A fluent multi-linguist in French, Creole, English and Spanish, Jean-Louis is the Founder and President of Hollywood Unites for Haiti, a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to the aid of the citizens in Haiti (visit www.hufh.org for contribution info).

Exclusive: Director/Producer Alfons Adetuyi Talks "High Chicago" (PAFF Premiere) Plus Future Projects

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • February 6, 2012 11:58 PM
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In eager anticipation for his new film High Chicago, premiering stateside at the Pan African Film Festival this month, I had the pleasure of interviewing director and producer Alfons Adetuyi, who shared his inspiration for his first full length feature directorial effort. High Chicago tells the story of family man in a small Michigan town with big dreams, who literally takes a big gamble to fullfil them, and to ultimately provide for his family.

Spike Lee Talks Red Hook Summer's Sundance Premiere, Hollywood System, State of Black Cinema, Future Projects and More

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • January 20, 2012 11:50 AM
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Exclusive: Dorian Missick Talks TV's 'Southland', Burden of Representation, Upcoming Projects & More! + Video

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • December 12, 2011 7:40 PM
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Dorian Missick is far from a novice in the industry. The New Jersey native, who has around 44 small and big screen acting credits under his belt, joined the Jazz Actors theater company under the mentorship of Ernie McClintock; and before his big screen acting debut in 2002's Two Weeks Notice, the young actor was seen in TV's Now & Again, NYPD Blue, Philly and Law & Order.

Veteran Black British Filmmaker Menelik Shabazz On State Of Black Cinema In UK, Tyler Perry, His New Film, More...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 25, 2011 10:16 AM
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Earlier this week, meeting him for the very first time, I had a rather enlightening conversation with veteran black British filmmaker Menelik Shabazz (Burning an Illusion, The Story Of Lover's Rock) on the black filmmaker's experience in the UK.

10 Questions With Leila Djansi ("Sinking Sands," "Ties That Bind")

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 14, 2011 1:08 PM
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And the beat goes on... Installment number 6 of the S&A "10 Questions With A Black Filmmaker" series... catch up with the first 5 if you need to: Barry Jenkins HERE, Seith Mann HERE, Victoria Mahoney HERE, Rodney Evans HERE, and Ava DuVernay HERE.
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10 Questions With Ava DuVernay ("I Will Follow," Middle Of Nowhere," AFFRM)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 11, 2011 2:20 PM
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