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Film Rights to Misty Copeland's Memoir Optioned by New Line

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 15, 2014 11:13 AM
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  • 5 Comments
Stephanie Allain (also director of the Los Angeles Film Festival) and Lenore Kletter will adapt the book.

Review: 'Peeples' is a Charming Farce with Black Family Ties (Opens Today)

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • May 10, 2013 12:03 PM
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  • 13 Comments
The thing to really appreciate about Peeples is its rich and genuine portrayal of the black family at its center. This isn't the hackneyed, artificial blackness we're used to seeing on screen. There's no Gospel proselytizing, no Kevin Hart-like shenanigans, no men in drag. But everything - from the dialogue, to the music threaded throughout the film, to the Romare Bearden and Geoffrey Holder art in the Peeples' home - is infused with black culture in a way that's authentic to us and yet accessible to all.

Exclusive: Stephanie Allain Joins 'Dear White People' as Executive Producer

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • August 21, 2012 10:12 AM
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  • 7 Comments
If the success of the project's fundraising campaign wasn't enough, this piece of news definitely indicates that Dear White People should be coming to the big screen soon.