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Madonna Will Direct Film Adaptation of 'Ade: A Love Story' Set in Kenya

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 25, 2014 2:38 PM
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Madonna is set to direct a screen adaptation of the novel Ade: A Love Story, based on real life events of its author Rebecca Walker. In the novel, a female 19-year old American student - who is black, white, and Jewish like the author herself - sets out to travel with her friend to Egypt and ends in Lamu, off the coast of Kenya.

Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Films Acquires Film Rights To 'The Invention of Wings' by Sue Monk Kidd

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 11, 2014 2:51 PM
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Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Films Acquires Film Rights To 'The Invention of Wings' by Sue Monk Kidd

From Book To Film: A Look At How Spike Lee Might Adapt Dr Ronald Mallet’s 'The Time Traveller'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 11, 2014 1:42 PM
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From Book To Film: A Look At How Spike Lee Might Adapt Dr Ronald Mallet’s 'The Time Traveller'

'The Black Power Mixtape 1967 – 1975' Is Coming To Book Format In February. Preorder Your Copy

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 14, 2014 7:24 PM
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'The Black Power Mixtape 1967 – 1975' Is Coming To Book Format In February. Preorder Your Copy

'50 Shades of...Black'? On The Novel's Film Adaptation w/ Black Leads, Hypothetically Speaking

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • October 16, 2013 2:39 PM
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In light of the recent media coverage regarding the casting fiasco of the upcoming E.L. James’ erotic novel 50 Shades of Grey film adaptation (Dakota Johnson is set to play Anastasia Steel; Charlie Hunnam abruptly dropped out of the Christian Grey role), I thought we could reflect on the significance – if any – of this novel and its “controversial” premise in regards to black American culture.

'Five Days At Memorial' - Book Set In Medical Center During & After Hurricane Katrina Optioned

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 15, 2013 10:57 AM
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It's been 8 years since America suffered its most destructive natural disaster, as Hurricane Katrina stormed ashore in southeast Louisiana, killing 1800 people, and destroying homes, forcing 100,000s to flee. The sluggish response to Katrina only added to the misery. Local and federal government officials all faced sharp criticism for their handling of the tragedy. Despite some progress in rebuilding, full recovery still continues to be a long hard road, while debate over the disaster goes on...

Book To Film: Would You Like To See A Film Version Of 'Amon'?

  • By Sergio
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  • September 20, 2013 10:32 PM
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When I first read about this new book and the author, Jennifer Teege, and her very unusual story a few days ago, it immediately struck me that it would be a fascinating film. And I’m willing to bet some of you will think so too.

From Book To Film: A Look At Chimamanda Adichie’s 'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Film Adaptation

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • July 22, 2013 12:34 PM
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From Book To Film: A Look At Steve McQueen's Upcoming Adaptation Of '12 Years A Slave'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 17, 2013 6:37 PM
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NOTE: If you don't like spoilers, I strongly suggest that you skip this entire post. I don't give everything away, and we don't even really know with certainty how different the film will be from the novel. But just a precaution.

ReShonda Tate Billingsley's 'Let The Church Say Amen' Optioned For BET Original, Regina King Directs

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • July 4, 2012 3:53 PM
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According to author ReShonda Tate Billingsby, winner of the Gold Pen Award for Best New Author for My Brother's Keeper, her 2005 novel Let The Church Say Amen will be adapted as a BET Original film, which is set to be directed by actress Regina King and produced by Queen Latifah's Flava Unit Company.