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Progress On Feature Based On Life Of Glenn Burke - 1st Openly Gay Major League Baseball Player

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 3, 2014 3:24 PM
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Progress On Feature Film Based On The Life Of Glenn Burke First Openly Gay Major League Baseball player

N.Y. Knicks' Amar’e Stoudemire Comes On Board To Exec Produce New Doc ‘The Village of Peace’

  • By Sergio
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  • January 31, 2014 12:37 PM
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The Knicks' Amar’e Stoudemire has come on board to executive produce the new documentary on the African Hebrew Israelites, The Village of Peace.

Footage + Pics From 'Black Sun' (Doc On 2 Black Astrophysicists Who Chase Total Solar Eclipses)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 21, 2014 10:19 AM
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Footage + Pics From 'Black Sun' (Doc On 2 Black Astrophysicists Who Chase Total Solar Eclipses)

Martin Luther King Jr Was Born Today; Which Of These 5 Film Projects On His Life Will We See First?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 15, 2014 2:46 PM
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Martin Luther King Jr Was Born Today; Which Of These 5 Film Projects On His Life Will We See First?

Preview 'Big Top Without Borders' (2 Circuses In Remote Corners Of The World Turning The World On Its Head)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 23, 2013 12:39 PM
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Preview 'Big Top Without Borders' (2 Circuses In Remote Corners Of The World Turning The World On Its Head)

Tupac Biopic Now Officially Set For Spring 2014 Shoot. Still No Director Nor Actor However

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 12, 2013 3:26 PM
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Tupac Biopic Now Officially Set For Spring 2014 Shoot. Still No Director No Actor However

Nelson Mandela’s 'Black Pimpernel' Years Will Be Traced In New Docu-Drama 'Mandela's Gun'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 12, 2013 12:20 PM
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Nelson Mandela’s 'Black Pimpernel' Years Will Be Traced In New Docu-Drama 'Mandela's Gun'

Preview Feature Doc On Trials & Tribulations Of Former WNBA Player Chamique Holdsclaw

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 16, 2013 12:41 PM
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From director Rick Goldsmith, who I had the pleasure of meeting in person at the Independent Film Week panel I moderated a month ago, comes a feature documentary (currently a work-in-progress) on former WNBA star, Olympic gold medalist and Tennessee All-American basketball player Chamique Holdsclaw - a star athlete and public personality who was treated for depression until being diagnosed with bipolar disorder after breaking the car windows and shooting into the vehicle belonging to another WNBA player and her then ex-girlfriend, Jennifer Lacy, which Holdsclaw pleaded guilty to, resulting in three years' probation and a $3,000 fine. Goldsmith's upcoming documentary follows Holdsclaw, "from challenging beginnings to become the best women's basketball player on the planet, until manic depression and near suicide derailed her brilliant career."The film, titled Mind Game, will also capture Holdsclaw's recovery as she speaks out openly about the disorder that almost killed her, shedding light on mental illness and helping to open up conversation on the subject."It's been like a mental prison because it was real uncharacteristic of me," Holdsclaw told ESPN in a June 2013 interview. "It was real uncharacteristic of me and everybody judging me from every different angle." She now runs her own basketball academy with camps nationwide, adding, "I hate that this situation occurred... I feel like I've hurt my family and also the victim's family, but it's been a great thing in helping me move forward. Now I'm on the right medication. I've been able to get the right treatment, and it's really improved my quality of life night and day." She now takes antidepressant medication and is in therapy once a week, all while maintaining a busy daily schedule that includes working with her foundation and traveling the country to promote awareness of mental health issues.And even though she's been contacted by European teams who are interested in her playing for them, she's putting basketball on hold for now, stating, "I knew that I had to take care of myself... That's my first priority right now, even though I love the game."To follow the progress of Goldsmith's project, visit mindgamefilm.org.A promo for the upcoming film is embedded below: CH-Carter3 from Rick Goldsmith on Vimeo.

Watch Fundraising Footage For 'Rheinland' - New Film On Afro-German Tragedy Under Nazi Rule

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 13, 2013 6:17 PM
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UPDATE 10/13 - Promo footage for the film which will be used to raise money to complete the feature has been released online, and is embedded below, with one caveat however. As I was told by one of the film's producers... "It is a mere fundraising teaser shot with zero (literally...) budget and therefore does not stand for the final movie - it is to show to people what we can do without money so they donate and support to help us make a fully funded budget movie..."

Preview 'Mira Mira' (Exploration Into Complexities Of Grief, Race, Mythology, Identity)

  • By Sergio
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  • October 9, 2013 12:01 PM
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Here’s the trailer for the currently in post-production film, Mira Mira, by Los Angeles based filmmaker and actress Adrienne Rose White.