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Story Of Notorious Drug Cartel - Black Mafia Family - Being Developed For The Big Screen

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 24, 2011 1:20 AM
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I wasn't already familiar, but from the little research I did, I learned that the Black Mafia Family (BMF), was a drug cartel that was created in Detroit, Michigan in the late 1980s, by Demetrius "Big Meech" and Terry Flenory. Over the following decade or so, their organization grew into a hugely successful nationwide enterprise.

Watch Trailer For "Color Outside The Lines: A Tattoo Documentary"

  • By Monique
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  • June 23, 2011 9:29 AM
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From Artemus Jenkins and acclaimed tattoo artist Miya Bailey comes the documentary film, Color Outside the Lines: A Tattoo Documentary. Ah, a topic close to my heart! From their kickstarter page:

David Alan Grier Talks "We The Peeples;" Drops Release Date!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 23, 2011 6:08 AM
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Well... as I said in my last post about the project, we haven't heard much of anything about it since early announcements last summer/fall; and suddenly, I've posted 2 items (including this one) about the film, in the last week! That tells me we're getting closer to seeing something of it - a poster, still images, clips, even a trailer. I'm anxious to see what this group of actors (Craig Robinson, Kerry Washington, S. Epatha Merkerson, Melvin Van Peebles, Diahann Carroll and David Alan Grier), and first-time director (Tina Gordon Chism) have created. I should also note that the film is produced by Tyler Perry.

Trailer For Noel Clarke/Thandie Newton Dramedy "Huge" Arrives! Opens In Theaters Next Month

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 23, 2011 5:31 AM
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Ok... so we finally get our first real look at the British drama/comedy starring Brit renaissance man Noel Clarke and Thandie Newton, amongst others, by way of a trailer which I embedded below.

"Cloud Atlas" Shooting In Berlin This Fall + Author David Mitchell Enthusiastic About Adaptation!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 22, 2011 9:14 AM
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A noteworthy mention in the UK's Guardian this afternoon of the big screen adaptation of David Mitchell's challenging tome Cloud Atlas, which is being written and directed by Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run), and The Wachowskis, with Halle Berry and Tom Hanks confirmed in starring roles.

Spike Lee, John Ridley, Mike Tyson, "Entourage" Creator Team For HBO Black Male-Focused Drama Series

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 22, 2011 3:40 AM
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Well, how about that?!

3-Part Feature Documentary On Prophet Mohammed In The Works

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 21, 2011 11:54 AM
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I believe this is the 3rd film project on the life of the Prophet Mohammed that's in the works. The last one I recall was a proposed $150 million feature film being produced by Barrie Osborne (Lord of the Rings, The Matrix), backed by Qatari media company Al Noor Holdings. Haven't heard much about that since the initial announcement over a year ago.

Aaron Zigman Scoring Tina Gordon Chism's "We The Peeples" (No Release Date Yet)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 21, 2011 10:13 AM
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Haven't heard anything about this project since early announcements last summer/fall; I keep forgetting to periodically check up on it actually.

Exclusive: David Oyelowo & Emayatzy Corinealdi Starring In Ava DuVernay's Next - "Middle Of Nowhere"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 20, 2011 12:41 PM
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I doubt an intro to Ava DuVernay and her next project (Middle Of Nowhere) are really necessary at this point - especially if you've been a reader of this site in recent months.

"Mooz-Lum" Director Qasim Basir Announces Next Project - A Drama Titled "Destined"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 20, 2011 7:13 AM
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His feature film directorial debut now in the home video market (on DVD and VOD) as of last week Tuesday, Qasim Basir has officially begun prepping his next film - a drama titled simply Destined.