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Watch Promo For "Soft Focus" By Rod Gailes OBC (2nd S&A Black Filmmaker Challenge Winner)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 18, 2011 2:03 AM
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The completed film will finally be making its debut here on S&A in a couple of weeks (we're shooting for the end of this month); Last I wrote about this was in June, when I posted the above still image from Rod Gailes OBC's Soft Focus - the winner of the second Shadow And Act $3,000 Black Filmmaker Challenge.

Shadow & Act $3000 Black Filmmaker Challenge #3 Submissions Closed. Now What?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 4, 2011 12:48 PM
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I haven't counted all the submissions yet, but I'd estimate that it's somewhere north of 60 - so just about the same as the last 2 challenges. And just as was the case for the first 2, I received about 90% of all entries on the last day! Some were flying in during the final hour!
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ATTN All Winners Of "I Will Follow" 5-DVD Giveaway Contest Giveway! Please READ!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 1, 2011 10:21 AM
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Alright so here's the deal guys - my laptop crashed last week, and I've been working to retrieve the data off the drive, but, as of today, given up on that task, after spending time and money without success.
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First Look At "Soft Focus" By Rod Gailes OBC (2nd S&A Black Filmmaker Challenge Winner)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 30, 2011 3:11 AM
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Here's your first look still image from Rod Gailes OBC's Soft Focus - the winner of the second Shadow And Act $3,000 Black Filmmaker Challenge.

Winner Of The "Guess 'Colombiana' Opening Box Office" Contest Announced!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 29, 2011 9:00 AM
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The actuals are in, and Colombiana made $10,408,176, according to Box Office Mojo. And so, the winner of the Guess "Colombiana" Opening Box Office contest is... Mecca who guessed $10.1 million.
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5th & Final Winner Of "I Will Follow" 5-DVD Giveaway Contest Announced! Contest Over!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 26, 2011 12:04 PM
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Ava DuVernay's feature film debut, the critically acclaimed drama I Will Follow made its home video debut on DVD Tuesday, the 23rd of August. In celebration of that, we are giving away 5 copies of the disk to 5 lucky winners.
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Exclusive: RFI & Black Women's Entertainment Network Announce Winners Of $10K Web Series Contest

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 15, 2011 1:40 AM
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Exciting - especially if you won :)
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Cannes 2011 Ingenious Thievery Entry "Play" Is 1 Of 3 Films Competing For 2011 LUX Prize

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2011 6:29 AM
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The European Parliament has officially announced the three European feature films that will compete for this year's LUX Prize; and one of those 3 films is the Swedish feature titled, simply, Play, which screened in the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs (Directors' Fortnight) section of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival - a film we've covered on this site.

Bill Cosby 2012 15-Week Intensive Writing Workshop Wants You To Apply Now!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 28, 2011 7:39 AM
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The Guy Hanks and Marvin Miller Writing program established by Bill and Camille Cosby in 1993, at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, is taking applications for 2012.
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Your Short Film Could Run In Theaters Nationwide.

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 25, 2011 10:17 AM
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Brought to you by Reelz Channel and Porsche... it's called the My Daily Magic Film Contest. In short, your short films/videos (whether you’re picking up a camera for the first time, or you’re an aspiring filmmaker) could be screened in theaters across the country, plus you'll walk away with the grand prize - a 1 year lease of a Porsche (maximum value $18,000) or $18,000 cash.
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