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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.

Yahoo! To Sponsor Short Film Program At 2012 Sundance Film Festival

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 21, 2011 8:16 AM
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Press release below... the gist: a select number of short films from the 2012 installment of the festival will premiere on b>Yahoo's highly-trafficked Yahoo! Movies site (27.5 million users per month). Viewers will then vote for the best film which will win an audience award presented to the winning filmmaker at the Short Film Awards party during the festival.

Kasi Lemmons Blogs About Her Sundance Director's Lab Experience

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 21, 2011 4:02 AM
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Filmmaker Kasi Lemmons (Talk to Me, The Caveman’s Valentine, Eve’s Bayou) attended this year’s Sundance Director’s Lab as an advisor, and here is a blog report about her experience.
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Meet Brazil's Denzel Washington & The Country's 1st Telenovela Black Male Lead

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 20, 2011 12:32 PM
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S&A reader Franz, who's been keeping me informed with some of the goings on in Brazil film and TV lately, tells me that Lazaro Ramos is the Denzel Washington of Brazil and his wife Tais Araujo is the country's Halle Berry. Oh, by the way, they are married... and just had a baby!

"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.

50 Cent Signs Publishing Deal To Release Anti-Bullying Youth Novel

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • June 20, 2011 6:04 AM
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Well, right on the heels of 50 Cent's new co-partnership with director Antoine Fuqua comes this news. He's releasing a new anti-bullying youth novel titled Playground with The Penguin Young Reader Group.
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Angolan Actor Hoji Fortuna Talks Career And Growing Notoriety As "Viva Riva!" Villain + Box Office

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 20, 2011 2:49 AM
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CNN's Isha Sesay sits down with Angolan actor Hoji Fortuna to discuss his career, and his award-winning performance as the menacing César hellbent on recouping his gasoline booty in Djo Tunda Wa Munga's Viva Riva!.
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50 Cent & Antoine Fuqua Starting New Production Company To Develop Action/Dramas

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 20, 2011 2:16 AM
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Renaissance man (rapper, producer, actor, etc) Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is reportedly teaming up with director Antoine Fuqua to start a new production company.

Beyonce, Anthony Mackie, Terence Blanchard + 175 More Invited To Join The Academy

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 19, 2011 12:07 PM
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Several of you sent this to me, asking for my thoughts. Well, I saw it when it was initially made public on Friday, after the press release was sent out; but I really don't have anything to say about it. Sorry guys...

The Most Underused Black Actress On A Comedy Television Show Is...

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • June 17, 2011 5:41 AM
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If you're a sitcom tv watcher, occasionally you'll come across actors or actresses that you think deserve more face time and actress Retta Sirleaf is definitely in that category.
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