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Looks Like Will Smith's "I Am Legend Prequel" Is Dead (Says Director Francis Lawrence)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 3, 2011 5:32 AM
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Well... maybe this is one project we can scratch off the list of 30+ projects listed on Will Smith's IMDBPro page of upcoming projects.
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Production On "Skank Robbers" Is Apparently Underway (I Apologize)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 2, 2011 12:29 PM
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"The Oscar winner was on route to start work on her next project The Skank Robbers, a film written by fellow actors Jamie Foxx and Martin Lawrence."
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Cry of Jazz Screening at Indiana University Today!

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 29, 2011 6:04 AM
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We were just alerted to today's screening of The Cry of Jazz, a film by Ed Bland that we covered on the site late last year.
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DreamWorks Moving Ahead of the Pack on MLK Biopic

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 29, 2011 4:42 AM
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The Score writer Kario Salem is in negotiations to write DreamWorks' upcoming biopic on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Warner Bros., which has quietly had its own MLK project in development with Salem for the past several years, will team up with DreamWorks to co-finance and distribute the film. Salem is said to have already put three-and-a-half years worth of research and interviews into a screenplay for Warner Bros, and he is set to write a new screenplay with the support of King's estate.
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Please Excuse Us While We Redecorate...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 28, 2011 3:26 AM
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Just a quickie to let you all know that I've been receiving all your emails, Facebook messages, and reading your comments expressing your, shall I say, "concerns," mostly about the setup of Shadow And Act's new home, as well as your inability to access content on the old site.
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Goodbye "House Of Payne"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 27, 2011 8:21 AM
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Yesterday, we announced Tyler Perry's new TBS TV series based on his Why Did I Get Married? pair of movies; I only just realized that I completely forgot to mention this piece of news, which was tucked inside the press release announcing the new series; so here it is if you haven't already heard/read it:
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MoMA Presents First U.S. Career Retrospective of Filmmaker Euzhan Palcy

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 27, 2011 5:45 AM
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May 18-30, The Museum of Modern Art will present the first comprehensive U.S. retrospective of the works of filmmaker Euzhan Palcy, presenting nine feature films, including four New York premieres, in The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters.
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"Master Harold and the Boys" with Ving Rhames Finally Gets Release

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 27, 2011 4:47 AM
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In case you haven't had your fill of seeing the bond between black servants and their white employers on screen, Master Harold... and the Boys, starring Ving Rhames, will see its release in theaters this May, followed by a home video run beginning July 5th.
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"Life on the Edge" Shorts to Screen in Brooklyn This Thursday, April 28th

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 26, 2011 8:56 AM
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This Thursday, April 28th, ActNow Foundation presents a collection of dramatic short films at Brooklyn's South Oxford Space. The program, entitled "Life on the Edge," is presented by ANF Short Film Collective, which screens short films quarterly by emerging black filmmakers.
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Tim Story Will Direct Movie Adaptation Of Steve Harvey's "Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 26, 2011 8:53 AM
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With a summer shoot scheduled, it's no surprise that Will Packer and company are quickly putting together their production team (both in front of and behind the camera) for their adaption of Steve Harvey's best-selling book, Act Like A lady, Think Like A Man.
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