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Introducing "Finding the New Black" Interview Series (with Lena Waithe)

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • March 26, 2012 1:55 PM
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In the ongoing effort to introduce new and informative content here on S&A, it made sense to explore what can be called a new generation of talent within black film and TV. There are familiar names within this group – people like Dee Rees, Issa Rae, Barry Jenkins - whom we discuss often on this site. But there are still more that are doing work we should all be aware of.

Exclusive - Program Director Kisha Cameron-Dingle Talks Focus Features Africa First Initiative + More...

  • By Nijla Mumin
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  • March 5, 2012 12:00 PM
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“When you see these films, you’re like, that’s different. Because it’s not that same image of the continent, but that’s also what’s great about it,” says Kisha Cameron-Dingle, of Focus Features Africa First Program.
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Oprah Winfrey Lands 1st Exclusive Interview w/ Whitney Houston's Daughter & Brother For OWN

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 3, 2012 10:04 AM
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Oprah Winfrey has nabbed an exclusive interview with Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, as well as Houston’s sister-in-law and manager Patricia Houston, and brother Gary Houston.
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Henry 'Box' Brown (Virginia Slave Who Escaped To Freedom In A Box) Film Biopic Currently In The Works

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 1, 2012 10:18 PM
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In our exclusive interview with writer/director/producer Rob Underhill, an interview which will be posted on the site very soon, Underhill stated that a film biopic based on the Narrative of The Life of Henry Box Brown is currently in the works.
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Idris Elba Confirms Nelson Mandela Project + Source Material + Expected Dates

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 21, 2012 2:21 PM
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News of Idris Elba playing Nelson Mandela has been circulating the web for at least a month or 2, and while we've known about it, we didn't (and still haven't) posted anything about it because, as far as I know, there hasn't been any confirmation of it... until now anyway.

"Battleship" Director Peter Berg Says Rihanna Has 'Very Strong Part' and She's 'Really, Really Good'

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • February 16, 2012 6:23 PM
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Even though Rihanna may have appeared in the Battleship trailer for a milisecond, director Peter Berg gushed about the superstar singer's acting prowess and her role in the upcoming action sci-fi flick, which hits theaters May 18th, 2012.

NVBC 2012 Preview: "From Fatherless To Fatherhood" Attempts To Turn Page On Absent Fathers

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 15, 2012 10:37 AM
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More highlights from the upcoming New Voices In Black Cinema Festival housed at BAMCinematek in Brooklyn, NY, which kicks off tomorrow, Thursday, the 16th of February, and will run through the 20th...

Listen To Great Interview w/ Whitney Houston & Producer Debra Martin Chase On The "Sparkle" Remake

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 14, 2012 11:31 AM
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Last November, a group of media outlets apparently spent an entire day on the Sparkle set, hald of which was reserved for interviews with the cast and crew, including Whitney Houston and producer Debra Martin Chase.
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NVBC Festival 2012 Preview - Magical Realist Drama "Let's Stay Together" + Video Interview With Director

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 14, 2012 9:45 AM
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Another highlight from the upcoming New Voices In Black Cinema Film Festival (NVBC) in Brooklyn, NY, is Let's Stay Together, directed by Joshua Bee Alafia - a work-in-progress screening the filmmaker describes as a work of magical realism. 

Exclusive! Neema Barnette Talks "On The 7th Day" Re-Writes, Casting Nicole Beharie + New Film on Boy Reincarnated as Dalai Lama

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • February 13, 2012 4:40 PM
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Writer/director Neema Barnette’s enthusiasm for her latest directorial effort Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the Seventh Day was evident in our very candid and lively interview. On The Seventh Day, premiering at the Pan African Film Festival this month as the closing night film, will hit theaters this upcoming April 13th.