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RTE's Gang-Drama 'Love/Hate' Premiering In U.K. On Channel 5 (Ruth Negga Co-Stars)

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • July 15, 2013 1:48 PM
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Irish network RTE's acclaimed dramatic gangland series Love/Hate is coming to the U.K. on Channel 5, and it stars Robert Sheehan (Misfits), Ruth Negga (Misfits, World War Z), and Aiden Gillen (The Wire, Game Of Thrones).

South Africa's Paranormal Series 'Room 9' Coming To The Africa Channel-UK

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • June 28, 2013 9:28 AM
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The Africa Channel-UK will begin airing popular South African sci-fi/paranormal detective series Room 9 on Monday, July 8, @9PM.

Hannah Job Cast In BBC Three "Assisted-Suicide" Comedy 'Way To Go'

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • November 30, 2012 8:32 PM
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Former Coming Of Age cast member Hannah Job was recently announced as a co-star of the upcoming "assisted-suicide" black comedy Way To Go.

Riann Steele, Juliet Ellis Co-Star In BBC3 Zombie Drama 'In The Flesh'

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • November 28, 2012 8:57 AM
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Actresses Riann Steele (Sket, Doctor Who) and Juliet Ellis (Prisoners Wives) will co-star in the upcoming BBC Three zombie-rehabilitation drama In The Flesh, which began filming around the North West of London last month.

Freema Agyeman To Return To BBC In CBeebies Series 'Old Jack's Boat'

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • August 10, 2012 2:33 PM
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Earlier this year, Freema Agyeman landed a plum role in the upcoming CW series The Carrie Diaries.  Now, she returns to her BBC roots in the CBeebies series Old Jack's Boat.

ABC's 'Once Upon A Time' Finds Its Knight In Sinqua Walls

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • July 26, 2012 1:10 PM
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Popular ABC drama Once Upon A Time has cast Sinqua Walls as Sir Lancelot, for two episodes of its upcoming second season.

'Otelo Burning' US Theatrical Release In NYC This September, Screening At CIFF In October

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • June 27, 2012 9:15 AM
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Otelo Burning, the Sara Blecher-directed drama set in South Africa in the late 80's, was one of the highlights screening at American Black Film Festival over the weekend (see my review HERE).
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Omari Hardwick Hosts Aspire's Show Premiere of 'ABFF Independent' On 6/27 at 8PM ET

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • June 25, 2012 5:59 PM
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New Regular Cast Members Nathan McMullen and Karla Crome On Board For 4th Season Of E4's "Misfits"

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • May 24, 2012 11:51 AM
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E4's Misfits has gone through a bit of a shake-up since its 3rd season ended last year.  Original series cast members Antonia Thomas and Iwan Rheon both exited the show; and Lauren Socha's 2012 conviction for racially-aggravated assault is likely the reason she's no longer only pretending to do community-service.
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Will The Current Unrest In Mali (And Elsewhere In Africa) Need To Get The Big-Screen Treatment Before You Take Notice?

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • May 22, 2012 2:02 PM
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Civil and political unrest in Africa is not a new phenomenon.  For decades now, following centuries of colonial rule, many nations throughout the mother continent have struggled with self-governing, self-sustainability, and just plain old "getting along".  For many of us who are far removed from Africa, with little or no connection to her, a lot of our knowledge about her tends to come from the movies, and other areas of popular culture.
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