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Cannes is Waiting for Nollywood. Will Nollywood Answer?

  • By Michael Chima Ekenyerengozi
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  • August 21, 2014 3:25 PM
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Except for Newton Aduaka, Ngozi Onwurah, Andrew Dosunmu and Akin Omotosho, no other Nigerian filmmaker has taken up the challenge to compete on the world stage of the major international film festivals, and until Nollywood movies can compete at the highest levels in the world, from Cannes to the Oscars, then the best is yet to come in the biggest and largest film industry in Africa.

Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion Happened Today - Past and Upcoming Films on the Historical Event

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 21, 2014 11:07 AM
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Maybe the most promising project that we know is definitely currently in development is the one Nate Parker is working on.

A Scripted Series Based on Stories of the Underground Railroad Is Coming to a TV Screen Near You

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 13, 2014 8:43 PM
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  • 31 Comments
So who would cast to play Harriet Tubman?

Use Your Camera as a Weapon for Michael Brown - What Does Your Brand of Revolution Look Like?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 13, 2014 8:03 PM
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Your pen or camera can be your weapon... at least to start. In the process, ask yourself this: what would you like to see happen when the next life is taken? What does your brand of revolution look like?

Wesley Snipes Reflects on 'Blade' Franchise & Its Impact on Current Marvel Studios Success

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 12, 2014 2:17 PM
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Snipes says a 4th Blade movie is "very much a possibility," adding that he'd love to work with Guillermo del Toro (director of the second film in the franchise, and the most successful) again, as well as Spike Lee (not necessarily on a 4th Blade film, but on future projects).

The Story of the Black Count Will Finally Make It to Both the Big and Small Screens

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 11, 2014 12:07 PM
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I certainly wouldn't be surprised if casting on both projects goes as it did with the casting of the 2002 film that starred Jim Caviezel and Guy Pearce.

Is Piracy a Danger to Independent Film? Part 1: The Search - In Which I Can't Find Much of Anything

  • By Charles Judson
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  • August 6, 2014 12:54 PM
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My searching is not to disprove that independent films are being pirated. I'm searching to test the assumption that piracy is hurting business.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe's Baby Steps Toward Diversity

  • By Dylan Green
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  • August 5, 2014 5:38 PM
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It all began with a post-credits sequence and an eyepatch.

When August Wilson Insisted on a Black Director for a Hollywood Adaptation of 'Fences'...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 4, 2014 7:06 PM
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It's truly astonishing, and even depressing that, a long 24 years later, we continue to wrestle with the issue

The Gentrification of Black Film

  • By Tanya Steele
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  • August 4, 2014 2:06 PM
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  • 117 Comments
There is a lot to be said about James Brown. As with many a genius, particularly male, there is the upside to the breadth and depth in his musicianship.