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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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  • 5 Comments
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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  • 29 Comments
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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  • 16 Comments
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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  • 15 Comments
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.

Nollywood Can Turn Nigerian Tourism into a Billion Dollar Industry

  • By Michael Chima Ekenyerengozi
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  • August 4, 2014 12:17 PM
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  • 2 Comments
Nigerian filmmakers should use the exotic tourist attractions in Nigeria for their film locations as we have seen in many Hollywood movies and Bollywood movies.

Woody Allen Says He Won’t Hire a Black Actor Unless the Role Calls for One... Whatever That Means

  • By Sergio
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  • July 31, 2014 10:24 AM
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  • 230 Comments
Woody Allen says there is a reason why black actors don't appear in his films. Whether it makes sense, is something else altogether.

A Second Aaliyah Feature Film Project in the Works, Heading for the Big Screen?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 30, 2014 7:02 PM
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  • 21 Comments
Could this seemingly mystery project which Zane is apparently attached to write, be closer to what they envision, assuming it happens?

Art of Allusion: 'Chameleon Street'

  • By Qadree
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  • July 29, 2014 11:44 AM
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  • 1 Comment
'Chameleon Street' makes references to quite a few other films, but there are a few that stand out.

'Lucy' and the Absence of the Black Race in Origin of Humanity Theories

  • By Andre Seewood
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  • July 28, 2014 11:49 AM
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  • 166 Comments
Why do so many White filmmakers avoid the subject of race in science-fiction films that explore the creation of the world, humanity and/or the universe?