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George Lucas Says He Has 50 Hours Of His "Star Wars" Live-Action TV Show Ready...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 31, 2011 3:17 AM
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George Lucas says he apparently has 50 hours worth shot of the Star Wars live-action TV series previously announced, but he's waiting for "a different type of technology we can use so it's economically feasible to shoot the shows.," he told G4TV in an interview last week.

Zoe Saldana Directing Episodes Of Vin Diesel's "Bouncer" Pilot; In Talks To Direct Film In Montreal

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 30, 2011 12:37 PM
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"I just had my first time directing yesterday. I’m working with my sister directing episodes for a pilot with Vin Diesel called The Ropes, about the lives of bouncers. We’re so psyched. I had the most amazing first day of shooting. I was on the set for 12 hours, went to bed at two am, was up again at 7.30, my energy and brain completely alert. I can’t wait to get back on set. After one day on set, I’m feeling the itch. I’m also directing a video short for Glamour magazine. And I’m in talks to possibly direct a film in Montreal, but I don’t want to say too much about that until it actually happens."

Watch Isaiah Mustafa's "Luke Cage" Promo Video

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 30, 2011 10:24 AM
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Several folks sent this to me today, so thanks to everyone that did!

Idris Elba's Meeting Today With "A Very Controversial Director For A Very Controversial Part"...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 29, 2011 10:19 AM
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"Having one of the biggest meetings of my professional life today...meeting a very controversial director for a very controversial part. :-/... I wish I could tell you more but...in due time... "

Idris Elba Prepping Directorial Debut & A Big Screen Adaptation Of "Luther" Is Possible

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 28, 2011 9:09 AM
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"Elba's plans for world domination should also see him spending more time in London. BBC2, he tells me, has commissioned him to direct a 90-minute film set in Hackney. "It's a small tale about a young girl that I've been working on for about a year. I'm not writing it, but I'm helping shape the script and hopefully we'll get to work on it at the end of this year." He has also produced a British teen-slasher movie, Suicide Kids. And there's life in Luther yet: both Elba and Cross are keen on the idea of a third series and, given its warm reception in America, the star thinks his complex copper might even make it to the big screen."

Should Black Directors Be Obilgated To Direct Black Films?

  • By Sergio
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  • May 27, 2011 12:29 PM
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Well should they?

Preview - "Greys Inbetween" (A Day In The Life Of A Struggling Black Actress In London)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 27, 2011 9:39 AM
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Just discovered this 2009 British film titled Greys Inbetween. It's a 2009 film, but it hasn't been released yet for reasons unknown to me at the moment. A bit of digging lead me to the production and sales companies for it, both listing it as a "Current" title, which I can only assume means they are now (or still) trying to get it into the hands of a distributor.

Another New Black TV Network Is Coming This Fall... The Black Heritage Network

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 27, 2011 6:22 AM
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We already know about and have alerted you to the upcoming BounceTV network; and now there's this... from Broadcasting & Cable (h/t Dankwa for the link):

New Bits, Pieces & Speculation On Tyler Perry's "I, Alex Cross" (More Casting, Shoot Dates...)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 25, 2011 2:29 AM
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Nothing terribly exciting... A casting sheet I've received for Tyler Perry's I Alex Cross project reveals that his character will be a father with 2 young children - a 7 year old boy and a 9 year old girl. Obviously, he has no wife in the movie, because, as the synopsis states, he'll be tracking down a serial killer (to be played by Matthew Fox) who may have murdered his wife years before.

BET Brass Address 2011 Awards Backlash - Specifically, A Look At The Film/Actor Nominees

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 23, 2011 8:39 AM
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A slow news day post for a slow news day...