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We've Read It! Thoughts on Dee Rees' Script for Bessie Smith Biopic 'Blue Goose Hollow'

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • May 26, 2014 12:54 PM
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On the heels of news that actresses Mo'Nique and Khandi Alexander have joined Queen Latifah in the cast of HBO Films' Bessie Smith biopic Blue Goose Hollow, I had a chance to read the screenplay for the film, a February 2014 draft.

Mo’Nique & Khandi Alexander Join Queen Latifah In Bessie Smith Biopic

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 22, 2014 11:35 AM
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Mo’Nique & Khandi Alexander Join Queen Latifah In Bessie Smith Biopic

A Survey Of Recent Films Directed By Black Women, Released By Hollywood Studios After 'Belle's' Strong Opening

  • By Nijla Mumin
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  • May 6, 2014 1:40 PM
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Belle came out strong this past weekend, grossing over $104K playing on only four screens in LA and New York City, for a per screen average of $26,123. These are solid numbers considering it’s limited release by Fox Searchlight, and should bode well for its expansion into theaters across the country in the coming weeks.

Dee Rees Adds To Loaded Slate - Will Adapt Philip K. Dick’s 'Martian Time-Slip' To Direct

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 21, 2013 1:59 PM
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Some of you my have missed this, as it was tucked away in an ensemble piece from the New York Times that I published in early September. Deadline reported on the project again last week, adding a bit more to the New York Times piece; so for those two reasons (as well as in consideration of our recent debates on black filmmakers and the sci-fi genre, as well as my ongoing S&A Fantastical Short Films $500 contest), I thought I probably should publish a separate post for it.