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    Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker, Danny Glover Set For Gina Prince-Bythewood's 'Blackbird'

    An update to my July 9 post, which fills in some holes, providing added information I didn't have at the time.

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    4 New Pics From Amma Asante's Period Drama 'Belle' (Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw)

    What a turnaround in attitude towards "black films" for both The Weinstein Company (TWC) and Fox Searchlight in the last 12 months, it seems. You might recall that these were 2 companies that previously questioned the box office appeal of "black films" 3 or 4 years ago, given that those they'd acqui...

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    Gina Prince-Bythewood Begins Pre-production On Love Story 'Blackbird' Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw

    Just over a year ago, I had a phone chat with writer/director Gina Prince-Bythewood about a piece I wrote around the same time on what I called the "dismal outlook for black filmmakers in Hollywood" (read it HERE if you missed it). I learned quite a bit from that conversation, in which she essential...

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    Fox Searchlight Pick Up Amma Asante's Period Drama 'Belle' Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw & Tom Wilkinson

    Though it went mostly underseen in the U.S. , Amma Asante's 2004 film "A Way Of Life" was one of the best debut films by a British director in the last decade. A tough, powerful Wales-set drama with a brace of deeply moving performances, it won Asante the BAFTA Carl Foreman award for best debut by a...

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    Amma Asante's 'Belle' Is 1st British Feature To Be Shot In True-4K, Using Sony's F65 camera

    This will probably appeal most to all you cinematographers and filmmakers, and those who just love to talk filmmaking technicals.

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    On-Set Photos From 'Belle' Filming In Oxford, With Gugu Mbatha-Raw

    Thanks to our spies across the pond...

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    On-Set Photo Of Gugu Mbatha-Raw As 'Belle' Filming On The 'Isle of Man'

    It's not the best image, but it'll do for now, as the project begun principal photography exactly a week ago, September 24, on the Isle of Man.

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    Amma Asante's 'Belle' Moving Full Speed Ahead, Adds To Cast, Shooting Start Date Set

    More movement on a project we've been following since last fall...

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