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    Watch: First Trailer For The Rare & Exotic 'Belle'

    Another film that was tipped as a possible late entry into the awards season thicket, the respectful if rather quiet premiere of "Belle" last month at the Toronto International Film Festival put any of those plans on hold. Instead, a release next spring is in the works, but Fox Searchlight will use ...

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    Watch First Trailer For Amma Asante's Period Drama 'Belle' (Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw)

    Here's your first look at Amma Asante’s period drama Belle, which Fox Searchlight will release on May 2, 2014.

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    BET Networks Partners w/ Relativity Media To Produce Gina Prince-Bythewood's 'Blackbird'

    I've said it before, and I'll say it again: despite all the criticism the network has faced and continues to be on the receiving end of, I can't help but be encouraged by BET's recent aggressive moves within the original content creation space.

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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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