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    Danai Gurira, Issach De Bankole, Yaya Dacosta, Angelique Kidjo Headline Andrew Dosunmu's Next

    So... we already alerted you to the fact that Andrew Dosunmu, director of the beautifully hypnotic Sundance 2011 selection Restless City (a film I hope will get some theatrical exposure soon), is currently in production on his next feature film, titled Ma'George - a project previously workshopped at...

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    Listen Now! Writers From "The Cleveland Show," "The Game" And "Late NIght With Jimmy Fallon"

    Every now and then, we like to pull pertinent material from our archives to share with new readers of S&A. Today, we're featuring a 2009 black television writers roundtable. Tambay had a chance to speak with Courtney Lilly (The Cleveland Show, Everybody Hates Chris, Arrested Development, I'm Throu...

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    Guest Post: Why I Write and the Top 10 Things Men Have Said in Pitch Meetings By Dani Faith Leonard

    I write because I am a woman, and I am a woman because I write. Obviously, I write because I feel like I have stories that I must tell, but when I write, I discover my opinions about things. I form my views and I grow as an artist and as a woman. My experiences as a young and independent woman insp...

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    Rosario Dawson, James Earl Jones To Co-Star in Upcoming Film “Gimme Shelter”

    Former Disney star Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical) has graduated to more serious subject matter in writer/director Ron Krauss’ Gimme Shelter, due in theaters in 2012 from Columbia Pictures. Rosario Dawson and James Earl Jones both play significant roles in the film’s story.

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    Writing in Color - Stereotypes on "Parks & Recreation," "The Office" & "Community"

    Courtesy of the Writers Guild of America, West Committee of Black Writers Been sitting on these for about a week, waiting for the last 2 parts of the series, but, thus far they haven't been uploaded to YouTube by the WGA. Here are parts 1 & 2. I'll post parts 3 & 4 when they're up.

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    'Sherlock Holmes' Star Kelly Reilly Lands Female Lead Opposite Denzel In Robert Zemeckis' 'Flight'

    Robert Zemeckis is finally returning to the live-action world, having spent the decade since the one-two punch of "Cast Away" and "What Lies Beneath" with dead-eyed motion-capture pixel people, with increasingly diminishing returns. It was confirmed last week that the "Back to the Future" helmer wou...

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    TIFF: Wuthering Heights Directed by Andrea Arnold and In Darkness Directed by Agnieszka Holland

    There is no denying that Andrea Arnold is one of the most interesting and provocative directors working today. If you haven't seen her first two films Red Road and Fish Tank you have missed two very good films. Her third Wuthering Heights premiered last week at the Venice Film Festival to very goo...

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    "Top Gun" Being Converted To 3D For 2012 Re-Release (Survey Time!)

    So... it was already announced that James Cameron mega-grossing hit Titanic is being converted to 3D for a spring 2012 release; now this news drops: Tony Scott’s 1986 classic Top Gun starring Tom Cruise is being converted to 3D for a theatrical release.

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    '28 Weeks Later' Helmer Juan Carlos Fresnadillo Likely To Replace Justin Lin On 'Highlander' Remake

    Let's face it, for anyone who isn't a nostalgia-fuelled child of the VHS generation, the original "Highlander" only looks good in comparison to its string of extremely bad sequels and TV spin-offs. As such, it's somewhere near the bottom of the long list of remakes we don't give a shit about; neithe...

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    Preview/Trailer Jamaican "Against-The-Odds" Boxing Drama "Ghett’a Life"

    In a recent post about Warrior I think it was, I made a remark about being over seeing inspirational dramas about white fighters (whether boxers, wrestlers, MMA, etc) that seem to have become fashionable again in Hollywood in the last 4 or 5 years - 2 of them have been Oscar contenders, one is likel...

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