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    Kasi Lemmons Directing Black Nativity Starring Jennifer Hudson

    Kasi Lemmons, director of Eve’s Bayou, has begun principal photography on Black Nativity. Shooting began this week in New York City, on the film which is based on Langston Hughes’ 1961 play Black Nativity. Lemmons has adapted the play into a musical starring Jennifer Hudson, Angela Basse...

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    Tyrese, Nas, Luke James, Jacob Latimore Join Kasi Lemmons' 'Black Nativity' Musical; Raphael Saadiq Scoring

    We can now add Tyrese Gibson, Luke James, singer Jacob Latimore and rapper Nas to the cast of Fox Searchlight's Kasi Lemmons' musical Black Nativity, which is now back on track, as previously reported, after a brief hiatus, due to the fact that an actor to ...

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    Film Link Round Up: December 8

    Here's some of the women-centric film news that we thought people should know about:

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    Kasi Lemmons Tapped To Direct Film Adaptation Of South African Tome 'Agaat'

    Another Kasi Lemmons project that we can only hope will eventually (sooner than later) see the light of day.

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    What Are the Greatest Movies Directed by Women?

    Fueled by the anger of another best of list sorely lacking in women, I would like to put forward the following films (which came from people all over the world through twitter and facebook) for the distinction of the best or greatest films directed by women. 

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Bassett & Jennifer Hudson May Star in Kasi Lemmons' 'Black Nativity'

    Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett are in negotiations to reunite for Fox Seachlight's Black Nativity, based on Langston Hughes' Broadway gospel musical. Jennifer Hudson is also in negotiations to join Jackson and Bassett, who were last seen in the Katori Hall/Kenny Leon acclaimed broadway...

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    Academy Names 176 New Members

    In an attempt to diversify its membership, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 176 people to become members. There are just under 6,000 members of the full Academy. Keep in mind that a person is only allowed to be a member of one branch. So for example, Barbra Streisand. ...

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    Hey Nina Jacobson - How About Picking a Woman for Catching Fire!

    According to reports in EW, the Playlist and the Hollywood Reporter, the search for a director for Catching Fire is down to two dudes -- Bennett Miller and Francis Lawrence.  Now I think that Miller is a great director.  I loved Moneyball and Capote.  But to pick him to direct Catchin...

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    Two African American Female Directors Book New Films

    I was excited to report that one African American female director got a new gig, but two puts me close to over the moon.

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