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Kasi Lemmons

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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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    'Talk To Me' & 'Eve's Bayou' Helmer Kasi Lemmons To Adapt Zadie Smith's 'On Beauty'

    Unless you're up on your British literary phenomenons, you're in the McSweeney's crowd, or you're studying fiction at NYU, the name Zadie Smith might not be terribly familiar. Her first novel, the multi-cultural epic "White Teeth" caused a bidding war on the basis of an ext...

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    Kasi Lemmons Set To Helm "On Beauty" Based On Zadie Smith Novel

    Some exciting news for fans of Lemmons and author Zadie Smith!

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    Interview with Dee Rees - Writer and Director of Pariah

    Pariah opens in limited release tomorrow. I was able to catch it and the Toronto Film Festival. Here is my conversation with writer/director Dee Rees.

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