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    Guardian Media Group UK Offering Video Production Interships

    The Guardian Media Group UK through its owner The Scott Trust Ltd are currently offering internships with Guardian Films UK.

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    Production On Mary J. Blige's Nina Simone Film Postponed + Mary Will Spend Summer Studying For Role

    Sooo... last we reported on this project, it had been financed to the tune of $10 million, cast (Mary J. Blige & David Oyelowo in the starring roles), and was booked to start filming at the end of May, much to the chagrin of a lot of you folks. I'd actually forgotten about it (I know, how could I, r...

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    Alfre Woodard, Stephanie Allain Join 8-Member Academy Delegation On East African Outreach Program

    The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences has launched what it calls an international outreach program, and heading to East Africa for 2 weeks, starting yesterday through the 24th, with its mission that states “Ccnnecting creative communities around the globe through the art and science of Fil...

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    TheGrio.com, NewsOne.com Team Up to Create Premier African-American Digital News Alliance

    NBC News' TheGrio.com Partners With Interactive One's NewsOne.com to Create The Premier African-American Digital News Alliance With the Widest Audience Reach

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    ABFF2011 Highlights: Now w/ Audio, Paula Patton Talks Being Offered Role in Akils' "Sparkle" Remake

    Updating this with the actual audio recording of the segment where the news is revealed... listen to it at the bottom of this post.

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    In Praise Of "Boss Nigger"

    Don't blame me. Blame Cynthia! She started it with her piece about The Legend of Nigger Charley That reminded me of my Shadow And Act piece I wrote back in April 2009 about Fred Williamson's western Boss Nigger. As I said back then (and I don't regret one word of it):

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    Academy Denies That Oprah is in Consideration to Host Oscars

    After news broke yesterday about Oprah Winfrey's supposed talks to host the 84th Annual Academy Awards, rumors surfaced everywhere about the potential details. My personal favorite was the suspicion that Ms. Winfrey might take to the stage and proclaim to the entire audience, "You get an Oscar, and ...

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    Distribution Update: "My Last Day Without You" (Starring Nicole Beharie)

    You may have read Kia Barbee's reader-submitted review on this film back in June when it played at the Brooklyn Film Festival.

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    Who Needs "Django Unchained" When You Have "The Legend Of Nigger Charley" Starring Fred Williamson!

    With the recent confirmation of Jamie Foxx playing the lead role in Django Unchained, I thought this was a good time to check out a film that's been often compared to the upcoming production...The Legend of Nigger Charley.

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