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    50 Cent & Antoine Fuqua Starting New Production Company To Develop Action/Dramas

    Renaissance man (rapper, producer, actor, etc) Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is reportedly teaming up with director Antoine Fuqua to start a new production company.

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    Beyonce, Anthony Mackie, Terence Blanchard + 175 More Invited To Join The Academy

    Several of you sent this to me, asking for my thoughts. Well, I saw it when it was initially made public on Friday, after the press release was sent out; but I really don't have anything to say about it. Sorry guys...

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    The Most Underused Black Actress On A Comedy Television Show Is...

    If you're a sitcom tv watcher, occasionally you'll come across actors or actresses that you think deserve more face time and actress Retta Sirleaf is definitely in that category.

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    Itinerant Elvis Mitchell Is LA-Bound; Named Curator Of New Weekly Film Series

    Veteran movie critic Elvis Mitchell has been named curator of the new weekly film series that will be staged by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Film Independent. The organizations announced Mitchell's appointment Thursday morning, with LACMA director Michael Govan telling 24 Frames that he and other executives were "very impressed with [Mitchell's] approach to cross genres, [with] using the museum as a site and his interest in historic film." Govan also called Mitchell "agile, someone who sets no traditional mold." Mitchell will relocate to Los Angeles for the position, which is full-time. He will start in July, with the first progra...

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    So How's Angela Bassett In "Green Lantern"?

    No doubt many of you are anxious to see how she does in the movie; having seen the film, I can tell you that's there's good news and bad news.

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    Weinstein Company Set "Django Unchained " For Christmas Day 2012 Release!

    Courtesy of our sister site The Playlist:

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    Prequel To "Takers" In Development?

    So says star Chris Brown on Twitter HERE , stating: "S/O 2 every1 watching Takers...talked studio into writing a PREQUEL.."

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    Antoine Fuqua Still On To Direct Tupac Biopic

    Last week, director Antoine Fuqua's plans to produce a feature length film based on the life of Tupac Shakur, seemed to have taken a blow, with news that he had walked away from that project to instead direct a boxing drama starring another rapper, Eminem, titled Southpaw, expected to shoot later th...

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    2nd AFFRM Release Announcement Scheduled For July 4th!

    A little bird told me earlier this morning that the 2nd film to be distributed theatrically via AFFRM (the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement) will be announced on Independence Day, July 4!

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    Burkinabe Polyandry Dramedy "An Uncommon Woman" Acquired For Distribution By ArtMattan Productions

    I first saw this film at the New York African Film Festival earlier this year, and enjoyed its reversal of traditional patriarchal standards. It's hilarious... poignant, and message-driven, but hilarious.

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