Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Celebrating 17 Years of Film.Biz.Fans.

FYI

  • Shadow and Act
    8 comments
    tweet
    0

    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...

    Read More »
    MORE: FYI
  • Shadow and Act
    4 comments
    tweet
    0

    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!

    Read More »
    MORE: FYI
  • Shadow and Act
    2 comments
    tweet
    0

    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.

    Read More »
    MORE: FYI
  • Shadow and Act
    1 comment
    tweet
    0

    Tickets Now On Sale For For Katori Hall's MLK Play "The Mountaintop" Starring Samuel L Jackson

    The show doesn't open until October 13, and the lead actress hasn't even been cast yet, but tickets for the Broadway premiere of Katori Hall's 2010 Olivier Award-winning Best Play, The Mountaintop, are now officially on sale.

    Read More »
    MORE: Theater, FYI
  • Shadow and Act
    4 comments
    tweet
    0

    The First Black Men In Outer Space (In The Movies That Is...)

    All the heated discussion we had recently about black images in sci-fi movies bought to my mind recently the first time when a black man first appeared as an astronaut in a sci-fi movie. And you would be right in guessing that it wasn't in an American film.

    Read More »
    MORE: FYI
  • Shadow and Act
    1 comment
    tweet
    0

    Introducing FunkTV & Fried Chicken Cinema, Courtesy Of Regi Allen

    I met Regi Allen, the mastermind behind FunkTV and Fried Chicken Cinema back in April, at the New School conference here in NYC that I was a panelist for. We had a great conversation; Regi shared his enthusiasm for Shadow And Act, as well as his ideas for an alternate black TV network; we talked about our mutual belief in progress through collective action, and much more. His excitement for what could be, was infectious and contagious; And, as we discussed, a day or so after, Regi sent me, via email, a reminder of our conversation, as well as links to his brainchild, FunkTV, requesting that I take a look, offer commentary, and hopefully conti...

    Read More »
  • Shadow and Act
    32 comments
    tweet
    0

    "Jungle Fever" 20 Years Later...

    WOW! Times really does fly by! It was exactly 20 years ago - June 7, 1991 - that Spike Lee's Jungle Fever first opened. Made at the time when Spike was THE director of the moment, and a film, like other films that Spike made during that period, which had its staunch defenders and detractors.

    Read More »
    MORE: FYI
  • Shadow and Act
    12 comments
    tweet
    0

    Antoine Fuqua Exits Tupac Biopic; Circling Eminem Boxing Drama Instead

    This is a surprise! We've long covered director Antoine Fuqua's plans to produce a feature length film based on the life of Tupac Shakur, with most recent news of his intent to cast unknowns in the starring roles, even launching a web-based nationwide search.

    Read More »
  • Shadow and Act
    4 comments
    tweet
    1

    Tyler Perry Says "Good Deeds" is Done Shooting + Working To Lose Weight For "Alex Cross" Next

    "So, I just finished filming a really good movie called GOOD DEEDS. It's me like you've never seen me before. It comes out in February, brace yourself. :-) There were a lot of long days on this shoot, so I wanted to take a break. I decided to do some traveling and since I still have 20 more pounds ...

    Read More »
    MORE: FYI
  • Shadow and Act
    9 comments
    tweet
    0

    Sam Pollard Currently Directing Documentary "Slavery by Another Name;" Faces Challenges In Alabama

    Long-time Spike Lee editor, as well as director and producer in his own right, Sam Pollard, is currently shooting a $1.5 million feature documentary for PBS titled Slavery by Another Name.

    Read More »

Recent Posts


  • The GuestReview: Adam Wingard's 'The Guest' Starring ...The Playlist
  • Hey Content Creators: RSVP for Urbanworld ...Shadow and Act
  • Fight ChurchReview: 'Fight Church' Examines The ...The Playlist