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    On Being African in Hollywood...

    I thought we'd posted something much more exhaustive on this topic previously, but I can't seem to locate that post (or posts)... assuming there are any.

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    Black Women Writers Ruling Broadway This Season

    Just thought I'd toast to what just may be a historical moment (theater geeks can correct me if I'm wrong on this); This season will see 3 Broadway shows (the highest level of commercial theatre/stage achievement in this country) penned/adapted by black women.

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    New Line's Shortlist Of Directors For NWA Biopic Reportedly Includes Gray, Brewer & Berg

    Our last post on this was to note John Singleton's mention in an interview with The Playlist that he had been talking with Ice Cube about possibly directing the project for New Line, though nothing was definite.

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    Exclusive: Michael K. Williams Reveals Possible Role In "Django Unchained" + Was In Running For Lead

    One thing we've noticed on S&A is that there are certain actors who seem to be favorites of S&A readers, and Michael K Williams definitely is at the top of that list...deservedly so. I recently had the chance, and honor, of chatting with this gracious man.

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    Creflo Dollar Forms Film Company To Produce 3 Faith-Based Films Annually; First One In The Works

    Maybe if my last name was "Dollar" too, I'd maybe have the cash to get into film production :)

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    Taraji P. Henson Bemoans Being Excluded From "Person Of Interest" Coverage

    WOW!!!! TV Guide is NOT including me on the cover with my cast memebers........I am the female lead of a 3 member cast and I'm not included on the cover!!!!!! Do you see the shit I have to deal with in this business.....I cram to understand!!!!

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    Spike Lee Clears Up "Red Hook Summer" Rumors (It's Not A Sequel To "Do The Right Thing")

    WAKE UP. Good Morning from Moscow. Wanna clear up some confusion about RED HOOK SUMMER. We are not shooting now, finished in August... Red Hook Summer is not a Sequel to Do The Right Thing and it has nothing to do with Brooklyn Loves MJ. Subject Matter? New Spike Lee Joint YO

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    50 Cent Joins Nicholas Cage, John Cusack To Star In 80s-Era Alaska Serial Killer Project

    Love him or hate him as a performer, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson continues to prove that he's determined to make himself an industry player, throwing his weight around around both in front of and behind the camera, financing, producing and acting. I can't say I'm a fan of anything he's done thus far ci...

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    Ashley Walters To Star In BBC One Improvisational Drama “Love Life”

    Actor/musician Ashley Walters (Bullet Boy, Small Island, Hustle) is just one of a few big names who have signed on to star in director Dominic Savage’s new dramatic/improvisational BBC serial Love Life.

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    Watch "Surprising Europe" Episode 5 (On The African Experience In Europe)

    Not sure if anyone is keeping up with this Surprising Europe documentary series I alerted you all to late last month. I haven't; though I plan to play catch-up this weekend.

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