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    Zoe Saldana Directing Episodes Of Vin Diesel's "Bouncer" Pilot; In Talks To Direct Film In Montreal

    "I just had my first time directing yesterday. I’m working with my sister directing episodes for a pilot with Vin Diesel called The Ropes, about the lives of bouncers. We’re so psyched. I had the most amazing first day of shooting. I was on the set for 12 hours, went to bed at two am, was up again a...

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    Watch Isaiah Mustafa's "Luke Cage" Promo Video

    Several folks sent this to me today, so thanks to everyone that did!

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    Idris Elba's Meeting Today With "A Very Controversial Director For A Very Controversial Part"...

    "Having one of the biggest meetings of my professional life today...meeting a very controversial director for a very controversial part. :-/... I wish I could tell you more but...in due time... "

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    Idris Elba Prepping Directorial Debut & A Big Screen Adaptation Of "Luther" Is Possible

    "Elba's plans for world domination should also see him spending more time in London. BBC2, he tells me, has commissioned him to direct a 90-minute film set in Hackney. "It's a small tale about a young girl that I've been working on for about a year. I'm not writing it, but I'm helping shape the scri...

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    Preview - "Greys Inbetween" (A Day In The Life Of A Struggling Black Actress In London)

    Just discovered this 2009 British film titled Greys Inbetween. It's a 2009 film, but it hasn't been released yet for reasons unknown to me at the moment. A bit of digging lead me to the production and sales companies for it, both listing it as a "Current" title, which I can only assume means they ar...

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    Another New Black TV Network Is Coming This Fall... The Black Heritage Network

    We already know about and have alerted you to the upcoming BounceTV network; and now there's this... from Broadcasting & Cable (h/t Dankwa for the link):

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    New Bits, Pieces & Speculation On Tyler Perry's "I, Alex Cross" (More Casting, Shoot Dates...)

    Nothing terribly exciting... A casting sheet I've received for Tyler Perry's I Alex Cross project reveals that his character will be a father with 2 young children - a 7 year old boy and a 9 year old girl. Obviously, he has no wife in the movie, because, as the synopsis states, he'll be tracking dow...

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    BET Brass Address 2011 Awards Backlash - Specifically, A Look At The Film/Actor Nominees

    A slow news day post for a slow news day...

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    Who's Black And Who Ain't? What Defines A Black Actor?

    Let's see if I can start some deviltry here. It's been a while. But yesterday Tambay posted a item about Vin Diesel's next project The Machine. Now the funny thing is that I saw the same item when it was announced and it didn't even occur to me to post it on S & A.

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