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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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    African American Scribe Hired To Adapt "Amulet" For Will Smith To Produce, Jaden & Willow To Star

    And the Smith Family machine continues on its course to take over the world :)

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    Production Company For Halle Berry's "Dark Tide" Aiming For July "Delivery"

    I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say that we've seen and heard much more about the romance that blossomed during the making of the film (between Halle Berry and her co-star Olivier Martinez) than about the film!

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    Nigerian Director Teams w/ "City Of God" Producer For Pharmaceutical Companies Expose

    Notable Nigerian director, Jeta Amata is making moves at the Cannes Film Festival.

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    Berry Gordy Eying $100 Million Broadway Musical Based On His Life + He's Blocking Marvin Gaye Films?

    Reading THIS piece on the New York Post's website this afternoon, and learned the following: that Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. is indeed developing a Broadway musical based on his life "to set the record straight on the inception of the iconic label."

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    New Details On Mary J. Blige's Nina Simone Film (Budget, Casting, Shoot Dates, Official Synopsis)

    In case you're just joining us, you may not be aware of the fact that Mary J. Blige's Nina Simone biopic appears to finally be in motion, with a scheduled principal photography start date set for May 30th, starring Blige in the title role, and Brit thespian David Oyelowo co-starring as Nina's late l...

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    You Won't See A Scene Like This In "Django Unchained"

    I have been revisiting Quentin Tarantino's oeuvre, going back to Reservoir Dogs; I figured my post sharing my thoughts on his Django Unchained screenplay would elicit the wrath of some of his fans, so I thought it wise to go back and watch all his films again, and arm myself :)

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