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    Ladysmith Black Mambazo "In Talks" With Tyler Perry To Produce Film On Group's Rise To Prominence

    On the surface, this seems like an odd pairing... but, I'll reserve comment until I have more data. Besides, Tyler Perry does want to stretch himself, and expand his reach.

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    Leonardo DiCaprio May Join Beyoncé In Clint Eastwood's "A Star Is Born" + Will Smith Considered

    If the news that Beyoncé was going to star in a remake of A Star Is Born, directed by Clint Eastwood, didn't get you excited for the project, then maybe this will... then again, maybe not :)

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    Blast From The Past - "Castor Oil" Movies

    Since we've heated up S & A with our discussion on whether films about slavery could be made, as well as films about slavery vs films about the Jewish Holocuast, I thought maybe I would revisit a post I wrote back for the old S & A site, last summer about films I call "castor oil"movies. One comment...

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    Kasi Lemmons Says "Black Nativity" Film Adaptation Still In Development & "It's Going To Be Dope"

    Here's a project that's been in the works since 2009, when we first announced it. I'd forgotten all about it, and I'm surprised to learn that it's still in development, and not dead. At least that's what we can gather from the below quote from the director Kasi Lemmons, revealed in an interview with...

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    Story Of Notorious Drug Cartel - Black Mafia Family - Being Developed For The Big Screen

    I wasn't already familiar, but from the little research I did, I learned that the Black Mafia Family (BMF), was a drug cartel that was created in Detroit, Michigan in the late 1980s, by Demetrius "Big Meech" and Terry Flenory. Over the following decade or so, their organization grew into a hugely su...

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    UK Broadcasters Respond To Claims Of Black Actors Leaving For Opportunities In The USA

    4 responses to last week's post about the so-called UK talent drain, as black British actors flee to the USA in search of believed to be better opportunities to work... if you missed the discussion click HERE & HERE to catch up...

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    Don Cheadle Talks Miles Davis Project: "It’s Not Deep. It’s Not Serious Fare"

    "It’s still grinding. We’re talking about coming onto these films and trying to get the financing for stuff that’s not your standard, down the middle of the road studio movie fare. It’s tough. People think it’s niche, although our treatment of the script, it’s not a biopic. It’s not deep. It’s not serious fare. It’s not a cradle to grave sort of overview of his entire life. The movie takes place over a day and a half of his life — a very intense day and a half of his life but a lot of people haven’t even engaged because of what they perceive it’s going to be. They go “Oh, we don’t want to do a movie like that.” I say “Have you read it?” “No, ...

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    Can A Serious Film Be Made About American Slavery?

    I've been meaning to get to this topic since it was bought up briefly on last Weds (June 15th) podcast and I thought right now I would throw it out there to hear what you say. But seriously could a serious film about slavery in the U.S. be made?

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    Shaquille O'Neal Plotting Return To Movies; Meeting W/ Hollywood Agents

    "Meeting WME lance Klein, ari Emanuel and doug lucterhand. Movie time tout.com/g6njp4"

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    Trailer For Italian Film "Ainom" Starring Eritrean Actress Lula Teclehaimanot + Interview

    Right HERE is an interview with Eritrean actress, Lula Teclehaimanot, in the Vogue Black section of the Italian version of Vogue magazine. In the interview, Teclechaimanot talks about her role in an Italian film she's starring in titled Ainom, which made it's premiere this month at the Shanghai Inte...

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