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Call For Entries: 2014 Pan African Film Festival

15 July 2013 1:13 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Entering its 22nd year, the Pan African Film Festival is now accepting submissions of independent features, shorts, narratives and documentary films made by or about people of African descent. The 2014 festival is scheduled for February 6-17 in Los Angeles. Paff boasts itself at the nation's largest black film festival, this year presenting 154 films representing 34 countries. The festival was founded in 1992 by actor Danny Glover, actress Ja'Net DuBois and legal and political consultant Ayuko Babu. Also kicking off this week, Paff will present a three-day film series at the National Black Arts Festival (Nbaf). The Paff film series takes place July 18-20, 2013 at the Southwest Arts »

- Jai Tiggett

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Good Times Movie Being Developed by Scott Rudin and Sony

12 March 2013 12:22 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After the success of last year's remake 21 Jump Street, Sony Pictures is bringing another classic TV show to the big screen, with a remake of Good Times.

Phil Johnston (Wreck-It Ralph, Cedar Rapids) is writing the screenplay based on the CBS series, which ran for six seasons between 1974 and 1979. The show centered on the Evans family, who lived in a poor, urban area of Chicago. The series was among the first to feature a working-class African-American family, and gave birth to the popular catch-phrase "Dy-no-mite," which was often said by Jimmie Walker's J.J. Evans Jr. John Amos, Esther Rolle, Ja'net DuBois, BernNadette Stanis, and a young Janet Jackson also starred in the series.

Scott Rudin and Eli Bush are producing for Sony and Columbia Pictures. The studio also has remakes of classic shows such as I Dream of Jeannie and Fantasy Island in the works. »

- MovieWeb

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